Notice for palaeontologists

The SWF continues to acquire concert programmes, thus enriching its collection. Within a few days that for the Saint Matthew Passion given in Vienna in November 1938 will be made available online.

Among recently acquired programmes is a whole series with the Vienna Philharmonic from 1948 to 1952. The interesting point: these leaflets seem to have belonged to one and the same music-lover, an assiduous listener who sometimes annotated this or that page in pencil, inserting press cuttings of reviews — and he read several newspapers! — as well as the concert ticket.

The annotations, written in fraktur, a cursive German script, are difficult to decipher, having been probably quickly scribbled during the concert. Palaeontologists take note!

26 March 2018

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