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Great composers of the 20th century

File consists of a program and recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.

Performers: Student Chamber Ensemble ; Ka Nin Chan, conductor.

Program:

  • Eight pieces for four timpani. Canaries / Elliott Carter (John Thompson, timpani)
  • Sonata for two pianos. Theme with variations / Igor Stravinsky (Kent Price, Amanta Scott, piano)
  • Sonatine / Karlheinz Stockhausen (Nancy Borusiewich, violin ; Leslee Lebar, piano)
  • 15 pieces for harp. Shadows / John Weinzweig (Sharlene Wallace, harp)
  • 15 pieces for harp. Quick march / John Weinzweig (Laura Stephenson, harp)
  • Sonatas and interludes (excerpts) / John Cage (Michael Karswick, prepared piano)
  • Sharon fragments / John Beckwith (Christine Sawicki, Sandra Schwartz, Susan Westmacott, Mirium Wolf, sopranos ; Francine Himelfarb, Carol Richardson, Jacqueline Tracy, Sheila Wills, altos ; Robert Dirstein, Jay Lambie, tenors ; Bruce Alcock, David Parker, Craig Penrose, Steve Warkentin, bass ; Julia Iacono, accompanist)
  • Funf Stucke fur Orchester, op. 10 / Anton Webern (Christine Feierabend, flute, piccolo ; Genevieve Graham, oboe ; Ameene Shishakly, E-flat clarinet ; Laurie Bell, B-flat clarinet ; Janet Parker, horn ; Valerie Cowie, trumpet ; John Loretan, trombone ; Laura Stephenson, harp ; Ian Wright, Craig Penrose, percussion ; Tony Streisslberger, celeste ; Janet Peaker, harmonium ; Liz Alford, violin ; Sheila Smyth, viola ; Margot Marlatt, cello ; Jeremy Webster, contrabass ; Any Charron, mandolin ; Rachel Gauk, guitar)
  • Baroque variations. Phorion / Lukas Foss (Jennifer Cluff, piccolo ; Christine Feierabend, flute ; Genevieve Graham, Lawrence Charge, oboe ; Brian Simpson, Ameen Shishakly, Laurie Bell, clarinet ; Maurizio Rossetto, soprano saxophone ; Eric Degray, bassoon ; Janey Sargent, Jennifer Wilson, Colleen Young, horn ; Mary Jay, Craig Penrose, Steve Warkentin, trumpet ; Lee Milliken, trombone ; Bruce Alcock, tuba ; Ian Wright, Craig Penrose, Lee Milliken, percussion ; Srah Tay, electric piano ; Andy Charron, electric guitar ; Paul Jenkins, electric organ ; Carol Fujino, Anita Buttemer, Valerie Sylvester, Marie-Andree Demers, Vicky Dvorak, Joanna Zabrowarna, violin ; Sheila Smyth, Marie-Claude BRunet, Rena De Coursey, viola ; Margot Marlatt, cello).

Third year undergraduate singers in performance

File consists of a program and recording of an event that took place in Walter Hall.

Performers: Suzy Smith, piano

Program:

  • Einfache Lieder, op. 9. Liebesbriefchen / Erich Wolfgang Korngold (Alannah Beauparlant, soprano)
  • Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Paige Kaps, soprano)
  • Torna a Surriento /Ernesto de Curtis (Ian Gillis, baritone)
  • Ariettes oubliées. C'est l'extase / Claude Achille Debussy (Ainsley deBoer, soprano)
  • 4 love songs. St. John's girl / John Beckwith (Josh Gibson, baritone
  • Mattinata / Ottorino Respighi (Alia Ginevra, soprano)
  • Lerchengesang, op. 70 / Johannes Brahms (Brooke Zarubin, soprano)
  • Caneuon y tri aderyn. Mae Hiraeth yn y mor / Dilys Elwyn Edwards (Andrew Woodmass-Calvert, tenor)
  • Fêtes galantes I. Clair de lune / Claude Achille Debussy (Madeleine Luntley, soprano)
  • Seven tableaux from song of songs. How beautiful you are my love / Srul Irving Glcik (Mia Robles, soprano)
  • 6 Gesänge, op. 19a. Neue Liebe / Felix Mendelssohn (Nathalie Winfield-Hicks, soprano)
  • Jasmin Strauch ; Ihre Stimme / Robert Schumann (Tracy Wong, soprano)
  • Ideale / Paulo Tosti (Matthew Black, baritone).

Hear! Hear! Remembering John Beckwith

File consists of a program and recording of an event that took place in Walter Hall. All music on the program was composed or arranged by John Beckwith.

