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Music Pedagogy collection

  • CA OTUFM MusPed
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 2010

Volumes of music instructional material. Mostly for piano instruction, but contains ear training, theory, and sight reading material as well. Items publkished in Canada and internationally are included.

University of Toronto Music Library

Music Library Collection of Faculty Events

  • CA OTUFM Faculty Events
  • Collection
  • 1964

Concerts from faculty members, students, student ensembles and guest artist, at one of the Faculty theatre's; including Walter Hall, McMillan Theatre and other University venues.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Music

Hart House String Quartet collection

  • CA OTUFM 48
  • Collection
  • 1924-1946

Collection consists of 10 scrapbooks created by the Hart House String Quartet and their business manager, Milton Blackstone, which contain programs and newspaper clippings of reviews and press releases for their concerts. Two volumes (Volume 5, 1929-1931; and, Volume 7, 1932-1934) are missing from the collection. The collection also contains two scrapbooks for the Canadian Concert Association, during the time that Milton Blackstone was the director (1933-1935 and 1936), and a small collection of annotated scores and parts for violin and piano, previously owned and annotated by Geza De Kresz.

Hart House String Quartet

Fisher flute collection

  • CA OTUFM 46
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1760 - ca. 1905]

Collection consists of late-eighteenth, nineteenth, and early-twentieth century flutes, predominantly made by various builders and companies in London, England, as well as two from Paris, one from France, and one from Bayreuth, Germany. The collection covers the mechanization and modernization of the flute, including the addition of holes and keys, and the move from wood to metal for the body of the flute.

Fisher, Sidney T.

Roy Lamont Smith collection

  • CA OTUFM 45
  • Collection
  • 1899-1946

Collection consists of a handwritten book of lyrics for songs written by the American composer Roy Lamont Smith, and a collection of his published and unpublished (manuscript) sheet music.

Smith, Roy Lamont

John Francis Johnstone collection

  • CA OTUFM 44
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1875] - 2013

Collection consists of reference materials relating to John Francis Johnstone's compositions for voice and piano, his family, and the performance of his songs after his death.

Johnstone, John Francis

Lee Bartel's musical stamp collection

  • CA OTUFM 42
  • Collection
  • 1927-1985

Collection consists of 27 pages of stamps featuring composers, musicians, musical instruments, scenes from operas and ballets, folk dances, theatres, opera houses, and music conservatories and academies. Each page of stamps was arranged by Lee Bartel.

Bartel, Lee

Ricordi costume and set designs collection

  • CA OTUFM 41
  • Collection
  • [195-]

Collection consists of set and costume designs for the following Teatro alla Scala productions: the premiere production of La Fiamma (The Flame) by Ottorino Respighi, designed by Nicola Benois (1901-1988); Respighi's ballet Gli Uccelli, designed by Benois; and the premiere performance of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, designed by Giuseppe Palanti (1881-1946).

G. Ricordi & Co. Ltd.

Geoffrey Payzant and Eduard Hanslick collection

  • CA OTUFM 32
  • Collection
  • 1981-2001 predominant

Fonds includes correspondence, notes, typescripts, translations, photocopies of journal articles, and other working papers about Eduard Hanslick. Hanslick was the focus of Payzant's later research, which resulted in two books (published 1986 and 1991), several articles, and various lectures. The fonds consists of the research used in these writings, as well as a typescript manuscript of Payzant's translation of On the musically beautiful: a contribution towards the revision of the aesthetics of music (1986), and copies of his lectures, also titled "On the musically beautiful." The correspondence includes copies of letters between Hanslick and Robert Zimmermann (1824-1898), as well as correspondence between Payzant and other scholars about Hanslick, and correspondence between Payzant and Dietmar Strauß.

Payzant, Geoffrey

Sir Ernest MacMillan collection

  • CA OTUFM 15
  • Collection
  • 1890-1996, predominant 1991-1994

Collection includes correspondence, notes, transcripts, and other working papers for Ezra Schabas's book Sir Ernest MacMillan: the importance of being Canadian, published by the University of Toronto Press in 1994.

Schabas, Ezra

Theodore Thomas collection

  • CA OTUFM 09
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1970-1991]

Collection contains correspondence, copies of sources, notes, illustrations, photographs, microfilms, and other working papers for Ezra Schabas's book Theodore Thomas : America's conductor and builder of orchestras, 1835-1905 (University of Indiana Press, 1989). The collection also contains articles and lecture notes for presentations written by Schabas about Thomas.

Schabas, Ezra

Herman Geiger-Torel collection

  • CA OTUFM 05
  • Collection
  • 1934-1976

Collection consists of Herman Geiger-Torel's library of 91 piano-vocal scores, including his markings and notes.

Geiger-Torel, Herman

Faculty of Music collection

  • CA OTUFM 04
  • Collection
  • 1927-2011

Collection contains newsletters, monographs, articles, and other various publications dealing with the Faculty of Music.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Music

Toronto music life collection

  • CA OTUFM 03
  • Collection
  • 1877-1991

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

Edward Johnson collection

  • CA OTUFM 01
  • Collection
  • 1837-1960

Collection contains photographs, programs, and press notices of his performances; manuscripts of songs written for him by composers including Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lalo and Pizzetti; five collections of published songs; a scrapbook of programs from his first year as manager of the Metropolitan Opera.

Johnson, Edward