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Title
  • Martin Kalmanoff papers, 1928-2002.
Author
Kalmanoff, Martin, 1920-2007.
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Details

Additional Authors
Baer, Atra.
Description
59.6 linear feet (126 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Financial records.
  • Programs.
  • Scores.
  • Scripts (documents)
Source (note)
  • Perlman, Blanche
Call Number
JPB 07-10
OCLC
276931125
Author
Kalmanoff, Martin, 1920-2007.
Title
Martin Kalmanoff papers, 1928-2002.
Summary
The Martin Kalmanoff Papers consist of scores and sketches, correspondence, financial and business papers, writings, notes, concert programs, media clippings and photographs. Scores comprise the bulk of the collection, particularly for Kalmanoff's many operas and musicals, including The Insect Comedy, The Victory At Masada, The Empty Bottle, The Bald Prima Donna, Noah And The Stowaway, Godiva and Fit For A King, among others. Other forms documented in the collection include religious music (The Joy Of Prayer, Kaddish For A Warring World), vocal music (The Way Of Life, If I Can Stop One Heart From Beating, The Lord Is My Shepherd), and popular song, scores for which claim a significant portion of the collection. The correspondence, business and financial papers in the collection document the practical and creative aspects of Kalmanoff's career, and his fiction writing and non-fiction articles on composition and opera document his thought process and musical opinions. Photographs are mainly production and publicity photos for his operas and musicals.
Biography
Martin Kalmanoff, American composer of operas, musicals, choral works, religious services and popular songs, was born in Brooklyn, NY, May 24, 1920, and died July 14, 2007, in Mendham, NJ. He studied piano and composition from the age of seven, graduated from Woodmere Academy in 1937 and studied music at Harvard (1937-1943), where he received Bachelors and Masters degrees, and studied with Walter Piston. He began his career as a popular songwriter, sometimes writing his own lyrics, but mostly collaborating with either Atra Baer (his first wife) or Aaron Schroeder, though he often worked with other lyricists. As his career progressed, Kalmanoff devoted most of his energy to operas and musicals. His first few operas were written with Atra Baer, while other collaborators included Eugene Ionesco (The Bald Prima Donna), William Saroyan (Opera, Opera), Eric Bentley (The Harmfulness Of Tobacco) and Lewis Allan (The Insect Comedy). Kalmanoff frequently wrote vocal or choral pieces, and, later in his life, Jewish prayer services. Kalmanoff also performed frequently as a pianist or organist in synagogues and restaurants, and as pianist/conductor/ arranger for summer stock and community theatres.
Source
JPB 07-10
Perlman, Blanche Gift 2007
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Occupation
Composers.
Lyricists.
Added Author
Baer, Atra.
Research Call Number
JPB 07-10
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