The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies
The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San José State University is an extensive library and museum devoted solely to the life, works, and accomplishments of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).
The Center is open to the public every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday unless otherwise indicated on our website.
Find out about upcoming concerts, lectures, contests, birthday celebrations and other special events.
Our collection includes first editions, manuscripts, historical keyboards—and even a lock of Beethoven's hair!
Find information about Beethoven's music and life through the Beethoven Gateway and other resources.
Become a member of the American Beethoven Society and learn about other ways to support the Beethoven Center.
Give us a call or send email to learn more about the Beethoven Center and the services we provide.