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At a Glance
Papers and memorabilia of Schillinger, including a group of rare Russian concert posters, programs, music compositions, published writings about Schillinger, and a notebook containing the outlines of courses and lectures given in Russia and in New York.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph Schillinger papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Schillinger archives are also located at the Peabody Institute, the American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.) and the University of Wyoming.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Schillinger, Mrs. Joseph. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1969. Accession number--M-69.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Schillinger, a Russian-born composer, conductor and teacher of composition, came to the United States in February 1928. He settled in New York and taught at several institutions, including Teachers College. Artist, author, scientist. Schillinger invented a mathematical system of composing music. His aesthetic theory was very influential. George Gershwin, who studied with Schillinger for several years, was inspired by the system in the composition of Porgy and Bess.