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Olin Downes papers, Series 3. Lectures

Olin Downes papers, Series 3. Lectures

Descriptive Summary

Title: Olin Downes papers, Series 3. Lectures
Creator: Downes, Olin, 1886-1955
Inclusive Dates: 1932-1953
Language: English
Extent: 2.8 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Collection Number: ms688.series3
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Olin Downes (1886-1955) was an American music critic with the Boston Post (1906-1924) and the New York Times (1924-1955).

Scope and Content

The Lectures consist of lectures of Olin Downes from 1932-1953. Lectures include handwritten manuscripts, typed drafts with corrections, and final copies. The lectures document Downes' knowledge in the field of music and discuss various composers; types of music including classical, folk songs, blues, and opera; music and society; music history and theory; and music interpretation. Many of the lectures were produced for the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences lecture series, broadcasts for the CBS Music Hour, or for speeches and talks for various societies and musical organizations.

Organization and Arrangement

The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by title, subject or name of organization.

This finding aid represents just one portion of the Olin Downes papers, which all together consists of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, printed materials, articles, music manuscripts, and lectures.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Olin Downes papers, Series 3. Lectures, ms 688.series3, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Blues (Music).
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences
Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc
Folk music -- United States.
Lectures.
Music -- History and criticism.
Music -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)
Music -- Social aspects.
Music -- United States -- Societies, etc.
Music critics -- United States.
Music theory.
Opera.
Radio broadcasters -- United States.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Brooklyn Lectures, Misc.
 
12Ballet Russe
 
13Brooklyn Misc.
 
14Brooklyn Lecture
 
15Brooklyn Lectures, Misc.
 
16Bauer, Harold
 
17Braslau
 
18Brooklyn Beethoven
 
19Bauer
 
110Brooklyn Institute (Barrere)
 
111Bori
 
112BSO Modern Music
 
113Boston Symphony
 
114Brooklyn Institute Lectures (Schedules)
 
115Brooklyn (Aria & Song)
 
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21English Singers
 
22Violin Elman
 
23Gieseking
 
24Modern French (Brooklyn Hackett)
 
25Harvard Glee Club
 
26Hess
 
27Heifitz
 
28Myrer Hess
 
29Hoffmann
 
210Brooklyn Inst. Hoffmann
 
211Horowitz
 
212Iturbi
 
213Hall Johnson
 
214Brooklyn (Koussevitzky Wagner)
 
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31Koussevitzky - GA Brooklyn Institute Lecture, 1943 - 1945
 
32Operatic Ensemble (La Forge)
 
33Lotte Lehmann
 
34Maier & Patterson
 
35Renaissance Music Malkin
 
36Matzenauer
 
37Menuhin
 
38Olemeka (Olszewska)
 
39Brooklyn (Pons) Old Instruments
 
310Pons, Jan 4, 1934 & 1935
 
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41Ponselle
 
42Roth Quarter
 
43Schelling - Samuel - Smallens
 
44Finland Sibelius
 
45Song
 
46Spalding, 1932
 
47Stueckgold, Greta
 
48Tibbett
 
49Violin Zimbalist
 
410Re Lecture Schedules & Publicity
 
411List of Lecture - Partial Topics, 1941
 
412Memorial Speech for Baermann
 
413Be Your Own Music Critic Notes & Lecture, Feb 16, 1952
 
414Be Your Own Critic
 
415Brevard
 
416Broadcasts O.B.
 
417CBS Music Hour, Sep 22, 1941
 
418Chopin Lectures
 
419Lecture Composer, Interpreter, Critic
 
420The Composers Workshop
 
421Concert Etiquette
 
422Contemporary Music
 
423The Critic, The Artist & The Public, 1941
 
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51The Critic (Carnegie Hall)
 
52Lecture (critic)
 
53Florida State University, 1953
 
54Hunter College, 1941 & 1943
 
55Downes - Glazer Lectures
 
56Harrisburg Symphony
 
57Humor and Characterization
 
58French Opera
 
59Ideal Opera
 
510Integrity of Art (Berkshire series) (Lectures)
 
511The Interpreter (Berkshire)
 
512Jewish Influence on Western Music, Feb 24, 1953
 
513The Listener (Berkshire)
 
514Broadcast (Koussevitzky), 1948
 
515MacDowell Colony Speech
 
516Lecture Monteverdi
 
517Music Criticism
 
518Oberlin, 1940
 
519Paderewski
 
520Political Speeches (Thomas Dewey), 1944
 
521Sibelius Voice of America Broad., 1950
 
522Sibelius
 
523Sibelius
 
524Broadcast Sibelius
 
525Song
 
526Song
 
527Song (Harris)
 
528Song
 
529Songs (Background, etc.)
 
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61Speech and Music
 
62The Star Spangled Banner
 
63Lecture Strings Philadelphia
 
64Lectures Symphony, 1939
 
65 - 6Symphony Broadcasts
 
67Radio Talk on Ten Operatic Masterpieces
 
68T.V. Production of Rossini
 
69Broadcast Tschaikowsky Violin Concert
 
610Wagner's Ring
 
611Lecture
 
612 - 15Lectures and Articles- Unsorted Misc. Mss.
 
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71 - 6Lectures and Articles- Unsorted Misc. Mss.