David Dalton papers
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- Dalton, David (David J.) (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
David Dalton took BM and MM degrees in violin at the Eastman School of Music where his interest in viola was awakened by Francis Tursi. After meeting William Primrose, he switched to viola and received his doctorate in performance at Indiana University. Dalton collaborated with Primrose in writing his memoir Walk on the North Side and Playing the Viola: Conversations with William Primrose by Dalton and published by Oxford University Press. He also produced two documentaries, "A Violist's Legacy," and "William Primrose, Violist." Primrose and he were co-founders of the Primrose International Viola Archive (PIVA) at BYU, the largest and most important repository of materials related to the instrument.
Dalton's editions for viola have been published by C.F. Peters, Oxford, G. Schirmer, Eschig, Doblinger, and Rarities for Strings. His numerous articles have appeared in professional journals, such as STRAD. Dalton served as president of the American and International Viola Societies, as well as editor of the Journal of the American Viola Society. Retired, he no longer performs as soloist or chamber musician, but teaches, lectures, researches in PIVA, and pursues family history.
65 boxes (32.5 linear ft.)
9 media boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
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- American Viola Society (Contributor)
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Compact discs
- International Viola Congress (Contributor)
- International Viola Society (Contributor)
- Primrose International Viola Archive
- Primrose, William, 1904-1982
- Viola -- Societies, etc.
- Register of the David Dalton papers
- Elizabeth West
- 2011 June 20
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.