2020 marks the 250th birthday of Beethoven. To celebrate, the Morgan Library has selections from JP Morgan's collection of Beethoven's manuscripts on display on the bottom floor. JP Morgan acquired his first Beethoven manuscript in 1907, slowing expanding it over the years. The collection on display is telling: these are sketches, not finished works (despite the autographs on each piece). Marvel at how the mind of a musical genius 'took notes'. As the exhibit states, "the sketches present a challenge to any scholar who attempts to decode [his] handwriting."

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