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Olin Downes papers, Series 4. Articles

Olin Downes papers, Series 4. Articles

Descriptive Summary

Title: Olin Downes papers, Series 4. Articles
Creator: Downes, Olin, 1886-1955
Inclusive Dates: circa 1900-1964
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.6 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Collection Number: ms688.series4
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 Articles consist of articles written by Olin Downes from approximately 1930-1952. In manuscript form with some corrected copies, the articles relate to criticism of American music in general and to specific composers, conductors, musicians, and productions. Includes articles on Serge Koussevitsky, Vladimir Horowitz, and Jean Sibelius and radio scripts of the CBS Symphony Broadcasts.

Organization and Arrangement

The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by title of article.

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 4. Articles, ms688.series4, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc
Conductors (Music)
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Music -- United States -- Performance.
Music critics -- United States.
Radio broadcasters -- United States.
Radio scripts.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11American Composers
12Artists in Residence
13Balzac's "Gambara"
14Boston Symphony
15Boston Symphony
16Britten, Benjamin
17Chamber Music
18Charpentier, Gustave
110The Composer
111Concert Etiquette
112A Concert of Jazz
113The Conductor
114The Critic
115Critic Circle Award
116Curzon, Clifford
118Fine Arts Development
119Flagstad, Kirsten
120Folk Song
121Forms in Music
122Fragments & Vistas of Music
123Gershwin, George
124Gilbert, Henry
21Horowitz, Vladimir
22 - 9Horowitz, Vladimir - Program Notes
31 - 2Koussevitsky, Serge
33Koussevitsky, Serge (Duplicate)
34Looking Backward
35Menotti, Gian-Carlo
36Modern Scores
37Sunday Article (Mouteux)
38Moussorgsky, Modest Petrovitch
39Music and the Changing Order
310A Nation Musical Frontier
311New York City Opera Company
314Phalen, Dale - Proposed Book
316Prokofieff, Serge
317Ravel, Maurice
318The Romantic Period
319Rachmanioff (Notes)
320Rubinstein, Anton
322Satie, Eric
323Scarlatti, Domenico
41Schoenberg, Arnold
42Season of 1949 - 1950
43Shall We Applaud?
44 - 6Sibelius, Jean (3 folders)
48Stokowski, Leopold
49Stravinsky, Igor
410Summer Is Icumen In
411 - 13Symphony Broadcasts
414Three Musicals: "Oklahoma", "Sing Out, Sweet Hand" & "On The Town"
415Toscanini, Arturo
416WQXR Auditions
417War Songs
418Wassermann, Jacob
419Wedge, George - String Players
420What Place Music in American Culture