The collection is arranged in 3 series: I. Programs, II. Audio and III. Videos relating to 1979 Krenek Festival, honoring
composer Ernest Krenek.
Ernest Krenek (1900-1991) was an Austrian American composer known for his chamber music, opearas, orchestral works and eletronic
music. He studied in Vienna and Berlin. In 1925 he became a conductor at the opera house in Kassel. His jazz opera Johnny Stikes Up (1926), and was translated into many languages. In 1928 he returned to Vienna. In the 1930s he gradually adopted the twelve-tone
technique used by Arnold Schoenberg. In 1937, he moved to the United States, where became a citizen in 1945. There, he taught
and composed chamber, orchestral, choral, and electronic music and wrote operas.
4 linear ft.
(42 audio tapes, 2 videos, and 1 manuscript box)
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