Program:

  • Calling (New Music Concerts Ensemble)
  • Speaker (Larry Beckwith)
  • Six songs to poems by e.e. cummings. o purple finch ; Jimmie's got a goil / John Beckwith (Bradley Christensen, baritone ; Steven Philcox, piano)
  • Halifax / arr. John Beckwith, original text by Jay MacPherson (Alison Beckwith, Katy Clark, Teri Dunn, voices; Dianne Aitken, flute)
  • Speaker (Ellie Hisama)
  • All at once : two fragments by bpNichol / John Beckwith (Opus 8 Vocal Ensemble ; Robert Busiakiewicz, director)
  • Follow me. Third movement / John Beckwith(Peter Stoll, clarinet ; Christopher Bagan, piano)
  • Taptoo!. Act I, Scene 6 and Act II Prelude / John Beckwith, libretto by James Reaney (University of Toronto Opera ; Sandra Horst, director ; Spencer Kryzanowski, pian)
  • Speaker (Brian Cherney)
  • Sonatina on "Mairi's wedding" / John Beckwith (Robert Aitken, flute ; Christopher Bagan, piano)
  • A man and his flute / John Beckwith (Monica Whicher, soprano ; Steven Philcox, piano)
  • Speaker (Robin Elliott)
  • Sharon fragments / John Beckwith, texts by David Wilson (Sounstreams' Choir 21 ; David Fallis, director)
  • Speaker (Kathleen McMorrow)
  • Three Burns songs. Ae fond kiss / Traditional, arr. John Beckwith, texts by Robert Burns (Soundstreams' Choir 21 ; Opus 8 Vocal Ensemble ; Christopher Bagan, piano).

New music festival : concert 2 and symposium on post modernism and beyond

File consists of a recording of the concert, which was part of the New Music Festival.

Performers: Vincent Ho, piano ; Scott St. John, violin; Simon Fryer, cello; Lydia Wong, piano ; Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Scott Sr John, viola; Roman Boots, cello ; Composers choir; Petar Dundjerski, conductor ; Susan Hoeppner, flute; Rob D'Orante, oboe; Peter Stoll, clarinet ; Nadina Jackson, bassoon ; Joan Watson, horn ; Ilya Poletaei piano ; Max Christie, clarinet; William Aide, piano ; Jens Lindemann, trumpet; Scott St. John, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Shauna Rolston, cello; John Kruspe, piano.
Symposium Panel: Christos Hatzis, John Beckwith, Chris Paul Harman, Paul Steenhuisen ; Chaired by Professor Gustav Ciamaga.

Program:

  • Three Scenes of Childhood. 1. Playtime 2. An Afternoon Nap 3. The Tantrum / Vincent Ho
  • Trio / David Litke
  • String Trio / Gary Kulesha
  • Kantata "Stabat Mater". Quam tristis / Katarina Curcin
  • Sextet / Roger Bergs
  • Special Presentation by the Martin Hunter Foundation
  • Dance, Improvisation and Song / John Hawkins
  • Blue Continuum / John Beckwith.
  • Symposium

Opera Exchange fonds

  • OTUFM 86
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2015, 2001-2009 predominant

Fonds consists of programs, speaking notes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating the Opera Exchange, an initiative co-organized by University of Toronto professors Caryl Clark and Linda Hutcheon, in conjunction with the Munk Centre for International studies (2001-2002) and the Canadian Opera Company (COC) (2003-2015).

The Opera Exchange held three symposia per year, with the aim to create a collaborative environment where students, faculty, and members of the public could discuss opera from various perspectives and disciplines, including musicology, literature, drama, history, political science, and gender studies. The program was initially named "The Humanities Initiative" and early symposia focused on works performed by the University of Toronto Opera School, Opera Atelier, and the COC.

Symposia:

