The RCH Institute for Musicology commemorates the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth anniversary with an international conference with invited scholars on the 4th of December, 2020, from 11 o'clock. The focus is primarily, but not exclusively, on the Beethoven reception in Central and East-Central Europe both from a historical perspective and terms of reception theory. The papers explore the history of the Beethoven cult’s formulation on the level of everyday musical practice, and examine the connections between certain musical centers, prominent institutions and individuals in constructing and cultivating Beethoven’s image both as a person and a composer, and in contextualizing his works.

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