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Program notes pertaining to Mozart

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to string quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and programs from concerts by the Brunswick String Quartet at the University of New Brunswick.

Analytical excerpts, research notes, and program notes for various composers

File contains Anthony Pugh's handwritten analytical excerpts, research notes, and drafts of program notes for compositions by the following composers: E. Broughton, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arthur Bliss, Ludwig van Beethoven, Charles Villiers Stanford, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Johann Strauss, Johannes Brahms, and Dmitry Sitkovesky. The file also contains a copy of a National Arts Centre program, which Pugh presumably used in his research, and a program from the 16th Annual Festival of Chamber Music and All that Jazz in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The file also contains a numerical coded index of composers and works, and a list of works and composers (also coded) that Anthony Pugh studied, listened to on his own records and borrowed records, heard on radio broadcasts, and heard on his own and borrowed tapes from 1980 to 1982.

Program notes pertaining to Mozart

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Le nozze di Figaro" and "Die Zauberflöte," and a program from a concert by the Brunswick String Quartet at the University of New Brunswick.

Program notes pertaining to Mozart

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and programs from concerts by the Brunswick String Quartet at the University of New Brunswick.

Program notes for Beethoven's string quartets

File contains program notes and programs for a series of concerts by the Brunswick String Quartet, resident musicians at the University of New Brunswick. The concerts featured Ludwig van Beethoven's string quartets and were presented by the Creative Arts Committee of UNB and Saint Thomas University.

Program notes for Beethoven's string quartets

File contains program notes and programs for a series of concerts by the Brunswick String Quartet, resident musicians at the University of New Brunswick. The concerts featured Ludwig van Beethoven's string quartets and were presented by the Creative Arts Committee of UNB and Saint Thomas University. The file also includes a program for a piano concert by Valerie Tryon (February 19, 1975) at The Fredericton Playhouse, presented by the Creative Arts Committee, which included Beethoven's Sonata in A major, op. 101.

Program notes pertaining to Mozart

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and programs from concerts by the Brunswick String Quartet at the University of New Brunswick.

Research and program notes pertaining to Ravel

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Maurice Ravel, as well as a complete program from a concert at the Fredericton Playhouse (with notes by Pugh) and a program from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which was used in Pugh's research.

Research and program notes pertaining to Brahms

File contains research notes and drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh concerning the music of Johannes Brahms. The file includes a draft of a program for a performance by the University of New Brunswick Resident Musicians (April 3 and 5, 1973). The file includes notes written by Pugh while he was teaching at the University of London King's College and, later, at the University of New Brunswick.

Research notes, newsletters, correspondence, and programs

File consists of various research materials on music collected by Anthony Pugh. The file includes the newsletter of the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association (January 1972); correspondence from the Institute for Bach Studies; list of music positions and organizations in the Fredericton area; a chronological list of music compositions; and two program notes written by Anthony Pugh.

McGill and its music : centennial concert : [program]

File contains a program for a centennial concert celebration at McGill University, featuring the McGill Symphony Orchestra and John McKay on piano.
Ellen Ballon is cited in the introduction as one of McGill's notable graduates.

Research and program notes pertaining to Bach

File contains drafts of program notes, research notes, and programs for concerts containing music by Johann Sebastian Bach. The file is organized by type of music, including choral, instrumental, piano, solo violin and cello, concertos, and suites. Most of the program notes were written for concerts in Fredericton, with the exception of some notes from when Pugh was at Pembroke College in Cambridge, England. The file includes programs for performances at Christ Church Cathedral (Fredericton Chamber Players and Chamber Choir, directed by David Adams and Jeffrey Campbell); Wilmot United Church (Fredericton Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Hodgkinson); Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama (used for research, program notes not written by Pugh); and Memorial Hall, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton Chamber Orchestra conducted by Harrison Roper). The file also includes longer essays on the Saint Matthew Passion by Pugh.

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.

Ernest MacMillan : [autographed photograph]

File contains an autographed photograph of Sir Ernest MacMillan, the conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in commemoration of a performance with Ellen Ballon of Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto.

Suite

File is a manuscript with three numbered pieces by Alfred La Liberté: "Pensée Tendre" (D-flat Major), dedicated to Katherine Sneed; "Prière (Choral)" (D Major), dedicated to Marcel Dupré; and "Dance-Song" (b minor).

La Liberté, Alfred

Newspaper clippings concerning concerts and other topics

File contains newspaper clippings that mention Ellen Ballon. Topics range from concert reviews, her favourite recipes, lifestyle, the death of her mother (Charlotte Ballon, nee Klein), and her contributions during the Second World War. One of the articles reports on her premiere performance in Rio de Janeiro of Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto.

