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Opera, Oratorio and Musical Theatre Libretti Collection

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Identifier: FSUML-2022-031
Abstract This collection primarily contains published opera, oratorio, and musical theatre libretti, along with a few programs and Metropolitan Opera House Grand Opera Season guides. These are of particular interest in terms of their covers, publication materials, and performance information. Many of the libretti were donated by music critic Olin Downes; these contain handwritten research notes, drafts of reviews, miscellaneous programs and cast lists for the Metropolitan Opera Company. Publication dates range from 1804-1960s, and composers represented include Eugen D’Albert, Louise Aubert, J.S. Bach, L.V. Beethoven, Vincenzo Bellini, Georges Bizet, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Arrigo...
Dates: Publication: 1804 - 1960

Phillip Spurgeon Collection

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Identifier: FSUML-2021-02
Abstract

This collection contains materials related to music conductor Phillip Spurgeon who was a professor at and Florida State University from 1972-2003. Subject matter concerns orchestral conducting practice and pedagogy in the late twentieth century, related to music performed by the FSU Symphony Orchestra from 1972-2003 in the United States and Europe. This collection contains annotated musical scores, along with a few concert programs, memorandums, research notes, performance and rehearsal notes, and correspondence.

Dates: 1972 - 2020

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