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University of Toronto Music Library Toronto music life collection
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Scrapbook compiled by Amoï Bird

File consists of a scrapbook compiled by Amoï Bird (1902-1988), containing programs and newspaper clippings of reviews from various concerts, the vast majority of which took place in Toronto. Bird attended the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, before studying music with Dr. Albert Ham. The file includes a brief biographical note about Bird by Godfrey Ridout.

Photographs of musicians

Series consists of photographs of Canadian and European musicians from the early 1900s, as well as Giuliana Gattoni's collection of publicity photographs from the late 1980s and early 1990s, which predominantly consists of photographs of Canadian Opera Company productions.

Eric Hull

Item includes Eric Hull's business card with a handwritten note on the reverse side, addressed to "Giulianna."

Janet Stubbs, Irena Welhasch, and Maureen Forrester in Dialogues of the Carmelites

Item is a publicity photograph of Toronto mezzo-soprano Janet Stubbs (standing) as Mother Marie; former Canadian Opera Company (COC) Ensemble member Irena Welhasch as Blanche de la Force (kneeling); and internationally-renowned Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester as Madame de Croissy in the COC's 1985-1986 season production of Francois Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto (April 11, 15, 17, 20, 23, and 26, 1986).

Patrick Timney and Mary Anne Barcellona in A Expensive Embarrassment

Item is a publicity photograph of baritone Patrick Timney as Stockmayer and soprano Mary Anne Barcellona as Thessaly in An Expensive Embarrassment by Composer-in-Residence at the Canadian Opera Company Denis Gougeon. The opera was performed at the Texaco Opera Theatre and the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre (May 16-18, 1989).

Robert Milne, Gabrielle Prata, Christopher Coyea, and Keith Boldt in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Item is a publicity photograph of baritone Robert Milne as Antinoo, mezzo-soprano Gabrielle Prata as Penelope, baritone Christopher Coyea as Iro and tenor Keith Boldt as Pisandro in the Canadian Opera Company's 1989 production of Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the Texaco Opera Theatre and The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre (February 25, 27, March 1, 3, and 5, 1989).

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.

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.

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

Toronto music education

Series consists of materials relating to music education in Toronto, including at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and the Toronto College of Music.

The passion of our Lord according to Saint Matthew : set to music by Johann Sebastian Bach : programs

File contains programs for performances of Bach's St. Matthew's Passion at Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto. The concerts were prepared under the joint direction of Ernest MacMillan (conductor) and Richard Tatersall. The choirs were made up of members from the choirs of the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Old St. Andrew's Church, Upper Canada College, Holy Trinity Church, Bloor Street United Church, the Conservatory Choir, and the Mendelssohn Choir. The Music Committee of Hart House and Hart House Theatre were also involved in the productions.

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