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Letter to Charles T. Griffes

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Barrère, George (Author)

Griffes (Charles Tomlinson) Collection, [ca. 1900-1920]

Letters to Charles T. Griffes]

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1919
Date Issued: 1919
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: *MNY-AMER. (Griffes Collection III. Correspondence. Monteux, Pierre)
Shelf locator: *MNY-Amer.
Flute players
Griffes, Charles Tomlinson, 1884-1920
Barrère, Georges, 1876-1944
Content : This collections consists of mostly music manuscripts of American composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes. This finding aid also includes several manuscripts that were cataloged prior to the accession of the main part of the Griffes collection (classmark JPB 84-1).

Content : Griffes first met the French-born conductor Pierre Monteux in October 1916. When Monteux was appointed the conductor for the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1919, he began to program contemporary music, despite the objections of both the orchestra and the public who were accustomed to a German repertory. Griffes' The pleasure-dome of Kubla Khan was premeiered by Monteux and the orchestra in Boston, November 28, 1919, and repeated the following month at New York City's Carnegie Hall, December 4 and 6.

Content : Manuscripts

Content : M|*Y Cataloged 08/18/1999 CEP

Content : Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923

Content : A letter from flutist George Barrère to the composer Charles T. Griffes, written June 16, 1919.

Content : In 1916, the Barrère Ensemble premiered Griffes' woodwind-harp arrangements of The lake at evening and The vale of death, both compositions written for the French-born flutist Georges Barrère. 1919 was the year Griffes wrote his Poem for flute and orchestra, which was premiered at New York's Aeolian Hall by the New York Symphony Orchestra, led by Walter Damrosch, with Barrère as the flute soloist.

Content : Hand-written in ink.

Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14516054
UUID: 3a885810-c604-012f-98f7-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1919: Issued
  • 1919: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Charles T. Griffes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1919. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-5a53-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Charles T. Griffes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 23, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-5a53-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1919). Letter to Charles T. Griffes Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-5a53-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Letter to Charles T. Griffes