Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

SHAWE-TAYLOR MSS.

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Inventory

I. Correspondence

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Individual names with significant number of letters may have separate folders and are filed immediately after the folder in which they would have been included.

A complete list of names is available.

Box 1
  • A - Porter, Andrew
Box 2
  • Porter, Andrew (cont.) - Z
  • Personal ads correspondence
  • First names and/or illegible names

II. Writings

  • Organized into the following sections: articles; books; Grove's; lectures; scripts; notebooks.
Box 2 (cont.)
Articles. Arranged alphabetically by title.
  • Beno Blachut - tenor. photocopy, 5pp.
  • Benjamin Britten. holograph, 11pp.; two carbon typescripts, 7pp. each; one holograph of an additional article, 21pp.; holograph of an outline, 6pp. (1 folder)
  • Bernard Shaw as Music Critic. two carbon typescripts, 63pp. and 25pp.
  • Extending the Opera Repertory. corrected printer's copy, 8pp.
  • Manon Lescaut: The Novel and the Operas. holograph, 21pp.
  • Mathis der Maler. holograph, 10pp.
  • The Music of Roberto Gerhard. holograph, 17pp.
  • Musical Chaos. carbon typescript, 9pp. (incomplete)
  • The Musical Theatre in London Since 1947. carbon typescript, 5pp.
  • New Music. galley
  • Noel Mewton-Wood. holograph, 6pp.
  • A Nordic Diary. carbon typescript, 4pp. (incomplete) (on verso of: Musical Chaos
  • The Operas of Leoš Janácek. Proof
  • An Outburst of Opera. carbon typescript, 5pp.
  • Personal Preference. carbon typescript, 6pp.
  • An Urgent Appeal to Every Reader of the Gramophone. carbon typescript, 7pp.
  • Vaughan Williams. holograph, 9pp.
  • What Matters Most in Opera? typescript, 7pp.
  • [untitled record reviews]. carbon typescript and mimeograph, 6pp.
Books.
  • Covent Garden. Contains: Bibliography, several draft pages, an insert, etc. (1 folder)
Grove's.
  • Research and proofs for entries in New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1 folder)
Box 3
  • Grove's (cont.) (3 folders)

Lectures.

