Richard P Arsenty Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Libretti

Research and Publications

Audiovisual Materials



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Collection Overview

Title: Richard P Arsenty Papers, 2003-2013Add to your cart.

ID: 26/20/192

Primary Creator: Richard P. Arsenty (1945-2013)

Extent: 7.75 cubic feet

Arrangement: Materials are organized in four series: Series 1, Libretti, 1812-2008; Series 2, Research and Publications, 1909-2013; Series 3, Audiovisual Materials, 1931-2005. Materials in Series 1 and 2 are arranged in alphabetical order. Materials in Series 2 are in original order.

Date Acquired: 11/21/2013

Subjects: Meyerbeer, Giacomo, Opera

Languages: English, German, French, Russian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of opera librettos, drafts of libretto translations, audio and video recordings, research notes on various Italian operas and languages, copies of sources, scholarly articles, sheet music, information regarding MRF Records, and working and final drafts of Arsenty's publication, Meyerbeer: A Reader. The papers document Arsenty's opera research and his life-long work on documenting the performances, recordings, and music of Giacomo Meyerbeer.

Biographical Note

Richard P. Arsenty was born in 1945 in Woodstock, Illinois. As a young man, he attended the University of Illinois, earning degrees in both biology education and library science. He taught at the high school and collegiate levels for seven years, before working as a libretto translator for MRF Records for eight years. Following his employment with MRF, he worked as a reference librarian at Purchase College in New York. After retiring early, he continued his work with libretti, translating over 160 opera libretti for the Opera Orchestra of New York, the New York City Opera, Orfeo Records, and Opera Rara among other organizations.

Subject/Index Terms

Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Opera

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Mrs. Rogene Kyle


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 2: Research and PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Drafts of MRF indexes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Indexes to MRF-1 through MRF-198, Chrubini Series, and BARD Series, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: MRF Records information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: MRF Records, Inc.: A History and Catalog of Issued Recordings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: MRF Records, Inc.: A History and Catalog if Issued Recordings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: MRF cover pictures sources, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: MRF casting information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Meyerbeer Discography, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Meyerbeer Discography notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Meyerbeer discography, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Meyerbeer Discography edition, 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Meyerbeer Discography edition, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Meyerbeer Discography edition, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Meyerbeer Discography edition, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Meyerbeer Discography edition, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Meyerbeer Discography edition, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Meyerbeer Discography edition, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Meyerbeer Discography revision, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Meyerbeer Discography revision, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Meyerbeer Discography revision, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Meyerbeer Discography revision, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Meyerbeer Discography revision, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Giacomo Meyerbeer: A Discography of VIntage REcordings, 1889-1955 revision, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Articles and Discographies Relating to Meyerbeer [sic], undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1 of 2.
Folder 25: Articles and Discographies Relating to Meyerbeer [sic], undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2 of 2.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Discographies, Thoughts, and Ideas" [sic], undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Giacomo Meyerbeer: The Non-Operatic Texts, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Library sources of non-operatic Meyerbeer texts, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 4: List of Meyerbeer compositions that can't be found, Uvnukho Yomar, Denkspruch, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Meyerbeer by Juilus Kapp, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Meyerbeer: A Reader, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Meyerbeer's Way to Mastership from The Musical Quarterly, Vol XII, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Meyerbeer Collection (short version, sans prices), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Meyerbeer List of Records in World's Encylopedia of Recorded Music, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Meyerbeer Opera Excerpts on 78 rpm Discs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Meyerbeer non-operatic texts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Meyerbeer non-operatic texts, original sources, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1 of 2.
Folder 13: Meyerbeer non-operatic texts, original sources, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2 of 2.
Folder 14: Meyerbeer score excerpts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Miscellaneous Photocopied Information about Meyerbeer Operas and Songs [sic], ca. 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Musical numbers for Eight of Meyerbeer's Operas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Scholarly articles about Meyerbeer, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Adelaide di Borgongna, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Adina libretto, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Africaine critique from Dictonnaire des Operas [sic], undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: The Annotated Nerone of Arrigo Boito, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Autographed portrait, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 23: A Brief Biography of Thomas Alva Edison, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Brandenburger Tor photocopies of German introductory material, additional information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Christopherus score, articles, and synopsis, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: La Colomba sheet music photocopy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Composer-Opera Handbook Project, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1 of 4.
Folder 28: Composer-Opera Handbook Project, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2 of 4.
Folder 29: Composer-Opera Handbook Project, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3 of 4.
Folder 30: Composer-Opera Handbook Project, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4 of 4.
Folder 31: Il Crociato in Egitto program, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Death Takes a Holiday, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Early Opera Recording on Cylinders and Discs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: German Alphabet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: German grammar index, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Index to Schatz Collection of Libretti, undatedAdd to your cart.
Master copy section 1-Detailed List of Libretti of All Important Composers.
Folder 37: Index to Schatz Collection of Libretti, undatedAdd to your cart.
Section 2-List of Intriguing Titles.
Folder 38: Index to Schatz Collection of Libretti, undatedAdd to your cart.
Master copy section 3-Complete List of Important Composers.
Folder 39: Index to the Schatz Collection of LIbretti on Microfilm, ca. 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Information about Printers and Publishers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Illustration of manchineel tree, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Intro to Africaine (Deuxieme Parte); Huguenots (Act III, unused aria for Marcel), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Library of Congress photoduplication request, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Lists of Opera Pieces with Key Signatures, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: List of television programs and films, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Loose Leaf Motion Picture Collection Vol. II books, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Marchand de Venise (Hahn) Acte I Vocal Score, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Marchand de Venise (Hahn) Acte II Vocal Score, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Marchand de Venise (Hahn) Acte III Vocal Score, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Master Copies of Book Introduction and Title Pages, undatedAdd to your cart.
Meyerbeer Libretti
Folder 2: Master copy of pictures for La Juieve, Salammbo, and Le Juif Errant, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Newspaper articles (1931-1993) related to musical instruments, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Opera Orchestra of New York Silver Anniversary Program, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Opera recording cast list, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Performance cast list, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Performance list, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes list of location, date, performers, orchestra, and conductor.
Folder 8: Polydor and Deursche Grammaphon record, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Reyer Biography, pt. 2: English translation manuscript, undatedAdd to your cart.
by Adolphe Jullien.  Originally published by Librairie Renouard, Henri Laurens, editor.  Paris, 1909.
Folder 10: Russian language appendices and participles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Schirmer's Photoplay Series books, undatedAdd to your cart.
A loose leaf collection of dramatic and descriptive musical numbers especially composed for use with motion pictures.  Includes Vol. I: Violin I, Vol. 3: Violin II, Trombone, Bass, Clarinet I, Vol. 4: Harmonium, Piano, Schirmer's Special Series of Novelties for Orchestra: Piano.
Folder 12: Salammbo synopsis, pictures, photographs, and notes., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Salammbo pictures, articles, and information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Salammbo photographs, synopsis, notes, and Punic script, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Translator's Note: Gott und die Natur, U'vnukho Yomar, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Useful Files, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: University of Illinois Music and Performing Arts Library information, 2007Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal papers, 2000-2013Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Personal papers, ca. 2009-2013Add to your cart.
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