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Beethoven Center Resources

Guide to the online resources and collections of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University

Introduction to Online Exhibitions

The Beethoven Center develops online versions of its physical exhibitions that include information on Beethoven’s music, his life and times, and influence. Current exhibitions include:

Beethoven’s Vienna

Beethoven’s Vienna explores the cultural, political, and everyday life in the city during Beethoven’s time

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Portal to Beethoven's Vienna online exhibition

Prodigy to Progeny: Beethoven as Pupil, Teacher, and Paradigm

An exhibition that traces Beethoven’s path as student, teacher, and influence on other composers and pianists.

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Portal to the online exhibition Prodigy to Progeny

America’s Beethoven

America's Beethoven explores the arrival of Beethoven’s music in America in 1805 and his continuing presence in American culture through popular music, film, theater, cartoons, art, and in concert halls.

Portal to the online exhibition America's Beethoven

25 Treasures for 25 Years (1985-2010):

The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies: 25 Treasures for 25 Years (1985-2010) highlights twenty-five special items in the Center’s collection and related materials.

Portal to the exhibition 25 Treasures for 25 Years

Schulz’s Beethoven: Schroeder’s Muse

Schulz's Beethoven, Schroeder's Muse explores the great passion for Beethoven by Schroeder, a character from the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz.

Portal to the exhibition Schulz's Beethoven Schroeder's Muse