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 8: Isadore BuchhalterAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Buchhalter School of PianoAdd to your cart.
Promotional document for Isadore Buchhalter's piano school, "Kimball Building at the southwest corner of Wabash Avenue and Jackson Boulevard Chicago, U.S.A." One full copy, 16 pages with photos of Buchhalter and other teaching staff, including Arthur Dunham, Gwendoline Proctor, Ida Neel, Helen Burnett Koch, Fannie Laskin, Laurence Henri, Esther Halpert, Evelyn Bild, and Alva Byron. Additional copy of cover only.
Folder 2: Metal printing plates for "The Night Is Bewitching Love", 1913Add to your cart.
Words by Laura Rountree Smith; music by Isadore Buchhalter.
Folder 3: The Night is Bewitching LoveAdd to your cart.
Copy, partial photostat negative copy, and brittle cover page. Version apparently re-arranged for instrumental part (violin?) and piano.
Folder 4: Program: A Bach Festival : Commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, 1935 May 5, 12Add to your cart.
Isadore Buchhalter, director.
Folder 5: Romance for Violin and PianoAdd to your cart.
Manuscript with piano fingerings and other annotations added in pencil. 9 pages of music.
Folder 6: Steinway News, 1959 AprilAdd to your cart.
Four copies. Brief article and photo of Isadore Buchhalter.
Box 2: Piano Scales by Isadore L. Buchhalter, 1947Add to your cart.

48 pages. 31 copies.

Barcode 5000865318.

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