Guido Adler: Father of Musicology


Monday, September 11, 2017, 9:00am to 7:00pm


Houghton Library, Chaucer case

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: Exhibitions at Houghton Library are free and open to the public – no Harvard ID is necessary to view the exhibitions. 
Exhbition Runs:  September 11-December 19, 2017
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM

This fall sees Harvard launch a new curriculum for undergraduate music study. The small exhibit marks the beginning of the new era of the University’s music concentration by re-examining the origins of musicology--the study of sound as a scholarly pursuit--through the working papers of its founder Guido Adler (1855-1941). Acquired by the University in 2015 after a long passage from Austria to America, Adler’s papers not only reveal his method but are also a testament to a story of tragedy, atonement, and justice.

‘Guido Adler: Father of Musicology’ is on view September 11 through December 19, 2017. Exhibitions at Houghton Library are free and open to the public during opening hours: Monday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm; and, Tuesday through Thursday 9am-7pm.

Guido Adler – Musicology Then and Now at Harvard University
The exhibit was co-sponsored by Houghton Library, Harvard University Department of Music and the Loeb Music Library.