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This book, The New Hess Catalog of Beethoven’s Works is far more than a mere translation of Willy Hess’s groundbreaking 1957 catalog of Beethoven’s works, Verzeichnis der nicht in der Gesamtausgabe veröffentlichte Werke Ludwig van Beethovens. This new, revised edition includes four new appendices, an expanded concordance and a first edition of a hitherto unpublished piano transcription of the beginning of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony by Beethoven himself! It is a systematic overhaul of all 401 entries in the previous German edition. In addition to much new information on each entry, it clarifies misunderstood entries, and corrects mistakes. This new edition adds some much needed complete bibliographic references and incorporates forty-five years of Beethoven research into a single useful volume. Since 1851 there have been nearly a dozen catalogs of Beethoven’s works printed; however, this is the first ever to appear in English. The Hess catalog is a fascinating book and a considerable amount of work went into updating the catalog to the current state of Beethoven research.
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James F. Green has been active in Beethoven research and studies for over 30 years. He was founder and first President of the Michigan Beethoven Society and editor of their Beethoven newsletter. He is the founder of the Beethoven Library which was the first research institution devoted to Beethoven's life and works in North America. Presently, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Beethoven Society. Besides his Beethoven activities, James F. Green is an international award winning interior designer, an art dealer and President of Monument Records.Review:
(This)edition will now take its place in the list of necessary reference works for anyone interested in....Beethoven’s repertory -- Douglas Johnson, Professor of Music, Rutgers University, NJ, Advance copy review, 2003
James Green invested a considerable amount of work into updating the catalog to the current state of Beethoven research -- From the Introduction to the New Edition by Sieghard Brandenburg
This new edition by James Green....will be of inestimable use to Beethoven enthusiasts and specialists alike. -- Professor Barry Cooper, University of Manchester, U.K., Advance copy review, 2003
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