Finding Aid to the Ludwig Altman Papers ARCHIVES ALTMAN.1

Oliver Schwaner-Albright; revised by Judy Tsou; machine-readable finding aid created by Brooke Dykman Dockter; revised by Matthew Weber.
Music Library
1997
mweber@library.berkeley.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Music Library
Title: Ludwig Altman papers
source: Altman, Emmy
creator: Altman, Ludwig
Identifier/Call Number: ARCHIVES ALTMAN.1
Physical Description: 3 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1943-1989
Language of Material: German, Hebrew, Latin.
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Ludwig Altman papers, ARCHIVES ALTMAN 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Ludwig Altman Papers were given to the Music Library by Emmy Altman on February 27, 1991. Additions were made in 1992.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Altman, Emmy
Altman, Ludwig

 

Series 1 : Music Manuscripts

Physical Description: 44 Folder

Scope and Contents

Divided into 4 subseries : Compositions by Altman, edited or arranged by Altman, manuscripts in Altman's hand, and manuscripts by others. Arranged alphabetically within each subseries. Ink originals, unless otherwise noted.
 

Subseries A : Composed by Altman

Box 1, Folder 1

Fatherly Guidance

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Dedicated to Cantor Joseph L. Portnoy. Photocopy.
Box 1, Folder 2

Lift Up Your Heads

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Ink with pencil drafts.
Box 1, Folder 3

Meditation (Neue Meditationer)

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photocopy.
Box 1, Folder 4

Psalm 13

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Ozalid.
Box 1, Folder 5

Psalm 67

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photocopy.
Box 1, Folder 6

Three Quiet Preludes

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 7

Why Art Thou Cast Down

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 8

Why Art Thou Cast Down

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Parts (soprano, tenor, bass) with concert notes. Ozalid.
 

Suberies B : Arranged or Edited by Altman

Box 2, Folder 1

Ariosti, Attilio. [no title]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Ozalid.
Box 1, Folder 9

Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann. 18 pieces for a musical clock.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Manuscript fragments with note : "A new edition for keyboard instruments (harpsichord, organ, piano) or harp, by Ludwig Altman." Ms in ink and pencil, ozalid, photocopy, and computer printout.
Box 2, Folder 2

Beethoven, Ludwig van. March (from Fidelio).

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 3

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Wellington's Victory at Vittoria.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Parts : Grosse Trommel, Kleine Trommel, Triangle, Turkish Teller, Tympani. Photocopy.
Box 2, Folder 4

Brahms, Johannes. In summer fields.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 5

Brahms, Johannes. Sapphic ode.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 6

Brahms, Johannes. Two songs by Brahms : The Sandman, Sapphic ode.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 10

Busoni, Ferruccio. Preludio.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photocopy.
Box 2, Folder 11

Cornelius, Peter. One tone.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photocopy.
Box 2, Folder 7

Grieg, Edvard. Lullaby (from Peer Gynt).

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 8

Haydn, Joseph. Adagio.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 9

Haydn, Joseph. Adagio.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photocopy with ink notes, negative prints.
Box 1, Folder 12

Haydn, Joseph. The lark.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 10

Haydn, Joseph, and Beethoven, Ludwig van. Grenadiermarsch.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Includes two sheets of text notes.
Box 2, Folder 11

Hensel, Fanny (Mendelssohn). Prelude.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 12

Ljadow, Anatol. Two Russian folksongs.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Originally "Three Russian folksongs."
Box 2, Folder 13

Mendelssohn, Felix. Prelude (from Athalia).

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 14

Mendelssohn, Felix. Andante.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 15

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Adagio.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 16

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Adagio.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 17

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Andante.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 18

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Gavotte (from Les petits riens).

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 19

Renaissance organ Mass.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Compiled and edited by Altman.
 

Subseries C : Manuscripts in Altman's Hand

Box 2, Folder 20

Grieg, Edvard. Triumphal march.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Arrangement by Kraft.
Box 1, Folder 13

Lichtenstein, Herbert. Adon olam.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For tenor, choir and organ.
Box 2, Folder 21

Pidoux, Pierre. Partita, "Ach wie fluchtig, ach wie nichtig."

