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Publications by John David Wilson

Stand-Alone Publications

  • Topos and Tonality in the Age of Beethoven. A semiotic valuation of the relationship between musical topoi and key characteristics in the late 18th century, and their implications for Beethoven analysis. Diss. Univ. für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien and Univ. Wien, 2012.


Articles and Book Sections

  • "Lieder und Gesänge nach 1810Beethoven-Handbuch, Bd. 4: Bühnenwerke und Vokalmusik, ed. Birgit Lodes and Armin Raab, Laaber (2014)
  • "'Wer ist ein freier Mann?' – C major as the sublime tabula rasa, and its shifting meaning for Beethoven," Beethoven 6. Studien und Interpretationen, ed. Mieczysław Tomaszewski and Magdalena Chrenkoff (forthcoming)
  • "Beethoven, D minor, and Ombra: from operatic tradition to instrumental topos," Beethoven 6. Studien und Interpretationen (forthcoming)


  • "Opera Review: Historic Fidelio at the Theater an der Wien (Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus Wien, March 17-28, 2013)" The Beethoven Journal 28:1 (Summer 2013), pp. 34-35


  • Julia Ronge, "Beethoven's Studies with Joseph Haydn (With a Postscript on the Length of Beethoven's Bonn Employment)," The Beethoven Journal 28:1 (Summer 2013), pp. 4-25
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