The Beethoven Theasaurus

The Beethoven Thesaurus is a list of approximately 9,000 subject and category (formerly known as genre) terms used for searching the Beethoven Gateway. The thesaurus groups these terms together in nine sections (or hierarchies). Terms are listed in alphabetical order within each section, with instructions on the scope of the terms, their relationships with other terms in the Thesaurus, and unused synonyms. Each listing might also include instructions to the indexer on how to apply the term to a particular subject area.


The Beethoven Thesaurus is now only available online. The last printed edition appeared in 2004 and is no longer available. Before using the online Thesaurus, we recommend that you read the Introduction to the Beethoven Thesaurus.