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Richard Czerwonky music manuscripts and papers

 Collection
Identifier: Czerwonky
The Richard Czerwonky Music Manuscripts and Papers contain manuscript and published scores of violinist, composer and conductor Richard Czerwonky (1886-1949) as well as a small subset of personal papers, writing and ephemera. The majority of his compositions and arrangements are for violin solo accompanied by piano but also include many works for string quartet, other chamber ensembles, orchestral works and songs. Most of his published works are now rare and out-of-print. This collection is believed to be the most complete collection of Czerwonky's published and unpublished work in existance.

Dates

  • 1902 - 1949

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open and available to researchers without restrictions. Please contact musiclibrary@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3434 in advance of your visit to schedule an appointment to view materials from this collection.

Extent

14 Boxes

Overview

The Richard Czerwonky Music Manuscripts and Papers contains manuscript and published scores of violinist, composer and conductor Richard Czerwonky (1886-1949) as well as a small subset of personal papers, writing and ephemera. Czerwonky was a prolific Chicago-based composer and conductor of German-birth who was active in the early decades of twentieth century and an influential figure in Chicago's classical music scene.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series: I. Music manuscript scores, II. Published music scores, and III. Publicity, programs, clippings, writing, photographs, and other papers.

Series I. Music manuscript scores is further divided into the following sub-series with materials arranged alphabetically by title of work within each sub-series:

Sub-series 1: Violin solo

Sub-series 2: Chamber ensembles

Sub-series 3: Orchestra

Sub-series 4: Vocal music

Sub-series 5: Music for other instruments

Sub-series 6: Arrangements

Physical Location

Collection stored remotely at the Oak Grove Library Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated to the Northwestern University Music Library by Joachim O. Czerwonky, September 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Alan K. Akers, autumn 2018.

Finding aid by Alan K. Akers, December 2018.
Title
Guide to the Richard Czerwonky music manuscripts and papers
Status
completed
Author
Alan K. Akers
Date
December, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Music Library Repository

Contact:
Deering Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3434