Křenek, Ernst

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Krenek was an Austro-American composer. Robert Holliday was the director of the Hamline University Choir, St. Paul, Minn. Krenek was chair of the Hamline University Music Dept. the first six years of Holliday's tenure as director.

From the description of Letters : to Robert Holliday, 1943-1976. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 33996728

Commissioned by The Louisville Orchestra. Composed 1954. First performance Louisville, Kentucky, 12 February 1955, The Louisville Orchestra, Robert Whitney conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Eleven transparencies / Ernst Krenek. c1954. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50284945

American composer of Austrian birth.

From the description of "From the 8th String Quartet / Op. 233 (1980/81)" : autograph manuscript, 1982 Oct. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566569

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Berlin, 15 May and 26 June 1923, to [Hermann] Scherchen, 1923 May 15 and June 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270670691

Krenek was married to Anna Mahler from approximately 1924 to 1928.

From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, Franz Werfel, and Adolf Klarmann, 1922-ca. 1963. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863714

Austrian-American composer.

From the description of Correspondence with Albert Goldberg, 1950-1957. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 31402349

Composer Ernst Krenek was born in Austria. He experienced great early success, but was compelled to emigrate to America during World War II. He lived in America for the rest of his long and productive life, retaining a European sensibility, and never quite fitting in with the American musical mainstream.

From the description of Ernst Krenek letter and offprints, 1958-1964. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51851911

Commissioned by the Kammerorchester Basel, 1938. Composed 1939. First performance Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1 August 1939, University of Michigan Summer Session Symphony Orchestra, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphonic piece for string orchestra : op. 86 : 1939 / Ernst Krenek. [1939] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50285286

Biography

Mildred Goldstein studied music at Vassar College under Ernst Krenek, from 1940 to 1942. After graduation, Goldstein worked as both an instructor of music literature at Vassar College as well as a composer and lyricist. In 1950, she married Bernard Kayden, taking his name and composing under the name Mildred Kayden. During her career, Kayden wrote scores for musicals such as Call the Children Back and Storyville .

From the guide to the Mildred Kayden. Letters from Ernst Krenek, 1940-1986, (Mandeville Special Collections Library)

Biography / Administrative History

Ernest Krenek (1900-1991) was an Austrian American composer known for his chamber music, opearas, orchestral works and eletronic music. He studied in Vienna and Berlin. In 1925 he became a conductor at the opera house in Kassel. His jazz opera Johnny Stikes Up (1926), and was translated into many languages. In 1928 he returned to Vienna. In the 1930s he gradually adopted the twelve-tone technique used by Arnold Schoenberg. In 1937, he moved to the United States, where became a citizen in 1945. There, he taught and composed chamber, orchestral, choral, and electronic music and wrote operas.

From the guide to the Krenek Festival tapes, 1979, 1979, (University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections)

