Seow-Chin Ong, Professor of Music History, received his Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California at Berkeley specializing in music of the late eighteenth and nineteenth century. His research of original Beethoven manuscripts in both American and European archives has been recognized by national and international scholars and supported by notable agencies, including the American Philosophical Society and the National Endowment for the Humanities, from which he was awarded a Fellowship in 2002-2003. His latest project is on Beethoven’s Landsberg 11 Sketchbook, a manuscript rediscovered in Kraków, Poland in the late 1970s. The publication of this major sketch source for three important works--the music to Goethe’s Egmont, Op. 84; the String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95; and the Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 97 ("Archduke")--will make available to scholars one of Western music's rarest documents.
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