April 1996 Number 64
ISSN 1549-8948 (online)
Note: The online and printed editions of this newsletter may differ in content.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
From the Editor
William Malloch, 1927-1996
"California's Musical Wealth"
Deadline for the Next Issue
FROM THE EDITOR
With this Newsletter you will find information concerning our meeting at the Arnold Schoenberg Institute of the University of Southern California on May 17. The Archives of the Institute contain one of the most interesting collections of musical materials to be found anywhere. It is one of the most complete collections of material relating to a single composer, and is certainly one of the world's most important collections of material relating to twentieth-century music. In the past the Institute has hosted some of this centuries great performers performing a wide variety of music, many important conferences and lectures have been given there, and much seminal research has been done there over the last twenty years.
But this may all soon be history. Schoenberg's heirs and the University are in dispute over the future of the collection, and the courts will probably make the final decision. Whatever happens it is certain that things will never be the same. Come to the meeting; this may be your last chance! You will also learn something of the background to the dispute between the University and the Schoenberg heirs. Only a small fraction of the story has been told in the newspapers! Although the story of the dispute would make for a great TV soap opera the media is unlikely to pick up on it.
The meeting will also introduce you to the new Leavey Library at USC. The Leavey has been designed around the new electronic communication technologies and may be the model for the libraries of the future. The library was built from the ground up with the new technologies in mind.
There is also a ballot enclosed. Please exercise your privilege and vote.
WILLIAM MALLOCH, 1927-1996
William Malloch, Los Angeles musicologist and composer, died on January 9th, of cancer, at the age of 68. Malloch was longtime music director of Pacifica Radio's KPFK in Los Angeles, music director of the Mahler Society of California for more than 15 years, for several years artistic director of the Ojai Music Festival, and recently taught performance practices in music at UCLA. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he graduated from UC Berkeley in 1951, received an MA in composition at UCLA in 1958, and undertook postgraduate studies at Tanglewood and the Vienna Academy of Music.
Winner of numerous awards for his radio documentaries, Malloch received special recognition for a commemorative recording, Gustav Mahler Remembered, first issued in 1967, and reissued five years later with Leonard Bernstein's recording of Mahler's fourth and fifth symphonies. His radio documentary on Dvorak, based on recollections he recorded in Czechoslovakia and the United States, won an Ohio State Award in 1970. Malloch's compositions include music for keyboard and symphonic wind ensembles. He contributed articles to Opus magazine, Early Music, and other publications. His many interests included unearthing authentic tempos for music of the past, demonstrated on recorded performances which he produced of Ravel's Bolero and Bach's Orchestral Suites.
Malloch's archives of sound recordings reflect his life's work. He left large collections of 78 rpm recordings (focused on conductors), and extensive open reel and cassette tape recordings (interviews with musicians, his broadcasts and documentaries--also the original research that was excerpted for the finished program- -and a great deal of related material). His legacy also includes his writing and research materials. These materials are presently being organized for research use and the establishment of a William Malloch Collection in the UCLA Music Library Special Collections.
A memorial concert, presented by William Malloch's friends and family, will be held in Schoenberg Hall on the UCLA campus on May 2 at 8:00 p.m. The conductor will be Keith Clark and the master of ceremonies will be Robert Winter. All are welcome to attend.
"CALIFORNIA'S MUSICAL WEALTH"
The joint MLA/SCC-NCC publication "California's Musical Wealth" was last printed in 1989, and it won't be too long before we'll need to print more copies. We are having no luck locating the original, however. We have asked Stephen Fry, Martin Silver, Susan Bower and Kathy Glennan, and Laura Drake at the MLA Archives has searched their database without success. Does anyone know where the original copy is?
Cal State Fullerton offers a number of courses and programs that may be of interest to MLA/SCC members. This summer they will be offering their "Certificate in Operations and Administration of Microcomputers in Libraries" (13.2 credits). Other courses that may be of interest include "A Hands-On Introduction to the Internet", "Using the Internet for Research", "World Wide Web: A Hands-On Introduction", and "Creating Your Home Page for the World Wide Web". Call (714) 773-2611 for a free extension catalog.
Information on the UCLA Summer Session is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.saonet.ucla.edu/summer.htm. The extension office can also be reached by phone, (310) 794-8333 or (800) 321- 8252, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT ISSUE
The next issue of the MLA/SCC Newsletter will appear in July. Please forward material for publication to one of the editors by June 15. We accept contributions in any format, including chiseled on stone tablets.
