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Finding Aid for the Alois Reiser Collection , 1920-1950
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alois Reiser Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1950
    Collection number: 6
    Creator: Reiser, Alois
    Extent: 20 boxes (10 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: This collection consists of holographic sketches of orchestral, operatic, chamber and film music
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to Performing Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alois Reiser Collection, 6, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Reiser was born on Apr. 6, 1887 in Prague, Czechoslovakia; studied with Antonín Dvorák at the Prague Conservatory; also took cello lessons and toured Europe; went to New York in 1905; played cello with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the New York Symphony; worked as a theater conductor in New York, 1918-29; moved to Hollywood in 1929, where he worked as a composer and conductor at film studios; compositions include the opera Gobi (1912), Concerto for cello and orchestra (1916), String quartet in E minor (1916), Little coquette (1918), From Mount Rainier (1926), Slavic rhapsody (1927), Trio in F major (1931), and Erewhon (1931); he died on Apr. 4, 1977 in Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    Collection predominantly consists of holographic sketches of his orchestral, operatic, chamber and film music, with miscellaneous programs, clippings, texts, and published scores.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Orchestral music (boxes 1-2)
    2. Operas (box 2)
    3. Songs for voice and piano (box 3)
    4. Chamber music (box 3)
    5. Film music (boxes 4-6)
    6. Miscellaneous programs and clippings (box 5)

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Reiser, Alois--Archives.
    Composers--Archival resources.
    Motion picture music--Scores.