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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

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Rosy Geiger-Kullmann fonds.  - [ca. 1900]-1964.  - 6 m of textual records.  - ca. 50 photographs.  - 13 audio tape reels. 

Biographical sketch
A composer and pianist of German origin, Rosy Geiger-Kullmann studied piano with Carl Friedberg, counterpoint with Iwan Knorr, composition with Bernhard Sekles and orchestration with Carl Schuricht.  A recognized artist, she performed in Europe, Latin America and the United States.  She moved to New York in 1940 and to California in the early 1960s.  She composed over 500 songs, five operas, one oratorio, two symphonies, chamber music, and pieces for piano. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the career of Rosy Geiger-Kullmann:  autobiography; curriculum vitae; certificates; correspondence; papers and lecture on Mahler; autograph music manuscripts; librettos; scrapbooks of clippings; concert programmes and criticism; photographs, mainly of Rosy Geiger-Kullmann; sound recordings of Rosy Geiger-Kullmann. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Ruth Engel, daughter of Rosy Geiger-Kullmann, in 1976, 1977 and 1984; from Herman Geiger-Torel, son of Rosy Geiger-Kullmann, through the Canadian Opera Company in 1976 and 1977; and from Dr. H. Adler in 1984. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  numerical list. 

Proactive Disclosure