The NL has been collecting printed music since 1918.
This collection comprises:
• the production of printed music from Swiss publishing houses
• the works of Swiss composers published abroad
• musical adaptations of texts by Swiss composers published abroad
• compositions that deal with Switzerland
• compositions by members of the Association of Swiss musicians (photocopies of music manuscripts are donated by SUISA at the NL)
• recordings of music when they are attached to publications. The collection of Swiss music recordings is held at the Swiss National Sound Archives in Lugano.
Last modification 28.08.2013