The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Winter

Beethoven Auction Report (2012)
J. A. Stargardt, Autographen aus allen Gebieten,Berlinjune 5-6, 2012Sotheby's, Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts,London, May 29, 20 12Sotheby \DeLa Collection Musicale André 'Meyer,Paris, October 16-17, 2012Sotheby's, Important Manuscripts,...
Beethoven's Vienna: "The Imperial Library," Chapter 78 of Johann Pezzl's Skizze Von Wien (1787)
The first edition of Pezzl's famous Skizze von Wien (Sketches of Vienna) was published between 1786-90 in six parts. In 169 short chapters, Pezzi provided an invaluable and colorful account of life in die Vienna of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Many...
Cramolini's Lock of Beethoven's Hair and a Translation of the Account of Beethoven's Funeral by Ignaz Ritter Von Seyfried in Haslinger's First Edition of "Beethoven's Begräbniss" (1827)
The October 2012 catalog of the respected antiquarian dealer Thomas Kotte in Roßhaupten, Germany, contains a "ringlet of Beethoven's hair, surreptitiously clipped at the composer's deathbed." The ringlet was cut by the singer Ludwig Cramolini (1806-84)...
Recent Beethoven Publications and Related Books 2010-2012
The following descriptions of books, scores, and manuscript facsimiles recendy acquired by the Beethoven Center are intended to aid readers in selecting new publications that appeal to their individual interests. Part I, "All (or Mosdy) About Beethoven,"...
The Final American Residency of Beethoven's Biographer Alexander Wheelock Thayer Part I: April 1856 through June 1857
'I went back to America (Spring of 1856), as my Berlin friends believed - to die!"1"Thayer has been already some six years in collecting material for his biography. He has crossed the ocean several times, has traveled over the most of Germany, ransacked...
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THIS ISSUE'S COLLECTION OF BEETHOVENIANA FROM THE WEB world includes three videos that have skyrocketed to fame with millions of hits: a delightful flashmob performance of the Ode to Joy, a three-year-old conducting a recording of the Fifth, and David...
"Yelling at Joy": Poetic Responses to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
I. IntroductionIn E.M. Forster s novel Howards End, the narrator describes the varied listening styles of five concertgoers, one of whom "see[s] heroes and shipwrecks in the musics flood" and "turns [the music] into literature." Poets have often achieved...
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