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Mario Braggiotti Collection

 Collection 0004-IPAM

Mario Braggiotti (1905-1996) was a pianist, composer, lecturer, and linguist. He performed various solo piano recitals and duo-piano concerts, including at NYC’s Town Hall, with the Community Concerts Association, at various Women’s clubs, and in France, Italy, and Spain. Braggiotti also founded the Braggiotti Music School in Italy and transcribed many pieces, including classical pieces, popular songs, and musicals. This collection consists of scores, manuscripts, programs, articles, correspondence, flyers, scrapbooks, recordings, photographs, and memorabilia related to Braggiotti’s performances, his original transcriptions, and the colleagues that he had close relationships with, including pianists Jacques Fray, Walter Shaw, and Jack Chaikin, as well as his wife, Susan Braggiotti.


  • 1902-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1937-1986

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.


8.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Mario Braggiotti Collection covers the period from 1902 to 2001; the bulk of the materials date from 1937 to 1986. The collection consists of both personal and professional papers, including published and unpublished scores, concert programs, articles, reviews, correspondence, flyers, scrapbooks, press books, notebooks, recordings, and photographs related to Braggiotti’s work as a composer and performer, including his work transcribing various classical pieces, popular songs, and musicals, and his work with pianist Jacquand#233;s Fray and his wife, Susan Braggiotti.


This collection is organized as 6 series.

  1. Series 1: Performance Files
  2. Series 2: Correspondence and Other Files
  3. Series 3: Photographs
  4. Series 4: Scrapbooks
  5. Series 5: Scores
  6. Series 6: Audio-Visual

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Donated by his widow, Susan Braggiotti, in 2007.

Related Material

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

Mario Braggiotti Collection
Processed by Max Brown.
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Finding aid written in English
Sponsored by Susan Braggiotti, Mario Braggiotti's widow.

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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