Olin Downes papers, Series 4. Articles

Olin Downes papers, Series 4. Articles

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Downes, Olin, 1886-1955
Title: Olin Downes papers, Series 4. Articles
Dates: circa 1900-1964
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms688.series4

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

The Articles consist of articles written by Olin Downes from approximately 1930-1952. In manuscript form with some corrected copies, the articles relate to criticism of American music in general and to specific composers, conductors, musicians, and productions. Includes articles on Serge Koussevitsky, Vladimir Horowitz, and Jean Sibelius and radio scripts of the CBS Symphony Broadcasts.


The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by title of article.

This finding aid represents just one portion of the Olin Downes papers, which all together consists of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, printed materials, articles, music manuscripts, and lectures.

Index Terms

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.
Conductors (Music)
Music critics--United States.
Music--United States--History and criticism.
Music--United States--Performance.
Radio broadcasters--United States.
Radio scripts.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Olin Downes papers, Series 4. Articles, ms688.series4, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11American Composers
2Artists in Residence
3Balzac's "Gambara"
4Boston Symphony
5Boston Symphony
6Britten, Benjamin
7Chamber Music
8Charpentier, Gustave
10The Composer
11Concert Etiquette
12A Concert of Jazz
13The Conductor
14The Critic
15Critic Circle Award
16Curzon, Clifford
18Fine Arts Development
19Flagstad, Kirsten
20Folk Song
21Forms in Music
22Fragments & Vistas of Music
23Gershwin, George
24Gilbert, Henry
21Horowitz, Vladimir
2 - 9Horowitz, Vladimir - Program Notes
31 - 2Koussevitsky, Serge
3Koussevitsky, Serge (Duplicate)
4Looking Backward
5Menotti, Gian-Carlo
6Modern Scores
7Sunday Article (Mouteux)
8Moussorgsky, Modest Petrovitch
9Music and the Changing Order
10A Nation Musical Frontier
11New York City Opera Company
14Phalen, Dale - Proposed Book
16Prokofieff, Serge
17Ravel, Maurice
18The Romantic Period
19Rachmanioff (Notes)
20Rubinstein, Anton
22Satie, Eric
23Scarlatti, Domenico
41Schoenberg, Arnold
2Season of 1949 - 1950
3Shall We Applaud?
4 - 6Sibelius, Jean (3 folders)
8Stokowski, Leopold
9Stravinsky, Igor
10Summer Is Icumen In
11 - 13Symphony Broadcasts
14Three Musicals: "Oklahoma", "Sing Out, Sweet Hand" & "On The Town"
15Toscanini, Arturo
16WQXR Auditions
17War Songs
18Wassermann, Jacob
19Wedge, George - String Players
20What Place Music in American Culture