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 14

Sabin, Wallace A. Simmer's a pleasant time.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Robert Burns.
Box 1, Folder 15

Saminsky, Lazare. Elohenu [Day of Atonement].

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Arranged by R. R. Rinder.
Box 1, Folder 16

Schlick, Arnold. Antiphon, Ascendo ad Patrem meum.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 17

Sparger. O Lord what is man.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 18

Strauss. Festliches Preludium.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 19

Sulzer. En komocho.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Arranged by R. R. Rinder.
Box 2, Folder 22

Sulzer. L'cho Adonoy.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 20

Sulzer. May the words.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 23

Sulzer. Shirah.

Physical Description: 1 Folder
 

Subseries D : Manuscripts by Others

Scope and Contents

See also Series 7, recordings 39-41.
Box 1, Folder 21

Sheinfeld, David. Elegiac sonorities for organ.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Commissioned by and dedicated to Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco. Ozalid.
 

Series 2 : Published Music

Physical Description: 26 Folder

Scope and Contents

Divided into 2 subseries : Composed by Altman, and arranged or edited by Altman. Arranged alphabetically by title within each subseries. Some with Altman's concert notes in pencil.
 

Subseries A : Composed by Altman

Box 2, Folder 24

Avinu, malkenu.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

New York : Transcontinental Music Publications, c1980.
Box 2, Folder 25

The beloved of the Lord.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

New York : Lawson-Gould, c1972.
Box 2, Folder 26

The blessing of Moses.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

New York : Transcontinental Music Publications, c1977. Annotated in pencil.
Box 2, Folder 27

Festive postlude for a pilgrimage festival.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

New York : Transcontinental Music Publications, c1973.
Box 2, Folder 28

The God of Abraham praise.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Dayton, OH : The Sacred Music Press, c1986. Annotated in pencil.
Box 2, Folder 29

Meditation song : Awake, awake.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Cincinnati, OH : World Library Publications, c1972. Consoliere, July-September 1972
Box 2, Folder 30

Meditation song : Night has come.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Cincinnati, OH : World Library Publications, c1972. Consoliere, January-March 1972.
Box 2, Folder 31

Meditation song : Praise and honor.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Cincinnati, OH : World Library Publications, c1972. Consoliere, April-June 1972. Annotations in pencil.
Box 2, Folder 32

Prelude on Leoni.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

New York : Transcontinental Music Publications, c1977. Annotations in pencil.
Box 2, Folder 36

Processional on "Amsterdam."

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Cincinnati, OH : World Library Publications, c1973. Consoliere, April-June 1973.
Box 2, Folder 33

Psalm 13.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

New York : Lawson-Gould Music Publishers, Inc., c1967. Annotations in pencil.
Box 2, Folder 35

Psalm 46.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

New York : Transcontinental Music Publications, c1966.
Box 2, Folder 34

Psalm 47.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

New York : Transcontinental Music Publications, c1971. Annotations in pencil.
Box 2, Folder 37

Sabbath music.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

New York : Transcontinental Music Publications, c1963.
Box 2, Folder 38

Three liturgic choral pieces.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

New York : Transcontinental Music Publications, c1963.
 

Subseries B : Arranged or edited by Altman

Box 2, Folder 39

Bach, C. P. E. Six organ pieces for a musical clock mechanism.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Cincinnati, OH : World Library of Sacred Music, c1971.
Box 2, Folder 40

Bach, C. P. E. Suite for an organ clock.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Boston : McLaughlin & Reilly Company, c1964.
Box 2, Folder 41

Bach, C. P. E. Ten pieces for an organ clock.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Dayton, OH : The Sacred Music Press, c1978.
Box 2, Folder 42

Bach, C. P. E. Three duets for organ and harp (or keyboard).

