Guide to the Alexander Weinmann Papers, 1614-1986
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.
- Collection Number
- Alexander Weinmann papers
- Weinmann, Alexander, 1901-1987
- 14 Linear Feet, 7,000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- German, and English.
- Correspondence, 1614-1986, undated (bulk 1932-1986)
- Writings and Speeches, 1931-1985, undated
- Research Notes, 1823-1985, undated
- Music Series, 1601-1976, undated
- Printed Material, 1871-1986, undated (bulk 1949-1985)
- Books and Catalogs, undated
- Miscellaneous, 1701-1991, undated
- Oversize Material
- Audio tapes
- Addition (2002-0141), 1940s-1991
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Alexander Weinmann Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contains programs, brochures, photocopies, and annotations on items pertaining to concerts and performances.
Includes photographs, photocopies, and negatives. Books are arranged alphabetically by author and then chronologically. Catalogs and Negatives are filed alphabetically by title.
Includes clippings, phonograph records, photographs, and negatives.
9. Audio tapes
Series contains homemade recordings from commercially released phonodiscs or tapes, with portions of the content including audio commentary from Weinmann.
Audio tapes require digitization prior to use. For more information, contact Rubenstein Library Staff.
The addition to the collection (2002-0141) (752 items, 1.4 linear feet; dated [ca. 1940s]-1991 and undated) contains research notes, 101 photo stats and other types of musical score copies, and other materials used by Weinmann for producing his Johan Baptist Vanhal catalog. Includes correspondence to Paul Bryan from and, after his death, about Weinmann (1969-1991); Bryan's notes and correspondence regarding the Weinmann collection at Duke; publications by Weinmann; two audio cassettes of conversations between Bryan and Weinmann and others; and 1 color slide, ca. 30 color prints, and 2 black-and-white prints of Weinmann and his family (circa 1940s, 1975, and undated). This accession is unprocessed; there is no container list for this material.
|1901, Feb. 20||
Born, Vienna, Austria
Published Werkverzeichnis Joseph Lanner
Published Artaria and Co.
Completed Vollständiges Verlagsverzeichnis Artaria und Comp. (Dissertation)
Received a doctorate in musicology, Innsbruck University
Published Werkverzeichnis Johann Strauss Vater und Sohn
Published Weiner Musikverleger und Musikalienhändler von Mozarts Zeit bis gegen 1860
Published Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Published 'Das Grab' ein
literarisch-musikalischer Bestseller in Österreichische Musikzeitschrift
Died, 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).
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- Anton Diabelli
- Artaria and Company
- Boskovsky, Willi, 1909-1991
- Bach, Johann Sabastian, 1685-1750
- Druschetzky, Georg, 1745-1819
- Fietz, Anton
- Giegling, Franz, 1921-
- Giovanni Cappi
- Gotthard, J.P., 1839-1919
- Hoboken, Anthony van, 1881-
- Hoffmeister, Franz Anton
- Haslinger, Tobias
- Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1808
- Kauer, Ferdinand, 1751-1831
- Kozeluch, Leopold
- Mechetti, Pietro
- Mechetti, Carlo
- Mollo, Tranquillo
- Rvsler, Johann Josef, 1771-1813
- Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
- Sauer, Ignaz
- Sussmayr, Franz Xaver
- Strauss, Johann
- Traeg, Johann, fl. 1782-1805
- Vanhal, Jan Baptist, 1739-1813
- Weinmann, Ignaz
- Weigl, Thaddaus
The Alexander Weinmann Papers (1614-1986) were purchased by the Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1988.
Processed by: Dan Daily
Completed June 8, 1994
Encoded by Stephen Douglas Miller