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  • Catalogs | Beethoven Center | San Jose State University
    and the Harpsichord Catalogs Beethoven Gateway Art and Media Catalogs Services Access to Collections Permissions and Fees Reproduction Services Events the Community Events Current Events Beethoven s Birthday Celebration First Wednesdays Lecture Series Historic Keyboards Mini Concerts Young Pianist s Beethoven Competition Past Events Community Educational Programs Beethoven Center Facebook Page Support Donating Materials Joining the American Beethoven Society Planned Giving Program Funding Opportunities Digitization Project SJSU Home Beethoven Center Collections and Exhibits Catalogs Catalogs MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Collections and Exhibits Beethoven Thesaurus Highlights Archives Art Prints and Objects Catalogs Books Beethoven s Hair Historical Keyboards Manuscripts Printed Scores Statistics Desiderata Current Exhibitions Exhibit Schedule Online Exhibits Past Exhibits Exhibit Loans Media The Beethoven Gateway formerly the Beethoven Bibliography Database The Beethoven Gateway currently lists about 80 of the Beethoven Center s manuscripts scores books and journal articles The Beethoven Thesaurus An online database of subject and genre terms used for searching the Beethoven Gateway that includes detailed lists of Beethoven documents and works Click on the computer icon to connect or get more info Beethoven Art and Archives Index The finding aid of the collection of arts prints objects and archives is not yet available online but many of the materials have been cataloged in the Beethoven Gateway To enquire about specific materials contact the Curator Sound Recordings and Videos Catalog Most of the the Center s CDs and videos are now cataloging in the Beethoven Gateway To enquire about specific albums or other recordings contact the Curator Other Online Finding Aids for Beethoven materials Beethoven at Auction Database This online index includes descriptions of Beethoven manuscripts first and early editions and other materials sold at auction from 1985 to the present Beethoven Treasures in America This list compiled by Patricia Stroh provides

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  • Archives | Beethoven Center | San Jose State University
    Fortepiano Beethoven and the Harpsichord Catalogs Beethoven Gateway Art and Media Catalogs Services Access to Collections Permissions and Fees Reproduction Services Events the Community Events Current Events Beethoven s Birthday Celebration First Wednesdays Lecture Series Historic Keyboards Mini Concerts Young Pianist s Beethoven Competition Past Events Community Educational Programs Beethoven Center Facebook Page Support Donating Materials Joining the American Beethoven Society Planned Giving Program Funding Opportunities Digitization Project SJSU Home Beethoven Center Collections and Exhibits Archives Archives MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Collections and Exhibits Highlights Archives Art Prints and Objects Catalogs Books Beethoven s Hair Historical Keyboards Manuscripts Printed Scores Statistics Desiderata Current Exhibitions Exhibit Schedule Online Exhibits Past Exhibits Exhibit Loans Media Archives and Ephemera The Beethoven Center s archival collections include programs newspapers advertisements and other ephemeral materials Although these materials are not yet cataloged online our archives finding aid can help you determine what types of materials can be found here Some of these materials date from Beethoven s lifetime Concert program of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Vienna Nov 28 1824 London Times November 13 1817 with a biographical notice on Beethoven The William S Newman Collection In 1987 the Center acquired the Beethoven library of renowned Beethoven scholar William S Newman musicologist and emeritus professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The Newman collection is rich in sources for study of Beethoven s piano sonatas including photo reproductions of Beethoven s original autographs and first editions Newman s library of Beethoven books many heavily annotated and indexed by Newman also came to the Center For a fuller description of the Newman collection see The Beethoven Newsletter vol 3 no 2 Summer 1988 pp 32 35 Photographs including Beethoven performers and scholars as well as monuments and other sites

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  • Art Prints and Objects | Beethoven Center | San Jose State University
    Beethoven Gateway Art and Media Catalogs Services Access to Collections Permissions and Fees Reproduction Services Events the Community Events Current Events Beethoven s Birthday Celebration First Wednesdays Lecture Series Historic Keyboards Mini Concerts Young Pianist s Beethoven Competition Past Events Community Educational Programs Beethoven Center Facebook Page Support Donating Materials Joining the American Beethoven Society Planned Giving Program Funding Opportunities Digitization Project SJSU Home Beethoven Center Collections and Exhibits Art Prints and Objects Art Prints and Objects MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Collections and Exhibits Highlights Archives Art Prints and Objects Catalogs Books Beethoven s Hair Historical Keyboards Manuscripts Printed Scores Statistics Desiderata Current Exhibitions Exhibit Schedule Online Exhibits Past Exhibits Exhibit Loans Media Art that portrays Beethoven Vienna and his times Most of the Beethoven Center s rapidly expanding collection of art works is available for study exhibition and reproduction Much of the art collection is cataloged in the Beethoven Gateway including digital images Contact the Curator to inquire about specific images Categories include Beethoven portraits original engravings and reproductions of portraits from Beethoven s lifetime to the present day Beethoven busts sculpture masks and porcelain figurines Portraits and busts of Beethoven s contemporaries and

