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Guide to the Krenek Festival tapes PA Mss 54
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  • Access Restrictions
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  • Arrangement note

  • Title: Krenek Festival tapes
    Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 54
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet (1 document box, 42 audiotape reels, 2 videocassettes)
    Date: 1979
    Abstract: Tapes and program booklet for 1979 festival in Santa Barbara honoring composer Ernst Krenek.
    Physical location: Annex 2
    creator: Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

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

    Preferred Citation

    {Identification of item], Krenek Festival tapes, 1979, PA Mss 54. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the UCSB Arts Library, July 2003. University Archives audio merged in 2013.


    Ernest Krenek (1900-1991) was an Austrian American composer known for his chamber music, opearas, orchestral works and eletronic music. He studied in Vienna and Berlin. In 1925 he became a conductor at the opera house in Kassel. His jazz opera Johnny Stikes Up (1926) was translated into many languages. In 1928 he returned to Vienna. In the 1930s he gradually adopted the twelve-tone technique used by Arnold Schoenberg. In 1937, he moved to the United States, where became a citizen in 1945. There, he taught and composed chamber, orchestral, choral, and electronic music and wrote operas.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains materials relating to the Krenek Festival which was held in the spring of 1979 in Santa Barbara in conjunction with the UCSB Department of Music to honor the composer Ernest Krenek. The majority of the collection consists of audio recordings.

    Arrangement note

    The collection is arranged in 3 series: I. Programs, II. Audio and III. Videos

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991
    Concert programs
    Concerts--California--Santa Barbara
    Music festivals
    Sound recordings