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Dalhousie University Archives Ellen Ballon fonds Europe
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Ellen Ballon fonds

  • MS-5-2
  • Fonds
  • 1725-1972, predominantly 1898-1972

Fonds contains correspondence, musical scores (piano and orchestral), photographs, a sketch, harmony notebooks, fliers, programs, newspaper clippings, academic journals, a press book, scrapbooks, and letters of composers. The musical scores includ...

Ballon, Ellen

Letters from William Somerset Maugham to Ellen Ballon

File contains letters to Ellen Ballon from William Somerset Maugham concerning gifts, performances, visits, friends, and books. Some of the letters are also addressed to Sally "Tammie" Ryan and Ralph Gustafson.

Somerset Maugham, William

Letters from Alice Mary, Princess of Albany, to Ellen Ballon

File contains letters concerning Ellen Ballon's performance of music by Heitor Villa-Lobos and the receipt of flowers. File also contains a letter to Ballon from Mary Goldie, Private Secretary to Princess Alice, concerning a letter from the l...

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

Letter from Franz Liszt

File contains a letter written by Franz Liszt to an unidentified person, accompanied by a typed transcription. The letter addresses the publication of some of his songs by Schott, and his cousin, Mlle. Liszt.

Liszt, Franz

Letter from Franz Liszt

Item contains a letter written by Franz Liszt to an unidentified person, addressing the publication of some of his songs by Schott, and his cousin, Mlle. Liszt.

Transcription of a letter from Franz Liszt

Item contains a typed transcription of a letter written by Franz Liszt to an unidentified person, addressing the publication of some of his songs by Schott, and his cousin, Mlle. Liszt.

Letters from Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

File contains two letters from Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (dated 1839) accompanied by one transcription and one translation of other original letters not in the collection (dated 1840).

Mendelssohn, Felix

Autographs and letters from various composers

File includes a postcard with a black and white photograph of Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945), an Italian opera composer. The postcard has various signatures on the front, including Francesco Marconi (1855-1916, operatic tenor from Rome) and four othe...

Postcard featuring Pietro Mascagni and signed by various musicians

Item is a postcard with a black and white photograph of Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945), an Italian opera composer. The postcard has various signatures on the front, including Francesco Marconi (1855-1916, operatic tenor from Rome) and four other ille...

Mascagni, Pietro

Letter from Edvard Grieg

Item is a letter from Edvard Grieg to an unidentifed person. Grieg wrote the letter at his Troldhaugen residence in Bergen Norway on February 10, 1902. It reads: "Dear Sir! Permit me, in bad English, to thank you for your songs & for your...

Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907

Letter from Heitor and Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a handwritten letter from Heitor and Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on July 26, 1947. The letter details Villa-Lobos itinerary on a European tour and comments on Ballon's performances of Villa-Lobos' compositions. It...

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Keep on hopin' : [sheet music]

File contains the sheet music for "Keep on Hopin'" with words by Frank Stanton and piano music by Kathleen Heron-Maxwell. The score is inscribed to Ellen Ballon and dated June 18, 1935. The score was published in three keys, C Major...

Heron-Maxwell, Kathleen

Dear old London : [sheet music]

File contains the sheet music for "Dear Old London" with words by D. Eardley-Wilmot and piano music by Kathleen Heron-Maxwell. The score is inscribed to Ellen Ballon and dated June, 1935. The score was published in two keys, B minor and ...

Heron-Maxwell, Kathleen

Villa-Lobos Exhibition : [program]

File contains two copies of the program for an exhibition creation by the Cultural Section of the Brazilian Embassy in London (February 19-March 12, 1964). The program includes lists of exhibited items donated by Ellen Ballon.

Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach

File contains a copy of the 1906 publication of Anna Magdalena's 1725 Notebook with various short piano compositions, edited by Dr. Richard Batka. The book is inscribed to Ellen Ballon by Clara Lichtenstein, her teacher at McGill Conservatori...

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