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referencedIn Thomas Nee Papers, 1946 - 2001 Mandeville Special Collections Library
referencedIn Strickland, William. William Remsen Strickland collection, 1926-1991 (bulk 1946-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Musicians and composers : letters, 1937-1981. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. 8. Streichquartett = String quartet no. 8 : op. 233 / Ernst Krenek. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Antheil, George, 1900-1959. George Antheil papers, 1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Louis Towley papers, 1924-1966 University of Minnesota Libraries. Social Welfare History Archives. [swha]
referencedIn Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Letters : to Robert Holliday, 1943-1976. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Heinsheimer, Hans W., 1900-1993. Typewritten letters signed (2), dated : [n.p.], 5 February [1980] and 3 July [n.y.], to Joan [Peyser], 1980 Feb. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. [Letters, 1947 and 1959] / Ernst Krenek. Northwestern University
creatorOf Moldenhauer, Hans,. The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Printed music compositions, 1881-1984. Harvard University, Wadsworth House
referencedIn The Richard Donovan Papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949. Autograph letters signed (20), autograph postcards signed (8), and typewritten letters signed (3), dated : Vienna, Garmisch, La Plata (Argentina), Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, [and other places], 1919-1939, to Max Graf, 1919 Jan. 25, 1919 Aug. 22, 1923 Aug. 8, 1925, 15 February, 1926 Nov. 22, 1926 June 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn The Virgil Thomson Papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Manuscript music compositions, 1880-1985. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Symphonic piece for string orchestra : op. 86 : 1939 / Ernst Krenek. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Rothschild, Randolph S., 1909-2003. Randolph S. Rothschild collection, 1942-1992 (bulk 1973-1985). Library of Congress
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The Leonard Burkat Papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Marginal sounds (1957) / Ernst Krenek. Northwestern University
creatorOf Mildred Kayden. Letters from Ernst Krenek, 1940-1986 Mandeville Special Collections Library
referencedIn Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985. [American composers collection]. Northwestern University
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Moldenhauer, Hans,. The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, and other material, 1873-2001. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. The Paul Bekker papers, 1839-1981 (inclusive) Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Randolph S. Rothschild Collection, 1942-1992, (bulk 1973-1985) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Fromm Music Foundation scores and recordings, 1943-2011. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Six for two : six pieces for two pianos / Ernst Krenek. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. The Charles Ives papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Electr. studies f. Gras : 2a / Ernst Krenek. Northwestern University
referencedIn Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970. The Richard Donovan papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The Paul Bekker Papers, 1883-1937 (bulk) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Frankforter, Katherine. Class notes from Black Mountain College, 1942-1945. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974. [Book of autographs of vistors to Louise Hanson-Dyer] [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Yates, Peter, 1909-1976. Papers, 1928-1976. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf American League of Authors and Composers from Austria. Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1946-1964. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn The Paul Bekker Papers, 1883-1937 (bulk) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Evans, Mark, 1947-. Mark Evans papers, 1976-1982. American Primers
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Berlin, 15 May and 26 June 1923, to [Hermann] Scherchen, 1923 May 15 and June 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Peter Yates Papers, 1927 - 1976 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Moldenhauer, Hans,. The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Manuscript music compositions, 1880-1985. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Guelph Spring Festival Archives. Correspondence, publicity brochures, working program notes, program for presentation entitled "A Tribute to Ernst Krenek", 1980 - performance file. University of Guelph
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. [Letter] 1969, August 30, Palm Springs [to] Werner Goldschmidt, Baden-Baden / Ernst Krenek. Northwestern University
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. 3rd sonata, op. 92, #4 / Ernst Krenek. Northwestern University
creatorOf Nee, Thomas. Thomas Nee papers, 1946-2001. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Krenck, Ernst, 1900-. Tarquin [microform] drama with music. Works by Emmet Lavery, music by Ernst Krenck. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. Papers of Paul Bekker, 1906-1931. Library of Congress
creatorOf Joncières, Victorin, 1839-1903. Rare libretto collection. Roll 5, 150-186, Joncières - Marcelli [microform] / Lila Acheson Wallace Library, Juilliard School. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Frederick, Kurt. Papers, 1948-1969, 1966-1968. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
creatorOf Guelph Spring Festival Archives. A Tribute to Ernst Krenek, May 11, 1980 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Piano concerto no. 4 / Ernst Krenek. University of Washington Libraries
referencedIn The Charles Ives Papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Edwards, John S. (John Schnell), 1912-1984. John S. Edwards collection, 1809-1980 (bulk 1940-1980). Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rosenthal Archives
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Madrigali per orchestra da camera, Berio[?] Monteverdi. 4th mvt. Central part. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Rhein-Mainisches Capriccio : für Cello und Orchester / Ernst Krenek. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn William Remsen Strickland Collection, 1926-1991, (bulk 1946-1970) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Tanzstudie : für verschiedene Instrumente, 1955/56 / Ernst Krenek. Northwestern University
