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Finding Aid for the Charles Appy Papers, ca. 1824-1934.
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Appy Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1824-1934.
    Collection number: 108
    Creator: Appy, Charles Ernest
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence and musical excerpts.
    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 UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collectionsas 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], Charles Appy Papers, 108, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Charles Ernest Appy was born of French parents in The Hague, Netherlands; his family moved to Amsterdam, where Charles studied piano with Richard Hol, cello with Charles Montigny, and later with Merlen; in 1851 became cellist in the concert orchestra at Zaandam; in 1854 he performed as a solo cellist in Scotland; two years later he became a member of the Amsterdam Park Orchestra and of the orchestra of the Felix Meritis Society; in 1857 he assisted with the concerts at London's Crystal Palace, returning to join the orchestra of the Caecilia Society in Amsterdam; began playing in a string quartet in 1862; served as cello teacher at the Maatschappij tot Bevordering van Toonkunst, 1864-83; opened a school of music in Amsterdam; his compositions for cello include Phantasies on themes from Der freischütz and Robert der Teufel, as well as small salon pieces.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence from Hans von Bülow, Clara Schumann, Franz Liszt, Niels Gade, Stephen Heller, Carl Hill, Salomon Jadassohn, Karl Hermann, Beethoven, and others, as well as musical excerpts from Hans von Bülow, Leander Schlegel, B. Kwast, Woldemar Bargiel, Ernst S. Rabitzky, and others.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Appy, Charles Ernest--Archives.