An unusual and attractive feature of Oktaven is our library. Lining the walls of the main tracking room and stocked with scores and urtexts covering much of the classical standard and contemporary repertoire, our collection also includes numerous music historical, biographical, musicological, and theoretical texts, as well as a selection of titles from a wide range of interests. The heart of the library is our prized collection of rare facsimile editions, most of which were acquired through the great people at OMI (see partial listing below for titles.) These incredible volumes are not only fascinating but on more than one occasion have provided answers or inspiration for a session in progress.



CPE Bach – complete keyboard works, 1st edition
JS Bach – violin sonatas and partitas, autograph (Laaber Verlag)
JS Bach – Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, autograph
JS Bach – Inventions and Sinfonias for keyboard, autograph
Bartók – Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta, autograph
Bartók – [Black Pocket Sketchbook], autograph
Beethoven – “Arturia 195” sketchbook, autograph with transcriptions and commentary
Beethoven – “Moscow 1825” sketchbook, autograph with transcriptions and commentary
Beethoven – Bagatelles, Op. 126, 1st edition
Beethoven – Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 96, autograph
Beethoven – Piano Sonata, Op. 28 “Pastoral”, autograph
Beethoven – Piano Sonata, Op. 57 “Appassionata”, autograph
Beethoven – Piano Sonata, Op. 90, autograph
Beethoven – Piano Sonata, Op. 101, autograph
Beethoven – Piano Sonata, Op. 111, autograph
Beethoven – Lied “Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt”, autograph
Beethoven – Aria from Fidelio “Gott, welch Dunkel hier”, autograph
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb “Emperor”, Op. 73, autograph
Beethoven – Violin Concerto, Op. 61, autograph
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in c minor, Op. 67, autograph
Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 in F Major “Pastoral” Op. 68, autograph VIEW FACSIMILE PAGE
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 in d minor Op. 125, autograph
Beethoven – Missa Solemnis “Kyrie”, Op. 123, autograph
Berg – “Hier ist Friede” (from Altenberg Lieder, Op. 4 – arr. for ensemble), autograph VIEW FACSIMILE PAGE
Boulez – Le Marteau Sans Maitre, sketches and autograph
Brahms – Vier Ernste Gesänge, Op.121, autograph
Brahms – Violin Concerto, Op. 77, autograph
Brahms – Fantasien, Op. 116, autograph
Brahms – Trio for clarinet, ‘cello, and piano Op. 114, autograph
Brahms – String Quintet, Op. 88, autograph
Brahms – Symphony No. 1, Op. 68, autograph
Brahms – Symphony No. 3, Op. 90, autograph
Brahms – Symphony No. 4, Op. 98, autograph VIEW FACSIMILE PAGE
Brahms – Händel Variations, Op. 24, autograph
Brahms – Variations, Op. 23, autograph
Brahms – String Sextet, Op. 18, autograph
Brahms – String Sextet, Op. 18, arr. for piano solo, autograph
Brahms – Piano Quintet, Op. 34, autograph
Brahms – Waltzes, Op. 39 (original and simplified versions), autograph
Brahms – Horn Trio, Op. 40, autograph
Brahms – Piano Trio Op. 87, autograph
Brahms – Intermezzo, Op. 118 no. 1, autograph
Brahms – Intermezzo, Op. 119 no. 1, autograph
Chopin – 24 Préludes, Op. 28, autograph VIEW FACSIMILE PAGE
Chopin – Ballade in F Major, Op. 38, autograph
Chopin – Ballade in Ab Major, Op. 47, autograph
Chopin – Nocturne in f minor, Op. 55 no. 1, autograph
Debussy – 12 Etudes for piano, sketches, autograph
Debussy – Preludes, Book 1, autograph
Gesualdo – Complete Madrigals for five voices, 1st edition 1615
Haydn – Piano Sonata in A, Hob. 43, autograph
Haydn – Piano Sonata in Eb, Hob. 49, autograph VIEW FACSIMILE PAGE
Haydn – Piano Variations / Sonata in f minor, autograph
Haydn – Schöpfungsmesse (“Creation” Mass), autograph
Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde – Der Abschied – draft, autograph
Mahler – Symphony No. 7, autograph
Mahler – Symphony No. 9, autograph
Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 4 “Italian”, 1st and 2nd versions, autograph
Mendelssohn – Violn Concerto in e minor, 1st version, autograph
Mozart – Complete Sketches, autograph, transcriptions, commentary
Mozart – Horn Concerto in Eb, K.370B / 371, autograph reconstructed
Mozart – Oboe quartet K. 370 (368B), autograph and 1st edition
Mozart – Piano Concerto in C, no. 21 K. 467, autograph
Mozart – Piano Concerto in A, no. 23 K. 488, autograph
Mozart – Piano Concerto in D, no. 26 K. 537, autograph
Mozart – Don Giovanni, complete opera, autograph
Mozart – Concert Aria “Misero! O sogno”, K. 431, autograph
Mozart – Mass in c minor, autograph
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus, autograph
Mozart – Requiem, autograph
Rameau – Pieces de Clavecin en Concert, 1st edition
Schoenberg – Modern Psalms, autograph
Schoenberg – Lebensgeschichte in Begegnungen (collection of documents, photos, etc.)
Schoenberg – Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19
Schumann – Piano Concerto, Op. 54, autograph
Schumann – Waldszenen, Op. 82, autograph VIEW FACSIMILE PAGE
Shostakovich – Viola Sonata, Op. 147, autograph
Stravinsky – Le Sacre du Printemps – sketches, autograph VIEW FACSIMILE PAGE
Stravinsky – Trois Pièces pour Quatuor à Cordes – sketches, drafts, and manuscript
Stravinsky – Symphonies d’Instruments à Vent – sketches, draft, and manuscript
Verdi – Libera Me Domine (from the Messa per Rossini), autograph
Wagner – Lohengrin – Vorspiel, autograph
Wagner – Wesendonk-Lieder, autograph
Webern – Sketches 1926-1945, autograph