About the Biblioteca Mozartiana Eric Offenbacher

The Biblioteca Mozartiana Eric Offenbacher (BMEO) forms the nucleus of the Music Library's Mozart collections. The BMEO was established at Harvard University in 1987 to serve as an incentive for the development of Harvard as a center of Mozart research. The collection was assembled by Dr. Eric Offenbacher over a period of nearly 40 years. It includes two Mozart autograph manuscripts and an autograph letter by his son Karl (all held at Houghton Library), and close to 100 first editions of Mozart's instrumental music and operas, almost all of them printed before 1800. The BMEO also contains rare early biographical works and over 400 out-of-print publications about Mozart and his family.