1893-1962, English, Published edition: Arne Oldberg collection, Oldberg, Arne, 1874-1962.

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  • 24 linear ft. (90 boxes, ca. 5,000 items)
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Arne Oldberg collection, 1893-1962
Creator
  • Oldberg, Arne, 1874-1962.
Other Creators
  • Oldberg, Arne, 1874-1962. Selections.
Physical Description
  • 24 linear ft. (90 boxes, ca. 5,000 items)
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Summary
  • Oldberg's musical oeuvre, as represented in the collection, includes seven symphonies, three piano concertos, several large orchestral works, chamber works, solo piano pieces, and vocal works. Among the notebooks in the collection are numerous harmony and counterpoint studies, as well as copies of works by Rheinberger, all dating from Oldberg's student days. Sketchbooks also exist from Oldberg's days as a professor of composition at Northwestern. The concert programs document performances of Oldberg's pieces by a number of American orchestras from 1909-1958, most notably the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, though there are some programs from the Minneapolis Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Oldberg's correspondence, once classed as ML94.055, is now included with the collection. This correspondence details his years in Europe as a student as well as his later activities as composer and instructor. Notable correspondents include Charles Wakefield Cadman, Arthur Farwell, Arthur Foote, Frederick Grant Gleason, Theodor Leschetizky, Emil Liebling, Wilhelm Middelschulte, Fritz Reiner, George Szell, Leopold Stokowski, and Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler. A limited but interesting number of photographs, clippings, writings, programs, and biographical materials can also be found with the correspondence.
Biography
  • Arne Oldberg, a noted Chicago composer and instructor, was born in 1874 in Youngstown, Ohio. He attended the Gottshalk Lyric School in Chicago, graduating in 1892. He then studied with Theodor Leschetiziky in Vienna from 1893-1895. He was Professor of Composition and Head of the Piano Department at Northwestern University from 1899 to 1941, where he exerted considerable influence upon the musical life of the Midwest. Oldberg's works were frequently performed by leading orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Among his most notable pupils was the composer, Howard Hanson. Oldberg died in Evanston, Ill. in 1962.
Notes
  • This catalog record replaces NUCMC entry MS 72-1787.
  • Arne Oldberg collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.
  • Gift Elsa and Henry J. Zettleman 1970.
Cited In
  • Correspondence described in: "Recent acquisitions of the Music Division." Quarterly journal of the Library of Congress, 29/​1 (Jan. 1972).
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Language
  • English
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