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Upcoming Events:

Beethoven@Home exhibit opens April 8, 2017

Calendar of events for 2016/2017. Next event: March 23, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
“What does Fidelio tell us? ┬áChanging Perceptions over Two Turbulent┬áCenturies.” Lecture/presentation by Dr. Glenn Stanley, a Beethoven scholar visiting from the University of Connecticut, on his recent research on the performance history of Beethoven’s opera, Fidelio. FREE. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Schiro Room 550. Sponsored by the Beethoven Center and the School of Music and Dance, San Jose State University

Ronald Brautigam returns in concert and as master teacher for the Young Pianist's Beethoven Competition in May 2017

Beethoven Gateway: Please help us by sponsoring an image or first edition in our digital collections! Download our new brochure

Beethoven portraitWHAT WE DO:

The Society is helping to build a comprehensive collection of Beethoven materials at the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies (housed at San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA).

The Society co-publishes the internationally acclaimed Beethoven Journal, which appears two times a year and contains a wide range of articles, reviews of books, sound recordings, and videos, bibliographies of new books, and news of interest to all Beethoven lovers.

The Society co-sponsors exhibits and events in conjunction with the Beethoven Center and other organizations.

The Society sponsors research on Beethoven.

The Society helps support the Beethoven Gateway, an online research tool and gateway to the Beethoven Center's digital resources.

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The American Beethoven Society is an international organization dedicated to the creative genius of Beethoven, whose music speaks to the heart and mind of humanity. Your membership supports the work of the Center and insures that it will celebrate Beethoven’s remarkable legacy for generations to come.

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