The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, Summer

Anderszewski/Beethoven. Fortepiano Concerto No. 1 in C Major. Opus 15 [37:49]. Six Bagatelles, Opus 126 [20:21]
"Anderszewski/Beethoven." Fortepiano Concerto No. 1 in C Major. Opus 1 5 [37:49], Six Bagatelles, Opus 1 26 [20:2 1 ]. Piotr Anderszewski, unidentified modern piano; Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen conducted by Piotr Anderszewski. Recorded 5-9 October...
Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol. I. Fortepiano Sonata in C Minor, Opus 10, No. 1 [16:50]; Fortepiano Sonata in B-Flat Major, Opus 22 [23:40]; Fortepiano Sonata in A-Flat Major (Funeral March), Opus 26 [17:44]; Fortepiano Sonata in E-Flat Major (Les Adieux), Opus 81a [15:36]
"Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol. I." Fortepiano Sonata in C Minor, Opus 10, no. 1 [ló:50]; Fortepiano Sonata in B-flat Major, Opus 22 [23:40]; Fortepiano Sonata in ?-flat Major ("Funeral March"), Opus 26 [17:44]; Fortepiano Sonata in ?-flat Major ("Les...
Beethoven Symphonies 3 & 4. Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major (Eroica), Opus 55 [42:21]; Fidelio Overture, Opus 72b [6:36]; Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Opus 60 [29:41]
"Beethoven Symphonies 3 & 4." Symphony no. 3 in E-flat Major [Eroica], Opus 55 [42:21 ]; Fidelio Overture, Opus 72b [6:36]; Symphony no. 4 in B-flat Major, Opus 60 [29:41 ]. Gewandhausorchester conducted by Riccardo Chailly. Notes by Peter Korfmacher...
IN MEMORY: Leonard G. Ratner 1916-2011
THE WORLD OF CLASSIC MUSIC has lost one of its greatest and most original scholars and analysts, Professor Leonard G. Ratner, who died on September 2, 201 1, at the age of ninety-five. Born on July 30, 1 9 1 6, in Minneapolis, Ramer spent most of his...
Neo-Riemannian Theories
Neo-Riemannian Theories Edward Gollin and Alexander Rending, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Riemannian Music Theories. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 605 pp. ISBN 9780195321333. $119.32Twenty eminent contemporary music theorists examine, apply,...
Rilke's Beethoven
I. IntroductionRAINER MARIA RILKE (1875-1926), widely esteemed as the greatest German poet of the twentieth-century, is revered by devotees as possibly the greatest poet of that century in any language. For many, his genius in the ranks of European poets...
Rudolf Serkin Plays Beethoven. Fortepiano Sonata in E Major, Opus 109 [21:56]; Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, Opus 120 [54:26]
"Rudolf Serkin Plays Beethoven." Fortepiano Sonata in E Major, Opus 109 [21 :56]; Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, Opus 1 20 [54:26], Rudolf Serkin, modern piano. Notes by Harris Goldsmith in English. Recorded live at the Casals...
The Largo/Allegro from Beethoven's "Tempest" Sonata, Opus 31, No. 2: Affective Tonality as a Key to Meaning
I. IntroductionWhat did Ludwig van Beethoven have to say about key characteristics? ' Sadly, the answer is very little. There are in fact only two direct attributions that can be made to him on this topic: the first a letter to George Thomson where he...
The Westerby-Meredith Hypothesis: The History of the Eroica Variations and Daniel Steibelt's Fortepiano Quintet, Opus 28, No. 2
I. Introduction: Ferdinand Ries' Version of the Duels between Daniel Steibelt and Beethoven in 1800"Op. 35: on this composition hangs a story," began Herbert Westerby in his 1 93 1 discussion of the Eroica Variations. ' The tale itself is an oft-told...
Tressie Van Ostrand Campen 1926-2012
TRESSIE CAMPEN, LONG-TIME VOLUNTEER AND PATRON OF THE BEETHOVEN CENTER, died on February 14, 2012, in Cupertino, California. A family ceremony to scatter her ashes was held at Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California.Tressie was born in Oakland on February...