Collection CHC0200 - Charles W. White Collection

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Charles W. White Collection


  • 1923-1994 (Creation)


2 Boxes

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Charles W. White was Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Music Division at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the biographer of Cuban musician Alejandro García Caturla (1906-1940).

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The Charles W. White Collection contains music scores by the 20th century Cuban composer Alejandro Garcia Caturla, as well as pamphlets, posters, audiovisual material and concert programs related to his work. It also includes notes and correspondence produced by Mr. Charles White while he was writing Caturla’s biography.

Other contents in the collection include music scores and documents related to Cuban composers who were Caturla’s contemporaries. Collection is arranged in three series, series 1 includes all music scores, series 2 includes all documents, and series 3 includes all audiovisual material.

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The collection is arranged in three series. Series 1 includes all music scores. Series 2 includes all documents. Series 3 includes all audiovisual material.

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This collection is open for research.

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Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact for more information.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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November 2012: Addition of a catalog of musical compositions by Alejandro García Caturla. Includes music manuscripts and sheet music; two long playing records made in Cuba; recordings of major works of Caturla featuring the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional and Cuban soloists.

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Gifts of Charles W. White, 1990, 2004 and 2007; Sofía Ochoa, 2010; and family of Charles W. White, 2012.

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