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An International Beethoven Conference presented by The Center for Beethoven Research, The College of Fine Arts, And the School of Music at Boston University, In Honor of the 252nd Anniversary of the Birth of Ludwig Van Beethoven and the 92nd Birthday of Lewis Lockwood.

With support from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, the Boston University Center for the Humanities, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the New England Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 – SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

CONCERT PROGRAMS

CONFERENCE PAPERS

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Chamber Scenes: Musical Space, Medium, and Genre c.1800

16–18 February 2023
Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San José State University

https://www.sjsu.edu/beethoven/events/conference-2023.php

Please submit abstracts of no more than 350 words to erica.buurman-at-sjsu.edu by September 30, 2022.

Organizers: Erica Buurman (San José State University) and Nicholas Mathew (UC Berkeley)

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.

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE CENTER

PERFORMING THE BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATAS VIDEOS
Lecture/Demonstration (Robert Levin)