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Csárdás no. 2

Item is a copy of Joseffy's composition, dedicated to his friend Moriz Rosenthal, and inscribed to Ellen Ballon. File includes a copy of handwritten piano scale exercises, presumably by Joseffy for Ballon.

Joseffy, Rafael

In the forest : four piano compositions, Op. 12

File contains copies of each of the four compositions: "Titania's Waltz"'; "Weeping Willows"; "In the Rushes"; and "Soughing Pines." The work was dedicated to Paolo Gallico (1868–1955). Each piece bears an inscription to Ellen Ballon, Goldmark's student in 1909. The pieces were published by the Oliver Ditson Company in Boston in 1908.

Goldmark, Rubin

Soughing pines, Op. 12, no. 4

Item contains the fourth piece in Rubin Goldmark's composition "In the Forest: Four Piano Compositions." This piece is dedicated to Paolo Gallico.

Konzert etüde, op. 22 no. 1

Item is the original score inscribed to Ellen Ballon by Alberto Jonas. Ballon was one of Jonás' students in New York from c. 1916 until 1925.

Jonàs, Alberto

Photograph of a medal awarded to Ellen Ballon

File contains two photographs that show the front and back sides of a medal awarded to Ellen Ballon by President William Howard Taft of the United States of America and his wife. The medal is inscribed with "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of many, one).

Douglas Clarke, Ellen Ballon, Frank Cyril James, and unknown man : [photograph]

File contains a photograph of Douglas Clarke (Dean of the Faculty of Music at McGill University from 1930 to 1955), Ellen Ballon, Frank Cyril James (Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill University from 1939 until 1962), and an unknown man, standing in front of three microphones for radio stations: CKVL, CFCF, and CKAC. The photograph may have been taken at one of the concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of the McGill Conservatorium.

Newspaper clipping concerning contemporary music

File contains a clipping of an article by Philip Cook from the Montreal Daily Star entitled "Contemporary Music is not Given a Chance." The article includes mention of Ellen Ballon and Heitor Villa-Lobos' Piano Concerto No. 1.

Pianoscript book : an invaluable aid to teacher and student in preserving important advice and lesson notes in permanent form

File contains a piano technique book used by Ellen Ballon while she was studying with Alberto Jonas in New York. Each page includes printed technical excercises and blank staff lines with some additions handwritten in pencil, presumably by Jonas or Ballon. The book includes a repertoire list of pieces Ballon performed in 1918-1919.

Jonàs, Alberto

Titania's waltz, Op. 12, no. 1

Item contains the first piece in Rubin Goldmark's composition "In the Forest: Four Piano Compositions." This piece is dedicated to Paolo Gallico.

Weeping willows, Op. 12, no. 2

Item contains the second piece in Rubin Goldmark's composition "In the Forest: Four Piano Compositions." This piece is dedicated to Paolo Gallico.

In the rushes, Op. 12, no. 3

Item contains the third piece in Rubin Goldmark's composition "In the Forest: Four Piano Compositions." This piece is dedicated to Paolo Gallico.

Novellette : etude in seconds : op. 22, no. 1

File contains the manuscript for Alberto Jonàs' "Novelette" for piano, which he wrote for Ellen Ballon. Ballon was one of his students in New York from c. 1916 until 1925.

Jonàs, Alberto

Publicity photographs of Ellen Ballon

File contains publicity photographs of Ellen Ballon. Most are portraits, but some feature her playing the piano, participating in World War II support activities, at ceremonies, at concerts, and at receptions. Most of the photographs are undated but seem to span the entirety of her adult life. The last photograph in the album is of Ballon receiving her honorary doctorate from McGill University in 1954.
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