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The Beethoven Journal

Beethoven JournalMembers of the American Beethoven Society receive The Beethoven Journal, an English-language periodical that includes substantial essays, reviews of books and recordings, reports on the auction market, and much more.
The intended audience for this publication are the people who love Beethoven's music, who like to read about how his music has been understood and misunderstood in history, who are interested in keeping up with important Beethoven festivals and conferences, and who remain devoted to understanding his music in an ever richer manner.
The Beethoven Journal began publication in Spring 1986 as The Beethoven Newsletter. Beginning with Vol. 10 (Spring 1995), the title was changed to The Beethoven Journal. The Journal appears two times a year (formerly Spring and Fall; now Summer and Winter).

Online access is currently available through the Proquest database the International Index of Music Periodicals. Members of the American Beethoven Society may view the full text of back issues of The Beethoven Newsletter and The Beethoven Journal online without charge. For the password and access information, please contact the Beethoven Center. Please allow us at least 48 hours to respond to your message while we authenticate your membership.

A full list of contents and editorial guidelines are found on the Beethoven Center's website.