- 1932-1982 (Creation)
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6 cm of textual records + 1 photograph + 31 audio reels
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Boyd Neel was born in London, 19 July 1905, and died in Toronto, 30 September 1981. In 1932 he formed his own orchestra, performing and recording baroque music, and works by contemporary English composers. From 1953 to 1971 he was Dean of the RCMT, and also founded and conducted the Hart House Orchestra at the University of Toronto.
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Acquired by the Music Library in 1989.
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Fonds includes catalogues of the libraries of Boyd Neel's orchestras, and catalogues of his personal scores and recordings collections. Fonds also includes recordings of performances conducted by Boyd Neel, and a photograph of Neel conducting one of his orchestras.
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Materials arranged in 3 series: (A) Library catalogues; (B) Photographs; (C) Recordings.
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Last updated July 26, 2022.