Frederick A. and Elsa Muschenheim collection of musicians' portraits and correspondence,

Title
Frederick A. and Elsa Muschenheim collection of musicians' portraits and correspondence, 1919-1956.
Author
Muschenheim, Frederick A.

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Description
.6 linear ft.
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Drawings.
  • Photoprints.
  • Portraits.
  • Postcards.
Source (note)
  • Arms, Anelli
Biography (note)
  • Frederick A. Muschenheim was president of the Astor Hotel. He and his wife Elsa were acquainted with many musicians. In 1930, their son William was married to Elizabeth Bodanzky, daughter of Artur Bodanzky, Austrian conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Language (note)
  • Chiefly in German or English ; several inscriptions are in Italian, and 1 in Chinese.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in the repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Accessioned
Call Number
JPB 91-155
Author
Muschenheim, Frederick A.
Title
Frederick A. and Elsa Muschenheim collection of musicians' portraits and correspondence, 1919-1956.
Summary
The collection includes some memorabilia of Artur Bodanzky: 2 batons, portrait drawings by Emil Orlik and Albert Sterner, a tiny photograph of Bodanzky swimming with the child Linda Muschenheim, 2 commemorative items including a poem by Brenda Putnam illustrated with photographs of sculptures of Bodanzky conducting, and 1 drawing inscribed to the Bodanzkys by Hendrik Willem Van Loon. The bulk of the collection consists of portrait photographs of musicians inscribed to one or both of the Muschenheims. Some of these are also postcards with handwritten messages. Musicians represented include: Adolf Busch, Kirsten Flagstad, Sigrid Onégin, Arturo Toscanini, and others. Other correspondence consists of 4 postcards with views, 1 letter and 1 telegram. There are also several clippings and a list of donors in "Mrs. Muschenheim's group" to the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York.
Biography
Frederick A. Muschenheim was president of the Astor Hotel. He and his wife Elsa were acquainted with many musicians. In 1930, their son William was married to Elizabeth Bodanzky, daughter of Artur Bodanzky, Austrian conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Language
Chiefly in German or English ; several inscriptions are in Italian, and 1 in Chinese.
Indexes
Finding aid available in the repository.
Added Author
Muschenheim, Elsa.
Orlik, Emil, 1870-1932.
Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975.
Sterner, Albert.
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944.
Arms, Anelli.
American Music Collection.
Research Call Number
JPB 91-155
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