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Erich Wolfgang Korngold collection, 1889-2008

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Music, 1905-1957 (continued)
Music by Others, 1946-1949
This subseries contains printed music by Eric Zeisl, an Austrian composer who immigrated to the United States in 1939. Zeisl and his family eventually settled in Hollywood, and he composed for MGM Studios from the 1940s through the mid-1950s. The music in this series is inscribed to Korngold and includes the piano-vocal score of one of Zeisl's major works, Requiem Ebraico , written in memory of his father and those murdered by the Nazis in concentration camps.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 71/1 Requiem Ebraico, 1946
Printed piano-vocal score
Note: Inscribed from Eric Zeisl to Erich Wolfgang Korngold, January 31, 1948
BOX-FOLDER 71/2 Sonata Barocca, 1949
Printed solo piano part
Note: Inscribed from Eric Zeisl to Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Christmas 1955
BOX 82, 84-89, 96 Correspondence, 1889-1962, (bulk 1945-1961)
The correspondence series contains three subseries: Korngold Family, Sonnethal Family, and Correspondence from Others.
Korngold Family, 1900-1961
This subseries includes letters and telegrams from Korngold, his eldest son Ernst, mother Josephine, father Julius, and wife Luzi. Erich Korngold's correspondence is brief and contains photocopies of his letters to Richard Strauss and Alexander Zemlinsky. Julius Korngold's correspondence is the most prolific and is written in German. There is also substantial correspondence from Erich and Luzi's oldest son Ernst, who wrote his family frequently during his service in the United States Marine Corps in the mid-1940s.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically therein.
BOX-FOLDER 84/2 Korngold, Erich, circa 1910-1920, 1933-1956
Manuscript and photocopied correspondence
Note: Correspondents include Gustinus Ambrosi, Egan Pollak, Richard Strauss, Helen Thimig, Alexander Zemlinsky
BOX-FOLDER 84/3 Korngold, Ernst, 1942-1945
Note: Written from military training in Boulder, Colorado, and Parris Island, South Carolina
BOX-FOLDER 84/4 Korngold, Ernst, 1945 March-1947
Note: Written from military training in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Quantico, Virginia
BOX-FOLDER 84/5 Korngold, Ernst and Helen, 1958-1961
BOX-FOLDER 84/6 Korngold, George, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 84/7 Korngold, Hans "John Robert," 1938-1958
BOX-FOLDER 84/8 Korngold, Hans "John Robert," 1960-1961
BOX-FOLDER 84/9 Korngold, Helene, 1939
BOX-FOLDER 84/10 Korngold, Josephine, from Erich Wolfgang Korngold, 1950-1953
BOX-FOLDER 84/11 Korngold, Julius, 1900s, 1937
Manuscript and photocopied letters
Note: Correspondents include Englebert Humperdinck and Luzi Korngold
BOX-FOLDER 84/12 Korngold, Julius, 1938 January-June
BOX-FOLDER 84/13 Korngold, Julius, 1938 July-December
BOX-FOLDER 84/14 Korngold, Julius, 1938
Note: To Julius Korngold from various correspondents
BOX-FOLDER 84/15 Korngold, Julius and Josephine, 1939
BOX-FOLDER 85/1 Korngold, Julius, 1939
BOX-FOLDER 85/2 Korngold, Julius, 1939
Note: To Julius Korngold from various correspondents
BOX-FOLDER 85/3 Korngold, Julius, 1940
BOX-FOLDER 85/4 Korngold, Julius, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 85/5 Korngold, Julius, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 85/6 Korngold, Julius, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 85/7 Korngold, Julius, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 85/8 Korngold, Luzi, 1939-1957
see also Publication correspondence
Note: Includes correspondence to Emilie Bittner, Hans Korngold, and Robert Mathias
BOX-FOLDER 85/9 Korngold, Luzi, 1960s
see also Publication correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 85/10 Korngold, Max, 1940
Sonnenthal Family, 1941-1962
The Sonnenthal family were Luzi's relatives; she was the youngest of the four Sonnenthal children. Most of the correspondence is from Luzi's sister Susanne Jellinek, mother Adele von Sonnenthal, and cousin Hilde Zisserman.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically therein.
