Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
10am - 6pm | Library Hours
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 4th floor west
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
The Albrecht Music Library serves the research and teaching needs of Penn’s Music Department and the Penn music community.
Albrecht Music Library Hours: 10am - 6pm
Ormandy Music and Media Center Hours: Closed
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The cabinet, when in Beethoven's possession, was located in the Schwarzspanierhaus ("the house of the black-robed spaniards") in Vienna. Beethoven moved into the house on October 15, 1825 (Memories of Beethoven, p. 131, n. 104) and lived in an apartment on the second floor until his death in 1827. Read more.
Materials by and relating to Marian Anderson are cataloged in a number of different collections including archival finding aids or to search results in the Franklin catalog.
Eugene Ormandy served as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra (1937-1980) and was the beloved architect of the "Philadelphia sound." The Ormandy Collection includes music scores; papers and correspondence; programs; photographs; recordings; oral histories; and audiovisual material.
The Library collections include the papers of Marian Anderson, Rudolf Serkin, Alma Mahler Werfel, and the American Musicological Society, the Eugene Ormandy Archive, the Leopold Stokowski Collection, and the archives of the Philadelphia Musical Fund Society, Savoy Company, and Marlboro Music Festival. Read more about the Library's primary sources
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STABZ was a sonic installation proposed by Juan Castrillon and Christopher Mulford and developed with other grad students and community members at Van Pelt Library on April 11th, 2016.
News, Exhibits, Events
Event Series: Music in the Stacks
A collaboration between the Albrecht Music Library and the Department of Music, Music in the Stacks brings Penn musicians into library spaces for drop-in, public performances throughout the semester.
Online Exhibit: Re-covering the Ney Collection
“Most of the books that have been recently published in Turkey on how to play the Ney make direct reference to the oldest Ney in the world kept by the University of Pennsylvania” --Juan Castrillón
The online exhibit discusses and documents an exhibit presented in 2020 in the Marian Anderson Gallery.
Browse the 25 latest additions to the Albrecht Music Library Collection in the Franklin catalog
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See the 4th floor plan of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
The accessible entrance of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center opens into the Goldstein Undergraduate Study Center. This entrance is on the ground floor of the building facing Blanche P. Levy Park and College Hall. A wheelchair accessible doorbell is located on the railing leading toward the door.