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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Otto Luening
RLIN number: NXCP89-A26
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; early life in Madison, Wisconsin; musical education in Munich, 1912-17; composing, performing and acting in Europe during World War I; Chicago, 1920-25; executive director, opera department, Eastman School of Music, 1925-28; teaching at University of Arizona; Yaddo; organization of American Composers Alliance; Barnard College Music Department, 1944-47; professor of music, Columbia University, 1949- ; electronic workshop at Columbia, development of electronic music; meetings of National Institute of Art and Letters; impressions of Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Randall Thompson, John Cage, and others.
Extent: Transcript: 607 leaves
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 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Luening, Otto, 1900-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1900
Speaker occupation: Composer
Age at speaking: 76
Document date: 1976
Interviewer: Morris, Berenice
Organizations discussed: Barnard College, New York, NY; Columbia University, New York, NY; University of Rochester. Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Barnard College, New York, NY; Columbia University, New York, NY; Composers; Music--History and criticism--20th century; Music--Instruction and study; North America; Operas; United States; University of Rochester. Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Topics discussed - Other terms: Electronic music; Luening, Otto, 1900-; National Institute of Arts and Letters (US)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020771-16212