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Nin-Culmell (Joaquín) Papers
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Description
Primarily fair copies of autograph musical compositions, encompassing works from every period in the life of Joaquín Nin-Culmell, as well as transcriptions, arrangements, and other projects, along with musical sketch material and a comparatively small amount of professional papers from limited periods—concert programs, correspondence, and photographs. The collection includes autograph works by other composers, some with personal dedications to Nin-Culmell.
Background
Joaquín Maria Nin-Culmell (Berlin, 5 September 1908—14 January 2004, Berkeley), pianist, composer, and music pedagogue was the youngest child of Cuban singer Rosa Culmell and Spanish-raised composer Joaquín Nin. After his parents separated, his mother moved Nin-Culmell, his sister Anaïs and brother Thorvald, from Barcelona to New York City where they lived for nine years (1914-1924). At age fifteen, Nin-Culmell and his family moved to Europe (1924-1938). He began his musical studies in Barcelona with Conchita Badia, student of Enrique Granados, and later studied piano in Paris at the Schola Cantorum (1925-1930), and privately with Alfred Cortot and Ricardo Viñes, then harmony, counterpoint, and fugue with Jean and Noel Gallon, and composition with Paul Dukas at the Conservatory (1932-1935). During the summers of 1930, 1932, and 1934 he studied with Manuel de Falla in Granada.
Extent
2.92 Linear Feet 7 legal document boxes
Restrictions
Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.