‘Largest’ music library under threat

‘Largest’ music library under threat


norman lebrecht

August 05, 2014

The Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library at the University of Melbourne is claimed to be the biggest in the southern hemisphere.

Not for much longer, if university administrators get their way. They want to downgrade the library and merge it with other collections.

Sign this petition to stop the philistines… Here’s one of the library’s exceptional treasures, collected by a luminous benefactor.





  • Richard Handal says:

    Is there a unifying principle in the collection that would be lost if the collection scattered? Wondering specifically why one would object.

  • 2K says:

    On the contrary Mr Lebrecht, the music collection at the Sydney Conservatorium of the University of Sydney is by far the largest resource in the Southern Hemisphere…and larger and more comprehensive then most in the Northern too for that matter.