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Autograph of Leo Slezak

File contains the autograph of the tenor Leo Slezak of the Metropolitan Opera Company, signed on a piece of letterhead from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Autograph of Frederick Stock

File contains an autographed program by Frederick Stock, the conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The program is for a concert given by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presented by the Milwaukee Orchestral Association. The program contains annotations in pencil by J.D. Logan.

Correspondence from Edna F. Anderson

File contains a letter from Edna F. Anderson of the Boston Symphony Ensemble to John Daniel Logan concerning booking concerts in Yarmouth, Saint John, Moncton, Charlottetown, Sackville, Truro, Halifax, Wolfville, and Annapolis Royal. In her letter she included the proposed programs for two Halifax concerts. The folder also includes biographical information about the ensemble, its conductor Augusto Vannini, and their Canadian tour, as well as several programs for concerts by the Boston Symphony Ensemble.

CBC information morning

File contains the order of carols for Halifax Camerata Singers' performance on CBC Information Morning as part of a special program for raising supplies and funds for the Food Bank. Twenty out of twenty-five members of the choir were in attendance.

Handel's Messiah

File contains two programs for two performance of Handel's Messiah by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tintner, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and Truro Cantabile Singers, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The concerts took place at the First United Church in Truro, Nova Scotia and at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The file also includes a newspaper review of the concert.

Stars on the hill

File contains newspaper clippings, maps, schedules, and a program for Stars on the Hill, an event celebrating 5 years of public broadcasting in the Maritimes for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The events included a performance of an excerpt from Scott Macmillan's "Celtic Mass for the Sea" performed by the Halifax Camerata Singers with Jeff Joudrey conducting. The file also includes Bertrum MacDonald's name tag from the performance and a copy of the sheet music for "Open Your Heart".

Handel's Messiah

File contains a program for a performance by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tintner, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and Truro Cantabile Singers, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The file also contains two newspaper clippings advertising the concert.

The Messiah

File contains a program for a concert by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tintner, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and the Cantabile Singers of Truro, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The file also includes a newspaper clipping about the concert.

The glory of the Renaissance : music for choir and brass

File contains two programs for two concerts by the Halifax Camerata Singers in collaboration with the Maritime Conservatory Faculty Brass Quintet. The concerts took place at St. Andrew's United Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia and in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The file also includes a newspaper clipping of an advertisement for the concert.

Atlantic Canada sings

File contains a program and poster for a concert presented by the Confederation Centre for the Arts. The program included performances by the Christ Church Cathedral Trebles from Fredricton, New Brunswick, conducted by Jeffrey Campbell, and the Halifax Camerata Singers, conducted by Jeff Joudrey and accompanied by Diana Torbert.

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 for composers A to C

File contains drafts of program notes pertaining to the following composers: Hugo Alfvén, Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga, Benjamin Britten, Bela Bartok, Aaron Copland, Ernest Chausson, Arcangelo Corelli, and Jean Coulthard. The file also includes a copy of a newspaper article on Carl Czerny and a copy of a magazine article on Charles-Valentin Alkan (both used in Pugh's research).

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 pertaining to Liszt

File contains drafts of program notes and research notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Franz Liszt. The file also includes two, longer, handwritten papers on Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat and his Piano Sonata in B minor, and a letter (dated November 2, 1964) to Pugh from the British Broadcasting Corporation regarding his potential for a contributor to "Interpretations on Record," produced by Robert Layton.

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.

Program notes pertaining to Mozart

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in D, K. 576 and Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622.

Program notes pertaining to Prokofiev

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh pertaining to works by Sergei Prokofiev and two programs, one used in Pugh's research from an Orchestre de Paris concert, and the other from the 8th Annual Summer Festival of Chamber Music at the University of New Brunswick (1973).

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.

Research and program notes pertaining to Strauss

File contains drafts of program notes by Anthony Pugh and research materials concerning the music of Richard Strauss. The file includes a notebook with handwritten excerpts (written by Pugh) from Strauss's Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28.

