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Professor Peter F Howard
The Leopold Godowsky - Paul Howard Collection

MSS 0193

Biographical Notes

Paul Howard, 1914[Ernest] Paul Howard (1875-1953)
Paul Howard was born in London in 1875 and emigrated with his mother and three older sisters to Adelaide in 1883. At the age of 12 Howard was apprenticed to the photographic studio of Stump & Co. and later trained in shorthand at Muirden Brothers Shorthand and Commercial College. At the age of 20 he commenced part-time studies at the University of Adelaide, supporting himself as a photographer and shorthand teacher, before graduating as a public accountant and auditor in 1901. In 1902 he established the Howard Commercial College, later expanding the business to provide printing and secretarial assistance, and in 1908 expanding the school to Howard's Commercial and Correspondence College. Howard took some lessons in organ at the Elder Conservatorium but although largely self-taught, he was an excellent and dedicated pianist who performed numerous piano recitals and played most of Godowsky's compositions. Howard considered Godowsky to be the greatest living composer for the piano and corresponded with him. In 1935, when he learnt that Godowsky was suffering from severe depression, Howard founded The International Godowsky Society in an attempt to cheer him up. Howard, known fondly as Godowsky's apostle, was successful in promoting Godowsky's works and attracted world-wide support from prominent musicians and other famous personalities. The newsletter of the Society ‘After Midnight Thoughts' consisted largely of letters to and from members, typed up after midnight and reproduced mimeographically. He also played host to many touring music celebrities at his home in Adelaide. Paul Howard died in 1953 at the age of 78, after which the Society did not survive.

 

Leopold Godowsky, 1938Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938)
Leopold Godowsky was a Polish American pianist, composer, and teacher. Almost completely self-taught, Godowsky was composing and becoming proficient on both piano and violin by the age of five. He gave his first concert at age nine, touring throughout Lithuania and East Prussia. In the 1800s toured North America and gave numerous recitals in Paris and London, eventually becoming a protégé and friend of Camille Saint-Saëns.

In 1890 he returned to the United States and began a teaching career, later also teaching in Vienna. The outbreak of WWI drove him back to the United States where he lived for the rest of his life. Much of the 1920s was spent touring around the world. In 1930, Godowsky suffered a severe stroke which left him partially paralysed. He continued playing piano for friends and admirers, but never gave public performances. He died of stomach cancer in 1938, at the age of 68.

He was of the most highly regarded performers of his time, praised by listeners, colleagues, and critics alike. He became known for his theories concerning the application of relaxed weight and economy of motion in piano playing. As a composer, Godowsky is best known for his transcriptions of works by other composers. His best known work is Studies on Chopin's Études (1894-1914).

 

Peter F. Howard is the youngest son of Paul Howard. He served as a pilot in 86 Squadron during 1945. After the war he studied geology under Professor Douglas Mawson and was awarded a BSc (Hons) degree and a University medal from the University of Adelaide and Masters and PhD degrees from Harvard University. In his career he spent 25 years in academic life, including 18 as Professor of Geology at Macquarie University, and 25 years in the mining industry as a mining/exploration geologist and as an international resource consultant.

These papers were donated in March 2015 by Emeritus Professor Peter Howard, and have been listed largely as arranged by the donor. Paul Howard's papers, and in particular the correspondence, contain a wealth of information about the music world, both internationally and in Adelaide, between 1908 and 1953. The Cazneaux photographs were added to the collection by Perter F. Howard in May 2016.

Godowsky's collected scores published in 2001 in 5 volumes as The Godowsky collection compilation and introductory notes by Millan Sachania was also donated to the Elder Music Library by Peter Howard in 2006.

Mi contra fa: the immoralisings of a Machiavellian musician (Da Capo Press, 1947) by Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, and Godowsky, the pianists' pianist: a biography of Leopold Godowsky (Appian Publications & Recordings, 1989) by Jeremy Nicholas have been catalogued separately for the Rare Books Collection.