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  • Books | Beethoven Center | San Jose State University
    Programs Beethoven Center Facebook Page Support Donating Materials Joining the American Beethoven Society Planned Giving Program Funding Opportunities Digitization Project SJSU Home Beethoven Center Collections and Exhibits Books Books MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Collections and Exhibits Highlights Archives Art Prints and Objects Catalogs Books Beethoven s Hair Historical Keyboards Manuscripts Printed Scores Statistics Desiderata Current Exhibitions Exhibit Schedule Online Exhibits Past Exhibits Exhibit Loans Media Books and Journals at the Beethoven Center The Center collects books on Beethoven in many different languages including biographies and scholarly monographs collections of essays conference papers and Festschriften master s theses and doctoral dissertations fiction drama and poetry children s books and much more Rare books include the 1783 issue of Cramer s Magazin der Musik that contains the first mention of Beethoven in print and other early biographies such as the Biographische Notizen über Ludwig van Beethoven by F G Wegeler and Ferdinand Ries 1838 and the biography by Johann Aloys Schlosser 1828 that contains one of the first facsimiles of a Beethoven manuscript The rare collection also contains editions of books that Beethoven read including Christian Friedrich Schubart s Ideen zu einer Ästhetik der Tunkunst 1806 Johann Georg Sulzer s Allgemeine Theorie der schönen Künste 1798 Christoph Christian Sturm s Betrachtungen über die Werke Gottes im Reiche der Natur 1797 and an English translation from 1800 J N Maelzel s Notice sur le metronome that was printed in Paris in 1818 Visitors are welcome to browse the books in the Center s reading room which currently houses over 4 000 volumes Donations of Beethoven books are always welcome duplicates may be sold to help support the Center Nearly all of the Center s books are listed in the Beethoven Gateway Periodicals and Journal Articles Files in the

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  • Beethoven's Hair | Beethoven Center | San Jose State University
    Lock of Beethoven s Hair Highlights Archives Art Prints and Objects Catalogs Books Beethoven s Hair Historical Keyboards Manuscripts Printed Scores Statistics Desiderata Current Exhibitions Exhibit Schedule Online Exhibits Past Exhibits Exhibit Loans Media The Guevara Lock of Beethoven s Hair The Guevara Lock of Beethoven s hair was purchased at auction for 3 600 7 300 including commission at Sotheby s London in December 1994 by four members of the American Beethoven Society Dr Alfredo Guevara Mr Ira Brilliant Dr Thomas Wendel and Caroline Crummey Mr Brilliant Dr Wendel and Mrs Crummey then donated their portion to the Beethoven Center Dr Guevara the principal investor donated a majority of his portion to the Center as well and the lock is named in honor of this generous gift Description of the Guevara Lock of Beethoven s Hair The lock contains hair with three clearly observable colors grey white and brown The hairs range in length from 7 15 cm ca 3 6 inches Given that hair grows at an average rate of one half inch per month the hair cut from Beethoven s head on his death bed represents hair grown during the last 6 12 months of Beethoven s life Other locks of Beethoven s hair are located in the Library of Congress Washington D C the University of Hartford Connecticut the British Library London Great Britian the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Vienna Austria the Beethoven Haus Bonn Germany and some private collections Beethoven s Hair by Russell Martin For an extended history of the Guevara Lock of Beethoven s Hair please consult the book Beethoven s Hair by Russell Martin New York Broadway Book 2000 released on October 17 2000 ISBN 0 7679 0350 1 Martin s book recounts the riveting tale of the Guevara Lock of Beethoven s

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  • Historical Keyboards | Beethoven Center | San Jose State University
    Beethoven Center Collections and Exhibits Historical Keyboards Historical Keyboards MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Collections and Exhibits Replica of a Jean Louis Dulcken Fortepiano from ca 1795 Broadwood Sons Grand Fortepiano of 1823 Original fortepiano from 1827 by Mathais Jakesch Clavichord by Kurt Sperrhake of Passau Germany ca 1953 Harpsichord by Eric Herz Boston 1977 Highlights Archives Art Prints and Objects Catalogs Books Beethoven s Hair Historical Keyboards Manuscripts Printed Scores Statistics Desiderata Current Exhibitions Exhibit Schedule Online Exhibits Past Exhibits Exhibit Loans Media The Beethoven Center s keyboard collection demonstrates the fundamental differences between the three most common keyboard instruments of the 18th and 19th centuries the clavichord the harpsichord and the fortepiano in comparison with the modern piano The two primary keyboard instruments of the Baroque period 1600 1750 were the harpsichord and clavichord When the keys of a harpsichord were pressed a corresponding string was plucked which denied the musician any dynamic control an entire set of strings could be added if the musician desired more sound The clavichord s mechanism of touching the string with a hammer allowed for slight dynamic variation but the instrument remained better suited for softer and more intimate performances Both the harpsichord and clavichord lacked the capacity to play in large rooms or with ensembles leading Bartolomeo Cristofori in Florence to invent the pianoforte in 1700 Although it didn t gain popularity until the 1770s the pianoforte was quickly becoming a standard throughout Western Europe by the 1790s Individual builders often took slightly different approaches to the action and use of the pedals but the build and mechanism remained consistent the frame was the same as that of the harpsichord and the strings were struck with leather covered hammers These hammers allowed players to strike the strings

