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abravanelAbravanel's Marked Scores Collection

Aldrich Archive of Recorded Sound

Leroy Robertson Rental Collection

Henry Wolking Collection

 

Abravanel's Marked Scores Collection

The Annotated Mahler Scores 

This is a physical collection located in the Abravanel Studio with some digital content available.

During his tenure with the Utah Symphony, Maurice Abravanel became known particularly for his pioneering recordings of the complete symphonies of Gustav Mahler (1860-1911).  McKay Library holds his marked scores. Scans of the maestro's notated scores of the nine Mahler symphonies form the backbone of the Abravanel Studio digital collection.

McKay Library timed its release of the digitized Mahler Symphony scores with the performance of each symphony during the course of the Utah Symphony's 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons. 

See Maestro Abravanel's full bio.

Acknowledgements:

We thank Carolyn Abravanel for her generous gift of the Abravanel Studio and Maurice Abravanel's scores to the McKay Library.

We thank the J. Willard Marriott Library for working with us to digitize the scores, and for hosting our collection as part of their digital library.

For further information contact Lisa Chaufty, library director.

The Aldrich Archive

Physical collection that can be searched through the online catalogue.

Named after the early 20th century American opera star Mariska Aldrich, this archive contains over 25,000 commercial, out-of-print, and historical recordings; operatic scores and sheet music; periodicals and books about music; and historical photos and ephemera. During her careers, Madame Aldrich began collecting operatic memorabilia and audio recordings. Her daughter, Anna Mary Aldrich (Meeka) and her husband, Rick Anderson, continued caring for and adding to her mother’s collection, expanding it to its current size. In 1998, after their deaths, the Aldrich Foundation gifted the collection to the University of Utah. 

To arrange a visit to the Aldrich Archive, please contact us.


Mariska Aldrich

About Madame Mariska Aldrich

Mariska Aldrich (1881-1965) was an American dramatic soprano singer and actress, born in Boston, Massachusetts. She made her operatic debut at the Manhattan Opera House in 1908 in Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots. Mariska was the first American-born soprano to become a star with the Metropolitan Opera and the first American to sing all three Brünnhildes of Wagner’s Ring in Germany. After years of singing in Europe and the United States, Madame Aldrich settled in Los Angeles, coaching singers and teaching voice. 

Of great beauty, with a figure both commanding and handsome, she exhibited a voice that is bound to leave an impression on New York music lovers. It has grace, range, volume of tone and wonderful beauty.”

-unknown reviewer  

Leroy Robertson Rental Collection

Physical collection that can be searched online here.

The renowned Utah composer and educator Leroy Robertson served as chair of the University’s Department of Music from 1948-1962. The McKay Library holds his published compositions--scores and parts--for a modest rental fee. Learn more about Leroy Robertson.

Henry Wolking Collection

Physical collection that can be searched online here.

Henry Wolking is a composer, trombonist, conductor, teacher, and author currently based in Nevada. A Florida native, he began his teaching career as head of the jazz area at the University of Utah, a position which he held for almost forty years. He retired in 2011 and is a University Professor Emeritus of Music. The McKay Library holds archival masters of scores and parts as well as circulating scores and parts in come cases. See more information about Professor Henry Wolking, including an audio interview.

 


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