Department of Music

Department head:  Dr. Reiner Nägele
Deputy department head:  Jürgen Diet
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2353
Fax:  +49 89 28638-2479

An overview of the department

With regard to the quantity and quality of its historical holdings and due to the traditionally broad acquisition profile, the Department of Music is one of the internationally leading music libraries. In its stacks, currently around 455,000 sheet-music prints, 72,000 music manuscripts, 330 sets of personal papers, 93,000 music sound recordings and 164,000 music books and music periodicals are kept.

Organisation structure

Department head

Dr. Reiner Nägele
Curriculum vitae and publications

Deputy Department Head and Coordination of the musiconn Project

Jürgen Diet
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2768
Curriculum vitae and publications

Digitizations, Project Coordination Watermarks in Early Music Prints

Dr. Veronika Giglberger
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2467
Curriculum vitae and publications

Coordination of Acquisitions (Department of Music) and of the Schott Project

Dr. Sabine Kurth
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2352
Curriculum vitae and publications

Specialised Information Service for Musicology (musiconn) and
Project Watermarks in Early Music Prints

Bernhard Lutz
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2045
Curriculum vitae and publications

Manuscripts, Collections, Premortem and Postmortem Bequests

Dr. Uta Schaumberg
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2469
Curriculum vitae and publications

Repro Team Music (requests for reproductions)


Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM), Working Group Germany, Munich Office

RISM website

Project Manager: Dr. Reiner Nägele

Dr. Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger (RISM, Head of the Munich Office)
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2110

Dr. Helmut Lauterwasser (RISM)
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2884

Dr. Steffen Voss (RISM)
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2395

Dr. Dagmar Schnell (RIdIM Munich Office)
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2927