Kurt Weill Foundation for Music collection, 1928-2005  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kurt Weill Foundation
Title
Kurt Weill Foundation for Music collection
Dates
1928-2005 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1555
Summary
The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music collection (1928-2005) contains five oral history interviews with Maurice Abravanel (1978-1985), correspondence, a newsletter, and music programs. The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music was established by Lotte Lenya in 1962 to continue the legacy of musician and composer, Kurt Weill.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English, German, French


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music was established by Lotte Lenya in 1962 to continue the legacy of musician and composer, Kurt Weill. The Foundation now owns copyrights to all of Weill's scores and recordings and offers advice about their availability to producers and performers who wish to perform his music. The Foundation publishes the Kurt Weill Newsletter, has sponsored a number of conferences and symposia, and has funded 140 projects in the U.S., Western Europe, and South America, in the areas of research and travel, dissertation assistance, and performance. The Foundation also opened the Weill-Lenya Research Center, which holds archival collections and conducts oral history interviews such as the one included in this collection. Maurice Abravanel was once a student of Kurt Weill and the interviews center around their association and respective careers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music collection (1928-2005) contains five oral history interviews with Maurice Abravanel (1978-1985), correspondence, a newsletter, and music programs. Correspondence between Kurt Weill and Maurice Abravanel, as well as between Lotte Leyna and Lucy Abravanel, are included in the collection. Also included in the collection are various symphony and musical programs dated from 1928-1933 and a copy of the fall 1995 and fall 2005 Kurt Weill Newsletter.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Kurt Weill Foundation for Music collection, Accn 1555, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1555.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, 1928-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Correspondence
1934-1950
2-5
"Oral History Interview with Maurice Abravanel"
This folder includes transcripts of five interviews.
1978-1985
6
Kurt Weill Newsletter
1995, 2005
7
Programs
This folder includes programs (some in German and French) of various symphonies and musicals.
1928-1933

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Abravanel, Maurice, 1903-1993
  • Lenya, Lotte
  • Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Newsletters
  • Oral histories
  • Programs