The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 1, Summer

Ask the Experts
The "Secret Drawer" in Beethoven's Last ApartmentQuery: In my "Beethoven in the Schools" program, the students are always fascinated by the "secret drawer" in which the seven bankshares, letters to the Immortal Beloved, and the miniature portrait(s)...
Beethoven in the Eyes of the Harmonicon
(1823-1833): The Reviews of the Philharmonic Society ConcertsI. The HarmoniconThe Harmonicon (1823-1833)1 was the most important and influential English musical periodical in the early part of the nineteenth century.2 The Harmonicon and its contemporary...
Beethoven News
The first item of Beethoven news is a report on an important Beethoven conference, kindly submitted by Hans-Werner Küthen of the Beethoven-Haus:As part of the framework of the International Beethoven Festival Bonn 2000, an international Beethoven symposium...
Conference Report
"Beethoven's String Quartets: A Classic or Modernistic Legacy?"School of Music, University of Victoria, Canada, March 24-26, 2000I. IntroductionThat there is still much to be discovered about Beethoven's music is clear from the amount of new research...
Evoking Beethoven on the Stage: Peter Ustinov, Stanley Freiberg, and Adrienne Kennedy
I. IntroductionWhile traveling by coach from Baden to Vienna in 1821, Beethoven dozed off and dreamed himself to Syria, India, Arabia, and finally Jerusalem, where he was inspired to write a canon on the name "Tobias."1 So he wrote in a playful letter...
"Fritz Kreisler & Franz Rupp Play Beethoven's Violin Sonatas": Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Opus 47 ("Kreutzer"); Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Opus 24 ("Spring"); Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Opus 96
"Fritz Kreisler & Franz Rupp Play Beethoven's Violin Sonatas": Sonata no. 9 in A Major, Opus 47 ("Kreutzer"); Sonata no. 5 in F Major, Opus 24 ("Spring"); Sonata no. 10 in G Major, Opus 96. Fritz Kreisler, violin; Franz Rupp, piano. Iron Needle 1425....
In Defense of the Cramer Narrative
I. IntroductionBarry Cooper launches the conclusion of his riposte to my recent article in The Beethoven Journal with these words (which have to do with his riposte): "It may seem absurd to have spent so long discussing a brief anecdote [the 'Cramer...
Letters to the Editor
Concerning Various Aspects of the Immortal Beloved Question (Including the Candidacy of Almerie Esterhazy) and Beethoven's HairTo the Editor:The Summer 2000 Journal's leading article brings a provocatively fresh approach to the longbaffling Immortal...
PIANO TRIOS (Vol. 1)/PIANO TRIOS (Vol. II)/PIANO TRIOS (Vol. III)/PIANO TRIOS (Vol. IV)
"PIANO TRIOS (Vol. I)": Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 1, no. 1 ; Trio in G Major, Opus I, no. 2; Triosatz in E-flat Major, Hess 48. Guarneri Trio Prague. Praga Digitals PRD 250 120 DDD. 63'00". ©1998. $18.99. Program notes in English, French, and German...
Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Books and Music Editions (1998-2001)
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,...
Svjatoslav Richter in Prague
"Svjatoslav Richter in Prague": Pianoforte Sonatas No. 3 in C Major, Opus 2, No. 3 (recorded in 1975); No. 7 in D Major, Opus 10, No. 3 (1959); No. 12 in A-flat Major, Opus 26 ( 1959); No. 1 7 in D Minor ("Tempest"), Opus 31, No. 2 (1965); No. 18 in...
The Cramer Anecdote about Beethoven: A Reassessment
I. Problems with the AnecdoteIn a recent article, Owen Jander has discussed in detail a popular anecdote about the composer Johann Baptist Cramer and his association with Beethoven.' As Jander says, the anecdote has been cited in many a musicological...
The United Kingdom Premiere of a Beethoven Pianoforte Concerto?
The United Kingdom Premiere of a Beethoven Pianoforte Concerto?Mill Hill Music Club, London, April 22, 2001The United Kingdom premiere in the year 2001 of a work by Beethoven seems an unlikely occurrence, all the more so of a work as well-known as his...
Author Advanced search

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.