Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Who Visited Herr Henle?

An unusual link to share with you here - the digitized guest book of one of Germany's biggest music publishing houses.  It gives interesting insights into musical life in Germany between 1942 and 1979, with little comments, scribbled pictures and more.  Here's how Henle describe the book:- 

"Claudio Arrau, Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Rubinstein - the founder of our publishing house Dr. Günter Henle and his wife Anne Liese often invited the most distinguished musicians of the time to their home.

From 1942 to 1979 they kept a guest book. We have now digitalized and transcribed it. In addition we have also compiled several indexes, as well as biographies of the artists who were their guests.

We would like to invite you to delve into this treasure trove with its insights into people, dates and relationships. You can view it in its entirety and free-of-charge online.
» to the guest book

There are also some treasures to be found amongst our new editions ...."

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