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Oster Collection

This collection of Schenker's materials, deposited at the New York Public Library in 1979/80 after the death of Ernst Oster, includes correspondence with the publishers Universal Edition of Vienna (939 items), Drei Masken Verlag of Munich and Waldheim-Eberle of Vienna (384 items), and to and from others, spanning his entire career. It also includes Schenker's lessonbooks (1912–31) and lesson notes (1931/32), and his scrapbook preserving clippings from newspapers and journals (1902–35). In addition, it contains many music analyses and graphs (mostly organized by composer), preparatory manuscript and typed materials for publications, including texts of unpublished works, and a collection of books, pamphlets, and scores (many with annotations and corrections). The collection was preserved and catalogued in 1988-90 with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a finding-list published. The entire collection is available on microfilm.

  • Kosovsky, Robert, comp., The Oster Collection: Papers of Heinrich Schenker: A Finding List (New York: New York Public Library, 1990)

Felix Salzer Papers

This collection, bequeathed to the Library in 2000, holds the papers of Felix Salzer, a pupil of Schenker's who left Austria in 1939 and emigrated to the USA the following year, taught at the David Mannes Music School and subsequently also at Queen's College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The collection includes a portion of Schenker's papers, notably the latter's notes on the J. S. Bach "Generalbaßbüchlein," his "Von der Stimmführung des Generalbasses," and his commentary on C. P. E. Bach's Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen, and numerous analyses and sketches, including preparatory materials for the projected second volume of Fünf Urlinie-Tafeln. In addition, it holds Salzer's own correspondence with many people, including twenty-seven items from Heinrich Schenker, communications with Jeanette, and correspondence between Hans Weisse and Schenker. The papers were catalogued in 2007, and the catalogue published online.

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