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BOX 63-66 Lutosławski Materials, 1970-2013
Stucky was a leading scholar on the life and work of Polish composer Witold Lutosławski. The bulk of this series is Stucky’s research on Lutosławski’s works, which include analyses of the pitch, structure, and compositional techniques. Some notable materials are Stucky and Lutosławski's correspondence, as well as Stucky’s PhD dissertation annotated by Lutosławkski. There is also correspondence between Stucky and Krystyan Tarnawska, another eminent Lutosławski scholar from Poland, that dates from 1983 to 1994. Stucky was a frequent participant at conferences about Lutosławski around the world; this series includes his lectures, other scholars’ papers, and publicity from these events. Also represented are reviews of his book Lutosławski and His Music, which won the 1981 ASCAP Deems Taylor Prize. Some correspondence and publications are in Polish.
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically therein.
BOX-FOLDER 63/1 Clippings about Lutosławski, compiled by Stucky, 1970-1996
BOX-FOLDER 63/2 Breaking Chains. London, 1997 January
Stucky's lecture notes and examples; programs
BOX-FOLDER 63/3 Aesthetics and Style of Lutosławski. Warsaw, 1997 June
Stucky's notes; participants' papers
BOX-FOLDER 63/4 Międzynarodowa Konferencja Muzykologiczna Koncerty. Kraków, 2004 November
Stucky paper; programs
BOX-FOLDER 63/5 The Music of Lutosławski. Cornell University, 2010 April
Participant biographies; planning documents; papers
BOX-FOLDER 63/6 The Music of Witold Lutosławski on the Threshold of the 21st Century. Warsaw, 2013 September
BOX-FOLDER 63/7 Correspondence with Lutosławski, 1977-1992
BOX-FOLDER 63/8 Correspondence with Krystyna Tarnawska-Kaczorowska, 1983-1994
Lectures by Stucky
BOX-FOLDER 63/9 Lutosławski, the Classic. Toward a New Appraisal, circa mid to late 1980s
BOX-FOLDER 63/10 Witold Lutosławski: Preludia i fuga, circa 1980s?
Poster only
BOX-FOLDER 63/11 Lutosławski's Late Works, 1994 April 22
Note: Given at Polish Symposium, New York City
BOX-FOLDER 63/12 Lutosławski in Retrospect, 1995
BOX-FOLDER 63/13 Lutosławski's Concerto for Orchestra pre-concert lecture. Aspen Music Festival, 2001?
BOX-FOLDER 63/14 The Music of Lutosławski. Beijing and Taipei, 2008 December
BOX-FOLDER 63/15 Heart and Brain, Tradition and Modernism: A Key Movement in Lutosławski's Fourth Symphony. Warsaw, 2013 September
BOX-FOLDER 63/16 to 64/1 Lutosławski Centenary. "Woven Words." Philharmonia Orchestra, 2013 January-February
Papers; publicity; programs; lecture examples and drafts
BOX-FOLDER 64/2 Lutosławski's Cornell University visit, 1992 February
Notes on Lutosławski, compiled by Stucky
BOX-FOLDER 64/3 Biography, 1977-1994, undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/4 Composition techniques, undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/5 Miscellany, 1983-1984, undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/6 Programs, 1981-1996
BOX-FOLDER 64/7-8 Research, 1980s-2009, undated
Note: Not authored by Stucky
BOX-FOLDER 64/9 Chain 1, 1983 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/10 Chain 2, 1986 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/11 Chain 3, circa 1986
BOX-FOLDER 64/12 Concerto for cello, 1977 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/13 Concerto for piano, 1990 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 64/14 Double Concerto, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 64/15 Les espaces du sommeil, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/1 Fanfare for Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1993
BOX-FOLDER 65/2 Grave, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/3 The Holly and the Ivy (arrangement), 1985
BOX-FOLDER 65/4 Jeux vénitiens, 1962 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/5 Livre pour orchestre, 2008 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/6 Mass Songs, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/7 Mi-Parti, circa 1985-2005
BOX-FOLDER 65/8 Novelette, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 65/9 Paroles tissées, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/10 Partita, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 65/11 Preludes and Fugue, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/12 Sacher Variation, 1977
BOX-FOLDER 65/13 Slides, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 65/14 String Quartet, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/15 Subito, 1994 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/16 Symphony no. 2, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/17 Symphony no. 3, 1983-1988, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/18 Symphony no. 4, 1992-1994
BOX-FOLDER 65/19 Tarantella, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/20 Trauermusik, undated
BOX-FOLDER 65/21 Trois poémes d'Henri Michaux, undated
Writings about Lutosławski
BOX-FOLDER 65/22 to 66/1 Stucky, Steven. The Music of Witold Lutosławski: A Style-Critical Analysis, 1978
PhD dissertation, Cornell University
BOX-FOLDER 66/2 Stucky, Steven. Lutosławski and His Music, 1981-1984
Reviews; translation corrections
BOX-FOLDER 66/3 Stucky, Steven. Miscellany, 1981-1991
Programs; articles
BOX-FOLDER 66/4 Student papers, 1994
BOX-FOLDER 66/5 Writings by Lutosławski, undated
BOX 66-69 Los Angeles Philharmonic Materials, 1985-2009
Stucky was the composer-in-residence for the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1988 through 2009, the longest such relationship between a composer and an American orchestra. Under conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Los Angeles Philharmonic made an effort to program living composers and increase audience outreach. As composer-in-residence, Stucky gave pre-concert lectures, known as Upbeat Live. His annotated Upbeat Live scripts are located in this series, and the audio examples he compiled for the lectures have been transferred to MBRS. Stucky also conducted the New Music Ensemble and directed the Green Umbrella new music series, created by Ernest Fleischmann, the orchestra’s longtime general manager, in the 1980s. Green Umbrella programs can be found in this series and in the Programs series.
