Carl Busch (1862-1943) Papers (KC0222)
Sir Carl Busch was a composer, teacher, and for fifty years Kansas City's most noted musician. He formed the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra which he conducted for seven years. As a composer and guest conductor elsewhere, he was able to continue to make his musical leadership known. Busch was a faculty member of the Kansas City-Horner Conservatory and a member of the first faculty of the University of Kansas City.
The papers were assembled from several sources including donations from Busch and his wife's former students and friends, and from Dr. Donald R. Lowe who collected research materials for his dissertation, Sir Carl Busch: His Life and Work as a Teacher, Conductor, and Composer. Included throughout the correspondence are cards and letters from Busch's relatives in Europe, most of which are written in German and Danish. Works by other composers that Busch added to, transcribed, edited, and gave or received as gifts are also included. 1891-1984.
See also: Donald Robert Lowe (1936- ) Papers (KC0223)
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