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ARC MUS 6 - Herbert Fromm Papers   ARC MUS 6 - Herbert Fromm Papers - HTML file (67 K)
Creator/Author Fromm, Herbert.
Title Guide to the Herbert Fromm Papers,
Other title Herbert Fromm Papers
Description The Herbert Fromm Papers consists of mostly mastersheets, blueprints, and several holographs of Fromm’s musical compositions; audio tapes of performances of his music, 1951-1970; Fromm’s correspondence with composers, performers, music publishers, rabbis and cantors, Jewish music organizations, and friends and family members; publishers contracts; synagogue bulletins; concert programs; newspaper clippings; photographs; and some personal memorabilia, ca.1925-1974. The Herbert Fromm Addendum and Herbert Fromm Addendum II consist of additional papers, music scores, and recordings.
Description The Herbert Fromm Papers consists of mostly mastersheets, blueprints, and several holographs of Fromm’s musical compositions; audio tapes of performances of his music, 1951-1970; Fromm’s correspondence with composers, performers, music publishers, rabbis and cantors, Jewish music organizations, and friends and family members; publishers contracts; synagogue bulletins; concert programs; newspaper clippings; photographs; and some personal memorabilia, ca.1925-1974. The Herbert Fromm Addendum and Herbert Fromm Addendum II consist of additional papers, music scores, and recordings.
Herbert Fromm was a composer, choir conductor, organist and pianist. Fromm was born in Kitzingen, Bavaria on February 23, 1905. From 1925-1929 he studied at the State Academy of Music at Munich, graduating with honors. He was assistant conductor at two State opera theaters, first Bielefeld (1930-31) then Würzberg (1931-33). Along with other Jewish artists, after 1933 Fromm was prohibited by the Nazi government from taking part in Germany's cultural life. It was during this period that Fromm first began employing Jewish melodies and texts in his musical compositions and playing organ in Frankfurt's Westendsynagoge. He emigrated to the United States in January 1937. In 1941, Fromm became organist and choir director at Temple Israel in Boston, Massachusetts, a position he would retire from in 1972.
LC Subject Fromm, Herbert,Archives.
Jüdischer Kulturbund History Sources.
Congregation Adath Israel (Boston, Mass.)
Jews--United States--Archival resources.
Jews--Germany--Frankfurt am Main--Music.
Synagogue music--United States.
Jewish composers.
Language In English, German and (romanized) Hebrew.
Extent 32.18 Linear feet
Acquisition/Provenance The Library received The Herbert Fromm Papers from Herbert Fromm’s music office in Temple Israel, Boston, Massachusetts in 1993. The Herbert Fromm Addendum materials were donated to the library between September 1996 and June 1997. The Addendum II materials were donated to the library by the estate of Alfred Fromm, Herbert Fromm's twin brother, November 2003.
Access restrictions Materials are available by appointment only. To make an appointment and request materials in advance, contact the Librarian in charge of archival materials at: 212.678.8973 or via E-mail: archives@jtsa.edu. All musical scores, published books, and sound recordings may be accessed through the JTS Library Catalog by searching under "Fromm, Herbert" or title of work. There are no restrictions to accessing this collection, however, written permission is required to print or publish.
Identifier ARC MUS 6
Record number 422746

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