Letter to Charles T. Griffes
NamesBarrère, George (Author)
Griffes (Charles Tomlinson) Collection, [ca. 1900-1920]
Letters to Charles T. Griffes]
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1919Date Issued: 1919
Library locationsMusic DivisionShelf locator: *MNY-AMER. (Griffes Collection III. Correspondence. Monteux, Pierre)Shelf locator: *MNY-Amer.
TopicsFlute playersComposersGriffes, Charles Tomlinson, 1884-1920Barrère, Georges, 1876-1944
NotesContent: 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: ManuscriptsContent: m|*Y Cataloged 08/18/1999 CEPContent: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923Content: 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.
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IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPW99-A201NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14516054Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3a885810-c604-012f-98f7-58d385a7bc34
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