The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, Summer

American Beethoven Society's Third Biennial Convention
San José, July 9-11, 2009Over eighty members of the American Beethoven Society participated in the various activities of the Third Biennial Convention held at the Beethoven Center from July 9-11. The convention included recitals by Malcolm Bilson on...
Beethoven Auction Report (May-June 2009)
Ketterer Kunst, Wertvolle Bücher und Maritime Kunst, Hamburg (May 18, 2009)Sotheby's, Music, London (June 10, 2009)J. A. Stargardt, Autographen Auktion, Berlin (June 23-24, 2009)I begin with Ketterer Kunst, founded in Munich in 1946 as an auction house...
Beethoven Miscellanea
2009 has been quite a remarkable year to date, both economically and politically. Politics was one of Beethoven's favorite topics, and - since he himself spent a fair amount of time in front of judges and high courts from 1816 to 1820 - we feel certain...
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2
"BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2": Chrisftan leotta, unidentified modern piano. Sonata in B-flat Major, Opus 22 [29:48]; Sonata in C Major, Opus 53 ("Waldstein") [28: 1 2]; Sonata in B-flat Major, Opus 1 Oo (Hammerklavier) [45:29]; Sonata in E Major,...
Beethoven's Name in Viennese Conscription Records
HOW IS BEETHOVEN'S NAME SPELLED IN SUCH OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS as the Viennese conscription records? What is written about him there? As far as I know, the entries for Beethoven in these primary source materials have never been discussed in English before.1...
BEETHOVEN: The Beethoven Mysteries
"BEETHOVEN The Beethoven Mysteries." Fortepiano Concerto in D Major, Opus 61 (transcribed from the Violin Concerto, Opus 61 ) [43:22]. Rondo in B-f lot Major, WoO 6 (10:41). Felicja Blumental, unidentified modern piano; Brno Philharmonic conducted byjiri...
From the Editor's Desk
In a conversation following Michael Jackson's "murder" - as the L. A. coroner has bizarrely categorized it - on June 25, National Public Radio hosts Scott Simon and Juan Williams agreed that the singer s music "really is the soundtrack of our lives."...
Letters
To the Editor:Grant William Cook III is ro be congratulated on his article ("The Cramer Narrative Revisited," The Beethoven Journal 23, no. 2 [2008]: 74-78) throwing new light on the so-called "Cramer narrative," which claims that Beethoven and Cramer...
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Concerti 4 & 5 Pour le Pianoforte Avec Accompagnement D'orchestre
"Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerti 4 o\ 5 pour Ie pianoforte avec accompagnement d'orchestre." Musicians from the Ensemble Cristo-fori. Arthur Schoonderwoerd, fortepiano by Johann Fritz, ca. 1 807-10 with soundboard restored by Paul Poletti and action,...
Malcolm Bilson Plays Dussek, Cramer, Haydn/John Field: The Piano Concertos
"Malcolm Bilson plays Dussek, Cramer, Haydn." Malcolm Bilson, replica of an 1 798 5-/2 octave Longman & Clementi fortepiano by Chris Maene (2003). Dussek: Sonata in ?-flat Major, Opus 44 ("The Farewell"; 34:31); J. B. Cramer: Eleven Variations on...
Mälzel's Role in Beethoven's Symphonic Metronome Marks
I. IntroductionA recent recording of Beethoven's symphonies that utilizes his metronome marks invites further discussion of this topic but from a new perspective.1 Marks for his firsr eight symphonies, "determined by the composer himself according to...
Selected Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Publications (2007-2009)
The following descriptions of books and scores recendy acquired by the Beethoven Center are intended to aid readers in selecting new publications that appeal to their individual interests. Pan I, Books for the General Reader, encompasses biographies,...
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