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Otto Klemperer archive
Otto Klemperer

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Otto Klemperer archive

Published 1792 .
Written in English.

About the Book

The archive consists of Otto Klemperer's papers which document his life and career. It contains manuscript and printed music, including holograph scores and sketches, copyists' printed scores and parts, and musical arrangements; correspondence; family papers; writings by and about Klemperer; interviews with Klemperer and others; legal and financial documents; clippings; programs, including many from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; photographic materials; materials related to the Kroll Opera; and books annotated by Klemperer and his daughter Lotte. The archive also contains production and resource materials, including scripts, interviews, background materials, and photographs, that Philo Bregstein used in making a documentary film about Klemperer's life and work.

Edition Notes

Open to research.

Access Advisory: Not all materials in this collection may be readily accessible; please request accessibility information well in advance of your visit

Otto Klemperer Archive, Music Division, Library of Congress.

Certain restrictions to use or copying of materials may apply.

Gift; Lotte Klemperer; 1980-1989 and 2003.

A portion of the music-related printed books were cataloged separately and shelved in the general collections of the Library of Congress, Music Division.

transferred to the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress.

transferred to the Anglo-American Acquisition Division, Exchange Program, Library of Congress.

Conductor and composer. Otto Klemperer (b. May 14, 1885 in Breslau, Germany; d. July 6, 1973 in Zurich) is known particularly for conducting orchestral music by Beethoven, Bruckner, Mozart, and Mahler, and contemporary music and operas, during the 1920s and 1930s. He composed symphonies, string quartets, songs, piano solos, choral works, and an opera; and also arranged works by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Mozart.

Materials are mostly in English and German with a small amount in Dutch.

Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room and at

The Library of Congress Music Division holds the Otto Klemperer correspondence collection which is shelved under ML94.K55.


Library of Congress
ML31 .K59

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around 20,000 items (111 boxes, 29 linear feet )
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