2020 February 10 until 14
On the occasion of Beethoven's anniversary in 2020, the Beethoven-Archiv is hosting an international conference on "Beethoven-Perspectives" in order to bring together leading international scholars in the field of Beethoven research as well as promising young researchers. The aim of the conference is not only to give an overall picture of current Beethoven research, but also to develop new perspectives, to discuss well-known or new desiderata, and last but not least to present Beethoven as a lively (and constantly changing) topic of research. Five main symposia will include the following topics: "Political Beethoven", "A global Beethoven?", "Beethoven in Bonn", "Creative Beethoven", and "Beethoven's Reception of other Composers". In addition, the Academy Project "Beethovens Werkstatt" is organizing the symposium "Sketches as Workshop Documents: Creative Processes in Comparison". Free papers on topics related to current Beethoven research will deepen all main symposia and extend and enrich the range of the conference program.
Four evening events will be staged in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk (Cologne).
We would like to thank the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM) for funding the conference.