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Ivan Wyschnegradsky Collection

 Collection 0020-IPAM
An experimental composer, Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893-1979) wrote many pieces on quarter tones and other microtones. The collection consists of 3.75 Linear Feet of concert programs, correspondence, articles, journals, books, recordings, and scores related to Wyschnegradsky’s career, performances of his work after his death, and his relationships with his close friends and colleagues, including John Dierks, Mildred Couper, and his wife, Lucille Gayden.

Dates

  • 1937-1991
  • Majority of material found within 1972-1979

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research use.

Extent

3.75 Linear Feet

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into five series.
  1. Series 1: Written Materials
  2. Series 2: Concert Programs of Microtonal Works
  3. Series 3: Correspondence
  4. Series 4: Scores
  5. Series 5: Audio Materials

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by John Diercks of the Diercks Duo, who performed Wyschnegradsky's works, on August 1st, 1991.

Related Material

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Title
Ivan Wyschengradsky Collection
Status
Completed
Author
This collection was processed by John Church.
Date
1993-12-01
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
Sponsor
This collection was donated by John Diercks of the Diercks Duo, who performed Wyschnegradsky's works, on August 1st, 1991.

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States