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MUS 74

Charles-Onésime Lamontagne fonds.  - 1904-1955.  - 15 cm of textual records.  - 15 photographs. 

Biographical sketch
Baritone, impresario, administrator and critic, C.-O. Lamontagne (Montréal, Quebec) sang in the Gesù choirs from 1890 to 1912, and was also a member of the Montreal Philharmonic Society.  In 1917 he founded the bimonthly Le Canada musical, which he edited until 1924 and again in 1930.  Working as an impresario from 1895, he presented such artists as Marsick, Busoni, Casals, Albani and Rodolphe Plamondon.  From 1910 to 1913 he was the administrator for the Montreal Opera Company. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the musical activities of Charles-Onésime Lamontagne:  correspondence with Emma Albani, Théodore Botrel, Guillaume Couture, Frank Stephen Meighen and André Messager, among others; notes; concert programmes; press clippings and promotional material pertaining to activities of the Montreal Opera Company; photographs of European musicians. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Yvette Lamontagne, daughter of C.-O. Lamontagne, in 1976. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  inventory. 

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