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GAUTHIER, ÉVA, 1885-1958
MUS 81

thumbnail[18K] Éva Gauthier in a Javanese costume, 1916.

Éva Gauthier fonds.  - 1902-1958.  - 25 cm of textual records.  - 86 photographs.  - 3 glass-plate negatives.  - 1 tintype. 

Biographical sketch
Mezzo-soprano and teacher born in Ottawa.  Greatly interested in new music, Éva Gauthier sang no fewer than 700 newly written melodies in the course of her international career as a recitalist.  Her fascination with the East brought her to Java and other surrounding countries, where she studied and performed the music. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records illustrating the musical career of Ms.  Gauthier:  correspondence including letters from, among others, Gershwin, Debussy, Poulenc, Ravel, Satie, Manuel de Falla and Stravinsky; concert programmes; writings; miscellaneous files (Éva Gauthier Foundation, Java, Juliette Gauthier); press clippings; photographs of Éva Gauthier, members of her family, and musical personalities. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Ursula Toomey (Suffield, Connecticut), via the American Friends of Canada Committee, Inc.  in 1985; Celius Dougherty (Effort, Pennsylvania) in 1985; Jordan Massee (Bogota, New Jersey) in 1981, and 1982; Mrs. George P. Raymond (New York) in 1985. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  inventory. 

Associated material:  the Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing holds part of Éva Gauthier's archives.  

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