Hess, Myra

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English pianist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York Apr. 25 1932, to Mrs. Melbert Brinckerhoff [i.e. Mary Flagler] Cary, 1932 Apr. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270666224

Epithet: DBE, pianist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x00028c

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referencedIn Weigl, Karl, 1881-1949. The Karl Weigl Papers. 1894-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS; circa 1736-1954, n.d. Paper; ff. 64. British Library arrangement. A. Letter to 'George' from Philip Arthur Heseltine (the composer 'Peter Warlock'), relating to the proposed publication of his edition of 'Giles Earle..., 1700-1954 British Library
creatorOf Hess, Myra, Dame, 1890-1965. Autograph letter signed, dated : New York Apr. 25 1932, to Mrs. Melbert Brinckerhoff [i.e. Mary Flagler] Cary, 1932 Apr. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. ix. General correspondence; 1955-1963.ff. 171. Overall size 330 x 254mm.includes:ff. 1, 160, 162, 164, 167 Arthur Nikisch, conductor: Letters to Sir A. C. Boult: 1955-1963: Germ: Partly autogr., partly typewritten, si..., 1955-1963 British Library
referencedIn Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs, Bulk, 1922-1935, 1892-1957 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Marjorie Yates collection of material principally relating to Myra Hess, 1941-1996 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn The Karl Weigl Papers, 1894-1986 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf SIR ARNOLD BAX: 'Moy Mell' (The Happy Plain), for two pianos; 25 Aug. 1916 (f. 9v). Autograph score. With a dedication 'To Miss Irene S[c]harrer and Miss Myra Hess' (f. 2). Published by J. & W. Chester, 1918. Presented by the composer in 1916 to Myra... British Library
referencedIn Correspondence concerning membership, etc.; 1907, 1914, 1924, 1933, 1947-50 (ff. 210).includes:f. 1 Charles Gardner, pianist and composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, composer: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: R..., 1907-1950 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1669. Vol. xliv. Letters to Bax from Harriet Cohen and letters from Bax to Freda Bax; 1902-1949, n.d.ff. 212. 300 x 250mm.includes:ff. 1-137. Harriet Cohen, CBE; pianist: Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, alias 'Sheila McCarthy'; alias 'Dermot ..., 1902-1949 British Library
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Correspondence, received unless otherwise stated, of Eleanor Farjeon with persons outside her family, writers E-K. Including: Thomas Stearns Eliot, John Ferneld, Rachel Lyman Field, Helen Dean Fish, Edward Morgan Forster, Nagendra Gangulee, David Gar..., 1916-1953 British Library
creatorOf Yates, Marjorie, 1900-1996. Marjorie Yates collection of material principally relating to Myra Hess, 1941-1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Harold Bauer Collection, 1880-1951, (bulk 1920-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 253+185*+44*). Granville Bantock, Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, Nadia Boulanger, Pablo Casals, Walter Damrosch, Walford Davies, Frederick Delius, Edward Elgar, Myra Hess, Gervase Elwes, George Henschel, Gustav Holst, John Irelan... British Library
referencedIn Ussher, Bruno David. Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs, 1892-1957 (bulk 1922-1935). University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Hungerford, Bruce. Papers, 1880-1986. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn William James Jr. papers, 1857-1960 (inclusive), 1911-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frank, Edith S., 1902-1991. Papers, 1918-1988. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Kapell, William, 1922-1953. Papers, 1935-1989 bulk 1944-1953. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Robert Bowman collection of music recordings from radio broadcasts [sound recording], 1952-1963 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn The Helen Wright Papers, 1906-1954 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn MYRA HESS CUTTINGS: press cuttings relating to the pianist Dame Myra Hess; 1901-1965. Also included are related printed and typewritten papers, including several concert programmes. Supplements Add. 57730, 57731, and a collection of material relating..., 1901-1965 British Library
