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Sonia Chalon Collection, 1917-1977 | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Sonia Chalon Collection, 1917-1977Add to your cart.
ID: 06/102
Primary Creator: Chalon, Sonia (1892-1979)
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 07/08/2016
Subjects: Singers.
Languages: English, French

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of two boxes of correspondence and memorabilia including press clippings, photographs, performance materials, memorabilia, scores, and books.

Biographical Note

Algerian-born French operatic mezzo-soprano and concert singer Sonia Chalon, first-prize winner in the Concours Comoedia 1925 in Paris.

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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 the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: J. & J. Lubrano
Acquisition Method: Purchase.
Related Materials: See also: the Allen and Madeleine Forte Collection.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: BinderAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Letter from Camille Saint-Saëns to Chalon in Oran (Rue de Turenne), 1920 November 3Add to your cart.
Postmark date, R. Jouffroy, Paris XVII.
Item 2: Letter from Georges Migot to Chalon in Oran, 1939 June 18Add to your cart.

Postmarked July 1, 1939, Paris XI, Rue Mercoeur.

"Your modesty is too great since it is only through the Argus that I learned of your admiration for some of my songs." He thanks Chalon, and sends "artistic fellow feelings."

Item 3: Letter from Georges Migot to Chalon in Oran, 1935 July 11Add to your cart.

Migot's address: 6 Rue Sedaine, Paris XI. Postmarked same date, Rue de la Bastille, 1500 hours, Paris 21.

Migot is sending Chalon a book that includes a catalogue of his works, recommends "Poèmes du Brugnon" to her and closes by sending her his "artistic fellow-feeling." Split at lower portion of central fold.

Item 4: Letter from Georges Migot to Chalon in Oran, 1937 February 28Add to your cart.
Postmarked same date, from Geneva.
Item 5: Letter from Reynaldo Hahn to Chalon, 1932 February 4Add to your cart.

Hahn's address: 7 Rue Greffulhe, Paris VIII. Postmark date, postmarkd at Rue St. Roch., Paris 111.

Hahn thanks Chalon for sending something to him and comments on the exclusion of female voices in religious music: "Why should feminine voices be excluded from religious music? In the old days they were not. It is Pope Pius X who, submitting to radical influences, has changed all that."

Item 6: Letter from Reynaldo Hahn to Chalon, 1927 March 31Add to your cart.
Hahn's address: 7 Rue Greffulhe, Paris VIII. Postmark date. Postmarked from Nice, Pl. Grimaldi, 1400 hours.
Item 7: Postcard from Reynaldo Hahn to Chalon, 1939 January 17Add to your cart.

Postmark date. Postmarked from 38 Rue Vignon, 1000 hours, Paris 9. Postcard is of Marseille, Le Pont de la Fausse-Monnaie.

Hahn briefly sends his greetings.

Item 8: Letter from Reynaldo Hahn to Chalon, 1934 February 2Add to your cart.

Postmark date. Postmarked from 49 Rue La Boetie, Paris VIII, 12 noon.

Hahn advises Chalon to enter the competition and asks her to "try to find out the names of the members of the jury" and let him know.

Item 9: Christmas card from Rosa Lhevinne, 1968Add to your cart.
 
Item 10: Letter from Sonia Chalon to Madeleine Forte, 1975 July 27Add to your cart.
 
Item 11: Letter from Sonia Chalon, 1977 December 1Add to your cart.
Letter, with Paris address, authorizes Madeleine Forte to use all material that was part of their piano lessons since 1941 as she wishes.
Item 12: Two postcards from Sonia Chalon to Madeleine (Forte) and William HsuAdd to your cart.
 
Item 13: Handwritten note from Sonia Chalon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Black ink on lined paper.
Item 14: Handwritten note from Sonia Chalon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brown ink on aging paper. Sections separated by hand-drawn lines.
Item 15: Handwritten note from Sonia Chalon, with page from a book with the poem Intérieur by André Theuriet, inscribed to Madeleine Forte.Add to your cart.
Poem is pages 47 and 48 from this volume: https://ia601406.us.archive.org/17/items/posiesdeandr00theuuoft/posiesdeandr00theuuoft.pdf
Item 16: Recipe written on the reverse side of a printed page synopsis da Falla's El Amor Brujo / Amour SorcierAdd to your cart.
 
