Scope and Content
Title: Eugene Zádor Collection of music manuscripts
Date (inclusive): ca. 1955-1965
Collection number: PASC-M 22
126 boxes (63 linear ft.)
Abstract: This collection consists of autographed manuscripts of orchestral works.
Language: Finding aid is written in
Language of the Material:
Materials are in English.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Zádor family, 1969.
[Identification of item], Eugene Zádor Collection of music manuscripts (Collection Number PASC-M 22). UCLA Library Special
Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Zádor was born on Nov. 5, 1894 in Bátaszék,
Hungary; studied under Richard Heuberger at the
Vienna Conservatory (1911) and under Max Reger in
Leipzig (1912-14); attended lectures given by
Hermann Abert (1913-14) and Arnold Schering
(1919-20) at the Univ. of Halle, and studied with
Fritz Volbach at Münster Univ. (1920-21), where he
took his doctorate; was invited to teach at the
New Vienna Conservatory in 1921, and in 1934 he
became an honorary teacher at the Budapest Academy
of Music; he left Hungary in 1939, finally
settling in Los Angeles; composed many operas and
orchestral pieces, including the Hungarian
caprice; wrote over 120 film scores for Hollywood;
he died on Apr. 4, 1977.
Scope and Content
Autograph manuscripts of orchestral works.
Includes: Fairy Tale: The remarkable adventures of
Henry Bold, On the Banks of the Wabash, Rhapsody
for Cimbalom and orchestra, Scherzo for orchestra,
Tempest suite, Fugato for orchestra, Piano
concerto, Melody and vivo for orchestra, Symphony
no.1, Fugue fantasia for orchestra, Prelude and
fugue for orchestra.
42 autographs comprising 32 autograph letters
signed, one typed letter signed, two autograph
postcards signed, four Christmas cards with
autograph notes signed and two programs honoring
the composer on his 80th birthday, with autograph
notes signed. Dated 1968-1976, mostly on the
composer's letterhead paper from his home in Los
Angeles. All to the music critic Robert Breuer of
New York. Nearly all in German; an English
summary is included.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Zádor, Eugene, 1894-1977--Archives.