BEETHOVEN WAS HERE – BEETHOVEN MEMORIAL MUSEUMW hy is Martonvásár considered the centre of the Beethoven cult in Hungary? Is he really visited Martonvásár several times? The Museum reveals the history of the friendship between the Brunszvik family and Beethoven through documents and objects. If you want to know more about the mystery of the "Immortal Beloved", visit us. The Museum can be accessed from the Agroverzum during opening hours.
WHAT WILL YOU SEE AT THE EXHIBITION?A marble bust of Beethoven assumed to be prepared by Ivan Mestrovic welcomes the visitors in the foreground of the exhibition. The room to the right has the atmosphere of the Era of Beethoven. The main showpieces are the Rococo stove, the family piano, which was also played by Ferenc Liszt in 1846, a tuft of Beethoven's hair in a medallion, and the 19th century copy of Ferdinand Schimon's portrait of Beethoven. The left-hand room refers to the relationship between Beethoven and other Hungarian families (Festetics, Esterházy, Erdődy) and Miklós Zmeskál.
Here you can see the musical notes of the ‘Overture to King Stephen’ and ‘Athens ruins’, composed by Beethoven for the opening of the German Theatre in Pest in 1812. The large hall of the museum is a reminder of the friendship of Beethoven and the Brunszvik family with the help of wall-mounted tablets, pictures and various relics in displays. Special mention should be made of the contemporary pastel image of the Brunszvik sisters, Miklós Barabás's drawing of the old Teréz, the apostle of kindergartens, the books and sheet music from the valuable collections of the family, and the important material proof of the Maestro's visit here: a red marble obelisk (‘pyramid’) which is referred to in a letter written by Beethoven in 1807.