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  • Manuscripts | Beethoven Center | San Jose State University
    the Fifth Symphony A copyist s score of Beethoven s String quartets Opus 18 no 1 6 and Opus 74 from 1816 A set of manuscripts parts for an English performance of Beethoven s The Mount of Olives Opus 85 in 1814 A copyist s manuscript score of Beethoven s Fidelio from 1824 Autograph letter from A W Thayer to Mr Lonsdale Trieste Feburary 4 1868 about J B Cramer s relationship with Beethoven Album leaf of Ferdinand von Hiller Highlights Archives Art Prints and Objects Catalogs Books Beethoven s Hair Historical Keyboards Manuscripts Printed Scores Statistics Desiderata Current Exhibitions Exhibit Schedule Online Exhibits Past Exhibits Exhibit Loans Media Original Beethoven Manuscripts Overview The Center owns several original Beethoven manuscripts including seven letters from Beethoven to his publishers friends and other associates Most of these letters were acquired by Ira Brilliant and donated to the Beethoven Center one is on loan from his son Robert Brilliant Other manuscripts that contain Beethoven handwriting include a musical sketch leaf entirely in Beethoven s hand a signed receipt and a leaf from one of his household account books Six pencil markings in Beethoven s hand also appear in an early edition of J C Bach s Keyboard Sonates Opus 17 that the Center aquired in 2004 A few of the original manuscripts are on display during the Center s open hours Other manuscripts of Beethoven s music are available at the Center in published facsimile editions on microfilm or in photocopies List of Manuscripts at the Beethoven Center with links to images IFBms1 Letter to Prince Ferdinand von Trauttmansdorff Vienna March 21 1824 IFBms2 Letter to B Schott s Sons Vienna Nov 16 1824 IFBms3 Note to Karl van Beethoven Vienna July 15 1825 IFBms4 Letter to Franz Brentano Vienna Feb 15 1817 IFBms5 Letter to Georg Friedrich Treitschke Vienna well before Feb 27 1814 IFBms6 Household account leaf for July 12 13 and August 8 9 1823 IFBms8 Letter to Karl Holz Vienna Aug 8 or Sept 26 1826 ABSms1 Sketchleaf from 1807 1808 ABSms2 Letter to Robert Birchall Vienna Oct 1 1816 ABSms3 Receipt dated August 3 1816 Facsimiles microfilms photocopies The Center owns copies of published facsimiles of Beethoven autographs including sketchbooks autograph manuscripts copyists manuscripts letters and other documents To identify these facsimiles search in the Beethoven Gateway using the search term facsimiles in the Category index Microfilms and photocopies of some of Beethoven s sketches and autographs owned by other libraries are available for study at the Center The complete collection of Beethoven manuscripts located at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin is available on microfiche Microfilms are not yet cataloged online To inquire if the Center s owns a microfilm of a particular manuscript please contact the Curator Copyist manuscripts The Center owns a small collection of manuscripts of Beethoven s music prepared by copyists Ones that date from Beethoven s lifetime include IFBms9 A manuscript score for the Fifth Symphon y Opus 67 prepared between 1808 1822 ABSms4

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  • Media | Beethoven Center | San Jose State University
    Beethoven Beethoven the Broadwood Fortepiano Beethoven and the Harpsichord Catalogs Beethoven Gateway Art and Media Catalogs Services Access to Collections Permissions and Fees Reproduction Services Events the Community Events Current Events Beethoven s Birthday Celebration First Wednesdays Lecture Series Historic Keyboards Mini Concerts Young Pianist s Beethoven Competition Past Events Community Educational Programs Beethoven Center Facebook Page Support Donating Materials Joining the American Beethoven Society Planned Giving Program Funding Opportunities Digitization Project SJSU Home Beethoven Center Collections and Exhibits Media Media MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Collections and Exhibits Highlights Archives Art Prints and Objects Catalogs Books Beethoven s Hair Historical Keyboards Manuscripts Printed Scores Statistics Desiderata Current Exhibitions Exhibit Schedule Online Exhibits Past Exhibits Exhibit Loans Media Sound Recordings The Center s reading room has a listening area for enjoying compact discs LPs and cassettes including recordings of concerts sponsored by the Center Among the boxed sets are the complete works issued by Deutsche Grammophon on LP 1971 and CD 1997 and the selected masterworks issued by Brilliant Classics The Blakeley Collection an extensive library of recordings donated by Barry Blakeley is a comprehensive collection of Beethoven s symphonies and concertos issued on LP and

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