Collecting – Performing – Exploring. Dresden’s Eighteenth Century Court Music

January 21, 2016, 1:30 pm, to January 23, 2016, 1:15 pm

Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB Dresden)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the forthcoming conference in the context of our DFG-funded project “The Music of the Dresden Court Church and the Royal Private Music Collection at the Time of the Saxon-Polish Union. Cataloging – Digitization – Presentation.”

By and large, the symposium will highlight SLUB’s 18th century Catholic court church music as well as concurrent private music treasures of various members of the ruling Wettin family, a stock mainly characterized by its secular vocal works. More specifically, the conference will shed light onto issues of collection history, take a closer look at eminent collectors at the Dresden court, discuss aspects of geographic source dissemination and also contribute to repertoire research. It will finally treat the project’s methodical approaches concerning the cataloging and presentation of the music. Initiated by papers on the interdependence of collection history and professional music history and on the historic transition of court collections to modern academic libraries, the symposium will also contribute to the bicentennial of SLUB Dresden’s Music Department.

Please find the conference program, the registration procedures and further details on the aforementioned website.

We hope you have become interested and look forward to welcome as many guests as possible in Dresden! If you have questions regarding the topic, please write to

With kind regards,

Nina Eichholz and Roberto Scoccimarro

Project Team Members