 

Contents Summary

Series 1: Paul Howard biographical

1.1 ‘After Midnight Thoughts: the life of Paul Howard' / Peter F. Howard [2005]
1.2 ‘After Midnight Thoughts on Leopold Godowsky to members of the International Godowsky Society' / Paul Howard
1.3 Research materials compiled for the life of Paul Howard
1.4 P.M. Cazneaux photographs of Paul Howard and family.

Series 2: Piano recital programmes of performances by Paul Howard 1908-1939

2.1 Programmes of 120 performances
2.2 Scrapbook

Series 3: Scrapbook labelled "International Godowsky Society: articles, cuttings, reprints etc" 1919-1945

Series 4: Paul Howard correspondence

4.1 Correspondence (individuals)
4.2 Correspondence (groups)
4.3 Correspondence with Arthur Rubinstein (pianist) et al.
4.4 Personalia - bibliographic data re correspondents.

Series 5: Godowsky research materials etc.

Series 6: Recordings of Godowsky compositions

Contents Listing

Series 1: Paul Howard biographical. 9 cm.

1.1 ‘After Midnight Thoughts: the life of Paul Howard' / Peter F. Howard [2005] (computer printout, 83 p.)
Incomplete biography of Paul Howard, lacking chapters II on ‘The pianist, writer and critic' and IX (Vale). Includes a chronological listing of Paul Howard's recital programmes, a transcribed selection of Howard's programmes 1908-1939, and a complete list of compositions played by Paul Howard. Critics opinions can however be found in Series 1.3.

1.2 ‘After Midnight Thoughts on Leopold Godowsky to members of the International Godowsky Society' / Paul Howard; [restructured by Peter Howard in verbatim order] [1944-53] (Computer printout, 184, [2] p.)
Written in instalments ca 1938-1942 by Paul Howard to promote the works of Leopold Godowsky and membership of the society. Includes listings of the works of Godowsky, and members of the Society in 1945.
The original text of After Midnight Thoughts by Paul Howard is held by the Library of Congress and the NY Public Library, with an additional copy catalogued separately for the Rare Books Oversize Collection at 780.5 G589ZH

1.3. Research materials compiled for the life of Paul Howard. 6 cm.
Comprised of Peter Howard's ms notes, along with originals and copies of source materials, copies of correspondence to and from Paul Howard, and letters related to compiling the biography
i. Early life, London
ii. Early life, Adelaide (includes copy of ‘The Student' magazine no. 2 Sept. 1895 published by Muirden Brothers)
iii. His education, awards, annual college prize-giving (includes letter of acknowledgement from NY Public Library for donated copy of ‘After Midnight Thoughts; Certificates of Proficiency and Speed in Shorthand from Muirden Brothers Adelaide Shorthand and Commercial College 20/12/1894 and 22/2/1895; subscription receipt for Institute of Accountants in SA 3/3/1914; invitation to annual concert and distribution of prizes of Commercial College 19/12/1905 and Howard's Commercial and Correspondent College 16/12/1914)
iv. As a pianist (includes reprint from The Register 11/9/1920)
v. Concert pianist: his playing
vi. Reviews of his recitals (includes photocopies of reviews, plus booklets ‘Paul Howard: English pianist. Australasian tours 1909-14: some press appreciations' [8] p., and ‘Paul Howard: pianist' [Preliminary announcement of season of Adelaide recitals ca 1910] (Manager: Hambly Clark, Gawler Chambers)
vii. Writing, literary skills, teaching humour and personality
viii. The International Godowsky Society (includes circular letter from International Godowsky Society following the death of Paul Howard, and ‘A suggested constitution for the International Godowsky Society)
ix. Chart of life and the chronology of friendships
x. Some visiting celebrities to his home
xi. Praise, some criticisms
xii. Notes and comments on Paul Howard (includes letters from Howard to Mrs Rabin 1952, and circular letter to the Convent of the Good Samaritan(?) at Northcote, Vic., 29/6/1938
xiii. Newspaper clippings (reprints and clippings from The Mail, Cleveland Press, Examiner Launceston, Daily Post Hobart, The Southern Cross, Musical Courier (NY), Music in New Zealand, The Advertiser, Truth, The News etc 1911-1953.) Also printed flyer ‘Paul Howard, virtuoso pianist, to give season of 3 recitals in Perth in early 1921 ...'; telegramme 3/6/1953 from Paul to Peter Howard announcing the death of ‘Popsy'(Godowsky); processed reprint ‘Paul Howard at home' / Jock Wilson at the time of visit of English cricketers to Australia; processed article by Paul Howard ‘Australian broadcasting' 31/5/1930 on payment of performers; and copy of letter 30/3/1949 to Carmelite Priory, Middle Park Vic.
xiv. Letters to Paul Howard 1932-53 (correspondents: B.J. Dale, Erno Rapee, Austin C.P., Agnes, Nita Maitland, Delia Portham, Edward G. Robinson, Leonard S. Saxe, Mehitabel Dobson, Geo. Sutherland (Allan & Co.), Colin Defries, Kenneth Hince, Colin Taylor, Ernest Hutcheson, Paul (O. Carm.), Arnold (?), Antonio Lora, Marie Richard Kraus.) Includes a printed sketch of Godowsky by T. Campbell Phillips, 1935
xv. Paul Howard's letters 1933-53 (mainly concerning the International Godowsky Society: correspondents include the actor Edward G. Robinson)