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Dayton, OH : The Sacred Music Press, c1978.
Box 2, Folder 44

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Organ works.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

London : Edition Peters, c1962. Contains a suite, the Two preludes op. 39, and a Fugue in D major.
Box 2, Folder 45

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Wellington's victory at Vittoria (Opus 91).

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Melville, NY : H. W. Gray Publications, c1977.
Box 2, Folder 46

Hopkins, Edward J. Organ fantasy on Benediction.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Boston : R. D. Row Music Co., c1950. Annotations in pencil.
Box 2, Folder 47

Jensen, Adolf. Midday silence.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

USA : Theodore Presser Co., c1943. Photocopy.
Box 2, Folder 48

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix. Three unfamiliar organ compositions by Mendelssohn.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Nashville and New York : Abingdon Press, c1969. Contains Prelude in c minor, Prelude in d minor, and Allegro in B flat major.
Box 2, Folder 49

Three organ fugues (with several facsimiles) published for the first time.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

London : Hinrichsen Edition Ltd., c1962. Contains works by Samuel Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
Box 2, Folder 43

Three service voluntaries.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Glen Rock, NJ : J. Fischer & Bro., c1970. Works by J.C. Bach, J.S. Bach, and G.F. Handel. Annotations in pencil.
 

Series 3 : Writings

Physical Description: 3 Folder

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts and typescripts for program and liner notes; one published article.
Box 2, Folder 50

Miscellaneous writings.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Six typescripts (four in photocopy, annotated) and two manuscripts in ink.
Box 2, Folder 51

Ein Besuch bei Thomas Mann.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

From Thomas Mann Gesellschaft, Zurich, No. 23, 1989-1990. A note from Caroline Crawford is enclosed.
Box 1, Folder 22

Liner notes.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Eleven leaves; ten typescript photocopies, one manuscript photocopy.
 

Series 4 : Correspondence 1962-1989

Physical Description: 2 Folder

Scope and Contents

14 letters and postcards to Altman (1962-85); 3 letters from Altman (1981-1989).
Box 2, Folder 52

Fourteen letters and postcards 1962-1985

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 53

Three letters from Altman 1981-1989

Physical Description: 1 Folder
 

Series 5 : Research Materials

Physical Description: 4 Folder

Scope and Contents

Periodical literature and photographs, with much information on organs. Card catalog of Altman's library.
Box 2

Card catalog of Altman's library

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 54

Mohr, Wilhelm von. "Zu Handels Orgelkonzerten."

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Article from the Neue Zurcher Zeitung, July 24, 1976.
Box 2, Folder 55-56

Organs

Physical Description: 2 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photographs, specifications, etc. from magazines & journals, collected by Altman.
Box 2, Folder 57

Sadie, Stanley. BBC music guides : Handel concertos.

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press, 1972. Annotated.
 

Series 6 : Biographical Materials

Physical Description: 7 Folder

Scope and Contents

Bibliography of Altman's works, biographies, programs and reviews of Altman's performances, photographs of Altman and others.
Box 2, Folder 58

Altman bibliography

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 59

Altman biography

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Three versions.
Box 2, Folder 60

Altman Oral History Project

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Announcement by the Bancroft Library.
Box 2, Folder 61

American Guild of Organists year book and directory 1946

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 62

Programs 1951-1988

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

From concerts in San Francisco, California, Germany, et al.
Box 2, Folder 63

Program, San Francisco Symphony Sept. 1996

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Includes a mention of Altman as Leon Fleisher's teacher, p.39A.
Box 2, Folder 64

Reviews 1965-1988

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

From San Francisco and Germany.
Box 2, Folder 65

Photographs 1928

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Altman, performances, other musicians, and Temple Emanu-El. Various sizes and types.
 

Series 7 : Recordings

Physical Description: 52 Items

Scope and Contents

Recordings of performances by Altman (4 cassettes, 48 reels).
 

