7th Symphony First Edition
Updates on the acquisition of this unique score inscribed by Beethoven to Antonie Brentano
Thanks to our many generous donors, we were able to add the new funds to existing resources in order to acquire this special Beethoven score (see fund-raising update below). The score is now in the Beethoven Center's collection and is being exhibited at the Beethoven Center from October 8-December 15, 2018.
However, we are continuing our fund-raising efforts in order to replinish our regular acquisition account. Contributors who give before January 31, 2019, will be added to our list of donors for the 7th Symphony score (or will be listed as anonymous donors, as you prefer).
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 (September 6, 2018):
American Beethoven Society/Manuscript Club donations: $67,118
Crowdfunding campaign: $17,650
Total to date: $84,768
(Funds used from reserves): $40,232
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?