Guide to the William Klenz papers, 1944-1963
William Klenz was an associate professor in Duke University's Department of Aesthetics, Art, and Music from 1947-1966. Collection contains sheet music and an unpublished manuscript by William Klenz entitled The Elements of Music Theory, 1960
- Record Group
- William Klenz papers
- Klenz, William
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 430 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Unpublished manuscript of William Klenz entitled The Elements of Music Theory, 1960 donated to the Archives by a former student of Klenz. Collection also includes sheet music and a letter giving background information and a personal characterization of Klenz.
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[Identification of item], William Klenz Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
William Klenz was an associate professor in Duke University's Department of Aesthetics, Art and Music from 1947-1966. He was a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a B.M. and a B.A. respectively. He was on the staff of Music Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1938-1942. He made numerous public appearances in North Carolina and has appeared as soloist in the in the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. During World War II Klenz played public recitals and made radio appearances in London and Paris. Upon his return from Europe he studied with Paul Hindemith at Yale. His compositions have been performed at Smith College, Princeton and New York, as well as abroad. Publications include "G.M. Bononcin" Duke University Press, Oct. 1962, and also entries in "Encyclopedia of Music."
- Dept. of Music video and sound recordings, circa 1940-1990. (University Archives, Duke University.)
- News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004. (University Archives, Duke University.)
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- Duke University. Department of Music
- Duke University -- Faculty
- Klenz, William
- North Carolina Symphony
The William Klenz papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1987.
Processed by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006
Updated by Sherrie Bowser, June 2008
Accessions A88-0021, UA2008-0034 are described in this finding aid.