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  • Alban Berg's „Wozzeck”
    Alban Berg's „Wozzeck”
    The "Viennese Modernism" in the Literature Museum
  • Kuttenberger Cantionale, Original, Musiksammlung, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
    Kuttenberger Cantionale
    Fascinating source of music history
  • Portrait Ludwig van Beethoven und handschriftliche Partitur "Violinkonzert op. 61"
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Violin concert op. 61: complete facsimile edition

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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