Felix Wolfes compositions and papers
Additional papers and musical compositions of Felix Wolfes.
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Collection is open for research.
The bulk of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
Extent10.5 linear feet (19 boxes)
Includes manuscript musical compositions, photographs, correspondence, programs, family papers, and printed material. Manuscript material relates to Wolfes’s many lieder compositions and the vocal scores of operas he prepared, including Arabella and Eugene Onegin. Correspondents include his teacher Hans Pfitzner and his colleague Otto Klemperer.
Biographical / Historical
Felix Wolfes was a German-born composer, conductor, pianist, and educator. Born to Jewish parents in Hannover, his career in Germany included studies under Max Reger, Robert Teichmüller, Richard Strauss, and Hans Pfitzner. He emigrated to France and then the United States where he worked first as assistant conductor for the Metropolitan Opera in New York (N.Y.), then teaching at the New England Conservatory of Music for two decades.
Collection is minimally processed.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2011MT-28. Gift of Richard Conrad; received: 2012 February 17.
2020MT-33. Gift of Richard Conrad; received: 2019 September 10.
Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner.
- Wolfes, Felix, 1892-1971. Felix Wolfes compositions and papers, circa 1880-2009: Guide
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