Fonds F0116 - Alcides Lanza fonds.

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Alcides Lanza fonds.


  • 1953-2011 (Creation)

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6.84 m of textual records and other material.

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Biographical history

Canadian composer, conductor, pianist and educator born June 2, 1929 in Rosario, Argentina. Biographical information available in Encyclopedia of music in Canada. 2nd ed., p. 717.

Archival history

Donated by a. lanza between 1990 and 2012. Accession 621/97.20 donated by a. lanza in 1997 through the University of Calgary Foundation.

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Fonds consists of correspondence and contracts; notebooks; manuscript scores of vocal, choral, instrumental, chamber, orchestral and electronic works; manuscripts of articles and program notes; concert programs and promotional material; newsclippings of articles and reviews, as well as scrapbook, 1949-1961, tracing a. lanza's musical career; photographs; sound recordings, film and videocassette featuring performances of a. lanza's works; material relating to Electronic Music Studio, McGill University, and to teaching; sound recordings of others' music; recorded interviews with a. lanza and a. lanza interviewing others; and miscellaneous material. Also includes draft of Pamela Jones's biography of a. lanza.

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Some items restricted: 706/01.12 - financial and personal records 764/04.14 - teaching records
*840/08.1 - teaching, financial and other records

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Text in English, Spanish and German.

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Includes ca. 636 sound recordings, 9 videocassettes, ca. 100 photographs and 1 oversize folder of promotional material.


Further accruals expected.

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