Greissle, Felix, 1894-1982

Collection, 1899-1987: 3 boxes (104 folders (ca. 2,862 leaves, 4 articles, 9 periodicals, 9 photographs), 20 books, 1 microfilm, 14 programs, 29 scores, 10 recordings)

Felix Greissle--private student of Schoenberg in Vienna (from 1920). He was the rehearsal coach for Schoenberg's Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen in Vienna. He conducted many early performances of Schoenberg's works, including Opp. 4, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28. He was Schoenberg's preferred arranger, and eventually made at least 16 arrangements of Schoenberg's works, including Opp. 9, 10, 16, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 36, 40. In 1921 he married Schoenberg's daughter Gertrud. In 1938 he emigrated to the United States, where he worked as editor-in-chief for the music publishers G. Schirmer and Edward B. Marks Music Corporation. Later he was a consultant to the Theodore Presser Company. He taught theory and composition at Columbia University, and the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He has written an unpublished biography of Schoenberg. See Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute VI/1 (June 1982) pp. 4-7 for an obituary of Greissle and X/1 (June 1987) pp. 65-81 for a fuller description of this collection.

Contents

finding aids (2 items: 1987)
printed announcements (10 items: 1952-1977)
articles (4 items: 1922-1978)
manuscripts, etc. relating to Greissle's book Arnold Schoenberg: Portrait of an Outstanding Musician (12 items: 1970-1982)
books (19 items: 1901-1978: Bellermann, Forte, Goldman, Graf, Hilmar, Leibowitz, Meyerowitz, Moldenhauer, Nettl, Ratz, Reich, Schoenberg Harmonielehre, Sessions, Stuckenschmidt, Szmolyan, etc.)
correspondence (393 items: 1944-1987)
ephemera (5 items)
legal documents (13 items: 1960-1975)
microfilm of Gurrelieder
materials for Mödlinger Schönberg-Woche (7 items: 1979)
music manuscripts (7 items), including Greissle arrangements of Schoenberg's Opp. 24, 40
printed music (29 items: 1899-1969: Bach; Beethoven; Mahler; Schoenberg's Opp. 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 15, 17, 20, 36, 40, 43b, 50a, Gurrelieder; Spinner)
National Endowment for the Humanities documents (3 items: 1978-1981)
newsletters (6 items: 1969-1978)
periodicals (3 items: 1961-1977)
photographs (9 items: 1971-[n.d.]: Dallapiccola, Greissle, Kolisch, Sessions, Trauneck, etc.)
programs (14 items: 1956-1982)
recordings (10 items: 195?-1970), including an interview of Greissle by George Perle
text manuscripts (13 items: 1972-1979), including lists, notes, lectures, interviews

