Strang, Gerald, 1908-1983

Collection, 1925-1992: 2 boxes (52 folders [2,134 leaves, 15 periodical issues]), oversize (100 leaves, 2 pens)

Gerald Strang--composer and acoustical consultant. He received his education at Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and the University of California at Los Angeles. He studied composition with Schoenberg, Charles Koechlin, and Ernst Toch. He was Schoenberg's teaching assistant (1936-1938) at UCLA. He taught at various institutions in Southern California. He was managing editor of New Music Edition (1935-1940). He was the acoustical consultant for the construction of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute.

Contents

finding aids (7 items: 105 leaves: 1977-1996)
biographical data (1 leaf)
aphorisms by Schoenberg (1 leaf: 1946-1948)
articles (23 items: 1923-1952) by Craft, Hill, Kokoschka, Margrave, Rosenfeld, Russell, Schoenberg ("Art and the moving pictures", "Eine neue Zwölfton-Schrift", "On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary"), E. Stein, Steele, Strang, Yates
books, including drafts, of Schoenberg's Fundamentals of Musical Composition (795 leaves), Models for Beginners in Composition (2 items: 72 leaves)
clippings (27 items: 1930-1977)
correspondence (131 items: 1935-1996) with Columbia Records, Mrs. Gerald Strang, etc.
lectures (2 items: 1935-1941) by Schoenberg ("The composition with twelve tones"), Strang
music (185 leaves)
periodicals (Arts & architecture (2 items: 1958), Faber paper covered editions (1 item: 1971), Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute (11 items: 1976-1982), Musikblätter des Anbruch (1 item: 1924)
photographs (34 items: 1930s-1940s) of Schoenberg family members (Arnold, Gertrud, Lawrence, Nuria, Ronald), Strang family members (Clara, Gerald, Mark), Alex Shrein­er, Dora Weatherwax, Jack Weatherwax, Schoenberg 12-tone lecture musical examples, Schoenberg stage settings
press releases (5 items: 1935)
programs (28 items: 1935-1977)
radio scripts (2 items: 1958-1968?) by Searle, Strang?
realia (2 fountain pen rastra)
University of California at Los Angeles materials (340 leaves: 1937-1941) (canti firmi, classroom notes, musical examples)
University of Southern California materials (242 leaves: 1935-1936) (announcements, biographical information on Schoenberg, classroom notes, clippings, correspondence, forms, instructions, lecture, mailing lists, miscellaneous, notebook, notes, programs)
Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen in Wien announcement

Correspondents

ASI (Jerry McBride (1 item: 1986), Clara Steuermann (4 items: 1977-1978))
Bennington College (Otto Luening (1 item: 1939))
British Museum (Malcolm Turner (1 item: 1971))
California State University, Long Beach (Marilyn Bergin (1 item: 1996))
Faber & Faber (2 items: 1967-1971, Eileen Brooksbank (2 items: 1967), Peter Crawley (1 item: 1967), Giles de la Mare (5 items: 1960-1961), Donald Mitchell (5 items: 1965-1968), Susan Prestwich (1 item: 1967), L.R. Simmons (1 item: 1967), Sandra Weston (5 items: 1967))
Gateway to Music (Alfred Leonard (1 item: 1939), Stella Rugeti (1 item: 1939))
Peter Gradenwitz (2 items: 1939)
Harvard University (1 item: 1939)
Richard S. Hill (1 item: 1937)
Otto Klemperer (1 item: 1935)
Mexico Departamento de Belles Artes (1 item: 1939)
New York Public Library (Carleton Smith (2 items: 1938-1939))
Luigi Nono and Nuria Schoenberg Nono (1 item: 1955)
Schoenberg family (10 items: n.d.-1953,
Arnold Schoenberg (15 items: 1938-1950)
Gertrud Schoenberg (6 items: n.d.-1957))
Smith College (Arthur W. Locke (9 items: 1938-1939))
Gerald Strang (42 items: 1935-1978)
United Artists Studio (Phyllis Knapman (2 items: 1939))
University of California (Robert Sproul (1 item: 1936))
University of California at Berkeley (Albert Elkus (1 item: 1939))
University of California at Los Angeles (L.W. Allen (1 item: 1939))
Wilson's Record Library (H.W. Wilson (3 items: 1938-1939))

Music cited

Scores: Opp. 7, 9, 10, 15, 37, Moses und Aron, String orchestra suite, canons
Programs: Opp. 1, 4, 6-12, 15, 17, 19-21, 23, 24, 26-30, 37, 41, 43a, 45, 47, 50B, Gurre-Lieder, Die Jakobsleiter, Moses und Aron, String quartet concerto
Clippings: Opp. 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 21, 30, 37
 

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