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Guide to the Alexander Weinmann Papers, 1614-1986

Collection Overview

The collection reflects Weinmann's extensive research in the history of Viennese music publishing and is a resource for study of publishing firms in Vienna as well as documenting Weinmann's bibliographical research. The Music Series includes title pages and parts of arrangements, focusing on Viennese publishers and composers, including Georg Druschetzky, Joseph Haydn, Johann Baptist Vanhal, Johann Josef Rösler, and Ferdinand Kauer, as well as Johann Sebastian Bach. Included in the Writings and Speeches Series are manuscript drafts of works related to Weinmann's bibliographies (published in the Beiträge zur Geschichte des Alt-Weiner Musikverlages) as well as bio-bibliographical and historical works. The series also documents Weinmann's study of 19th century Viennese publishing firms including Artaria and Company, Giovanni Cappi, Leopold Kozeluch, Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Carlo and Pietro Mechetti, Tranquillo Mollo, Ignaz Sauer, Johann Traeg, and Thaddäus Weigl. Series includes research by Weinmann's brother, Ignaz Weinmann, on Franz Schubert.

The Research Notes Series consists of bibliographic references and citations, information about works and plate numbers; Weinmann's contributions to the Répertoire international des sources musicales; and Wiener Zeitung references. The Series also concerns Weinmann's work as an editor of the sixth edition of the Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Tonwerke Wolfgang Amadé Mozarts. Anthony van Hoboken, Willi Boskovsky, Franz Giegling, Anton Fietz, and Arthur Fiedler are among primary correspondents in the collection. Weinmann also collected letters (originals and copies) from persons and publishers he studied, including J.P. Gotthard, Johann Strauss, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, and Tobias Haslinger.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Alexander Weinmann papers, 1614-1986
Creator
Weinmann, Alexander, 1901-1987
Extent
14 Linear Feet, 7,000 Items
Repository
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages
German,, and English.

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Contents of the Collection

Primarily correspondence between Weinmann and other scholars, musicians, conductors, and librarians. However, the early correspondence (1614-1928) is originals and copies of letters by Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Tobias Haslinger and J.P. Gotthard which Weinmann collected.

1614-1986, Feb. 14, undated
(28 folders)
Box 1

Includes typescripts and handwritten drafts of writings by Weinmann, some works published in the Beiträge zur Geschichte des Alt-Wiener Musikverlages as well as extensive lists and notes. At the end is a chronological arrangement of works which were not directly or solely identified as pertaining to the composers or publishers. Arranged alphabetically by composers, publishers, and works.

Artaria and Co., 1953,
Box 2
Beethoven, 1980, undated
Box 2
Cappi, 1958, undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Diabelli, Anton, 1954-1985, undated
(3 folders)
Box 2
Druschetzky, Georg, 1967, undated
Box 2
Eder, Joseph - Bermann, J., undated
Box 2
Fietz, Anton,1950s-1979, undated
Box 2
D-F
Box 2
Das Grab, 1960s, undated
Box 2
Haslinger, Tobias, 1943-1980, undated
(3 folders)
Box 2
Haydn, Joseph, 1973-1982, undated
Box 2
Hoffmeister, Franz Anton, 1960s-1985, undated
(3 folders)
Box 2
Kauer, Ferdinand, undated
Box 2
Kostbarkeiten aus Alt-Wien, 1960s, undated
Box 2
Lindemayr, Maurus, 1972- 1976, undated
Box 2
G-L
Box 2
Mechetti, Carlo and Pietro, 1958, undated
(3 folders)
Box 2
Mollo, Tranquillo, undated
Box 2
von Mosel, Ignaz Franz, undated
Box 2
Mozart, Leopold, undated
Box 2
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1965-1985, n.d
(2 folders)
Box 2
Muller, Adolf, Hans-Christian, Heinrich Friedrich, 1977, undated
Box 2
Pleyel, Ignaz, 1958-1977
Box 2
Radio lectures, recording, 1961-1980, undated
Box 2
RISM, 1967- 1977, undated
Box 2
Sauer, Ignaz (and Leidesdor), undated
(2 folders)
Box 3
Schubert, Franz, 1972-1985, undated
(3 folders)
Box 3
Die Schubert-Sammlung im Musikarchiv der Benediltinerabtei Seitenstetten, 1976 (Ignaz Weinmann)
Box 3
Die Schubert-Sammlung im Musikarchiv des Stiftes Seitenstetten, undated
(2 folders)
Box 3
Steffan, Josef Anton, undated
Box 3
Strauss, Johann, 1948-1976, undated
Box 3
S
Box 3
Traeg, Johann, 1977-1978, undated(3 folders)
Box 3
Weigl, Thaddäus, 1982, undated
Box 3
Wiener Musikverlag Am Rande, 1970
Box 3
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 3
1931-1983
(8 folders)
Box 3
1984- 1985, undated
(12 folders)
Box 4

