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MS Mus 132-132.1

Gericke, Wilhelm, 1845-1925. Wilhelm Gericke papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Mus 132-132.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gericke, Wilhelm, 1845-1925.
Title: Wilhelm Gericke papers,
Date(s): 1876-1940.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract: Correspondence of the Austrian-born composer and conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Wilhelm Gericke with colleagues concerning concerts, compositions, performers, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and other musical matters. Also includes signed photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*66M-183. Gift of Katherine M. Gericke, 7 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; received: 1967 Dec.; with additional material added as bMS Mus 132.1 (not reaccessioned).

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Wilhelm Gericke Papers (MS Mus 132-132.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Gericke, an Austrian-born conductor and composer, was conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, from 1884 to 1889 and 1898 to 1906.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence of Gericke with colleagues concerning concerts, compositions, performers, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and other musical matters. Also includes correspondence with notable musicians and composers, such as Brahms, Bruckner, and Mahler, and with Gericke family members. Most of the letters are in German or English. Also contains manuscripts of music, poems, Gericke's notes on musical performances, and photographs, notes, cards, and other memorabilia.
Also includes inscribed and signed photographs of Johannes Brahmes, Ferruccio Busoni, Johann Strauss, and others, as well as Ludwig van Beethoven's hair, visiting card, and autograph manuscript note.

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