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by Topic : Music theorists (6)

Edward Aldwell collection

Creator : Aldwell, Edward

1938-2000, 2.2 linear feet
The Edward Aldwell collection consists of Edward Aldwell’s personal documents. Included in the collection are curricula, Schenkerian analyses, notes on his textbook, and notes on administrative matters at Mannes College.

Leopold Godowsky-David Saperton collection

Creator : Godowsky, Leopold

1900-2000, 2.2 linear feet
This collection consists of music manuscripts of compositions by Leopold Godowsky and David Saperton including proofs. Also found herein are letters and photographs pertaining to these composers. This collection contains scores and ephemera of both David Saperton and Leopold Godowsky. Also included are letters to and from Saperton and his wife detailing his public successes, his work as a recording artist, and the successes of his students. The collection also contains oddities such as a pencil-written, unsigned, unannotated manuscript of Chinese Lullaby from the musical “East is West” by Robert Hood Bowers.

Victor Hammer collection

Creator : Hammer, Victor

1927-1981, 1.4 linear feet
Music manuscripts and books collected by Victor Hammer including a copy of 'Ein Beitrag zur Ornamentik' by Heinrich Schenker (1904), musical sketches and 3 books of lute tablature bound by Victor Hammer, correspondence (1980-81) of Carolyn Reading Hammer with Clifford Wurfel and Robert Lang (of the University of California at Riverside Library), a portrait drawing of Hans Weisse by Victor Hammer and music manuscripts of compositions by Hans Weisse, with dedications to Victor Hammer : Zehn biblische Sprüche (1930) ; Drei geistliche Sprüche (1927; the dedication includes Hammer's wife Rosl) ; No. 1 der Sechs Bagatellen für Klavier (1929) ; Canon für drei Frauenstimmen (1930) ; Fantasie für die Laute (1931) ; Sechs Stücke für die Laute (1931).
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Mannes Camerata

Creator : Mannes College of Music

1981-2001, 2.2 linear feet
The Mannes Camerata, founded in 1981 by Paul Echols, is the college's early-music ensemble. It is comprised of students and faculty of the combined undergraduate and graduate early music programs at the Mannes School of Music. The collection contains scores, schedules and program notes, photographic materials, librettos, press releases, correspondence, and audiovisual recordings.

Felix Salzer collection

Creator : Salzer, Felix

1904-1986, .4 linear feet
Felix Salzer (June 13, 1904-August 12, 1986) was an Austrian-American music theorist, musicologist and pedagogue. He was one of the principal followers of Heinrich Schenker, and did much to refine and explain Schenkerian analysis after Schenker's death. He was born in Vienna, and studied musicology with Guido Adler at the University of Vienna, finishing his Ph.D. in 1926 with a dissertation on sonata form in the works of Franz Schubert. At the same time he studied music theory and analysis with Heinrich Schenker and Hans Weisse. In 1939 Salzer immigrated to the United States, and became a citizen in 1945. While in the US he taught at several schools, including the Mannes College of Music, and Queens College of the City University of New York. His contributions to Schenkerian theory were twofold: first, he brought Schenker's ideas to the attention of American music theorists and musicologists, and second, he applied the analytical technique to music outside of the common-practice era music in which Schenker had exclusively worked, particularly to the music of the Renaissance, the Middle Ages, and to some music of the 20th century. Later theorists applied Schenkerian techniques to popular music as well. Some of the specific refinements Salzer made to Schenkerian theory involve aspects of voice leading, and the differentiation of chords into structural versus contrapuntal categories. Salzer's works include Structural Hearing (1952 and 1962), Counterpoint in Composition: The Study of Voice Leading (with Carl Schachter, 1969), and the periodical The Music Forum (initiated 1967).

Arthur Waldeck papers related to Heinrich Schenker

Creator : Waldeck, Arthur

circa 1925-1965, 2.2 linear feet
Arthur Waldeck (1899-1965) was an important voice teacher in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s. He maintained a studio at Carnegie Hall, and was notoriously systematic in his pedagogical approach. The collection consists of Waldeck's letters to and from renowned music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935), as well as Waldeck's translations into English and heavily annotated versions of Schenker's work.
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