Volume 20, nos. 1/2 Summer/Winter 2005

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Vol. 20, nos. 1-2 (Summer/Winter 2005)

William Meredith. "The History of Beethoven's Skull Fragments," including an appendix of Theodor Gomperz's obituary of Romeo Seligmann (pp. 2-46)

"The Official Report on the First Exhumation of the Graves of Beethoven and Schubert by the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in 1863: An English Translation." Translated by Hannah Liebmann and edited by William Meredith (the first complete translation into English of this important source on the first exhumation). (pp. 47-55)

"Speech Given at the Reburial of Ludwig van Beethoven in the Central Cemetery in Vienna on June 22, 1888, Written by Josef Weilen, Delivered by Josef Lewinsky, Imperial and Court Actor." Translated by Hannah Leibmann and edited by William Meredith (p. 56: facsimile; p. 57: translation)

Gerhard von Breuning. "The Skulls of Beethoven and Schubert" (1886). Translated by Hannah Leibmann and edited by William Meredith (first complete English translation). (pp. 58-60)

"The Last Will and Codicils of A. F. Seligmann (1862-1945): Complete Text, including the Nachtrag dated February 25, 1944, for the Disposition of the Bone Fragments." Translated by Hannah Leibmann and edited by William Meredith. (pp. 61-65)

Hans Bankl and Hans Jesserer. "The Discovery and Examination of Bone Fragments from Beethoven's Skull." Translated by Hannah Leibmann and edited by William Meredith (first translation of this important chapter from their 1987 book Die Krankheiten Ludwig van Beethovens). (pp. 66-73)

S. D. Noam Cook. "Joy and Bones: Moral Reflections on Handling Bones from the Skull of Beethoven." (pp. 74-77)

Patricia Stroh. "Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Publications, 2003-2005." (pp. 78-82)

Greg Fair and Ai Goldsmith. "A Review of Twelve Current Compilations: Beethoven CDs for Beginners." (pp. 83-90)

"American Beethoven Society Donors, September 2004-September 2005." (pp. 91-93)

William Meredith. "Essential Facts and Principles Concerning the Beethoven Skull Fragments." (pp. 94-95)