Piano suite

File contains a copy of a manuscript for Alexander Brott's piano suite, which includes "Sacrilege," "Remorse," and "Conviction."

Brott, Alexander

Autograph of Mischa Elman

File contains an autographed program for a concert sponsored by the Halifax Community Concert Association at Capitol Theatre. Mischa Elman was accompanied by Carroll Hollister on the piano.

Correspondence from W.O. Forsyth

File contains four letters from the Canadian composer, teacher, and writer W.O. (Wesley Octavius) Forsyth. Three of the letters (dated from 1921) are written on letterhead from the Canadian Academy of Music in Toronto, where he taught from 1919 to 1924. The letters concern setting texts by John Daniel Logan to music and mentions its possible performance by their mutual friends Lucas and Gena Branscombe.

The file also contains a short biography of W.O. Forsyth from the Star Weekly (Toronto, July 1921); a program for a concert by Jessie McAlpine (a student of Forsyth's) at the Canadian Academy of Music; and a program for a concert by the Russian pianist Arthur Friedheim at Massey Hall.

Forsyth, W. O. (Wesley Octavius)

Promotional pamphlet for W.O. Forsyth

File contains a promotional pamphlet for W.O. Forsyth, including a list of his publications, reviews of his compositions and performances, and reviews of some of his students (Jessie McApine-Dempster, Myrtle Webber, Leila Preston, and Elsie Bennett).

Photograph of Harry Dean

File contains a photograph of Harry Dean, a Canadian conductor, pianist, organist, and music educator. He is known for founding the Maritime Academy of Music and the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers' Association in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Correspondence from Anna Frery

File contains a letter from the actress Anna Frery, thanking John Daniel Logan for his critique of her performance in Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. The letter is written on letterhead from the Grand Union Hotel Co., Limited.

Programs from Hart House Theatre

File contains programs from recitals presented at the Hart House Theatre, including the Hart House String Quartet (Geza de Kresz, Harry Adaskin, Milton Blackstone, and Boris Hambourg); Bertram Forsyth (prose and poetry, assisted by Colin McPhee); Geza de Kresz (violin, with Norah Drewett on piano); and a Beethoven centenary commemoration presented by the Hart House String Quartet, Kilbourn String Quartet (Gustave Tinlot, Gerald Kunz, Samuel Belov, and Paul Kefer), and London String Quartet (James Levy, Thomas Petrie, H. Waldo Warner, and Warwick Evans).

Correspondence from Boris Hambourg

File contains a letter from the Russian cellist Boris Hambourg concerning Ernest J. Farmer's "Fantasia for cello," the winner of a Canadian Composers competition. The file also includes a program for a series of five concerts given by Hambourg at The Hambourg Conservatory of Music in Toronto (April 14 to May 12, 1925).

Hambourg, Boris

Correspondence sent to John Daniel Logan

File contains three letters of uncertain authors sent to John Daniel Logan. One is from a former Dean and composer at the University of South Dakota (February 24, 1907); another about upcoming performances by J.S. Middlelai(?); and the third from "Ethel" concerning vacation plans.

Autographs of Mark Hambourg and Boris Hambourg

File contains the autographs of two brothers, Russian pianist Mark Hambourg and the Russian cellist Boris Hambourg, addressed to Dr. J.D. Logan on behalf of the Colonel W.E. Thompson Library of Music and Musical Literature at Dalhousie University. Each of the Hambourg's signatures are accompanied by short musical incipits. The autographs are dated March 5, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario.

Programs from the Halifax Conservatory of Music

File contains programs for the following: a recital by Ernest Leslie Schofield, baritone with Harry Dean, piano (October 6, 1925); "The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of St. Luke," conducted by Harry Dean and presented by the Alumni Society (December 18, 1924); a lecture-recital by George M. McDonald, baritone, and Harry Dean, piano (October 4, 1921); and a pianoforte recital by Reginald Stewart, assisted by Luther Dickens Mott, bass-baritone, and Harry Dean, piano.

Programs from St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church

File contains two programs for organ recitals given at St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church, one by Charles M. Courboin of Antwerp, Belgium and the other by Joseph Bonnet of Paris, France. The file also includes a newspaper clipping of a review for Bonnet's organ recital with quotes from John Daniel Logan.

Prospectus for the Hambourg Conservatory of Music

File contains a prospectus for the Hambourg Conservatory of Music, directed by Boris Hambourg with visiting director Mark Hambourg. The prospectus includes lesson costs per class for instruments, theory, history, and language. The file also includes John Daniel Logan's member's ticket for the 1912-1913 season of the Hambourg Concert Society (directed by Michael Hambourg, Jan Hambourg, and Boris Hambourg).
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