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Albert Goldberg papers, 1908-1986 PASC-M.0010
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Series 1. Personal 1916-1975

Scope and Content

The personal files of Albert Goldberg include primary materials he collected about Los Angeles’ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, newspaper clippings on his father’s death from surgery, articles and flyers featuring Goldberg, and correspondence between friends.
Box 1

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Book 1943

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence 1955-1975

Box 1, Folder 2

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1961-1964

Box 1, Folder 3

Events 1930-1934, 1965

Box 1, Folder 4

Father's Death 1916

Box 1, Folder 5

Programs 1938-1941

Box 1, Folder 6

Publicity 1956-1964

 

Series 2. Sheet Music 1908-1976

Language of Materials: Some of the materials in this series are in German and Italian.

Scope and Content

This series is comprised of Albert Goldberg’s personal sheet music and opera book collection of various composers. Some of the records in this series pertain to a specific iterance of the score or opera. Some of the production houses involved in these specific renditions were the Chicago Civic Opera Company (Beethoven’s Fidelio and Alfano’s Resurrection), USC School of Performing Arts (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), the Metropolital Opera Association (Wozzeck). Publisher’s in this collection include Ernst Eulenburg, John F. Huber, Fred Rullman, Boosey & Hawkes, Westminster Recording Co., Oliver Ditson Company, Ricordi, Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, M. Baron Inc., and Editions Max Eschig. Some of the books have handwritten annotation by Goldberg.
Box 2, Folder 1

Alfano, Frank: Resurrection 1925

Box 2, Folder 2

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Six Partitas undated

Box 2, Folder 3

Bartok, Bela: 3rd Piano Concerto 1947

Box 2, Folder 4

Bartok, Bela: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion 1942

Box 2, Folder 5

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 15 1935

Box 2, Folder 6

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Concerto No. 4 in G major op. 58 undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Klavier-Trio in B flat major Op. 97 1945

Box 2, Folder 8

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio 1930, 1959

Box 2, Folder 9

Bizet, Georges: Carmen undated

Box 3, Folder 1

Boito, Arrigo: Mefistofele 1908

Box 3, Folder 2

Brahms, Johannes: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor Op. 15 undated

Box 3, Folder 3

Brahms, Johannes: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major Op. 83 undated

Box 3, Folder 4

Britten, Benjamin: A Midsummer Night's Dream 1960, 1976

Box 3, Folder 5

Buchner, Georg: Wozzeck 1952

Box 3, Folder 6

Catalani, Alfredo: Loreley 1955

Box 3, Folder 7

Charpentier, Gustave: Louise Circa 1920

Box 3, Folder 8

Cherubini, Luigi: Portuguese Inn, The 1954

Box 3, Folder 9

Grieg, Edvard: Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 16 undated

Box 3, Folder 10

Liszt, Franz: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major undated

Box 3, Folder 11

Liszt, Franz: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major undated

Box 4, Folder 1

Liszt, Franz: Totentanz undated

Box 4, Folder 2

Ljadow, Anatoli: The Enchanted Lake Op. 62 1934

Box 4, Folder 3

Mozart, Amadeus: Piano Concerto No. 537 in D Major undated

Box 4, Folder 4

Mozart, Amadeus: Piano Concerto No. 488 in A Major undated

Box 4, Folder 5

Mozart, Amadeus: Piano Concerto No. 365 for Two Pianos in E Flat Major undated

Box 4, Folder 6

Szymanowski, Karol: Symphony No. 4 Op. 60 1933

Box 4, Folder 7

Tschaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor Op. 23 undated

 

Series 3. Works Progress Administration Federal Music Project 1933-1975 (bulk 1933-1943)

Scope and Content

This series includes correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, and ephemera. Correspondence documents the progress of the orchestras under Goldberg’s supervision; correspondents include composer Frederick A. Stock, New Deal era arts administrator Florence Kerr, the Library of Congress’ Chief of Music Division Harold Spivacke, and FWA Director Evelyn S. Byron. Also present is the final report back on the Illinois Music Project in 1943 as well as the official WPA style sheet for typographical uniformity in programming music compositions. Concert programs, flyers and reviews for the various orchestras Goldberg managed and conducted are also found in this series. Photographs included depict Goldberg and his colleagues posing with their orchestras as well as candid shots together. The scrapbook in this collection consists of an arrangement of programs and reviews of concerts. The Works Progress Administration file includes newspaper clippings about Roosevelt putting an end to the WPA.
The title Illinois Music Project refers to the general WPA program under which Goldberg worked as State Director and conductor. The orchestra initially took on the name Illinois Symphonic Ensemble. The orchestra then adopted the name Illinois Symphony Orchestra which was maintained throughout its existence.
Box 7, Folder 1

