Antonio de Almeida Collection

Scope and Content

Consisting of the personal printed music library of the French conductor of Portuguese origin Antonio de Almeida (1928-1997) and incorporating some scores acquired by him from the collections of Charles Munch and Pierre Monteux, this collection totals 5,456 volumes. The collection reflects Almeida's personal enthusiasms, but it is also comprehensive and wide-ranging; works by Beethoven, Mozart and Stravinsky sit alongside scores by Carlos Chavez, André Grétry, Howard Hanson, Hans Pfitzner and Henri Serpette. Many of the full scores are scarce in this country.


Library of large-format conductor's scores, full and miniature scores of orchestral and choral works.

Access Information

By appointment: please contact us to arrange an appointment before visiting. This enables us to save you time by having materials ready for you when you arrive. External users wishing to see rare materials will be asked to provide proof of identity.

Other Finding Aids

Search items in this collection on Jerwood Library Search (source = 'Antonio de Almeida Collection'). Please note this is work in progress; a hand list of the full collection is available on request.

Conditions Governing Use

Contact the Head Librarian, Claire Kidwell, jlpa

Additional Information

Many scores contain Almeida's performance markings and dates of performances