By Maristella Feustle
|Title:||Simon Bucharoff Collection, 1887-1992|
|Primary Creator:||Bucharoff, Simon (1881-1955)|
|Arrangement:||Organized into ten series: (1) Scores; (2) Oversized scores; (3) Published works by Simon Bucharoff; (4) Libretti and other writings; (5) Correspondence and papers; (6) Photographs, clippings, and publicity; (7) Works by other authors and composers; (8) Isadore Buchhalter; (9) Realia; and (10) Documentation from the University of Houston.|
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The collection consists of fifty boxes, mainly of the compositions and papers of Simon Bucharoff (1881-1955), along with materials related to Bucharoff's brother, Isadore Buchhalter, papers related to activities of Bucharoff's estate, one piece of realia, and the documentation that accompanied the collection from the University of Houston. Bucharoff's papers consist mainly of correspondence, but also include clippings, photographs, concert programs, promotional materials, and writings on non-musical subjects. The materials are predominantly from 1916 through 1967, with a smaller number of materials from before and after that period.
The scores comprise the most complete collection of Bucharoff's works that has yet been assembled and organized. His papers chronicle the his rise to prominence as a pianist, and then as a composer, the struggles of the 1920s and onward, his attempts to promote and publish his works, and reflect the personality, worldview, and spirituality that informed his works.
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|Acquisition Source:||University of Houston|
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From the performance of Bucharoff's works under Willem Mengelberg at Carnegie Hall.
Promotes Bucharoff's work as a teacher, lecturer, and composer. Los Angeles address written on one copy.
Includes the program from the performance at the Hollywood Bowl of Bucharoff's Scene de Ballet from Sakahra.
Clippings of significant and illustrative episodes in Bucharoff's life and world events, apparently compiled while preparing The Wisdomites (See Series 4, Box 2, Folders 40-41.)