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The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard University has received a major private collection of books and scores devoted to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Known as the "Biblioteca Mozartiana Eric Offenbacher," the collection was assembled by Dr. Eric Offenbacher of Seattle, Washington, over a period of nearly four decades. It includes two autograph manuscripts of Mozart and an autograph letter of his son Karl, and nearly one hundred first and early editions of the composer's works, the vast majority printed before 1800. The collection also contains many rare early biographical works and an extensive repertory of other writings about Mozart and his family. Facsimile publications, microfilms, and photocopies of Mozart autographs in libraries throughout the world are also included in the collection. Harvard plans to augment this collection with new acquisitions from the antiquarian market, thus further developing their Mozart holdings.

The primed materials from this collection are housed at the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, the manuscripts at Harvard's Houghton Library. A checklist of materials is in preparation and can be accessed at the Loeb Music Library's World-Wide Web site (http://www.rism.harvard.edu/MusicLibrary/Welcome.html); individual books and scores in the collection can be searched in HOLLIS, Harvard University's online library catalogue (telnet to: hollis.harvard.edu).

The International Carillon Congress will take place 9-13 August 1998 in Mechelen and Leuven, Belgium. Part of this event is a congress on campanology (the science of bells and carillons) under the sponsorship of the Catholic University of Leuven. …