Beethoven Sketchbook Series

Acquiring Editor: Laurie Matheson

Beethoven's sketchbooks were his workshop. Capturing the methods he used to craft his ideas into art, they reveal his complex creativity and offer rich material for examining his revision process. Variations in his entries reflect the range of his musical moods and offer clues about the circumstances of composition. His notes and shorthand can illuminate the ways he expanded and refined ideas, clarify biographical or musical mysteries, or call attention to deliberate links among compositions.

link to catalog page, Grasnick 5

Grasnick 5

Beethoven's Pocket Sketchbook for the Agnus Dei of the Missa solemnis, Opus 123

Author: Transcribed, edited, and with a commentary by Patrizia Metzler and Fred Stoltzfus
Pub Date: April 2016

A facsimile edition detailing Beethoven's struggles to complete one of his defining works   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beethoven's Author: Transcribed, edited, and with a commentary by Lewis Lockwood and Alan Gosman
Pub Date: September 2013

A central source of insight into Beethoven's creative mind at a crucial stage of his career   learn more...