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"Beethovens Werkstatt" (Beethoven's Workshop would be the literal English translation) is a research project in the field of musicology. With technologies like high resolution scans and advanced semantic technologies, the project provides a unique glimpse into the creative processes of one of the greatest composers of classical music. Beethoven's style of composing was characterized by multiple reworks of his material. Always trying to write his best music, he constantly revised, corrected and annotated his sketches and finished versions - even after they were already printed.
By using high-resolution images and modern web technologies, researchers and musicians will be able to explore the creation of works like the 6th Symphony or the Moonlight Sonata for the first time. They will be able to study Beethoven's original handwriting and compare every step until the finished masterwork - even being able to play in-between or alternate versions that were later discarded. For almost every person who is seriously interested in classical music, this will be an amazing and unique experience.
The logo will be used as the primary identification symbol for this project.
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The logo should work with or without the project's subtitle ("Genetische Textkritik und Digitale Musikedition"). The use of any of Beethoven's signatures (as provided) is optional. The image with pencil and paper is a modern painting of Beethoven which may or may not be used in any way for the logo.
Any corny or hokey musical cliches like clefs or note symbols should be avoided. The logo should be as serious as possible, since it is clearly addressing a professional scholarly community. It should work well in combination with the logo of the Beethoven Haus Bonn, but does not have to follow the same style.
The logo could explore the unfinished style of Beethoven sketches, foreshadowing the perfection of later versions or displaying the incremental character of his work. Beethoven was the archetype of a musical genius: brilliant and headstrong. He often striked through passages or whole pages with red ink and wrote dictatorial instructions on the margins of his sketches. The strong musical will of this composer can still be felt 200 years later just by looking at his handwriting.