7th Symphony First Edition
Updates on the acquisition of this unique score inscribed by Beethoven to Antonie Brentano
Although our crowdfunding campaign ended on June 11, we are continuing to raise funds through the summer to acquire this score.
To make a donation by check:
Make the check payable to "American Beethoven Society" and write "7th Symphony" in the memo. Send the check to:
American Beethoven Society/7th Symphony
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose CA 95192-0171
The American Beethoven Society is a 501(c)3 corporation, federal tax id 77-0515534
To make a donation by credit card:
Download the form, complete it, and return it to the address above (other options also listed on the form).
Donations may also be made online through the San Jose State University Tower Foundation. To donate online, go to the website and select "Other" in the gift opportunity selection. Be sure to indicate "Beethoven Center" and "7th Symphony Score" as the gift designation
Fund-raising update (July 16, 2018):
American Beethoven Society/Manuscript Club pledges & donations: $60,418
Crowdfunding campaign: $17,650
Total to date: $78,068
(Funds in reserve): $35,020
Total cost: $135,000
NEED TO RAISE: $56,932 ($21,912 if we use funds in reserve)
What is so special about this score?
This unique Beethoven treasure is a significant—potentially extremely significant—discovery: a first edition score of the Seventh Symphony, inscribed by Beethoven to Antonie Brentano, the woman some believe was his “Immortal Beloved.” The seller has agreed to offer this exclusively to the Beethoven Center until the end of December.
What makes this offer so important to the Beethoven Center?