Register of the Oliver Daniel Correspondence with Ernst Krenek MSS 43

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Oliver Daniel Correspondence with Ernst Krenek
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 43
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.2 Linear feet (one archives box)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1955-1968
Date (inclusive): 1943 - 1983
Abstract: Correspondence between Oliver Daniel and Ernst Krenek, most written during Daniel's tenure with Broadcast Music, Inc. Collection includes original letters and telegrams from Daniel and photocopies of letters from Krenek.
Creator: Daniel, Oliver

Biography

Oliver Daniel was born in De Pere, Wisconsin in 1911. He studied at St. Norbert College and with pianists in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Boston before teaching at the Boston Conservatory and at Marot College. He joined CBS in 1942, first as musical director of its educational division, and later as a producer and director of music programs for the network.
In 1954, Daniel began work at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) as the director of contemporary music projects. It was there that Daniel handled the promotion of a number of composers, including Ernst Krenek. Daniel also wrote a biography of the conductor Leopold Stokowski, entitled Leopold Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View (1982).
Oliver Daniel passed away in Scarsdale, New York, in 1991.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Preferred Citation

Oliver Daniel Correspondence with Ernst Krenek, MSS 43. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Acquisition Information

Not Available

Scope and Contents of Collection

The Oliver Daniel Correspondence with Ernst Krenek is comprised of letters between the two men, mainly during Daniel's tenure at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). The letters, dating 1955-1976 detail their business relationship, as well as Krenek's composition and performance schedule. Several letters written after Daniel's time at BMI are more personal and relate to projects that Daniel was working to complete.
The collection contains original letters and telegrams from Daniel and photocopies of letters from Krenek. One original letter, dated 1957, contains a list of his compositions to be included in a promotional brochure. The collection also contains a few copies of letters from others, including Robert Burton and Gladys Krenek, as well as copies of newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera related to Krenek's career.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

BMI (Firm).
Daniel, Oliver -- Correspondence
Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991
Composers--Correspondence
Music -- 20th century

 

FILES

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1-3

Daniel & Krenek 1955 - 1983

Box 1, Folder 4

Krenek to misc. BMI representatives 1954 - 1955

Box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous - Programs, clippings, questionnaire, etc. [photocopies] 1943 - 1955