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Canadian composer pamphlets

File consists of a booklets distributed by the Performing Rights Organization of Canada Limited, BMI, and the Manitoba Composers Association on Canadian composers, including biographies and lists of compositions.

Unfinished works

File includes works for violin and viola; for piano, horn, and violin; and, for 17 instruments.

Lists, indexes, and other documents

File contains biographical data; list of compositions and performances to 1967; chronology of avant-garde activities; classified index of compositions; printed BMI catalogue page with additions; notes for the catalogue about works to be issued; 1 score sampler; printed flyer with; personal photographs; and, an index of columns in the Toronto Star, 1959-1963, prepared by Jeremy Strachan.

Jan Matejcek

File consists of correspondence between Oskar Morawetz (1917-2007) and Jan Matejcek (1926-2017), including correspondence regarding the 1994 SOCAN award; an audio recording of immigration discussions between Morawetz and Matejcek; recordings of performances of Zpěv naděje (Singing of hope) and Symfonietta-chvalozpěv (Sinfonietta-hymn) by Jan Hanuš; Matejcek’s compilation of Morawetz’s jokes from conversations and lectures; and, Matejcek’s history of BMI Canada Ltd. and PROCAN (Performing Rights Organization of Canada). File also contains a transcripts from radio broadcasts on the Czech composer Alois Hába, from Devega Edizioni Musicali.

Matějček, Jan

Arthur E. Fisher

File consists of a booklet on Arthur E. Fisher, including details from his Curriculum Vitae, a biography (written June 1896), samples of his musical compositions, extracts of articles written by Fisher, press notices, and a photograph of his studio.

Talivaldis Kenins

File consists of copies of newspaper articles and programs featuring Talivaldis Kenins. The file includes copies of a recommendation letters from Nadia Boulanger and Henri Dutilleux.

Victor Feldbrill

File consists of a copy of an interview with the Canadian conductor and violinist Victor Feldbrill (b. 1924), conducted by Gwen Storr.

Helmut Max Kallmann

File consists of a copy of the speech given by Dean John Beckwith of the Faculty of Music to the Chancellor of the University for the award of the degree Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) to Helmut Max Kallmann at the University of Toronto Convocation 1971.

Harvey Olnick

File consists of correspondence sent to Harvey Olnick from Elizabeth Hazelton Haight, Anton Kuerti, Claude Bissell, R. Murray Schafer, Robert Aitken, and Harry Somers.

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).

John Beckwith

File consists of copies of newspaper articles and programs featuring John Beckwith, as well as a pamphlet from BMI Canada Limited on the composer, and two programs from performances by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with program notes by Beckwith.

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)

John Weinzweig

File consists of copies of newspaper articles and programs featuring John Weinzweig and a copy of a memorandum from CBC AM Radio regarding two radio shows on Weinzweig (1973). Weinzweig (1913-2006) taught at the Faculty of Music in the University of Toronto from 1952 until his retirement in 1978.

Godfrey Ridout

File consists of programs that included performances of pieces by Godfrey Ridout and copies of newspaper clippings about Ridout. Ridout (1918-1984) began teaching at the Toronto Conservatory of Music in 1940, before joining the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto (1948-1982).

Norman Wilks

File consists of two copies of a speech given by Sir Ernest MacMillan at the unveiling of a portrait of Norman Wilks (1885-1944), who taught at the Toronto Conservatory of Music (1928-1944). The file also contains a clipping of the newspaper article "'Met' head to accept Conservatory portrait" regarding the acceptance of the portrait by Edward Johnson on behalf of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.

James Paton Clarke

File consists of correspondence between Helmut Kallman and Ethelwyn Harlow (University Archivist) regarding Kallman's research and subsequent article on James Paton Clarke (1807 or 1808 to 1881), written for The Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB).

Ukulele instruction manual, tablature, and sheet music

File contains a typescript manuscript of a pedagogical book on instruction for the ukulele, Advanced Tutor for the Ukulele written by Norman Samuel; the book was never published. The file also includes a copy of the sheet music "On a Honey Spree" by Georgia M. Dotson and related correspondence between the composer and Samuel (a consulting engineer in Toronto), regarding the addition of ukulele chords to the song, and the tablature for "Petski Rag" for ukulele by Norman Samuel (dated in Toronto on September 10, 1956).

Go trane : [music for jazz ensemble]

File contains a set of parts for "Go trane", arranged for Nimmons 'N' Nine Plus Six. The parts are labelled "53" as in entry in Phil Nimmons' "Group Library" list.

Scrapbooks with articles and programs

File consists of three scrapbooks. It is unclear who maintained the scrapbooks; possible compilers include Leslie Bell, Leona Bell (wife), or Dorothy Walters, who managed the Leslie Bell Singers for many years.

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