Archive swoop: Sacher takes a chunk of Schottmain
The hugely endowed Paul Sacher Foundation in Basle has acquired some 3,000 items from the Schott Music publishing archive.
They include manuscripts of two Hans Werner Henze operas, a handwritten piano score of Stravinsky’s violin concerto and György Ligeti’s Lontano and Chamber Concerto. Most of the acquisition is made up of correspondence between composers and the ublisher.
The Sacher foundation is the world’s largest resource of 20th century music manuscripts, funded by Big Pharma.