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Alfred H. Bartles Papers

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Identifier: MSS.MUS.0001
Overview The Alfred H. Bartles Papers (1874-2015) were donated to the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library from 2008-2015. A native of Tennessee and a former George Peabody College student, Bartles was active in New York, Germany, and Tennessee as a composer, arranger, cellist, pedagogue, and jazz pianist. His varied compositional output illustrates this mixture of influences, and reveals him as one of the first in a generation of composers equally at home in the Classical and jazz genres.
Dates: 1874 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1952 - 2006

Robert Craft Typescripts Collection

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Identifier: MSS.MUS.0011
Overview The conductor/librettist Robert Craft (1923-2015) is most well-known for his associations with the composer Igor Stravinsky. This small collection consists of computer-printed drafts of what eventually would become Craft’s memoirs An improbable life (Vanderbilt University Press, 2002) and Places : a travel companion for music and art lovers (Thames & Hudson, 2000), as they were supplied to Mark Wait, Dean of the Blair School of Music.
Dates: 1996 - 1999

Jane Kirchner Flute Masterclass Notes

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Identifier: MSS.MUS.0007
Summary This small collection is a synthesis of content from flute masterclasses occurring between 1974 and 1990 and attended by Jane Kirchner, who was affiliated with the Blair School of Music variously as student or faculty member from 1966-2011. It was compiled in parts by various Vanderbilt students as part of independent study requirements. Topics covered range from technical aspects of the flute, musical questions, and physical and mental factors in performance. Later additions include content...
Dates: 1974-1998

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