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.

Program notes for individual works

File contains miscellaneous program notes by Anthony Pugh, written for individual pieces, i.e., not incorporated into the program notes for a complete concert. The works include Sonata No. 3 in E Major by Johann Sebastian Bach; Wozzeck by Alban Berg; String Quartet in A minor, op. 51, no. 2 by Johannes Brahms; Quintet in B minor for clarinet and strings, op. 115 by Brahms; Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 by Frederic Chopin; Symphony No. 103 in E-flat by Franz Joseph Haydn; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff; Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120 by Robert Schumann; Sonata in A minor for arpeggione with piano by Franz Schubert; String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, op. 110 by Dmitri Shostakovich; String Quartet in E minor by Bedřich Smetana; Die Meistersinger by Richard Wagner; and Konzertstück for piano and orchestra by Anton Weber.

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.

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.

John Daniel Logan fonds

  • MS-5-1
  • Fonds
  • 1850 - 1932
Fonds contains music manuscripts and published scores, photographs, and autograph letters written by well-known composers such as Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Verdi, and John Philip Sousa. Through his work as a music critic and journalist in Toronto and Halifax, Logan communicated with many prominent Canadian musicians in the early twentieth century. Many of the scores, photographs, and autographs included in this collection are a result of his contributions to music criticism. The music and theatre programs are frequently annotated with comments for reviews, and most of his correspondence with musicians and actors relates to his work as a music and theatre critic. Some of the scores were given to Logan as gifts from performers while others were sent to him for review or publication in newspapers. There are several manuscripts of songs by Edith Jessie Archibald, a prominent social activist and suffragist in Halifax. Letters sent to Logan also concern his poetic contributions, and there is a manuscript draft of one of his books, Preludes: Sonnets and other Verses (1906).

Logan, John Daniel

Program from Massey Hall

File contains programs from concerts given at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario: Columbian Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Bruce with E.H. Painty on piano; the Mendelssohn Choir, conducted by A.S. Vogt; the Mendelssohn Choir, directed by H.A. Fricker; Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Frank S. Welsman with Margaret Huston (soprano); Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Louise Homer (contralto); Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Mischa Elman (violin); John McCormack (tenor) with Edwin Schneider (piano); and the Oratorio Society of Toronto, conducted by Edward Broome, with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nikolai Sokoloff.

File also contains a compilation of all of the programs from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 1911-1912 season, inscribed to John Daniel Logan. File also contains some newspaper clippings of concert reviews by "A.E.S.S."

Program from the University of Toronto

File contains two copies of a program from the "Address to the Graduating Classes and Opening of the Organ" (June 6, 1912). The program includes an organ recital by Mr. F.A. Moure, bursar of the university, as well as the organ's specifications and a picture. The organ was built by Cassavant Freres of St. Hyacinth, Quebec.

Programs from the First Baptist Church

File contains the program from the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia for an organ recital by Joseph Bonnet (December 17, 1920) and three copies of an advertising pamphlet for the concert.

Program from Truro Cathedral

File contains a program for the carol service given at the Truro Cathedral on Holy Innocents Day (December 28, 1910), as arranged by the late Archbishop Benson.

Symphony Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-5-14
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2006

Fonds consists of records created by Symphony Nova Scotia in the course of its regular business activities. The majority of the records were created during the process of concert-planning, including special concerts, annual concerts, tours, and concert series. These records include artist contracts, marketing and development documents, internal memos, and correspondence with artists and sponsors.

Records also consist of internal management records, including personnel records, office management files, and the files of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer. The financial administration of the Symphony is documented though budgets, statements, ledgers, and tickets sales data.

The fonds also contains concert programs and promotional material such as posters, advertisements, flyers, newsletters, and other publications. The final section of the fonds consists of audiovisual and graphic material. There are audio recordings of performances and interviews of Symphony personnel as well as video recordings of advertisements and performances. The graphic material includes promotional photographs and photographs of the orchestra.

Symphony Nova Scotia.

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.
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