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Collections, privatelocked

  • Otto E. Albrecht
  •  and Stephen Roe


This article is a fundamental revision of Otto Albrecht's comprehensive listing in Grove6 of collections of printed and manuscript music and letters of composers and musicians, libraries, books and theoretical works still in private hands. Instruments, collections of and Sound archives are treated elsewhere. Albrecht's division into two sections has been retained, though the parts are retitled ‘Current Collections’ and ‘Historical Collections’. The former records geographically collections in the process of formation and development, or which remain in the family of the original collector or have not yet reached permanent, public, institutional ownership. The second lists alphabetically collections since the late 15th century which have reached a final destination (as far as can be ascertained) or have now been dispersed. Political and market forces of the last 30 or so years of the 20th century have shown that it is not always an inexorable progress from the first to the second list and in some cases the reverse journey has been made. Bibliographical details are generally omitted in the second part; they may be found under the entry for the library where the collection is now located....

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Washington, Folger Shakespeare Library
Altötting, Kapuziner-Kloster St Konrad, Bibliothek
Bologna, Accademia Filarmonica, Archivio
Edinburgh, Reid Music Library of the University of Edinburgh
Bratislava, Univerzitná Knižnica, Narodné Knižničné Centrum, Hudobńy Kabinet
Fulda, Hessische Landesbibliothek
St Louis, Washington University, Gaylord Music Library
Bloomington (IN), Indiana University Library
London, King's College Library
St Petersburg, Rossiyskaya Natsional′naya Biblioteka
Glasgow, Mitchell Library, Arts Dept
New Haven (CT), Yale University, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
Dublin, Archbishop Marsh's Library
Hamburg, Staatsarchiv
Bologna, Collezioni d'Arte e di Storia della Casa di Risparmio (Biblioteca Ambrosini)
Oslo, Nasjonalbiblioteket, Avdeling Oslo, Norsk Musikksamling
Cardiff, University of Wales/Prifysgol Cymru
Geneva, Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
Bloomington (IN), Indiana University, Cook Music Library
Schwerin, Landesbibliothek Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Musiksammlung
Aberdeen, University, Queen Mother Library
Bologna, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale
Jerusalem, Jewish National and University Library, Music Dept
Melbourne, State Library of Victoria
Berea (OH), Riemenschneider Bach Institute Library
Norrköping, Stadsbiblioteket
J.B. Coover: Music at Auction: Puttick and Simpson (Warren, MI, 1988)
Cambridge, Pendlebury Library of Music
Münster, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, Musiksammlung
Leeds, Leeds Central Library, Music and Audio Dept
The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek
St Andrews, University of St Andrews Library
Mnichovo Hradiště, Státní Oblatní Archiv v Praze - Pobočka v Mnichovoě Hradiští
Atlanta (GA), Emory University Library
Sydney, University of Sydney, Fisher Library
Venice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Istituto per le Lettere, il Teatro ed il Melodramma, Biblioteca
Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional
Venice, Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello, Biblioteca
Cambridge, Magdalene College, Pepys Library
New York, Columbia University, Gabe M. Wiener Music & Arts Library
Cambridge, University Library
Žitenice, Státní Oblastní Archiv v Litoměřicích
Cambridge (MA), Harvard University, Houghton Library
Kassel, Gesamthochschul-Bibliothek, Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek, Musiksammlung
Cambridge (MA), Harvard University, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library
London, Royal College of Music, Library
Lund, Universitet, Universitetsbiblioteket, Handskriftsavdelningen
Einsiedeln, Benedikterkloster, Musikbibliothek
Cambridge, Clare College Archives
Oranienbaum, Landesarchiv
Łódź, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka
Regensburg, Bischöfliche Zentralbibliothek, Proske-Musikbibliothek
Oxford, Faculty of Music Library
Bloomington (IN), Indiana University, Lilly Library
Vienna, Stadt- und Landesbibliothek, Musiksammlung
Zürich, Zentralbibliothek
Kaliningrad, Nauchnaya Biblioteka Kalingradskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta
Rochester (NY), Sibley Music Library, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
Leeds, University of Leeds, Brotherton Library
Princeton (NJ), Theological Seminary, Speer Library
New York, Pierpont Morgan Library
Chapel Hill (NC), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Frank V. de Bellis Collection
Berlin, Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung, Bibliothek
Rein, Zisterzienserstift
Avignon, Médiathèque Ceccano
Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Tegernsee, Herzogliches Archiv
Wernigerode, Harzmuseum, Harzbücherei
