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Inventory of the Allan Bier papers, [ca. 1870-ca. 1973]
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item 1.

Folder containing information pertaining to the acquisition of the Allan Bier Collection by the Music Library.

item 2.

Scrapbook containing programs, reviews, and other notices. 12 double-faced plastic leaves.

item 3.

Folder containing loose programs, etc.

item 4.

Folder containing clippings and notices pertaining to Allan Bier's piano teacher, Vladimir de Pachman, 1848-1933, Ukrainian pianist.

item 5.

Seven (7) large glossy photographs of Ignace Jan Paderewski, 1860-1941.

item 6.

Photograph of the English pianist, Irene Scharrer, which bears the inscription: "Three Weeks. Flashlight only. To Allan Bier - since he wishes it. Only don't tell a soul. Dotingly, Irene Scharrer."

item 7.

Folders 7 through 16 are original compositions in manuscript for piano solo:


-- Alastor


-- Croquis d'une infante.


-- Dreaming spires.


-- Legend of Gondolon.


-- Oiselle.


-- Le Reveillon.


-- Skeleton Waltz.


-- Summer Dusk.


-- Two poems of Quest.

item 8.

Cadenza to Mozart's piano concerto in D minor by Allan Bier.

item 9.

Episode, for piano. Doubtful composition by Allan Bier.

item 10.

Folders 19 through 24 are original songs in manuscript:


-- The Columbine.


-- Love in a mist.


-- O lady, let love full your tears.


-- Oh, my love is like a red rose.


-- Rain.


-- Der Tod, das ist die kuhle Nacht.


Folder 25 contains drafts and sketchers of musical compositions by Allan Bier. 47 loose leaves.

Physical Description: 11.
item 12.

One (1) sound recording of Allan Bier playing:


-- Debussy, Douze Etudes.


-- Bier, Summer Dusk.


-- Chopin, Three Preludes.