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Welcome to
The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies


 7th Symphony score

7th Symphony first edition inscribed by Beethoven to Antonie Brentano (the "Immortal Beloved?")

Please help the Beethoven Center acquire this unique score. See the video starring our incoming director, Dr. Erica Buurman and join our crowdfunding campaign!

Please donate now and spread the word!

Beethoven image

Thank you for coming to our events in 2017/2018

Preliminary calendar for 2018/2019 coming soon, including:

Beethoven Student Series Concerts III and IV
33rd Annual Celia Mendez Young Pianist's Beethoven Competition with Paul Lewis in recital (April 2019)
New exhibit opening in Spring 2019: Beethoven & Steinbeck: The Art of Biography

Beethoven walking

Current Exhibit:

Beethoven Piano Mystique
now through June 30, 2018

Watch the video


Beethoven composing

New library catalog launched!

Find out about changes to the Beethoven Gateway

Beethoven portrait

See what's new in the Beethoven Center's

Image Database

We need your help in building our digital collections, to make our unique materials freely available online! Please download our brochure or donate online.

 Beethoven@250 logo

Major events in the works to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020.

More information

 Beethoven's friends

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