Penn Library

Hidden in Plain Sight:
Musical Treasures in the Penn Library

Curated by Marjorie Hassen

Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
University of Pennsylvania


Gathered from a variety of sources, these images have come to Penn as part of multi-faceted collections that document the life of an individual or, as in the case of the Allen Winigrad Collection, directly from the photographer himself. Included here are rarely-captured moments: the conductors Klaus Tennstedt and Leopold Stokowski playing the instrument with which each, respectively, began his career; Gustav Mahler and Franz Werfel in a comic moment; Nellie Melba, costumed in one of her famous stage roles; and the unlikely pairing of Duke Ellington and Dmitri Mitropoulos. Each of these photographs is a gem hidden within the collection of which it is a part, and each--whether posed or candid--provides a visual enhancement to the archival record.

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

Rudolf and Peter Serkin
22 May 1955
Photographer: Adrian Siegel
In: Eugene Ormandy Collection of Photographs
Ms. Coll. 330

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