The Beethoven Newsletter

Provides articles on Beethoven.

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 2, Summer

Beethoven Center News
The Center is pleased to announce that Patricia Elliott has accepted the position of halftime curator of the collection as of July 1, 1986.Ms. Elliott has a Bachelor of Music degree in music history from the University of Illinois at Urbana, a Master...
Beethoven's Creativity: Improvisations
To the extent that such points can be gauged, the common perception of Beethoven's creative process is rather a superficial one, due in no small part to the illegibility of his handwriting. Several modern textbooks for music appreciation and history...
Beethoven's Early Works for Violoncello and Pianoforte: Innovation in Context
Popular history being what it is, we should not be surprised that Beethoven's early works for violoncello and piano, especially the sonatas, have been undervalued. For, in traditional Beethoven biography and criticism, his early works in all genres have...
Miscellanea
Last issue we included an article on Beethoven societies worldwide; after listing all of the composer societies in the United States, we were reminded of Tocqueville's opinion that "Americans of all ages, all conditions, and all dispositions constantly...
Northwest Beethoven Symposium
The Northwest Symposium on Beethoven's orchestral music, held at the University of Victoria on March 21-23 and announced in the last issue of The Beethoven Newsletter (vol. 1 no. 1, pp. 1-3), attracted scholars from Canada, the United States, England,...
The Beethoven Society (New York)
The Beethoven Society has just completed its tenth anniversary season of all-Beethoven concerts, and will open its eleventh season on October 18. Founded in 1976, the Beethoven Society is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the music of Beethoven....
The Cavatina in Space
When the two spacecraft called Voyager 1 and 2 were launched in 1977, each carried a gold-coated copper record that was intended to serve as a communication to "possible extraterrestrial civilizations." On each record are photographs of earth, its peoples,...
The Immortal Beloved Revisited
(Since Maynard Solomon 's solution to the riddle of the "Immortal Beloved" appeared in 1972, most English speaking readers have accepted Antonie Brentano as the intended recipient. Two German scholars, Harry Goldschmidt and Marie-Elisabeth Tellenbach,...
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