Tenbury Wells, St Michael's College Library [in GB-Ob]
Łńcut, Biblioteka-Muzeum Zamku
Glasgow, University Library
Reading, University, Music Library
Colmar, Bibliothèque de la Ville
Dundee, Central Library
Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Music Dept
New York, Public Library, Center for the Humanities
Morristown (NJ), National Historical Park Museum
Brno, Moravské Zemské Muzeum, Oddělení Dějin Hudby
Prague, Národní Muzeum, Dobrovského (Nostická) Knihovna
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Musiksammlung
London, British Broadcasting Corporation, Music Library
R. Stevenson: Renaissance and Baroque Musical Sources in the Americas (Washington DC, 1970)
Lexington (KY), University of Kentucky, Margaret I. King Library
Winhöring, Gräflich Toerring-Jettenbachsche Bibliothek [on loan to D-Mbs]
Martin, Slovenské Národné Múzeum, Archív
Munich, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Bibliothek
Salzburg, Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, Bibliotheca Mozartiana
Harburg (nr Donauwörth), Fürstlich Oettingen-Wallerstein'sche Bibliothek Schloss Harburg [in D-Au]
Bonn, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Washington, Cathedral Library
Leipzig, Leipziger Städtische Bibliotheken, Musikbibliothek
Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftensammlung
Modena, Biblioteca Estense e Universitaria
Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitäts-Bibliothek, Musikabteilung
Northampton (MA), Smith College, Werner Josten Library
Hereford, Cathedral Library
Proceedings of the Musical Association
New York, Public Library at Lincoln Center, Music Division
Winchester, Hampshire Record Office
Naples, Conservatorio di Musica S Pietro a Majella, Biblioteca
Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, sezione Musicale
Vienna, Institut für Musikwissenschaft der Universität
Cardiff, Public Libraries, Central Library
Copenhagen, Kongelige Bibliotek
Utrecht, Letterenbibliotheek, Universiteit
Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense, sezione Musica
Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek
Seville, Institución Colombina
London, Central Music Library
Northampton (MA), Forbes Library
London, English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
Princeton (NJ), Princeton University, Firestone Memorial Library
Philadelphia, Musical Fund Society [on loan to US-PHf]
Washington, DC, Library of Congress, Music Division
Stockholm, Kungliga Biblioteket: Sveriges Nationalbibliotek
Düsseldorf, Goethe-Museum, Bibliothek
Carpentras, Bibliothèque Municipale (Inguimbertine)
Berlin, Hochschule der Künste, Hochschulbibliothek, Abteilung Musik und Darstellende Kunst
Copenhagen, Københavns Universitét, Musikvidenskabeligt Institut, Bibliotek
Ottawa, National Library of Canada, Music Division
Lyons, Bibliothèque Municipale
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Music Library
Heidelberg, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar der Rupert-Karls-Universität
Augsburg, Universität Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek
Bassano del Grappa, Biblioteca Archivo Museo (Biblioteca Civica)
Rio de Janeiro, Fundação Biblioteca Nacional, Divisão de Música e Arquivo Sonoro
Basle, Universität Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek, Musikabteilung
Boston, Public Library, Music Department
Edwardsville (IL), Southern Illinois University
Dresden, Sächsische Staatsoper, Notenbibliothek [in D-Dl]
Baltimore, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University
Bristol, Central Library
Berkeley, University of California at Berkeley, Music Library
Mainz, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Universitätsbibliothek, Musikabteilung
Chicago, Chicago Public Library, Music Information Center
Evanston (IL), Northwestern University
Hartford (CT), Case Memorial Library, Hartford Seminary Foundation [in US-ATet]
Philadelphia, Curtis Institute of Music, Library
London, Royal Academy of Music, Library
Oakland (CA), Mills College, Margaret Prall Music Library
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Nuremberg, Germanisches National-Museum, Bibliothek
Toronto, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music Library
Basle, Paul Sacher Stiftung, Bibliothek
Dijon, Conservatoire Jean-Philippe Rameau, Bibliothèque
Charlottesville (VA), University of Virginia, Alderman Library
Urbana (IL), University of Illinois, Music Library
Fontes artis musicae
Claremont (CA), Claremont College Libraries
Neuenstein, Hohenlohe-Zentralarchiv
Durham (NC), Duke University Libraries
Uppsala, Universitetsbiblioteket
Philadelphia, Gratz College
Charlottesville (VA), University of Virginia, Music Library
San Jose (CA), Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San José State University
Cambridge (MA), Harvard University, Harvard College Library
Stockholm, Stiftelsen Musikkulturens Främjande
Augsburg, Fuggersche Domänenkanzlei, Bibliothek
Baltimore, Maryland Historical Society Library
O. Thompson: The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians (9/1964)
New Brunswick (NJ), Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Music Library, Mabel Smith Douglass Library