Correspondents

James Abruzzo (1 item: 1973)
American Society of Composers, Arrangers, and Publishers (Martin Bookspan (1 item: 1971))
Arnold Schönberg Gesamtausgabe (Nikos Kokkinis (2 items: 1973-1979), Tadeusz Okuljar (2 items: 1975), Christian M. Schmidt (1 item: 1976), Rudolf Stephan (3 items: 1974-1975), Camilla Überschaer (6 items: 1974-1975))
ASI (Jerry McBride (5 items: 1982-1986), R. Wayne Shoaf (5 items: 1986-1987), Leonard Stein (16 items: 1975-1980), Clara Steuermann (11 items: 1975-1979))
Belmont Music Publishers (Reiko Bissey (2 items: 1973))
Belwin-Mills (H. Willard Gray (1 item: 1978))
Helene Berg (3 items: 1971-1972)
Boosey and Hawkes (W. Stuart Pope (1 item: 1973))
Bremerton Symphony (David Avshalomov (1 item: 1975))
Alfred Brendel (1 item: 1976)
Otto Brusatti (1 item: 1976)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (John S. Edwards (3 items: 1972-1973))
Cleveland Institute of Music (William Kurzban (3 items: 1974))
Composers Conference (Mario Davidovsky (1 item: 1976))
Robert Craft (1 item: 1971)
Karoly Csipak (1 item: 1980)
Curtis Institute (Rudolf Serkin (1 item: 1973))
Luigi Dallapiccola (4 items: 1952-1972)
Desto Records (Horace W. Grenell (1 item: 1972))
Edward B. Marks Music Corp. (Joseph Auslander (4 items: 1972-1973), Bernard Kalban (8 items: 1972-1977), Herbert E. Marks (1 item: 1955), Jean Nadel (2 items: 1972))
Gene [s.n.] (1 item: 1977)
Pia Gilbert (1 item: 1977)
Arnold Greissle (3 items: 1975-1977)
Felix Greissle (89 items: 1969-1981)
Jacqueline Greissle (1 item: 1983)
Robert S. Groban (5 items: 1971-1973)
Hans Grüss (1 item: 1977)
Carl Haverlin (1 item: 1977)
Hans W. Heinsheimer (1 item: 1975)
Jascha Horenstein ((1 item: 1973), Joel Lazar (1 item: 1973))
International Alban Berg Society (Mark DeVoto (2 items: 1971-1972))
Internationale Schönberg-Gesellschaft (Elisabeth Lafite (8 items: 1975-1979))
JFK Center for the Performing Arts (Julius Rudel (2 items: 1973-1974))
Juilliard School (Bennet Ludden (1 item: 1978))
Kay [s.n.] (1 item: 1979)
Rudolf Kolisch (1 item: 1953)
Louis Krasner (1 item: 1974)
Erich Leinsdorf (1 item: 1974)
Lester M. Levin (1 item: 1973)
Library of Congress (Verner W. Clapp (1 item: 1954), Richard S. Hill (1 item: 1949))
Los Angeles Philharmonic (Orrin Howard (1 item: 1977))
Alma Mahler (1 item: 1955)
Manhattan School of Music (George Schick (1 item: 1973))
Diana Mittler Battipaglia (1 item: 1974)
National Endowment for the Humanities (David Coder (1 item: 1978), Barbara Croissant (1 item: 1978))
New England Conservatory (Gunther Schuller (4 items: 1972-1974), Thurston Smith (1 item: 1974))
New York Council of the Humanities (Carol Groneman (1 item: 1978), Fran Jacobs (1 item: 1978))
New York State Council on the Arts (Robert Plunket (1 item: 1977))
Oakland Symphony Orchestra (Harold Farberman (1 item: 1972))
Österreichische Musikzeitschrift (Elisabeth Lafite (4 items: 1979))
Österreichischer Rundfunk (Otto Sertl (2 items: 1974))
George Perle (3 items: 1972)
Perspectives of New Music (Benjamin Boretz (2 items: 1972-1973))
Philadelphia Musical Academy (Donald Chittum (1 item: 1972))
Pittsburgh Symphony Society (William Steinberg (1 item))
Portland Junior Symphony (Jacob Avshalomov (1 item: 1972))
Princeton University Chapel (Walter Nollner (1 item: 1974))
Public Broadcasting Association (James Svejda (8 items: 1977-1978))
Publication Arts (George W. Cooke (1 item: 1978))
Radio Basel (U. Rilschad (1 item: 1973))
Josef Rufer (3 items: 1974)
Rutgers University (George J. Buelow (1 item: 1971: 1971-1973), Robert Moevs (3 items))
San Francisco Chronicle (Robert P. Commanday (1 item: 1972))
Arnold Schoenberg (2 items: 1944-1948)
Georg Schönberg (7 items: 1972-1973)
Gertrud Schoenberg (2 items: 1949-1951)
Lawrence A. Schoenberg (4 items: 1974)
Nuria Schoenberg Nono (5 items: 1963-1975)
B. Schott's Söhne (Arno Volk (4 items: 1974-1975))
Scribner & Miller (Bob Billis (1 item: 1972))
Charles Seeger (1 item: 1975)
Michael Senturia (1 item: 1973)
Roger Sessions (16 items: 1961-1982)
SKO Incorporated (Edward F. O'Rourke (1 item: 1978))
Joan Smith-Bickart (1 item: 1974)
Georg Solti (Enid Blech (1 item: 1974))
William Strickland (2 items: 1972)
Hans Heinz Stuckenschmidt (1 item: 1972)
Joachim Stutchewsky (1 item: 1972)
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (Christopher Keene (1 item: 1979))
Walter Szmolyan (2 items: 1979)
Josef Tal (2 items: 1974-1975)
Tcherepnin (1 item: 1972)
Theater Chamber Players Washington DC (Dina Koston (1 item: 1974))
Theodore Front Musical Literature (Nicholas Elsier (2 items: 1973)
Theodore Front (1 item: 1987))
Theodore Presser Company (Arnold Broido (12 items: 1973-1979))
Francis Thorne (3 items: 1972-1973)
Joseph Trauneck (18 items: 1971-1974)
Berthold Türcke (1 item: 1981)
Universal Edition (Elena Hift (2 items: 1972), Alfred Schlee (3 items: 1969-1976), Oktavian von Spitzmüller (1 item: 1974))
University of Chicago (Ralph Shapey (1 item: 1972))
University of Illinois (Alexander L. Ringer (7 items: 1972-1974))
University of Michigan (Thomas Hilbish (5 items: 1973-1974), Marilyn Mason (1 item: 1973))
University of Southern California (Grant Beglarian (3 items: 1977))
University Society (Warren D. Bagatelle (1 item: 1979))
Westminster Choir College (Robert W. Jones (1 item: 1972))
Wiener Stadtbibliothek (Albert Mitringer (4 items: 1962-1973))
Yale University (Alan Forte (1 item: 1974))
Helmut Zeraschi (3 items: 1976-1977)

Music cited

Programs: Opp. 6, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19-20, 26, 31, 35, 39-42, 43a, 43b, 44, 46, 47, 50a, 50b, 50c, Die Jakobsleiter, Violoncello concerto, "Da meine Lippen reglos sind", "Sage mir auf welchem Pfade", "Streng ist uns das Glück und spröde", Bach transcription
Recordings: Opp. 10, 26, 49
 

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