- Call number
- JPB 99-13
- Physical description
- 11 items, music; 11 items, music
- Preferred Citation
- Documents relating to Symposium in Honor of Gustave Reese, 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.
An American musicologist, teacher, and editor, Gustave Reese (1899-1977) is best known as the author of Music in the Middle Ages (1940) and Music in the Renaissance (1954; rev 1959). His teaching at New York University and other institutions helped to shape the direction of American musicology. Invitation to symposium at New York University on the French chanson in the Renaissance, 1974 June 1 ; program of symposium ; draft of letter (in pencil) to Dr. Reese (author unidentified) ; handouts for lectures by Joshua Rifkin, Richard Wexler. Allan Atlas, Martin Picker, and Laurence Bernstein ; notes on lecture by Daniel Heartz (in pencil on 2nd copy of symposium program); program of concluding concert ; suggested restaurants in the area. The first 2 items are printed, and the last 8 except for the pencil notes are reproduced from typescript. Most of the handouts include bibliographical notes and musical examples with texts in French. The concert program includes texts of chansons sung (French only).
Using the collection
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