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Beethoven Bibliography Database. (Digital Media Reviews)

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Beethoven Bibliography Database. (Digital Media Reviews)

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Beethoven Bibliography Database. http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/beethoven/database/database.html. Maintained by the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San Jose State University.

The Beethoven Bibliography Database is a fully indexed bibliography of published and selected unpublished materials relating to Ludwig van Beethoven and his music. It contains approximately 14,000 bibliographic records created from direct examination of materials in the collection of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San Jose State University. Here you will find information on books, dissertations, articles, and scores, not to mention iconography, concert reviews, handbills, program notes, letters, bibliographies, and more.

The contents of this database are remarkable in that the Center for Beethoven Studies has the largest collection of Beethoven-related materials in North America, and nearly two thirds of their holdings are indexed in this database. (The remainder of the collection will be cataloged and online by the year 2004.) Of particular interest is their collection of first and early editions of Beethoven's music.

But the real strengths of this database lie in the depth of indexing of the materials, and the search capabilities, which are truly extraordinary. …

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