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Rediscovering Pieces of the Past: The Manuscript Scores of Ferdinand Praeger

Summary of exhibition held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, March-August 2012. The Music Library holds the largest collection in the world of music manuscripts of composer Ferdinand Praeger (1815-1891). Praeger was born in Leipzig but emigrated to London in 1834. He spent the rest of his life there, working as a composer, pianist, teacher, and music critic. He is perhaps best known today for his book, Wagner, As I Knew Him (London, 1885). The Music Library's collection consists of approximately 480 scores.

Resource Type: Exhibit
Subject Name: Praeger, Ferdinand
Material Type: Scores
Topics: Music--19th century