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NEWS

New publications by the Center’s co-directors:

Lewis Lockwood, Beethoven’s Lives: The Biographical Tradition

Jeremy Yudkin, From Silence to Sound: Beethoven’s Beginnings

Just named one of the 2021 Outstanding Reference Books of the Year by the American Library Association

Jeremy Yudkin, editor:  The New Beethoven

With the final installment on Op. 123 and 124, the series The Critical Reception of Beethoven’s Compositions by His German Contemporaries is now complete and available on the publications page of the website.


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.

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PERFORMING THE BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATAS VIDEOS

Lecture/Demonstration (Robert Levin)