GB 0210 MSGANZ
Wilhelm Ganz MSS
- 1851-1950 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
Wilhelm Ganz, composer, conductor and pianist, was the son of Adolph Ganz, Kapellmeister at the Opera at Mainz. He came to London as a boy in 1848. He became Professor of Singing at the Guildhall School of Music and was accompanist to the celebrated Spanish soprano Adelina Patti (1843-1919), who in 1878 took up residence at Craig-y-nos Castle in Breconshire.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Sotheby's; London; Purchased at auction, lots 217 and 367; 26 May 1994
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Correspondence and papers, 1851-1950, of composer, conductor and pianist Wilhelm Ganz, together with correspondence and papers of members of his family, including letters, 1876-1913, to Ganz from Adelina Patti and other contemporary singers and musicians, and an album of signatures presented to Ganz on the occasion of a Diamond Jubilee Concert in his honour held on 26 May 1908.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23351-23356.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
English, French, German.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title based on contents.
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Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003); Hector Berlioz online site (viewed 6 April 2009)
Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.