Exhibition «Twentieth-century composers»

«Twentieth-century composers in the Paul Sacher Foundation»
Basel Kunstmuseum in conjunction with the Paul Sacher Foundation
25 April to 20 July 1986


This exhibition accompanied the opening of the Foundation's research archive on Münsterplatz, Basel, in April 1986 and offered an initial glimpse into its rich manuscript holdings. Several manuscripts from earlier centuries in the Paul Sacher Collection were placed on display alongside others by contemporary composers. In a parade of generations, Johann Sebastian Bach and Joseph Haydn rubbed shoulders with, among others, Béla Bartók, Alban Berg, Arthur Honegger, Arnold Schoenberg, and Richard Strauss as well as more recent composers such as Henri Dutilleux, Cristóbal Halffter, Hans Werner Henze, Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber, Rudolf Kelterborn, and Wolfgang Rihm. Detailed documentation was provided for composers already represented at the Foundation by their own collections: Conrad Beck, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Bruno Maderna, Frank Martin, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern.

Catalogue: «Twentieth-century composers in the Paul Sacher Foundation», edited by Hans Jörg Jans, 462 pp