Simon Bucharoff Collection | Music Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Simon Bucharoff CollectionAdd to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1916-1967
ID: 06/014
Primary Creator: Bucharoff, Simon (1881-1955)
Extent: 50.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Organized into ten series: (1) Scores; (2) Oversized scores; (3) Published works by Simon Bucharoff; (4) Libretti and other writings; (5) Correspondence and papers; (6) Photographs, clippings, and publicity; (7) Works by other authors and composers; (8) Isadore Buchhalter; (9) Realia; and (10) Documentation from the University of Houston.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2010
Subjects: Bucharoff, Simon, 1881-1955
Languages: English, German

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of fifty boxes, mainly of the compositions and papers of Simon Bucharoff (1881-1955), along with materials related to Bucharoff's brother, Isadore Buchhalter, papers related to activities of Bucharoff's estate, one piece of realia, and the documentation that accompanied the collection from the University of Houston. Bucharoff's papers consist mainly of correspondence, but also include clippings, photographs, concert programs, promotional materials, and writings on non-musical subjects. The materials are predominantly from 1916 through 1967, with a smaller number of materials from before and after that period.

The scores comprise the most complete collection of Bucharoff's works that has yet been assembled and organized. His papers chronicle the his rise to prominence as a pianist, and then as a composer, the struggles of the 1920s and onward, his attempts to promote and publish his works, and reflect the personality, worldview, and spirituality that informed his works.

Biographical Note

Pianist, educator, composer, and writer. Born Simon Buchhalter in Berdychiv (in present-day Ukraine) in 1881, Bucharoff initially rose to prominence as a pianist in Wichita before moving to Chicago, and achieving a measure of success as a composer in Europe in the 1920s. Amid a protracted legal battle over compositions of his which were held by German publishers, Bucharoff returned to the United States and worked as an orchestrator for Warner Bros. with composers such as Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Dmitri Tiomkin from 1937 until his death in 1955.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in remote storage. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: University of Houston

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 2: Oversized scoresAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363126.
Folder 1: Carnaval BohèmeAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Carnival for OrchestraAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: The Exiles : Symphonic Poem for Orchestra, 1919Add to your cart.
Completed in New York City.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363119.
Folder 1: Fantasy : For Orchestra and PianoAdd to your cart.
Also "Symphonic Phantasy." " To the memory of Max Raymond." Includes narrative.
Folder 2: The Four FreedomsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: The Four Freedoms, cont'd.Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Four Tone PoemsAdd to your cart.
Two manuscript copies.
Folder 5: Four Tone PoemsAdd to your cart.
Negative photocopy. Dedicated to Dr. Willem Mengelberg. Movements: I. Reflections in the Water. II. Drunk. III. Doubt. IV. Joy Sardonic
Folder 6: Four Tone PoemsAdd to your cart.
Bound manuscript copy.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363125.
Folder 1: JewelAdd to your cart.
Act 1.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363123.
Folder 1: JewelAdd to your cart.
Act 2.
Folder 2: JewelAdd to your cart.
Act 3.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363117.
Folder 1: JewelAdd to your cart.
Various pages.
Folder 2: Moses: Rhapsodic Variations for OrchestraAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Our Country, 1927 November 10Add to your cart.
Finished in New York.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363118.
Folder 1: O Ye Peoples and NationsAdd to your cart.
From Freedom on the March.
Folder 2: Parable of Nothin' and Somethin'Add to your cart.
Two copies. Larger copy has several alternate pages.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363120.
Folder 1: Prelude: Ecstacy of Love for OrchestraAdd to your cart.
Found in binding labeled for Sakahra.
Folder 2: Prelude from the opera A Lover's KnotAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: PrologueAdd to your cart.
 
Box 8Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363121.
Folder 1: The Raising of SakahraAdd to your cart.
Photostat, manuscript of Act I.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363128.
Folder 1: The Raising of SakahraAdd to your cart.
Act II.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363124.
Folder 1: The Raising of SakahraAdd to your cart.
Act III.
Folder 2: Rejoicing, I Laugh and Laugh and Laugh!Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Salute to a Free WorldAdd to your cart.
Found with Two Orchestral Variations. Note, possibly from Elizabeth Buchhalter, says Bucharoff tried to dedicate it to Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363122.
Folder 1: Sakahra - Act III - Death SceneAdd to your cart.
Bound, marked "Remove after new version."
Folder 2: Scene de Ballet from the opera SakahraAdd to your cart.
Partial score.
Folder 3: Scene de Ballet from the opera SakahraAdd to your cart.
Several looseleaf score pages, including title page.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363127.
Folder 1: Symphonic Phantasy, 1926Add to your cart.
Part 1 of 2. Photostatic copy with extensive introductory notes. Also spelled "Fantasy" within same copy. Begun in Salzburg, Germany, in June of 1924, finished in Menaggio, Italy, 1926. Dedicated to Mr. Max Raymond.

Biographical / Historical Note: "Based upon Rainer Maria Rilke's poem Die Wiese von Liebe und Tod der Cornets Christoph Rilke."

Bucharoff's writings indicate he had fled to Italy due to political unrest in Germany.

Box 13Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363115.
Folder 1: Symphonic Phantasy, cont'dAdd to your cart.
Part 2 of 2. Continues Box 12, Item 1.
Folder 2: The Trumpeter's DeathAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Two Orchestral VersionsAdd to your cart.

1.) Das Sterbe-glöcklein [sic]. Melody by Franz Schubert, transcribed by Franz Liszt.

2.) Capriccio. By Ferdinand David, transcribed by Franz Liszt.

Folder 4: Valse BrillanteAdd to your cart.
 
Box 14Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Waltz from A Lovers' KnotAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: The Wanderer's Song, 1940Add to your cart.
 
Biographical / Historical Note: First completed in New York, 1929, revised in Hollywood, 1940.
Folder 3: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Pages 61-135, on beige Schirmer paper. Possibly from a version of Jewel.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Barcode 5000363114.
Item 1: Empty bindingAdd to your cart.
 

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