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Anthony Pugh's research materials for program notes

Series contains research notes, drafts, and annotated copies of scores used and created by Anthony Pugh in the process of writing program notes for various classical music concerts in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Cambridge, England.

Research and program notes pertaining to Beethoven

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes for concerts containing works by Ludwig van Beethoven, including piano sonatas, symphonies, concertos, string quartets, piano trios, and overtures. Most of the program notes were written while Anthony Pugh was in Fredericton, New Brunswick, with the exception of those for Beethoven's Quartet in F major, op. 59 no. 1, which were written while he was at Pembroke College in Cambridge, England, and which include handwritten analytic excerpts from the quartet, written by Pugh. The file also includes Anthony Pugh's analysis of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C minor, op. 111, for which he also wrote program notes, and programs (with notes by Anthony Pugh) for performances by the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and Anton Kuerti (presented by the Creative Arts Committee of the Universities of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas). The file also includes extensive handwritten notes by Pugh on Beethoven's Fidelio and an analysis of one of its recitatives and duets by "Mark," which was sent to Pugh from Seaford, East Sussex, England.

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 and program notes for composers M to L

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by the following composers: Frank Martin, Bohuslav Martinu, Nicolas Medtner, Gian Carlo Menotti, Darius Milhaud,Michael R. Miller, Klaro Mizerit, Pierre Mercure, Ernest John Moeran, Modest Mussorgsky, Nicolai Paganini, Ricardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Oskar Morawetz, Henry Purcell, Jules Massanet, Gaetano Pugnani, Michael Parker, and Francis Poulenc. The file also contains a program for the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival (August 21-24, 2002), for which Pugh wrote program notes, and programs used by Pugh in his research, including those from the Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama, the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. The file also contains two letters from Michael R. Miller to Anthony Pugh about a reading by Allan Cooper at the Fredericton Playhouse premiere performance of Quintet Equinox by Canadian composer Michael R. Miller.

Research and program notes pertaining to Mozart

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The file includes a booklet with handwritten musical examples by Pugh of extracts from Mozart opera overtures. The file also includes two complete programs (with notes by Pugh) for the Cathedral Festival of the Arts (May 21-24, 1987) in Fredericton, New Brunswick and the Mozart Bicentennial Concerts at the University of New Brunswick., and a draft of a letter from Pugh to "Mr. Elliot" about a recent series of broadcasts on the Mozart Piano Concertos.

Research and program notes pertaining to Walton

File contains research notes and drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to the music of William Walton. The file also contains programs used in his research from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera : [program]

  • MS-2-26, Box 5, Folder 8
  • File
  • June 11, 1957 - August 13, 1957
  • Part of Anthony Pugh fonds

File contains the programme book from the 1957 Glyndebourne Festival Opera season, which Anthony Pugh attended. He likely kept the program for future reference and research.

Research notes pertaining to Berg

File contains research notes pertaining to Alban Berg, used by Anthony Pugh for the writing of program notes. The file includes photocopied pages on Berg's opera "Woyzeck", a copy of program notes by A.K. Holland and Basil Horsfield for a performance by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, and a program (with notes) for a concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Research and program notes pertaining to Berlioz

File contains research and program notes pertaining to Hector Berlioz. The file includes several programs collected by Anthony Pugh from performances by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Symphony, as well as a program from a concert by the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra with program notes, presumably written by Pugh. The file also includes drafts of Pugh's program notes, a newspaper clipping on a performance of Berlioz by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, a postcard from "Kathy" to Pugh featuring a picture of Berlioz, and correspondence from Pugh to Professor Tom Lawrenson at the University of Lancaster about Berlioz's opera "Béatrice et Bénédict."

Program notes, essays, handouts, and correspondence pertaining to Berlioz

File contains program notes, a short essay, and a handout on Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. The file also includes correspondence from David F. Bell regarding Pugh's submission to a Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) and from Professor H.W.W. Warman of the University of Lancaster inviting Pugh to deliver a lecture on Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

Program and research notes pertaining to Delius

File contains research and program notes by Anthony Pugh on Frederick Delius. The file also includes a program for a performance of Delius's "A Mass for Life," performed by the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, conducted by J.E. Wallace, which Pugh collected and used in his research.

Research and program notes pertaining to Haydn

File contains drafts of, and research for, program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Franz Joseph Haydn. The file also contains Pugh's analyses of various works, including annotated musical incipits for Haydn's string quartets. The file also includes two programs for concerts presented by the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University Creative Arts society, with program notes by Anthony Pugh, featuring the Brunswick String Quartet and the Saint Laurence String Quartet. A program for a performance of "The Passion," by Haydn, performed by the Pembroke College Musical Society is also included as part of Pugh's research notes.

Research and program notes pertaining to Mendelssohn

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Felix Mendelssohn. The file includes a complete program with notes by Pugh for a performance by the Brunswick String Quartet and Arlene Nimmons Pach, and two programs used by Pugh in his research, from the Liverpool Philharmonic and Saison Musicale de Radio France.

