Serge Saxe Collection
Collection Scope and Content Summary
The collection is arranged in two series. The first series includes Saxe's musical scores, as well as musical scores of others. The second series includes articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, reviews and translations. Also of note is his correspondence from Dr. Joseph Gregor who was one of the leading theater scholars of his time. There are notes and photographs of Wieland Wagner, famous for stage productions in Germany with family ties to Adolph Hitler.
- Saxe, Serge (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Serge Saxe was an internationally renowned composer and served as Vice President of the Fort Worth Opera Association. As a youth in Munich, Germany, Saxe regularly attended rehearsals at the Royal Opera House, inspired by conductor Bruno Walter. Internationally known as a composer of symphonic and chamber music, Saxe’s works have been performed in the United States, Europe and Latin America. As a music critic and writer, he was a regular contributor to Musical Courier of New York City, Opera, based in London, Audiomusica, published in Mexico City; and the Austrian Music Journal of Vienna.
4.00 Linear feet
Language of Materials
Arranged in two series. Series I. Musical Scores, 1944-1960. Series II. Subject Files, 1951-1968.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Guide to the Serge Saxe Collection
- Compiled by Lisa Pena
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