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University of Toronto Music Library Edward Johnson collection
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Edward Johnson collection

  • CA OTUFM 01
  • Collection
  • 1837-1960

Collection contains photographs, programs, and press notices of his performances; manuscripts of songs written for him by composers including Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lalo and Pizzetti; five collections of published songs; a scrapbook of programs from his first year as manager of the Metropolitan Opera.

Johnson, Edward

Binder's albums of vocal sheet music

File contains binder's albums of French and Italian sheet music. File also includes a copy of a paper inventory of one of the volumes, completed by Lynn McIntyre (December 1988) and entitled "A bound volume of the Edward Johnson collection entitled Debussy, Hahn, Bemberg, Bizet, Gounod, Massenet, e Schumann" and an inventory of another volume (CA OTUFM 01-9-3) completed by John Fodi and entitled "A bound item in the Edward Johnson collection of sheet music."

Scrapbook of signed programs from the 1935-1936 season of the Metropolitan Opera House

File contains a scrapbook with 38 programs from the 1935-1936 season of the Metropolitan Opera, from the start of Edward Johnson's time as general manager. The scrapbook was compiled by Rosa Ponselle and gifted to Johnson on December 24, 1935. In addition to a program from each production, the scrapbook includes the signatures of conductors and singers.

Edward Johnson scrapbook

File consists of a scrapbook with clippings from newspapers and magazines, and concert programs, pasted on the pages of the October 15, 1925 issue of MacLean's magazine; the issue contains an article on Johnson entitled: A Canadian star shines for the world, by John Nelson. The scrapbook was compiled by Gertrude Carter Elliott and Pearl Carter MacMillan.

Sheet music collection

File contains a selection of sheet music owned by Edward Johnson. Some of the sheet music includes the autograph of the composer, and most of the sheet music has been annotated by Johnson.

Ohio newspaper clippings and magazine regarding performance of Algala

Item consists of newspaper clippings and a copy of the magazine Akron Topics, autographed by Edward Johnson. Item includes photographs and autographs of the composer and lead singers in the production of Algala: Francesco de Leone (composer), Mabel Garrison (soprano), Cecil Fanning (baritone), Edward Johnson (tenor), F. Karl Grossman (musical director), and Francis J. Sadlier (bass).

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