Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum

Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Ave

The Morgan Library & Museum houses one of the finest collections of music manuscripts in the country. In addition to a large collection of musicians' letters and first editions of scores and librettos, it has the world's largest collection of Mahler ... more

The Morgan Library & Museum houses one of the finest collections of music manuscripts in the country. In addition to a large collection of musicians' letters and first editions of scores and librettos, it has the world's largest collection of Mahler manuscripts and substantial holdings of Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Mozart, Schubert, and Richard Strauss. The collection spans six centuries and many countries. The Morgan's holdings of material relating to the lives and works of the dramatist William S. Gilbert and the composer Arthur S. Sullivan form the most extensive archive of its kind in the world. Although Pierpont Morgan is not on record as evincing any notable interest in music, he did make two important purchases: the two earliest dated letters of the thirteen-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the manuscript of Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Sonata no. 10, op. 96, in G Major. The Morgan's music collection is the result of the generosity of several donors and lenders. In 1962 the Dannie and Hettie Heineman Collection, a small but exceedingly well-chosen selection of music manuscripts, was placed on deposit and then formally given to the Morgan in 1977. In 1968 the institu... more

The Morgan Library & Museum houses one of the finest collections of music manuscripts in the country. In addition to a large collection of musicians' letters and first editions of scores and librettos, it has the world's largest collection of Mahler manuscripts and substantial holdings of Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Mozart, Schubert, and Richard Strauss. The collection spans six centuries and many countries. The Morgan's holdings of material relating to the lives and works of the dramatist William S. Gilbert and the composer Arthur S. Sullivan form the most extensive archive of its kind in the world.

Although Pierpont Morgan is not on record as evincing any notable interest in music, he did make two important purchases: the two earliest dated letters of the thirteen-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the manuscript of Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Sonata no. 10, op. 96, in G Major.

The Morgan's music collection is the result of the generosity of several donors and lenders. In 1962 the Dannie and Hettie Heineman Collection, a small but exceedingly well-chosen selection of music manuscripts, was placed on deposit and then formally given to the Morgan in 1977. In 1968 the institution became a major repository of music manuscripts with the donation of Mary Flagler Cary's extraordinary collection of manuscripts, letters, and printed scores. In 1972 Robert Owen Lehman put on deposit his collection of manuscript scores, the greatest private collection of its kind. In 2008 the Morgan acquired the James Fuld Collection, by all accounts the finest private collection of printed music in the world.


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Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum

Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum
11/13/2018 10:30 AM
Tue, November 13
10:30AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum
11/14/2018 10:30 AM
Wed, November 14
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum
11/15/2018 10:30 AM
Thu, November 15
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum
11/16/2018 10:30 AM
Fri, November 16
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum
11/17/2018 10:00 AM
Sat, November 17
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum
11/18/2018 11:00 AM
Sun, November 18
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum
11/20/2018 10:30 AM
Tue, November 20
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum
11/21/2018 10:30 AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Music Manuscripts & Printed Music - Morgan Library & Museum
11/23/2018 10:30 AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
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Morgan Library and Museum

225 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
(212) 685-0008

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