  • 2002 Humanities Initiative symposia (Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto)
    • Transformations of Salome (January 19, 2002)
    • Iron Road: intersecting dreams and dialogues (March 1, 2002)
    • The many faces of Boris Godunov (April 6, 2002) [in collaboration with the Centre for Russian and East European studies)
  • 2002-2003 Humanities Initiative symposia (Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto)
    • Oedipus Rex: plagues and politics (October 5, 2002)
    • Apprenticing with a sorceress: Handel's Alcina (November 15, 2002)
    • Taptoo! (March 8, 2003)
  • 2003-2004 Opera Exchange symposia (Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
    • Peter Grimes: the loner vs. the town (October 4, 2003)
    • Falstaff: the maestro takes on the bard (January 31, 2004)
    • Die Walküre: why Wagner? (April 17, 2004)
  • 2004-2005 Opera Exchange symposia (Bader Theatre, Victoria University)
    • The Handmaid's tale: no balm in this Gilead (October 2, 2004)
    • Siegfried: the forging of a hero (January 29, 2005)
    • Tancredi: Sicilians, Saracens, singers (April 2, 2005) [in conjunction with an American Musicological Society chapter meeting at the University of Toronto]
  • 2005-2006 Opera Exchange symposia (Faculty of Music and Bader Theatre)
    • Rodelinda and Carmen: girls night out! (October 22, 2005 at Walter Hall)
    • Götterdämmerung: return of the ring (February 4, 2006 at Bader Theatre)
    • Wozzeck : opera for a modern age (April 1, 2006 at Bader Theatre)
  • 2006 Opera Exchange symposia on Wagner's Ring Cycle (Bader Theatre, Victoria University)
    • Cycle I: putting the ring on stage (September 16, 2006)
    • Cycle II: putting the ring in context (September 13, 2006)
    • Cycle III: putting the ring on record (September 30, 2006 at Hilton Hotel)
  • 2007-2008 Opera Exchange symposia (Bader Theatre, Victoria University)
    • Who (what) is the real Don Carlos? on Verdi's Don Carlos (October 27, 2007)
    • To be or not to be: from the house of the (living dead) on Janacek's From the House of the Dead (February 9, 2008)
    • Letting down your hair with Pelléas and Mélisande (May 20, 2008)
  • 2008-2009 Telling Stories through Opera, The Opera Exchange, three symposia in conjunction with the Jackman Humanities Institute
    • Monster opera: Prokofiev's War and Peace (October 18, 2008)
    • Love and liberation: Beethoven's Fidelio (January 31, 2009)
    • "Antique fables and fairy toys": Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream (May 9, 2009)
  • 2009-2010 Opera Exchange symposia (Faculty of Music, University of Toronto)
    • Stravinsky/Lepage: a magical meeting of minds (October 17, 2009)
    • Shakespeare's Othello and Verdi's Otello: staging jealousy (February 6, 2010)
    • Staging Der fliegende Holländer for our times? (May 1, 2010)
  • 2010-2011 "Voice and Spectacle," The Opera Exchange, three symposia presented by the Jackman Humanities Institute, Faculty of Music, and the Canadian Opera Company
    • Death in Venice gets a new life in Toronto (October 16, 2010)
    • Nixon in China: giving voice to our own history (February 13, 2011)
    • Ariadne auf Naxos from A-Z (May 14, 2011)
  • 2011-2012 Opera Exchange symposia (Faculty of Music, University of Toronto)
    • A Greek family reunion: Gluck's Iphegenie en Tauride (October 1, 2011)
    • Long distant loving: Saariaho's L'amour loin/Love from afar (February 4, 2012)
    • Wilde time: Zemlinsky's A Florentine tragedy (April 22, 2012)
  • 2012-2013 Opera Exchange symposia (Faculty of Music, University of Toronto)
    • Let's lighten up! : operetta in context, on Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus (October 13, 2012)
    • Wagner and adaptation: transformations and excess, on Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde (January 31-Febrary 2, 2013)
    • Singing from the scaffold, on Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites (May 11, 2013
  • 2014 Opera Exchange symposium (Munk School of Global Affairs)
    • Coming home: Handel's Hercules (April 4, 2014)
  • 2014-2015 Opera Exchange symposia (Faculty of Music, University of Toronto)
    • Staging operatic comedy: Verdi's Falstaff in context (September 27, 2014)
    • Directors take the stage: debating Regietheater (January 17, 2015).

Clark, Caryl Leslie

Composers play : fundraiser for New Music Concerts

File consists of a recording of a concert at Gallery 345 as a fundraiser for New Music Concerts (NMC), which featured various composers associated with NMC performing music of their choice.

Performers: Brian Current, Adam Sherkin, John Beckwith, Bruce Mather, pianos ; Robert Aitken, flute ; Andrew Staniland, guitar ; Scott Good, trombone ; Adam Scime, contrabass.

Photographs

Subseries consists of photographs and contact sheets of most major Opera School productions between 1946 and 2016; headshots of performers and administrators (Kathryn Knapp, John Beckwith, Ettore Mazzoleni, Tyrsa Gawrachynsky, Jacqui Lynn Fidlar, Tania Perrish, Eve-Rachel McLeod, Herman Geiger-Torel, Virginia Lippert, Marion Parsons, Ernesto Barbini, Ermanno Mauro, Alpar the fencing master); and photographs from various Opera School events, including the Opera Department's 25th anniversary, the commemoration of the Herman Geiger-Torel room, and Lofti Mansouri's visit. Subseries also includes photographs of MacMillan Theatre, Walter Hall, the construction of the Edward Johnson Building, opera student scholarship winners, and Helen May's lesson with Dr. Ernesto Vinci, with Emelie Rubleu at the piano (June 25, 1952).

Subseries includes photographs from the following productions:

