Conservatory Library

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Thursday, September 28

The Library of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels is one of the largest collections of musical heritage in Belgium, both in terms of quality and quantity. Covering almost 5 km of shelving, it holds mainly handwritten and printed scores. Its oldest documents date back to the 15th century. A visit to the library reveals some of the treasures of this heritage, from autograph manuscripts by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann to exceptional documents by Constance Mozart, Maria Malibran, Gioacchino Rossini and renowned Belgian composers such as Joseph Jongen and Paul Gilson.

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