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University of Toronto Music Library File
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"The music of Duke Ellington" lecture series at Humber college : pictures of Duke Ellington and his band members

File contains pictures taken from various magazines and mounted according to big band instrumentation. File includes Collier's notes (6 p.) and an article on Ellington's bassists, and publicity concerning Collier and Humber College's concert "A tribute to Duke Ellington" (1978) at the Toronto spring festival of the arts.

Biographical documents

File includes John Hawkins's Birth and baptism certificate; High school diploma; Basel Musik-Akademie certificate; notebook (1985-1991); passport; McGill diploma (1968); Conservatoire du Québec Prix (1967); snapshots, school photos, early portraits; and, performance photographs.

Clement Hambourg : "Paganini theme" and obituary

  • CA OTUFM 35-B-216
  • File
  • Early 1950s, September 1955, February 1973
  • Part of Ron Collier fonds

File contains "Paganini theme : variation open to all composers" by Hambourg in MS ink (1 p.) for Collier to score (early 1950s). File also contains newspaper clippings.

Collection of historical letters

File contains letters collected by or given to Edward Johnson from Georges Bizet, Claude Debussy (photograph), Gaetano Donizetti, Jenny Lind, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Adelina Patti/Giuseppe Verdi, Ignacy Paderewski (signed photograph), Giacomo Puccini, and Richard Wagner. Unless otherwise indicated, all items are autograph letters, signed (ALS).

Collier quintet : photographs

File includes proofs of the Collier quintet members circa 1958, and a photograph of Ron Hughes, Rob McConnell, Ted Roderman and Collier in a recording session at Hallmark studios, May 1963.

Conductor

File includes manuscript and photocopied manuscript parts, charts, lead sheets and conductor scores. Titles include Breezes of My Mind; Days Gone By (String Chart); Quiet Days; A Quiet Place; Egberto; Lighthouse; Dreams; Mr. T.C.; Theresa's Song; Human Kindness; Barber. Also includes a photo of Doug Riley playing the organ, taken by Barry Thompson.

Gli Uccelli : set and costume designs

File contains a set design and five costume designs from the ballet Gli Ucelli (The Birds) by Ottorino Respighi from two different performances: Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1937 (set design) and at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy in 1951 (costume designs). File also includes a list of Benois's designs for the latter production, with those included in the collection marked.

Benois, Nicola

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).

Jon Vickers memorabilia

File contains photographs and news clippings of Vickers, in Samson, 1958, with Queen Elizabeth; autograph note unsigned.

Kitsilano boys band reunion : photographs

File includes photograph of the Coleman miners band at the Calgary stampede (1942), the Jack Smith orchestra (October 1946), 2 members of the K.B.B. and Collier (196-?) and the Ron Neil Boptet (late 1950s or 60s?).

L. Richard Bell documents

File consists of childhood and school records of L. Richard Bell, the son of Leslie Bell, and a pianist.

Bell, L. Richard

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).

Memorabilia

File contains signed photographs of various opera singers and composer that Edward Johnson worked with during his career, and a vocal score of acts 1 and 2 of Peter Ibbetson by Deems Taylor (publishers' version for tenor).

Obituaries and other family documents

File contains an undated manuscript list of students with some addresses and telephone numbers; obituary notices for Dr. Daniel Garcia Guerrero; a letter from Lily Wilson; and [probably her] translation of Boyd Neel's Alberto Guerrero obituary. File aso contains portraits of Alberto Guerrero, photographs of Myrtle Rose Guerrero and of Melisande Guerrero, and unidentified photos.

Opera school

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

Oskar Morawetz

File consists of programs and posters for concerts featuring works by Oskar Morawetz, and copies of newspaper articles, correspondence, and programs. The file includes copies of letters from Coretta Scott King, regarding the Morawetz's compositions written in tribute to her husband Martin Luther King, Jr.; from Rose Kennedy regarding Morawetz's composition written in memory of her son John F. Kennedy; from Edward Johnson regarding the dedication of Morawetz's composition "Land of Dreams"; and from Otto Frank regarding the premiere of Morawetz's "From the Diary of Anne Frank." A copy of the vocal score for "From the Diary of Anne Frank" is also included in the file, with a handwritten dedication from the composer to Jean Lavender, inscribed "with best wishes and many thanks for building the Music Library at the Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto."

The file also includes the following photographs:

  • Sergei Prokofiev and Mstislav Rostropovich (autographed in 1972 by Rostropovich; photo from 1952)
  • Oskar Morawetz and Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Otto Frank (with dedication dated 1972 to Morawetz)
  • Oskar Morawetz and Zubin Mehta
  • Martin Luther King and family (with dedication to Morawetz)

Personal photographs

File includes photographs of family, friends, the Kitsilano Boy's Choir and individuals on the 1954 Mart Kenney Western tour (Collier, Claire Kennedy, Mart and Norma Kenney, Jim O'Driscoll, Ted Shadbolt, Hush Sherman, Roy Smith and Bobby Van Evera.

Photographs

File consists of photocopies; letters from Maureen Nevins regarding permissions for use in Schabas' book.

Photographs

File contains various photographs. Includes photographs of: Lambert, or Lambert and students; Edward Johnson as Don José, autographed; Alfredo Martini, 1928 postcard.

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.

Photographs of Edward Johnson

File contains studio portraits; photographs of Edward Johnson's roles in Italy and at the Metropolitan; and, photographs of four sketches by Carl Bohnen. File also contains five drawings by Flora Arrighi of Florence, Italy of Edward Johnson as himself, and in four different roles.

Photographs of non-Canadian musicians

File contains autographed photographs of the following European musicians: Malwine Brée, Franz Léhar, Theodor Leschetizky, I. J. Paderewski, Hans Pfitzner, and Victoria de los Angeles. File also contains two autographed promotional photographs taken by Eric Hayes of the Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar. Shankar's photographs are not dated.

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