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Serge Saxe Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 126

Collection Scope and Content Summary

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.

Dates

  • 1944-1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been transferred to Texas Christian University.

Biographical / Historical

Summary Biography

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.

Extent

4.00 Linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged in two series. Series I. Musical Scores, 1944-1960. Series II. Subject Files, 1951-1968.

Physical Location

Vault CF 2

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Serge Saxe.

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Serge Saxe Collection
Author
Compiled by Lisa Pena
Date
2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

Contact:
TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)