Dublin, Trinity College Library, University of Dublin
Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Bonn, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung
Strasbourg, Université des Sciences Humaines, Institut de Musicologie
Paris, Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra
Tel-Aviv, American for Music Library in Israel, Felicja Blumental Music Center and Library
Dublin, National Library of Ireland
London, Westminster Central Music Library
Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Norwich, Record Office
Brussels, Conservatoire Royal, Bibliothèque, Koninklijk Conservatorium, Bibliotheek
Wrocław, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka
London, British Library
Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Dept of Manuscripts and Printed Books
Madrid, Casa Ducal de Medinaceli, Biblioteca
Paris, Bibliothèque Pierre Aubry
Mnichovo Hradiště, Vlastivědné Muzeum
Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Music Dept
Weimar, Stiftung Weimarer Klassik, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek
Versailles, Bibliothèque
Salzburg, Universität Salzburg, Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Bibliothek
Baltimore, Arthur Friedheim Library, Johns Hopkins University
Mantua, Biblioteca Comunale
Bonn, Beethoven-Haus, Beethoven-Archiv
Liège, Conservatoire Royal de Musique, Bibliothèque
Austin, University of Texas at Austin, The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Paris, Conservatoire [in F-Pn]
Eisenstadt, Esterházy-Archiv
Granville (OH), Denison University Library
Barcelona, S.E. Catedra Basiclica, Arixiu
Moscow, Rossiyskaya Gosudarstvennaya Biblioteka
Oxford, Bodleian Library
Kroměříž, Arcibiskupský zámek, hudební sbírka
Český Krumlov, Státní Oblastní Archiv v Trěboni, Hudební Sbírka
Chicago, Newberry Library
Cincinnati, Public Library
Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III
Stockholm, Statens Musikbibliothek
Göttweig, Benediktinerstift, Musikarchiv
Philadelphia, Historical Society of Pennsylvania Library
Mainz, Stadtbibliothek
Stockholm, Musikmuseet, Arkiv
Palo Alto (CA), University, Memorial Library of Music, Department of Special Collections of the Cecil H. Green Library
Pittsburgh, Theological Seminary, Clifford E. Barbour Library
Ghent, Universiteit, Centrale Bibliotheek, Handskriftenzaal
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale Albert 1er/Koninlijke Bibliotheek Albert I, Section de la Musique
Milan, Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi, Biblioteca
Philadelphia, The Presbyterian Historical Society Library [in US-PHlc]
Munich, Bibliothek St Michael
Oxford, Christ Church Library
Durham, Cathedral Church, Dean and Chapter Library
San Marino (CA), Huntington Library
Poughkeepsie (NY), Vassar College, George Sherman Dickinson Music Library
Rouen, Bibliothèque Municipale
New Haven (CT), Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Syracuse (NY), University Music Library
Coburg, Landesbibliothek, Musiksammlung
Eichstätt, Katholische Universität, Universitätsbibliothek
Berne, Schweizerische Landesbibliothek/Bibliothèque Nationale Suisse/Biblioteca Nationale Svizzera/Biblioteca Naziunala Svizra
Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Rome, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana, Biblioteca
Tokyo, Nanki Ongaku Bunko
Kórnik, Polska Akademia Nauk, Biblioteka Kórnicka
Cambridge, King's College, Rowe Music Library
Manchester, Central Library, Henry Watson Music Library
Medford (MA), Tufts University Library
Budapest, Országos Széchényi Könyvtár
Los Angeles, University of California at Los Angeles, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Dipartimento Musica
London, University of London Library, Music Collection
Vienna, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
Oslo, Universitetsbiblioteket
Agen, Archives Départementales de Lot-et-Garonne
Norwich, Central Library
Graz, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
Prague, Národní Muzeum
Ulm, Von Schermar'sche Familienstiftung, Bibliothek
Hinrichsen's Musical Year Book
Dietfurt, Nordrhein-Westfälisches Hauptstaatsarchiv
Leufsta Bruk, De Geer private collection [in S-Uu]
Latrobe (PA), St Vincent College Library
The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Muziekafdeling
Hamburg, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietzky, Musiksammlung
Frankfurt, Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek
Florence, Conservatorio Statale di Musica Luigi Cherubini
Rome, Conservatorio di Musica S Cecilia
St Petersburg, Rossiyskiy Institut Istorii Iskusstv
Birmingham, Birmingham University
Gotha, Forschungs- und Landesbibliothek, Musiksammlung
Rostock, Universität, Universitätsbibliothek
Florence, Biblioteca Marucelliana
Bologna, Convento di S Francesco, Biblioteca
Beroun, Statní Okresní Archiv
Kiel, Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesbibliothek
Münster, Bischöflishes Priesterseminar, Bibliothek
Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh
London, Guildhall Library
Würzburg, Staatsarchiv
Eisenstadt, Haydn-Museum
Douai, Bibliothèque Nationale