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Finding Aid for the Henri Temianka Collection of Papers, Correspondence and Memorabilia, 1922-1990 bulk 1958-1986
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henri Temianka Collection of Papers, Correspondence and Memorabilia,
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1990 bulk 1958-1986
    Collection number: 51
    Creator: Temianka, Henri
    Extent: 154 boxes (77 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Materials related to Temianka's career as a performer, conductor, teacher, musical director and administrator. Materials in the collection particularly concern concert series activities with his California Chamber Symphony Orchestra, including: programs, news clippings, reviews, promotional materials, posters, photographs, music scores, tape recordings, board meeting minutes, financial statements, payrolls, patron and fundraising lists, donor histories, rehearsal schedules, correspondence, etc.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact Performing Arts Special Collections Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Music Library. 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 if the Performing Arts Special Collections does not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Henri Temianka Collection of Papers, Correspondence and Memorabilia, 51, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Henri Temianka; gift; 1982-92.

    Processing Information

    Processed by: Kendra Wittreich, June 2004

    Biography

    Temianka was born on Nov. 19, 1906, in Greenock, Scotland; studied violin with Blitz in Rotterdam (1915-23), Willi Hess at the Berlin Hochschule (1923-24), Jules Boucherit in Paris (1924-26), and with Flesch and Rodzinski at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, PA, from which he graduated in 1930; toured the world as a violin virtuoso during the 1930s, gaining international recognition by winning the first Wieniawski Violin Competition in Warsaw in 1935; was concertmaster of the Scottish Orchestra (1937-38) and the Pittsburgh Symphony (1941-42); moved to Southern CA; became US citizen in 1945; founded the Paganini String Quartet (1946-66); founded the California Chamber Symphony Orchestra in 1961, conducting its subscription concerts in Royce Hall for over 25 years; founded the Baroque Virtuosi in 1982; taught at UC Santa Barbara (1960-64), CSU Long Beach (1964-76), and master classes at various universities; wrote an autobiography titled, Facing the music (1973); wrote approximately 100 articles on violin technique and personal reminiscences; died on Nov. 7, 1992.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to Temianka's career as a performer, conductor, teacher, musical director and administrator. Materials in the collection particularly concern concert series activities with his California Chamber Symphony Orchestra, including: programs, news clippings, reviews, promotional materials, posters, photographs, music scores, tape recordings, board meeting minutes, financial statements, payrolls, patron and fundraising lists, donor histories, rehearsal schedules, correspondence, etc.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    California Chamber Symphony.
    Violinists--United States--Archival resources
    Concerts--California--Los Angeles.
    Conductors (Music)--United States--Archival resources