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Allen Dean Palmer collection on Heinrich Marschner
PASC-M 77  
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  • Title: Allen Dean Palmer collection on Heinrich Marschner
    Collection number: PASC-M 77
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.2 linear ft. (2 flat boxes and 1 document box)
    Date (inclusive): 1831-1987
    Abstract: This collection contains research material pertaining to German composer and music director Heinrich Marschner, compiled by Allen Dean Palmer during his studies at UCLA. Material includes photographs, printed sheet music, clippings, postcards, and Palmer's completed Masters thesis and PhD dissertation.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in German and English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Palmer, A. Dean

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Allen Dean Palmer Collection on Heinrich Marschner (Collection PASC-M 77). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Charlotte S. Myers and Allen Dean Palmer, 1988.

    Biography/History

    HEINRICH AUGUST MARSCHNER (born 16 August 1795) was a German composer who served as Kapellmeister at the Hanover court opera for thirty years. He is primarily known for his operas, though he was a romantic composer who also made important contributions to the Lied, or body of German Romantic poems set to classical music.
    Though Marschner, who was born in Zittau, showed early promise as a soprano and a pianoforte player, he moved to Leipzig in 1913 with the intention of studying law. Convinced to make music his profession, he travelled in 1816 with Count Thaddaus von Amadee, to Pressburg and Vienna, where he made the acquaintance of Ludwig Van Beethoven. Settling in Pressburg, he wrote three operas, including Heinrich IV und Aubigne, which was produced in 1820. He was consequently appointed Kapellmeister of the German and Italian opera there, in 1823. He was appointed Musikdirector in 1824, but resigned and relocated to Leipzig, where he settled in 1827 as Kapellmeister of the theater. There he produced Der Vampyr (1828), a successful opera which was also given in 1829 at the Lyceum Theatre in London, running for sixty nights.
    In 1831, he was appointed court Kapellmeister at Hanover. He produced Hans Heiling in 1833; this is widely considered his masterwork, and enjoyed great success. In 1836 it was performed under his own direction in Copenhagen; consequently, he was offered the post of General Musical Director in Denmark, which he declined in order to remain in Hanover. Kaiser Adolf von Nassau was produced at Dresden in 1845 under Richard Wagner’s conductorship. In 1859, he was pensioned at the theater with the title of Generalmusikdirector. Marschner died on 14 December 1861, in Hanover. A monument was erected to his memory there in 1877.
    ALLEN DEAN PALMER was a student of music at UCLA who wrote his Master of Arts thesis, Heinrich Marschner and his Opera, "Der Vampyr", in 1975. His PhD dissertation, Heinrich August Marschner (1795-1861) and His Stage Works, was approved in 1978.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains research material pertaining to German composer and music director Heinrich Marschner, compiled by Allen Dean Palmer during his studies at UCLA. Material includes photographs, printed sheet music, clippings, postcards, and Palmer's completed Masters thesis and PhD dissertation. All scores are composed by Heinrich Marschner, unless otherwise noted.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221329 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Marschner, Heinrich, 1795-1861
    Composers--Germany.
    Composers--Portraits.
    Scores.