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Ernst Krenek letter and offprints, 1958-1964. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Eleven transparencies / Ernst Krenek. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Correspondence to Eugene Ormandy, 1937. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Dark waters [microform] opera in one act. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Lendvai, Erwin, 1882-1949. Autograph letter signed, dated : Dudweiler Oct. 14 1930, to [Herr Dünnebeil at Breitkopf & Härtel?], 1930 Oct. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Music and text, reflections of a modern composer on lied and libretto [videorecording], 1979 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. [Santa Fe timetable : op. 102 / Ernst Krenek]. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Stein, Leonard. Papers, 1942-1983. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Correspondence with Albert Goldberg, 1950-1957. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn The Libretto Collection, 1850-1940 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Cordero, Roque, 1917-2008. 3 miniminiatures for Ernst : flute and clarinet, 1985 / Roque Cordero. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. [Collection of music performed at Hopkins Center]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Randolph S. Rothschild Collection, 1942-1992, (bulk 1973-1985) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Double concerto : for violin, piano and snall orchestra / Ernst Krenek. Indiana University
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Instant remembered = Augenblick erinnert. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Trotter, William R., 1943-. William R. Trotter collection, 1980-1996. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. "From the 8th String Quartet / Op. 233 (1980/81)" : autograph manuscript, 1982 Oct. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Twelve variations : in three movements : op. 79 / Ernst Krenek. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978. Rudolf Kolisch additional papers, ca. 1926-1964. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Sestina / Ernst Krenek. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Kayden, Mildred. Mildred Kayden. Letters from Ernst Krenek, 1940--1986. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. The Paul Bekker papers, 1883-1937 (bulk). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn E. Robert Schmitz Papers, 1909-1991 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Concerto for violoncello and orchestra : 1953 / Ernst Krenek. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978. Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978 (inclusive), 1917-1978 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Krenek Festival tapes, 1979, 1979 University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
creatorOf Reich, Willi, 1898-1980. Correspondence with American Musicological Society, 1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970. The Richard Donovan papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Kaminski, Heinrich, 1886-1946. Autograph letter signed, dated : Ried, 14 November 1926, to an unidentified conductor, 1926 Nov. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch additional papers, 1926-1964. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981,. An oral history interview with Lotte Lenya / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, [196-] : recording and transcript. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
referencedIn Josefa Rosanska papers, 1913-1958 (inclusive), 1925-1939 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Moldenhauer, Hans,. The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Printed music compositions, 1881-1984. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Correspondence to Alma Mahler, Franz Werfel, and Adolf Klarmann, 1922-ca. 1963. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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correspondedWith Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. person
associatedWith Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Cordero, Roque, 1917-2008. person
associatedWith Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970. person
associatedWith Edwards, John S. (John Schnell), 1912-1984. person
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
associatedWith E. Robert Schmitz person
associatedWith Evans, Mark, 1947- person
associatedWith Feigl, Herbert, person
associatedWith Flämig, Martin, person
associatedWith Frankforter, Katherine. person
associatedWith Frederick, Kurt. person
correspondedWith Fromm Music Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Furtwängler, Wilhelm, 1886-1954. person
associatedWith Goldberg, Albert, 1898- person
associatedWith Goldschmidt, Werner, record producer. person
associatedWith Guelph Spring Festival Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Guelph Spring Festival Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Hába, Alois, 1893-1973. person
associatedWith Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985. person
associatedWith Heinsheimer, Hans W., 1900-1993. person
associatedWith Holliday, Kent, person
associatedWith Holliday, Robert. person
associatedWith Hopkins Center. Congregation of the Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. person
associatedWith Kaminski, Heinrich, 1886-1946. person
associatedWith Kayden, Mildred person
associatedWith Kayden, Mildred. person
associatedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978. person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Krenck, Ernst, 1900- person
associatedWith Lendvai, Erwin, 1882-1949. person
associatedWith Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981, person
associatedWith Leonard Burkat person
associatedWith Lied and libretto of Viennese Classicism. (Location of Meeting corporateBody
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith Nee, Thomas. person
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Reich, Willi, 1898-1980. person
associatedWith Rosanska, Josefa, 1904-1986 person
associatedWith Rothschild, Randolph S., 1909-2003. person
associatedWith Scherchen, Hermann, 1891-1966, person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of German Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Stein, Leonard. person
associatedWith Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949. person
correspondedWith Strickland, William person
correspondedWith Strickland, William. person
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896- person
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. person
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associatedWith Trotter, William R., 1943- person
associatedWith University of Oregon. Library. corporateBody
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Austria
Subject
Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble--Scores and parts
String quartets--Scores
Music festivals
Songs (Medium voice) with instrumental ensemble--Scores
Izler Solomon Collection
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Concertos (Violin and piano with chamber orchestra)--Scores
Composers--Correspondence
Concertos (Piano)--Scores
Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991
Sonatas (Piano)--Excerpts
Piano music (Pianos (2))
Modern music
Opera--Scores
Violoncello with orchestra--Scores
Musical sketches
Electronic music
Piano music (pianos (2)--Scores
Orchestral music--Scores and parts
Dance music--Scores
Chamber orchestra music--Excerpts
Instrumental ensembles--Scores
Composers
Concertos (Violoncello )--Scores
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices), unaccompanied
Music--Congresses
Composers--20th century--Correspondence
Music--Manuscripts
Variations (Piano)
Composers--Biography
Concerts--California--Santa Barbara
String quartets--Excerpts
String orchestra music--Scores and parts
Music--20th century
Occupation
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Birth 1900-08-23

Death 1991-12-22

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