Thanks to our partnership with the University of Ottawa Music Library, we presently have a collection of interesting books on display at The Leading Note. Because the Library is currently renovating part of their facility, we are holding onto some new aquisitions that we sourced for them until the Fall. We are usually unable to keep rare books like these in stock so a special thank you to the Library for allowing us to put them on display for our customers.
The collection includes numerous facsimiles of manuscripts and original publications of masterworks from Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Chopin, Debussy, and other composers.
These facsimiles are published by Henle Verlag and are reproductions of the sources used to make their famous “urtext” editions. The facsimiles are beautifully bound with sewn spines and cloth covers.
Although we cannot stock these facsimiles regularly in our store, they are always available for special order. Come by our shop soon to view the books. They make great gifts for music lovers! You are welcome to purchase any of the facsimiles on the shelf (don’t worry, we will order another copy for the Library).