The building of the RCH Institute for Musicology will be closed between November 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023 due to technical reasons. The staff of the Institute can be reached by email. Thank you for your understanding!


This closure only concerns the Institute itself, the Museum of Music History is still open from 10:00 to 16:00 every day, except for Mondays.

beethoven conference news

The RCH Institute for Musicology commemorates the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth with an international conference with invited scholars on December 4, 2020from 11 AM. 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. 

The program is available here, or from the event's official website

The conference will be broadcast via Zoom through this link.