Papers of the John Powell Foundation, 1945-1986.


Powell, John, 1882-1963. Papers of the John Powell Foundation, 1945-1986.

Papers of the John Powell Foundation, 1945-1986.

The papers contain correspondence, programs, rosters, legal documents, clippings and miscellany pertaining to the John Powell Foundation and its goal to encourage and promote performances of Powell's muscial compositions. Specific topics include "Sonata Teutonica," particularly its publication, a recording by Roy Hamlin Johnson, and comments by John M. Langstaff; and performances of Powell's works including the premiere of "Symphony in A." There are few papers of Powell himself including a letter to Maud Karpeles, 1954; a guestbook for the "Leschetizky Club of Richmond Memorial Recital"; and piano lessons and exercises. There are also three theses : "John Powell : Folk musician" by Sally Twedell Bagley; "John Powell's piano suites and sonatas 'noble' and 'Psychologique' : a recording project" by Wayne Smith; and "The life and works of John Powell" by Ronald David Ward. Miscellaneous items include the John Powell Foundation's record of the expenses and rosters of the Musicians' Club of Richmond. Roy Hamlin Johnson is the most frequent correspondent Others include Richard Bales, Edwine Behre, Thomas Brockman, David E. Collins, John Diercks, Robert W. Kirkpatrick, Fernando Laires, the Leschetizky Association, Ernest C. Mead, Jr., the Norfolk Society of Arts, Edgar Schenkman, Steptoe & Johnson, and Emma Gray Trigg.

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Trigg, Emma Gray White, (person)

Cultural leader of Richmond, Va. From the description of Papers of Emma Gray Trigg [manuscript], 1921-1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647881260 From the description of Letters to Emma Gray Trigg [manuscript], 1921-1955. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647881294 ...

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Sokoloff, Vladimir, 1889-1962 (person)

Pianist; keyboard player for the Philadelphia Orchestra 1938-1950; faculty member at Curtis Institute of Music. From the description of Oral history conducted by Sharon Eisenhour, May 18, 1990. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155892662 ...

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Givens, Florence Robertson, (person)

Powell, John, 1882-1963 (person)

American pianist and composer. From the description of "Sonata Teutonica." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270568733 From the description of Papers : of John Powell, 1888-1979. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 30793227 Pianist and composer. From the description of Papers of John Powell [manuscript] : regarding Powell and the Norfleet and Scott families, 1845-1957. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810702 John Powell Fo...

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Ward, Ronald David, 1932- (person)

Langstaff, John, 1920-2005 (person)

Born December 24, 1920, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Meredith B. and E. Esther Knox (Boardman) Langstaff. Attended Curtis Institute of Music, 1940-1941, Juilliard School of Music, 1946-49, and Columbia University, 1949-51. Paul Langstaff's hobbies and interests are camping, bee keeping, hiking, morris dancing, modern art, and poetry. He was a writer, and musician. He was the director of music department, Potomac School, Washington, DC, 1953-68, and Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA, 1969-...

Bales, Richard, 1915-1998 (person)

Text is from Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, 4 March 1865. Originally composed for piano for a ballet, 1946. This orchestral version (4 extracts) 1947. First performance Washington, D.C., 29 May 1949, National Gallery Orchestra, the composer conducting, Noel Smith speaker. Dedicated to the memory of the composer's father.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Episodes from a Lincoln ballet / Richard Bales. [194-?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id:...

Laires, Fernando (person)

John Powell Foundation (corporateBody)

Johnson, Roy Hamlin. (person)