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Hugo Weisgall Papers

Title
Hugo Weisgall Papers, 1922-1997 (bulk 1934 - 1997)
Author
Weisgall, Hugo.
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Folder 899Mixed materialSupervised use JPB 00-43 Folder 899Offsite
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Folders 240 - 283Mixed materialSupervised use JPB 00-43 Folders 240 - 283Offsite

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Description
13.75 linear ft. (36 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Scores.
  • Librettos.
  • Lecture notes.
  • Clippings.
  • Programs.
  • Performing arts posters.
  • Diaries.
Note
  • Folders 900-905 (not in finding aid) consist of diaries, July 1931-February 1963; from previous acquisition; transferred from Music-Am. (Letters) 80-1.
Source (note)
  • Weisgall, Jonathan M.
Biography (note)
  • Hugo Weisgall was a Moravian-born American composer.
Language (note)
  • Family letters in the correspondence series are mostly in German or Hungarian.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Processed
Call Number
JPB 00-43
Author
Weisgall, Hugo.
Title
Hugo Weisgall Papers, 1922-1997 (bulk 1934 - 1997)
Summary
The Hugo Weisgall Papers document his professional life from his student days at the Curtis Institute in the 1930s to 1997. It contains scores, libretti, correspondence, subject files, biographical material, writings, financial records, concert posters and photographs. Though devoted almost exclusively to Weisgall's professional activities, a self-contained group of personal letters between family members is located within the collection's correspondence series and individual personal letters occasionally appear in the chronological correspondence and subject files. Nearly half of the collection consists of scores and libretti. Correspondence and subject files, in roughly equal amounts, comprise the bulk of the remainder.
Biography
Hugo Weisgall was a Moravian-born American composer. Weisgall studied composition and conducting at the Curtis Institute, comparative literature at Johns Hopkins University and took composition lessons from Roger Sessions privately. After several years in Europe, during and following World War II, he returned to the United States and was active in musical organizations in the Baltimore area before shifting most of his activities to New York. There, he joined the faculties of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Queens College and the Juilliard School and was named Associate Director for Education at Lincoln Center. In addition to his teaching, he worked as a conductor and as a composer, his output centering primarily on a dozen operas, a number of which have received full scale productions by the New York City Opera and other companies.
Language
Family letters in the correspondence series are mostly in German or Hungarian.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
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Occupation
Composers.
Added Author
Argento, Dominick.
Blumenfeld, Harold.
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965.
Cowell, Sidney Robertson.
Ephros, Gershon, 1890-1978.
Goldman, Richard Franko, 1910-
Kaufman, Hank, 1918-
Kondek, Charles.
Kraft, Leo.
Lipman, Samuel.
Machlis, Joseph, 1906-1998.
Olon, John.
Pinson, Hilda.
Rochberg, George.
Rothschild, Randolph S., 1909-2003.
Saylor, Bruce.
Scheindlin, Raymond P.
Shapiro, Karl, 1913-2000.
Sheng, Bright, 1955-
Verrett, Shirley.
Weisgal, Abba Yosef.
Weisgal, Meyer Wolfe, 1894-
Wyner, Yehudi, 1929-
American Composers Alliance.
Chizuk Amuno Congregation (Baltimore, Md.)
Hawaii Opera Theatre.
Hilltop Opera.
International Society for Contemporary Music.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Lincoln Center Institute.
Lyric Opera Center for American Artists.
National Endowment for the Arts. Opera-Musical Theatre Program.
WNDT (Television station : Newark, N.J.)
White House Conference on International Cooperation (1965 : Washington, D.C.)
Research Call Number
JPB 00-43
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