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Charles Appy papers, ca. 1824-1934.
PASC-M 108  
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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

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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.

    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.