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The Nakano Music Scores Collection
(about 9,200 mandolin scores and 9,500 guitar scores, as well as related publications and magazines)

The collection was established with the gift of the music score collection of a musician Jiro Nakano (1902-2000). Nakano had collected mandolin and guitar music scores since 1920, some of which were obtained from overseas, making the collection one of the most valuable in the world. It contains music scores of several hundred composers from the early19th century to the present, including those of Matteo Carcassi, who is said to be the founder of the modern classical guitar, and Fernando Sor, as well as rare pieces, such as the original edition of Mauro Giuliani.
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