The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, Winter

Beethoven Auction Report
Fall 2008Freeman's, The David Wolman Classical Music Collection, Philadelphia, Octobet 19, 2008Delorme & Collin du Bocage, Autographes Musicaux, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, November 14, 2008Piasa, Lettres et Manuscrits Autographs, Drouot Richelieu,...
Beethoven: The 35 Piano Sonatas
Beethoven: The 35 Piano Sonatas. Edited by Barry Cooper, fingering by David Ward. London: The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 2007. 3 v. + 3 CDs. ISBN 978-1-86096245-5 (v.l); 978-1-86096-246-2 (v. 2); 978-1-86096-247-9 (v. 3). Paperback....
Beyond the Art of Finger Dexterity: Reassessing Carl Czerny
I. Books for the General Reader IA. Books in English Beyond the Art of Finger Dexterity: Reassessing Carl Czerny. Edited by David Gramil. Eastman Studies in Music. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2008. xiii. 280 pp. ISBN 978-1-58046-250-1...
Christus Am Ölberge/Beethoven Werke
III. Music EditionsBeethoven, Ludwig van. Christus am Olberge, op. 85. Edited by Anja Mühlenweg. Beethoven Werke, Abt. VIII, Band 1. Munich: G. Henle, 2008. xi, 306 pp. ISMN M-201 8-431 2-4 (cloth): euro208 (ca. $282); ISMN M 2018-431 1-7 (paperback):...
Das Beethoven-Lexicon
Das Beethoven-Lexicon. Edited by Heinz von Loesch and Claus Raab. Das Beethoven-Handbuch, Band 6. Laaber: Laaber Verlag, 2008. 890 pp. ISBN 978-3-89007-476-4 (hardback): euro88 (ca. $120).This book effectively replaces the German-language BeethovenHandbuch...
Die Sammlung Wegeler Im Beethoven-Haus Bonn: Kritischer Katalog [the Wegeler Collection at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn: Critical Catalog]
Grigat, Friederike. Die Sammlung Wegeler im BeethovenHaus Bonn: Kritischer Katalog [The Wegeler Collection at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn: Critical Catalog]. Veröffentlichungen des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn. Reihe V: Bonner Beethoven-Stuthen; Band 7. Bonn:...
Kammermusik Mit Blasinstrumenten [Chamber Music with Wind Instruments]
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Kammermusik mit Blasinstrumenten [Chamber Music with Wind Instruments]. Edited by Egon Voss. Beethoven Werke, Abt. VI, Band 1 . Munich: G. Henle, 2008. xi, 369 pp. ISMN M-20 1 8-4 1 72-4 (cloth): euro248 (ca. $337); ISMN M-201...
Michaelis' Schulz, Schulz's Beethoven, and the Construction of Biography
Michaelis' Schulz, Schulz's Beethoven, and the Construction of Biography David Michaelis' Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography (New York: Harper, 2007), 655 pp. ISBN 978-0-06-093799-7. Pbk: $19.95.I. IntroductionDAVID MICHAELIS' HEFTY BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES...
Poetry and the Romantic Musical Aesthetic
II. Books for the Specialist Donelan, James H. Poetry and the Romantic Musical Aesthetic. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xvi, 216 pp. ISBN 978-0-52 1-8876 1-8 (hardback): $99.The year of their birth - 1770 - is not the only common...
The Cramer Narrative Revisited
A New Letter from Alexander Wheelock Thayer to Robert Edward Lonsdale (1868)"I fight for no theories and cherish no prejudices; my sole point of view is the truth."1-Alexander Wheelock ThayerI. Introduction"Cramer's widow communicates a pleasant anecdote....
The Treasures of Beethoven
Suchet, John. The Treasures of Beethoven. Treasures and Experience Series. London: Andre Deutsch, 2008. 64 pp. + CD. ISBN 978-0233-00216-2 (hardback): £35 (ca. $51).British journalist and newscaster John Suchet is well-known for his Beethoven projects,...
What Did Fidelio Mean to Beethoven?
Leonore as a Mirror of Beethoven's Feelings in a Difficult Hour"Die wirklich Schaffenden wissen, wie Vieles und Wesentliches ohne unser Wissen und Wollen einfach 'wird. '" ("The truly creative [persons] are aware of how many and essential [aspects of...
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