CA OTUFM 10
Archives Collection 10 : John Beckwith
- 1991-2010 (Creation)
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36 boxes : 4 m. ; 348 records. Includes compositions, textual documents, biblographic documents, correspondence, and other documents
Name of creator
John Beckwith, composer, pianist, author and teacher, was born in Victoria, BC, 9 March 1927. His over 150 compositions include 4 operas, orchestral, chamber, solo and choral works, and he has published critical and scholarly articles in Canadian music studies. He began lecturing part-time at the University of Toronto in 1952, taught full-time 1955-90, and was dean of the Faculty of Music 1970-77. See the Canadian Encyclopedia for a full biography.
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John Beckwith, 1991-2010
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Sketches, drafts, final copies, texts, performance records and correspondence for most of his musical works; programs and press notices; other personal and professional documents.
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Organized by item type: Biographical; compositions; librettos, texts, performance records; other activities; other correspondence.
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Unrestricted access, including display rights and consultation rights.
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Copyright is retained by the artist.
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