Pisk, Paul Amadeus, 1893-1990

Collection, 1875-1985: 1 box (19 folders (252 leaves, 5 books, 13 periodical issues, 34 photographs, 1 score))

Paul Amadeus Pisk--composition student of Schoenberg in Vienna (1917-1919). He received his doctorate from the University of Vienna (1916) and graduated from the Vienna Conservatory (1919). He was a founder of the International Society for Contemporary Music, and worked as editor for the Musikblätter des Anbruch (1920-1928) and the Wiener Arbeiter-Zeitung (1921-1934). He taught music theory in Austria (through 1934) ultimately emigrating to the United States (1936). Thereafter he taught at the University of Redlands, California (1937-1951), the University of Texas at Austin (1951-1963), and Washington University in St. Louis (1963-1972). He eventually settled in Los Angeles where he continued to teach, compose, lecture, and write.

Contents

finding aid (1 leaf)
article, "Theater der Dichtung" by Karl Kraus annotated by Schoenberg (3 leaves)
biographical data (2 leaves)
books (5 items: Arnold Schönberg Gurrelieder Führer by Berg, Arnold Schönberg Kammersymphonie Op. 9 thematische Analyse by Berg, Early music defended against its devotees by Dreyfus, Nieuwe oostenrijkse muziek by Hijman, Die Endkrise der bürgerlichen Musik und die Rolle Arnold Schönbergs by Wind)
clippings (15 items: 1927-1981)
correspondence (53 items: 1875-1985) with Otto Klemperer, Hanna Schwarz, et al.
music (Die Ballade vom Papagei by Kraus)
periodicals (13 items: 1930-1935), Anbruch (11 issues: 1930-1935), Forum (1 issue: 1976), Musical America (1 issue: 1934)
photographs (26 items) of David Josef Bach, Paul Hindemith, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Kolisch Quartet, Webern's gravestone, a recital, a Pisk exhibit, Schoenberg's Die glückliche Hand paintings, etc.
concert programs and announcements (12 items: 1930-1974)

Correspondents

ASI (Eve Eshelman (2 items: 1974), Jerry McBride (2 items: 1981-1985), Clara Steuermann (5 items: 1974-1979))
David Josef Bach (1 item: 1943?)
Alban Berg (7 items: 1934-1935)
Gustav Mahler (3 items: 1875-1881)
Irene Hanna Pisk (2 items: 1974)
Paul Amadeus Pisk (26 items: 1974-1985)
Arnold Schoenberg (4 items: 1939-1944)
University of Southern California (Grant Beglarian (1 item: 1974))

Music cited

Programs, clippings: Opp. 1, 2, 4, 6, 9-12, 14, 15, 19-21, 23-29, 33a, 33b, 37, 38, 40, 41, 45, 47, 48, 50A-C, "Nachtwandler" (from Brettllieder)
 

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