Eugene Zador Collection
Zßdor was born on Nov. 5, 1894 in BßtaszTk, Hungary; studied under Richard Heuberger at the Vienna Conservatory (1911) and under Max Reger in Leipzig (1912-14); attended lectures given by Hermann Abert (1913-14) and Arnold Schering (1919-20) at the Univ. of Halle, and studied with Fritz Volbach at Mnnster Univ. (1920-21), where he took his doctorate; was invited to teach at the New Vienna Conservatory in 1921, and in 1934 he became an honorary teacher at the Budapest Academy of Music; he left Hungary in 1939, finally settling in Los Angeles; composed many operas and orchestral pieces, including the Hungarian caprice; orchestrated over 120 film scores for Hollywood; he died on Apr. 4, 1977.
Collection consists of autograph manuscripts of orchestral works. Includes: Fairy Tale: The remarkable adventures of Henry Bold, On the Banks of the Wabash, Rhapsody for Cimbalom and orchestra, Scherzo for orchestra, Tempest suite, Fugato for orchestra, Piano concerto, Melody and vivo for orchestra, Symphony no.1, Fugue fantasia for orchestra, Prelude and fugue for orchestra.
42 autographs comprising 32 autograph letters signed, one typed letter signed, two autograph postcards signed, four Christmas cards with autograph notes signed and two programs honoring the composer on his 80th birthday, with auograph notes signed. Dated 1968-1976, mostly on the composer's letterhead paper from his home in Los Angeles. All to the music critic Robert Breuer of New York. Nearly all in German; an English summary is included.
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