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Anton Seidl collection of musical papers, 1870-1943

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1144
Bib ID 4079322 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Seidl, Anton, 1850-1898
Title Anton Seidl collection of musical papers, 1870-1943
Physical Description 48 boxes (48 boxes)
Language(s) English
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 7-48. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series: Series I: Catalogued Correspondence; Series II: Cataloged Documents and Manuscripts; Series III: Clippings and Ephemera; Series IV: Photographs; Series V: Scores

Description

Summary

Papers, letters, memoranda, memorabilia, and manuscript music scores assembled by and related to the life and musical activities of Anton Seidl. The collection includes many letters from Cosima Wagner and her children addressed to Anton Seidl and Mrs. Seidl. There are also letters from Lilli Lehman, Edvard Grieg, Antonin Dvorak, Bronislaw Hubermann, Carl Goldmark, Maud Powell, Marianne Brandt, Felix Weingartner, Lyman Abbott, and many others. The letters are chiefly concerned with musical performances, composition, and related affairs. There are journals, diaries, and memoranda in Seidl's hand, as well as photographs and clippings relating to his conducting career. Also, twenty-seven manuscript scores of Seidl's orchestrations of various works.

General Note

All of Richard Wagner's letters to Seidl were withdrawn before the collection came to Columbia University

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 7-48. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Anton Seidl collection of musical papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.

Wagner score insc. & signed by RW Cataloged HR 04/05/2000.

Revision Description

2010-03-10 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Copyright certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Silhouettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brandt, Marianne Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Composers -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Composition (Music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conductors (Music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goldmark, Carl, 1830-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huberman, Bronislaw Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Instrumentation and orchestration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lehman, Lilli Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loewe, Carl, 1796-1869 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mancinelli, Luigi, 1848-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mottl, Felix, 1856-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music -- Germany -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music -- Performance -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powell, Maud, 1867-1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seidl-Kraus, Auguste, 1853-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wagner, Cosima, 1837-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weingartner, Felix, 1863-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Witmark, Isidore, 1871-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Anton Seidl was a noted Wagnerian conductor and chorus master. He was born in Pest, Hungary, was a member of Wagner's household from 1872 to 1878, during which time he served as Wagner's musical secretary and later as conductor of the Richard Wagner Theater in Beyreuth. He was a close friend of Wagner's and had much to do with the spread of his music and influence through Europe and America.