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Finding Aid for the J.-G. Prod'homme Collection of Material About Ludwig van Beethoven, 1899-1947
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Description
Jacques-Gabriel Prod'homme (1871-1956) was a French music critic and librarian. He translated Wagner's prose works (1907-25) and musical dramas (1922-27) and Beethoven's conversation books (1946). His published works include Hector Berlioz 1803-1869 (1905), La jeunesse de Beethoven, 1770-1800 (1921), and Les sonatas pour piano de Beethoven, 1782-1823 (1937). The collection consists of French, German, English, Mexican, and other newspaper and periodical clippings, holograph notes, programs, books, and photographs relating to Ludwig van Beethoven and concerts of his sonatas, collected by Prod'homme.
Background
Prod'homme was born on November 28, 1871 in Paris, France; studied philology and music history at the Paris École des Hautes Études Sociales (1890-94), then became a writer on musical and other subjects in the socialist publications, among them La revue socialiste, Droits de l'homme, and Messidor; co-founded the French section of the International Music Society (IMS) in 1902, and served as its secretary (1903-13); co-founded the French Musicological Society in 1917, serving as its secretary (1917-20) and vice-president (1929-36); became curator of the library and archivist of the museum at the Paris Opéra (1931-40); librarian at the Paris Conservatory (1934-40); became a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur (1928); with others, he translated Wagner's prose works (1907-25) and musical dramas (1922-27) and Beethoven's conversation books (1946); published works include Hector Berlioz 1803-1869 (1905), La jeunesse de Beethoven, 1770-1800 (1921), and Les sonatas pour piano de Beethoven, 1782-1823 (1937); he died on June 18, 1956 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.