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   Harold Bauer Papers, 1901-1934.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Harold Bauer Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Harold Bauer was a prominent American pianist of the early and mid-twentieth century. Most of the letters in this collection were written to Isabel Pelham Shaw Lowell (Mrs. Frederick) and Mrs. George R. Shaw during the first World War. They reflect his work as a founder of L'Aide Affectueuse aux Musiciens, an aid organization for French musicians, and his opinions about the war.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0086
Bib ID:4078414 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Bauer, Harold, 1873-1951.
Title:Harold Bauer Papers, 1901-1934.
Physical description:0.42 linear feet (1 document box)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located onsite.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series.

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of letters from Bauer to Isabel Pelham Shaw Lowell (Mrs. Frederick) and Mrs. George R. Shaw. There is also a small amount of printed material.

Series I: Correspondence, 1901-1934

The correspondence series consists mostly of letters from Bauer to Isabel Pelham Shaw Lowell (Mrs. Frederick) and Mrs. George R. Shaw. Many of the letters were written during the first World War and concern Bauer's work with L'Aide Affectueuse aux Musiciens, a charitable organization he helped found, as well his opinions about the war. There are also letters from writer Roger Boutet de Monvel to Isabel Shaw Lowell, and one from her to Bauer

Series II: Printed Material, 1901-1917

This series consists of a photograph of Bauer; a reprint of a biographical sketch of Bauer; some 35 programs of Bauer piano recitals in New York and Boston and 50 miscellaneous concert programs from New York and Boston.

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Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located onsite.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Harold Bauer Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers reprocessed by Bruce Shenitz, Pratt Institute, June 2011

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2010-07-19 xml document instance created by Lea Osborne.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Bauer, Harold, 1873-1951PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lowell, Isabel Pelham Shaw--Correspondence, personal.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pianists--United States--Correspondence, personal.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Harold Bauer (1873-1951) was born in London in 1873. He began his musical studies on the violin, and gave his first public performance at the age of nine. In 1893 he went to Paris and began studying with pianist Ignace Jan Paderewski, and eventually shifted his focus to the piano. After his Paris debut the following year, he toured extensively in Europe. He made his American debut in 1900 and settled in the United States in the early part of the twentieth century. In addition to his performing career, he edited many editions of piano music for music publisher G. Schirmer, including the complete piano works of Schumann, and taught at the Manhattan School of Music and at the University of Miami. He also wrote extensively about music for both professional and general audiences. He died in Miami in 1951.

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