Music Library “Lilian Voudouri” of The Friends of Music Society”
The Music Library of Greece ‘Lilian Voudouri’ is the largest music library in Greece and one of biggest in Southeast Europe, located in the Athens Concert Hall. It was created with the scope to become an information resource centre for music and the fine arts, able to support continuous research and multilevel educational programs. The Library’s collections, with more than 141.000 items, are constantly expanding and have a principle focus on western classical European music alongside with all types of Greek music (ancient, Byzantine, traditional and contemporary). The Greek Music Archive was created in order to fulfil the need for an official body specializing in the collection, processing and documentation of all types of material relevant to Greek music, and it has become a special centre for its preservation and research. The collection contains rare documents, manuscripts, archives and both current and historical publications, all related to ancient, Byzantine, traditional and contemporary Greek music.