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Robert Davine Classical Accordion Music and Long Play Album Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M362

Overview

Robert Davine (deceased) was a Professor of Accordion and Theory at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music until his death in 2001. Robert Davine founded the school's accordion department in the late 1950s, and was the recipient of the Distinguised Teaching Award for 1998 - 1999. The collection consists of sheet music and scores for various classical accordion compositions, as well as apporximately 50 LP vinyl albums.

Dates

  • 1760 - 1992

Creator

Biographical / Historical

As Professor of Accordion and Theory at the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver, Robert Davine founded the school's accordion department in the late 1950s and was still an active professor at Lamont when he died at age 77 on November 25, 2001.

At the university he developed what was to be one of the three major academic programs in accordion study in the US. These distinguished programs were available at the University of Houston under Bill Palmer and Bill Hughes, the University of Missouri at Kansas City directed by Joan Cochran Sommers and the University of Denver under Robert Davine. The program offered an "Artist Diploma in Concert Accordion Performance."

Extent

14.5 Linear Feet (4 record boxes, 5 flat boxes, 1 record album carton) ; flat boxes: 19 x 15 x 3 inches (1), 18 x 12 x 3 inches (4); record album carton: 14 x 11 x 13.5

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of sheet music and scores for various classical accordion compositions, as well as approximately 50 LP vinyl albums.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged in two (2) series: Series 1 - Musical scores and sheet music; Series 2 - Long play record albums.

Source

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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