Charles Appy papers, ca. 1824-1934.

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Title: Charles Appy papers
Collection number: PASC-M 108
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Date (inclusive): ca. 1824-1934
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 Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Appy, Charles Ernest

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Appy Papers (Collection PASC-M 108). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


Charles Ernest Appy was a musician, composer, teacher, and founder of two music schools. Born in 1834 of French parents in The Hague, Netherlands, Appy moved with his family as a child to Amsterdam, where he studied piano with Richard Hol, cello with Charles Montigny and Merlen, and composition with Jacques Franco-Mendes. In 1851 he 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. He returned to Amsterdam to join the orchestra of the Caecilia Society in Amsterdam. He began playing in a string quartet in 1862. He served as cello teacher at the Maatschappij tot Bevordering van Toonkunst from 1864-83. He opened schools of music in Amsterdam and in Kansas City. His compositions for cello include Phantasies on themes from Der freischütz and Robert der Teufel, as well as small salon pieces. He died in 1895.

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.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230327 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Appy, Charles Ernest--Archives.

Container List

Box 1, item 1

Letter from Hans von Bulow. November 8.

Box 1, item 2

Letter from Clara Schumann. 1860.

Box 1, item 3

Letter from Franz Liszt. 1876 May 5.

Box 1, item 4

Letter from Niels Gade. 1873 October 2.

Box 1, item 5

Letter from Stephen Heller. 1861 [?] May 26.

Box 1, item 6

Letter from Carl Hill. 1872 [?] June 4.

Box 1, item 7

Letter from Salomon Jadassohn. 1888 February 28.

Box 1, item 8

Letter [signature indecipherable]. 1883 April 9.

Box 1, item 9

Letter from Karl Herrman. 1876 September 20.

Box 1, item 10

Letter [signature indecipherable]. 1888 [?] November 13.

Box 1, item 11

Musical excerpt by August Wilhelmj. 1866 April 27.

Box 1, item 12

Musical excerpt and note from Hans von Bulow. 1865 March 21.

Box 1, item 13

Musical excerpt from Julius Röntgen. 1879 December 5.

Box 1, item 14

Musical excerpt and note from Leander Schlegel. 1865 August [?] 15.

Box 1, item 15

Musical excerpt and note from B. Kwast. 1879 January 17.

Box 1, item 16

Musical excerpt and note from Woldemar Bargiel. no date.

Box 1, item 17

Musical excerpt by G. Bartel. no date.

Box 1, item 18

Excerpt from Hungarian Dance, by Ernst S. Rabitzky. 18[??] December 27.

Box 1, item 19

Quotation of Confucius, in Chinese and German, written by G. Schlegel [?]. 1872 October 17.

Box 1, item 20

Lottery ticket, owned by G. A. Franck. 1860 June 2.

Box 1, item 21

Pencil Sketch and greeting from E. Koster [?]. 1877 October 25.

Box 1, item 22

Message on card, very faded, signature indecipherable. 1860 December 9.

Box 1, item 23

Note signed by Beethoven. 1824 May [?] 20.

Box 1, item 24

A New York Girl's Wonderful Autograph Manuscripts. no date.

Box 1, item 25

Letter from Carl Trill. 1901 September 9.

Box 1, item 26

Excerpt in German from the book The Violoncello and Its History. 1934 June 21.

Scope and Content

Biographical information on Charles Ernest Appy.
Box 1, item 27

English translation of the contents of Item 26. no date.

Box 1, item 28

Letter from Concert Direction of Daniel Mayer (London). 1894 August 28.

Box 1, item 29

Cartoon of instrumentalists. no date.

Box 1, item 30

Membership certificate from the Derthick Federation of Musical-Literary Clubs. 1896 December 22.

Box 1, item 31

Certificate awarded Ernest Appy by the Prince of the Netherlands. April 11.

Box 1, item 32

Concerts given in England and Europe. 1857-1864.