creatorOf Recommendations; 1898-1949. All entered on printed forms.ff. 192. 240 x 193mm.As follows:—1. ff. 1-7. For membership; 1923-24, 1949, n.d.2. ff. 8-192. For associateship; 1898, 1902-11, 1916, 1919, 1923-25, 1938, 1943, n.d.includes:f. 1 Theodore Hol..., 1898-1949 British Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1942 British Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION PAPERS. Vol. xl (ff. 202). Godman – Hizett.includes:ff. 1-3v Stanley Godman, writer on music: Letters to Royal Musical Association: 1951-1960: Partly signed.ff. 4-6v Thomas R. C. Goff, harpsichord maker: Letters to Royal... British Library
referencedIn Hughes, Herbert, 1882-1937. Guestbook 1924-1970. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Wright, Helen Madeline. The Helen Wright papers, 1907-1954 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Bookspan, Martin. WQXR great artists series, 1949-1983 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1954-57 (ff. 167).includes:f. 1 Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, composer: Royal Philharmonic Society: Chappell and Co; music publishers: Card relative to the press tickets allocation for the Stravinsky conce..., 1954-1957 British Library
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf DAILY PROGRAMMES; 1939-46. Partly printed, partly typewritten, with annotations recording attendance and receipts for each concert, as well as notable events of the day, in the hand of Howard Ferguson.Seven volumes. 305 x 240mm. Quarter leather bindi..., 1939-1946 British Library
referencedIn Richard Aldrich papers, 1842-1956 (inclusive), 1883-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf MS Mus. 936. O’Neill Papers. Vol. vii. Letters to the Hudson family and others; 1898-1979. Arranged alphabetically.ff. 48. 310 x 230mm1. ff. 1-7. Letters to both Yvonne and Derek Hudson; 1948-79.2. ff. 8-18. Letters to Katherine Jessel née Huds..., 1898-1979 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 308. RENSBURG MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. ii. Programmes of concerts; 1888-1927.ff. 110. 223 x 175mm. Limp green morocco binding.includes:f. 1v Pablo de Sarasate, violinist: Janet F. Russell, musician: Samuel Speelman, viola player: Benno Schoenberge..., 1888-1927 British Library
referencedIn Correspondence concerning the Ritson-Smith fund; 1957 (ff. 84).includes:f. 1 Myers Foggin, musician and conductor: George Baker, singer; Hon. Secretary of the Philharmonic Society: Miss Margaret Ritson Smith, daughter of David Ritson Smith: David R..., 1957 British Library
creatorOf Higginson, A. Henry. Papers, 1886-1957. Library of Congress
creatorOf MS Mus. 1120. Signature book presented to John Mewburn Levien; [1930]. J. M. Levien was Secretary of the Royal Philharmonic Society from 1918 to 1929, and this book was presented to him on his retirement from office by Sir Edward Elgar, together wi..., 1930 British Library
creatorOf Cup.404.c.1. NATIONAL GALLERY CONCERTS: a collection of programmes, lists of performances and other materials; 1939-48. For notebooks of Dame Myra Hess, see Adds. 57730 A, B, 57731 A, B, and for press cuttings relating to her see Adds. 59859-59861. P..., 1939-1948 British Library
creatorOf Sir Thomas Malory: The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur ... and ... Le Morte Darthur ... embellished ... by Aubrey Beardsley. With an introduction by Professor John Rhys (3rd ed., 1927). A copy of the publication by Dent, presented to Dame Myra He..., 1942 British Library
referencedIn Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1946-48 (ff. 187).includes:f. 1 Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon; Prime Minister: Sergei Sergeevich Prokofiev, composer: Keith Douglas, Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: J. N. Henderson, of the ..., 1946-1948 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 287. LETTERS TO IRIS LEMARE; 1928-97, n.d. Vol. i. A – T.ff. 120. Largest size 297 x 212mm.includes:ff. 1-2 Sir Hugh Percy Allen, organist and administrator: Letter to I. Lemare: 1938: Autogr.ff. 3-4 Sir Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, Princ..., 1928-1997 British Library
