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.
There are no restricted files in this collection.
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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.
This collection is organized into three series.
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.
Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library