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Honorary members

Since its foundation in 1889, the Beethoven-Haus Society has often recognized outstanding musicians by awarding them honorary membership. They include:

José Antonio Abreu (presentation)
Alban-Berg-Quartett
Artemis-Quartett
Daniel Barenboim
Alfred Brendel
Rudolf Buchbinder (presentation)
Bruno Leonardo Gelber
Gewandhaus-Quartett Leipzig
Luitgard Hartmann
Julius-Wegelersche Familienstiftung
György Kurtag
Kurt Masur (presentation)
Melos-Quartett
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Igor Oistrach
Natalia Oistrach-Zertsalova
Maurizio Pollini
András Schiff
Peter Serkin
Andreas Staier (presentation)

And also included:

Claudio Abbado
Claudio Arrau
Wilhelm Backhaus
Hans Conrad Bodmer
Karl Böhm
Johannes Brahms
Max Bruch
Adolf Busch
Pablo Casalss
Hermann Deiters
Werner Egk
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Andor Foldes
Pierre Fournier
Anne-Liese Gielen
Hermann von Helmholtz
Anne-Liese Henle
Anthony van Hoboken
Ludwig Hoelscher
Joseph Joachim
Herbert von Karajan
Wilhelm Kempff
Friedrich Knickenberg
Otto Klemperer
Yehudi Menuhin
Paul Mies
Hermann Neusser
Elly Ney
David Oistrach
Ignaz Paderewski
Josef Pembaur d.J.
Hans Pfitzner
Max Reger
Mstislaw Rostropowitsch
Ludwig Schiedermair
Ferdinand August Schmidt
Joseph Schmidt-Görg
Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Clara Schumann
Rudolf Serkin
Isaac Stern
Richard Strauss
Alexander Wheelock Thayer
Alan Tyson
Giuseppe Verdi
Theodor Wildeman
Leonhardt Wolff
Caspar von Zumbusch