Fuld, James J(effrey)
- Paula Morgan
(b New York, Feb 16, 1916; d New York, Jan 29, 2008). American collector and writer on music. He received the BA from Harvard College in 1937 and graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1940 and practised law in New York. His interest in first editions led him to an investigation of the various techniques for dating printed music and identifying first editions and he built up a private collection of over 1700 first editions of classical, popular and folk music, which includes Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli (1567), Bach’s Goldberg Variations (1742), Handel’s Messiah (1767) and Gluck’s Orfeo (1764), as well as operas by Gilbert and Sullivan, a large collection of Americana (with works by Gershwin, Berlin and Kern) and popular tunes such as Three Blind Mice (1609). He also collected orginal librettos, programmes, posters and playbills of historical interest and autographs of most major composers after ...