Backbeat: Beethoven, Redux
It wasn't meant as criticism. We were only reporting on the programming experience of the San Antonio Chamber Music Society. Yet the apparent consequences of our studies were unexpected, even unfortunate.
As longtime members of the society's all-volunteer board, in the 1980s we were struck by the preeminence of Beethoven's compositions on our programs. Intrigued, we decided to analyze the society's programming history in detail. At that point, SACMS had already been in existence for 42 continuous seasons; and because it had always kept meticulous records, we knew that gathering the data would be easy.
Chamber Music America
Persellin, D.C., & Persellin, R.H. (2009). Backbeat: Beethoven, redux. Chamber Music, 26(3), 1-48.