Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial Collection, 1910-2014Add to your cart.

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial Collection, 1910-2014Add to your cart.
ID: 06/ 080
Primary Creator: Forte, Allen
Other Creators: Forte, Madeleine (1938-)
Extent: 27.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Files are presented in the order in which they were found. Where a particularly large file needed to be housed in separate folders, they are numbered (e.g., "folder 1 of 2; 2 of 2"). It is common to find sub-folders "nested" in other folders, or multiple folders in a file. That system of organization has been maintained.
Date Acquired: 06/11/2014. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects:
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of 27 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal and unpublished papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte. An additional donation in the summer of 2015 added two boxes of sound and video recordings from Madeleine Forte, as well as Allen Forte's doctoral cap, gown, and hood for the honorary doctorate he received from Eastman School of Music in 1978.

Biographical Note

Music theorist, faculty member at Yale.

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Access Information

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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.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Accruals:

4 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on June 26, 2015.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on March 8, 2016.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on June 8, 2016.

2 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on January 3, 2017.

10 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on January 10, 2017.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on February 1, 2017.

3 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on February 28, 2017.

Acquisition Source: Allen and Madeleine Forte
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Related Materials: See also: The Allen Forte Papers at Yale University.
Processing Information: Several additional boxes received since 2016 are awaiting processing.

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  • Box 23Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    From June 26, 2015 accrual.
    • Item 1: Hsu, early 1970s, March 16Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      No year given. 7-inch audio reel. Likely from Boise State University.
    • Item 2: BSC Chamber Players concert, Wm. Hsu, conducting, 1972 November 5Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7-inch reel, tape speed 19 cm/second.
    • Item 3: Madeleine Hsu, Boise State University: Piano recital, faculty artist series, 1979 March 16Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7 inch reel. Program:

      Music from Hungary:

      Béla Bartók: Sketches, Op. 9 - Portrait of a Girl; See-Saw, Dickery-Daw; Lento; Non troppo lento; Roumanian Folk Melody; In Walachian Style; Poco Lento

      Béla Bartók: The Vagabond - Evening in the Country of Transylvania; Three Hungarian Popular Songs

      Franz Liszt: Transcendental Étude in F minor, "Appasionata"

      Music from Brazil:

      Oscar Lorenzo Fernández: Second Brazilian Suite (about original themes) - I. Ponteio (Prelude); II. Moda (Song); III. Cateretê (Dance)

      Camargo Guarnieri: Ponteios - Dansa negra

      Music from Russia:

      Sergei Rachmaninoff: Moments musicaux - Andante cantabile; Presto

      Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky: Dumka, Op. 59.

    • Item 4: Madeleine Hsu, pianistAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7-inch reel, 7.5 ips / 19 cm-second.

      Program:

      J.S. Bach: Toccata in C minor (BWV 911)

      Frédéric Chopin: Études - Op. 10, No. 3; Op. 10, No. 5 ("Black keys")

      Franz Liszt: Feux follets (Transcendental étude No. 5,in B-flat)

      Claude Debussy: L'isle joyeuse

      Maurice Ravel: Scarbo (Gaspard de la nuit)

      Sergey Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28

      Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise fantaisie

    • Item 5: Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and PercussionAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7-inch reel, 7.5 ips.

      Pianists: György Sándor, Rolf Reinhardt

      Percussion: Otto Schad, Richard Sohm

    • Item 6: Piano Ensemble Concert, Madeleine Hsu, director, 1977 March 4Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7-inch reel, 7.5 ips.

      Robert Schumann: Geburtstagmarsch - Cinda Griff and Linda Wesely

      Bret Simmons: Torreón - Bret Simmons, Linda Fisher, Meg Rayborn

      J.S. Bach: Concerto in A Minor for Four Keyboards (BWV 1065) - Madeleine Hsu, Anna Holley, Melody Youtz, Debbie Coiner - I. Allegro; II. Largo; III. Allegro

      Michael Baker: Capriccio - Tracy Ralphs and Cinda Griff

      Manuel de Falla: Noches en los jardines de España - Madeleine Hsu and Anna Holley - I. En el Generalife; II. Danza Lejana; III. En los jardines de la Sierra de Córdoba

    • Item 7: Madeleine Hsu presents Martin Buff - piano recital, 1974 April 27Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7-inch reel.

