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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Elie Siegmeister and Mrs. Elie Siegmeister
RLIN number: NXCP87-A139
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, New York, N.Y., education; study with Nadia Boulanger, 1927-1931; American Ballad Singers, 1939-1946; jazz, folk, classical influences; symphonic and theater productions; Rally of Hope, 1943; organization of Soviet-American Music Society; elitist, nationalist and populist influences in American music; composition orchestration; American Composers' Alliance; effects of McCarthyism on United States artists and art; writing opera, film scores, since 1950's; elements of musical style; conducting, teaching; Composers and Lyricists Guild of America; 1968 Composers for Peace Concert; importance of fashion, planned obsolescence in modern culture; Council of Creative Artists, Libraries and Museums; development of Second American School of Music.
Extent: Transcript: 459 leaves, Tape: 2 reels; 8 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewee. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Siegmeister, Elie, 1909-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1909
Speaker occupation: Composer; Wife participates in final interview
Age at speaking: 66
Document date: 1975
Interviewer: Morris, Berenice
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Composers; Composition (Music); Music--Instruction and study; North America; United States; United States--Social life and customs
Topics discussed - Other terms: Music and society; Music--Theory; Siegmeister, Elie, 1909-; Siegmeister, Elie, Mrs
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017264-12707