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Distinguished jeweller in Frankfurt, who by 1920 bore the title "Court Jeweller to his Majesty the Emperor and King" (OC B/267). He was also a collector of musical scores and letters. According to OJ 10/3, [3], Koch took over the autograph manuscripts previously owned by Carl Meinert in autumn 1913.

According to OJ 10/3, [3], Koch took over the autograph manuscripts previously owned by Carl Meinert in 1913.

Koch and Schenker

Schenker had dealings with Koch over the autograph manuscript of the Beethoven Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 101 in the period following 1912. Koch also included in his vast collection the autograph of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, and works by Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert.

Correspondence

Eight items of correspondence are known to survive from Koch to Schenker (OC B/266‒268, 270, 272‒273, 275‒276) spanning 1913 to 1920. In addition, three postal receipts survive for items (apparently non-extant) from Schenker to Koch (OC B/269 (two), 274) for 1913 and 1919. Associated also are two items from Gustav Rapp & Co. to Schenker (OC B/260, 261), both from 1920.

Bibliography:

  • Kinsky, Georg and Souchay, M. A.,, eds.: Manuskripte, Briefe, Dokumente von Scarlatti bis Stravinsky: Katalog der Musikautographen-Sammlung Louis Koch (Stuttgart, 1953)

Source:

  • NGDM2 (2001 and online) ("Collections, private")

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