      Dmitry Kabalevsky: Sonatina No. 1 - I. Allegro; II. Andantino; III. Presto

      Sergey Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Op. 22 - No. 15; No. 16

      Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D Minor, K. 517

      Claude Debussy: Preludes, No. 8, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair; No. 3, The Wind in the Plain

      Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 2, No. 2 - Allegro vivace

      Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F minor, Op. 38

    • Item 8: Boise State University - two performances, 1975 February 23Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      First performance: University - Community Symphony - Nineteenth Annual Youth Concert, 4:00 p.m.

      Ernst Toch: Pinocchio (A Merry Overture)

      Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody (on a Theme by Paganini) - Variations I through XIIIand XVIII.

      Martin Buff, piano, on Toch, Rachmaninoff.

      Terig Tucci: Danza Campera - Zamba (Country Dance)

      Franz Strauss: Concerto in C Minor, Op. 8 - Allegro moderato

      Kathleen Kircher, french horn, on Tucci, Strauss

      Frederick Delius: A Walk to the Paradise Garde, (from A Village Romeo and Juliet)

      Edvard Grieg: Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 - Allegro molto moderato

      Bret Simmons, piano, on Delius, Grieg

      Second performance: Charles Enlow, piano recital, 8:15 p.m.

      Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E-flat Major (1798) - I. Allegro moderato; II. Adagio; III. Finale: Presto

      Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, Op. 44

      Sergey Prokofiev, Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28

      Edward McDowell: Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23 - I. Larghetto calmato; II. Presto giocoso; III. Largo-Molto allegro - assisted by Mrs. Anna Holley

    • Item 9: Charles Enlow, freshman piano recital, 1975 February 23Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7-inch reel. May duplicate content on previous reel.

      Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E-flat Major (1798) - I. Allegro moderato; II. Adagio; III. Finale: Presto

      Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, Op. 44

      Sergey Prokofiev, Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28

      Edward McDowell: Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23 - I. Larghetto calmato; II. Presto giocoso; III. Largo-Molto allegro - assisted by Mrs. Anna Holley

    • Item 10: Rachmaninoff, 1973Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Recordings apparently from The Complete Rachmaninoff - RCA, 1973 (ARM3-0294), labeled by record side:

      Side A: Sergei Rachmaninoff plays his Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 - I. Allegro; II. Intermezzo: Adagio; III. Finale Allegro.

      Side B: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43. Leopold Stokowski, conductor.

      Side C: Concerto No. 4 in G Minor, Op. 40 - I. Allegro vivace; II. Largo; III. Allegro vivace. The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, conductor.

      Side D: Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18. Leopold Stokowski, conductor.

    • Item 11: Boise State College presents Piano Students of Madeleine Hsu in a Concerto Recital, 1973 December 15Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      "In homage to Josef Lhevinne, pioneer of the American piano school."

      Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto in E-flat Major ("Empereur"), Op. 73 (extract) - Robyn Metz, piano

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 595 (extract) - Darcey Burchfield, piano

      Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto in C Minor, Op. 37 (extract) - Linda Jo Faylor, piano

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto in D Minor (K. 466),  III. Allegro assai - Martin Buff, piano

      Franz Liszt: Concerto in E-flat Major, No. 1 (extract) - Stephen Gloth, piano

      Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto in G Major, Op. 58 (extract) - Mark Wilson, piano

    • Item 12: Madeleine Hsu - first Boise State University recital, 1971 October 24Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7-inch reel, 7.5 ips, stereo.

      Side 1:

      J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy (BWV 903)

      Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18, Op. 31, No. 3

      Side 2:

      Sergey Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28

      Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61

    • Item 13: WNBC, New York: Madeleine Demory, 1969Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7-inch reel. Tape date: 1969 March 14. Broadcast date given as January-February 1969.

      Container includes letter from Judy Murray on WNBC letterhead, dated 1969 July 22.

    • Item 14: Madeleine Hsu - Idaho Music Festival, 1978 July 15-23Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7-inch reel, 7.5 ips.

      Side 1: Recital

      Side 2: Preludes, cont'd., Nocturne, Polonaise, Concerto

      (No other program information present.)

    • Item 15: Boise State College Concert Class: A Concert of Chamber Music, 1973 April 27Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7-inch reel.

      Samuel Barber: Sonata, Op. 6 (1936) - I. Allegro ma non troppo; II. Adagio; III. Allegro appassionato - Virginia Cockrum, cello; Madeleine Hsu, piano

      Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 11, No. 4 in B-flat major - I. Allegro con brio - William Hsu, violin; Virginia Cockrum, cello; Madeleine Hsu, piano

      Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio, Op. 49 in D minor - I. Molto allegro ed agitato; II. Andante con moto tranquillo; IV. Finale - Allegro assai appassionato  - William Hsu, violin; Virginia Cockrum, cello; Sara Blood, piano

    • Item 16: Recital da pianista Madeleine Demory na TV Globo, 1966 July 17Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      7-inch reel. "Chopin concerto."

