Guide to the Krenek Festival tapes PA Mss 54

Finding aid prepared by David Seubert.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
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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


Programs and Materials Series 1:

Box 1

Festival Program

Box 1

Miscellaneous Items

Scope and Content

File contains clippings, programs, discographies, notes, and correspondence by and related to Ernst Krenek.

Audio Series 2:

Item A6632/R7

Krenek Inserts

Item A6633/R7

Krenek Interview Master #1

Item A6634/R7

Krenek Interview Master #2

Item A6635/R7

Krenek Master #3

Item A6636-6638/R7

Krenek-Porter TV Audio (3 parts)

Item A6639-6641/R7

Statisch und Ekstatisch (3 tapes) 8 April 1979

Item A6642-6643/R7

Kitharaulos (2 tapes) 8 April 1979

Item A6644-6646/R7

The Dissembler (3 tapes) 8 April 1979

Item A6647-6648/R7

Von Vorn Herein (2 tapes) 8 April 1979

Item A6649/R7

Orga-Nastro; St. quartet #2 9 April 1979

Item A6650/R7

Second Sonata for Violin; St. Quartet #2 9 April 1979

Item A6651/R7

Fifth Sonata for Piano; Clarinet trio 9 April 1979

Item A6652/R7

Three Merry Marches; Dream sequence 9 April 1979

Item A6653/R7

String Quartet #1 10 April 1979

Item A6654/R7

Two Choruses on Jacobean Poems etc. 10 April 1979

Item A6655/R7

They Knew What They Wanted 10 April 1979

Item A6255/R7

"Karl V," Claudia Zenek 11 April 1979

Item A5666/R7

"Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae," Peter Fricker 11 April 1979

Item A6656/R7

Alpbach Quintet 12 April 1979

Item A6657/R7

Piano Sonata #4 12 April 1979

Item A6658/R7

String Quartet #3 12 April 1979

Item A6659/R7

Sestina 12 April 1979

Item A6660/R7

String Quartet #5 13 April 1979

Item A6661/R7

Acco-Music; Durch die Nacht 13 April 1979

Item A6662/R7

Gesange des Spaten Jahres 13 April 1979

Item A6663/R7

Gesange des Spaten Jahres 13 April 1979

Item A6664/R7

Four Pieces for Oboe and Piano; String quartet 13 April 1979

Item A5241/R7

"On Spatlese," Beverly Grigsby 13 April 1979

Item A6665/R7

The Ballad of the Railroads 14 April 1979

Item A6666/R7

Die Jahreszeiten, etc. 14 April 1979

Item A5541/R7

"Krenek's Early Music," William Austin 14 April 1979

Item A5542/R7

"Krenek and Histories," William Austin 14 April 1979

Item A6667/R7

Monologue for Clarinet; Little Suite 14 April 1979

Item A6668/R7

O Lacrymosa; Die Nachtigall 14 April 1979

Item A6669/R7

String Quartet #4 15 April 1979

Item A6670/R7

Quintina 15 April 1979

Item A6671-6673/R7

Reisebuch aus den Osterreichischen Alpen (3 tapes) 15 April 1979


Videos Series 3:

Item V1459-1460/UM

Krenek Festival Inserts, tapes 1-2 4/13/1979