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Einstein, Alfred, 1880-1952.
The Italian Madrigal, by Alfred Einstein
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
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ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of the German manuscript of, and other material related to, The Italian Madrigal (1949) by the German-American musicologist Alfred Einstein.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains the typescript of the original, unpublished German manuscript of Einstein's The Italian Madrigal, which was published in English translation in 1949 by the Princeton University Press. The collection includes the musical examples used in the book.

Collection Creator Biography:

Einstein, Alfred, 1880-1952.

Alfred Einstein (1880-1952) was a German-American musicologist and music editor. After leaving Germany, he lived, first in London, and finally, in the United States. During his career in the United States, he held teaching posts at universities including Smith College, Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of Michigan, and the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut. He was noted as one of the widest-ranging music historians in the first half of the 20th century.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

The Italian Madrigal, by Alfred Einstein; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2