The Beethoven Journal
The Journal is an English-language periodical devoted to Beethoven and includes substantial essays, reviews of books and recordings, bibliographies of the latest books and dissertations, 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 databases Periodicals Archive Online (back issues) and the International Index of Music Periodicals (recent issues).
Contents of The Beethoven Journal
Subscription and back issue order information
Individual subscriptions to The Beethoven Journal are available through membership in the American Beethoven Society. Memberships start at $45 per year ($25 for students and $40 for teachers).
Subscriptions for institutions (libraries and other organizations) are $35 per year for subscribers within the U.S. and $50 for subscribers outside the U.S. (new prices effective with the Summer 2017 issues (v. 32, no. 1)). Send institutional subscription orders to:
Beethoven Journal / American Beethoven Society
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José CA 95192-0171
Checks should be made payable to: American Beethoven Society
The Journal's ISSN is 1087-8262
The current issue is Summer 2016 (v. 31, no. 1). The Winter 2016 issue (v. 31, no. 2) will appear in February 2017.
A limited number of back issues and photocopies of out-of-print issues are available.