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From the Rosenthal Archives

Beethoven Life Mask

© Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2010
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Length: 04:03



Frank Villella, archivist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, describes a special artifact from the Theodore Thomas collection: a life mask of Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Rosenthal Archives

Formed in 1990 during the CSO’s centennial season, the Samuel R. and Marie Louise Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra house an extensive collection of audio-visual materials, programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, and administrative records documenting the activities of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Civic Orchestra, and Orchestra Hall and Symphony Center events. Read more >