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Mapping Canada's music [electronic resource] : selected writings of Helmut Kallmann /
Helmut Kallmann ; John Beckwith and Robin Elliott, editors.
imprint
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013.
description
x, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
155458891X, 9781554588916
format(s)
Book
Subjects
personal subject
More Details
imprint
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013.
isbn
155458891X
9781554588916
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11764578
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Born in Berlin in 1922, Helmut Kallmann lost his mother, father, and sister in the Holocaust. He was sent to England on the Kindertransport and later to Canada, where he was interned as an enemy alien from 1940 to 1943. After graduating from university with a B.Mus., Kallmann worked from 1950 to 1970 at the CBC Toronto Music Library. In 1970 he was appointed chief of the newly created music division of the National Library, where he developed the plan for the collection and preservation of musical Canadiana and curated several exhibitions. In retirement he produced a newsletter for those who were interned with him in Canada, and assisted the Berlin government with exhibitions documenting the lives of Jewish residents in his childhood neighbourhood. He received the Order of Canada in 1977. John Beckwith is a composer, music educator, and writer. His more than 150 compositions include operas, a dozen orchestral works, chamber, solo, and choral works. Previous publications with WLU Press include In Search of Alberto Guerrero (2006), Unheard Of: Memoirs of a Canadian Composer (2012), and, as co-editor with Brian Cherney, Weinzweig: Essays on His Life and Music (2011). Robin Elliott holds the Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. He recently co-edited two books for WLU Press, Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts (with Gordon E. Smith, 2010) and Centre and Periphery, Roots and Exile: Interpreting the Music of Istvn Anhalt, Gyrgy Kurtg, and Sndor Veress (with Friedemann Sallis and Kenneth DeLong, 2011).
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a selection of writings by the late Canadian music librarian and historian Helmut Kallmann. Most of the essays deal with aspects of Canadian music, but some are also autobiographical, including one written during retirement in which Kallmann recalls growing up in a middle-class Jewish family in 1930s Berlin under the spectre of Nazism.
Main Description
Mapping Canada's Music is a selection of writings by the late Canadian music librarian and historian Helmut Kallmann (1922-2012). Most of the essays deal with aspects of Canadian music, but some are also autobiographical, including one written during retirement in which Kallmann recalls growing up in a middle-class Jewish family in 1930s Berlin under the spectre of Nazism. Of the seventeen selected writings by Kallmann, five have never before been published; many of the others are from difficult-to-locate sources. They include critical and research essays, reports, reflections, and memoirs. Each chapter is prefaced with an introduction by the editors. Two initial chapters offer a biography of Kallmann and an assessment of his contributions to Canadian music. The variety, breadth, and scope of these writings confirm Kallmann's pioneering role in Canadian music research and the importance of his legacy to the cultural life of his adopted country. In the current climate of cuts to archival collections and services, the publication of these essays by and about a pre-eminent collector and historian serves as a timely reminder of the importance of cultural memory.
Main Description
This is a selection of writings by the late Canadian music librarian and historian Helmut Kallmann (1922-2012). Most of the essays deal with aspects of Canadian music, but some are also autobiographical, including one written during retirement in which Kallmann recalls growing up in a middle-class Jewish family in 1930s Berlin under the spectre of Nazism. Of the seventeen selected writings by Kallmann, five have never before been published; many of the others are from difficult-to-locate sources. They include critical and research essays, reports, reflections, and memoirs. Each chapter is prefaced with an introduction by the editors. Two initial chapters offer a biography of Kallmann and an assessment of his contributions to Canadian music. The variety, breadth, and scope of these writings confirm Kallmanns pioneering role in Canadian music research and the importance of his legacy to the cultural life of his adopted country. In the current climate of cuts to archival collections and services, the publication of these essays by and about a pre-eminent collector and historian serves as a timely reminder of the importance of cultural memory.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ovii
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. ix
Helmut Kallmann: A Brief Biographyp. 1
Helmut Kallmann and Canadian Musicp. 17
Selected Writings of Helmut Kallmann (*indicates material which has not been previously published)
*Studying Music at a Canadian University, 1946-1949 (1949)p. 27
Canadian Music as a Field for Research (1950)p. 35
The New Grove's: Disappointment to Canada (1955)p. 39
Introduction, from A History of Music in Canada 1534-1914 (1960)p. 43
*Joseph Quesnel's Colas et Colinette (1963)p. 49
Music Library Association Digs Up Our Musical Past (1966)p. 61
James Paton Clarke, Canada's First Mus.Bac. (1970)p. 65
The Music Division of the National Library: The First Five Years (1975)p. 79
The Canadian League of Composers in the 1950s: The Heroic Years (1984)p. 87
The Making of a One-Country Music Encyclopedia: An Essay after an Encyclopedia (1994)p. 103
Music in the Internment Camps and after World War II: John Newmark's Start on a Brilliant Canadian Career (1995)p. 125
*Franz Schubert in Canada: A Historical Survey of Performance, Appreciation, and Research (1996)p. 149
Taking Stock of Canada's Composers from the 1920s to the Catalogue of Canadian Composers (1952) (1996)p. 167
*A Selection of Correspondence (1949/1966/1992)p. 183
Mapping Canada's Music: A Life's Task (1997)p. 189
The Matter of Identity (2001)p. 217
*At Home with the Kallmanns: A Schöneberg Family in the 1930s (1992/2001)p. 223
List of Helmut Kallmann's Writingsp. 263
Indexp. 277
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