  • Opera excerpts (December 1946)
  • The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana (April 1947)
  • Orfeo and Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck (February 1948)
  • Rosalinda by Johann Strauss (May 1948)
  • The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (December 1948)
  • Gianni Schicci by Giacomo Puccini (March 1949)
  • La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini (May 1949)
  • Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck (November 1950)
  • Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi (February 1950)
  • Opera School film by the National Film Board (1951)
  • The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti (April 1952)
  • Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (February 1953)
  • Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (February 1953)
  • Angelique by Jacques Ibert (May 1953)
  • The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti (April 1955)
  • Amelia Goes to the Ball by Gian Carlo Menotti (April 1959)
  • The Marriage contract by Gioachino Rossini (April 1960)
  • Die Kluge by Carl Orff (April 1961)
  • The Mother by Alois Hába (April 1961)
  • Maria Egiziaca by Ottorino Respighi (April 1961)
  • A Dinner Engagement by Lennox Berkeley (April 1962)
  • Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1963)
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti (December 1964)
  • Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten (March 1964) [opening of MacMillan Theatre]
  • Angélique by Jacques Ibert and Le Pauvre Matelot by Darius Milhaud (April 1964)
  • The Secret Marriage by Domenico Cimarosa (February 1965)
  • Deirdre by Healey Willan (April 1965)
  • The Love for Three Oranges by Sergei Prokofiev (December 1965)
  • L'Oca del Cairo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 1966)
  • Die Kluge by Carl Orff (February 1966)
  • The Portuguese Inn by Luigi Cherubini and The Wandering Scholar by Gustav Holst (March 1966)
  • Deirdre by Healey Willan (September 1966)
  • Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck (December 1966)
  • The Impressario by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Le Portrait de Manon by Jules Massenet (January 1967)
  • The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten (February 1967)
  • Dialogues des Carmelites by Francis Poulenc (April 1967)
  • Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky (November 1967)
  • Le Portrait de Manon by Jules Massenet and There and Back by Paul Hindemith (December 1967)
  • The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (December 1967)
  • The Unwilling Physician by Salvatore Allegra and Il Combattimento di Tancredi by Claudio Monteverdi (January 1968)
  • Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy (March 1968)
  • The Turk in Italy by Gioachino Rossini (November 1968)
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti (December 1968)
  • Hamlet by Humphrey Searle (February 1969)
  • Ariadne on Naxos by Richard Strauss (March 1969)
  • "A School for Opera" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, and GIacomo Puccini (March 1970)
  • Iphigenie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck (November 1970)
  • The Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten (December 1970)
  • "The Magic of Opera" by Carl Maria von Weber, Giuseppe Verdi, and Jacques Offenbach (March 1971)
  • The Rake's Progress by Igor Stravinsky (December 1971)
  • The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (March 1972)
  • Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi (January 1973)
  • L'Ormindo by Francesco Cavalli (April 1973)
  • The Prisoner's Play by John Rea (May 1973)
  • Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 1974)
  • Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1974)
  • Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Gianni Schicci by Giacomo Puccini (April 1974)
  • The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti (January 1975)
  • Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (April 1975)
  • The Crucible by Robert Ward (January-February 1976)
  • The Mines of Sulphur by Richard Rodney Bennett (April 1976)
  • The Four Ruffians by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (January 1977)
  • Katya Kabanova by Leoš Janáček (March 1977)
  • Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten (December 1977)
  • Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach (December 1977)
  • Don Giovanni by Ralph Vaughan Williams (March 1978)
  • Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten (November 1978)
  • Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach (March 1979)
  • L'Enfant Prodigue by Claude Debussy and Gianni Schicci by Giacomo Puccini (November 1979)
  • Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc (March 1980)
  • The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (November 1980)
  • Patience by Arthur Sullivan (March 1981)
  • La Perichole by Jacques Offenbach (November 1981)
  • Amelia Goes to the Ball by Gian Carlo Menotti and Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams (March 1982)
  • Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (November 1982)
  • Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and L'Heure Espagnole by Maurice Ravel (March 1983)
  • Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams (March 1983)
  • Opera excerpts (1983)
  • Maria Egiziaca by Ottorino Respighi and Prima Donna by Arthur Benjamin (November-December 1983)
  • Sir John in Love by Ralph Vaughan Williams (March 1984)
  • The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (March 1985)
  • Mamelles de Tiresias by Francis Poulenc (March 1986)
  • The Goose of Cairo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (March 1987)
  • Angelique by Jacques Ibert (March 1987)
  • Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams (March 1988)
  • The Marriage Contract by Gioachino Rossini (March 1988)
  • La Caterina by Joseph Haydn (March 1989)
  • Iolanta by Arthur Sullivan (March 1989)
  • Patience by Arthur Sullivan (March 1990)
  • "French Trilogy": L'Enfant Prodigue by Claude Debussy, Le portrait de Manon by Jules Massenet, and M. Choufleuri by Jacques Offenbach (February 1991)
  • The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (March 1992)
  • Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell (March 1993)
  • Gianni Schicci by Giacomo Puccini (March 1993)
  • The Goose of Cairo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and The Breasts of Tiresias by Francis Poulenc (March 1994)
  • Iolanthe by Arthur Sullivan (March 1995)
  • L'étoile by Emmanuel Chabrier [March 1997]
  • La finta giardiniera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (November 1997)
  • Paul Bunyan, op. 17 by Benjamin Britten (March 1998)
  • Threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht (November 1998)
  • Dialogues des Carmelites by Francis Poulenc (March 1999)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 64 by Benjamin Britten (November 1999)
  • La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini (February 2000)
  • Die Fledermaus by Richard Strauss (November 2006)
  • L'Heure Espagnole by Maurice Ravel [March 2009]
  • The Secret marriage by Domenico Cimarosa (2010)
  • Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (March 2011)
  • Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti (November 2013)
  • The Machine Stops by Patrick McGraw, Robert Taylor and Stephen Webb, libretto by Michael Albano, based on the short story by E.M. Forster (January 2016)
  • Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss (n.d.)
  • The Four ruffians by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (n.d.)
  • Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini (n.d.)
  • Orpheus (n.d.)
  • Dialogues des Carmelites by Francis Poulenc (n.d.)
  • Riders to the sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams (n.d.)
  • Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten (n.d.)
  • L'Enfant Prodigue by Claude Debussy (n.d.)
  • Iolanta by Arthur Sullivan (n.d.)
  • M. Choufleri by Jacques Offenbach (n.d.)
  • Manon by Jules Massenet (n.d.)
  • Patience by Arthur Sullivan (n.d.)
  • Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti (n.d.)
  • The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (n.d.)
  • Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (n.d.)

Composer commission records

Subseries consists of records, including correspondence with composers and reports to and correspondence with granting agencies, for works commissioned by Esprit Orchestra. Esprit received commissioning support from Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Laidlaw Foundation.

