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©Center for Beethoven Research

 

Center for Beethoven Research

College of Fine Arts

808 Commonwealth Ave, Room 287 

Boston MA 02215

 

(617) 358-4271

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OUR MISSION

The Research Center serves three essential purposes:

 

(1) to provide a focal point for current research on Beethoven’s life, work, and milieu, at the highest professional level;

(2) to create opportunities for scholars and performers to interact in symposia, workshops, and concerts; and

(3) to enrich public understanding of Beethoven as composer and cultural figure through lectures, conferences, and concerts.

 

It fosters ties with other universities, centers, and academic departments at Boston University and elsewhere, including the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany. The Center promotes scholarship in a wide spectrum of Beethoven studies, with a focus on analysis and criticism, sketch and autograph studies, biography, and historical and cultural contexts. It maintains a library of books and scores, facsimiles of original sources, and a website that can serve as a portal for scholars, teachers, authors, critics, and members of the general public who wish to be in touch with the most recent Beethoven scholarship.


NEWS

The latest installment of Robin Wallace’s The Critical Reception of Beethoven’s Compositions by His German Contemporaries (Op. 73 to Op. 85) is available on the Publications page.

 


CLICK BELOW TO WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE CENTER


PERFORMING THE BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATAS VIDEOS

Faculty Concert  (Gila Goldstein and Pavel Nersessian)
Faculty Concert  (Victor Cayres)
Lecture/Demonstration (Robert Levin)