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Articles from Vol. 8/9, No. 3/1, Winter/Spring

A Performing Edition of Beethoven's Sixth Fortepiano Concerto?
IIntroductionIn late 1814 and early 1815 Beethoven spent a good deal of time on a project that never reached completion: a fortepiano concerto in D Major. He made about seventy pages of sketches for the first movement. He even started writing out a full...
Beethoven's Life Mask of 1812 Reconsidered
IClarifying the History of the Life MaskBeethoven's life mask, formed by Franz Klein in 1812, is generally considered to be the truest representation of the composer's facial features. Theodor von Frimmel in particular took this mask as the model against...
Commentary and Letters
Beethoven, Schubert, birds and scales: A double postscriptAnton Schindler's account of the genesis of the second movement of the Pastoral Symphony, the "Scene by the brook," came in for close scrutiny at the hands of Barry Cooper in your Spring 1993...
Commentary: The Eroica and Beethoven's Sexuality through a Feminist Lens: Susan McClary's Readings of Beethoven in Queering the Pitch
Although not the central focus of study, Beethoven figures prominently in Susan McClary's article "Constructions of subjectivity in Schubert's music," which appears in a path-breaking collection of essays entitled Queering the Pitch / The New Gay and...
Noteworthy New Acquisitions (1993) at the Beethoven Center
1. First and early editions (listed chronologically)(1798) Opus 10, nos. 1-3: Trois Sonates pour le Clavecin ou Piano Forte. Vienna: Eder.Very rare copy of the first edition of the Fortepiano Sonatas in C Minor (the "Little Pathétique"), F Major, and...
Psychoanalysis and the Historiocritical Method: On Maynard Solomon's Image of Beethoven (Part 1)
IntroductionIn recent decades, psychoanalysis has reached beyond its proper domain and has come into vogue not only in the study of literature, and in the staging of plays and operas, but also in the field of history. If it is already questionable for...
Remembrances of Beethoven's Grandnieces Hermine Van Beethoven (1852-1887) from 1872 and Caroline Van Beethoven (1833-1919) and of a Visit to the Schwarzspanierhause before Its Destruction in 1903
TRANSLATED BY THEODORE BAKERThe following article is reprinted from Musical Quarterly (volume 18, no. 4 (1932), pp. 628-633) with permission from Oxford University Press. It contains a delightful first-hand account of a Beethoven lover whose mother studied...
Selected New Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Books (1988-1993)
(ProQuest: ... denotes obscured text omitted.)I. Books for adultsA. Of interest to the general readerAutexier, Philippe A.Beethoven: The Composer as Hero. Discoveries. New York: Harry N.Abrams, Inc., 1992. 143 pp. $13.A pocket biography with numerous...
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