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University of Toronto Music Library Talivaldis Kenins fonds
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Sketches : identified

File consists of: Agnus Dei; Forgotten pages (Joseph Wihtol); Piae cantiones novae, 1968; Chant of glory and mercy (Gloria), 1970; Concerto, 14 instruments, 1982; Quintet partita, 1983; Folk dance and fugue no. 2, 1986; Sinfonia concertata, organ, orchestra, 1986; Double concerto, violin, piano, orchestra, 1987; Little concerto, 1987; Suite en concert, 2 guitars, 1987; Concerto, piano, strings, percussion, 1990; Ex mari, 1991; Die Zauberklarinette, 1991; Piano quintet, 1993; Nonet, 1994; Sonata, viola, piano, 1995; Schumann paraphrases and fugue, 1995.

Teaching materials

Series consists of examination papers set, lecture notes, and student papers from Kenins's time at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

Correspondence in French

File consists of personal and business letters from Alain Weber (Conservatoire nationale), Gordon Fraser (UNESCO), SACEM, Marius Constant, Roy Royal (Radio-Canada), Claude Delvincourt (Conservatoire nationale), Monique Grenier (RCI), Maurice Allard, Louise Aubin, Francine Aubin, Nadia Boulanger (12 letters/cards), Gilles Tremblay, Yvette Horner (Schola cantorum), Clermont Pépin, Laurence Boulay, Pierre Cochereau, Pierrat sisters, Marie-Claire Alain (6) and Simone Plé-Caussade (9)

Writings and talks

File consists of:

  • Biographical materials, 1960-1990
  • Program notes on his compositions
  • Essays and lectures
  • Scripts of his reviews of Toronto and Guelph Spring Festival concerts for "Carnet des arts" radio broadcasts, 1969-1971
  • Transcriptions of interviews for his RCI Anthology LP

Student exercises and early works

File consists of: Fugue exercises : class of Joseph Wihtol, Latvian State Conservatory, Riga, 1943/44 : photocopies of manuscript in presentation folder Counterpoint and fugue exercises : class of Mme Plé-Caussaude, Conservatoire national, Paris, 1945/47 : manuscript ink, 1 file of music Orchestrations of Schumann Carnaval, and Prokofiev Suggestion diabolique : class of Tony-Aubin, Conservatoire national, Paris, 1947/48 : manuscript ink and pencil, 2 scores (15, 22 p.) Notes from the class of Olivier Messiaen, 1948 : manuscript ink Caprice sur trois themes populaires lettons : for piano, 1946 : photocopy of manuscript, 6 p. of music ; Daina = Recit : for violin and piano, 1946 : photocopy of manuscript, 1 score (6 p. + 1 part (2 p.), "Originals at the Rare Book Section of the Library of the Music Academy of Latvia, Riga" Black Bill ; Nouveau né : incidental music for chamber ensemble, 1949 : manuscript ink, 1 piano score *Duo, piano and orchestra : s.d. : manuscript pencil and ink, 1 file of sketches.

Correspondence in English

File consists of personal letters from Richard Johnston, Christopher Redsell, Gerald Corey (NACO), Steve Ellis (Baker's), Herman Bittel (Christophorus-Verlag Herder), David Kaplan (Saskatoon Symphony), Arnold Walter, Claude Bissell, Karel Husa, Steven Staryk, Boyd Neel, George Zukerman, George Fiala, Arved Viirlaid, Walter Kemp, Gerhard Wuensch, Anton Kuerti, David Ford, Heinz Unger, Diether de la Motte, and several other students and performers appreciating his works. File also contains business letters from Canada Council, CBC, Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Associations, Frederick Harris Music, Association of Canadian Orchestras, Marseg (W.E. Ward), Courtenay Music Camp (Robert Creech), Berandol (Graham Coles), CMC (Keith MacMillan), Toronto Estonia Choir (George Teres), and Stratford Music (André Gingras)

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