Fonds 31 - Walter Buczynski fonds

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Walter Buczynski fonds


  • 1945-2019 (Creation)

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2.7 m of textual records (22 boxes)

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Walter Buczynski, pianist, composer and teacher, was born in Toronto on December 17, 1933. He studied internationally, with Darius Milhaud and Nadia Boulanger, among others. From 1962 until 1969, he taught piano and theory at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, before moving to the University of Toronto, where he taught piano, theory and composition at from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He is a prolific composer, and has often been commissioned by prominent Canadian artists and organizations.

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Materials donated by Walter Buczynski in four accessions (2003, 2008, 2016, 2020).

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Fonds consists of manuscript music; radio music and children's pieces; correspondence with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canadian Music Centre (CMC), Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, performers, representatives of performing organizations, friends, colleagues, friends, colleagues, students; press notices and reviews; programs; Polish community activities; notebooks and journals.

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Previously titled "Archives Collection 31 : Walter Buczynski." Reference code (31) removed from the title of the fonds July 30, 2019.

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Last revised December 2021.




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