06/028 Guide to the Jack Roberts Recordings and Photographs Roberts Jack Finding Aid Authors: Maristella Feustle.

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Guide to the Jack Roberts Recordings and Photographs 1924/1995 Music Library Overview of the Collection Jack Roberts Recordings and Photographs 1924-1995 1964-1995 06/028 Roberts, Jack Lundy, 1931- 2.00 English Music Library

Other Information:

See also:

"Longtime piano professor, Jack Roberts, dies at 72," January 15, 2004, via the UNT News Service.

The Piano Style of Maurice Ravel (1952), by Jack Roberts.

Biographical Information:

Jack Lundy Roberts was born on June 22, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas, and received early instruction on the piano from William Barclay of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He studied with both Silvio and Isabel Scionti at what is now the University of North Texas, earning bachelor's and master's degrees. Roberts was awarded a Fulbright grant and studied at the Vienna Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts (now the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) with Richard Hauser (1909-1970), who was a student of Emil von Sauer. He later earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Michigan, studying with György Sándor, and joined the music faculty at North Texas in 1957. Roberts died in Denton, Texas on January 14, 2004.

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Corporate Name: University of North Texas. College of Music Topical Term: Photography Piano.
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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two boxes of reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings from former UNT piano professor Jack Roberts, who served on the music faculty from 1957-1999.  Reel-to-reel tapes comprise most of the collection, and are primarily of Roberts' own performances in solo and ensemble settings, along with some performances by students and colleagues.

Detailed List of Contents id24689 1 Reel-to-reel and cassette tapes 713151 id24693 1 Faculty recital 1964 October 1 Scope and Contents

Program: Beethoven, Variations, Op. 34, in F major; Schumann, Phantasiestücke, Op. 12; Intermission; Debussy, La terasse des audiences du clair du lune / La puerta del Vino / Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Oest; Bartók, Sonata, 1926. One 7-inch reel.

id24695 1 "Mr. Roberts: Rachmaninoff" 1964 November 12 Scope and Contents

One 7-inch reel.

id24697 1 Solo recital, Ann Arbor 1969 Scope and Contents

Contents from back of container: Haydn Fm; Beethoven Op. 7; Chopin Fm Ballade; Bartók Sonata. Date is 1968, with "8" scratched out and "9" marked over. One 7-inch reel.

id24698 1 Lecture recital, University of Michigan School of Music 1969 August 17 Scope and Contents

DMA recital. Program: Serge Prokofiev, Sonata No. 8, in B-flat Major Op. 84. One 7-inch reel.

id24719 1 Jack Roberts 1970 June Scope and Contents

Program: Beethoven Op. 34 Variations. One 5 1/4-inch reel.

id24700 1 Concert of Instrumental Chamber Music 1970 September 29 Scope and Contents

"Comp. Copy." Personnel: Charles Baker, violoncello; Lee Gibson, clarinet; Margaret Grubb, piano; Jack Roberts, piano; Richard Henderson, oboe; assisted by Ruth Gibson, viola. Program: Randall Thompson, Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, and Viola (1941); Vincent D'Indy, Trio, Op. 29, for piano, clarinet, and violoncello ("Miss Grubb, piano"); Intermission; W.A. Mozart, Fantasy No. 1 in F minor, K 594, and Theme and Variations in G, K. 501 ("Mr. Roberts and Miss Grubb"); Alfred Uhl, Kleines Konzert for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano (1938) ("Miss Grubb, piano"). One 7-inch reel. Tape is short, and may only contain selection including Roberts.

id24702 1 Jack Roberts and Robert Rogers 1971 December 7 Scope and Contents

Program: W.A. Mozart, Concerto in E-flat for 2 pianos. One 7-inch reel.

id24705 1 The Faculty Ensemble 1973 November 15 Scope and Contents

Personnel: James R. Lerch, violin; George Papich, viola; Charles Baker, violoncello; Jack Roberts, piano; University Brass Choir directed by David Kuehn. Program: Faculty Ensemble: Beethoven, Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 3 (Lerch, Papich, Baker); Brahms, Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60 (Lerch, Papich, Baker, Roberts); Intermission; University Brass Choir: Fisher Tull, Liturgical Symphony; Gunther Schuller, Symphony for Brass and Percussion. One 7-inch reel.