The UCLA Music Library now has a web site at http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/music. We hope that the site will become both an invitation to explore the rich musical resources available in the library, as well as a point of access to the extraordinary volume of information that is now available on the "Web" worldwide. The site contains information about the library, including a short history, with photos, and a number of reference guides that have only been available in printed form in the past. The most interesting of these is Steve Fry's Film, Television, and Radio Music Resources in the UCLA Music Library. This guide includes information on the relevant archival collections in the Music Library Special Collections, an index of composers and musicians, and lists of periodicals and other published guides to the film music collections.
The Special Collections pages provide a list of the collections with a brief description for each, along with separate pages for the Archive of Popular American Music, the Ernst Toch Archive, and the Eric Zeisl Archive. These pages will become comprehensive guides, including finding aids, over time. One major finding aid, to the CBS Collection of scores and parts of motion pictures and television soundtracks, is already available. The finding aid for this large collection (930 boxes) includes title and name/title indexes, and many important names are to be found here, including Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Hermann, Henry Mancini, Alex North, Lalo Schifrin, Fred Steiner, Franz Waxman, and John Williams.
It is our long-term aim to provide access to all our collections over the web. Three recently acquired collections to be available shortly are representative of the wide variety of resources available at UCLA: the Hans Salter collection, the Eric Simon collection, and the Jimmy Van Heusen collection. The Salter collection contains that composer's film scores; the Simon collection is a collection of correspondence between many important musicians--including Robert Craft, Paul Hindemith, Otto Klemperer, Ernst Krenek, Erich Leinsdorf, Darius Milhaud, Hermann Scherchen, and Rudolf Serkin--with the clarinetist Eric Simon; and the Van Heusen collection contains the manuscripts and related materials of the composer of songs such as "Swingin' on a Star" and "Call me Irresponsible."
The web site also includes an Internet Resources section in which we will be trying to keep abreast of the wealth of information that is available. We don't promise to list every site of value-- that would be impossible--but we will be trying to include resources of most relevance to our collections and readers.
A number of other local music libraries and departments now have web pages, including the following:
CalArts School of Music:There are fascinating things here. Check out the Marin Marais thematic catalog by Garrett Bowles at UC San Diego; browse the Elise Haas collection of Ernest Bloch material at Berkeley; get a list of the visiting artists at CalArts this term; browse the schedule of events at UCLA; and so on. Each site is structured differently, contains a variety of information, and provides idiosyncratic links, which is wonderful! Follow your nose and you will find a wide array of sites, such as:
Claremont Colleges, Music Special Collections:
http://voxlibris.claremont.edu:80/music.html/ Stanford University Music Library:
UC Berkeley Music Library:
UC Davis Music Department:
UCLA Center for the Performing Arts:
UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology:
UCLA Department of Music:
UC Riverside Music Library:
UC Santa Barbara Arts Library Music Section:
UC Santa Barbara Music Department:
UC San Diego Music Library:
University of Southern California Music Library:
J. S. Bach Home Page:And in preparation for your visit to the Schoenberg Institute you may wish to read a brief description of the Institute's archival holdings at http://www.usc.edu/Library/Schoen/ and consult the Schoenberg Legacy page (http://www.schoenberg.org/).
Los Angeles Philharmonic:
Rock and Roll Road Map:
MLA/SCC EXECUTIVE BOARD
Chair: Deborah Smith, Occidental College
Vice Chair: Don Brown, El Camino College
Secretary/Treasurer: Susan Annett, Santa Monica Public Library
Members-At-Large: Renee McBride, UCLA
John Thornbury, CSULA
Past Chair: Leslie Andersen, LACPL, Norwalk
MLA/SCC Newsletter, No. 64, April 1996
Co-editors:Stephen Davison, UCLA
Valencia Mitchell, Cerritos College
The MLA/SCC Newsletter is published three times a year. Please send articles, reviews, conference summaries, communications, and membership news to: Stephen Davison, UCLA Music Library, 1102 Schoenberg Hall, Box 951490, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1490; e-mail:email@example.com; phone: (310) 825-3369; fax: (310) 206- 7322 or: Valencia Mitchell, Cerritos College Library, 11110 Alondra Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650; (310) 860-2451, ext. 2416; fax: (310) 467-5002; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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