BOX-FOLDER 85/11 Jellinek, Suzanne and Paul, 1949-1961
Note: Suzanne is Luzi's sister. Paul is Suzanne's husband
BOX-FOLDER 85/12 Nossal, Rene and Robert "Bob," 1950-1959
Note: Luzi's cousins
BOX-FOLDER 85/13 Shafik, Helene "Helen," 1938, 1950
Note: Luzi's sister
BOX-FOLDER 85/14 Sonnenthal, Adele von, 1949-1951
Note: Luzi's mother
BOX-FOLDER 85/15 Sonnenthal, Paul von, 1941, 1950-1951, 1959
Note: Luzi's brother
BOX-FOLDER 85/16 Zisserman, Hilde and Konstantin, 1949, 1953-1962
Note: Hilde is Luzi's cousin, Konstantin is Hilde's son
Correspondence from Others, 1889-1962
This subseries begins with folders entitled "General Correspondence" that are organized chronologically and contain letters from unidentified correspondents. These letters are addressed to Erich, Julius, and Luzi Korngold and largely date after 1938, when the family moved to the United States. Letters to various individuals and organizations from the Korngolds and Sonnenthals document their frantic attempts to get Luzi's aunt Lori Nossal and uncle Adolf Ritter out of Europe before they were deported by the Nazis. This subseries also contains letters from prominent cultural figures, including Alma Mahler-Werfel, Eugene Ormandy, Bruno Walter, Dimitri Mitropolous, Fritz Reiner, Walt Disney, and prominent Austrian musicians such as Maria Jeritza and Jarmila Novotna, who performed lead roles in Violanta and Helen Goes to Troy, respectively. Also contained is a brief note to Julius by Johannes Brahms, written on the back of Brahms' calling card. Most of the material in this series is in German.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent or organization and chronologically therein.
BOX-FOLDER 86/1 General Correspondence, 1938
BOX-FOLDER 86/2 General Correspondence, 1939 January-June
BOX-FOLDER 86/3 General Correspondence, 1939 July-December
BOX-FOLDER 86/4 Correspondence regarding sale of Korngolds' Austrian properties, 1939
BOX-FOLDER 86/5 General Correspondence, 1940
BOX-FOLDER 86/6 General Correspondence, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 86/7 General Correspondence, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 86/8 General Correspondence, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 86/9 General Correspondence, 1945 January-June
BOX-FOLDER 86/10 General Correspondence, 1945 July-December
BOX-FOLDER 86/11 General Correspondence, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 86/12 General Correspondence, 1948
BOX-FOLDER 86/13 General Correspondence, 1949
BOX-FOLDER 86/14 General Correspondence, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 86/15 General Correspondence, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 86/16 General Correspondence, 1953-1954
BOX-FOLDER 86/17 General Correspondence, 1955
BOX-FOLDER 86/18 General Correspondence, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 86/19 General Correspondence, 1957
BOX-FOLDER 86/20 General Correspondence, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 86/21 General Correspondence, 1959
BOX-FOLDER 86/22 General Correspondence, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 86/23 Adler, Augusta, 1950, 1962
BOX-FOLDER 86/24 Alwin, Karl, 1938-1945
BOX-FOLDER 86/25 American Forces Network through Kurt Klein, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 86/26 American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), 1939-1958
BOX-FOLDER 86/27 Anstalt für Musikalische Arbeiten through Karl Wewerka, 1935, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 87/1 Associated Music Publishers, Inc. through Hugo Winter, 1942-1945
BOX-FOLDER 87/2 Auerenheimer, Raoul, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 87/3 Austrian-Günther Publications 1958-1961
BOX-FOLDER 87/4 Baldwin, H. M., 1951 March 16
BOX-FOLDER 87/5 Barber, Sigmund, 1939
BOX-FOLDER 87/6 Bauer, Julius, 1949, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 87/7 Beams, David, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 87/8 Beer-Fischer, Erwin, 1938
BOX-FOLDER 87/9 Berman-Fischer Verlag, 1949
BOX-FOLDER 87/10 Bing, Rudolf, 1949
BOX-FOLDER 87/11 Bittner, Emilie, 1948, 1958- 1961
BOX-FOLDER 87/12 Bodanzky, Arthur for the Metropolitan Opera Association, 1938-1939
BOX-FOLDER 87/13 Brahms, Johannes, 1889 February 17
Note written to Julius Korngold on back of Brahms' calling card
BOX-FOLDER 87/14 Brentano, Felix, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 87/15 Brock, Oscar, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 87/16 Broda, Edna J., 1951
BOX-FOLDER 87/17 Bundestheater (Vienna) through Ernst Marboe, 1955
BOX-FOLDER 87/18 Burg Theater through Joseph Glücksmann, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 87/19 Burton, Lawrence J., 1958-1961
BOX-FOLDER 87/20 Canadian Broadcasting Company through Tony Thomas, 1959-1961
BOX-FOLDER 87/21 Cahen, Edmond, 1938
BOX-FOLDER 87/22 Clement, Victor, 1951-1953
BOX-FOLDER 87/23 Daily News (Los Angeles) through Bruno D. Ussher, undated
BOX-FOLDER 87/24 Décsey, Annie and Ernst, 1938-1939
BOX-FOLDER 87/25 Dévare, Ulric, 1958, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 87/26 Dieterle, Charlotte and William, 1939-1961
BOX-FOLDER 87/27 Disney, Walt, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 87/28 Eastman School of Music through Mary Louise Creegan, 1959
BOX-FOLDER 87/29 Ehrenzweig, Albert 1938-1939
BOX-FOLDER 87/30 Eisner-Ames, Stella, circa 1958-1961
BOX-FOLDER 87/31 Eülenburg, Erich, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 87/32 Federal Music Project (Works Progress Administration) through Homer Henley, 1938
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