The provenance of parts of the collections and the identity of the scribesnotators is one of the central issues involved in the investigation of the Schrank II collections, which promises insights into dating and context of use. The "The instrumental repertoire of the Dresden Court Orchestra in the first two-thirds of the 18th century – tradition and notators" Colloquium was dedicated to these themes, whereby methodological questions were also debated and the limits of the musicological research of scribes sounded out. It was possible to engage both acclaimed manuscript experts and specialists for the composers most prominently represented in the collections as speakers.

The online publication of individual contributions can be found here:

As part of the colloquium, a concert took place in the SLUB Lecture Hall on 23rd June 2010 at 8 pm.

Conference reports:

The colloquium was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The organisers would also like to thank the Society of Friends and Patrons of SLUB Dresden e.V. (Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der SLUB Dresden e.V.) for their kind support.