Photograph of a painting depicting Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven and his publishers

Unfortunately, text is only available in German

Die Wienbibliothek im Rathaus verfügt über eine beachtliche Anzahl von Briefen Ludwig van Beethovens, der Großteil davon an seine Verleger Steiner und Haslinger, weiters über ein Teilarchiv des Musikverlags Artaria, der Kompositionen Beethovens veröffentlichte, sowie über zahlreiche Erst- und Frühausgaben von dessen Werken. Eine Auswahl aus all diesem bildet den Kern der Ausstellung der Wienbibliothek zum Beethoven-Gedenkjahr 2020, in der als besonderer Glanzpunkt ein Fragment aus der autographen Partitur der Ouvertüre "Zur Weihe des Hauses" gezeigt wird. Themen sind u. a. das Musikverlagswesen zu Beethovens Zeit allgemein, die Bedeutung des Mäzenatentums und andere finanzielle Aspekte, der Verkauf ein und desselben Werks an verschiedene Firmen sowie unverhohlene Raubdrucke, Beethovens Ärger über fehlerhafte Ausgaben, aber auch sein Humor im Umgang mit Musikverlegern, die Versteigerung seines Nachlasses und schließlich die Anläufe zu einer noch von Beethoven selbst angeregten Gesamtausgabe seiner Werke.

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