Includes bibliographic references, notes for publishers' and composers' biographies, annotated printed material, information from Wiener Zeitung about publishers, and other fragments of information pertaining to the publishers and composers whom Weinmann studied. These materials are arranged chronologically, but most of the material is undated. Following the chronological arrangement are materials and correspondence with Franz Giegling concerning the sixth edition of the Ludwig Ritter von Köchel: Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Tonwerke Wolfgang Amadé Mozarts (Köchel-Verzeichnis). Both Weinmann and Giegling were editors of the Sixth Edition.

1823-1985, undated
(8 folders)
Box 4
undated
(12 folders)
Box 5
1957- 1984
(6 folders)
Box 5
Photographs, 1964, undated
(4 folders)
Box 5
1962-1985
Box 6
Negatives, B-W, undated
Box 6

Includes arrangements, fragments, and title pages of published music (originals and photocopies). Also contains manuscript examples prepared by Weinmann. Arranged by format: paper, photographs, and negatives. Within each format the materials are arranged alphabetically by composer, publisher, or title. When holdings include more than one work by a composer or publisher, works are arranged alphabetically by the title of the work.

Portions of this series are restricted.

Albrechtsberger, Anton, ca. 1976?
Box 6
Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg, 1976 (?), 1781- (?),
(2 folders)
Box 6
Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg, 1786-(?)
Box 6
Artaria and Co., undated
Box 6
Auber, Daniel, undated
Box 6
Beethoven, Ludwig Von, 1828, undated
Box 6
Cappi und Diabelli, undated
Box 6
Das Grab, 1815-(?)
Box 6
Dessauer, Josef, undated
Box 6
Diabelli, undated
Box 6
Druschetzky, Georg, undated
(2 folders)
Box 6
Eybler, Joseph, undated
Box 6
Fietz, Anton, 1952
Box 6
Hackel, Anton, undated
Box 6
Haydn, Joseph, undated
Box 6
Herold, F., undated
Box 6
Hoffmeister, Franz, 1839, undated
Box 6
Kozeluch, Leopold, undated
Box 6
Kreutzer, Rodolphe, 1601, undated
Box 6
Liszt, Franz, undated
Box 6
Lortzing, Gustave, undated
Box 6
Mechetti, Carlo and Pietro, undated
Box 6
Mollo, Tranquillo, undated
Box 6
Mosel, J. F., 1822, undated
Box 6
Mozart, W. A., 1847, undated
(3 folders)
Box 6
Müller, Adolf, undated
Box 6
Pleyl, Ignaz, 1790, undated
Box 6
Proch, Heinrich, undated
Box 6
Resnitschek, I., undated
Box 6
Schubert, Franz, undated
(3 folders)
Box 6
Steffan, Joseph, undated
Box 6
Strauss, Eduard und Anton, 1821
Box 6
Vanhal, Johann Baptist, undated
(3 folders)
Box 6
Vogel, Wilhelm, undated
Box 6
Zechner, 1976
Box 6
Hymns, undated
Box 6
Dance Music, undated
Box 6
Songs, ca. 1854, undated
Box 6
Various Composers, A-N, undated
(2 folders)
Box 6
Various composers, O-Z, undated
Box 7
Title pages, undated
Box 7
Anonymous, 1987 [?]
Box 7
Unidentified and miscellaneous fragments, 1933-1952 [?]
Box 7
Allegro für Klavier und Violine, Concerto für Violoncello princ., 2 v, 2 ve, 2 0b, 2 Cor, Basso, undated
Box 7
Divertimentos
(2 folders)
Box 7
Für die Viola d'Amor Cruittaré and Kleine Stücke
Box 7
Recitativo - Violino, Basso and Organo Sonata, Te Deum Royel
Box 7
Violino Solo and Violino Grand Trio
Box 7
Anonymous, 1820, undated
(3 folders)
Box 7
Beethoven, Ludwig Van, undated
Box 7
Druschetsky, Georg, Concerto in B and F. undated
Box 7
Six Parthies, undated
Box 7
Grand Septetto, 1886
Box 7
Eybler, Giuseppe, n.d
Box 7
Variatrone per ie Clavi Cembalo, undated
Box 7
A-Z, undated
(2 folders)
Box 7
Hoffmeister, Francesco, undated
Box 7
Josephz, E. Lebas, 1760
Box 7
Klein, Henri, Six Contre Danses, undated
Box 7
Licki, C. Georg, Trio für Clarinette, Fagotte, Horn, 1806
Box 7
Mozart, W. A, undated
(6 folders)
Box 8
Rösler, Johann Josef, Partita für 3 Bassethörner, undated
Box 8
Compositionen, n.d
Box 8
Schubertiana, 1814-1973
Box 8
Allegro Vivace
Box 8
Un die Verklärte Theresia, 1781
Box 8
Variazioni Combinate in C
Box 8
Variazioni Combinate per il Forte e Piano
Box 8
Druschetzky, Concerte,undated
Box 8
Tuma, Franz, Stabar Mater, undated
Box 8
Unidentified, undated
Box 8
A-Z, undated
(3 folders)
Box 8
Wallfarths Gesanger, 1689
Box 8
Werner, Gregor Joseph, 1759
Box 8
Ziegler, Josef, undated
Box 8
Various composers, undated
(5 folders)
Box 8
Miscellaneous, 1725, 1867, undated
Box 9
Various title pages, 1766- 1874, undated
(2 folders)
Box 9
Unidentified, 1821-1869, undated
(5 folders)
Box 9
Negatives, undated
Box 10
Negatives and miscellaneous, undated
Box 11