1.3. P. M. Cazneaux photographs of Paul Howard, his wife Lilian Howard and his mother Mary Matilda Howard. 3 cm.
1. Lilian Clara Waterman 1906 (Hammer mounting). Inscribed: To Farr with love from Lily, March 10th 1906
2. Lilian (nee Waterman) Howard 1911 as bride (mounted in card)
3. Paul Howard c1904 (Hammer & Co. mounting)
4. Paul Howard c1904 (Hammer mounting)
5. Paul Howard c1904 (Hammer mounting)
6. Paul Howard c1909 (Hammer & Co. mounting)
7. Paul Howard / Lilian Waterman marriage 19011 (mounted)
8. Paul Howard, pianist 1911 (postcard)
9. Paul Howard, pianist c1915 (unmounted)
10. Paul Howard, businessman, c1915-1917 (unmounted)
11. Paul Howard, businessman, c1915-1917 (unmounted)
12. Paul Howard, businessman, c1915-1917 (unmounted)
13. Paul Howard, businessman, c1915-1917 (unmounted)
14. Paul Howard c1918 (unmounted)
15. Paul Howard at the keyboard at home c1920-1922 (unmounted)
16. Mary Matilda Howard c1908 (Hammer & Co. mounting)
17. Mary Matilda Howard taken at The Grange c1906 (unmounted)
18. Covering letter from Peter F. Howard 10/5/2016

Series 2: Piano recital programmes of performances by Paul Howard 1908-1939. 10 cm.

2.1. Programmes of 120 performances, most offered in Adelaide and surroundings, with some performances in Hobart, Launceston, Perth and Broken Hill. 3 cm.

2.2 Scrapbook labelled: "International Godowsky Society. Set of concert programmes by P.H. (duplicate set), press notices, programme notes, articles, broadcasts, newspaper cuttings (personal etc)" 1910-1939, 1945. 7 cm.
Also includes photo of Charles Hawthorn (Cawthorne?) ca 1920; posters of Paul Howard performances; letters of thanks for concerts from Convent of Mercy and Loreto Convent 1920; articles by Howard; Souvenir booklet of the Boy Scout Concert Party 1920-21; school concert programme featuring Leo Howard; ms and typescript article ‘Paul Howard at home' / "Stripper"; entry form for the Paul Howard Pianoforte Scholarships; programme and clipping for Recital of Original Classical dances by Paula Brain in aid of the Limbless Soldiers' cases ... Victoria Hall 30/9/1922; notices and ms lists for Howard's radio performances; account of Godowsky's visit to Howard's home in Adelaide 18/6/1931; typed glossary to "The Crock of Gold"; typescript articles on ‘Candlelight' and ‘Delicate drama' by Rapallo, 1922; typescript poem ‘A fantasy: The lost Chord: a not-so-cautionary tale" / Keith Sheard; exam results etc. of Leo Howard; articles about Adelaide pianist Eileen Joyce

 

Series 3: Scrapbook labelled "International Godowsky Society: articles, cuttings, reprints etc" 1919-1945. 7 cm.

