Adler, F. Charles (Frederick Charles), 1889-1959

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The F. Charles Adler Papers is a collection of materials, including correspondence, writings, and memorabilia, which reflects the conductor's career from 1936 through 1955. Born in London in 1889, Adler began his career in the United States as conductor of the New York Festival Orchestra, a component of the Federal Music Project which was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration. With his interest in contemporary musical compositions coupled with a belief that the most fertile ground for the growth of American music was outside the country's large cities, Adler founded the New York Chamber Orchestra in 1945, and shortly thereafter transferred his base of operations to Gansevoort, New York. Composed of selected members of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York (later known as the New York Philharmonic), the New York Chamber Orchestra performed more than 40 new compositions at the Saratoga Spa Music Festival during the 1946-1947 seasons. Adler died in Vienna in 1959 at the age of 69.

From the guide to the F. Charles Adler Papers, 1787-1959, 1936-1955, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library.
creatorOf F. Charles Adler Papers, 1787-1959, 1936-1955 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Adler, F. Charles (Frederick Charles), 1889-1959. Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1954-1957. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Otto Luening collection of non-commercial sound recordings [sound recording], 1950-1983 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Otto Luening collection of non-commercial sound recordings [sound recording], 1950-1983 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
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associatedWith Adler, Hannah Moriarta person
associatedWith Federal Music Project (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Luening, Otto, 1900-1996 person
correspondedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
correspondedWith Saratoga Spa Music Festival, Inc., Records and correspondence corporateBody
associatedWith United States, Work Projects Administration corporateBody
associatedWith United States, Works Progress Administration corporateBody
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Saratoga Springs (N.Y.), History
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New York State
Music--20th century
Music festivals, New York (State)
Musicians--United States
Composers--United States
Music
Conductors (Music)--United States
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Composers
Conductors (Music)
Musicians
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Birth 1889-07-02

Death 1959-02-16

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