Leichtentritt, Hugo

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Materials consist of two manuscripts: one is apparently the first version of the overture (24 p.); the second is the revised and completed version (52 p.).--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Ouverture zu einem Trauerspiel : für grosses Orchester / H. Leichtentritt. 1898. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 77499610

Biographical Note

  • 1874, Jan. 1: Born in the province of Posen, Prussia
  • 1891 - 1894 : Attended Harvard University
  • 1894 - 1895 : Continued musical studies in Paris
  • 1895 - 1898 : Attended the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin
  • 1898 - 1901 : Ph.D., in Philosophy, Berlin University; dissertation entitled Reinhard Keiser in seinen Opern
  • 1901 - 1924 : Taught at the Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory in Berlin
  • 1901 - 1933 : Gave private composition lessons and wrote music criticism for various German and American publications
  • 1933: Left Germany to lecture at Harvard University
  • 1940: Retired from Harvard University
  • 1940 - 1944 : Lecturer, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Mass. and New York University
  • 1951, Nov. 13: Died, Cambridge, Mass.

From the guide to the Hugo Leichtentritt Papers, 1888-1972, (bulk 1890-1933), (Music Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Leichtentritt, Hugo, 1874-1951. Correspondence with American Musicological Society, 1937-1942. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Leichtentritt, Hugo, 1874-1951. Symphonie / Hugo Leichentritt. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Leichtentritt, Hugo, 1874-1951. Symphonic variations and Gamelan on a Siamese dance-tune / Hugo Leichentritt. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Leichtentritt, Hugo, 1874-1951. Ouverture zu einem Trauerspiel : für grosses Orchester / H. Leichtentritt. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn My life in Germany contest, 1940. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Leichtentritt, Hugo, 1874-1951. Sonata for violin and piano / Hugo Leichtentritt. Library of Congress
creatorOf Leichtentritt, Hugo, 1874-1951. Concerto for violoncello and orchestra, op. 24 / Hugo Leichtentritt. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Hugo Leichtentritt Papers, 1888-1972, (bulk 1890-1933) Music Division Library of Congress
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associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
correspondedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
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Overtures--Scores
Symphonies--Scores
Orchestral music--Scores
Music--History and criticism
Sonatas (Violin and piano)--Scores and parts
Concertos (Violoncello )--Scores
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Birth 1874-01-01

Death 1951-11-13

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