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©Center for Beethoven Research

 

Center for Beethoven Research

College of Fine Arts

855 Commonwealth Ave, Room 207 B

Boston MA 02215

 

(617) 358-4271

 

General Inquiries:

 

bcenter@bu.edu

 

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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.



UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, October 18, 9am – noon

The Center for Beethoven Research at Boston University is pleased to announce a MINI-CONFERENCE on

LATEST RESEARCH SHINES NEW LIGHT ON
BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH AND EIGHTH SYMPHONIES

Papers:
The Fifth Symphony: From Composing Score to Print. Prof. Kristina Muxfeldt, Professor of Music, Chair of Musicology Department, Indiana University

The Eighth is Singular”. Some Hypotheses on the Genesis of Op. 93. Dr. Federica Rovelli, Research Scholar at Beethovens Werkstatt, the Beethoven-Haus, Bonn

The conference is free, but space is limited. Reservations can be made only for the first fifteen people to respond. The papers will be circulated to participants in advance of the conference to facilitate open and knowledgeable discussion of the issues raised. Please reserve your places by contacting our administrative assistant Dr. Matthew Cron at mcron@bu.edu.


April 11-12, 2018

Symposium on Beethoven’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

 

*For more information please view our Calendar.*