Letters to Beethoven and Other Correspondence: 1824-1828

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Theodore Albrecht
U of Nebraska Press, 1996 - Music - 267 pages
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"A very laudable and useful project. Albrecht is a highly dedicated and capable Beethoven scholar, whose preparation of this volume has been exemplary."-Lewis Lockwood. "An especially significant contribution to Beethoven research. This work will be of great interest to everyone interested in Beethoven, music publishing, the sociology of music making in the nineteenth century, the creation of the mythology surrounding Beethoven, and the development of the 'independent' artist."-William Meredith, Director, Ira A. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies. These volumes present approximately 430 letters and documents written to Beethoven (1770-1827) as well as those written by others (relatives, students, and secretaries) on his behalf. Along with over 70 of Beethoven's own letters discovered since Emily Anderson's three-volume Letters of Beethoven, these documents provide new insights into the composer's personal life. They illuminate his dealings with publishers, other musicians, poets, patrons, relatives, friends, and a wide variety of acquaintances. The documents provide important details about the composition of many works, Beethoven's performance practices, his criticisms of other composers and performers, and his role in the Napoleonic era. Gleaned from more than one hundred publications and collected from autograph sources in libraries and archives in Europe and the United States, these materials have never before appeared between two covers. At least sixty of the letters have never previously been published. Letters to Beethoven and Other Correspondence vastly enlarges accessibility to Beethoven's busy life and the music he made. All documents are translated into English andannotated with identifications of persons and works. Theodore Albrecht, a professor of music at Kent State University, provides in his preface a history of research on Beethoven's correspondence. Albrecht is the author of the forthcoming Ludwig Van Beethoven: A Guide to Research.
 

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Contents

List of Illustrations
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Note on Currency Values
xlix
possibly late October Eleonore
12
October 24November 1 The Zehrgarten
22
June 18 Beethoven to Nikolaus Zmeskall
31
June 8 Gottfried Christoph Hartel Breitkopf
73
September 29 Hoffmeister und Kiihnel Leipzig
79
December 5 Carl van Beethoven to Breitkopf
86
July 22 Dr Johann Adam Schmidt to Beethoven
191
1809
203
April 23 or 24 Nikolaus Zmeskall von Domanovecz to Beethoven
211
April 23 or 24 Beethoven to a Potential Landlord Andreas or Joseph Gostischa?
212
May 6 Ferdinand Ries to Nikolaus Simrock Bonn
213
May 30 Nikolaus Simrock Bonn to Beethoven
215
August 9 C J Roos Royal Institute of Sciences Literature and Fine Arts Amsterdam to Beethoven
216
September Muzio Clementi to William Frederick Collard London
217

January 28 Gottfried Christoph Hartel Breitkopf
92
October 12 Ferdinand Ries to Nikolaus Simrock
117
November 8 George Thomson Edinburgh
123
ca 1803 Beethoven to Ferdinand Ries
129
June 11 Anton Wranitzky to Prince Franz Joseph
135
1
139
11o October 3 Joseph Sonnleithner to State Councillor
171
May 21 Nikolaus Simrock Bonn to Beethoven
177
late 1806 Ferdinand Ries Bonn to Beethoven
184
September 25 George Thomson Edinburgh to Beethoven
218
February Baron Joseph von Schweiger to Beethoven
221
June 2 A Seyler Leipzig to Beethoven
222
June 20 Gottfried Christoph Hartel Breitkopf und Hartel Leipzig to Beethoven
223
July 9 Dr Hellmuth Winter to Beethoven
226
July 11 Gottfried Christoph Hartel Breitkopf und Hartel Leipzig to Beethoven
230
July 20 Gottfried Christoph Hartel Breitkopf und Hartel Leipzig to the Book Dealer Hasse Fulneck Near Leeds
231
List of Abbreviations
268
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Theodore Albrecht, a professor of music at Kent State University, provides in his preface a history of research on Beethoven's correspondence. Albrecht is the author of Ludwig Van Beethoven: A Guide to Research.

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