Theil 6: Die Sammlung der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin. Theil 3, Lieferung 1-2.
München, K.G. Saur, 2007.
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Book Fund.
After World War II the fate of art works, including music manuscripts, were often unknown. In 1999 noted musicologist
Christoph Wolff discovered the missing collection of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin in Kiev, where it had been evacuated
in 1943 when the Red Army invaded Berlin. In 2001 the music archive returned to Berlin where it now resides at the Staatsbibliothek.
The collection of autograph manuscripts, transcriptions and rare printed music is now available for the first time in several decades.
The third part of this microfiche set is comprised of Symphonies, Concertos and Overtures, including over 200 symphonic works by brothers
Johann Gottlieb and Carl Heinrich Graun, who together had significant impact on 18th-century musical life in Berlin. Also included are
almost all the instrumental works of Berlin masters Christoph Schffrath and Johann Gottlieb Janitsch. All of these men were integrally
connected to Frederick II, King of Prussia, himself an accomplished musician.