Commissioned composers include: David Adamcyk, Robert Aitken, Istvan Anhalt, Sergio Barroso, Bob Becker, John Beckwith, Norma Beecroft, Allan Gordon Bell, Roger Bergs, Rose Bolton, Walter Boudreau, Brian Cherney, Brian Current, Omar Daniel, Paul Dolden, Tomas Dusatko, José Evangelista, Harry Freedman, Paul Frehner, Scott Good, Denis Gougeon, Chris Paul Harman, Vincent Ho, Peter Paul Koprowski, Harry Kucharzyk, Larry Lake, Michael Longtin, Alexina Louie, Raymond Luedeke, Andrew P. MacDonald, Bruce Mather, Maxine McKinley, Phil Nimmons, John Oswald, Alex Pauk, Yannick Plamondon, John Rea, André Ristic, James Rolfe, Erik Ross, Jeffrey Ryan, R. Murray Schafer, Ana Sokolovic, Harry Somers, Barry Truax, Owen Underhill, and John Wyre.

The art of contemporary choral music

File consists of a program and recording from a two-day workshop presented in cooperation with Boddington Music Ltd. and the Ontario Choral Federation. Participants included John Poole, 1990 Wilma and Clifford Smith Visitor in Music; Doreen Rao; University of Toronto Concert Choir; Agincourt Collegiate Senior Choir, directed by Lee Willingham; Earl Haig Concert Choir, directed by Mary Legge; and composers-in-residence John Beckwith and John Burge.

[Three world premieres by Kaikhorsu Shapurji Sorabji, James Tenney, and Bruce Mather]

File consists of a recording from a concert on February 2, 1980 featuring:

  • Three Indigenous songs / James Tenney (Fiona Wilkinson, Jennifer Dowden, piccolo ; Robert Aitken, alto flute ; Russell Hartenberger, Robin Engelman, percussion ; Claude Engli, tenor tuba ; James Tenney, conductor)
  • Upper Canadian hymn preludes / John Beckwith (John Tuttle, organ)
  • Ausone / Bruce Mather (Robert Aitken, flute ; Victor Martin, Fujiko Imajishi, violins ; Rivka Erdesz, Douglas Perry, violas ; Peter Schenkman, Coenrad Bloemendal, cellos ; Peter McAllister, Donald Wilson, guitars ; Erica Goodman, Charlotte Moon, harps ; Bruce Mather, conductor)
  • Cinque sonnetti di Michelangelo / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (Henry Ingram, tenor ; Fiona Wilkinson, flute ; Alexandra Pohran, oboe ; James Campbell, clarinet ; David Carroll, bassoon ; Victor Martin, Fujiko Imajishi, Joseph Pepper, David Zafer, violin ; Rivka Erdesz, Douglas Perry, viola ; Peter Schenkman, Coenraad Bloemendal, cello ; John Taylor, double bass ; Marc Widner, piano ; Robert Aitken, conductor)
  • Musique pour Champigny / Bruce Mather (Janet Smith, soprano ; Patricia Harton-McCord, mezzo soprano ; Janice Taylor, contralto ; James Campbell, clarinet ; George Stimpson, French horn ; Robin Engelman, percussion ; Erica Goodman, harp ; Marc Widner, piano ; Robert Aitken, conductor).

[Happy birthday Canadian Music Centre]

File consists of CJRT FM recordings of New Music Concerts' October 20, 1979 performance in Walter Hall, which was broadcast on November 12, 1979. The concert included a performances of:

  • Trio for flute, oboe, harpsichord / Oskar Morawetz
  • Anerca : excerpt / Serge Garant
  • Contrasts for six performers : excerpt / Norma Beecroft
  • Incandescence / Pierre Mercure
  • Trois caprices, no. 3 : excerpt / Jean Papineau-Couture
  • The Confession stone : excerpt / Robert Fleming
  • Trio con Alea : for violin, viola and cello : excerpt / Barbara Pentland
  • Calceolaria : excerpt / Udo Kasemets
  • Requiems for the party girl : excerpt / R. Murray Schafer
  • Canada dash, Canada dot. Bon ami / John Beckwith
  • Etude en forme de toccate for two percussionists / Francois Morel
  • Sui : for flute, percussion and metronomes / John Fodi
  • Improvisation : excerpts / Harry Somers
  • Illumination II : excerpt / Otto Joachim
  • Paulutation : for prepared tape / Hugh Le Caine
  • For : excerpt / Paul Pedersen
  • Canon for Stravinsky / Gustav Ciamaga
  • ...le sifflement des vents porteurs de l'amour : excerpt / Gilles Tremblay
  • Madrigal IV : excerpt / Bruce Mather
  • A Private collection : excerpt / John Weinzweig
  • Nautilus : excerpt / Barry Truax
  • La Tourangelle : excerpt / Istvan Anhalt
  • The Explainer : excerpt / Harry Freedman
  • Greeting music / Claude Vivier
  • Three pieces for clarinet and piano, no. 2 : excerpt / Francis Chan
  • Group portrait with piano for woodwind quintet : excerpt / Brian Cherney

John Beckwith : Walter Hall

File consists of notes, rehearsal schedules, and draft programs for a concert of "Music for Winds, 1982-2008" by John Beckwith on September 19, 2010.

