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Ulrich Drüner microfilms

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 7880

Scope and Contents

This collection contains microfilms of viola music, viola tutors, and performance problems from the Ulrich Drüner private collection of 18th and 19th century viola music.


  • undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ulrich Drüner microfilms must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Dr. Ulrich Drüner is a member of the Association of German Antiquarian Booksellers and runs the Musikantiquariat (Music Books) in Stuttgart, Germany, which included a Viola collection containing various musical works written for the viola.

Drüner was a student of the noted pedagogue, Ulrich Koch, and became a member of the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, and further the Württembergisches Staats- and Opernorchester. He took his doctorate in musicology on the subject of Richard Wagner at the University of Strassbourg. Drüner is probably best known for his modern editions of numerous works for viola, including Paganini's Grand Sonata, and Das Studium der Viola, consisting of about a hundred original viola etudes from the 19th century. Along side his professional playing career, he has become one of Europe's leading music antiquarian dealers.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection retained in its original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Ulrich Drüner in 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ulrich Drüner; 1991.


Viola historian (Section IV Primrose International Viola Archive Collection Development Policy January 2011).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; June 2011.

Register of the Ulrich Drüner microfilms
Elizabeth West
2011 June 15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States