id24706 1 Festival of Chamber Music, 3rd Concert 1975 February 4 Scope and Contents

Personnel on program: Robert Davidovici, James Lerch, Jack Roberts, Clyde Miller, George Papich, Alan Richardson, Ed Rainbow, Sterling Procter. Program: Schubert, String Trio No. 2 in B flat; Mozart, Sextet in F major "Musical Joke," K. 522; Shostakovich, Piano Quintet, Op. 57. One 7-inch reel.

id24707 1 Norma Davidson, violinist; Jack Roberts, pianist, in a Sonata Recital 1976 March 8 Scope and Contents

Program: J.S. Bach, Sonata III in E major; Brahms, Sonata in G Major, Op. 78; Darius Milhaud, Sonata 1945. One 7-inch reel, 2 copies. One marked "master."

id24709 1 Mark Ruttle, piano: Senior Recital 1977 February 13 Scope and Contents

One 7-inch reel.

id24710 1 Sigma Alpha Iota - A Benefit Musicale 1977 October 2 Scope and Contents

"Recorded at .. [the] home of Isabel Scionti." Norma Davidson, violin; Jack Roberts, piano. Side One: Beethoven, Sonata in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2; Side Two: Franck, Sonata in A major.

id24711 1 Mozart Gm Quartet 1979 March 6 Scope and Contents

Lewis, Papich, Odnoposoff, Roberts. One 7-inch reel.

id24712 1 Poulenc: Aubade 1979 November 8 Scope and Contents

"Music from North Texas, #7." One 7-inch reel.

id24718 1 Poulenc: Aubade 1979 November 8 Scope and Contents

Jack Roberts and Chamber Winds, John Stansberry, conductor. One 5-inch reel.

id24713 1 Poulenc: Aubade 1979 November 20 Scope and Contents

Date from inside cover. One 7-inch reel.

id24714 1 Eugene Conley Memorial 1982 February 22 Scope and Contents

One 7-inch reel.

id24715 1 Jack Roberts, piano 1982 March 26 Scope and Contents

Container and reel labeled for LRC Productions, Dallas. One 7-inch reel.

id24716 1 Woodwinds Faculty Chamber Music 1982 October 27 Scope and Contents

Program available via the UNT Digital Library. One 7-inch reel.

id24717 1 No title Scope and Contents

"Poulenc Aubade" crossed out on back of container. One 7-inch reel.

id24720 1 Berg Songs (unpublished) on texts by Frida Semler Scope and Contents

One 5 1/4-inch reel.

id24725 1 Ken Johansen, piano 1995 July 10-11 Scope and Contents

Recorded at the University of North Texas. One cassette tape.

id24726 1 Christa Ludwig: Farewell to Salzburg Scope and Contents

Charles Spencer, piano. One cassette tape.

id24728 1 Chopin Preludes Scope and Contents

Monte Hill Davis, piano. Educo 3287. One cassette tape.

id24729 1 Rosenkavalier excerpts / Ljuba Welitsch Scope and Contents

One cassette tape.

id24730 1 William Blankenship, tenor Scope and Contents

One cassette tape.

id24731 1 Eileen Farrell : Debussy + Poulenc / Placido Domingo Scope and Contents

One cassette tape.

id24732 1 Schubert Fantasy in Fm: R. and G. Casadesus / Schubert Fantasy in f : Kontarsky duo Scope and Contents

One cassette tape.

id24733 1 J.S. Bach Scope and Contents

Contents: Italian Concerto (BWV 971); Toccata in C minor (BWV 911); Fantasia in C minor (BWV 906); Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor (BWV 903); Capriccio in B-flat Major (BWV 992). Joseph Banowetz, piano. Interdisc 142, ID 4.220224. One cassette tape.

id24739 1 Ella Fitzgerald (Horne, Vaughn [sic], Holliday [sic]) Scope and Contents

One cassette tape

id24741 1 Helen Traubel - Eleanor Steber Scope and Contents

One cassette tape.

id24734 1 Fidelio - Salzburg 1950 Scope and Contents

Furtwängler / Flagstad / Schwarzkopf. Cassette 1 of 2.