Correspondence 1940-1943

Box 7, Folder 2

Illinois Music Project 1941 March-1943 February

Box 7, Folder 3

Illinois Symphonic Ensemble: Large Programs 1942 June 17

Box 4, Folder 8

Illinois Symphonic Ensemble: Small Programs 1941 May 5-1943 January 14

Box 1, Folder 4

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Large Programs 1936 August 12-1942 August 11

Box 5, Folder 1

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Small Programs, First Season 1936 October-1937 June

Box 5, Folder 2

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Small Programs, Second Season October 1937 - June 1938

Box 5, Folder 3

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Small Programs, Third Season 1938 October-1939 June

Box 6, Folder 1

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Small Programs, Fourth Season 1939 December-1940 August

Box 6, Folder 2

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Small Programs, Fifth Season 1940 October-1941 April

Box 6, Folder 3

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Small Programs, Sixth Season 1941 November-1942 June

Box 6, Folder 4

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Other Programs 1936 June-1937 November

Box 7, Folder 5

Other Federal Music Project Programs 1933-1936

Box 8, Folder 1

Photographs 1939-1942

Box 6, Folder 5

Photographs, small circa 1936-1940s

Box 7, Folder 6

Publicity 1936-1942, 1975

Box 8

Scrapbook 1936-1940

Box 7, Folder 7

Works Progress Administration 1940-1943

 

Series 4. Writings 1910-1986

Scope and Content

This series is mostly newspaper articles written by Albert Goldberg as a music critic for several publications such as The Chicago Herald and Examiner, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Musical America, Music Digest, and Opera News amongst others. Most of his reviews and critiques are for opera and classical music.
Box 17, Folder 3

Subseries 1. Early drafts circa 1910s-1927

 

Subseries 2. Clippings 1910-1986

Scope and Content

Consists of loos newspaper clippings, arranged chronologically. The 1963-1965 folder titled "Los Angeles Times The Sounding Board and Calendar" includes a column titled “The Music Critic Versus the Avant-Garde” to which two follow up articles were written due to the overwhelming written responses Goldberg received after publishing the original article. Goldberg includes a long quote from a letter written by former UCLA faculty member Leonard Stein in which he attacks Goldberg’s negative opinion of avant-garde musical compositions.
Box 9, Folder 1

Musical America 1927-1937, undated

Box 7, Folder 8

Music Digest, Chicago Herald and Examiner 1928-1935

Box 7, Folder 9

Chicago Sunday Tribune 1943

Box 9, Folder 2

Chicago Tribune 1944-1947

Box 9, Folder 3

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1947

Box 10, Folder 1

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1948

Box 10, Folder 2

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1949

Box 7, Folder 10

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1949-1956

Box 10, Folder 3

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1950

Box 7, Folder 11

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1959 - 1960

Box 11, Folder 1

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board and Calendar 1963 -1965

Box 11, Folder 2

Chicago Sun Times, Opera News, Washington Post 1965 - 1985

Box 11, Folder 3

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1966-1968

Box 7, Folder 12

Opera News, San Jose Mercury 1966 - 1968

Box 7, Folder 13

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1969

Box 7, Folder 14

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1970

Box 11, Folder 4

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1971

Box 13, Folder 1

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1972

Box 13, Folder 2

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1973-1976

Box 13, Folder 3

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1978-1979

Box 14, Folder 2

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1980-1981

Box 11, Folder 5

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1982

Box 14, Folder 3

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1983-1984

Box 11, Folder 6

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1985-1986

Box 17, Folder 1

Los Angeles Times undated

Box 17, Folder 2

Chicago Tribune undated

Box 11, Folder 7

Other Writers' Clippings 1930-1985

 

Subseries 3. Scrapbooks 1925-1966

Scope and Content

Scrapbooks consist of newspaper articles of Goldberg's and are arranged chronologically. Duplications may exist between articles included in scrapbooks and those that are loose as clippings.
Box 12

Musical America, Music Digest, Herald Examiner 1925-1931

Box 13

Chicago Sunday Tribune 1943-1947

Box 14

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1947-1954

Box 14, Folder 1

Guide to arrangement of scrapbook undated

Box 15

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1947-1950

Physical Description: This item has been water damaged.
Box 16

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1950-1953

Box 16

Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Saturday Review 1953-1956

Box 17

Los Angeles Times: The Sounding Board 1956 - 1958

Box 18

Los Angeles Times, Musical America, Opera News 1958-1960

Box 19

Los Angeles Times, The Piano Teacher, Bravo!, Opera News, The School Musician 1963-1965

Box 20

Los Angeles Times, Montreal Star, The Union Teacher, Opera News, Pavilion 1965-1966

Box 18, Folder 1

Subseries 4. Full publications 1929-1964

Scope and Content

Full publications with Goldberg's writing.