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A Guide to the Moldenhauer Archives

This special presentation electronically replicates the book The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial. Music History from Primary Sources: A Guide to the Moldenhauer Archives. To view or read each essay, select the corresponding link in the table of contents. Select the illustrations in the essays to view their descriptive information and higher-resolution images. In some cases, complete works discussed in the essays are available for viewing.

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Foreword (PDF/8 Kb)
James H. Billington
The Librarian of Congress

Acknowledgments (PDF/11 Kb)
Jon Newsom
Chief, Music Division

Introduction (PDF/ 19Kb)
Jon Newsom

Music History from Primary Sources (PDF/ 4.2M)
An Introductory Essay
Alfred Mann

  • The Art of Musical Notation
  • The Rise of Music Drama
  • Classicism and Romanticism
  • An Age of Personal Memory

Essay on Selected Documents

The Nathan Bequest: Payment Receipts in the Hand of Johann Sebastian Bach, 1746 to 1748 (With a Fragment for the Year 1749 in the Hand of His Son) (PDF/ 196Kb)
Robert L. Marshall

Comments on Béla Bartók's Working Method in Dealing with Proofs for His Violin Concerto (1937-1938) (PDF/ 346Kb)
Ferenc Bónis

A Sketch Leaf from Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata, Op.28 (PDF/ 406Kb)
Susan Clermont

A Beethoven Sketch for the Puzzle Canon "Das Schweigen," WoO 168 (PDF/ 199Kb)
Susan Clermont

Two Sketches for Alban Berg's Lulu (PDF/ 187Kb)
Patricia Hall

Ernest Bloch's Conducting Score for Schelomo (PDF/ 183Kb)
Michael Nott


John Blow's "Arise, Great Monarch, and Ascend the Throne" (PDF/ 151Kb)
Watkins Shaw

Pierre Boulez's Le Marteau sans maître (PDF/ 481Kb)
Robert Piencikowski

Johannes Brahms's Autograph of "Die Kränze" (PDF/ 237Kb)
Jürgen Thym

Two Brahms Letters (PDF/ 289Kb)
Jürgen Thym

Some Autobiographical Overtones in Brahms's Rinaldo (PDF/ 175Kb)
Carol A. Hess

Two Letters by Anton Bruckner (PDF/ 356Kb)
Jürgen Thym

Dr. Burney, Samuel Wesley, and J. S. Bach's Goldberg Variations (PDF/ 148Kb)
Philip Olleson

John Cage's "The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs" (PDF/ 200Kb)
Lauriejean Reinhardt

Pablo Casals: A Letter Written from Exile (PDF/ 377Kb)
Douglas W. Foard

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Ozymandias" (PDF/ 466Kb)
Massimo Ossi

A Chopin Manuscript: Prelude in A-flat Major, op. posth. (PDF/ 221Kb)
Robin Rausch

Luigi Dallapiccola's Sketch for Ulisse (PDF/ 126Kb)
Wayne Shirley


Frederick Delius's "Zwei Braune Augen" (PDF/ 232Kb)
Don C. Gillespie

George Gershwin: A Sketch for Porgy and Bess (PDF/ 148Kb)
Wayne Shirley

Excerpts from Gluck's Alceste, Copied and Revised by Hector Berlioz (PDF/ 241Kb)
Joël-Marie Fauquet

George Frideric Handel's 1749 Letter to Charles Jennens (PDF/ 716Kb)
William D. Gudger

Karl Amadeus Hartmann's Miserae (1933-1934) (PDF/ 238Kb)
Lauriejean Reinhardt

Josef Matthias Hauer's Melischer Erntwurf (PDF/ 201Kb)
Lauriejean Reinhardt

Paul Hindemith's Hérodiade (PDF/ 158Kb)
Jürgen Thym

Arthur Honegger's "Les Ombres": Fragment of a Lost Film Score (PDF/ 250Kb)
Fred Steiner

Transformation and Adaptation: The Evolution of Charles Ives's Song "From ‘Paracelsus'" (PDF/ 183Kb)
Felix Meyer

The Kerver Missale Romanum (PDF/ 52Kb)
Denise P. Gallo

Franz Liszt's Psalm XVIII (PDF/ 180Kb)
Rena Charnin Mueller

Witold Lutosławski Venetian Games (PDF/ 247Kb)
Michael O'Brien

Gustav Mahler Sketches in the Moldenhauer Archives (PDF/ 466Kb)
Edward R. Reilly

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Overture to Elijah, Arrangement for Piano Duet (1847) (PDF/ 358Kb)
R. Larry Todd


A Letter by Pietro Metastasio (PDF/ 256Kb)
Denise P Gallo

Wolfgang Amadè Mozart's Allegro and Andante ("Fantasy") in F Minor for Mechanical Organ, K. 6o8 (PDF/ 428Kb)
Neal Zaslaw

The Coronation Scene from Modest Musorgsky's Boris Godunov in Rimsky-Korsakov's Edition (PDF/ 214Kb)
Kevin LaVine

Krzysztof Penderecki's Polymorphia and Fluorescences (PDF/ 431Kb)
Peggy Monastra

A Fragment from Act II of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème (PDF/ 393Kb)
Linda B. Fairtile

George Rochberg's Fifth Symphony:A Commentary by the Composer (PDF/ 118Kb)

Gioachino Rossini's Moïse (PDF/ 283Kb)
Philip Gossett

Arnold Schoenberg's Adagio for Strings and Harp (PDF/ 548Kb)
Claudio Spies

Two Leaves of Sketches for Arnold Schoenberg's Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (PDF/ 172Kb)
Claudio Spies

Of Songs and Cycles: A Franz Schubert Bifolio (PDF/ 80Kb)
Morten Solvik

Gunther Schuller on Edward Steuermann and Schuller's Symphony for Brass (PDF/ 210Kb)
Interview with Jon Newsom


Robert Schumann's Burla in G Minor (PDF/ 216Kb)
John Daverio

Igor Stravinsky's Threni: Conducting Details (PDF/ 113Kb)
Claudio Spies

Germaine Tailleferre's Concerto pour Piano et 12 Instruments (PDF/ 122Kb)
Michael O'Brien

Aurelio de la Vega's The Magic Labyrinth : Reminiscences of the Composer (PDF/ 181Kb)

Giuseppe Verdi's Attila (PDF/ 271Kb)
Philip Gossett

Anton Webern's Six Pieces for Orchestra, op. 6, Arrangement for Chamber Ensemble (PDF/ 199Kb)
Felix Meyer

Anton Webern's "Mein Weg geht jetzt vorüber," op. 15, No.4 (PDF/ 241Kb)
Lauriejean Reinhardt

Anton Webern's Zwei Lieder für gemischten Chor, op. 19 (PDF/ 249Kb)
Lauriejean Reinhardt

Anton Webern's Jone Poems (PDF/ 320Kb)
Lauriejean Reinhardt

Frank Wedekind: Stock Poster with His Autograph Prologue to Der Erdgeist (PDF/ 265Kb)
Lauriejean Reinhardt

Finding Aid

Repositories (PDF/ 11Kb)

Contributors (PDF/ 23Kb)