Dominik von Roth and Linda Escherich (Eds.)
Private Passion – Public Challenge
Musikinstrumente sammeln in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Whereas the enthusiasm of private individuals for collecting musical instruments remains undiminished, public museums are too often restricted in their desire to augment their collections by lack of storage space and money.
When the Rück Collection was sold to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum at the beginning of the 1960s, it was the last sizeable collection of musical instruments within Germany to pass from private to public ownership. In keeping with Rück’s example, private collecting of musical instruments forms the central theme of the conference, with contributions on historical and contemporary collections from all over Europe. In addition such topics as the function of musicology and related themes, such as the display of public collections are being addressed and complemented by the experiences of private collectors. Positions from the fields of literary studies, cultural management, transcultural music studies, and art history provide cross-disciplinary correctives and complete the conference proceedings.
Dominik von Roth: Studies in musicology, history of art and cultural management at the University of Music “Franz Liszt” Weimar, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, and at the Università degli Studi di Perugia (Italy). Next to activities in cultural management, doctorate in musicology (2014). Since 2012 research assistant in DFG-Project „Die Neudeutsche Schule. Schriftenedition, Datenbank und Studien“; Project coordination of „Schütz und Luther“ (Heinrich-Schütz-Haus Weißenfels, 2015), since 2016 coordinator of the DFG-project „Musikinstrumente sammeln – das Beispiel Rück“ at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg.
Linda Escherich: Studies in musicology and theatre studies in Germany at Leipzig University. Research assistant for the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Briefausgabe" at Leipzig University since 2013; for the DFG-Projekt “Musikinstrumente sammeln – das Beispiel Rück” at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Nuremberg) since 2015.