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Mark Hambourg Collection

 Collection 0003-IPAM

Mark Hambourg (1879-1960) was a virtuoso pianist who gave numerous recitals and recorded extensively for the Gramophone Company (HMV). Hambourg also performed with several orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and gave many concert tours. In addition, Hambourg was an author, writing various books and magazine articles about composers and about how to play the piano. This collection includes concert programs, correspondence, scrapbooks, books and magazine articles, and miscellaneous items related to Hambourg’s career as a writer and performer, and related to his relationships with his friends and colleagues, including Theodore Leschetizky, Anton Rubenstein, and his wife, violinist Dorothea Muir Hambourg.


  • 1890-1970
  • Majority of material found within 1894-1961

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.


2.00 Linear Feet


Thecollection is organized as five series.

  1. Series 1: Concert Programs
  2. Series 2: Correspondence
  3. Series 3: Writings
  4. Series 4: Scrapbooks
  5. Series 5: Miscellaneous

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Michal Hambourg, daughter of Mark Hambourg. Materials were received through the offices of Allan Evans in 1999.

Related Material

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

Mark Hambourg Collection
This collection was processed by Max Brown.
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Finding aid written in English
This collection was a gift of Michal Hambourg, daughter of Mark Hambourg.

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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