Juilliard School Library Music Manuscript

By and for Performers

Jane Gottlieb, with assistance from Richard Griscom

    ISBN: 9781785514814

    Size: 8.15 x 10.45 inches, 207 x 265mm

    Binding: Hardback

    Pages: 208

    In association with:

    Date published: September, 2024

    UK £55.00 /US $65.00


  1. The Juilliard School has been considered a world leader in the education of music and the performing arts for over a century. 
  1. First book to examine The Juilliard School Library’s unparalleled collection. 
  1. Includes priceless works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Mahler, Schumann, Stravinsky, and others 
  1. Offers new photography of many unpublished works as well as new scholarship from leading experts


This stunning publication offers the first full examination of the priceless scores at the heart of The Juilliard School’s unparalleled collection that has supported the education of performing artists for more than a century.

Richly illustrated and elegantly designed, this volume highlights treasures including the final manuscript of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with extensive revisions, corrections, and alterations by the composer; the autographed manuscript of the final scene of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro; an extensively worked and autographed manuscript of the first movement of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony; Igor Stravinsky’s published scores with his own annotations; and holographs of Ysaÿe’s violin sonatas.

Accessible essays delve into the amazing stories behind the unique autographed manuscripts, sketches, engravers proofs, and first editions by Bach, Brahms, Schumann, and others, written by scholars and performers who intimately know these materials and convey their importance to music scholarship and the history of the performing arts 

Author information

Jane Gottlieb is Vice President of library and information resources at The Julliard School and the director of the school’s C. V. Starr Doctoral Program.  

Richard Griscom was Director of the Music Libraries at the University of Louisville, University of Illinois, and University of Pennsylvania before being appointed associate university librarian at Penn. 

With contributions by: Maureen Carr, Helen M. Greenwald, Fredara Mareva Hadley, Ray Iwazumi, Lewis Lockwood, Michael Musgrave, J. Y. Song, Max Tan, Philip Torbert, Damian Woetzel, Christoph Wolff, Jonathan Yaeger.