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