Little elegies

File consists of a program and recording of an event that took place in Walter Hall.

Performers: Monica Whicher, soprano ; Steven Philcox, piano

Program:
Part 1:

  • Scheidend, op. 9, no. 6 / Felix Mendelssohn ; Johann Gustav Droysen
  • Little elegy / Ned Rorem ; Elinor Wylie
  • Velvet shoes / Ray Lustig, Elinor Wylie
  • Evening primrose. I remember / Steven Sondheim
  • To a poet. On parent knees, op. posthumous / Gerald Finzi, attr. William Jones after the Persian
  • Five Millay songs. Branch by brach / H. Leslie Adams, Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • The New ghost / Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fredegond Shove
  • The Lordly Hudson / Ned Rorem, Paul Goodman

Part 2:

  • Hjertets melodier, op. 5, no. 3 / Jeg elsker Dig (Edvard Grieg, Hans Christian Andersen)
  • Peer Gynt, op. 23. Solveig's lullaby / Edvard Grieg, Henrik Ibsen
  • Five songs from Canadian traditional collections. J'ai perdu mon amant / arr. John Beckwith
  • Asteri mou, feggari mou / Mikis Theodorakis, Nikos Gatsos
  • Three songs for Diane Kaish, in memorium, 2015. Sonnet : Mindful of you the sodden earth in spring / Sheila Silver, Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Down by the Salley gardens / Ivor Gurney, William Butler Yeats
  • My feet may take a little while / Errollyn Wallen
  • Nature boy / eden ahbez, arr. Sharon Minemoto..

Composers : letters

File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with commissioning composers and about commisions for the John Adaskin Project. Correspondents include: Hilda Morgan, Graham Coles (Berandol Music Limited), George Andrix, Thomas Baker, John Beckwith, W.H. Belyea, Keith Bissell, Dean G. Blair, Alexander Brott, Morley Calvert, Donald Coakley, Maurice Dela, Joe Macerollo, Quenten Doolittle, Margaret Dryman, Mario Duschenes, Harry Freedman, James M. Gayfer, David Keane, Talivaldis Kenins, David Ford, R.E.J. Milne, Lois Kivesto, Dermott O'Reilly, Irene Pasch, Peter H. Riddle, Godfrey Ridout, David W. Murray, R. Murray Schafer, Harry Somers, Mrs. G. A. Steele, Paul Sweetman, and James Whicher.

Faculty reference files

Subseries consists of reference files for various staff and faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. These files were maintained by the promotions office (primarily by Edith Binnie, promotions officer, 1963-1984) and used in the creation of promotional material, including the Faculty's newsletter. Files include memorandums, correspondence, contracts for performances outside of the Faculty, news clippings about activities at the Faculty, and reports on activities and special projects.

Subseries includes files on the following individuals and ensembles: William Aide, Michael Albano, Amici, Raffi Armenian, John Arpin, Gianetta Baril, Lee Bartel, John Beckwith, Boris Berlin, Melvin Berman, Edith Ann Binnie, Douglas Bodle, Russell Braun, Dennis Brott, Walter Buczynski, James Campbell, Ronald Chandler, Stephen Chenette, Gustav Ciamaga, Martha Collins, Steve Dann, Victor Danchenko, Andrew Dawes, Alex Dean, Bernard Diamant, Daniel Domb, Mark DuBois, John Edwards, David Elliott, Barry Elmes, Robin Engelman, Robert Falck, Victor Feldbrill, Lorand Fenyves, Fenyves-Orloff-Parr Trio, Harry Freedman, Ann Cooper Gay, Rivka Golani, Nicholas Goldschmidt, John Greer, Gryphon Trio, Doreen Hall, Christos Hatzis, John Hawkins, Nancy Hermiston, David Hetherington, Pierre Hetu, Derek Holman, Andrew Hughes, Barney Ingraham, Elmer Iseler Singers, Jacques Israelievitch, Wayne Jeffery, Irene Jessner, Gaynor Jones, Eli Kassner, Talivaldis Kenins, Patricia Kern, James Kippen, Lothar Klein, Zoltan Kodaly, Norbert Kraft, Anton Kuerti, Gary Kulesha, Jeanne Lamon, Rosemarie Landry, Lorne Lofsky, Judy Loman, Che Anne Loewen, Boris Lysenko, Lorna MacDonald, Ernest MacMillan, Rika Maniates, Stacey McCartney, Rob McConnell, Lois McDonall, Timothy McGee, Deborah Milsom, Thomas Monahan, Oskar Morawetz, Carl Morey, Mike Murley, Daniel Neff, Nexus, Phil Nimmons, Harvey Olnick, Orford String Quartet, Vladimir Orloff, Patricia Parr, Dennis Patrick, Roy Patterson, Paul Pedersen, Joel Quarrington, Louis Quilico, Stephen Ralls, Doreen Rao, Erika Raum, Paul Read, Gary Relyea, Godfrey Ridout, Eugene Rittich, Shauna Rolston, George Sawa, Ezra Schabas, Pat Shand, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Nora Shulman, Suzanne Shulman, Pierre Souvairan, Scott St. John, Richard Summers, David Tanner, Ivars Taurins, Colin Tilney, Toronto Consort, Joaquin Valdepenas, Cameron Walter, John Weinzweig, William Wright, David Zafer.

