Albi Rosenthal collection of letters between composers and music publishers,
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1 collection (3 boxes (1.5 linear feet))
The collection is centered on important composers, including Bellini, Berlioz, Boccherini, Chopin, Elgar, Joseph Haydn, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Puccini, Rossini, Schumann, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky, Verdi and Wagner, as well as some lesser-known composers such as Bianchini, Martin Gerbert, Guglielmi, Gyrowetz, Onslow, Pleyel, and Steibelt. Music publishers include Breitkopf & Härtel, Haslinger, Hoffmeister & Kuhnel, Kistner & Siegel & Co., Lucca, Ricordi, Schlesinger, Simrock and many others.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection was received with translations, transcriptions, and dealer's notes of some letters. Some of the information for the notes below was taken from these materials. These papers have been retained in the Curatorial file. The collection also arrived in the repository with item numbers already established, and we have attempted to retain those numbers.
- Rosenthal, Albi, 1914-, collector. Albi Rosenthal collection of letters between composers and music publishers: Guide.
- Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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