January 25, 1998 |
The "Complete Beethoven Edition," issued by Deutsche Grammophon to celebrate the label's 100th anniversary, requires 87 CDs and comes in a small suitcase that contains a two-tiered acrylic shelf, designed to hold the 20 volumes of multi-CD sets and a special book. It weighs a ton. Drop it on your foot and you could easily break a toe. Beethoven is heavy. It's all here, every scrap that Beethoven wrote. The Fifth Symphony, the "Eroica" and the "Ode to Joy."
December 15, 1993 |
Undeterred by the fact that their guest of honor has been deceased for more than 150 years, the Orange County Chamber Orchestra threw a birthday bash for Ludwig van Beethoven. About 100 orchestra supporters turned up at the Promontory Point Clubhouse in Newport Beach to celebrate Beethoven's 223rd birthday with German food, wine and--what else?--birthday cake. Last week's $30-a-person holiday gala raised about $2,500 for the orchestra.
September 9, 1989
Almost 25 years ago when the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra moved to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from its old hall at Fifth and Olive, it left behind in the north end of adjacent Pershing Square the statue of Ludwig van Beethoven. Sculpted by A. Foerster and dedicated to William Andrews Clark Jr., founder of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, it was erected by the personnel of the orchestra and presented to the people of Los Angeles in 1932. The statue of this most famous and respected composer deserves a place of honor, not in a square named for a military general but rather at the Los Angeles County Music Center.
May 20, 1989 |
Locks of hair from the heads of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770- 1827) were sold Friday by Sotheby's auction house for a record $17,700 to a London antique dealer.
February 1, 1989 |
At the Orange County Performing Arts Center tonight and Thursday night, Keith Clark will lead the Pacific Symphony through Beethoven's "Tenth Symphony." Surprised that such a work exists? You're not alone. Actually, the work is not a full-fledged symphony. And no one says that it is really by Beethoven. It consists of just one movement--lasting about 15 minutes--as reconstructed from the composer's widely scattered sketches, fragments and jottings.
January 19, 1989 |
Beethoven's so-called "10th Symphony" has been added to the Pacific Symphony's concerts on Feb. 1 and 2 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, according to music director Keith Clark. Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony is dropped from the schedule to accommodate the 15-minute Beethoven work, reconstructed by a Scottish professor from desultory jottings and sketches.