LUDWIG VAN
BEETHOVEN
THE MAGNIFICENT MASTER

OUR LATEST ADDITIONS:


BEETHOVEN'S PIANO TRIOS, OP. 1
(December 19, 2016)

BEETHOVEN'S LIEDER (SONGS)
"Adelaide" (June 7, 2016)
An die ferne Geliebte Op. 98
The Gellert-Lieder Op. 48
Eight Songs, Op. 52 (all June 27, 2016)
Six Songs, Op. 75 (July 17, 2016)
Three Songs, Op. 83 (August 8, 2016)
"Der Kuss", Op. 128 (August 19, 2016)
"An die Hoffnung", 1. Version Op. 32 + 2. Version, Op. 94 (Sept. 23, 2016)
"Der Mann von Wort", Op. 99 (Sept. 28, 2016)
"Merkenstein", Version 1: WoO 144; Version 2: Op. 100 (Sept. 30, 2016)
"Das Glück der Freundschaft" Op. 88 (Oct. 5, 2016)

BEETHOVEN AND HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH
COUNT WALDSTEIN
(May 15, 2016)

BEETHOVEN AND THE CONGRESS OF VIENNA
(NOVEMBER 1, 2014)

OUR PAGE ON THE TOPIC OF MUSICIANS' TRAVELS
(MARCH 15, 2014)

FRANZ LISZT AND BEETHOVEN
(October 1, 2012)

BEETHOVEN'S FRIENDS
BARON VON PASQUALATI
(March 15, 2011)

BEETHOVEN AND OTHER GREAT MINDS
WAGNER AND BEETHOVEN
A PILGRIMAGE TO BEETHOVEN
WAGNER'S 1839/40 NOVELLA
(November 24, 2010)

BEETHOVEN'S OVERTURES
THE 'EGMONT' OVERTURE, OP. 84
AND INCIDENTAL MUSIC TO THE PLAY
(October 19, 2009)

BEETHOVEN'S LATE STRING QUARTETS:
CREATION HISTORY OF OP. 132
(December 28, 2008)

REVIEW OF EDMONTON OPERA'S
STAGING OF WAGNER'S OPERA
"THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
[OCT. 25 - 30, 2008
(November 9, 2008)

BEETHOVEN'S LATE STRING QUARTETS:
CREATION HISTORY OF OP. 127
(October 16, 2008)

BEETHOVEN'S LATE STRING QUARTETS:
TRANSITION PAGE, COMMISSION PAGE
(July 14, 2008)

BEETHOVEN'S FRIENDS
FRANZ GERHARD WEGELER
(March 31, 2008)

BEETHOVEN'S EIGHTH SYMPHONY, OP. 93
CREATION HISTORY
(February 10, 2008)

FOLLOW BEETHOVEN FROM BONN TO MERGENTHEIM
SEE OUR LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
ON BEETHOVEN'S LATER BONN YEARS
(January 20, 2008)

MUSIC AND LITERATURE
ERNST ORTLEPP ON BEETHOVEN
LINK TO "BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY"
AT GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH
[DECEMBER 16, 2007]

ALLGEMEINE MUSIKALISCHE ZEITUNG [LEIPZIG]
Reviews of Beethoven's Works 3/3
1815 - 1817 (NOVEMBER 17, 2007)

ALLGEMEINE MUSIKALISCHE ZEITUNG [LEIPZIG]
Reviews of Beethoven's Works 3/2
1812 - 1814 (NOVEMBER 12, 2007)

BEETHOVEN'S VIENNESE CONTEMPORARIES
VIGNETTES: IGNAZ VON SEYFRIED'S
BEETHOVEN RECOLLECTIONS
(October 21, 2007)

ALLGEMEINE MUSIKALISCHE ZEITUNG [LEIPZIG]
Reviews of Beethoven's Works 3/1
1809 - 1811 (OCTOBER 1, 2007)

BEETHOVEN'S SEVENTH SYMPHONY, OP. 92
CREATION HISTORY
(September 10, 2007)

BEETHOVEN'S MOST IMPORTANT BONN TEACHER:
Christian Gottlob Neefe
AMZ REPORTS FROM 1799 (AUGUST 26, 2007)

UNDER LITERATURE AND MUSIC:
AMZ NECROLOGY ON E.T.A. HOFFMANN
AMZ ARTICLE FROM 1822 (AUGUST 6, 2007)

BEETHOVEN'S PIANO SONATAS
SONATA 28, OP. 101
NEW: AMZ REVIEW FROM 1817 (JULY 8, 2007)

HOFFMANN'S OPERA UNDINE - AMZ ARTICLE BY
CARL MARIA VON WEBER (MARCH 19, 1817)
UNDER: MUSIC AND LITERATURE (APRIL 30, 2007)

BEETHOVEN'S
CHORAL FANTSY, OP. 80
(February 25, 2007)

BEETHOVEN'S PIANO TRIOS
THE TRIOS, OP. 70
(January 31, 2007)

BEETHOVEN'S CONCERT OVERTURES
CORIOLAN OVERTURE, OP. 62
(December 27, 2006)

BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH AND SIXTH SYMPHONIES, OP. 67 AND OP. 68
CREATION HISTORY
(November 4, 2006)

MUSIC AND LITERATURE:
AT THE SHRINE OF ST. WAGNER
AN ESSAY BY MARK TWAIN
(August 16, 2006)

