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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Life of Kurt Frederick in relation to A. Schonberg's music and the Albuquerque Civic Symphony Orchestra.
MAIN ENTRY: Frederick, Kurt
DATE OF INTERVIEW: September 16, 1968
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Albuquerque, New Mexico
INTERVIEWER: David B. Gracy II
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: Not given
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
 
Admirer of music - Arnold Schonberg
Refugee
Correspondence with friend of Schonberg's
Photostat copy of score (work had never been performed)
Conductor Albuquerque Civic Symphony Orchestra
Asked permission to perform work
Parts had not been written out
Write parts and permission granted (1948-1949)
Meeting of Directors
Begin work - many mistakes
Difficulties
Estancia school girl - melody
Postponed date of performance
1st Community to perform this work
Albuquerque not aware of importance
Performance written in South American newspapers and
     Europe
Letter received from Schonberg
Other correspondence
Performance - peculiar experience
Interesting audience reaction
Albuquerque - made N. Y. Times Headlines
Birth - Vienna
Education
Reason for coming to this country
Experiences in Vienna
Successful performances
Living in New York
Pressures - Health
Thoughts of giving up music
Professor of Music at University of New Mexico
Reason for coming to U. S. and New Mexico
Questions of family background - Return to Vienna
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: None given
BULK DATES: None given

 

     
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