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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.

Toronto music life collection

  • CA OTUFM 03
  • Collection
  • 1877-1995

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

Lothar Klein fonds

  • CA OTUFM 14
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2002

Fonds includes 110 files of sketches and final copies for many of his musical works; 3 files of theoretical and critical writings; and, 1 file of programs and press notices.

Klein, Lothar

Compositions : scores, parts, and sketches

Series consists of manuscript scores and parts, and sketches, for Lothar Klein's instrumental, vocal, choral, chamber, and orchestral works. File also contains film and incidental music written by Klein.

Unfinished works

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

To Hold Off Winter's Chill : Choirs

Chamber Choir ; Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist ; Tenor/Bass Choir ; Dr. Mark Ramsay, conductor ; Kevin Stolz, collaborative pianist ; Soprano/Alto Chorus ; Dr. Elaine Choi, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist
Event details:

  • Salve regina / Javier Busto (Chamber Choir ; Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist)
  • Oyfn Pripetchik / Mark M. Warshawsky, arr. Mara Bowman (Chamber Choir ; Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist)
  • Cedit Hyems / Abbie Betinis (Joey Zhang, flute ; Chamber Choir ; Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist)
  • Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind / Sherri Porterfield (Tenor/Bass Choir ; Dr. Mark Ramsay, conductor ; Kevin Stolz, collaborative pianist)
  • Toku-Toku / Braeden Ayres (Tenor/Bass Choir ; Dr. Mark Ramsay, conductor ; Kevin Stolz, collaborative pianist)
  • Dans les chantiers / Traditional Québecois, arr. Mark Sirett (Tenor/Bass Choir ; Dr. Mark Ramsay, conductor ; Kevin Stolz, collaborative pianist)
  • Ding-a Ding-a Ding / Greg Gilpin (Tenor/Bass Choir ; Dr. Mark Ramsay, conductor ; Kevin Stolz, collaborative pianist)
  • Winter Proverbs / Frances Farrell (Tenor/Bass Choir ; Dr. Mark Ramsay, conductor ; Kevin Stolz, collaborative pianist)
  • Frobisher Bay / James Gordon, arr. Braeden Ayres (Tenor/Bass Choir ; Dr. Mark Ramsay, conductor ; Kevin Stolz, collaborative pianist)
  • Christus ist geboren / Franz Liszt (Soprano/Alto Chorus ; Dr. Elaine Choi, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist)
  • Da Pacem / Charles Gounod (Soprano/Alto Chorus ; Dr. Elaine Choi, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist)
  • Snowforms / R. Murray Schafer (Soprano/Alto Chorus ; Dr. Elaine Choi, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist)
  • Gloria Kajoniensis / Levente Gyöngyös (Lara Moshaver, Alisha Suri, soprano 1 soloists ; Camille Labonte, Diyara Toktamyssova, soprano 2 soloists ; Maria Fedyushina, Emily Harris, soprano 3 soloists ; Sam Kerr, Jacob Valcheff, percussion ; Justin Azerrad, David Baik, violin ; Soprano/Alto Chorus ; Dr. Elaine Choi, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist)

Student composers concert no. 2

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Event tracks :

  • Winter Music / Michael Nunes (b. 2000) (Michelle Hui - flute ; Luca Ortolani - oboe ; Tommaso Masnari - clarinet ; Michael Nunes - horn ; Eric Belanger - bassoon)
  • Čarxe / Aryo Nazaradeh (b.1996) (Joshua Su - piano)
  • The Last Moments of Our Season. I: In the Amber of Autumn, Dream of Me... ; II: If I Had... / Emma Colette Moss (b.1999) (Emily Rocha - soprano ; Emma Moss - piano)
  • Annabel Lee / Benjamin Gabbay (b.1995) (Concreamus Chamber Choir - Kai Leung, conductor ; Benjamin Gabbay- piano)
  • Sonata-Fantasy / Peter Wang (b. 1996) (Peter Wang - piano)
  • Scherzo for Solo Cellist / Ian Ching-Hei Chan (b. 2001) (Gretchen Lee - cello)
  • Fran / Kevin Mulligan (b. 1995) (Saba Yousefi - violin ; Lexi Li - violin ; Sam Edwards - viola ; Kevin Zi-Xiao He - cello)

Graduate Student Conductor Concert - UTSO

University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra ; with student conductors.
Event details:

  • Talk by Chad Emry Heltzel
  • Divertimenti, K. 136, D major. Allegro / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Conducted by Chad Emry Heltzel)
  • Divertimenti, K. 136, D major. Andante / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Conducted by Chad Emry Heltzel)
  • Divertimenti, K. 136, D major. Presto / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Conducted by Chad Emry Heltzel)
  • Talk by Trevor Dearham
  • Symphonies, H. I, 22, E-flat major. Adagio / Joseph Haydn (Conducted by Trevor Dearham)
  • Symphonies, H. I, 22, E-flat major. Presto / Joseph Haydn (Conducted by Trevor Dearham)
  • Symphonies, H. I, 22, E-flat major. Menuetto / Joseph Haydn (Conducted by Trevor Dearham)
  • Symphonies, H. I, 22, E-flat major. Finale / Joseph Haydn (Conducted by Trevor Dearham)
  • Talk by François Koh
  • Ouverture zur Oper Leonore, no. 1 / Ludwig van Beethoven (Conducted by François Koh)
  • Siegfried-Idyll / Richard Wagner (Conducted by Samuel Tam)
  • Talk by Lorenzo Guggenheim
  • Geburtstag der Infantin (Suite) (Conducted by Lorenzo Guggenheim)

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.

What makes it great? Swing! The Great Bands of the Swing Era

Rob Kapilow ; the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra ; Gordon Foote, director
Event details:

  • Introduction
  • Jumpin’ at the Woodside / Count Basie : analysis
  • Jumpin’ at the Woodside / Count Basie : performance
  • In the Mood / Glenn Miller : analysis
  • In the Mood / Glenn Miller : performance
  • Begin the Beguine / Artie Shaw : analysis
  • Begin the Beguine / Artie Shaw : performance
  • Concerto for Cootie / Duke Ellington : analysis
  • Concerto for Cootie / Duke Ellington : performance
  • Sing, Sing, Sing / Benny Goodman/Louis Prima : analysis
  • Sing, Sing, Sing / Benny Goodman/Louis Prima : performance
  • Question and Answer
  • [Encore : Airmail Special / Louie Bellson, arranged by Tommy Newsom]

Gospel Choir

Performed by Gospel Choir ; Darren Hamilton, director.
Event details:

  • Expect The Great
  • Wade In The Water (Soloist: Ismene Papadopoulou)
  • It’s Me, It’s Me (Standing in the Need of Prayer) (Soloist: Kayla Falkenholt)
  • Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child (Soloists: Ismene Papadopoulou and Briana Lee)
  • The Lord Is Blessing Me
  • Faith (Soloists: George Kobty and Vannessa Gadoutsis)
  • Can’t Give Up Now (Soloists: Briana Lee, Anna Chung and Phoebe Wong)
  • Better

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

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).

Chamber Players of Toronto

Sinfonia in D major / Albinoni -- Cello concerto in C major / Haydn (Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, cello) -- Variations on a Canadian folk song for string orchestra (premiere) / Keith Bissell -- Concerto in B-flat major for violin and cello / Vivaldi (Victor Martin, violin ; Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, cello) -- Suite of ancient airs and dances no. 3 / Respighi.

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