Penn Library

Hidden in Plain Sight:
Musical Treasures in the Penn Library

Curated by Marjorie Hassen

Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
University of Pennsylvania


"Moisson" [Harvest-time]
Poem by Henri Nicolle; set by Jacques Offenbach
Autograph Manuscript, 20 July 1853
In: Nadar Autograph Album, 1853-1875
Ms. Coll. 21, Box 5, Page 57

The photographer and artist Félix Nadar (1820-1910) maintained an autograph album in his Paris studio in which he collected the signatures of his sitters. More than 400 names are represented in the album, comprising notables from the world of music, art, literature, dance, theatre, and politics. Most of the signatures are accompanied by a greeting or a representation of the signer's art--a drawing, poem, or musical fragment. In addition to Offenbach, whose improvised setting of an Henri Nicolle poem is exhibited here, the album contains signatures and autograph musical fragments by other composers, including Rossini, Thalberg, Verdi, Berlioz, and Johann Strauss.

Table of Contents
Manuscript Collections:
Manuscript Collections:
Sheet Music
Conducting Scores
Music Manuscripts:
15th-18th Centuries
Music Manuscripts:
19th & 20th Centuries
Landmarks of Music Theory

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