Item 17: La Sirene, a children's story by Sonia Chalon, 1939 October 26Add to your cart.
 
Item 18: Letter from E. Beringer to Chalon, 1914 November 10Add to your cart.
Dated at Oran, Algeria.
Item 19: Letter and calling card from Mademoiselle Lyse Chapeau, professeur de chant & declamation a l'Ecole Municipale de MusiqueAdd to your cart.
1 Rue de Marseille, Oran, Algeria.
Item 20: Letter from Frederick Durfee Cromweed, 1943 June 15Add to your cart.
 
Item 21: Letter from Georges Esclavy to Chalon, 1911 April 24Add to your cart.
Dated at Oran, Galerie Perez - Boulevard Seguin, Le Salon Reunion Artistique et Litteraire.
Item 22: Letter from Georges Esclavy to Chalon, 1921 May 5Add to your cart.
Esclavy was president of the  Association Amicale des Artistes Africains.
Item 23: Calling card from Albert Regina, President de la Societe Musicale, Directeur de l'Ecole Municipale de Musique et de Declamation, Oran.Add to your cart.
 
Item 24: Envelope addressed to Chalon from London House restaurant in AlgiersAdd to your cart.
Printed on envelope: "H. Talandier, Proprietaire Directeur."
Item 25: Letter from Lemaine to Chalon, 1917 July 4Add to your cart.
 
Item 26: Letter from Paul Le Fleu to Chalon, 1962 November 4Add to your cart.
 
Item 27: Letter to Chalon in Paris from secretary-general of the journal Comoedia, 1925 June 13Add to your cart.
 
Item 28: Receipt from the Consul General of Belgium, stamped at the consulate in Algiers, 1953 April 2Add to your cart.
Record of a donation of 30000 francs following a benefit concert explained in the following item.
Item 29: Letter to Chalon in Orleansville (present-day Chlef) from the Consul General of Belgium, stamped at the consulate in Algiers, 1953 April 3Add to your cart.
Letter and attached newspaper clipping in reference to a benefit concert held by Chalon, with funds going to the emergency fund of the Belgian Red Cross.
Item 30: Letter from the Ministre de l'Education Nationale, 1954 January 21Add to your cart.
 
Item 31: Letter to Chalon from the mayor of Orleansville, thanking Chalon for charitable activities, 1953 April 10Add to your cart.
 
Item 32: Letter to Chalon from the mayor of Orleansville, thanking Chalon for charitable activities, 3 July 1951Add to your cart.
 
Item 33: Letter from the French Red Cross in Algiers to Chalon in Orleansville, thanking her for charitable activities, 1954 July 6Add to your cart.
 
Item 34: Letter from Union Les Mutiles to Chalon in Oran, thanking her for a benefit concert, 1921 December 26Add to your cart.
The organization was apparently for aid and advocacy for those injured in military conflict.
Item 35: Letter from the director of the Conservatoire Municipal of Oran to Chalon at Rue El Moungar in Oran, 1955 May 20Add to your cart.
 
Item 36: Certification from the Oran mayor's office that Chalon was on the faculty of the Conservatoire Municipal d'Oran, 1955 September 12Add to your cart.
 
Item 37: Letter to Chalon from Millicent PullAdd to your cart.
Written at Villa Causse, rue General Boulanger, Gambella, Oran.
Item 38: Letter to Chalon from Union Les Mutiles, 1918 October 10Add to your cart.
"Union philanthropique des Blesses de la Grande Guerre, Oran."
Item 39: Envelop addressed to Chalon from Mathieu Imbo of OranAdd to your cart.
71 Rue de Mostaganem.
Item 40: Postcard from Egypt to Chalon from Millicent PullAdd to your cart.
"c/o Barclay's Bank, Ltd., Alexandrie, Egypt."
Item 41: Letter to Chalon, signature illegible, 1930 May 28Add to your cart.
Dated at Oran.
Item 42: Photocopy of handwritten document: "Pour une Technique sonore du piano"Add to your cart.
 
