Access the Music Division's substantial primary and secondary resources for the composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) in the Performing Arts Reading Room and online. These materials include music manuscripts, facsimiles, first and early editions of music scores, critical editions, scholarly literature on Beethoven, correspondence, special collections, iconography, and access to a variety of subscription databases.
Navigate the different kinds of materials available by using the sections of this research guide. Find these materials by searching in the Library of Congress Online Catalog, browsing the Library's Digital Collections, searching within Special Collections using the Finding Aids Tool, searching within the many Databases and Electronic Resources to which the Library subscribes, or browsing the Music Division's on-site card catalog. Several of the Library's databases are available off-site, but many may only be accessed on-site at the Library or via your local public or academic library.
Read published content related to and highlighting Beethoven materials and research in the Library's collections in the Music Division's blog In the Muse.