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Alexander Smallens papers

Title
Alexander Smallens papers, ca. 1900-1970.
Author
Smallens, Alexander, 1889-1972.

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Series I, folder 1 - 25Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series I, folder 1 - 25Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series I, folder 26 - 50Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series I, folder 26 - 50Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series I, folder 51 - 68Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series I, folder 51 - 68Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series II, folder 1 - 12Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series II, folder 1 - 12Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series II, folder 13 - 26Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series II, folder 13 - 26Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series III, folder 1 - 61Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series III, folder 1 - 61Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series III, folder 195 - 221 (+)Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series III, folder 195 - 221 (+)Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series III, folder 62 - 194Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series III, folder 62 - 194Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series IV - V, folder 1 - 6Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series IV - V, folder 1 - 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series V, folder 7 - 9Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series V, folder 7 - 9Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series VI, folder 1 - 5Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series VI, folder 1 - 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series VI, folder 12 - 20Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series VI, folder 12 - 20Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series VI, folder 21 - 33Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series VI, folder 21 - 33Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series VI, folder 34 - 35CMoving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series VI, folder 34 - 35CPerforming Arts Research Collections - Music
Series VI, folder 35D - 35FMoving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series VI, folder 35D - 35FPerforming Arts Research Collections - Music
Series VI, folder 36 - 47 (+)Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series VI, folder 36 - 47 (+)Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series VI, folder 48 - 52 (+)Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series VI, folder 48 - 52 (+)Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series VI, folder 6 - 11Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series VI, folder 6 - 11Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series VIIMoving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series VIIPerforming Arts Research Collections - Music
Series VIIIMoving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 89-88 Series VIIIPerforming Arts Research Collections - Music

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Description
ca. 6 cu. ft.
Uniform Title
Broun's Nutmeg.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Newspapers.
  • Portrait photographs.
  • Programs.
  • Scores.
  • Photographic prints.
Biography (note)
  • Alexander Smallens was a Russian-born American conductor. He accompanied the Anna Pavlova Ballet Company on a tour to South America (1915-1916) and worked on the staffs of the Boston Opera, Chicago Opera, Philadelphia Opera, and Philadelphia Orchestra. From 1947 to 1950 he was music director of Radio City Music Hall, New York. For many summers he conducted concerts at Lewisohn Stadium, New York. He conducted the premiere of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess in Boston in 1935 and later took it on tour in the United States and Europe.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Accessioned
  • Processed
Call Number
JPB 89-88
Author
Smallens, Alexander, 1889-1972.
Title
Alexander Smallens papers, ca. 1900-1970.
Summary
Papers relating to Smallens' career as a conductor include correspondence, programs and flyers, photographs, clippings, complete issues of Broun's Nutmeg 1939 May 27-Sept. 30, and musical scores including arrangements by Smallens and scores with performance markings. Some scores have also been cataloged separately in the Scores file. Correspondents include Marc Blitzstein, Frederick Jacobi, and Leopold Stokowski (each represented by 20 or more letters); George Antheil, Norman Bel Geddes, Alfredo Casella, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Olin Downes, Ira Gershwin, Morton Gould, Werner Josten, Darius Milhaud, Serge Prokofieff, Pitts Sanborn, William Schuman, Roger Sessions, Virgil Thomson, Eugen Zador, and Maria Gay Zenatello (each represented by 5 or more letters); and many other composers and conductors; there is 1 letter from Anton Webern. Series III has been cataloged separately in the VIM file as Photographs in the Alexander Smallens papers.
Biography
Alexander Smallens was a Russian-born American conductor. He accompanied the Anna Pavlova Ballet Company on a tour to South America (1915-1916) and worked on the staffs of the Boston Opera, Chicago Opera, Philadelphia Opera, and Philadelphia Orchestra. From 1947 to 1950 he was music director of Radio City Music Hall, New York. For many summers he conducted concerts at Lewisohn Stadium, New York. He conducted the premiere of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess in Boston in 1935 and later took it on tour in the United States and Europe.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
Occupation
Conductors (Music).
Added Author
Antheil, George, 1900-1959.
Blitzstein, Marc.
Casella, Alfredo, 1883-1947.
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990.
Downes, Olin, 1886-1955.
Gay, Maria, 1879-1943.
Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958.
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983.
Gould, Morton, 1913-1996.
Jacobi, Frederick, 1891-1952.
Josten, Werner, 1885-1963.
Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974.
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953.
Sanborn, Pitts, 1879-1941.
Schuman, William, 1910-1992.
Sessions, Roger, 1896-1985.
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977.
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989.
Webern, Anton, 1883-1945.
Zádor, Eugene, 1894-1977.
American Music Collection.
Added Title
Broun's Nutmeg.
Research Call Number
JPB 89-88
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