Silvio and Isabel Scionti Collection, 1926-1943Add to your cart.

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Title: Silvio and Isabel Scionti Collection, 1926-1943Add to your cart.
ID: 06/ 044
Primary Creator: Scionti, Silvio (1882-1973)
Other Creators: Scionti, Isabel (1912-2002)
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of one box of scores and manuscripts, both published and unpublished, programs, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to the careers of Silvio and Isabel Scionti.

Biographical Note

Silvio Vittore Alberto Scionti was born on November 20, 1882, in Acireale, Sicily, in Italy. In his early years, he studied piano with his uncle, and later studied with Beniamino Cesi at the Palermo Conservatory, and with Florestano Rossomandi at the Royal Conservatory of Naples. Scionti moved to Chicago on the invitation of Rossomandi's friend Enrico Sansoni, a violinist who wanted to start a music school. Another mutual friend of Rossomandi, Eugen d'Albert, recommended Scionti to John James Hattstaedt of the American Conservatory, and Scionti joined their faculty in 1906. Scionti became a well known concert pianist and teacher, and recorded several piano rolls. He married Isabel Laughlin, a former student who graduated from Baylor University, and moved to Chicago to study with him, and they became a renowned piano duo, performing at Carnegie Hall in 1938 and 1939. The Sciontis relocated to Denton in the early 1940s, as Silvio Scionti joined the music faculty of what is now the University of North Texas. Silvio Scionti died in Rome on May 22, 1973.

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

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.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Preferred Citation: Silvio and Isabel Scionti Collection, University of North Texas Music Library.


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