referencedIn Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1949 (ff. 240).includes:ff. 1-2 Alan A. Dobson, poet: Alan J. Kirby, OBE; conductor; Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letter to Alan J. Kirby from Alan A. Dobson: 1949.f. 3 Ralph Vaughan Williams,..., 1949 British Library
referencedIn Arnstein, Flora J. Flora J. Arnstein papers, 1884-1974. Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum, Rabbi Morris Goldstein Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 931. O’Neill Papers. Vol. ii. Letters from correspondents with surnames beginning A–M.ff. 148. 280 x 220mm.includes:f. 1 William Roberts, alias 'Ernest Newman'; music critic: Adine O'Neill, née Rückert; pianist: Letter to Adine O'Neill f... British Library
referencedIn Correspondence concerning special concert series; 1950-56.ff. 202. largest size 330 x 240mm.As follows:—1. ff. 1-37. Festival of Britain, 1951; 1950-52. With audited accounts for the whole series, and separate balance sheet for the concert of 7 June ..., 1950-1956 British Library
creatorOf WOOD PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 212). Correspondence; [1896]-1971, n.d. Some French. Contents: 1. ff. 1-36. Correspondence of Sir Henry and Lady Jessie Wood, chiefly with each other and with members of Sir Henry's family; [1896]-1971. 2. ff. 37-57. Jeanne A..., 1896-1971 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1112. Christopher Shaw Collection: Vol. xxxv. Photographs; 1949-1980, n.d. Photographs of Christopher Shaw (ff. 1-10) and of The Opera Players’ productions of La Belle Hélène and Il Seraglio (ff. 16-42).ff. 42. 310 x 255mmincludes:ff. 2-3..., 1949-1980 British Library
creatorOf Bowman, Robert, 1925-. Robert Bowman collection of music recordings from radio broadcasts [sound recording], 1952-1963. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bowman, Robert. Collection of music recordings from radio broadcasts [sound recording], 1952-1963. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn B, 57731 A, B. DAME MYRA HESS (b.1890, d.1965): notebooks containing a complete record of concert engagements and broadcasts throughout her career, giving details of locations, works performed, conductors, etc.; 14 Nov. 1907-3 Jan. 1962. With the exc... British Library
creatorOf CORRESPONDENCE, MINUTES AND BALANCE SHEETS; 1939-48. The correspondents are listed in the index. ff. 145. 385 x 270mm. Quarter leather binding.includes:f. 1 Julia Myra Hess, DBE; pianist: Letter to Dorothy —: 1939: Autogr.f. 2 Julia Myra Hess, DB..., 1939-1948 British Library
referencedIn Wright, Helen Madeline. The Helen Wright papers, 1907-1954 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Stone, Melicent. Scrapbook, 1865-1921. American Primers
creatorOf A. Letters to the conductor and composer Leslie Heward (b.1897, d.1943) and his widow Leonore; 1935-47, n.d. Arranged alphabetically; the correspondents are listed in the index. Purchased at Sotheby’s, 1 Dec. 1995 (lot 182).ff. 1-74.Leslie Hays Hewar..., 1935-1947 British Library
referencedIn Juilliard School collection of autograph letters and other documents, 1793-1985. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937 person
associatedWith Arnstein, Flora J. person
associatedWith Barzin, Leon, 1900- person
correspondedWith Bauer, Harold, 1873-1951 person
associatedWith Bowman, Robert, 1925- person
associatedWith Cary, Mary Flagler, person
associatedWith Frank, Edith S., 1902-1991. person
associatedWith Helen Wright person
associatedWith Higginson, A. Henry. person
associatedWith Hughes, Herbert, 1882-1937. person
associatedWith Hungerford, Bruce. person
correspondedWith James, William, 1882-1961 person
associatedWith Kapell, William, 1922-1953. person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Stone, Melicent. person
associatedWith Ussher, Bruno David. person
associatedWith Weigl, Karl, 1881-1949. person
associatedWith Wright, Helen Madeline. person
associatedWith Yates, Marjorie, 1900-1996. person
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Birth 1890-02-25

Death 1965-11-25

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