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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.

Program notes pertaining to Chopin

File contains drafts of program notes and research by Anthony Pugh concerning music by Frederic Chopin. The file includes the booklet from a record of Chopin's Waltzes by Arthur Rubenstein, presumably used by Pugh in his research, and a partial program from a concert at the University of New Brunswick as part of the annual Walter Baker concert series.

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.

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.

Correspondence and programs from Marc Sabat

File contains correspondence from Marc Sabat of the Tempest String Quartet (also including Sheila McDonald, Anthony Rapoport, and Katja Linfield) regarding their performances in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The file also includes a copy of the press release for their June 8, 1988 concert, and a copy of the program from the concert.

Analytical excerpts and programs for various composers

File contains Anthony Pugh's handwritten analytical excerpts for the Manfred overture by Robert Schumann, Cariolan overture by Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No.14 in E-flat major, K.449 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and an unidentified work by Johann Sebastian Bach. The file also includes programs for the Brunswick String Quartet and Valerie Tyron's Waater Baker Memorial Concert, both with program notes by Anthony Pugh.

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.

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.

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 pertaining to Wolf

File contains a program for a Brunswick String Quartet performance at the University of New Brunswick, featuring Hugo Wolf's "Italian Serenade." The program notes are by Anthony Pugh.

Research and program notes for composers B

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes pertaining to the following composers: Arthur Benjamin, Arnold Bax, Samuel Barber, Luciano Berio, Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, Franz Berwald, Ernst Bloch, Max Bruch, Lennox Berkeley, Georges Bizet, Luigi Boccherini, Alexander Borodin, and Samuel Barber. The file includes the completed program (including Pugh's program notes) for a concert by the resident musicians of the University of New Brunswick (Arlene Nimmons Pach, piano; Joseph Pach, violin; Paul Campbell, violin; Paul Pulford, cello) on January 29, 1989 at Memorial Hall, UNB, presented by the Creative Arts Committee of the Universities of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas. The concert featured Bloch's "Three Nocturnes" for piano, cello, and violin.

Research and program notes pertaining to Bach's organ music

File contains drafts of program notes, research notes, and programs for concerts containing music by Johann Sebastian Bach. The file includes programs for performances at Schade's Restaurant (Fredericton, New Brunswick) and Christ Church Cathedral (Fredericton, organ works performed by Jeffrey Campbell). The file also includes Pugh's ticket to a concert by Quartetto Gelato, presented by the Creative Arts Committee of the Universities of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas (March 27, 1994).

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.

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 works by Beethoven

File contains program notes and programs for concerts containing music by Ludwig van Beethoven, including piano trios, piano quartets, piano sonatas, violin sonatas, string quartets, and symphonies. The file includes programs for performances by the Brunswick String Quartet and Vladimir Levtov (piano), which were presented by the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University Creative Arts Committee.

Research and program notes pertaining to Britten

File contains research notes, newspaper clippings, and drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh concerning the music of Benjamin Britten. The file includes programs collected by Pugh for his research and programs that he contributed to. The file also includes the libretto from "Saint Nicholas: A Cantata."

Program notes pertaining to Bruckner

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh concerning music by Anton Bruckner. The file also includes a program from a performance by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (April 2, 1999) which featured Bruckner's "Te Deum" and Symphonie no. 9 (program notes by Violaine Anger).

Program notes pertaining to Fauré

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh about compositions by Gabriel Fauré, including his Ballade for Piano and Orchestra, op. 19; Fantasie for piano and orchestra, op. 111; Elegie in C minor, op. 24; Requiuem; Barcarolles; and the Dolly Suite, op. 56.

Program notes pertaining to Franck

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh about compositions by Cesar Franck. The file also includes a program for a concert by the Duo Pach (Joseph and Arlene Nimmons Pach), Paul Campbell, Jutta Puchhammer, Paul Pulford, and Heather Toews at the University of New Brunswick, presented by the UNB and Saint Thomas University Creative Arts committee. The program includes program notes by Anthony 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.

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 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 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 Schumann

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Robert Schumann, as well as complete programs from concerts presented by the Creative Arts Committee of the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University (for which Pugh regularly wrote program notes). The file also contains a program from a concert produced by Jeanine Roze, which Pugh used for his research.

Research and program notes pertaining to Shostakovich

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Dmitri Shostakovich. The file also includes two programs that Pugh used in his research from the Edinburgh International Festival and Saison Musicale de Radio France. Included in his research notes are handwritten excerpts by Pugh from various pieces by Shostakovich.

Research and program notes pertaining to Canadian composers

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh and research material pertaining works by the following composers: Violet Archer, Wolfgang Bottenberg, Derek Healey, Francis Chaplin, Irving Glick, Jacques Hetu, Bruce Mather, Rodolphe Mathieu, Roger Matton, Pierre Mercure, Michael Miller, Francois Morel, Oskar Morawetz, Clermont Pepin, Andre Prevost, Godfrey Ridout, R. Murray Schafer, Robert Turner, Richard Gibson, Ann Southam, Healey Willan, F.R.C. Clarke, Alasdair MacLean, and Janis Kalnins. The file also includes programs from concerts at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, and correspondence sent to the board members for the Summer Chamber Music Festival at UNB.

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).

Anthony Pugh fonds

  • MS-2-26
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2004
Fonds consists of research notes, program notes, annotated copies of sheet music, and programs of performances, used and created by Anthony Pugh in his work as a program note writer. Most of his research and program notes date from his time at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) where, in addition to his duties in the French Department, he worked closely with the UNB and Saint Thomas University Creative Arts Committee, organizing concerts. He also worked as a program note writer for the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.

Pugh, Anthony

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 Haydn

File contains drafts of, and research for, program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Franz Joseph Haydn. The file also includes a booklet of musical examples, handwritten by Pugh, with thematic extracts from works by Haydn; Pugh's research and analytical notes; and a program (with program notes by Pugh) for a concert by the Saint John String Quartet in Fredericton and Saint John New Brunswick.

Program notes pertaining to Haydn

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Franz Joseph Haydn and programs from concerts by the Brunswick String Quartet, presented by the Creative Arts society of the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University.

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 pertaining to Korngold

File contains drafts of, and research for, program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, which were featured in the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival of August 20-26, 1995. The file includes the program for the festival, Pugh's program notes, and correspondence between Robert Kortgaard from the Centre for Musical Arts, University of New Brunswick and the Erich Wolfgang Korngold Society, and Kortgaard and Cambria Master Recordings and Publishing. Kortgaard was the Director of the Music Festival.

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 also contains a letter from Stanley Sadie to Pugh regarding the entry for Mozart in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and three programs for concerts at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.

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.
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