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University of Toronto Music Library
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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

Photograph of Arthur Hartmann

Item is a photograph, signed "For W. G. Hall / In sympathetic remembrance and with heartfelt-good wishes / In the Great Wilderness / Feb. 27th Anno MacMillan I.

Kathleen Parlow fonds

  • CA OTUFM 02
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1950

Fonds consists of material relating to Kathleen Parlow's personal life and her musical career. Includes photographs; correspondence; daybooks; sheet music; concert programs; press; and personal material.

Parlow, Kathleen

Toronto music life collection

  • CA OTUFM 03
  • Collection
  • 1877-1991

Collection consists of materials relating to musical life in Toronto, Ontario. The collection includes photographs of various Canadian and European musicians, including various photographs of Canadian Opera Company productions from the late 1980s and early 1990s, autographs from various opera singers and musicians from the late-nineteenth century, three scrapbooks with newspaper clippings and programs, and a collection of songs published in the Toronto Evening Telegram at the end of the nineteenth century.

University of Toronto Music Library

Alberto Guerrero fonds

  • CA OTUFM 07
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1990, predominant 1906-1937

Fonds consists of compositions, programs and reviews, photographs and family documents.

Guerrero, Alberto

George Lambert fonds

  • CA OTUFM 08
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1971

Fonds includes memorabilia , photographs, correspondence, lecture notes, brochures and programs.

Lambert, George James

Theodore Thomas collection

  • CA OTUFM 09
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1970-1991]

Collection contains correspondence, copies of sources, notes, illustrations, photographs, microfilms, and other working papers for Ezra Schabas's book Theodore Thomas : America's conductor and builder of orchestras, 1835-1905 (University of Indiana Press, 1989). The collection also contains articles and lecture notes for presentations written by Schabas about Thomas.

Schabas, Ezra

Photographs

Series contains photographs collected, maintained, and/or accumulated by Kathleen Parlow. Includes the following sub-series: individual photographs; negatives; albums; gifted photos.

Individual Photographs

Subseries consists of individual photographs from 1900-1960. Photographs depict Kathleen Parlow's life, musical career (including photographs of the Parlow Strong Quartet), and travels to various places including Hawaii and Asia. Also includes photographs of various individuals including but not limited to: Kathleen Parlow; Minnie Parlow; Leopold Auer; Thomas Edison; Arthur Hinton; Harold Bauer; Samuel Gilbert Colt; Willen Willeke; Johan Halvorsen; Henry Scheadieck; Erich Wolff; Ernesto Consolo; Wanda De Stein; Mischa Elman; Marie Hall; Jascha Heifetz.

Photographs of Canadian musicians

File contains photographs of Canadian musicians, many of which are signed, and most of which are not dated: S. C. Eckhardt-Gramatté with string quartet including Peggie Sampson and Victor Feldbrill; Herman Geiger-Torel; Irene Jessner; Greta Kraus; Sir Ernest MacMillan; Lois Marshall (2 photographs); Oskar Morawetz; Charles Peaker; and Redferne Hollinshead.

Snapshots

File contains an album of snapshots that includes photographs of England and Italy (1925-1929); New York (1929); and, Banff (1931).

Scrapbook compiled by Milton Blankstein

File consists of a scrapbook compiled by the Milton Blankstein (later, Blackstone), consisting of newspaper clippings of reviews and press notices, photographs, and programs relating to his career in New York City, Toronto, and other Canadian cities. The scrapbook includes a signed photograph of Eugène Ysaÿe and and Boris Hambourg (dated in Toronto, 1918).

Blackstone, Milton

Honours from Queen's University and Victoria University, and for eightieth birthday

File contains photographs, nomination letters, introductory speeches, newspaper clippings, programs, and correspondence relating to John Beckwith’s awards and honours, including: Diplôme d’honneur (1996); an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University (1998); an honorary doctorate from Victoria University (1999); 80th birthday celebrations at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto (2007); Lauréat du Prix Amis de la musique canadienne (2010); Friends of Canadian Music Award (2011); the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013); Arts & Letters Award (2013); and Distinguished Fine Arts Alumni award from Oak Bay High School (2015).

Opera school

File contains programs, photographs, and some correspondence regarding the Opera School at the Faculty of Music.

Luigi von Kunits

File consists of a photograph of Luigi von Kunits by the Van Eeden Studio (Toronto) and a photograph of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with von Kunits conducting (ca. 1923-1931). The file also contains the following score:

  • Souvenir de Moscou : op. 6 : for violin and piano by Henri Wieniawski (Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, [191-?]), with annotations and autograph by Kunits
  • Kunits' cadenza to Brahms' Violin Concerto, op. 77 (handwritten, "property of [Eugene] Kash")
  • Popular Songs : transcription by Kunits (containing "Scenes that are brightest"from Maritana by W.V. Wallace, transcribed for [solo violin?] and piano).

Leslie Bell

Item was originally framed. Written on back of paper frame: “Ex. fall before he died ’71.” Error: Dr. Bell died in January 1962.

Elyakim (Peter) Taussig fonds

  • CA OTUFM 13
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1993

Fonds includes audio tapes, video art works, correspondence, compositions and arrangements, scrapbooks, and term papers for Taussig's graduate courses.

Taussig, Elyakim

Framed photograph of Jean Lavender

Item is a framed photograph of Jean Lavender (1918-2005), taken by Onnig "Cavouk" Cavoukian (b. 1945). Lavender was the first head librarian of the Music Library at the University of Toronto (1947-1973).

Framed photograph of Harvey Olnick

Item is a framed photograph of Harvey Olnick (1917-2003), taken by Onnig "Cavouk" Cavoukian (b. 1945). Olnick taught at the University of Toronto from 1954 until 1983 and was heavily involved in the creation of the Music Library.

Eileen Law fonds

  • CA OTUFM 16
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1968

Fonds contains materials relating to Eileen Law's career as a contralto and teacher, including programs, reviews and publicity materials of performances, photographs, and teaching materials.

Law, Eileen

Gena Branscombe fonds

  • CA OTUFM 17
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1981

Fonds contains music manuscripts, photographs, and programs.

Branscombe, Gena

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