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Item ID   156630    
Open more fields Accession Number   WJHC 1970.002 AR1 similar items
Level of description   Collection similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Seymour Fromer similar items
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Title   Seymour Fromer collection on Darius Milhaud's David similar items
Open more fields Date Created   1954-1975 similar items
Extent and Quantity   1.25 linear ft. (3 document boxes) similar items
Biographical History   Darius Milhaud was born in France and immigrated to the U.S. in 1940. He was then a professor at Mills College, in Oakland, Calif., from 1940 to 1971. His opera, "David," premiered at La Scala in Milan in 1955. In 1956, Jack Amidor and Seymour Fromer produced the American premiere at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, thanks to the fundraising efforts of "The Festival of Faith and Freedom Committee of the American Association for Jewish Education." The Committee worked relentlessly for over a year. It succeeded in raising the necessary funds and gathered the support of many, in California and beyond, to make the grandiose event possible. The opera was presented on Saturday, September 22, 1956. similar items
Scope and Content   The collection contains the English version libretto of Milhaud's opera, David, by Rollo Meyer; a program for its American premiere at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (1956); a program for a performance of David at the San Francisco Opera House (1963); photocopies of newspaper articles about David, both before and after the performance in Los Angeles; and some photographs of Milhaud. Of particular note are letters from musicians, like composer Ernest Bloch, conductor Leopold Stokowski and pianist Arthur Rubinstein; film directors, like Cecil B. deMille and Orson Welles; many prominent figures in the California Jewish community, and from Pierre Mendes-France, then Prime Minister of France. similar items
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