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Mordecai Bauman papers

Title
Mordecai Bauman papers, 1930-1952.
Author
Bauman, Mordecai.
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Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use JPB 04-30 Box 2Offsite
Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use JPB 04-30 Box 1Offsite

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  • Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962.
  • Robinson, Earl, 1910-1991.
  • Siegmeister, Elie, 1909-1991.
Description
0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Summary
The Mordecai Bauman papers consist primarily of scores; they also include one concert lecture.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Scores.
Biography (note)
  • American baritone singer, Mordecai Bauman (b. March 2, 1912) was involved with progressive politics throughout his career; this commitment informed his choice of repertoire.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
JPB 04-30
Author
Bauman, Mordecai.
Title
Mordecai Bauman papers, 1930-1952.
Biography
American baritone singer, Mordecai Bauman (b. March 2, 1912) was involved with progressive politics throughout his career; this commitment informed his choice of repertoire. A graduate of both the Juilliard School and Columbia University, Bauman would specialize in performing the music of contemporary American composers, including the works of such close friends and associates as Hanns Eisler, Earl Robinson, and Elie Siegmeister. It was Bauman who introduced Robinson's song, "The House I Live In" (later made popular by Frank Sinatra) in the revue, Let Freedom Sing (1942). In addition to his performing and recording career, Bauman helped to found Indian Hill, a summer arts school in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, which he and his wife, Irma Commanday, ran from 1952 until 1976. Later in life, Bauman also produced The Stations of Bach (1990), a documentary about the composer that appeared on public television.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Baritones (Singers)
Added Author
Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962.
Robinson, Earl, 1910-1991. House I live in.
Siegmeister, Elie, 1909-1991.
Research Call Number
JPB 04-30
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