||Part 1. Arrival and sacralization. Arrival in America ; Defining Beethoven ; Deification and spiritualization -- Part 2. Science, scholars, and critics. Beethoven, modernism, and science ; "The warm tropical summer of sketch research" : Beethoven and the Cold War ; Reactions to modernism : musical meaning and the classical canon -- Part 3. Beethoven and the dramatic arts. Beethoven on the silver screen ; Beethoven's music in film ; Beethoven in the theater -- Part 4. Beyond classicism : Beethoven in American society and culture. "Beethoven was Black" : why does It matter? ; Beethoven in popular music ; Beethoven everywhere.