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Tobias Matthay Collection

 Collection 0008-IPAM
Tobias Matthay (1858-1945) was a pianist, composer, and teacher. He wrote chamber music, piano pieces, and vocal pieces, but he is best known for his extensive, detailed writings on piano technique. Matthay also taught various pianists at the Royal Academy of Music, many of whom became eminent concert pianists. The collection consists of scores, books, lists, concert programs, and biographical materials related to Matthay’s career and his relationships with his pupils, including Denise Lassimonne.

Dates

  • 1885-2009
  • Majority of material found within 1908-1929

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Extent

2.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Tobias Matthay Collection covers the period from 1885 to 2009; the bulk of the materials date from 1908 to 1929. The materials consist of scores, books, lists, and biographical materials related to Matthay’s work as a composer, music educator, and music technique writer, including his publications on children’s piano technique his work with Denise Lassimonne and various other pupils.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series.
  1. Series 1: Scores
  2. Series 2: Books/Piano Methods
  3. Series 3: Miscellaneous

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Donation was made by James Matthew Holloway through the offices of Theodore Guerrant in January 2009. This collection originally belonged to Denise Lassimonne, who also created the collection.

Related Material

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Title
Tobias Matthay Collection
Status
Completed
Author
This collection was processed by Max Brown.
Date
2009-06-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
Sponsor
Donation was made by James Matthew Holloway through the offices of Theodore Guerrant in January 2009. This collection originally belonged to Denise Lassimonne, who also created the collection.

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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