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Author Hirschmann, Ira Arthur, 1901-
Title Ira Arthur Hirschmann papers, 1934-1956 (inclusive).
Location Call No. Status Message
 Performing Arts Research Collections - Music  JPB 86-10  Box 1    AVAILABLE  SUPERVISED USE
 Performing Arts Research Collections - Music  JPB 86-10  Box 2    AVAILABLE  SUPERVISED USE
 Performing Arts Research Collections - Music  JPB 86-10  Box 3    AVAILABLE  SUPERVISED USE


Description 3 boxes ; 39 x 27 x 8 cm.
Summary Letters from Lawrence Gilman, Otto Klemperer, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Artur Schnabel, and Rudolf Serkin ; programs of New Friends of Music concerts in New York and Ankara ; WAFB program magazines ; WJR scripts ; brochures, press releases, clippings, and other publicity material.
Biography An American patron of the arts and department store executive, Ira Hirschmann founded the concert series New Friends of Music in 1936. Having been instrumental in the first symphonic radio broadcast in 1924, he later founded the short-lived FM station WABF. In 1944 as Special Attaché of the State Department stationed in Ankara, Turkey, he helped to rescue Jewish refugees from Roumania. During the 1930's and 1940's he also helped establish many musicians fleeing Nazi Europe. His friends included Arturo Toscanini, Artur Schnabel, and Fiorello LaGuardia to whom he suggested founding the High School of Music and Art.
Indexes Preliminary finding aid in the repository.
Subject Gilman, Lawrence, 1878-1939.
Klemperer, Otto, 1885-1973.
Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896-1960.
Schnabel, Artur, 1882-1951.
Serkin, Rudolf, 1903-1991.
New Friends of Music.
WAFB (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Jewish refugees.
Genre/Form Letters.
Press releases.
Added Author Schnabel, Artur, 1882-1951.
Serkin, Rudolf, 1903-1991.
American Music Collection.
Call No. JPB 86-10
Research Call Number JPB 86-10