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University of Toronto Music Library File
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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).

Opera school

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

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.

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.

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.

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?).

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.

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.

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).

Publicity and programme notes

File includes public relations, reviews, programme notes and pictures of Collier and his contemporaries, including Gordon Delamont, Duke Ellington, Bruno Gerussi, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Norman Symonds as well as members of the Collier quintet and octet. File 1 contains 2 photographs taken by Collier for his mother (1950). File 5 contains 1 photograph of Collier conducting at Humber College. File 1 contains some material from the early 1960s.

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.

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).

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.

Photographs

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

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.

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.

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.

The Kitsilano boys band and Ron Collier : photo album

File contains photographs, newspaper clippings, post cards and ephemera. File includes photographs of Collier's family, the K.B.B., Collier's early professional activities, Gordon Delamont and Duke Ellington. File also contains Collier's diary during the K.B.B.'s European tour in 1950 (about 200 p.).

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

Publicity materials

File contains photographs, flyers, and two half-tone metal plates ("cuts"). The photographs include promotional photographs, pictures with the Oxford School, photographs of Eileen Law in operatic costumes, and photographs of performances. Most of the photographs are not dated.

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.

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)
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