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Ganz, Wilhelm, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSGANZ

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Wilhelm Ganz MSS

Short Title: Ganz, Wilhelm, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1851-1950

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 6 volumes

Name of creator(s): Wilhelm Ganz; Adelina Patti; and others

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Wilhelm Ganz, composer, conductor and pianist, was the son of Adolph Ganz, Kapellmeister at the Opera at Mainz. He came to London as a boy in 1848. He became Professor of Singing at the Guildhall School of Music and was accompanist to the celebrated Spanish soprano Adelina Patti (1843-1919), who in 1878 took up residence at Craig-y-nos Castle in Breconshire.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence and papers, 1851-1950, of composer, conductor and pianist Wilhelm Ganz, together with correspondence and papers of members of his family, including letters, 1876-1913, to Ganz from Adelina Patti and other contemporary singers and musicians, and an album of signatures presented to Ganz on the occasion of a Diamond Jubilee Concert in his honour held on 26 May 1908.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, French, German

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23351-23356.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Description based on Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased at Sotheby's, London (lots 217 and 367) on 26 May 1994.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Concert programmes and other miscellaneous items included in the purchase are NLW ex 1654. Photographs and postcards, including an early photograph of Madame Patti inscribed by her 'Adelina Patti 1859 in first performance of Traviata', are now to be found in NLW Photo Album 1985. Family letters, 1852-1854, of Wilhelm Ganz are located in the British Library's Music Collection.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003); Hector Berlioz online site (viewed 6 April 2009).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ganz, Wilhelm, | 1833-1914 | Correspondence
Patti, Adelina, | 1843-1919 | Correspondence

Personal names
Ganz , Wilhelm , 1833-1914
Patti , Adelina , 1843-1919

Corporate names

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