Sellout? Schott gets rid of its historic archivemain
The music publishers Schott, struggling in tough market, has got rid of 240 years of history in a fire-sale.
Scott, based in Mainz since 1770, served Beethoven, Wagner and other giants, kept their contracts, manuscripts portraits and correspondence.
The archive has been bought for an undisclosed sum by a consortium led by the Bavarian State Library. It will be split between Munich and Berlin.