- 1935-2009 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
ca. 6.12 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Canadian composer, pianist, organist and radio producer George Fiala was born in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 31, 1922. Came to Canada in 1949. Died in 2017. Biographical information available in Encyclopedia of music in Canada. 2nd ed., p. 453-454.
Donated by G. Fiala between 1988 and 2010.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence; research and radio scripts for programs Canadian Music Journal and Jazz in Canada written by G. Fiala and broadcast on short wave by Radio Canada International's Russian Service (1960s-1980s); manuscripts of music sketches, scores and organ arrangements by G. Fiala as well as arrangements of works by other composers; manuscripts of essays on musical topics and of G. Fiala's autobiography; transcripts of interviews with various musicians, composers, conductors and others in the music field; sound recordings of musical works composed by G. Fiala and of some programs in the R.C.I. music series; photographs; diaries; scrapbook of reviews, concert programs and articles by G. Fiala; concert programs, newsclippings, articles and other publicity relating to performances of G. Fiala's compositions; and published works.
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Conditions governing access
Some items restricted.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English, French, Russian, Ukrainian and Flemish.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Includes ca. 75 sound recordings and 27 photographs.
Further accruals expected.