06/096 Guide to the Stefan Bardas Collection Bardas Finding Aid Authors: Maristella Feustle.

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Guide to the Stefan Bardas Collection 1961/1981 Music Library Overview of the Collection Stefan Bardas Collection 1961-1981 06/096 Bardas, Stefan, 1915-2008 1.00 English Music Library Biographical Information:

Stefan Bardas was born in Berlin, Germany on June 27, 1914. Bardas was from a musical family; his father was pianist Willi Bardas, and his mother, Therese, was a singer. Stefan Bardas studied piano with Edwin Fischer, Artur Schnabel, and Ignaz Friedman, and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Alfredo Casella. His studies in Italy allowed him to exit Germany and survive the Holocaust. He then relocated to the United States in 1938, and was director of the music department at Carroll College in Helena, Montana from 1939 until 1942, when he became head of the piano department at Illinois Wesleyan University. He was appointed as professor of music at Northwestern University in 1944, and from 1947 until 1950, he was the official pianist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, serving as soloist in premiere performances under conductors including Artur Rodziński, Ernest Ansermet, and Rafael Kubelík. He made his debut at Town Hall in New York in 1949, and in 1952 became artist in residence at the University of Tulsa.

Bardas joined the faculty of what is now the University of North Texas in 1954, and retired in 1980. He was renowned for his performance of the entire set of Ludwig van Beethoven's piano sonatas. After retiring from North Texas, he also taught at El Paso Community College and New Mexico State University at Las Cruces. Stefan Bardas died in El Paso, Texas, on April 29, 2008.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name: University of North Texas. College of Music Topical Term: Piano.
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift.

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Scope and Contents

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

Detailed List of Contents id128528 1 1961-1981 697647 id175326 1 1 Beethoven Sonatas, Op. 14, No. 2; Op. 90 1961 October 5 Scope and Contents

Labeled "#5," "F61-3p1, "C II p1." "Good recording." Program in UNT Digital Library.

id175319 1 2 Beethoven Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3 in E-flat major 1961 October 5 Scope and Contents

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

id175311 1 3 Beethoven Sonatas, Op. 54; Op. 101 1961 October 26 Scope and Contents

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

id175321 1 4 Lecture recital, Beethoven Sonata Op. 110 1965 July 27 id175322 1 5 Faculty recital 1966 February 15 Scope and Contents

Reel 1 of 4. Mozart Sonata in D, K. 576. Program in UNT Digital Library.

id175323 1 6 Faculty recital 1966 February 15 Scope and Contents

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.

id175324 1 7 Faculty recital 1966 February 15 Scope and Contents

Reel 3 of 4. Franz Liszt, Three Transcendental Etudes. Program at UNT Digital Library.

id175325 1 8 Faculty recital 1966 February 15 Scope and Contents

Frederic Chopin, Sonata in B minor, Op. 58. Program in UNT Digital Library.

id175309 1 9 Frederic Chopin, Twelve Etudes, Op. 10 1967 April 13 Scope and Contents

Marked "III." Program in UNT Digital Library.

id128529 1 10 1968 October 6 Scope and Contents

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

id128531 1 11 1968 October 13 Scope and Contents

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.

id128532 1 12 1968 October 27 Scope and Contents

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.

id128534 1 13 1968 November 3 Scope and Contents

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.

id128535 1 14 1968 November 3 Scope and Contents

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.

id128536 1 15 1968 November 24 Scope and Contents

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.

id128538 1 16 1971 June 17 Scope and Contents

Program in UNT Digital Library.

id128540 1 17 1973 September 16 Scope and Contents

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.

id128541 1 18 University of Texas at Dallas, Recital #3 1973 October 21 Scope and Contents

Contents: Beethoven Sonatas Op. 27, No. 1; Op. 10, No. 3; Op. 101; Op. 49, No. 1; Op. 13.

id128539 1 19 1974 April 17 Scope and Contents

Program in container differs from date on box. Program in UNT Digital Library.

id128542 1 20 1975 February 9 Scope and Contents

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.

id128543 1 21 1975 February 16 Scope and Contents

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.

id128545 1 22 1975 February 23 Scope and Contents

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.

id128547 1 23 1975 February 23 Scope and Contents

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.

id128549 1 24 1975 March 2 Scope and Contents

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.

id128551 1 25 1975 March 9 Scope and Contents

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.

id128553 1 26 Mendelssohn Trio 1975 id128559 1 27 1976 October 19 Scope and Contents

Program in UNT Digital Library.

id128556 1 28 Music from North Texas Program No. 12 1977 March 19 Scope and Contents

Contains Beethoven Concert No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra, first movement. With NTSU Symphony, Anshel Brusilow, conductor.

id128561 1 29 1978 January 24 Scope and Contents

Part 1 of 2. Program in UNT Digital Library.

id175307 1 30 Guest artist recital, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1981 October 22 Scope and Contents

Reel 2 of 3. Franz Schubert, Sonata in A major, opus posthumous.

id175308 1 31 Guest artist recital, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1981 October 22 Scope and Contents

Reel 3 of 3. Claude Debussy, Six Etudes (Book II); Franz Liszt, Reminiscences de Norma (Fantasy on themes from the Opera by Bellini).

id175310 1 32 Rubenstein etudes undated Scope and Contents

"Tape ruined."

id175312 1 34 Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5. undated Scope and Contents

Marked "#30" and "II" on container, recorded at NTSU School of Music. Same packaging as previous item. "F61-8p2" on container spine.

id175313 1 35 "Singing," "Hogan's Heroes" undated Scope and Contents

Container spine labeled F61-7p1.

id175314 1 36 No content information undated Scope and Contents

"191" on container spine.

id175315 1 37 No content information undated Scope and Contents

Blue container spine, Scotch brand.

id175316 1 38 Beethoven Op. 2, Op. 81a undated Scope and Contents

Container spine marked "A-140," "III," and "2-9."

id175318 1 39 Chamber recital