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Beethoven Portraits

Original artworks, lithographs, engravings, and other printed materials depicting Beethoven

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Beethoven First Editions

First editions of Beethoven's music

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Beethoven's Homes and Haunts

Images of Bonn, Vienna, Heiligenstadt, Baden, and many other places where Beethoven lived and worked, as well as other locations world-wide associated with performance and study of his music. Includes landscapes and cityscapes, interiors and exteriors of buildings such as palaces and theaters, images of country and city life, and other images of locations, many dating from the 18th and 19th...

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Beethoven Center Maps

Maps dating from the 17th-20th centuries of regions of Europe, cities and villages, and other locations associated with Beethoven.

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Album Beethoven

Album published in 1841 in Vienna by P. Mechetti containing piano works by eleven composers. The album was sold in Germany to raise funds for the new Beethoven monument erected in Bonn in 1845. This publisher's presentation copy contains a frontispiece illustration of a monument by J.N. Geiger and drawings of Beethoven's birthplace, the Schwarzspanierhaus where he died in Vienna in 1827, and a...

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Beethoven in Sculpture

Depictions of Beethoven in sculpture, masks, medallions, and other three dimensional objects, including engravings of monuments and statues and objects in the Beethoven Center's collection

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Portraits of other people

Portraits, sculpture, medallions, and other printed materials or objects depicting people associated with Beethoven or Beethoven research and performance.

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Beethoven Early Editions

Printed editions of Beethoven's music (excluding first editions) published during his lifetime (1770-1827) and later in the 19th century, with focus on editions listed in the thematic catalog of Beethoven's works (Ludwig van Beethoven thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis, ed. Kurt Dorfmüller, Norbert Gertsch, Julia Ronge (Henle, 2014))

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Inspired by Beethoven

Art works (original paintings, prints, and objects) inspired by Beethoven and his music, including depictions of performances

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Beethoven Autograph Manuscripts

Music manuscripts, letters, and other documents either entirely in Beethoven's handwriting or containing his handwritten notations, including printed editions with his handwritten markings

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Music by other composers

Printed music of works by composers other than Beethoven from the Beethoven Center's collection, including editions of music in Beethoven's own library, works by his contemporaries, and works by later composers influenced by Beethoven

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