Index pasted inside front and back covers
Also circulars and letters of the Society, lists of Society members, copies of After Midnight Thoughts; articles on and writings by Godowsky; clippings on Godowsky performances by Paul Howard; university prize awarded to Leo Howard; some programmes, including piano recital by Mary and Peter Howard 6/4/1939; articles on Henry Irving and Bernard Shaw; correspondence to the Raftos family (banana growers in Queensland) known as ‘The Raftos Saga; typescript of Bundey Prize poem 1937 by John Stokes (annotated: Pal Howard tr. John Stokes)

 

Series 4: Paul Howard correspondence

Much of the correspondence consists of mimeograph reproductions (for inclusion in ‘After Midnight Thoughts' instalments), as well as some later correspondence with Peter Howard

4.1 Correspondence (individuals) 11 cm.
i.
Clarence Adler. Article on the International Godowsky Society by Adler (from Musical Forum 1/5/1953; letters Adler to Howard 9/9/1948, 22/1/1952, 20/2/1952, 30/11/1938, 22/7/1947, 2/2/1958, 28/12/1951; Howard to Adler 24/7/1950, 5/6/1947, 9/7/1948, 5/2/1952, 3/3/1952, 17/2/1953; Peter Howard to his parents 15/?/1953 on stay with Adler family; Adler to Mrs Howard 25/6/1957; photo of Adler in cap and gown inscribed to Howard, photo of Adler inscribed to Howard NY 1951; photo of Elsa Adler
ii. Maurice Aronson. Letters Aronson to Howard 16/2/1935, 12/6/1935, 26/12/1935, 26/3/1939, 6/7/1939, 29/4/1940, 29/6/1940, 2/10/1940, 10/6/1941, 5/9/1941, 10/8/1942; Howard to Aronson 3/6/1939, 14/7/1939, 19/8/1939, 27/9/1940, 12/6/1941; Howard to Vera 12/3/1940; Vera to Howard 29/4/1940, 29/6/1940, November 1940, 30/4/1941, 20/7/1941, 10/9/1941, 20/12/1941, 10/8/1942, 12/11/1942; photo of Vera Kaplan Aronson inscribed to Howard
iii. Louis D. Austin (music critic). Magazine articles by Austin; extract from ‘Music in New Zealand' on Paul Howard by L.D. Austin; letters Howard to Austin 18/7/1936, 24/10/1936, 31/5/1940, 11/7/1940, 11/8/1941, 18/11/1941, 4/9/1942; letters Austin to Howard 27/11/1942
iv. Blondie (= Pat Caffin, later Mrs John Parrent, Paul Howard's secretary). 8 photos and letter 12/9/1957 from Pat to Mrs Howard re her life in England; letters from Pat to Mrs Howard 1969-75, 1980, 1950-55
v. Dr Andrew Cockburn (music student of Paul Howard and later psychoanalyst). Correspondence between Peter Howard and Cockburn re biography 2002-6; copies of 2003 correspondence between Cockburn and Bonnie (daughter of Henrietta Schumann); articles ‘Paul Howard ... an appreciation' by Andrew Cockburn [2 p.], ‘Godowsky's Renaissance' / Lionel Slater (from a BBC Radio 3 broadcast) [2 p.], ‘The Buddha's fire sermon' by Ronald Stevenson [1 p.]
vi. Clinton Gay-Fisk (music critic). Photo of Gay-Fisk inscribed to Howard; photo of Delphine Gay-Fiske at 4 years inscribed to her godfather John Howard 1949; letters to Howard 11/10/1940, 28/5/1941, 4/9/1941, 12/12 1941, 25/1/1942, 23/4/1942 (part), undated, 7/7/1942, undated, 24/12/1943, 19/1/1944, 22/6/1944, 7/7/1944, 12/7/1945, 2/11/1951; Howard to Gay-Fiske 28/3/1941, 12/1/1942, 9/5/1942, 16/7/1942, 26/10/1942, 24/8/1944, 7/8/1944, 3/1/1950
