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Fritz Magg Musical Score and Personal Papers Collection

Identifier: SC 0006

Scope and Contents

The Fritz Magg Musical Score Collection contains some 475 items in 44 boxes. Most interesting among those are his transcription of the Caprice no. 15 by Nicolo Paganini and a unique cello method, "A varied routine of practicing the 'Moto Perpetuo' by N. Paganini, a set of exercises arranged for cello. Magg, who devoted his lifetime to the study and teaching of Bach, left 32 editions of the unaccompanied cello suites, including a rare Alexanian edition. His particular performance annotations both in these Bach editions and in much of the standard repertoire are an invaluable part of this collection.


  • 1914 - 1997
  • Other: Date acquired: 2002 January


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Note written by Processed by Special Collections staff


66.00 Linear Feet (44 boxes)

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Arrangement Note

The Fritz Magg Musical Score Collection is Arranged into 6 series. The first two series consist of manuscript scores.

Source of Acquisition

Kari Miller Magg

Method of Acquisition

The Fritz Magg Collection was donated by his widow, Kari Miller Magg, in the fall of 2002.

Related Materials

Related Publications

Magg, Fritz. 1965. Cello exercises: a comprehensive survey of essential cello technique. New York: G. Schirmer. Magg, Fritz. 2010. Cello sounds of today the mechanics and aesthetics of modern cello playing. Bloomington, Ind: WTIU Indiana University Television.

Separated Materials

Bound scores, monographs, and serials were separated and can be searched through the library catalog.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Special Collections staff upon its donation. The collection was reprocessed and this finding aid created in June of 2012. There has been no significant arrangement changes to the collection with the 2012 reprocessing.


Fritz Magg Musical Score and Personal Papers Collection
Victoria Bailiff; Stacey Krim
2012 June
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US