- 1948-2002 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 m of textual records (13 boxes)
Name of creator
Lothar Klein, composer and teacher, was born in Hanover, Germany, on January 27, 1932, and died in Toronto on January 3, 2004. His family emigrated from Germany to England in 1939, and then to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1940. Klein studied piano with Olga Samaroff-Stokowsky and received his doctorate in musicology and composition from the University of Minnesota, where he studied composition with Dimitri Mitropoulos, Antal Dorati, and Goffretto Petrassi. He also studied with Boris Blacher and Luigi Nono. After teaching at universities in the United States, he joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1968 and retired in 1996. His compositions include an opera (Tale of a Father and Son); various orchestral and chamber works; solo piano pieces; and vocal and choral compositions.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Acquired by the University of Toronto Music Library in two accessions (1997, 2006).
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds includes 110 files of sketches and final copies for many of his musical works; 3 files of theoretical and critical writings; and, 1 file of programs and press notices.
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Conditions governing access
No conditions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is retained by the composer.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Uploaded finding aid
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Previously titled "Archives Collection 14: Lothar Klein." Reference code (14) removed from the title of the fonds July 30, 2019.
Files originally identified using box number, file number, and "rbsc" (Rare Book and Special Collections) numbers. These identifies are included under "Description identifier," but only the file number has been maintained as the identifier. For box-specific locations of each file, please see the PDF finding aid.