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Ernst Toch papers, ca. 1835-1988
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Ernst Toch papers
    Collection number: PASC-M 1
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: German
    Physical Description: 44.0 linear ft. (88 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1835-1988
    Abstract: The Collection consists of materials relating to the Austrian-American composer, Ernst Toch. Included are music manuscripts and scores, books of his personal library, manuscripts, biographical material, correspondence, articles, essays, speeches, lectures, programs, clippings, photographs, sound recordings, financial records, and memorabilia. Also included are manuscripts and published works of other composers, as well as Lilly Toch's letters and lectures.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Toch, Ernst 1887-1964

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ernst Toch Papers (Collection PASC 1-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Lilly Toch, 1966-1970.

    Biographical Note

    Ernst Toch was born on Dec. 7, 1887 in Vienna; taught himself piano in his grandmother's pawnshop; learned musical notation from a local violinist, and copied Mozart's string quartets for practice; began to compose chamber music, and at age 17 had a quartet performed; in 1909 he won the prestigious Mozart Prize and a scholarship to study at the Frankfurt Conservatory, where he studied piano with Willy Rehberg and composition with Iwan Knorr; won the Mendelssohn Prize in 1910 and the Austrian State Prize four times in succession; in 1913 he was appointed teacher of composition at the Mannheim Musikhochschule; married Lilly Zwack in 1916; earned Dr. phil. degree in 1921; taught piano and composition in Berlin from 1929-33, leaving at the onset of the Nazi regime for Paris, London, and finally the US, where he taught at the New School for Social Research in New York (1934-36); taught at the Univ. of Southern CA (1937-48), afterward giving private instruction; lived in Vienna and Switzerland from 1950-58, then spent the remainder of his life in LA; won the Pulitzer and Huntington-Hartford Prizes for his Third Symphony (1956), was elected to the American National Institute of Arts and Letters (1956), received honorary citations from the German and Austrian governments, and won a Grammy Award (1960); publications include Melodielehre (1923) and The shaping forces in music (1948); his compositions encompass all genres and include Fuge aus der Geographie (1930), Seven symphonies, 13 string quartets, several chamber operas, and music for films; he died on Oct. 1, 1964 in LA.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of materials relating to the Austrian-American composer, Ernst Toch. Includes music manuscripts and scores, books of his personal library, manuscripts, biographical material, correspondence, articles, essays, speeches, lectures, programs, clippings, photographs, sound records, financial records, and memorabilia. Also included are manuscripts and published works of other composers, and Lilly Toch's letters and lectures.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233872 

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Photographic Material. 5 boxes
    • Series 2. Sound Recordings
    • Series 3. Correspondence
    • Series 4. Clippings and Programs
    • Series 5. Miscellaneous Printed Material
    • Series 6. Articles, Essays, Speeches, Lectures
    • Series 7. Music Manuscripts
    • Series 8. Toch Published Works
    • Series 9. Toch's Library: Books and Journals
    • Series 10. Toch's Library: Scores
    • Series 11. Interviews
    • Series 12. Realia and Miscellanous
    • Series 13. Lawrence Weschler Collection
    • Series 14. Toni Weschler Collection
    • Series 15. Recent Acquisitions

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Toch, Ernst, 1887-1964--Archives.
    Toch, Lilly, 1892-1972.
    Composers--Archives.
    Music--Manuscripts.
    Music--Scores.
    Sound recordings.