Fonds 58 - Emmy Heim fonds

Lieder-Abend : Emmy Heim : [program] Lieder-Abend : Emmy Heim ; Heinrich Kaspar Schmid : [program] Lieder-Abend : Emmy Heim : [program] Konzert : Emmi Heim ; Prof. F.W. Franke : [program] Programm : [for the] Österreichischer Bund für Mutterschutz Kunst für das Volk in der Kriegszeit : [program] Konzert des Violinvirtuosen Carl Hyll : [program] Kriegslieder-Abend : Emmy Heim, Viktor Heim, Alfons Blümel : [program] Emmy Heim : Volkslieder : [program] Kammermusikabend des Fitzner Quartett : [program] Emmy Heim : Kleiner Musikvereins-Saal : [program] Emmy Heim ; Georg Valker ; Arnold Rosé : Grossen Musikvereinssaale : [program] Volkstümliches Kammermusik-Konzert : Emmy Heim ; Anton Trost : [program] Lieder-Abend : Emmy Heim : [program] Duett-Abend : Emmy Heim ; Nora Pisling-Boas : [program] Volkstümliches Sonntagskonzert : Emmy Heim : [program] Volkslieder-Abend : Emmy Heim ; Alfred Rosé : [program] Večer cizojazyčné písně lidové : Emy Heimová ; Dr. Václov Štěpán : [program] Lieder-Abend : Emmy Heim ; Leo Rosenek : [program] Emmy Heim : [program] Wiener Konzerthaus program : Emmy Heim : [program] Goethe Concert : Emmi Heim : [program] A Goethe concert : Emmi Heim ; J.G. Robertson : [advertisement] Emmy Heim : recital of Hebrew and German songs : [advertisement] Konzertabend : Emmy Heim, Frank Pollak, Peter Rybař : [program] Emmy Heim, song recital : Hart House Theatre : [program] Emmy Heim, song recital : Hart House Theatre : [advertisement] Entertainment in aid of seamen's charities held on board Cunard R.M.S. Ascania : [program] Egon Wellesz-Feier : [program] Emmy Heim song recital : American Women's Club : [program] Emmy Heim, song recital : Toronto Conservatory of Music : [program] Emmy Heim, song recital : Toronto Conservatory of Music : [advertisement] Emmy Heim, song recital by request : Toronto Conservatory of Music : [program] Mme. Emmy Heim will give three lectures on Schubert and three lectures on Hugo Wolf : [advertisem... Mme. Emmy Heim, Lieder singer : lecture recital, Paine Hall, Harvard University : [program] Concert of French music : Emmy Heim, soprano ; Marjorie Trevelyan, oboe ; Edith Bülbring, piano :... Emmy Heim song recital : American Women's Club : [advertisement] Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto : Mme. Emmi Heim : [advertisement] Sunday evening concert : Hart House, Great Hall : [program] Ladies' Morning Musical Club : Emmy Heim, soprano ; Sir Ernest MacMillan, piano : [program] Emmy Heim, song recital : Toronto Conservatory of Music : [program] Sunday evening concert : Hart House, Great Hall : [program] Tea time concerts by European artists : Queen Mary Hall, Y.W.C.A. : [advertisement] Hugo Wolf song recital and lecture by Emmy Heim : [advertisement] Emmy Heim, mezzo-soprano ; Pen Hudson, pianoforte : Old Combination Room, Trinity College : [poster] The Anglo-Austrian Music Society presents three concerts arranged by Austrian Musicians Group at ... St. Albans High School : Sundays in Lent recitals in School Hall : [program] Emmy Heim : 69 Harley street : [program] Emmy Heim : 3 illustrated lectures on Schubert ; 3 illustrated lectures on Wolf : Toronto Conserv... Emmy Heim will give three lectures in about 40 Lieder on Hugo Wolf : [advertisement]
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Emmy Heim fonds


  • 1912-1956 (Creation)

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15 cm of textual records + 1 photograph (2 boxes)

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Biographical history

Emmy Heim was born in Vienna, Austria on September 10, 1885 and died in Toronto, Ontario on October 13, 1954.

Initially taught by her mother, she went on to study voice with Frances Mütter in Vienna. She made her debut performance in Vienna in 1911, and went on to tour Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Poland. Heim frequently performed the songs of Schubert, Schumann, and Wolf, as well as contemporary works by Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, and Igor Stravinsky.

By 1930, she had moved to England, and between 1934 and 1939, she spent time in Canada, giving lecture-recitals and teaching at the Toronto Conservatory of Music (TCM). She permanently moved to Canada in 1946 and taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (RCMT) until her death. Her students included Eileen Law and Lois Marshall.

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Donated with materials from the Estate of Elizabeth Benson Dentay (nee Guy) in 2015. Subsequent accruals from the Estates of Greta Kraus Dentay and Elizabeth Benson Dentay (nee Guy) in 2020 (A2020-09 and A2020-10). When these materials came into the possession of Greta Kraus and Elizabeth Benson-Guy is unknown.

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Fonds consists of Emmy Heim's lecture notes for the Toronto Conservatory of Music (TCM) and Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (RCMT), correspondence, programs, posters, and a photograph. Fonds also includes manuscripts of songs written for, or copied by, Emmy Heim.

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Arranged in 4 series : (A) Correspondence; (B) Lecture notes; (C) Programs; (D) Memorablia; (E) Music manuscripts.

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  • Czech
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian

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Most of Heim's lecture notes are in English. Correspondence includes letters in English and German. Programs predominantly in English and German; a couple programs in Czech, Romanian, and Hungarian.

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Materials were included with those of Greta Kraus and Elizabeth Benson Guy at the point of donation.

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Last revised March 2, 2022.




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