id24735 1 Fidelio Scope and Contents

Furtwängler / Flagstad ; Brunhilde's Immolation. Cassette 2 of 2.

id24736 1 Mozart: Don Giovanni 1950 Scope and Contents

Furtwängler, Schwarzkopf, Welitzch. Salzburg. Cassette 1 of 2.

id24737 1 Mozart: Don Giovanni / Beethoven: Emperor Concerto Scope and Contents

Mozart: Furtwängler, conclusion. Beethoven: Furtwängler, Fischer. Cassette 2 of 2.

id24738 1 Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro 1957 Scope and Contents

Böhm / Salzburg. Two cassette tapes.

id24742 2 Framed photographs, unframed photographs, programs, clippings 723282 id24745 2 Photo: Man with pipe 5 x 7 in., b&w. id24746 2 Photo: Unidentified woman 5 x 7 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Sunglasses propped on head.

id24747 2 Photo: Silvio Scionti 5 x 7 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Inscribed to Jack Roberts in blue ballpoint ink.

id24748 2 Photo: Unidentified woman 8 x 10 in., b&w id24750 2 Photo: Unidentified man 8 x 10 in., b&w. id24751 2 Photo: Unidentified woman with glasses 8 x 10 in., b&w. id24752 2 Photo: Unidentified man 8 x 10 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Striped shirt, blond sideburns.

id24754 2 Photo: Unidentified man 8 x 10 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Dark hair, mustache, tank top.

id24756 2 Photo: Unidentified woman 8 x 10 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Likely in stage costume. Styled hair, long dangling earrings, makeup. Inscribed to Roberts, signature illegible.

id24757 2 Framed program 1924 February 29 - March 1 9.5 x 12.5 in. (approx.) Scope and Contents

Productions of Halevy's The Jewess, Arrigo Boto's Mefistofele, R. Strauss' Salome by the Chicago Civic Opera Company. Performances in Dallas.

id24758 2 1 "Pender Photographs" id24776 2 1 Photo: Martha Pender 1958 November 5.5 x 4 in., b&w. id24777 2 1 Photos: "Album prints" 3.5 x 3.5 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Roberts and several women. Miniature album of four photos from "Camera, Inc., Abilene."

id24779 2 1 Photo: Martha Pender as Lady MacBeth 1965 June 17 9.75 x 7.75 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Inscribed. Photo credit: Guy Gravett.

id24780 2 1 Photo: Roberts and Martha Pender [?] at piano 8 x 10 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Two people standing behind Roberts and Pender [surmised], seated at piano.

id24781 2 1 Original envelope for photos, addressed to Mrs. H.A. Pender
id24761 2 2 Various photographs id24765 2 2 Photo: Unidenfitied woman 8 x 10 in., b&w Scope and Contents

Photo inscribed "to a fine teacher and inspiring person. Signature illegible. Inscription on reverse "To Countess Petunia Dookdroppe."

id24766 2 2 Photo: Unidentified woman 1957 June 20 8 x 10 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Inscribed to "Peggy."

id24767 2 2 Photo: Unidentified building 8 x 10 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Pond with fountain in foreground. Bent in upper left side.

id24768 2 2 Photo: Profile, unidentified man 8 x 10 in., b&w. id24769 2 2 Photo: "Bettel Student" 5.75 x 4 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Photo of man in stage makeup. Description written in ink on reverse side.

id24770 2 2 Photo: "Entführung aus dem Serail" 5.75 x 4 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Photo of man in stage makeup and costume (possibly same subject as previous item).

id24771 2 2 Photo: Unidentified man 8 x 10 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Inscribed to Roberts from "Ol' Bill." Possibly same person as Items 5, 6.

id24773 2 2 Photo: Man in costume 1967 8 x 10 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

"Roll [sic] debut : Winner Staatsoper '67 : Alma Viva Barber of Seville." Possibly same person as items 5, 6, 7. Description in red marker ink on reverse side. Crease near bottom edge.

id24774 2 2 Photo: Additional print of Item 8 8 x 10 in., b&w. Scope and Contents

Crease near bottom edge.

id24762 2 3 Program and clippings Scope and Contents

Contents: WRR-FM World of Music program. Several newspaper clippings and 2000 Dallas Morning News "High Profile" feature of Jack Lane.