Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel)

Collection, 1922-2004: 3 folders (143 leaves)

Paul Sacher (b. 1906)--Swiss conductor, studied at the Basel Conservatory. He commissioned or gave the first performances of contemporary works by composers such as Bartók, Hindemith, Honegger, Strauss, and Stravinsky. The Paul Sacher Stiftung was created in 1973 with the goal of collecting the most important autograph documents of 20th-century music. The archive itself opened in Basel, April 1986.


finding aid (1 leaf)
newspaper article (1 item: Felix Meyer: Votre temps est fini, et il commence. Zum musikalischen Nachlass von Edgard Varèse, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung 2004)
correspondence (176 items: 1905-2010; among others Arnold Schönberg with Heinrich Jalowetz, Gerhard Tischer etc.)
music (82 leaves: photocopies of holograph fair copies of op. 16 and op. 39; 3 songs by Heinrich Jalowetz)
text (39 leaves: photocopy of annotated typescript of Arnold Schönberg’s Mahler lecture)


ASI (R. Wayne Shoaf [10 items: 1996-1997])
René Leibowitz (3 items: 1945-1946)
Paul Sacher Stiftung (Felix Meyer [2 items: 2004-2010])
Arnold Schönberg (161 items item: 1905-1948)

Music cited

Opp. 16 and 39