The Joseph and Mary Velezdy Papers 1947-1999
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Taylor and Adams were each president of the ASCAP at the time of their writing; Nissim was in the Serious Music Department; Cunningham signed the television rights agreement on behalf of the ASCAP. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1944-1961. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862820 ...
Joseph Velezdy was born in North Braddock, Pennsylvania on March 11, 1912. The son of a Hungarian violinist, Mr. Velezdy became a budding composer at a young age. Although, Mr. Velezdy pursued careers as a soccer player, housepainter, and barber, his passion for composing music, however, never diminished and in 1948 he returned to Hungary where he honed his skills as a violinist. His chief collaborator and lyricist was his wife Mary whom he married in 1952. They moved to Miami Beach...