Subseries A : Cassettes

Box 3, Item 1

40th anniversary January 18, 1977

Physical Description: 1 Items
Box 3, Item 2

The B-- of the L--

Physical Description: 1 Items
Box 3, Item 3

CJP Yom Kippur responses

Physical Description: 1 Items
Box 3, Item 4

Psalm 67

Physical Description: 1 Items
 

Subseries B : Reel to Reel

Box 3, reel 5

Jacobi Service December 1954

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

Part I; 7" reel.
Box 3, reel 6

Jacobi Service December 1954

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

Part II; 7" reel.
Box 3, reel 7

Chanukah Service with children's choir December 12, 1958

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

At Temple Emanu-El; 7" reel.
Box 3, reel 8

25th Anniversary May 4, 1962

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 9

Thanksgiving, Temple Emanu-El November 1966

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

5" reel.
Box 3, reel 10

Untitled April 1967

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 11

Standard School Broadcast, First Presbyterian Church, San Anselmo May 2, 1967

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 12

Recital, Temple Emanu-El December 1970

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 13

World premiere of a newly-discovered C.P.E. Bach manuscript December 29, 1970

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

Recorded at Temple Emanu-El. 3" reel.
Box 3, reel 14

Rappelswil, Urtenen-Schonbiel 1970-1971

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

5 3/4" reel.
Box 3, reel 15

Orgelkonzert July 18, 1974

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 16

Recital, Temple Emanu-El December 1975

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 17

Broadcasts from KQED, 88.5 FM June 1977

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 18

A861

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 19

Ami-Ma-amin

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 20

EE Concert

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

3" reel.
Box 3, reel 21

Germany concert

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

3" reel.
Box 3, reel 22

Hebrew Organ Music

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

Music of the Sabbath, Music of the Festivals, Family Ceremonials and Folklore. 10 1/2" reel. See also Series 7, Reel 26.
Box 3, reel 23

Jewish Folklore and Dances

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

Recording for an LP. 7" reel.
Box 3, reel 24

Moo- (Rock of Ages) and Leoni

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

4" reel.
Box 3, reel 25

Munster

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

5 3/4" reel.
Box 3, reel 26

Music of the Synagogue

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

Organ music of the Sabbath, Music of the Festivals, Family Ceremonials and Folklore. 7" reel. See also Series 7, Reel 22.
Box 3, reel 27

St. O-, San Anselmo

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 28

St. O-, San Anselmo

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 29

St. O-

Physical Description: 1 Reels
Box 3, reel 30

St. O-

Physical Description: 1 Reels
Box 3, reel 31

Pachelbel, C.P.E. Bach

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

3" reel. Recording of a BBC broadcast.
Box 3, reel 32

Portnoy's Talk and Song : 35th Anniversary

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 33

Psalm 13

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

3" reel.
Box 3, reel 34

Psalm 47

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

3" reel.
Box 3, reel 35

Psalm 47

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

3" reel.
Box 3, reel 36

Rothenberg, Beethoven

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

3" reel.
Box 3, reel 37

A Service Suite

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

5" reel.
Box 3, reel 38

A Service Suite

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

Master tape. 5" reel.
Box 3, reel 39

Sheinfeld, David : Elegiac sonorities for organ.

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

5" reel. See also Series 1, Subseries D, Box 1, Folder 21.
Box 3, reel 40

Sheinfeld, David

Physical Description: 1 Reels
Box 3, reel 41

Sheinfeld, David

Physical Description: 1 Reels
Box 3, reel 42

Sheinfeld, Bach

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

3" reel.
Box 3, reel 43

Variations on Lasstinch [?] E--, Erschilmen ist, First Noel, Leoni (Fantasy)

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
Box 3, reel 44-45

Untitled

Physical Description: 2 Reels

Scope and Contents

3" reels. Originally grouped with Series 7, Reels 20-21.
Box 3, reel 46-52

Untitled

Physical Description: 7 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reels.
 

Series 8 : Miscellaneous

Physical Description: 3 Folder

Scope and Contents

Posters.
Box 1, Folder 23-25

Posters

Physical Description: 3 Folder