Programs from St. James's Hall

File contains two programs from a series of "Popular Concerts" on Saturday afternoons, directed by S. Arthur Chappell. Each of the programs includes musical excerpts and analytical remarks. The concerts featured a variety of performers, all conducted by Mr. Benedict. Performers included M.M. Joachim, L. Ries, Straus, Piatti, Miss. Carola, Arabella Goddard, Annie Edmonds, Henry Blagrove, Zerbini, Paque, Edith Wynne, and Clara Schumann. The programs are from the ninth and twelfth seasons at St. James's Hall in London, England.

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.

Research and program notes for composers G to L

File contains drafts of, and research for, program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to the following composers: Giovanni Gabrieli, Francesco Geminiani, George Gershwin, Alexander Glazounov, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Mikhail Glinka, Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen, George Frideric Handel, Franz Joseph Haydn, Paul Hindemith, Josef Holbrooke, Arthur Honnegger, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Gustav Holst, Charles Ives, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Aram Khachaturian, Zoltan Kodaly, Édouard Lalo, Witold Lutoslawski, and Fritz Kreisler. As part of his research, Pugh analyzed music scores, and the annotated scores for Zoltan Kodaly's Cello Sonata, Op. 8 and Charles Ives' "The Unanswered Question," are included in the file.

The file also includes two programs for which Pugh wrote program notes: a concert presented by University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University Creative Arts society, "I Musici de Montreal" with Yuli Turovsky, conductor and cellist; and a Creative Arts concert by the resident musicians of UNB (January 29, 1989). Two other programs from concerts by the Liverpool Philharmonic Society are included as they were part of his research. The file also includes a letter to Anthony Pugh from "Don" (dated August 25, 1957 from Keele, England), which includes information on Hindemith.

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 for composers S

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by the following composers: Arnold Schonberg, Jan Pieterszn Sweelinck, Alexander Scriabin, Bedřich Smetana, Johann Strauss, and Franz von Suppé. The file also contains two programs from the Liverpool Philharmonic Society and one from the Maine Center for the Arts, used in Pugh's research; and a complete program for a concert by Duo New Brunswick at the University of New Brunswick, with program notes by Anthony Pugh.

Research and program notes pertaining to Scarlatti

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Domenico Scarlatti. The file includes Pugh's chronological analysis of Scarlatti's extant sonatas, annotated copies of the incipits for the sonatas, and correspondence with P. Joan Hymans of the British Broadcasting Corporation about the numbering of the Scarlatti sonatas.

Research and program notes pertaining to Schubert

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Franz Schubert, and programs that Pugh either contributed to or used in his research. Complete programs included in the file are from the Royal Festival Hall, London, England, and the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University Creative Arts committee.

Research and program notes pertaining to Stravinsky

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh and research materials concerning the music of Igor Stravinsky. The file includes three programs, as part of Pugh's research material, from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Society, and Edinburgh International Festival.

Research and program notes pertaining to Verdi

File contains research notes and drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to the music of Giuseppi Verdi. The file also contains programs used in his research from the University of Bristol, Glyndebourne Festival, and the Hippodrome in Bristol. The file also includes a newspaper clipping about the Glyndebourne Opera Company's production of "Falstaff" by Giuseppi Verdi.

Research and program notes for various composers

File contains research notes and drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to the works of Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Niccola Porpora, Joseph Haydn, Gioachino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, and Jean Sibelius. The file also contains programs used in his research, including those from the Biggar Music Club, Radio France, Orchestre de Paris, and the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (includes program notes by Pugh).

Research and program notes pertaining to Elgar

File contains research notes and drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh on Edward Elgar. The file also includes a newspaper clipping about Elgar , a letter from "Bill" concerning LP recordings, and programs gathered by Pugh for Elgar research, including one from a performance of Elgar's "The Apostles" by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Liverpool Welsh Choral Union, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent.

Research and program notes pertaining to Janáček

File contains drafts of, and research for, program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Leoš Janáček. The file includes four programs used by Pugh in his research and a copy of an excerpt from a score for Janáček's String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters".

Research and program notes for composers R

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by the following composers: Ottorino Respighi, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Gioachino Rossini, Albert Roussel, Franz Reizenstein, and Max Reger. The file also contains three programs that Pugh used in his research from the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Research and program notes pertaining to Tippett

File contains a draft of program notes by Anthony Pugh for String Quartet no. 2 by Michael Tippett. The file also includes a program from the Liverpool Philharmonic Society used in Pugh's research and a newspaper clipping with a profile article on Tippett.

Research and program notes pertaining to Vaughan Williams

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams. The file also includes Pugh's analytical notes on the London Symphony and programs used in his research from the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, Cambridge University Musical Society, and "His Master's Voice" gramophone record. The file also includes two newspaper clippings about Vaughan Williams' performances.

Anthony Pugh fonds

  • MS-2-26
  • Fonds
  • 1934 - 2004
Fonds consists of Anthony Pugh's research notes, program notes, annotated sheet music, and performance programs used in his work as a program note writer.

Pugh, Anthony