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Original manuscripts and facsimiles
Original manuscripts at Stanford
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 digitized images.
Complete set of Beethoven manuscripts
Browse all Beethoven facsimiles:
Artaria 195 : Beethoven's sketchbook for the Missa solemnis and the Piano sonata in E major, opus 109
A sketchbook from the year 1821 (Artaria 197) : sketches for the Agnus Dei and other movements of the Missa solemnis, the piano sonatas op. 110 and op. 111, and the Canon WoO 182
Ludwig van Beethoven zum 150. Todestag im März 1977 : Faksimiles von Handschriften aus dem Besitz der Deutschen Staatsbibliothek Berlin
Violin sonata in G major, op. 30, no. 3 : facsimile of the autograph manuscript in the British Library (Add. MS 37767)
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.