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LALIBERTÉ, ALFRED, 1882-1952
Alfred LaLiberté fonds. - 1899-1952. - 2.73 m of textual records. - 487 photographs. - 46 negatives. - 1 audio disc.
Scope and content
The fonds includes significant correspondence with, among others, composers Alexander Scriabin, Nikolai Medtner and Dane Rudhyar, organist Marcel Dupré and Father Joseph-Gers Turcotte, a leading light in Trois-Rivières music circles; other letters, from renowned composers, performers and writers such as Rachmaninoff, Teresa Carreño, Varèse, Glazunov, Carlos Salzedo, Carl Engel and Canadians Auguste Descarries, Wilfrid Pelletier, Emma Albani, Eugène Lapierre, Sir Ernest MacMillan, Léo Roy, Noël Brunet, Robert Choquette, Jean Bruchési and Alfred DesRochers; writings by Alfred LaLiberté including lecture notes, interviews and a notebook, compositions and arrangements by LaLiberté; course notes and notebooks on students; a collection of musical manuscripts by a range of composers including Nikolai Medtner, Claude Champagne, Auguste Descarries, Hector Gratton, Rodolphe Mathieu, Léo Roy and Dane Rudhyar; literary manuscripts including poems by Robert Choquette, Medtner, Rudhyar and the text of Poème de l'Extase by Scriabin; photographs of LaLiberté, friends, students and celebrities such as Scriabin, Medtner and Glazunov; and a sound recording of Alfred LaLiberté at the piano for a CBM radio broadcast.
Immediate source of acquisition: acquired from the musician's widow, Madeleine LaLiberté, between 1995 and 1997.
Finding aids: provisional description.