The Mayrische Musikalienhandlung, which has sold books and sheet music on Salzburg’s Theatergasse since 1592, is closing down next month. It was latterly owned by Universal Edition in Vienna.
Local orchestras are gutted. Salzburg Camerata’s chief Shane Woodborne says: ‘It’s about specialist knowledge. There is a lot that cannot be found on the internet. If we need unknown or lost works, then the expertise of the Mayrische Musikalienhandlung is extremely valuable.’