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