The Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library has acquired a substantial collection of materials belonging to the eminent French horn player and conductor Barry Tuckwell. Tuckwell is widely recognized both as the foremost horn player of his generation and for extending the instrument's technical possibilities. The collection was acquired with the generous assistance of a grant from the Ian Potter Foundation to support the linking of education and the arts.
The Barry Tuckwell Collection includes his own library of music scores, concert programmes, press reviews, sound recordings, promotional posters and photographs, engagement diaries and some business papers and personal correspondence. Notable amongst the music scores are works composed especially for Tuckwell by Gunther Schuller, Alun Hoddinott, Don Banks, Thea Musgrave, Oliver Knussen and Richard Rodney Bennett. Unique items in the collection include scores and parts in manuscript, often heavily annotated by Tuckwell, and accompanied by correspondence with the composer which serves to illuminate the process of composition. Other documents chart Tuckwell's study of horn repertoire by Mozart and Richard Strauss in particular.
For further information see the Barry Tuckwell Collection Subject Guide.