  • Benjamin Britten. typescript, 12pp.
  • Mozart as Opera Composer. typescript, 11pp.
  • Style in the Singing of Mozart. holograph, 5pp.; typescript, 9pp.; printed syllabus from the University of London (1953-1954) which includes this title
  • Yvette Guilbert. Given Apr. 19, 1980. typescript, 16pp. and various research materials.
Scripts.
  • Mostly BBC broadcast scripts. Transmission date given, when known.
  • Adelina Patti (1843-1919). mimeograph 6pp..
  • Arabella. carbon typescript, 10pp.
  • The Art of Beno Blachut. For Radio 3, May 20, 1977. mimeograph, 12pp.
  • The Art of Ivan Kozlovsky. Recorded Jan. 9, 1979. typescript, 8pp.
  • The Art of Lotte Lehmann. For BBC World Sevice, recorded Mar. 28, 1972. mimeograph, 7pp.
  • Beniamino Gigli (1). Apr. 19, 1971. mimeograph, 6pp.
  • Benjamin Britten: A Retrospective Survey. For BBC Home Service, Nov. 21, 1963. carbon typescript, 12pp. and mimeograph, 18pp. (1 folder)
  • Benjamin Britten and English Poetry. typescript and carbon typescript, 24pp. each(1 folder)
  • La Cenerentola and Its Interpreters. photocopy, 5pp.
  • Changing Styles in Mozart Singing. typescript, 12pp. and carbon typescript, 11pp.
  • Characterisation in Mozart's Operas: 1 - Con Giovanni. For BBC Third Programme, Apr. 22, 1948. carbon typescript
  • Characterisation in Mozart's Operas: 2 - The Marriage of Figaro. For BBC Third Programme, Apr. 29, 1948. two typescripts and carbon typescript, 5pp. each
  • The Classical Style, by Charles Rosen. Book review by Shawe-Taylor. mimeograph, 8pp.
  • Conchita Supervia (5). May 18, 1971. carbon typescript, 5pp.; mimeograph, 7pp.; and 3pp. of notes
  • Conchita Supervia and Rossini. carbon typescript, 9pp.
  • Discovering Opera. Series of six programs, Oct.-Nov. 1945. typescripts. 10pp., 9pp., 8pp., 7pp., 7pp., 8pp.
  • Dvorak's The Jacobin. typescript, 3pp.
  • Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). For Music Magazine, Feb. 20, 1973. carbon typescript 4pp.; mimeograph, 8pp. and one page of holograph notes
  • Feodor Chaliapin (1873-1938). For Music Magazine, Feb. 6, 1973. mimeograph, 8pp.
  • The First Version of Fidelio. typescript, 5pp.
  • The Flying Dutchman. For BBC Home Service, Jan. 19, 1961. carbon typescript, 4pp.
  • Four Great Singers. For BBC Third Programme, Sept.-Oct. 1947 (1 folder)
  • 1. Nellie Melba (1859-1931). two typescripts, 6pp. and 7pp.
  • 2. Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936). two typescripts, 6pp. and 5pp.; carbon typescript, 6pp.
  • 3. John McCormack. typescript, 5pp.; carbon typescript, 6pp.; one page of discography
  • 4. Pol Plançon (1854-1914). typescript, 6pp.; carbon typescript, 6pp.; typescript, with holograph sections, 6pp.
  • Frida Leider and Jahhie Teyte: Two Birthday Tributes. mimeograph, 7pp. and 4pp. of holograph notes
  • Frida Leider in Some of Famous Roles (series: Historic Performances on Record). For BBC Third Programme, Mar. 21, 1964. mimeograph, 7pp.
  • Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962). Jan. 18, 1972. mimeograph, 6pp.
  • Gigli. For BBC Home Service: Dec. 25, 1957. carbon typescript, 5pp.; Mar. 17, 1958. typescript, 6pp.
  • Giovanni Martinelli. For BBC Home Service, Aug. 9, 1960. carbon typescript, 6pp.
  • Handel's Messiah. photocopy, 4pp.
  • The Interpreters of Gluck's Orpheus. For BBC Radio 3, Jan. 31, 1971. mimeograph, 6pp.
  • Ivor Newton. For Music Magazine, Dec. 10, 1972. carbon typescript, 4pp.
  • Janacek's Jenufa. For Music Weekly, Mar. 2, 1975. mimeograph, 5pp.
  • Janacek's Operas. For BBC Third Programme, Apr. 13, 1959. mimeograph, 17pp.
  • Kirsten Flagstad. typescript, 4pp.
  • Lakmé: Interval Talk. Aug. 22, 1971. photocopy, 4pp.
  • Lucia di Lammermoor and its Interpreters. typescript, 4pp.
  • Manon and its Interpreters. photocopy, 4pp.
  • Mary Garden (1874-1967). mimeograph, 5pp. and 3 pp. of holograph notes
  • Mattia Battistini. Famous Singers series. For BBC Third Programme, Oct. 2, 1956. mimeograph, 6pp.
  • A Melba Biography, book review. carbon typescript, 3pp.; mimeograph, 6pp.; and one page of holograph notes
  • The Metropolitan Opera. For BBC Third Programme, Oct. 7, 1954. two carbon typescripts, 10pp. each
  • Music-Lovers' Calendar [Verdi's early operas]. For BBC Home Service, Oct. 1, 1944. carbon typescript, 7pp.
  • Music Magazine extracts: [L'Enfant et les Sortilèges], Dec. 12, 1948, typescript; [review of biography of Enrico Caruso, by T.R. Ybarra], Feb. 27, 1955, carbon typescript; [review of book Leos Janacek, His Life and Works, translated from the Czech of Jaroslav Vogel by Geraldine Thomsen-Muchová], June 23, 1963, mimeograph; [Donizetti], undated, typescript (1 folder)
  • Music of the Western Masters. For BBC Eastern Service (1 folder)
  • Verdi and Rossini, Nov. 12, [1947]. typescript, 6pp.
  • Gluck, Nov. 19, [1947]. typescript, 5pp.
  • Johann Strauss, Jan. 21, 1948. typescript, 4pp.; carbon typescript, 5pp.
  • Musical Profile: Geraldine Farrar. Pre-recorded May 24, 1967. typescript, 4pp.; carbon typescript, 6pp.; and two pages of holograph notes
  • On Wings of Song. For BBC Home Service, Sept. 24, 1956. typescript, carbon typescript, 8pp. each and one page of holograph notes
  • Scenes from Bellini's Opera La Sonnambula. For BBC Home Service, Jan. 26, 1960. mimeograph, 5pp. and two pages of holograph notes
  • Siegfried - Narration. carbon typescript, 7pp.
  • Singer and Accompanist: book review. For Music Magazine. carbon typescript, 3pp.; mimeograph, 6pp.; and one page of holograph notes
  • Sounds of Music. Two part programme for BBC Third Programme. June 20, 1966. two mimeographs, 11pp. and 15pp.; three pages of holograph notes; The Acoustics of Concert Halls, by Peter Parkin, mimeograph, 19pp. (1 folder)
  • Studies in Interpretation: Three talks. For BBC Third Programme, May 18, Nov. 16, 23, 1950. mimeographs, 8pp., 6pp., 6pp. (1 folder)
  • Til Eulenspiegel. For BBC Light Programme, July 8, 1946. carbon typescript, 6pp.
  • Il Trovatore and its Interpreters. For Music Magazine. 6pp.
  • Turandot and the Gramophone. For Radio Three, Mar. 9, 1972. carbon typescript, 4pp.; and mimeograph, 5pp.
  • The Two Ariadnes. For BBC Third Programme, Aug, 21, 1950. mimeograph, 7pp.
  • A Vanished Style. typescript, 2pp.
  • Voice and Style. For BBC Third Programme. Three talks, Oct.-Nov. 1951 (1 folder)
  • 1. Giovanni Martinelli. two mimeographs, 11pp. each
  • 2. Conchita Supervia. two mimeographs, 10pp. each
  • 3. Giuseppe de Luca. mimeograph, 8pp.
  • Voice and Style. For BBC Third Programme. Four talks, Feb. 1953. (1 folder)
  • 1. L'Eloge des Vieux. two mimeographs, 7pp. each
  • 2. A Vanished Style. mimeograph, 7pp.
  • 3. The Voice of France. mimeograph, 7pp.
  • 4. Three Lieder Singers. carbon typescript, 7pp.
  • Die Walküre and Its Interpreters. carbon typescript, 4pp.
  • Walton's Operas. For Music Magazine, Mar. 26, 1972. photocopy, 4pp.
  • War and Peace. mimeograph, 9pp.
  • Miscellaneous notes.
Notebooks
  • 1) Brief critiques of recordings and live performances; 2) Lists of recordings, operas and opera singers.
Writings by others.
  • Mostly mimeograph articles, but also includes: Uncorrected copy of Hans Werner Henze's We Come to the River; interview with Sir Edward Downes about the Australian Opera

