The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, Summer

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph
BOOK REVIEW Jan Swafford's Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. 1,077 pp. $40.Jan Swafford has essential qualifications for this large-scale biography of Beethoven and his music; he is himself a composer...
Beethoven's Houses in Vienna: An Album of Woodblock Prints by Emma Bormann
The prints of Beethovens houses and apartment buildings in V ienna presented on the followingpages are the work of Emma Bormann (1887-1974), a remarkable Viennese artist who is best known for her work as a printmaker. She began making woodcuts in 1917...
"If Love and Strength Are Wedded": The Meaning of the Choral Fantasia, Opus 80, and the Work's Narrative Significance as the Conclusion of Beethoven's Concert of December 22, 1808
PREFACE:Owen Jander s last scholarly project was a monograph titled Beethoven and the Musical Farewell, which remained unfinished at the time of his death in January 1015. (See his obituary in this issue for more details.) The first part of the book...
Letter to the Editor
To the editor:It is curious that Jens Dufner ("Beethoven and His Copyists: Written Conversations," Beethoven Journal29, no. 1, pp. 15-16) is in doubt as to what Beethoven meant by his characteristic siml marking.There is no leeway, or room for doubt,...
OBITUARY: Owen Jander
(June 4, 1930, Mount Kisco, New York-January 21, 2015, Wellesley, Massachusetts)The Beethoven scholar Owen Jander died on January 21,2015, at the age of eighty-four. A memorial service was held in Houghton Chapel on the Wellesley campus on Sunday, March...
Recent Beethoven Publications and Related Books 2014-2015
The following summaries ofbooks recently acquired by the Beethoven Center arc intended to aid readers in selecting new publications that appeal to their individual interests. Part I, "History, Criticism, Analysis, and Performance," includes books in...
The History of "Beethoven's" Skull Fragments: Part Two
Part One of this essay appeared in Volume 20, nos. 1-2 (2005) of The Beethoven Journal.THE MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH ON THE SKULL FRAGMENTS since 2005 TOOK place in 2012. In January I suggested to Paul Kaufmann, the owner of the skull fragments, that we...
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