      Note enclosed on Ministério da Educação e Cultura stationery.

    • Item 17: Madeleine Hsu - piano recital, Boise State College, 1971 October 24Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      5-inch reel, 7.5 ips.

      Side 1:

      J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue (BWV 903)

      Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18, Op. 31, No. 3

      Side 2:

      Sergey Prokofiev: Sergey Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28

      Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie

    • Item 18: Robert Vernon, violin; Madeleine Demory, piano - The Juilliard School Theater, New York, 1967Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      5-inch reel. Tape 1 of 2.

      Igor Stravinsky: Berceuse from "L'oiseau de Feu"

      [illegible - Drino?] Music for Violin and Piano (1957).

    • Item 19: Robert Vernon, violin; Madeleine Demory, piano - The Juilliard School Theater, New York, 1967Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      5-inch reel. Tape 2 of 2.
    • Item 20: Georges Bizet works - flute, piano, clarinet, 1972 February 26Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      5-inch reel. Students of Madeleine Hsu with special guests on flute and clarinet.
    • Item 21: Madeleine Hsu - first Boise State University recital, 1971 October 24Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      5-inch reel, 7.5 ips.

      Side 1:

      J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy (BWV 903)

      Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18, Op. 31, No. 3, movements I, II, III

      Side 2:

      Beethoven, movement IV

      Sergey Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28

      Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61

    • Item 22: Madeleine Hsu, piano - "TV recital", undatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      5-inch reel, 7.5 ips.

      J.S. Bach: Toccata in E minor (BWV 914)

      Frédéric Chopin: Études

      Franz Liszt: Feux follets (Transcendental étude No. 5,in B-flat)

      Claude Debussy: L'isle joyeuse

      Maurice Ravel: Scarbo (Gaspard de la nuit)

    • Item 23: Madeleine Hsu, piano recital, 1993 December 3Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      VHS. "Masterpieces, piano repertoire."
    • Item 24: Madeleine Hsu, 1990 February 9Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      VHS. "Governor's award."
    • Item 25: Madeleine Hsu in rehearsal with the Boise Philharmonic, 1987 April 25Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      VHS. "Cesar Franck - Symphonic Variations."
    • Item 26: Rhythm, Form, Light: A Walk - Olen Hsu, undatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      VHS.
    • Item 27: Madeleine Forte and István Nádas: New By Two, A Live Performance of French Music by Duo-Pianists; Madeleine Forte and Del Parkinson, undated; 1990 April 12Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      VHS.

      With Nádas:

      Broadcast on KAID-TV, Boise State University

      Camille Saint-Saëns: Variations on a Theme by Beethoven, Op. 35

      Claude Debussy: En blanc et noir

      Maurice Ravel: La Valse

      Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos

      Encore: Francis Poulenc, Valse

      With Del Parkinson - Duo pianists, Pops Concert to Celebrate the Idaho Centennia, 1890-1990

      Rossini/Gottschalk: William Tell Overture

      Bach/Hess: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

      Rimsky-Korsakov/Pierce: The Flight of the Bumble Bee ("dedicated to Hsu and Parkinson, by Brent Pierce")

      Strauss/Chasins: The Blue Danube Waltzes

      Liszt/Kleinmichel: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

      Gershwin/Grainger: Fantasy on "Porgy and Bess"

      Americana (in commemoration of the centennial of Idaho's statehood), Traditional/Smith: Skip to My Lou, All the Pretty Little Horses; Chicken Reel

      Copland/Gold & Fizdale: Saturday Night Waltz; Hoe-Down (from "Rodeo)

    • Item 28: Duo Forte-Nádas: A Historic Live Performance at the Special Events Center on the Campus of Boise State University, 1980Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Compact disc. Madeleine Forte and István Nádas, piano.

      Claude Debussy: Six Epigraphes Antiques

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in D Major (K. 448)

      Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 103

      J.S. Bach: Concerto in C major (BWV 1061)

    • Item 29: Hsu - Regard de l'esprit de JoieAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      UCA 20S videocassette.
    • Item 30: Hsu - Bartok - masterAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      UCA 20S videocassette.

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