vii. Dr Tom Haigh (St Andrew's Cathedral organist). Obituary of Haigh from Sydney Morning Herald 1927; photo Tom Haigh; correspondence of Peter Howard 2003-6 mainly with St Andrew's House, Sydney, re life of Haigh and an oil painting of Haigh by John Howard
viii. John Hinderer (Godowsky's secretary). Photo of Hinderer with Leopold and Frieda Godowsky, inscribed to Hinderer 1921; print of sketch of Hinderer inscribed to Howard 1945; copies of 3 photos of Godowsky inscribed to Hinderer1931; letter Howard to Hinderer 12/3/1952; letters Hinderer to Howard 20/8/1952, 20/12/1951
ix. Dr Frank Lappin (psychiatrist, music patron). Photo of Lappin inscribed to Howard 1948; list of Godowsky sheet music donated to the Elder Conservatorium by Peter Howard in 2002; copies of letters to Lappin from Howard 22/5/1945, 28/10/1947, 16/9/1952; copies of telegrammes from Howard to Agnes Dobson on her birthday 30/12/1948 and 1950; biographical clippings; letters Peter Howard to Lappin 6/12/2006, 16/8/2006, 5/3/2006, 12/8/2002, 4/9/2002, 4/12/2002, 22/6/2003 re the biography; letter Lappin to Peter Howard 8/5/2006, 16/8/2002, 12/10/2002, 29/6/2003
x. Leonard Liebling (editor Musical Courier). 2 photos; letter Howard to Liebling 4/12/1942, 3/10/1942, 12/7/1939; Liebling to Paul 25/10/1945; extracts/copies from Variations column of Musical Courier
xi. Eva Lips (author and speaker). Photo inscribed to Howard 1947; photo of Julius Lips inscribed to Howard 1947; obituary; letters Lips to Howard 17/9/1945, 21/10/1946, 30/1/1947, 10/5/1947, 11/7/1947, 18/5/1949, 2/3/1950, 6/4/1950, 16/7/1950, 5/8/1951, 12/3/1952; 21/2/1954 and 26/12/1953 to Lilian Howard; Christmas 1957, 25/1/1958, 23/3/1958 to Ray Howard with Christmas card 1957 and inscribed photo September 1957; letters Howard to Julius and Eva Lips 14/8/1947
xii. Ted McMahon (The Mountain). 2003 correspondence between Peter Howard and McMahon re research for biography; ms notes of communications from McMahon re Liedertafel etc; copies postcard McMahon to Howard 1947; copy of letter from McMahon to Howard 8/1/1941 re work at Howard Correspondence School
xiii. K.S. Sorabji (composer and pianist). Photocopy re Godowsky from Sorabji's book "Mi Contra Fa" (1974); biographical notes; booklet ‘Kailhosru Shapurji Sorabji by Clinton Gray-Fiske and Splendour upon Splendour: on hearing Kailhosru Shapurji Sorabji play by Frank Holliday" inscribed to the Howard family by Godowsky; letter Howard to Sorabji 15/7/1942, 30/4/1946, 21/3/1951; letters Sorabji to Howard 11/10/1942, 30/9/1945, 27/1/1946, 30/11/1947, 22/12/1948, 18/2/1951, 28/3/1951
xiv. Rosa Widder (Godowsky's pupil). Photo inscribed to Howard 1948; 6 Christmas cards from Widder to Howards ca 1940-1954; ‘Excerpts from press reviews of piano recordings made by David Saperton"; letters Widder to Howard 15/10/1952, 22/10/1950, 19/9/1948, 22/9/1945, 17/6/1941; transcribed ‘Godowsky and his pianistic philosophy' by Rose Habermann Widder, from the Musical Courier Sept. 1950; letters Howard to Widder 29/11/1946, 6/11/1934; clipping from newspaper column by Milt Widder; Christmas and other cards from Peggy Doff to Howard (undated); letter from Peggy Doff to Howard 19/6/1950; letter Howard to Doff 12/10/1950
xv. The Raftos Saga. Howard's personal correspondence to the Raftos family (banana growers in Queensland) known as ‘The Raftos Saga (photocopies). See also Series 3

