The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 1, Summer

A Belgian Refugee's Memories: World War II, Sweatshop Labor, and Beethoven
In 1989 I had the distinct sensation of déjà vu when I heard the broadcast of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony directed by Leonard Bernstein celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall and thus the end of the Cold War. For it was the same symphony - or rather...
Beethoven on the World Wide Web in 1998
The Beethoven Center's New Web PageInternet suffers will now find detailed information on the Beethoven Center's collection, staff, services, and events in our newly designed web page. Set your bookmarks to: http:// www.music.sjsu.edu/Beethoven/index/...
Festival Announcement: "Beethoven: The Age of Revolution and Romance"; the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, California (October 4, 1998 - May 23, 1999)
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County, California will be presenting an eight-month festival in the 1998/99 season to "celebrate the genius of Beethoven and place his extraordinary accomplishments in a rich historical context." The festival is made...
Recordings Review: The Complete Beethoven Edition, Deutsche Grammophon. 87 CD's in 20 Volumes with Accompanying Book ($1,130)
Deutsche Grammophon's Complete Beethoven Edition consists of eighty-seven CD's handsomely packaged in twenty annotated volumes with accompanying general biography and analysis. Merely to contemplate this beautiful set is once more to appreciate the awesome...
Report from the New York Chapter of the American Beethoven Society on Its Third and Fourth Seasons (1997-1999)
The Chapter's 1997-98 season of concerts and lectures turned out to be a resounding success. More than fifty-five of the chapter's members attended our main event, the all-Beethoven concert given by the Berlin Symphony Concert on February 27, 1998. The...
Selected Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Books and Music Scores
The following descriptions of books and scores recently acquired by the Beethoven Center are intended to aid readers in selecting new publications that appeal to their individual interests. Part I, Books for the General Reader, encompasses biographies,...
The Beethoven-Malfatti Connection Revisited
"Elise" or "Therese"?Ever since 1867, when Ludwig Nohl published his discovery of the autograph copy of Beethoven's fortepiano piece, WoO 59, with its tantalizing handwritten notation ("Für Elise am 27 April mit Erinnerung von L. V. Bthvn"; "For Elise...
The Invitation to Beethoven's Funeral - the Second Version
Beethoven's death in the late afternoon of March 26, 1827 started an intense sequence of events which culminated in the burial service at 3:00 p.m. on March 29. The elapsed time between these two events was approximately sixty-nine hours. Church services...
The Newly Discovered Authorized 1807 Arrangement of Beethoven's Fourth Fortepiano Concerto for Fortepiano and String Quintet: An Adventurous Variant in the Style of the Late Cadenzas
IntroductionThis report concerns my discovery of a hitherto unknown chamber music version of one of Beethoven's most famous fortepiano concertos.1 I happened upon the unexpected existence of such a version in 1988, while studying the original of the...
"The Visit That Beethoven Did Not Make": A Journey to the Brentanohaus in Winkel, Germany
(ProQuest: ... denotes text missing in the original.)The Brentano Estate and GoetheThe estate bought by Franz Brentano towards the end of the eighteenth century lies in the Rhinegau, the wine-growing region of Germany, on the opposite bank of the Rhine...
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