In addition to composer-in-residence, Stucky served in an advisory role to the Los Angeles Philharmonic administration. Consequently, there are planning documents and schedules for several seasons beginning in 1993 and ending in 2006. There are also files devoted to the orchestra’s projects, such as “Surprising Century” celebrating the end of the 20th century and concert series devoted to the works of specific twentieth century composers. Additionally, there are a small number of newspaper articles related to the construction and opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened in 2003.
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically therein.
BOX-FOLDER 66/6 BMI Young Composer Awards, 1995
BOX-FOLDER 66/7 Board retreat, 2009 February
"Listening to the Future" presentation script
BOX-FOLDER 66/8 CalArts American Minimalism Festival, 1998
BOX-FOLDER 66/9 Clippings, 1991-2007
BOX-FOLDER 66/10-11 Commissions, 1990-2006
BOX-FOLDER 66/12 Correspondence, 1987-2002
see also Fleischmann, Ernest
BOX-FOLDER 66/13 Discography, 1991
BOX-FOLDER 66/14 Department fact sheet, 2004-2005
BOX-FOLDER 66/15 School Partners Program, 2004-2005
BOX-FOLDER 66/16 Symphonies for Schools, 2009
Host script for Stucky by Christopher Russell
BOX-FOLDER 67/1 Events, 1997-1998
BOX-FOLDER 67/2 Expenses
Green Umbrella
BOX-FOLDER 67/3-9 1989-2006 seasons, 1985-2006
BOX-FOLDER 67/10 Committee, 1994-1996
BOX-FOLDER 67/11 Composers submissions, 1997-1998
BOX-FOLDER 67/12 Future seasons, 1997 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 67/13 Los Angeles Philharmonic Organization information, circa 1993-1998
Note: Compiled by Stucky
New Music Group
BOX-FOLDER 67/14-17 1993-2002 seasons
BOX-FOLDER 67/18 Commissions. Pending, 1997-1998
BOX-FOLDER 68/1 American symphonies, 1997
BOX-FOLDER 68/2 Around Ligeti, 1998 April
BOX-FOLDER 68/3 Building Music, 2004 May-June
BOX-FOLDER 68/4 Festival Boulez, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 68/5 George Crumb 70th birthday celebration, 1999-2000
BOX-FOLDER 68/6 Stravinsky Festival and Symposium, 2001 February-March
BOX-FOLDER 68/7-8 Surprising Century, 1998-2000
BOX-FOLDER 68/9 Publicity, 1986-2002
BOX-FOLDER 68/10 Recording. Meet the Composer, 1993-1998
BOX-FOLDER 68/11-18 Seasons 1989-2006 planning documents, 1989-2004
BOX-FOLDER 68/19 Upbeat [publication], 1987-1991
BOX-FOLDER 68/20 to 69/4 Upbeat Live, 1989-2009
BOX-FOLDER 69/5-6 Walt Disney Concert Hall, 2003
BOX-FOLDER 69/7 Writings by Stucky for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, circa 1988-2009
BOX 69-72 Teaching Materials, 1980-2015
This series documents Stucky’s work as music faculty and as a guest lecturer at various residencies, festivals, and universities. These items include oral and written exams he compiled as an advisor and committee panelist for graduate music students. They also include Stucky’s class notes and examples he used to teach music history and theory courses focusing mostly on twentieth and twenty-first century music. While there are several courses represented, there are no class notes for a complete semester.
Outside of his duties as a professor, Stucky was a frequent guest lecturer. The second file unit contains his lecture scripts and musical examples. Although the musical examples are brief excerpts from larger works, they are evidence of his deep familiarity with modern classical music. He gave four lectures as the recipient of the Ernest Bloch Professorship at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003. These annotated scripts comprise the bulk of this file unit. Topics covered in these lectures were the current state of classical music and compositional process. Stucky also lectured on his own works. Of note is a lecture about his Second Concerto for Orchestra, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005, and another on August 4, 1964, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Classical Composition in 2013.
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically therein.
Cornell University
BOX-FOLDER 69/8 to 70/2 Admission to candidacy examinations, 2004-2015
BOX-FOLDER 70/3 Miscellany, 2006-2007
DMA program, Bachelor's honors thesis
BOX-FOLDER 70/4 Music 351, 358, 453, 2001-2004 and undated
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