Finding Aid for the Charles Appy Papers PASC-M.0108

Finding aid prepared by UCLA Library Special Collections staff, Caroline Cubé.
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Charles Appy papers
Creator: Appy, Charles Ernest
Identifier/Call Number: PASC-M.0108
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): circa 1824-1934
Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence and musical excerpts.
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Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9942303273606533 


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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Composers -- Netherlands -- Correspondence.
Appy, Charles Ernest--Archives.

box 1, item 1

Letter from Hans von Bulow November 8

box 1, item 2

Letter from Clara Schumann 1860

box 1, item 3

Letter from Franz Liszt 1876 May 5

box 1, item 4

Letter from Niels Gade 1873 October 2

box 1, item 5

Letter from Stephen Heller 1861 [?] May 26

box 1, item 6

Letter from Carl Hill 1872 [?] June 4

box 1, item 7

Letter from Salomon Jadassohn 1888 February 28

box 1, item 8

Letter [signature indecipherable] 1883 April 9

box 1, item 9

Letter from Karl Herrman 1876 September 20

box 1, item 10

Letter [signature indecipherable] 1888 [?] November 13

box 1, item 11

Musical excerpt by August Wilhelmj 1866 April 27

box 1, item 12

Musical excerpt and note from Hans von Bulow 1865 March 21

box 1, item 13

Musical excerpt from Julius Röntgen 1879 December 5

box 1, item 14

Musical excerpt and note from Leander Schlegel 1865 August [?] 15

box 1, item 15

Musical excerpt and note from B. Kwast 1879 January 17

box 1, item 16

Musical excerpt and note from Woldemar Bargiel no date

box 1, item 17

Musical excerpt by G. Bartel no date

box 1, item 18

Excerpt from Hungarian Dance, by Ernst S. Rabitzky 18[??] December 27

box 1, item 19

Quotation of Confucius, in Chinese and German, written by G. Schlegel [?] 1872 October 17

box 1, item 20

Lottery ticket, owned by G. A. Franck 1860 June 2

box 1, item 21

Pencil Sketch and greeting from E. Koster [?] 1877 October 25

box 1, item 22

Message on card, very faded, signature indecipherable 1860 December 9

box 1, item 23

Note signed by Beethoven 1824 May [?] 20

box 1, item 24

A New York Girl's Wonderful Autograph Manuscripts no date

box 1, item 25

Letter from Carl Trill 1901 September 9

box 1, item 26

Excerpt in German from the book The Violoncello and Its History 1934 June 21

Scope and Content

Biographical information on Charles Ernest Appy.
box 1, item 27

English translation of the contents of Item 26 no date

box 1, item 28

Letter from Concert Direction of Daniel Mayer (London) 1894 August 28

box 1, item 29

Cartoon of instrumentalists no date

box 1, item 30

Membership certificate from the Derthick Federation of Musical-Literary Clubs 1896 December 22

box 1, item 31

Certificate awarded Ernest Appy by the Prince of the Netherlands April 11

box 1, item 32

Concerts given in England and Europe 1857-1864