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Music Library Thematic Displays: Beethoven Collection

This guide showcases resources from the George F. DeVine Music Library centered on specific themes. Selected themes reflect UT School of Music events and programs, as well as cultural celebrations.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven, Ludwig van

(b Bonn, bap. Dec 17, 1770; d Vienna, March 26, 1827).German composer. His early achievements, as composer and performer, show him to be extending the Viennese Classical tradition that he had inherited from Mozart and Haydn. As personal affliction – deafness, and the inability to enter into happy personal relationships – loomed larger, he began to compose in an increasingly individual musical style, and at the end of his life he wrote his most sublime and profound works. From his success at combining tradition and exploration and personal expression, he came to be regarded as the dominant musical figure of the 19th century, and scarcely any significant composer since his time has escaped his influence or failed to acknowledge it. For the respect his works have commanded of musicians, and the popularity they have enjoyed among wider audiences, he is probably the most admired composer in the history of Western music.


Citation:

Johnson, D., Burnham, S., Drabkin, W., Kerman, J., & Tyson, A.  (2001). Beethoven, Ludwig van. Grove Music Online. Retrieved 29 Jan. 2020, from https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/grovemusic/view/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.001.0001/omo-9781561592630-e-0000040026.

Books about Beethoven and His Works

Beethoven Concerts

Beethoven 250 Cover Art

Beethoven 250: Beethoven Piano Trios No. 1

Ensemble event; In celebration of Beethoven's birth, UT faculty members Kevin Class (piano), Geoffrey Herd (violin), and Wesley Baldwin (cello) perform the first of two programs devoted to Beethoven's Piano Trios.  This program includes the Op. 1 trios.

Performers reserve the right to change their program without notice. Not all programs are determined prior to the performance. To view programs that have been set, click here.

All events are subject to change. For updates or cancellations, check the School of Music concert line at 865-974-5678 the day of the event.

 Sunday, February 2 at 8:00pm

 Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996


Beethoven 250: The Complete Beethoven Cello and Piano Sonatas

Faculty recital; This recital features School of Music faculty Wesley Baldwin and Kevin Class playing the complete Sonatas for cello and piano by Beethoven.

Performers reserve the right to change their program without notice. Not all programs are determined prior to the performance. To view programs that have been set, click here.

All events are subject to change. For updates or cancellations, check the School of Music concert line at 865-974-5678 the day of the event.

 Sunday, February 9 at 6:00pm

 Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

Beethoven 250: The Piano Trios No. 2

Ensemble event; In celebration of Beethoven’s birth, UT faculty members Kevin Class (piano), Geoffrey Herd (violin), and Wesley Baldwin (cello) perform the second of two programs devoted to Beethoven’s Piano Trios. This program features the Op. 70 trios including the “Ghost” and “Archduke.”

Performers reserve the right to change their program without notice. Not all programs are determined prior to the performance. To view programs that have been set, click here.

All events are subject to change. For updates or cancellations, check the School of Music concert line at 865-974-5678 the day of the event.

 Tuesday, February 18 at 8:00pm

 Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996


Beethoven 250: Symphony No. 9

The culminating event of the School of Music's Beethoven250 Celebration, the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, Choral Ensemble, and student solosts present Beethoven's epic monument, his Symphony No. 9.

 Sunday, February 23 at 7:30pm

 Tennessee Theatre 604 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN

Beethoven Display

DeVine Display Case featuring Beethoven materials

Beethoven Audio Recordings

Beethoven Symphonies No 3 Eroica and No 8 Album Art

Beethoven: Complete String Quartets Album Art

Beethoven Live Performances & Documentary