Scope and arrangement
The Toscanini/Ebreo materials consist of correspondence and research pertaining to the Ebreo manuscript and the Jewish dancing masters. The correspondence is mainly between Walter Toscanini and scholars of Ebreo. The research materials vary from articles with Toscanini's annotations to Toscanini's own compilation of data. Photocopies of dancing master's treatises are included with annotations by Toscanini.|||Language: In English, Italian and Russian.
The Papers relating to the Guglielmo Ebreo manuscript is arranged in six series:
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The “Correspondence” section is made up of letters to and from Walter Toscanini, Professor Bassani, Professor Dante Bianchi, Ingrid Brainard, Fredrick Crane, Mabel Dolmetsch, Otto Kinkeldey, Genevieve Oswald, Professor Cecil Roth, Walter Schatzky, Dr. Cesare Valabrega, and Lawrence Witten; and are chronologically organized. The letters are both of personal and business nature in English, Italian and Russian.
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Included in “Toscanini's Notes” are his personal records of his studies of the Italian dancing masters. They are typed and hand written. Dances are described with references made to the manuscripts in which they were found. Photocopied materials with Toscanini's annotations, and music scores are included.
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“Copies of Treatises and Related Information” includes photocopies of portions of manuscripts: Siena, Modena, Ebreo, and “Qui va. due Fighure in danza e uno fonatore.” Also included here is Toscanini's microfilm list.
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The “Bibliography” is Toscanini's personal listing. A few pages of endnotes from “Gesamt Katalog der Wiettendrucke” are included.
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“Articles of Reference” comprises Toscanini's collected articles of reference concerning Ebreo. Some include annotations. One article “Notizie e Appunti sui Maestri di Ballo Ebrei in Italia nel 1400” was written by Toscanini.
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“Manuscript Business” includes evaluations of the Ebreo manuscript by Witten, Fletcher and Kraus, as well as formal and informal notes regarding the welfare of the manuscript. In 1989 Witten appraised the Ebreo manuscript for insurance purposes as it was to be displayed in the Jewish museum.