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University at Buffalo Music Library Announces Availability of Ferdinand Praeger Collection of Scores

Academic journal article Notes

University at Buffalo Music Library Announces Availability of Ferdinand Praeger Collection of Scores

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University at Buffalo Music library announces availability of Ferdinand Praeger Collection of Scores. Ferdinand Praeger (1815-1891) is best known today as the author of Wagner as I Knew Him, a book that stirred considerable controversy when it was published in 1892. But Praeger was also a talented pianist, pedagogue, music critic, and composer. The University at Buffalo Music Library acquired a collection of Praeger's music manuscripts in 1984 and a preliminary inventory was created in 1985, presumably based on information supplied by the vendor. The collection contains close to 500 compositions, making it the largest of three major collections of Praeger's works, the other two being the British Library and the Moldenhauer Archives at Northwestern University.

The collection has now been fully cataloged at the item level in OCLC. The cataloging has revealed many new details about the musical and ex-tramusical content of the collection, including an inscription by Praeger's wife, Leonie, on a solo piano piece titled Volkslied: "The last piece written by Ferdinand Praeger after which he took to what proved to be his death bed. …

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