Otto Klemperer Collection

Otto Klemperer HonRAM (1885-1973) was one of the leading conductors of the 20th-century and a distinguished authority on the Austro-German repertoire. The conductor’s daughter, the late Lotte Klemperer, presented the Klemperer Collection to the Academy in 1973.The gift includes a portrait, batons, books, and scores with Klemperer’s own markings.The bust of Klemperer was presented by Jonathan Allsop and Adam Kurakin in 1996.