Beethoven resources at Stanford and beyond.
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Original manuscripts and facsimiles
These items reside in the Department of Special Collections, Green Library.
Large-scale facsimiles are on display in the Music Library.
The catalog records below link to high-resolution, downloadable images.
Complete set of Beethoven manuscripts
Browse all Beethoven facsimiles:
Sonata op. 27, no. 2 : popularly known as Moonlight sonata : with three manuscript notes of the master
Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier op. 69. 1. Satz : Faksimile des Autographs NE 179 im Beethoven-Haus Bonn = Sonata for violoncello and piano op. 69. 1. movement : facsimile of autograph NE 179 in the Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Early score editions
In addition to the many printed scores in the Music Library stacks, these databases provide printable (pdf) versions of Beethoven scores:
Early sound recordings
Early recordings in the Archive of Recorded Sound
The Archive holds numerous early disc recordings of Beethoven's works; see this page for a list of titles.
The cylinder collection contains one Beethoven recording, of the "Menuett", performed by Kathleen Parlow, violin. Edison Blue Amberol, issue no. 28192 (original issue no. 4M-28026), October 1917. ARS accession no. 1460.
Reading and research
Browse the shelves at ML410 .B4.