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Stefan Bardas Collection | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Stefan Bardas CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/096
Primary Creator: Bardas, Stefan (1915-2008)
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 04/27/2015
Subjects: Piano., University of North Texas. College of Music
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of reel-to-reel recordings of Stefan Bardas' performances as a concert pianist.

Biographical Note

From UNT News, 2008:

Stefan Bardas was born in Germany to a musically prominent Austrian family and survived the Holocaust by attending school in Rome at the Conservatory of Saint Cecilia, earning his bachelor's degree in music during World War II.

After arriving in New York, he played popular music in piano bars and taught aspiring students. Before coming to North Texas as artist in residence, he served as a piano teacher at Carroll College, Wesleyan University and Northwestern University.

He was well known for his performances of the 32 pieces in the Beethoven Cycle of Sonatas and for the piano fingering technique he developed for pianists with small hands. He was one of fewer than 1,400 pianists worldwide carrying the distinction of "Steinway Artist."

After retiring from North Texas, he continued to teach piano part-time at El Paso Community College, was an adjunct faculty member at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces and taught private lessons.

Memorials to a scholarship to be established in his memory, made payable to the UNT Foundation, may be sent to the UNT Division of Advancement, P.O. Box 311250, Denton, Texas 76203-1250.

Subject/Index Terms

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 the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: Nicholas Isaacs
Acquisition Method: Gift.

Box and Folder Listing

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  • [Box 1: 1961-1981]
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Box 1: 1961-1981Add to your cart.
Barcode 697647.
Item 1: Beethoven Sonatas, Op. 14, No. 2; Op. 90, 1961 October 5Add to your cart.

Labeled "#5," "F61-3p1, "C II p1." "Good recording."

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 2: Beethoven Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3 in E-flat major, 1961 October 5Add to your cart.

"This portion of the tape was unusable because of its small size." Marked "#6," "F61-3p2," "C II p2."

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 3: Beethoven Sonatas, Op. 54; Op. 101, 1961 October 26Add to your cart.

"Good recording." Marked "#8," recorded at the NTSU School of Music. "F61-5p2" on container spine.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 4: Lecture recital, Beethoven Sonata Op. 110, 1965 July 27Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Faculty recital, 1966 February 15Add to your cart.

Reel 1 of 4. Mozart Sonata in D, K. 576.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 6: Faculty recital, 1966 February 15Add to your cart.

Reel 2 of 4. Franz Schubert, Impromptu; Karl Maria von Weber, Rondo; Felix Mendelssohn, Song without Words; Robert Schumann, Toccata.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 7: Faculty recital, 1966 February 15Add to your cart.

Reel 3 of 4.  Franz Liszt, Three Transcendental Etudes.

Program at UNT Digital Library.

Item 8: Faculty recital, 1966 February 15Add to your cart.

Frederic Chopin, Sonata in B minor, Op. 58.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 9: Frederic Chopin, Twelve Etudes, Op. 10, 1967 April 13Add to your cart.

Marked "III."

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 10: 1968 October 6Add to your cart.

Reel 1. From "North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Program at UNT Digital Library.

Item 11: 1968 October 13Add to your cart.

Reel 3. From "North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Contains Beethoven Op. 14, No. 2, and Op. 53.

Program at UNT Digital Library.

Item 12: 1968 October 27Add to your cart.

Reel 1. From "'North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Contains Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1

Program at UNT Digital Library.

Item 13: 1968 November 3Add to your cart.

Reel 1 of 2. From "North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Contains Beethoven Op. 2, No. 3, and Op. 54.

Program at UNT Digital Library.

Item 14: 1968 November 3Add to your cart.

Reel 2 of 2. "From 'North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Contains Beethoven Op. 110, Op. 79, and Op. 27, No. 2.

Program at UNT Digital Library.

Item 15: 1968 November 24Add to your cart.

Reel 2. From "North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Contains Beethoven Op. 49, No. 2, and Op. 31, No. 3.

Program at UNT Digital Library.

Item 16: 1971 June 17Add to your cart.
Program in UNT Digital Library.
Item 17: 1973 September 16Add to your cart.
Contents: Beethoven Sonata, B-flat major, Op. 106, Hammerklavier; Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, Rubenstein Etudes; Chopin Op. 25, No. 2; Op. 10 No. 12; end of Op. 106.
Item 18: University of Texas at Dallas, Recital #3, 1973 October 21Add to your cart.
Contents: Beethoven Sonatas Op. 27, No. 1; Op. 10, No. 3; Op. 101; Op. 49, No. 1; Op. 13.
Item 19: 1974 April 17Add to your cart.

Program in container differs from date on box.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 20: 1975 February 9Add to your cart.

Tape 1. Additional performance of  "'North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Contains Beethoven Op. 10, No. 1.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 21: 1975 February 16Add to your cart.

Tape 2. Additional performance of  'North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Contains Beethoven Op. 79, Op. 13.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 22: 1975 February 23Add to your cart.

Tape 2 of 3. (Tape 1 not present.) Additional performance of  'North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Contains Beethoven Op. 49, No. 1; Op. 13.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 23: 1975 February 23Add to your cart.

Tape 3 of 3. Additional performance of "North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Contains Beethoven Op. 110.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 24: 1975 March 2Add to your cart.

Additional performance of "North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Contains Beethoven Op. 14, No. 1.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 25: 1975 March 9Add to your cart.

Tape 2. Additional performance of "North Texas State University Presents Stefan Bardas, Resident Pianist, Performing the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven."

Contains Beethoven Op. 109, Op. 28.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 26: Mendelssohn Trio, 1975Add to your cart.
 
Item 27: 1976 October 19Add to your cart.
Program in UNT Digital Library.
Item 28: Music from North Texas Program No. 12, 1977 March 19Add to your cart.
Contains Beethoven Concert No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra, first movement. With NTSU Symphony, Anshel Brusilow, conductor.
Item 29: 1978 January 24Add to your cart.

Part 1 of 2.

Program in UNT Digital Library.

Item 30: Guest artist recital, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981 October 22Add to your cart.
Reel 2 of 3.  Franz Schubert, Sonata in A major, opus posthumous.
Item 31: Guest artist recital, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981 October 22Add to your cart.
Reel 3 of 3. Claude Debussy, Six Etudes (Book II); Franz Liszt, Reminiscences de Norma (Fantasy on themes from the Opera by Bellini).
Item 32: Rubenstein etudes, undatedAdd to your cart.
"Tape ruined."
Item 34: Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5., undatedAdd to your cart.
Marked "#30" and "II" on container, recorded at NTSU School of Music. Same packaging as previous item. "F61-8p2" on container spine.
Item 35: "Singing," "Hogan's Heroes", undatedAdd to your cart.
Container spine labeled F61-7p1.
Item 36: No content information, undatedAdd to your cart.
"191" on container spine.
Item 37: No content information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Blue container spine, Scotch brand.
Item 38: Beethoven Op. 2, Op. 81a, undatedAdd to your cart.
Container spine marked "A-140," "III," and "2-9."
Item 39: Chamber recitalAdd to your cart.
 

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