- Viola, Renzo, 1889-1976
- Call number
- JPB 92-60
- Physical description
- 1 linear foot (3 boxes)
- Chiefly in English ; several items in Italian
- Preferred Citation
- Renzo Viola papers, Music Division, The New York Public Library
- Music Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Renzo Viola, born Lorenzo Viola in Sicily in 1889, was a piano teacher and composer in New York City and in Lindenhurst, Long Island. He composed music for the silent movie, The Trifling Woman ; invented an educational toy piano named Alice in Musicland ; founded the Long Island Harmony Band and the L.I. Drum Corps ; and wrote songs for the Rotary Club. Manuscript scores of Renzo Viola's compositions (including more than 25 songs for which he wrote both words and music, and more than 35 piano pieces), arrangements, sketches, and exercises ; 2 published scores ; brochures, clippings, biographical sketch by Viola V. Joy.
Source of acquisitionGift, Joy, Violet, 06/--/91
Using the collection
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498