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Beethoven: Manuscripts

Online sources for exploring the composer's life and works

At Stanford

Stanford Libraries is home to four original score manuscripts and one letter. All are freely available for close viewing and download.

Beethoven beyond the Farm

Explore the rich resources in the Beethoven-Haus Bonn's digital archive.  Includes manuscript scores (some with accompanying sound files), letters and other text manuscripts, and a trove of pictures.

See also, the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University.  There are a number of digital resources on offer including "Beethoven Conversations" and a small image gallery.

Finally, the Music Treasures Consortium, hosted by the Library of Congress, includes digitized manuscripts from a number of institutional repositories.