III. Financial/legal

Box 3 (cont.)
  • E.S. Cope estate. Chiefly correspondence with lawyers and relatives concerning the settlement of estate.
  • Insurance. Property, vehicle and home insurance policies and related correspondence
  • Lloyd's Bank. Statements, 1935-1988 (4 folders)
Box 4
  • Lloyd's Bank (cont.). (2 folders)
  • Rathbone. Correspondence, 1942-1995, with "Rathbone Bros. & Co. (investors)" (3 folders)
  • Statements of investments, 1940-1995. (3 folders)
  • Miscellaneous financial materials.

IV. Photographs

Box 4 (cont.)
  • Shawe-Taylor, Desmond. 16 photographs, including one snapshot. see also: Snapshots
  • Shawe-Taylor, Fannie (Mrs. Wm. C. Trench). Shawe-Taylor's aunt, holding tennis racket about 1890
  • Military. 35 snapshots of unidentified men in military uniforms
  • Singers. 19 photographs of various operatic singers, mostly in costume. Includes seven portraits of Emma Eames
  • Snapshots. 99 photographs, mostly of friends. A few include Shawe-Taylor (2 folders)

V. Miscellaneous

  • Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 4 (cont.)
  • Historic Masters Ltd., 1984-1995. (Issues 78rpm records in their original form.) Shawe-Taylor was on the Board of Directors. Contains correspondence, minutes of board and general meetings and financial accounts. Arranged chronologically. (2 folders)
  • Oxford. Programs and menus from Shawe-Taylor's college years at Oxford University
  • Personal. Materials unrelated to Shawe-Taylor's writing career, such as receipts concerning utilities, membership in The Wine Society, BUPA, etc.
  • Postcards. 75 postcards, chiefly depicting scenery.
  • Press releases. English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Royal Opera, and The Welsh National Opera
  • Programs. Chiefly music programs
  • Record catalogs. Includes catalogs from: Collector's Corner, The Complete Record Company, EMI, Harmonia Mundi, and many other record selling companies (5 folders)
Box 5
  • Record catalogs (cont.) (2 folders)
  • Travel. Notes, maps, brochures, notebook of contacts in the U.S. and Mexico for trips to Iran, U.S., Australia and Europe (2 folders)
  • Miscellany. (2 folders)

VI. Clippings

Box 5 (cont.)
  • Articles written by Shawe-Taylor, 1930-1966. (4 folders)
  • Letters to editors, or articles about Shawe-Taylor. (1 folder)
  • Articles by and about others (4 folders)
  • Scrapbook of articles by Edward Sackville-West

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