4.2 Correspondence (groups) 2 cm.

4.2.1 Overseas correspondence
J.S. Capes to Howard (undated)
Antonia Delores. Letter 1917 to Collette Howard, and 5 postcards from Paris to Mr & Mrs Howard, and Colette 1938-1939
Dr Ernest Hutcheson (pianist). Letter to Howard 14/11/1948, and Times clipping re Hutcheson's death (1951)
Marcelita Kabayoa (pianist). Christmas card 1950 and letter to Howard 12/8/1951, and letter Howard to Kabayoa 4/10/1951; letter Kabayoa to Howard 2/5/1955. Also flyer for Kabayoa performance Town Hall, NY 14/5/1950; programme for Kabayoa All-Chopin recital in Manila 21/10/1951, and studio photograph inscribed to Howard 1951
Dr Jeremy Nicholas (author of Godowsky biography). Letter to Mrs Piotrowski (Howard's daughter) 20/7/1951 re projected radio documentary on Godowsky
Robert A. Israel. Letter 14/1/1952 to Howard re manufacturing gramophone recordings of Godowsky's works, and reply 11/1/1952(??)
Leo Pavia (pianist). Letter to Howard 17/7/1945
Carl Sauer (pianist). Letter to Howard (part letter, undated); Howard to Sauer 1/9/1944
Robert Goldsand (pianist). Letter to Howard 13/3/1953; also flyer for Goldsand's countrywide tours 1953-54 (United States), press reviews, and photograph of Goldsand
Tobias Matthay (pianist). Flyer for book "The approach to music" by Tobias Matthay, Harold Craxton and Felix Swinstead, inscribed by authors to Paul Howard; 2 photographs of Matthay 1942, and photo of Matthay's hands

4.2.2 Some Australian correspondents
Merle Robertson & Ludwig Swab (Elder Conservatorium). Copy of photograph of Robertson 1925; letter Robertson to Howard 6/3/1928; photograph of Ludwig Swab while with the NY Quintet; photo of a painting of the New York String Quartet inscribed to Howard 1936; photocopied biographical information from University of Adelaide Archives and newspapers
Alexander Hmelnitsky (pianist). Letters to Howard 12/1/1943 & 29/6/1943; Howard to Hmelnitsky 16/4/1944 & 16/4/1944
Palmer Kent (pianist). Letters to Howard 19/7/1944, undated and 1/9/1943 (includes Palmer's list of jobs 1915-1940)
Archie Rosenthal (pianist). Letter Howard to Rosenthal 7/1/1942; photo of Rosenthal inscribed to Howard 1940
Gordon Short (Sydney Conservatorium). Postcard to Howard from Berlin 16/11/1912; letter to Howard 2/9/1940? and 26 and 30/8/1948

4.3 Correspondence with Arthur Rubinstein (pianist) et al. 1 cm.
Arthur Rubinstein (pianist). Letter to Howard 9/8/1937; programme Rubenstein (ABC 1937 celebrity concert season); photo of Rubinstein inscribed to Howard Adelaide, 1937; copy of photo of Mary Howard sitting on lap of Arthur Rubinstein being wed(?) by Ludwig Swab, 1937 (photographed by Paul Howard in his music room)
Alfred Mirovitch (pianist). Letters to Howard 5/5/1948, 1/5/1947; photo of Mirovitch inscribed to Howard, Hollywood 1926; photo Mirovitch with Katherine Goodson, Dunedin NZ about 1916; photo of Mirovitch smoking cigarette in NZ(?) 1916
The Budapest String Quartet, 1937. Programme ABC 1937 Celebrity Concert Season; photo of Quartet taken in the music room of Paul Howard, 1937
Hildegarde Schine (patron of the arts). Letter Howard to Schine 7/2/1952; letter Schine to Howard 24/8/1951 & 26/7/1951; postcard of Hildegard and J Myer Schine (theatre and hotel magnate); photo of Schine inscribed to Howard 1951
Gladys Stein (pianist). 2 photos inscribed to Howard 13/1/1952 & 1/1/1952
Henrietta Schumann (pianist). Email correspondence between Peter Howard and Bonnie, daughter of Henrietta Schumann