Contains programs, brochures, photocopies, and annotations on items pertaining to concerts and performances.

1871-1975, undated
(10 folders)
Box 11
1976-1986, undated
(16 folders)
Box 12

Includes photographs, photocopies, and negatives. Books are arranged alphabetically by author and then chronologically. Catalogs and Negatives are filed alphabetically by title.

Books,
(2 folders)
Box 12
Catalogs,
(4 folders)
Box 12
Negatives
(2 folders)
Box 12

Includes clippings, phonograph records, photographs, and negatives.

1701-1983,undated
(4 folders)
Box 12
undated
Box 13
Clippings, 1933- 1985, undated
Box 13
Phonograph records. 1960- 1962, undated
Box 13
Photographs, 1730-1991, undated
(4 folders)
Box 13
Negatives, 1961, undated
(5 folders)
Box 14
Artaria and Company, undated
(4 folders)
Box 15
Diabelli, Anton, undated
Box 15
Glöggl, F. X., undated
Box 15
Gotthard, J. P., undated
Box 15
Haslinger, Tobais, undated
Box 15
Lithogr Institut nächst der Burg No. 2, undated
Box 15
Mechetti, Carlo and Pietro, undated
Box 15
Mollo, Tranquillo, undated
Box 15
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, undated
Box 15
Müller, H. F., undated
Box 16
Rörich, Franz, undated
Box 16
Senefelder, undated
Box 16
S. A. Steiner and Co., undated
Box 16
Weigl, Thaddäus, undated
Box 16
1954-1982, undated
Box 16
undated,1026-15451
(2 folders)
Box 16
Clippings, ca. 1929-1985, undated
(6 folders)
Box 17
undated
Box 18
Mozart, Leopold
(2 folders)
Box 18
A-Z, undated
Box 18
Schubert, Franz
Box 18
D-V
Box 18
Various composers, undated
Box 18
1826-1985, undated
(8 folders)
Box 18

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1901, Feb. 20Born, Vienna, Austria
1948Published Werkverzeichnis Joseph Lanner
1952Published Artaria and Co.
1955Received a doctorate in musicology, Innsbruck University
Completed Vollständiges Verlagsverzeichnis Artaria und Comp. (Dissertation)
1956Published Werkverzeichnis Johann Strauss Vater und Sohn
Published Weiner Musikverleger und Musikalienhändler von Mozarts Zeit bis gegen 1860
1964Published Franz Anton Hoffmeister
1973Published 'Das Grab' ein literarisch-musikalischer Bestseller in Österreichische Musikzeitschrift
1987Died, Vienna, Austria

Weinmann's works in Viennese music publishing are included in the Beiträge zur Geschichte des Alt-Weiner Musikverlages series. He also published a number of articles in the field of musicology in the Österreichische Musikzeitschrift. He was a contributor to the Répertoire international des sources musicales and the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and a co-editor of L. von Köchel: Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Tonwerke Wolfgang Amadé Mozarts (Sixth Edition).

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alexander Weinmann Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Alexander Weinmann Papers (1614-1986) were purchased by the Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by: Dan Daily

Completed June 8, 1994

Encoded by Stephen Douglas Miller

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