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.
File contains a framed reproduction of the front cover of The McGill News (Winter 1954), featuring Ellen Ballon and the Canadian operatic soprano Pauline Donalda receiving their honorary doctorates. The photograph is in black and white but the banner for the magazine is in colour.
File contains a piano technique book used and annotated by Ellen Ballon. It is the third book in a set of three, dedicated to Rafael Joseffy. It includes studies by composers from Ludwig van Beethoven until the book's publication.
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.
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 and Rio between 1948 and 1949.
File contains each of the three Op. 71 polonaises by Frédéric Chopin, published posthumously under the guidance of Julian Fontana. Each Polonaise includes a note from Fontana regarding their publication (dated May 1855, in Paris).
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.
File contains a first edition publication of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, including the solo piano part and parts for each orchestral instrument (violins, horn, viola, cello, double bass, bassoon, flute, clarinet). The edition was published by J. André of Offenbach.
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).
File contains a book of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's piano compositions from his notebook, dated 1764, published with critical remarks for the first time by Dr. Georg Schünermann. The book is inscribed to Ellen Ballon from her "dear friend," Franz Darvas.
File contains a copy of the 1906 publication of Anna Magdalena's 1725 Notebook with various short piano compositions, edited by Dr. Richard Batka. The book is inscribed to Ellen Ballon by Clara Lichtenstein, her teacher at McGill Conservatorium of Music, and dated April 7, 1910 in Montreal.
File contains a program for The Town Hall concert series in New York where Ellen Ballon performed February 13, 1943; a program from the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Izler Solomon, with whom Ballon performed March 20, 1944; and a poster advertising Ellen Ballon, by her personal representative, Andrew Schulhof.
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.
File contains two copies of the first and second trumpet parts and one copy of the third trumpet part for Heitor Villa Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The parts were copied by Fran Averede.