Faculty of Music Deans 1970-1997

File consists of photographs from a group photo shoot of Faculty of Music Deans: John Beckwith (1970-1977); Gustav Ciamaga (acting Dean, 1977-1978, Dean 1978-1984); Carl Morey (1984-1990); Paul Pedersen (1990-1995); Robert Falck (acting Dean, 1995-1996); and David Beach (1996-).

John Beckwith : [photographs]

File consists of promotional photographs of John Beckwith, taken at various points in his career. File includes photographs of Beckwith hiking on the Franz Joseph glacier, and of the Music Building at the University of Auckland, which he visited during his sabbatical [1977-1978].

The Canadian String Quartet

File consists of a program from a recital in the "Special Events Series" at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The performance took place in the Concert Hall of the Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith.

Performers: The Canadian String Quartet (Albert Pratz, Bernard Robbins, violins ; David Mankovitz, viola ; Laszlo Varga, cello) ; Mary Simmons, soprano ; Isaac Mamott, cello.

October 18, 1962:

  • Quartet in F major, K. 590 / Mozart
  • Second quartet, op. 17 / Bartok
  • Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 / Beethoven

January 17, 1963:

  • Quartet in F minor, op. 95 / Beethoven
  • Third quartet / Weinzweig (premiere performance)
  • Quartet no. 1 in F minor, op. 10 / Hindemith

March 14, 1963

  • Quintet in C major, op. 163 / Schubert
  • Quartet no. 2 in F-sharp minor, op. 10 / Schoenberg.

Lenox Quartet

File consists of a program from a recital in the "Special Events" series at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, which took place in the Concert Hall of the Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith.

Performers: Lenox Quartet (Peter Marsh, Theodora Mantz, violins ; Paul Hersh, viola ; Donald McCall, cello)

Program:

  • String Quartet in C major, K. 465 / Mozart
  • String Quartet no. 2 / Elliott Carter
  • String Quartet in F major / Ravel.

Hungarian Quartet

File consists of a program from a recital in the "Special Events" series at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, which took place in the Concert Hall of the Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by Helmut Kallmann and John Beckwith.

Performers: Hungarian Quartet (Zoltan Szekely, Michael Kuttner, violins ; Denes Koromzay, viola ; Gabriel Magyar, cello).

Program:

  • Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1 / Beethoven
  • Five movements for string quartet, op. 5 / Webern
  • Quartet in D minor, Opus Posthumous / Schubert.

Vegh Quartet

File consists of a program from a recital in the "Special Events" series at the university of Toronto Faculty of Music, which took place in the Concert Hall of the Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith.

Performers: Vegh Quartet (Sandor Vegh, Sandor Zoldy, violins ; George Janzer, viola ; Paul Szabo, cello).

Program:

  • Quartet in D minor, D. 810 (Death and the maiden) / Franz Schubert
  • Quartet in A minor, op. 41, no. 1 / Robert Schumann.

A Schubert programme : Anton Kuerti, pianist

File consists of a program from a concert in the "Special Events" series at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, in the Concert Hall, Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith and Anton Kuerti.

Performers: Anton Kuerti, piano

Program:

  • Moments musicaux, op. 94 / Schubert
  • Fantasy in C major, op. 15 / Schubert
  • Sonata in G major, op. 78 / Schubert.

Stanley Quartet

File consists of a program from a recital in the "Special Events" series at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, which took place in the Concert Hall of the Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith.

Performers: Stanley Quartet (Gilbert Ross, Gustave Rosseels, violins ; Robert Courte, viola ; Jerome Jelinek, cello)

Program:

  • Quartet in D major, K. 499 / Mozart
  • Quartet no. 8 / Quincy Porter
  • Quartet in C major, op. 59, no. 3 / Beethoven.

Prague Quartet

File consists of a program from a concert in the "Special Events" series at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in the Concert Hall of the Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith.

Performers: Prague Quartet (Bretislav Novotny, Karel Pribyl, violins ; Jaroslav Karlovsky, viola ; Zdenek Konicek, cello).

Program:

  • Quartet in F major, op. 18, no. 1 / Beethoven
  • Quartet no 1 after Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata / Leos Janacek
  • Quartet in E minor / Bedrich Smetana.

Lorand Fenyves, violinist ; Pierre Souvairan, pianist

File consists of a program from a recital in the "Special Events" series at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in the Concert Hall, Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith.

Performers: Lorand Fenyves, violin ; Pierre Souvairan, piano

Program:

  • Sonata, op. 78 / Brahms
  • Sonata for solo violin / Bartok
  • Sonata, op. 47 / Beethoven.

Borodin Quartet

File consists of a program from a concert that took place in the Concert Hall, Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith.

Performers: Borodin Quartet (Rotislav Dubinsky, Yaroslav Alexandrov, violins ; Dimitri Shebalin, viola ; Valentin Berlinsky, cello)
Revised program:

  • Third quartet, op. 22 / Hindemith
  • Quartet no. 4 in D major, op 83 / Shostakovich
  • Five movements for string quartet, op. 5 / Webern
  • Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1 / Beethoven.

Shmuel Ashkenasi, violinist ; Anton Kuerti, pianist

File consists of a program from a concert that took place in the Concert Hall, Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith.

