Edouard Potjes papers, circa 1927-1931  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Potjes, Edouard, 1868-1931
Title
Edouard Potjes papers
Dates
circa 1927-1931 (inclusive)
Quantity
.89 cubic foot
Collection Number
2753
Summary
Writings, musical works of a pianist and composer
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edouard Adrian Nicholas Potjes, composer, was born at Nymegen, Holland in 1868. He graduated from the University of Belgium in 1887. In 1917 he resigned the post he held for twenty-two years as head of the Virtuoso Piano Department at the Royal Conservatorium in Belgium to immigrate to the United States as a war refugee. He moved to Seattle in 1922, and became a U.S. Citizen in 1924. He toured European states as a concert pianist and composed several grand operas. Potjes taught piano, harmony and composition, and was with the Cornish School for one year. Since leaving Cornish School Mr. Potjes spent all his time with his students and in compositions. He died in 1931.

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Accession No. 2753-001: Edouard Potjes papers, undated, probably 1930s-1970sReturn to Top

.67 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Biographical writings, music, songs, symphony, manuscript scores, scrapbook, ephemera, autobiographical writings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Donated by David Wood, 5/5/1977.

Description
Edouard Potjes papers

Accession No. 2753-002: Edouard Potjes papers, circa 1927-1931Return to Top

.22 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Biographical features, music manuscript, sketch.

The manuscript is for his symphonic poem "At Dawn Eastermorning," circa 1931.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by UW Music Library, 6/19/1992.

Description
Edouard Potjes papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Composers--United States
  • Pianists--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Potjes, Edouard, 1868-1931--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique
  • Cornish Institute of Allied Arts (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel--Alumni and alumnae

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)