Fonds 02 - Kathleen Parlow fonds

Captain James, Kathleen Parlow, and Douglas Clarke, pianist [Arthur Hinton] [Boat and a coastal landscape] [Borobudur, Java, Indonesia] [Borobudur, Java, Indonesia] [Borobudur, Java, Indonesia] Botanical Gardens, Buitenzorg, Java [Budapest String Quartet] [Building next to a beach] [Building with circular ornament] [Building with grass and trees] [Bust of Harry (?) Kitson] [Camel and two unidentified individuals in front of a building] [Camel pulling a cart] [Camel with two unidentified individuals in front of a building] [Camels at a feeding trough] [Canal in Venice, Italy] [Canal in Venice, Italy] [Canal in Venice, Italy] [Canal in Venice, Italy] [Cat in a garden] [Cat in a garden] [Cat] [Coastal scene] [Coastal scene] [Coastal town] [Crowd in a concert hall] Ditto [Fireplace] [Fireplace] [Fireplace] [Five unidentified men playing the violin] [Florence, Italy] [Florence, Italy] [Flower arrangements on a dresser] [Flowering shrubs and trees] [Flowering shrubs and trees] [Four horse-drawn carts] [Furnished room] [Furnished room] [Furnished room] [Furnished room] [Furnished room] [Furnished room] [Furnished room] [Furnished room] [Furnished room] [Furnished room] [Furnished room] [Furnished room]
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Kathleen Parlow fonds

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  • 1878-1967, 2016, predominant 1908-1950 (Creation)
    Parlow, Kathleen

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8.6 m of textual records and other materials

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Kathleen Parlow, violinist and teacher, was born in Calgary, Alberta on September 20, 1890 and died in Oakville, Ontario on August 19, 1963. She completed her studies with Leopold Auer at St. Petersburg [Leningrad] Conservatory, made her professional debut in Berlin in 1907 and then toured world wide. Returning permanently to Canada in 1941, she taught at the Toronto Conservatory and founded The Canadian Trio, and the Parlow String Quartet.

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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.

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Due to the fact that there was no obvious original order in this material when it came into the custody of the University of Toronto Music Archives, the material was re-ordered. The arrangement is based on material type.

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Previously titled "Archives Collection 02: Kathleen Parlow fonds." Reference code (02) removed from the title of the fonds July 30, 2019.

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