BEETHOVEN'S FOURTH SYMPHONY, OP. 60
CREATION HISTORY
(August 14, 2006)

MUSICIANS AND BEETHOVEN:
19TH-CENTURY CRITICS:
ERNST ORTLEPP ON BEETHOVEN
(August 7, 2006)

BEETHOVEN'S PIANO VARIATIONS
(June 19, 2006)

BEETHOVEN'S MIDDLE PERIOD STRING QUARTETS, OP. 95
(March 7, 2006)

NEW BEETHOVEN RESEARCH ISSUES:
BEETHOVEN'S LEAD POISONING
(January 24, 2005)

BEETHOVEN'S STRING QUARTETS
OF THE MIDDLE PERIOD: OP. 74
(January 8, 2005)

OUR EVENT CALENDAR OF MOZART'S GREAT EUROPEAN JOURNEY!
ACCESSIBLE ON THE MOZART TIME TABLES OF OUR PAGES ON THE MAGIC FLUTE AND ON BEETHOVEN AND MOZART! (DECEMBER 11, 2005):

http://raptusassociation.org/operapagese.html
http://raptusassociation.org/mozartpages_e.html

OUR EVENT CALENDAR TO BEETHOVEN'S CHILDHOOD
SEE OUR LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CHILDHOOD PAGE
(November 30, 2005)

BEETHOVEN'S STRING QUARTETS
QUARTETS OF HIS MIDDLE STYLE PERIOD:
OP. 59 (September 19, 2005)

NEW QUESTIONS RAISED BY BEETHOVEN RESEARCH:
I. JOS VAN DER ZANDEN ABOUT FERDINAND RIES
(July 4, 2005)

UPDATED VERSION OF BEETHOVEN'S STRING QUARTETS
(May 16, 2005)

BEETHOVEN'S FRIENDS - CARL FRIEDRICH AMENDA
(March 24, 2005)

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis:
The last pages of this Section:
To the Musical Content, Contemporary Music Criticism,
Bibliography, and Interesting Links (Feb. 22, 2005)
Negotiations and Correspondence with Schott (Feb. 14, 2005)
Dedication to Archduke Rudolph (Feb. 6, 2005)
First St. Petersburg Performance (Feb. 6, 2005)
First, Incomplete Viennese Performances (Jan. 30, 2005)
Marketing Strategies: Negotiations with respect
to the Subscription up to and including:
Letter Page - Apr. 1824 - Mar. 1825 (Jan. 22, 2005)
Letter Page - Oct. 1823 - Feb. 1824 (Jan. 16, 2005)
Letter Page - July - Sept. 1823 (Jan. 16, 2005)
Letter Page - May/June 1823 (Jan. 6, 2005)
Letter Page - Mar./Apr. 1823 (Jan. 1, 2005)
Letter Page - Feb. 1823 (Dec. 30, 2004)
Letter Page - Jan. 1823 (Dec. 17, 2004)
Introductory Page and Table overviews (Dec. 12, 2004)
Marketing Stragegies: Early and Ultimately Unsucessful
Negotiations with Publishers:
Correpsondence - 1823/24 (Oct. 27, 2004)
Correspondence - 1822 (Oct. 25, 2004)
Correspondence - 1821 (Oct. 16, 2004)
Correspondence - 1820 (Oct. 9, 2004)
Chronological Overview (Oct. 3, 2004)
Creation History: From the first Sketches
to the completed Score (Sept. 23, 2004)
Actual Occasion for the Composition
(September 19, 2004)
First Traces of Beethoven's Inner Motivation
for the Composition (Sept. 18, 2004)
Beethoven's Spiritual Development
towards his Composition of the Missa solemnis
(September 1, 2004)
History of the Catholic Mass up to Beethoven
(August 17, 2004)

NEW: LINKS TO BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONIES
(November 11, 2004)

New Addition to the Literature and Music Page:
Ritter Gluck by E.T.A. Hoffmann (October 31, 2004)

Revised Links Page:
Mozart, Mozart's Magic Flute and beyond
October 31, 2004

Imperial Cantatas of 1790: Full Version of Brahms' Letter to Hanslick
(August 10, 2004)

Reviews of and Comments about this Website
(September 26, 2003)

Beethoven's Third Symphony, Op. 55
The "Eroica" - Creation History
(August 20, 2003)

Musicians and Music Critics on Beethoven:
Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung, Part 1:
1798 - 1808 - now entirely in English (May 19, 2003)
E.T.A. Hoffmann: Beethoven's Instrumental Music
(December 5, 2001)

Musicians and Beethoven:
Beethoven and Johann G. Albrechtsberger
Beethoven and Carl Czerny
April 21, 2003

BEETHOVEN'S PIANO SONATAS:
Creation Histories and
Music Criticism now complete!
(March 2, 2003)

Our New Edmonton Music Website
New Additions:
Edmonton Music Events
2002/2003 Season (January 19, 2003)
Calgary's Musical Struggle (November 1, 2002)
Donation Links (Aug. 21, 2002
Edmonton Music History Sources (Aug. 15, 2002)

Creation Histories: Symphonies
History of the Symphony up to Beethoven
History of the First Symphony
(March 23, 2002)

Creation Histories (other than Symphonies):
Beethoven's Five Piano Concertos
(January 11, 2001)