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Vera Stöger-Schwarz papers

 Collection 0352-SCPA
The Vera Stöger-Schwarz papers consist of 18 photocopies of articles and lectures by and about Stöger-Schwartz, pianist, harpsichordist, and pedagogue, as well as the program presented in her memory at the University of Maryland, College Park, on May 16, 1981. Included is one photograph of Stöger-Schwarz. The materials span 1964 through 1982.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1964 - 1982

Language of Materials

Most of Stöger-Schwarz's articles are written in German. The memorial materials are in entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright was not transferred with the physical gift of the papers. All rights remain with the rightsholders, creators, or heirs.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (2 half-sized document cases (one letter sized, one legal sized))

4 folders

1 photographs : black and white, 4" x 5"

Scope and Contents

The Vera Stöger-Schwarz papers consist of 18 photocopies of articles and lectures by and about Stöger-Schwartz, pianist, harpsichordist, and pedagogue, as well as the program presented in her memory at the University of Maryland, College Park, May 16, 1981. Included is one photograph of Stöger-Schwarz. The materials span 1964 through 1982. There is one holograph in the collection of an article by Stöger-Schwarz, though the hand is unknown and the document may be a translation.

Biographical / Historical

Vera Stöger-Schwarz (1929-1980) was a German-born Austrian pianist, harpsichordist, and historic practice specialist, known for her planning and direction of several congresses on Haydn, Schubert, and others, as well as a participant in similar events on those composers and their peers. She toured throughout North America and Europe, most notably for solo recitals on early keyboard instruments of music from the 17th and 18th centuries, but also with orchestras and in chamber music. Stöger-Schwarz recorded for the Musical Heritage Society and Archiv labels. She also performed regularly with the Capella Academica of Vienna.

Stöger-Schwarz taught cembalo at the Hochscule fur Musik in Graz, Austrie, where she also established and directed the Institue for Performance Practice. She was a founder of the European String Teachers Association and the Society for Research and Performance Practice (including serving as President). Later in her life, she taught for the University of Iowa in Austria.

For the University of Maryland, she contributed lectures and master classes at various events during the 1970s, including the International Piano Festival and Competition. Sigma Alpha Iota National Music Fraternity installed her as an honorary member during her time at UMD, and held a memorial concert honoring her memory at the Tawes Hall on May 16, 1981.

SOURCES

Vera Stöger-Schwarz papers, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland

"In Memoriam: Erich Marckl, Vera Stöger-Schwarz, Armin Kaufmann." Österreichische Musikzeitschrift, Volume 35, Issue JG, Pages 490–490, DOI: https://doi.org/10.7767/omz.1980.35.jg.490. Last accessed 17 July 2019.

Custodial History

Rebecca Jenkins donated the materials in 1982. Jenkins was a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity, and appears to have amassed these papers.

Related Materials

Records of the Maryland Summer Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland. The records include those document UMD's International Piano Festival and Competition.

Press files of the School of Music, held in Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland.
Title
Vera Stöger-Schwarz papers
Status
completed
Author
Vincent J. Novara
Date
16 July 2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Library

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