This is a precious collection that dates back from the early Thirties. By formation and characteristics it represents a unique whole: it consists in fact of musical scores relative to works played primarily in world premiere performances during the various editions of the International Festival of Contemporary Music. The collection has grown over time thanks to the donations of contemporary musicians and performers, authors of the works.
The collection consists in approximately 4,000 pieces, all inventoried; it contains original hand-written or printed compositions, manuscripts and one-of-a-kind works.
The collection provides:
- a printed catalogue by author;
- a printed catalogue by instrumental group and solo instrument.