4.4 Personalia - bibliographic data re correspondents. 1 cm.
‘Appendix D' - biographic sketches of correspondents and friends of Paul Howard
Photographs (mostly inscribed to Paul Howard)

1. Harold Bauer Adelaide 1914
2. William Cade and unknown musician (photographed in Howard's music room)
3. B.J. (Benjamin) Dale and Margit(?) Dale, Welsh Hills ca 1920
4. Mischa Levitzki, 1921
5. Antonio Lora (2 photos)
6.Moira Lympany with husband Colin de Fries; Moira Lympany at piano 1948; flyer with biography, press comments and recordings
7. Rachmaninoff
8. Michael Rabin, violinist, 1952
9. Ernest Schelling (piano teacher) with children
10. Koning Schwerke; Christmas postcard with photo of Schwerke; photo 1939; Schwerke at piano 1949

Obituary of Shura Cherkassky from The Times
Photocopied book chapters; books used by Peter Howard from State Library of NSW

 

Series 5: Godowsky research materials etc. 4 cm.

Comprised of Peter Howard's ms notes, originals and copies of source materials
1. Godowsky correspondence with Paul Howard (1919, 1932-38) and Howard to Godowsky (1932-38). Also 2 signed photographs of Godowsky inscribed to Howard, August 1938
2. Biographical sources on Godowsky (obituaries, published biographies, book extracts, magazine articles). Also copy of tribute to Godowsky at memorial service in Los Angeles by Louis Bruenberg, and obituary of Frances (Gershwin) Godowsky = daughter-in-law of Leopold Godowsky
3. Godowsky - the Master. Reviews by pianists (mostly photocopies)
4. Structure of ‘After Midnight Thoughts' when written. Ms notes on Peter Howard's editing of ‘After Midnight Thoughts', tables of dates, list of correspondents, source of the title
5. Changes to the order of the Instalments of ‘After Midnight Thoughts', and additional copy of Instalment 14: Letters of Godowsky
6. Revival of recordings. Ms notes on performers of Godowsky's works, photocopied articles, letter 11/12/1974 from Elmer Steuernagel (PHD student) to Mary Piotrowski (Paul Howard's daughter) re availability of scores and correspondence

 

Series 6: Recordings of Godowsky compositions.30 cm.