Item 43: Letter from Chalon's family doctor, Jean Grunberg, BeauvoisinAdd to your cart.
 
Item 44: Membership cards with photo: Association Amicale des Artistes Africains; Ordre de Patrie, Art, Humanisme, Civisme, 1924, 1964Add to your cart.
 
Item 45: Performance program: Salle des fetes de la mairie, Orleansville, 1953 March 21Add to your cart.
Includes small pressed flower.
Item 46: Newspaper clupping; carte de membre du jury; membership card, Le Salon, reunion artistique et litteraire, Oran (Georges Esclavy, president), 1939 May 21; 1933 April 3; 1900sAdd to your cart.
 
Item 47: Two recital announcements and calling cardAdd to your cart.
Calling card includes address of 11bis rue Balzac, Paris (8e).
Item 48: Performance program, Oran municipal theatre, 1926 December 21Add to your cart.
 
Item 49: Performance program, Festival de Noel, Association Amicale des Artistes Africains, Oran municipal theatre, 1929 December 20Add to your cart.
 
Item 50: Performance program, Salle du Musee Nessler, Oran, 1930 March 15Add to your cart.
With Monsieur Aubry Angellier.
Item 51: Performance program, Salle du Musee Nessler, Oran, 1933 March 18Add to your cart.
With Renee Roumagoux.
Item 52: Performance program, Salle du Musee Nessler, Oran, 1934 April 28Add to your cart.
With Mme. Blache Chiche.
Item 53: Performance program: Association Bach-Haendel, Salle du Conservatoire Municipale d'Oran, 1935 March 20Add to your cart.
With Andre Bittar, M. Francis Thibaud, Gabrielle Levy, and Renee Roumagoux.
Item 54: Performance program, Salle du Musee Nessler, Oran, 1935 May 25Add to your cart.
With Renee Roumagoux.
Item 55: Performance program, Salle du Musee Nessler, 1937 February 20Add to your cart.
With Monsieur de Saint-Aulaire.
Item 56: Performance program, Salle du Musee Nessler, 1939 May 20Add to your cart.
With M. de St. Aulaire.
Item 57: Recital announcement, Theatre Municipale D'Oran, 1940 June 1Add to your cart.
With Madame Raoul Chiche, au profit du Comite de Secours aux Mobilises et a Leurs Familles.
Item 58: Performance program, Audition des eleves de Mlle Sonia Chalon, Salle du Splendid Cinema, 1949 June 25Add to your cart.
 
Item 59: Performance program, Festival Artistique Mlle Sonia Chalone et ses eleves, Salle de la Maire D'Orleansville, 1952 June 14Add to your cart.
 
Item 60: Performance program, Salle des fetes de la Mairie, Orleansville, 1953 March 21Add to your cart.
 
Item 61: Performance program: Association Amicale des Artistes Africains, undatedAdd to your cart.
Program printed at 40 Rue Cavaignac, Oran.
Item 62: Performance program, Salle du Musee Nessler, Oran, March 19Add to your cart.
With Madame Lauta Vermeil. No year given. Printed at 12 rue Pascal.
Item 63: Performance program, Prologue; Manon, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 64: Hand-painted performance program enclosure, Audition des elves de Mademoiselle Sonia Chalon, Salle des fetes de la Mairie, 1946 May 18Add to your cart.
Au profit des pauvres de la Ville d'Orleansville. Madeleine Meyer, piano.
Item 65: Performance program, Audition des eleves de Mademoiselle Sonia Chalon, Salle des fetes de la Mairie, 1944 April 23Add to your cart.
Au profit des pauvres de la Ville d'Orleansville.
Item 66: Recital program, Madeleine Hsu, 1972 June 23Add to your cart.
Salle Gaveau, Paris.
Item 67: Correspondence from Christian Communion, Boise, 1979 May 9, June 12Add to your cart.
Letter from pastor Roy Howes, thanking Madeleine Hsu for her confribution in memory of Sonia Chalon, and of Rolande Chalon Meyer (Madeleine's mother).

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