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Lutosławski Materials, 1970-2013 (continued)
Stucky, Steven. Lutosławski and His Music, 1981-1984 (continued)
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
Education
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
Projects
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
Stucky's preparatory notes; lectures; examples
BOX-FOLDER 70/5 Music 656, 2006 September
Activated Harmony lecture visual aids
BOX-FOLDER 70/6 Music 690, 1998-2006
BOX-FOLDER 70/7 Music 7121, 2006-2008
BOX-FOLDER 70/8 Music 7206, 2010
BOX-FOLDER 70/9-10 Unknown courses, circa 1980s-2000s
BOX-FOLDER 70/11 Voice leading examples, undated
Lectures by Stucky
BOX-FOLDER 71/1-2 1990-1999
BOX-FOLDER 71/3 2000-2002
BOX-FOLDER 71/4-7 2003
BOX-FOLDER 71/8 2004-2009
BOX-FOLDER 71/9 to 72/1 2010-2015
BOX-FOLDER 72/2 A-Z, undated
Note: Bloch lectures
Works
BOX-FOLDER 72/3 August 4, 1964. University of Southern California, 2010 December
BOX-FOLDER 72/4 Dreamwaltzes, undated
Handout examples; script
BOX-FOLDER 72/5 Four Poems of A. R. Ammons, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/6 Piano Quartet, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/7 Pinturas de Tamayo, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/8 Second Concerto. "Coming Home: On Writing a Second Concerto for Orchestra", undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/9 Spirit Voices, undated
BOX-FOLDER 72/10 Unidentified lectures, undated
BOX 35, 45, 72-73 Clippings, 1960-2013
This series consists of newspaper and magazine clippings, the majority of which document Steven Stucky’s professional activities from the 1960s to 2013. Materials include concert and album reviews, interviews, and announcements for concerts and awards. A small number of clippings are about Esa-Pekka Salonen and Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 72/11 1960s
BOX-FOLDER 72/12 1970s
BOX-FOLDER 72/13 1980
BOX-FOLDER 72/14 1985
BOX-FOLDER 72/15 1986
BOX-FOLDER 72/16 1987
BOX-FOLDER 21/6, 72/17 1988
BOX-FOLDER 72/18 1989
BOX-FOLDER 72/19 1990
BOX-FOLDER 45/4 1991
BOX-FOLDER 35/5, 72/20 1992
BOX-FOLDER 35/5 1993
BOX-FOLDER 72/21 1994
BOX-FOLDER 72/22 1995
BOX-FOLDER 72/23 1996
BOX-FOLDER 45/4, 72/24 1997
BOX-FOLDER 35/5 1998
BOX-FOLDER 72/25 1999
BOX-FOLDER 35/6, 72/26 2000
BOX-FOLDER 35/6, 72/27 2001
BOX-FOLDER 72/27 2002
BOX-FOLDER 72/28 2003
BOX-FOLDER 35/6, 73/1 2004
BOX-FOLDER 73/2 2005
BOX-FOLDER 45/5, 73/3 2006
BOX-FOLDER 35/7, 73/4 2007
BOX-FOLDER 45/6, 73/5 2008
BOX-FOLDER 35/8, 48/4, 73/6 2009
BOX-FOLDER 45/7, 73/7 2010
BOX-FOLDER 73/8 2011
BOX-FOLDER 73/9 2013
BOX-FOLDER 21/7, 48/4, 73/10 Undated
BOX 73-80 Programs, 1970-2015
This series contains programs for performances of Stucky’s works ranging from chamber ensemble to full orchestra, beginning in 1970 when he was an undergraduate student at Baylor University, through 2015. There are also programs from performances where he conducted pieces by other composers, such as the Green Umbrella series in Los Angeles and Ensemble X concerts in Ithaca, New York. Some contain program notes that Stucky wrote for his own works or those by Witold Lutosławski.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 73/11 1970
BOX-FOLDER 73/12 1980
BOX-FOLDER 73/13-15 1987-1989
BOX-FOLDER 74/1-4 1990-1994
BOX-FOLDER 74/5-9 1995-1999
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