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Tibor Serly letters to Henry Pleasants

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Identifier: MSS SC 1332
Handwritten and typed letters by Tibor Serly to his close friend Henry Pleasants. The letters mostly deal with personal and music matters such as Serly's career as a composer, music teacher, conductor, writer of musical articles, and violinist. Serly describes his collaborations and professional involvement with such notable figures as Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, Bela Bartok, Zoltan Kodaly, Pietro Mascagni, Arturo Toscanini, Leopold Stokowski, Samuel Barber, Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Monteux, and Marian Anderson. Serly covers the role of the Works Progress Administration in American music life. He also discusses the rise of Nazism in Europe and its effect on the musical life there.

Dates

  • 1931-1951

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Letters from Tibor Serly to Henry Pleasants must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

65 items (118 leaves)

Biographical History

Composer, conductor, and instrumentalist.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

General

Mss. (handwritten and typed).

Creator

Title
Register of Tibor Serly letters to Henry Pleasants
Status
completed
Author
Morgan Crockett
Date
2010 Aug 11
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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