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Signed photographs of musicians

File consists of a collection of signed portraits, mainly dated 1909-1920: Wilhelm Bachaus, Clara Butt, Teresa Carreño, Mischa Elman, Carl Flesch, Arthur Friedheim, Josef Hofmann, Louise Homer, Percy B. Kahn, Martin Krause, Fritz Kreisler, Luigi von Kunits, Mischa Levitzki, Kathleen Parlow, Bernice de Pasquali, Maud Powell, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Walter Henry Rothwell, R. Kennerley Rumford, Leo Slezak, Helen Stanley, Frederick A. Stock, Yvonne de Tréville, August Wilhelmj, Eugène Ysaÿe.

Signed photograph of André Messager

Item is an autographed photograph of the French composer André Messager (1853-1929) to Edward Johnson. In 1916, Johnson appeared as Walter in the opera Loreley (composed by Alfredo Catalani) at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, in a production conducted by Messager.

Signed photograph of Italo Montemezzi

Item is an autographed photograph of Italo Montemezzi for Edward Johnson, dated October 1918 at La Scala in Milan. Johnson performed the role of Marco Gràtico in Montemezzi's opera La nave at its premiere at La Scala (November 3, 1918), as indicated in the inscription.

Herman Geiger-Torel collection

  • CA OTUFM 05
  • Collection
  • 1934-1976

Collection consists of Herman Geiger-Torel's library of piano-vocal scores, including his markings and notes for Canadian Opera Company productions.

Geiger-Torel, Herman

Arthur Hartmann fonds

  • CA OTUFM 21
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1956

Fonds consists of a photograph and correspondence.

Hartmann, Arthur

Kathleen Parlow fonds

  • CA OTUFM 02
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1967, 2016, predominant 1908-1950

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

Parlow, Kathleen

Opera school

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

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

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.

Pocket diaries

File contains seven manuscript pocket diaries from the years 1938-1942, 1944, 1946. One of the diaries includes a pocket-size photograph of an unidentified child.

Publicity photographs of other artists

File contains photographs of the following: Frances Alda; Louis Bachner; Sophie Braslau; Wishart Campbell (signed); Galli-Curci; Emmy Heim (signed); Ernest MacMillan (4: 1 signed; 1 with choir and orchestra, rehearsing St. Matthew Passion, Convocation Hall, 1931); Giovanni Martinelli; James W. McEnery (signed) ; Earle Moss (signed) ; Philarmonic Choir of Salt Lake City, Utah, with H. Frederick Davis, Dorothy Maynor and George Schick ; Lily Pons (2); Schumann-Heink ; Donna Small (signed) ; Reginald Stewart and the Bach Choir in Yorkminster Church, Toronto; Jenny Taggart (signed); Toronto Opera Guild, Lohengrin, Massey Hall 1939; Unidentified Toronto church choir.

Postmortem documents

Series consists of documents created after Leslie Bell's death, including letters of condolence written to his wife Leona Bell; copies of his obituaries; and, documents pertaining to the Leslie Bell Scholarship, which was established in his name by the Leslie Bell Singers Alumnae in 1971. The award was created to support choral conductors further their professional careers and enhance their conducting abilities. The award is managed by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC).

Photographs

Series consists of promotional and personal photographs of J. Churchill Arlidge, his family, and groups to which he belonged, including the Independent Order of Foresters (Arlidge was the High Organist); Christ Church at Deer Park, Toronto, Ontario; and a Grand Jury in 1907, which was appointed to investigate and make recommendations regarding public institutions and services in Toronto.

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).

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