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  • Originalpartitur Johann Jacob Froberger, aus der Privatbibliothek Kaiser Leopolds I.
    Courtly melodies
    Musical treasures from the private library of Leopold I
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    Kuttenberger Cantionale
    Fascinating source of music history

  • Lesesaal ohne Personen
    Our books are taking a break
    Closing time from July 27 until August 5
  • Beethoven digital
    Beethoven digital
    Experience the genius online
  • Originalpartitur Johann Jacob Froberger, aus der Privatbibliothek Kaiser Leopolds I.
    Courtly melodies
    Musical treasures from the private library of Leopold I

Setting the tone around the world

Mozart’s “Requiem”, Haydn’s “Kaiserhymne”, Beethoven’s violin concert, the bequests of Anton Bruckner and Alban Berg – the collection of original manuscripts in the Department of Music is of an international standard. The archive of the former Imperial court orchestra provides a unique insight in the musical life of baroque Vienna. And a comprehensive collection of handwritten and printed music from the 16th to the 21st century documents the diversity of Vienna – a cosmopolitan city when it comes to music.

Find out which treasures are held in the Department of Music and how you can use the holdings.




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Capacity library area at Heldenplatz

Due to the minimum distance required by the authorities, currently not all seats are available in the reading rooms. The capacity indicator serves as an orientation for your visit

 
 
 

302 seats (reading rooms, lounge or research zone) are still available.

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