- Additional Authors
- 2.79 linear feet (3 boxes )
- Sheet music.
- Biography (note)
- Catherine (or Catharine) Kramer completed a three-year course in piano, piano pedagogy, and composition at the Master Institute of Roerich Museum in May 1934.
- Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
- Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
- Call Number
- JPB 06-42
Catherine Kramer scores, 1907-1949.
The Catherine Kramer Scores primarily consist of original music composed by Kramer, as well as her arrangements of works by other composers. The majority of the Kramer pieces consist of manuscript scores, frequently musical settings of poems. Authors represented include Dana Burnet, Grace Conkling, and Heinrich Heine. Many of Kramer's original compositions bear dedications to friends, including the Swedish soprano, Nanny Larsén-Todsen. Other manuscript scores include Kramer's own arrangements or keyboard transcriptions of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, and Bedrich Smetana. Several of these scores were published by Pro Art Publications, as well as other music publishers. Additional music contained in the collection includes the manuscript score of Petit Berceuse (1949), a piece by the cellist, pianist, and composer, Marjorie Goetschius, which is dedicated to Kramer on the occasion of her birthday. Other Goetschius works include the sheet music for two popular songs she wrote with Jim Hoyl (a pseudonym of the violinist Jascha Heifetz). In addition to scores, the collection includes a few other items, such as a 1934 commencement program, as well as Kramer's certificate of completion of studies at the Master Institute of Roerich Museum.
Catherine (or Catharine) Kramer completed a three-year course in piano, piano pedagogy, and composition at the Master Institute of Roerich Museum in May 1934. During the late 1920s through the early 1940s, Kramer composed several original compositions for piano and voice, primarily musical settings of the works of contemporary American and other poets. During the 1930s, Kramer also published her arrangements, generally for two pianos and four hands, of works of other composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Moritz Moszkowski, and Bedrich Smetana.
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Goetschius, Marjorie, 1915-1997.
Larsén-Todsen, Nanny, 1884-
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