CDs
1.
Leopold Godowsky. Piano music vol. 1 ... (Four poems - Toccata ... Op. 13 - Three pieces, Op. 14 - Three pieces, Op. 12 - Airs of the eighteenth century - Two waltz poems - Mélodie meditative - Capriccio - Five miniatures - Polonaise. Pianist: Konstantin Scherbakov. HNH International, c 1996
2. Leopold Godowsky. Piano music vol. 2. Transcriptions of violin sonatas by J.S. Bach (Sonata no. 1 in G minor - Sonata no. 2 in B minor - Sonata no. 3 in A minor) Pianist: Konstantin Scherbakov. HNH International, c 1997
3. Leopold Godowsky. Piano music vol. 3. Baroque transcriptions and settings. Pianist: Konstantin Scherbakov. HNH International, c 1998
4. Leopold Godowsky. Piano music vol. 4. Triakontameron: thirty moods and scenes in triple measure. Pianist: Konstantin Scherbakov. HNH International, c 2001
5. Leopold Godowsky. Piano music vol. 5. Sonata in E minor. Pianist: Konstantin Scherbakov. HNH International, c 2001
6. Leopold Godowsky. Piano music vol. 6. Schubert transcriptions. Pianist: Konstantin Scherbakov. HNH International, c 2003
7. Leopold Godowsky. Piano music vol. 8. Java suite - Wine, women and song (Symphonic metamorphoses on themes of Johann Strauss II). Pianist: Konstantin Scherbakov. HNH International, c 2007
8. Leopold Godowsky. Walzermasken. Pianist: Ilona Prunyi. HNH International, c 1990
9. Leopold Godowsky. Java suite. Pianist: Esther Budiardjo. World premiership recording. ProPiano Records, c 1999
10. Leopold Godowsky. Piano music for four hands. Pianists: Joseph Banowetz and Alton Chan. HNH International, c 1993
11. Leopold Godowsky. Oeuvres originales et transcriptions = original works and transcriptions. Pianist: Marc-André Hamelin. Musica Viva, c 1988
12. Leopold Godowsky. Piano sonata in E minor, Passacaglia. Pianist: Marc-André Hamelin. Hyperion, p 2002
13. Number not used
14. Leopold Godowsky. Strauss transcriptions and other waltzes. Pianist: Marc-André Hamelin. Hyperion , c 2008.
15. Chopin-Godowsky etudes. Pianist: Boris Berezovsky. Warner Classics, c 2005
16. Chopin-Godowsky etudes & waltzes. Pianist: Jorge Bolet. Decca, c 1978
17. Leopold Godowsky. 18 studies on Chopin etudes. Pianist: Ian Hobson. Arabesque Recordings, c 1988
18. Leopold Godowsky. Piano music. Pianist: Rian de Waal. Hyperion, c 1991
19. Godowsky's studies on the Chopin etudes. Pianist: Carlo Grante. Music and Arts Programs of America, p 2001, 2 CDs
20. Godowsky Vol. III (Studien über die Etüden von Chopin no. 44-48, Passacaglia, Transcriptions of Choin Waltzes). Pianist: Carlo Grante. Altarus Records, c 1998
21. Leopold Godowsky. Studien über die Etüden von Chopin vol. II no. 21-43. Pianist: Carlo Grante. Altarus Records, c 1995
22. J.S. Bach. Three studies for solo violoncello, transcribed and adapted for piano by Leopold Godowsky. Pianist: Carlo Grante. Music and Arts Programs of America, p 1999
23. J.S. Bach. Three sonatas for solo violin, transcribed and adapted for piano by Leopold Godowsky. Pianist: Carlo Grante. Music and Arts Programs of America, p 1998
24. Leopold Godowsky. Romantic transcriptions and arrangements (The Godowsky edition volume V). Pianist: Carlo Grante. Music and Arts Programs of America, p 2006
25. Leopold Godowsky. Bethoven/Chopin/Grieg/Liszt/Schumann (Great pianists of the 20th century). Pianist: Leopold Godowsky. Philips Classics, p 1999 [recorded 1926-1930] 2 CDs
26. The complete Leopold Godowsky vol. 1: Columbia and Brunswick recordings 1913-1922. Pianist: Leopold Godowsky. Marston Records, c 2004. 2 CDs
27. The complete Leopold Godowsky vol. 2: Brunswick recordings 1922-1925. Pianist: Leopold Godowsky. Marston Records, c 2005. 2 CDs
28. Leopold Godowsky. The complete studies on Chopin's etudes. Pianist: Marc-André Hamelin. Hyperion Records, c 2000. 2 CDs

Records
29.
David Saperton plays Etudes of Chopin, Strauss De Fledermaus and transcriptions of these by Godowsky. Series 1. Pianist, David Saperton. N.Y.: Command Performance Records. 33 1/3 Microgroove. CPLP 1201
30. David Saperton plays Etudes of Chopin, Strauss Artist's Life and transcriptions of these by Godowsky. Series 2. Pianist, David Saperton. N.Y.: Command Performance Records. 33 1/3 Microgroove. CPLP 1202
31. Chopin Etudes David Saperton, piano. N.Y.: Command Performance Records. 33 1/3 Microgroove. CPLP 1203. 15 Chopin Etudes, together with studies by Godowsky.
Saperton was Godowsky's son-in-law

DVD
32. The Buddha of the piano: Leopold Godowsky. Conceived and performed by Antonio Iturrioz; narrated by Dr Charles Sepos. C2009. 57 minutes.

 


Cheryl Hoskin
June 2015

 

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