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Krenek Festival Tapes
PA Mss 54  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Krenek Festival tapes, 1979
    Dates: 1979
    Collection Number: PA Mss 54
    Creator: Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991
    Collection Size: 4 linear ft. (42 audio tapes, 2 videos, and 1 manuscript box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection is arranged in 3 series: I. Programs, II. Audio and III. Videos relating to 1979 Krenek Festival, honoring composer Ernest Krenek.
    Physical location: Del Norte, Performing Arts (box 1); Annex 2 (audiovisual).
    Languages: English


    Majority of collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval. Service copies of audiovisual items may need to be made before viewing or listening. Please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

    Publication Rights

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

    Preferred Citation

    Krenek Festival tapes, 1979. PA Mss 54. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the UCSB Arts Library, July 2003. University Archives audio merged in 2013.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains materials relating to the Krenek Festival which was held in the spring of 1979 in Santa Barbara in conjunction with the UCSB Department of Music to honor the composer Ernest Krenek. The majority of the collection consists of audio recordings.


    The collection is arranged in 3 series: I. Programs, II. Audio and III.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Concerts -- California -- Santa Barbara
    Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991
    Music festivals
    Sound recordings
    Concert programs