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John Mundy papers

Title
John Mundy papers, 1905-1965.
Author
Mundy, John, 1886-1971.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use JPB 06-50 Box 1Offsite
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use JPB 06-50 Box 2Offsite

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Additional Authors
  • Beecham, Thomas, Sir, 1879-1961.
  • Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992.
  • Eager, Edward.
  • Goldoni, Carlo, 1707-1793.
  • Hine, Clytie, 1887-1983.
  • Mundy, John, 1886-1971.
Description
1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Summary
The John Mundy papers include some contracts and other documentation of Mundy's early life and career as a cellist, but they are primarily concerned with his career as a composer in the United States.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Contracts.
  • Correspondence.
  • Scores.
  • Scripts (documents)
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Music Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Biography (note)
  • British-born composer and concert cellist, John Mundy (1886-1971) came to the United States, where he became orchestra manager for the Metropolitan Opera.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
JPB 06-50
OCLC
NYPG06-A193
Author
Mundy, John, 1886-1971.
Title
John Mundy papers, 1905-1965.
Biography
British-born composer and concert cellist, John Mundy (1886-1971) came to the United States, where he became orchestra manager for the Metropolitan Opera. Mundy, who trained originally at the Royal Academy of Music and taught music in Ireland after World War I, immigrated to the United States in 1921 with his wife, the Australian-born opera singer, Clytie Hine, to pursue additional opportunities. He initially worked as a freelance cellist, began composing his own music, and eventually was appointed the orchestra manager for the Metropolitan Opera at the instigation of Sir Thomas Beecham, with whom Mundy had worked previously. In 1945, he collaborated with Edward Eager (lyricist and co-librettist) and Alfred Drake (co- librettist) on The Burglar's Opera, a musical comedy based on Carlo Goldoni's Il Bugiardo. The Burglar's Opera was staged at Catholic University, and then revised five years later for a brief Broadway run under the title, The Liar. Other incarnations of the musical were staged under the titles The Rascal, The Gay Rascal, and The Burglar.
Location of Other Archival Materials
See also individual Mundy manuscripts in the Music Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Indexes
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Occupation
Composers.
Violoncellists.
Added Author
Beecham, Thomas, Sir, 1879-1961.
Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992.
Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992. Burglar's opera.
Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992. Liar.
Eager, Edward.
Eager, Edward. Burglar's opera.
Eager, Edward. Liar.
Goldoni, Carlo, 1707-1793. Bugiardo.
Hine, Clytie, 1887-1983.
Mundy, John, 1886-1971. Burglar's opera.
Mundy, John, 1886-1971. Liar.
Research Call Number
JPB 06-50
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