Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987

Collection, 1940-1979: 1 box (15 folders (370 leaves))

Lawrence Morton--music critic and brilliant concert organizer (particularly of contemporary music) active in Los Angeles from the early 1950s. He was born in Minnesota, and moved to California (late 1930s). He was director of the Monday Evening Concerts (1954-1971), artistic director of the Ojai Festival (1954-1959, 1967-1970, 1982-1984), and curator of music at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (from 1965). He maintained particularly close relationships with Igor Stravinsky and Ingolf Dahl. He wrote about Schoenberg in the magazine Arts & Architecture (Jan. 1950). See Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute X/1 (June 1987) pp. 89-95 for an encomium on Morton.

Contents

finding aids and biographical data (4 items: 62 leaves: 1979)
correspondence (3 items: 4 leaves: 1949-1971)
1. these category numbers are those of the finding aids--Evenings on the Roof and Roof publications (4 items: 70 leaves: 1946-1952)
2. concert programs, notes, and texts (14 items: 50 leaves: 1941-1971)
3. journal articles on Schoenberg and his music (3 items: 26 leaves: 1965-1974)
4. publisher's catalogs of Schoenberg's works (2 items: 7 leaves: 1966-1974)
5. book review ("Schoenberg: a critical biography" by Reich, reviewed by David Hamilton) (2 leaves: 1972)
6. Schoenberg's paintings and drawings exhibit catalog (UCLA Dickson Art Center, 1963) (3 leaves)
7. Program, "The music of Arnold Schoenberg" (Los Angeles County Museum, 1950) (6 leaves)
8. Schoenberg centennial celebration (2 items: 6 leaves: 1974)
9. article, "Music" by Lawrence Morton (5 leaves: 1950)
10. Variations on a recitative, op. 40 (holograph by Leonard Stein) (1 leaf)
11. Kol Nidre, op. 39 (photographic print of holograph by Leonard Stein, dedicated by Schoenberg to Jacob Sonderling) (10 leaves)
12. Kol Nidre, op. 39 (negative photographic print of holograph by Schoenberg) (29 leaves)
clippings (86 items: 1940-1977)

Correspondents

Lawrence Morton (1 item: 1979)
Arnold Schoenberg (2 items: 1949-1950)

Music cited

Scores: Opp. 39, 40
Programs: Opp. 2-3, 6, 9-12, 15, 19, 21, 23, 25, 29, 33a, 33b, 35, 36, 38B, 40, 41, 45, 47, Gurrelieder, Moses und Aron
Clippings: Opp. 1, 3-5, 9, 10, 15-17, 21, 24, 26, 29-31, 36, 38, 41, 45, 46, 48, 50b, "Song of the Wooddove" from Gurrelieder, Die Jakobsleiter, 3 Kleine Orchesterstücke (1910), Moses und Aron, String quartet in D major (1897)
 

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