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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Mus 279

Hans Moldenhauer compilation of Aurelio de la Vega papers


Personal and professional correspondence of Aurelio de la Vega.


  • 2001-2005

Language of Materials

In English and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

Access requires permission of curator.
This collection 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.


1 linear foot (1 box)
0.7 Gigabytes (1 CD)
Includes correspondence to and from the composer Aurelio de la Vega, with programs, magazines, a calendar, Christmas cards, and an audio CD, most of it sent to Mary Moldenhauer.

Biographical / Historical

Aurelio de la Vega is a Cuban composer. De la Vega trained in diplomacy in Havana (Cuba), for some time serving as cultural attachè at the Cuban Consulate in Los Angeles. After studying with Ernest Toch (1887-1964) in California from 1947 to 1948, de la Vega gained employment in serveral significant positions in his native Cuba such as: Advisor, Instituto Nacional de Cultura; Dean, Escuela de Música, Universidad de Oriente; Vice-president, Orquesta Filarmónica de La Habana; Director, Music Department at the University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba; and Music Advisor to the National Institute of Culture. During 1952-1959 de la Vega toured the United States as guest lecturer. De la Vega settled in Los Angeles, California in 1959 where he is a professor and continues to compose and lecture.


Collection is minimally processed. Materials are loosely arranged in five series: Born-digital Materials; Correspondence; Journals; Newspapers; and Programs and Pamphlets.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2006M-53. Gift of Mary Moldenhauer in 2007 February.

Separated Materials

Born-digital material has been separated: Mus279BD

General note

Includes audiovisual and/or digital media: CD

Processing Information

Accessioned by Melanie Wisner, 2006.
Link to catalog
Moldenhauer, Hans. Hans Moldenhauer compilation of Aurelio de la Vega papers, 2001-2005 (MS Mus 279): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 June 15
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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