Stefan Bardas CollectionAdd to your cart.

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Stefan Bardas CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/ 096
Primary Creator: Bardas, Stefan (1915-2008)
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 04/27/2015
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of reel-to-reel recordings of Stefan Bardas' performances as a concert pianist.

Biographical Note

From UNT News, 2008:

Stefan Bardas was born in Germany to a musically prominent Austrian family and survived the Holocaust by attending school in Rome at the Conservatory of Saint Cecilia, earning his bachelor's degree in music during World War II.

After arriving in New York, he played popular music in piano bars and taught aspiring students. Before coming to North Texas as artist in residence, he served as a piano teacher at Carroll College, Wesleyan University and Northwestern University.

He was well known for his performances of the 32 pieces in the Beethoven Cycle of Sonatas and for the piano fingering technique he developed for pianists with small hands. He was one of fewer than 1,400 pianists worldwide carrying the distinction of "Steinway Artist."

After retiring from North Texas, he continued to teach piano part-time at El Paso Community College, was an adjunct faculty member at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces and taught private lessons.

Memorials to a scholarship to be established in his memory, made payable to the UNT Foundation, may be sent to the UNT Division of Advancement, P.O. Box 311250, Denton, Texas 76203-1250.

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 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
Acquisition Source: Nicholas Isaacs
Acquisition Method: Gift.


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