Significant new insights into Beethoven's life and style are offered in this volume in honor of Elliot Forbes, whose revision of Thayer's Life of Beethoven is the standard modern edition of that classic. Essays by James Webster, Martin Staehelin, Alan Tyson, Maynard Solomon, and Michael Ochs look carefully at aspects of Beethoven's career and also deal with Thayer and his work as biographer. Studies of individual works include Edward T. Cone's completion of an unfinished cadenza for the First Piano Concerto and Geoffrey Block's look at sources for the Second Piano Concerto. Sieghard Brandenburg provides an essay on the scherzo of the Fifth Symphony based on an exhaustive scrutiny of its sources. Christopher Reynolds writes on the Violin Sonata Op. 30, no. 1. J. Merrill Knapp contributes an article on the Mass in C major, Op. 86, and Robert Winter discusses the origins of the Missa solemnis, Op. 123.
About the Author
Lewis Lockwood is Fanny Peabody Research Professor of Music, Harvard University.
Table of Contents
List of Plates
List of Benefactors
List of Abbreviations
PART 1: BEETHOVEN: BIOGRAPHY AND BIOGRAPHERS
1. The Falling-out Between Haydn and Beethoven: The Evidence of the Sources
2. A Veiled Judgment of Beethoven by Albrechtsberger?
3. A Beethoven Price List of 1822
4. Sonneck and Krehbiel: A Beethoven Correspondence
5. A. W. Thayer, the Diarist, and the Late Mr. Brown: A Bibliography of Writings in Dwight's Journal of Music
PART 2: STUDIES OF WORKS
ACadenza for Op. 15
Edward T. Cone
Some Gray Areas in the Evolution of Beethoven's Piano Concerto in Bb' Major, Op. 19
Ends and Means in the Second Finale to Beethoven's op. 30, no. 1
Once Again: On the Question of the Repeat of the Scherzo and Trio in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Beethoven's Mass in C Major, op. 86
J. Merrill Knapp
Reconstructing Riddles: The Sources for Beethoven's
Missa Solemnis Robert Winter
Index of Beethoven's Works