Fonds F0046 - Robert Gross fonds.

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Robert Gross fonds.


  • ca. 1934 - 1977 (Creation)

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0.22 m of textual records.

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American composer and violinist Robert Arthur Gross was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on March 23, 1914. Died in Los Angeles, California, on November 6, 1983. Biographical information available in New Grove dictionary of American music, v.2, p. 292.

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Acquired in 1982 and 1984.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, chiefly with other musicians and composers; manuscript of Words on music; manuscript scores of compositions for viola, organ, chorus, and violin and organ, as well as an octet for woodwinds, strings and piano; and manuscript scores by other composers, including Phantasy for violin with piano accompaniment (Gestetner(?) reproduction of original manuscript) by Arnold Schoenberg and Sonata for solo violin (original manuscript) by Roger Sessions.

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Text in English.

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