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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1938

James Blades collection relating to Stravinsky's The soldier's tale

Material relating to Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat collected by percussionist James Blades.

Dates

  • circa 1924-1993

Creator

Language of Materials

English, French, German

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff.

Extent

.1 linear feet (1 box)

Collection includes Blades's manuscripts of the percussion part, editions of Histoire du Soldat, correspondence, and other papers.

Biographical / Historical

James Blades (1901-1999) was an English percussionist and author whose deep relationship to L'Histoire du Soldat (The soldier's tale) included revising the percussion part and performing the work under Stravinsky's direction in 1957.

Arrangement

Arranged in three series: Correspondence; Scores and parts; and Related papers.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MT-134. Purchased with funds from the Ruth Neils and John M. Ward Fund, 2019 April.

Processing Information

Processing Information Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.
Link to catalog

Creator

Title
Blades, James, collector. James Blades collection relating to Stravinsky's Histoire du soldat, circa 1924-1993 (MS Thr 1938): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 May 2
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
hou03170

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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