George Antheil papers, 1919-1959

Antheil, George, 1900-1959


3.5. linear ft. ( 7 boxes + oversize folders).
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged Cataloged correspondence, A-Z - Boxes 1-3A (3A is shelved in vault); Uncataloged correspondence & misc., A-Z - Boxes 4-6.
Correspondence, manuscripts, music scores, and printed materials -- The letters mostly concern Antheil's music and the music of other avant-garde composers, and his professional and social life in Los Angeles and New York. There is some correspondence about his theories of endocrinology. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Luis Buñuel, John Cage, Alexander Calder, Aaron Copland, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali, George Gershwin, Percy Granger, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Hindemith, James Joyce, Fernand Léger, Paul Léon, Darius Milhaus, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Leopold Stokowski, Igor Stravinsky, and Kurt Weill. The manuscripts are of his Sonata 1, opus 3 and Symphony No. 4, "1942."..
George Antheil, 1900-1959, composer of ultramodern music in the 1920's, prominent in the Parisian literary and artistic avant-garde of the period; subsequently composer of film scores in Hollywood as well as orchestral works and ballets; after 1939 composing in a more traditional style.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarlyor publication projects.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Antheil papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Unpublished music may not be photocopied without permission. Authorization to perform the music of George Antheil must be obtained from Music Sales Corporation, 225 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003. Phone (212) 254 2100.
Material is in English.
Contents list, 3p.

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