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Volume 11

Beethoven: A Documentary Study, compiled and edited by H.C. Robbins Landon. New York: Macmillan, 1970. 400 pages. ISBN: 978-0500010587 Originally published in German and then translated into English, this is one of the most elaborate studies of Beethoven to turn up in celebration of the bicentennial year. The book is, nevertheless,…
Beethoven: The Last Decade, 1817-1827, by Martin Cooper. London: Oxford University Press, 1970. 483 pages. ISBN: 0193153106 Martin Cooper is one of the few writers in recent years to publish a large-scale study of both Beethoven's life and works. This book reflects the author's belief that there is a "deep, unmistakable unity…
Ludwig van Beethoven, by Joseph Schmidt-Gorg, editor.  New York: Praeger, 1970. 275 pages. ISBN: 978-1122230261 This handsome volume originally appeared in German with a 75-disc set of Beethoven recordings by noted artists represented on the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft label, and an English edition was prepared by the editorial department of that company…
Studien zum Klavierspiel Beethovens und seiner Zeitgenossen, by Herbert Grundmann and Paul Mies. Bonn: H. Bouvier, 1966. 132 pages. In contrast to problems of performance practice in the Baroque period, which have received painstaking attention in recent decades, those of the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries still provide relatively virgin territory…