CFP: Beethoven Forum (journal)

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Beethoven Forum: Call for Papers and Reviews

The editors of Beethoven Forum, the leading journal of Beethoven
scholarship, are pleased to announce that the journal will now be
published twice a year by the University of Illinois Press. Our first
issue, volume 9, number 1, will appear in April, 2002.

Maintaining our commitment to publishing the best in international
Beethoven scholarship, we are expanding coverage to accommodate essays and
review articles that deal with performance, recordings, and reception, all
conceived in their broadest sense. Examples might include reviews of
important recordings, review-essays of the performance histories of
Beethoven's works, Beethoven in film and other media, and connections
among musicology, performance, the music industry, musicians, and
audiences. We also seek essays and reviews that explore the relationship
between scholarship and performance. Where do history and aesthetics meet?
Is musicology relevant to performance at all? This is, in short, a call
not only for an integration of musicology and performance but also for a
critique of the relationship between the two fields.

Future issues of Beethoven Forum will from time to time also include a set
of reviews by a variety of scholars, critics and performers of the same
recording or set of recordings. This will present a further way to
address the relationship between aesthetics and history, as different
authors will be asked to explore different aspects of the performances,
including the recorded history of the work and the reception of the
various recorded performances.

Book reviews will also expand beyond the Forum's traditional emphasis on
Beethoven monographs. To be included are studies of Beethoven's
contemporaries as well as broader musical and cultural developments of the
era, the 200-year reception history of the music,its meanings in a variety
of cultural and critical contexts, and issues of performance practice.

For volume 9/2 (to appear in October. 2002) we are interested in reviews
and review essays on the Ninth Symphony and the Violin Concerto. Along
with David Levy's review of Jonathan del Mar's new edition of Beethoven's
Ninth Symphony, we ask for

-- reviews of recordings which use the new edition;
-- interviews with conductors who have used the new edition, or other
        dialogue between music scholars and performers;
-- reevaluations of complete Beethoven symphony recordings by
        Toscanini, Furtwaengler, and Karajan with attention to the
        changing reception of these performances;
-- the use of the Ninth in film and popular culture;
-- the history of the Ninth on record; and
-- the long history of questions about the score and how it should

Interested contributors are asked to contact Stephen Hinton, Jose Bowen,
or Richard Will to discuss potential submissions or reviews. Please send
email or correspondence to:

Stephen Hinton
Editor-in-Chief, Beethoven Forum
Department of Music
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-3076, USA

Jose Bowen,
Recordings Reviews Editor, Beethoven Forum
Caestecker Chair of Music
Department of Art, Music & Theater
Walsh 102
Georgetown University
Washington DC, 20057, USA

Richard Will
Book Reviews Editor, Beethoven Forum
McIntire Deparment of Music
University of Virginia
112 Old Cabell Hall
PO Box 400176
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176, USA

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