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Finding aid for the Ingolf Dahl papers 1001
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Description
The Ingolf Dahl papers contain the manuscripts, scores, and professional and personal papers of American composer and USC School of Music faculty member Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970). Dahl, one of USC's most distinguished faculty members, had a long and successful career in music both here in his adopted country and abroad. In 1938, Dahl immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Los Angeles where he found work as a composer and conductor for radio and film. In 1943, Dahl joined the faculty of USC. He remained a member of the faculty until his death.
Background
Originally born Walter Ingolf Marcus in Hamburg, Germany to a German father and a Swedish mother, Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970), one of USC's most distinguished faculty members, enjoyed a long and successful career in music. Dahl began his formal music education at the Hochschule fur Musik Koln (Cologne Conservatory), where he studied with Philipp Jarnach from 1930 to 1932. Then, fearing the oppression of the rising Nazi party, he left Germany for Switzerland where he studied with Volkmar Andreae and Walter Frey at the University of Zurich, where he chose Art History as his major and continued his studies in musicology. His first professional assignment out of school was as opera coach with the Zurich Stadttheater, eventually rising to the position of conductor. During this period, Dahl was also composing and performing as a concert pianist in Zurich, Berne and Cologne. It was also during this period that Dahl met his future wife, Etta Gordon Linnick.
Extent
123.93 Linear feet 129 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.