Performers: Shmuel Ashkenasi, violin ; Anton Kuerti, piano.

Program:

  • Sonata in G major, K. 379 / Mozart
  • Sonata no. 1 in A minor, op. 105 / Schumann
  • Sonata / Debussy
  • Rondeau brillant in B minor, D. 895 / Schubert.

Informal concert by students in the ensemble classes of the Faculty of Music

File consists of a program from a concert in the Concert Hall, Edward Johnson Building.

Program:

  • Quartet for piano and strings / Talivaldis Kenins (Patrick Li, piano ; Elaine Mossop, violin ; Margot Burton, viola ; Norman Abbott, cello)
  • Woodwind quintet / Endre Szervanszky (Earl Brubacher, flute ; Harold Gomez, clarinet ; Kathleen Bauman, oboes ; David Klaussner, bassoon ; John MacDonald, French horn)
  • Quartet for double basses. Prelude / A. Dubensky (George Greer, Jane McAdam, Peter Ness, Peter Madgett, double basses)
  • Quartet for double basses. Allegro / Gunther Schuller (George Greer, Jane McAdam, Peter Ness, Peter Madgett, double basses)
  • Circle, with tangents / John Beckwith (Isabel Vila, Elaine Mossop, Noriko Hayashida, Helen Schmidt, Terry Holowach, Rosemarie Kilimasko, Ann Woolner, violins ; Margot Burton, Ian Wenham, Alan Teeple, violas ; Norman Abbott, Esther Gartner, cellos ; Jane McAdam, contrabass ; Sandra Erdman, harpsichord).

The Guarneri String Quartet ; Anton Kuerti, pianist

File consists of a program from a concert in the Concert Hall, Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith.

Performers: Guarneri String Quartet (Arnold Steinhardt, John Dalley, violins ; Michael Tree, viola ; David Soyer, cello) ; Anton Kuerti, piano)

Program:

  • Quartet in C minor, op. 18, no. 4 / Beethoven
  • Quartet in F major / Ravel
  • Piano quintet in A major, op. 81 / Dvorak.

Lorand Fenyves, violinist

File consists of a program from a concert in the Concert Hall, Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith.

Performers: Lorand Fenyves, violin ; Faculty ensemble with students from Fenyves' violin class (Adele Armin, Noriko Hayashida, Terry Holowach, Elaine Klimasko, Elaine Mossop, Isabel Vila, Kathryn Wunder, Karen Zafer, violins ; Margot Burton, Claude Hamel, violas ; Norman Abbott, David Hetherington, violoncelli ; Sandra Erdman continuo).

Program:

  • Concerto in D minor / Giuseppe Tartini
  • Concerto in C major, H. VIIa, 1 / Josef Haydn
  • Adagio and rondo concertante in A major, D. 438 / Franz Schubert
  • Concerto in D minor / Johann Sebastian Bach.

Berlin Philharmonic Octet

File consists of a program from a concert in the Concert Hall at the Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith.

Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Octet (Alfred Malacek, violin ; Rudolf Harmtann, violin and viola ; Kunio Tsuchiya, viola ; Heinrichs Majowski, cello ; Rainer Zepperitz, double bass ; Herbert Staehr, clarinet ; Hans Lemke, bassoon ; Gerd Seifert, horn).

Program:

  • Octet / Boris Blacher
  • Octet (Four fantasies from "Kammermusik 1958") / Hans Werner Henze
  • Octet / Paul Hindemith.

The Amadeus Quartet

File consists of a program from a concert in the Concert Hall, Edward Johnson Building. Program notes by John Beckwith and Helmut Kallmann.

Performers: Amadeus Quartet (Norbert Brainin, Siegmund Nissel, violin ; Peter Schidlof, viola ; Martin Lovett, cello)

Program:

  • Quartet in C major, op. 76, no. 3 / Haydn
  • Quartet in D major, K. 499 / Mozart
  • String Quartet in A minor, op. 29 / Schubert.

Canada dash, Canada dot

File consists of a program from a concert presented by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in co-operation with BMI Canada Limited. The concert took place in the Concert Hall of the Edward Johnson Building.

Performers: Nancy Griffin, Virginia McLeod, Jonathan Beckwith, Arch McDonell, Sandy Webster, speakers ; Mary Morrison, soprano ; Patricia Rideout, contralto ; Jan Van Evera, folksinger ; Richard Braun, baritone ; Walter Verikaitis, bass ; Robert Aitken, flute, piccolo ; Bernard Temoin, clarinet, bass clarinet ; Fred Stone, trumpet ; Ted Roderman, trombone ; Vair Capper, percussion ; Corol McCartney, violin ; Eugene Hudson, viola ; William Kuinka, mandolin, string bass ; Gordon Kushner, piano, celeste ; John Beckwith, piano, celeste, harmonium.

Program:

  • Canada dash, Canada dot / John Beckwith, James Reaney.

Lecture-demonstration : Spatial-antiphonal music by Henry Brant

File consists of a program and recording of a lecture-demonstration by Henry Brant in the Concert Hall of the Edward Johnson Building.

Performers: members of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra ; Robert Aitken, John Beckwith, Robert Falck, Herbert Muller, assisting conductors ; Lorand Fenyves, Victor Martin, Thomas Monahan, Richard Ford, rehearsal assistants.

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