A vast selection of volumes together with paintings and various musical instruments results in an amazing site for those aspiring to become true connoisseurs of Bologna.
Music Library of Bologna boasts one of the most prestigious collections for the repertoire of printed music. It contains precious manuscripts, opera librettos, autographs and letters of eminent scholars and musicians.
A vast selection of volumes is put together with paintings and various musical instruments, resulting in an amazing site for those aspiring to become true connoisseurs of Bologna. The old manuscripts and “secret drawers” encourage museum visitors to search, discover and appreciate the progression of musical notation down the centuries. One can feel history and art living through its superbly crafted instruments on display. The library’s highlight is a signature of Mozart, who studied in Bologna, on a copy of his opera.
Housed in a 16th-century palazzo, the museum is charged with the atmosphere of sheer elegance and beauty, a treat in its own. Audio guides are available in English and Italian feeding you information on the exhibits as well as a taste of the baroque music.
Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica di Bologna
Strada Maggiore 34, 40125 Bologna
Opening Days and Times
Closed on Mondays, 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. 24th and 31st December open until 14.00.