Vasilii Bessel papers

Scope and Content

Comprises piano, orchestral, and vocal scores, parts and arrangements of operas and other compositions, mainly published by Vasilii Bessel i Ko, Moscow and Paris, including works by P. I. Tchaikovsky, N. A. Rimskii-Korsakov, M. P. Musorgskii, and A. G. Rubinshtein

Administrative / Biographical History

Vasilii Vasilevich Bessel (1892-1993) was a publisher of Russian music, both in pre-revolutionary Russia and in emigration

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Marina Baring and Dinette Bessel, October 2000; Richard Davis, October 2000


In English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of the contents is available in the Leeds Russian Archive online catalogue