Finding Aid for the Alois Reiser Collection , 1920-1950

Collection processed and machine-readable finding aid created by UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections staff.
UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections
University of California, Los Angeles, Library
Performing Arts Special Collections, Room A1713
Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Phone: (310) 825-4988
Fax: (310) 206-1864
Email: speccoll-paging@library.ucla.edu
http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/performingarts/index.cfm
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Arts and Humanities--Music

Finding Aid of the Alois Reiser Collection, 1920-1950

Collection number: 6

UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Library
  • Performing Arts Special Collections, Room A1713
  • Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Phone: (310) 825-4988
  • Fax: (310) 206-1864
  • Email: speccoll-paging@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/performingarts/index.cfm
Processed by:
UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Bryan Griest
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alois Reiser Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1920-1950
Collection number: 6
Creator: Reiser, Alois
Extent: 20 boxes (10 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: This collection consists of holographic sketches of orchestral, operatic, chamber and film music
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to Performing Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alois Reiser Collection, 6, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Reiser was born on Apr. 6, 1887 in Prague, Czechoslovakia; studied with Antonín Dvorák at the Prague Conservatory; also took cello lessons and toured Europe; went to New York in 1905; played cello with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the New York Symphony; worked as a theater conductor in New York, 1918-29; moved to Hollywood in 1929, where he worked as a composer and conductor at film studios; compositions include the opera Gobi (1912), Concerto for cello and orchestra (1916), String quartet in E minor (1916), Little coquette (1918), From Mount Rainier (1926), Slavic rhapsody (1927), Trio in F major (1931), and Erewhon (1931); he died on Apr. 4, 1977 in Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection predominantly consists of holographic sketches of his orchestral, operatic, chamber and film music, with miscellaneous programs, clippings, texts, and published scores.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Orchestral music (boxes 1-2)
  2. Operas (box 2)
  3. Songs for voice and piano (box 3)
  4. Chamber music (box 3)
  5. Film music (boxes 4-6)
  6. Miscellaneous programs and clippings (box 5)

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Reiser, Alois--Archives.
Composers--Archival resources.
Motion picture music--Scores.
Music--Manuscripts.


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