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Kurt Stone Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-146

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the work of musicologist, Kurt Stone. Material includes scores edited by Stone, as well as personal and professional correspondence.

Dates

  • 1934-1998, undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1911, Stone studied at the Royal Danish Conservatory in Copenhagen. He moved to New York in 1938 where he pursued work as music editor and scholar. There he worked for several music publishers including G. Schirmer and Alexander Broude. He was a long-time editor with Associated Music Publishers.

Stone also wrote on contemporary music, edited ''The Writings of Elliott Carter,'' and, with his wife, Else, translated from the German the ''Handbook of Percussion Instruments'' by Karl Peinkofer and Fritz Tannigel. Mr. Stone's ''Music Notation in the 20th Century: A Practical Guidebook'' was published in 1980. Stone died at his home in Wilmington in 1989.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (Contains 3 document boxes)

Language

English

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by the estate of Else Stone, Kurt's wife, upon her death in 1998.
Title
Kurt Stone Collection
Status
Partially Processed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:

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