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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For voice and piano. 6 pages of music, 7 copies. Publisher not named on this set of copies, but address given (1515 N. Vine St., Hollywood) matches that of Pacific Music Sales on adjacent item by same title.
6 pages of music, 58 copies. Hollywood: Pacific Music Sales. First copy inscribed from Bucharoff "To Elizabeth + Isadore with very best wishes."
For high voice and piano. Words by Isabel Buckingham, music by Simon Bucharoff. New York: Carl Fischer. 7 pages. "To John O'Sullivan."
Vocal-piano score, 139 pages. 2 copies. Libretto by Cora Bennett-Stephenson. Music by Simon Buchhalter [crossed out with "Bucharoff" written below on both copies]. New York: G. Schirmer.
Biographical / Historical Note: From second page: First performance at the Auditorium Theater, Chicago, January 15, 1916.
Cast of Characters: Sylvia: Myrna Sharlow; Beatrice: Augusta Lenska; Walter: George Hamlin; Edward: Graham Marr.
Conductor: Marcel Charlier.
Staged by Désiré Defrère.
Libretto in German. Music by Simon Bucharoff, text by Isabel Buckingham; German text by Rudolf Lothar. Leipzig: Steingräber-Verlag.
Piano score with German and English text, 292 pages. Libretto by Isabel Buckingham, translated into German by Rudolf Lothar; music by Simon Bucharoff. Inscribed from Bucharoff "To brother Isadore and sister Elizabeth with my love + best wishes," dated December 12, 1923. Leipzig: Steingräber-Verlag. Dedicated to Mr. Max Klee.
1. Heart! Heart! (Herz! Herz!) - text by Elizabeth Reynolds, dedicated by Bucharoff "to my wife"
2. Lieb Seelchen, laß das Fragen (Prithe ask not, dearest) - text by Hans Hopfen
3. Erinnerung (Remembrance) - text by Otto von Leixner
4. Winged Thoughts (Beflügelte Gedanken) - text by Elizabeth Reynolds
5. Star of Gold (Der goldne Sterne) - text by Elizabeth Reynolds
6. Mir träumte einst ein schöner Traum (One Night I Dreamed) - text by Friedrich Bodenstedt.
35 pages, 5 copies. Leipzig: Steingräber-Verlag.
1. Überlegung (Reflection)
2. Trunken (Drunk)
3. Zweifel (Doubt)
4. Freude (Joy)
31 pages, copies. Leipzig: Steingräber-Verlag.