Welcome to Schubert-online – the world’s largest collection of Schubert music manuscripts, first and early editions!

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The online database www.schubert-online.at provides free online access to digital images of more than 500 music manuscripts and more than 600 first and early editions of works by Franz Schubert. In addition, the digital collection includes a selection of autograph letters and biographical documents.

The project was funded by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF). Since 2010, the database is hosted by the Department of Musicology at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. A relaunch of the database was funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna

Up to this point, the database includes music manuscripts, autograph letters and biographical documents from the collection of the Vienna City Library, the National Library of Austria, the Berlin State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage and the National Library of Norway. Moreover, we provide access to digital images of first and early editions of works by Franz Schubert from the collection of the National Library of Austria. An extension of the database in cooperation with further Schubert collections is planned.