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Achtamar

Item is a copy of a manuscript composition by Alan Hovhaness, inscribed to Ellen Ballon. The composition is based on an Armenian folktale and is comprised of two movements, each of which imitates Armenian instruments (tmpoog for the first movement...

Hovhaness, Alan

Bachianas Brasilieras no. 3 : [conductor's score]

Item is a copy of an autograph version of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 3, including performance notes. The score was reproduced and bound by Independent Music Publishers of New York City.

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

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

Dark hills

Item contains a composition for piano inspired by Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem "The Dark Hills."

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

Etude de concert, Op. 1, no. 1

Item is an autographed copy of Rafael Joseffy's edition of Paul de Schlözer's etude. It was published by G. Schirmer of New York as part of a "Studies for Concert Use for Piano Solo" series.

Joseffy, Rafael

Guia prático : [for piano]

File includes the second, third, fourth, fifth and tenth albums, dedicated to Julieta d'Almeida Strutt, Arnaldo Estrella, Magdalena Tagliaferro, Tomas Teran, and Ellen Ballon. The albums are copies of handwritten scores completed in New York ...

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Harmony workbooks

File contains eleven harmony workbooks used by Ellen Ballon, including notes and exercises. Two books are labelled "Mr. Goldmark Harmony Book," in reference to her harmony teacher in New York, Rubin Goldmark. Another book includes an ins...

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 ...

Goldmark, Rubin

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.

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

Letter from William Somerset Maugham to Ellen Ballon

Item is a note from William "Willie" Somerset Maugham written to Ellen Ballon on the reverse side of an advertisement for three recitals in New York (April 4, 11, 25, 1945) performed by Ellen Ballon and recorded by the radio station WNYC.

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

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

Newspaper clippings

Series contains newspaper clippings about Ellen Ballon. Clippings include articles about a variety of subjects, including Ellen Ballon's life in general, concerts, and her hobbies.

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 ...

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