Fonds RC0202 - Pieter Tas fonds

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Pieter Tas fonds

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  • 1908-1925 (Creation)

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25 cm of textual records and graphic material

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Pieter Tas (1868-1947) was born in Holland but became best known as a musician in England. From 1907 to 1910 he was resident conductor of the private orchestra of the Duke of Devonshire. His son Pierre Tas (1902-1971) was a well-regarded violinist and teacher.

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The fonds consists of approximately 360 letters to Tas from composers and musicians, 4 letters from Tas, printed materials such as programmes and news clippings, and photographs.

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Fonds was purchased at Bloomsbury Book Auctions on 30 November 1983 by Bertram Rota Ltd. for McMaster University.


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