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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Promotional document for Isadore Buchhalter's piano school, "Kimball Building at the southwest corner of Wabash Avenue and Jackson Boulevard Chicago, U.S.A." One full copy, 16 pages with photos of Buchhalter and other teaching staff, including Arthur Dunham, Gwendoline Proctor, Ida Neel, Helen Burnett Koch, Fannie Laskin, Laurence Henri, Esther Halpert, Evelyn Bild, and Alva Byron. Additional copy of cover only.
Words by Laura Rountree Smith; music by Isadore Buchhalter.
Copy, partial photostat negative copy, and brittle cover page. Version apparently re-arranged for instrumental part (violin?) and piano.
Folder 4: Program: A Bach Festival : Commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, 1935 May 5, 12Isadore Buchhalter, director.
Manuscript with piano fingerings and other annotations added in pencil. 9 pages of music.
Four copies. Brief article and photo of Isadore Buchhalter.
48 pages. 31 copies.