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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.

Antal Dorati : [autographed photograph]

File contains an autographed photograph of Antal Dorati, the conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, in commemoration of the United States' premiere of Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto.

School of octave-playing for the pianoforte : book three

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.

Philipp, Isidor

Pianoscript book : an invaluable aid to teacher and student in preserving important advice and lesson notes in permanent form

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.

Jonàs, Alberto

Trois mazourkas pour le piano

File contains a first edition copy of Chopin's Mazurkas, Op. 63, published by Breitkopf and Hartel. The compositions were dedicated to the Countess Laura Czosnowska.

Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek

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 and Rio between 1948 and 1949.

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Trois Polonaises, Op. 71 : [piano scores]

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).

Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek

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 bears an inscription to Ellen Ballon, Goldmark's student in 1909. The pieces were published by the Oliver Ditson Company in Boston in 1908.

Goldmark, Rubin

No. 5 des six grands concertos pour le Piano-Forté

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.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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

Mozart as an eight year old composer : Wolfgang's notebook

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.

Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach

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.

Programs and posters for concerts by Ellen Ballon

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.

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.

New music for the piano

File contains a book of "New Music for the Piano" selected by Joseph Prostakoff and inscribed by him to Ellen Ballon.
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