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   Collection of Musical Autographs, 1870-1943

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079322 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Seidl, Anton, 1850-1898.
Title:Collection of Musical Autographs, 1870-1943
Physical description:48 boxes
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 7-48. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Papers, letters, memoranda, memorabilia, and manuscript music scores assembled by and related to the life and musical activities of Anton Seidl. The collection includes many letters from Cosima Wagner and her children addressed to Anton Seidl and Mrs. Seidl. There are also letters from Lilli Lehman, Edvard Grieg, Antonin Dvorak, Bronislaw Hubermann, Carl Goldmark, Maud Powell, Marianne Brandt, Felix Weingartner, Lyman Abbott, and many others. The letters are chiefly concerned with musical performances, composition, and related affairs. There are journals, diaries, and memoranda in Seidl's hand, as well as photographs and clippings relating to his conducting career. Also, twenty-seven manuscript scores of Seidl's orchestrations of various works.

Series I: Catalogued Correspondence

Series II: Cataloged Documents and Manuscripts

Series III: Clippings and Ephemera

Series IV: Photographs

Series V: Scores

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 7-48. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Anton Seidl 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

Cataloged 09/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Wagner score insc. & signed by RW Cataloged 04/05/2000 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-03-10 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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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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Genre/Form

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Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Contracts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Copyright certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Essays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Musical scores.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scores.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Silhouettes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brandt, Marianne.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Composers--Germany.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Composition (Music)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Conductors (Music).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Goldmark, Carl, 1830-1915.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Huberman, Bronislaw.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Instrumentation and orchestration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lehman, Lilli.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Loewe, Carl, 1796-1869.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mancinelli, Luigi, 1848-1921.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mottl, Felix, 1856-1911.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Music--Germany--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Music--Performance--Germany.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Musicians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Powell, Maud, 1867-1920.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Seidl-Kraus, Auguste, 1853-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wagner, Cosima, 1837-1930.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Weingartner, Felix, 1863-1942.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Witmark, Isidore, 1871-1941.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Anton Seidl was a noted Wagnerian conductor and chorus master. He was born in Pest, Hungary, was a member of Wagner's household from 1872 to 1878, during which time he served as Wagner's musical secretary and later as conductor of the Richard Wagner Theater in Beyreuth. He was a close friend of Wagner's and had much to do with the spread of his music and influence through Europe and America.

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