Vera Bradford Collection

Title

Vera Bradford Collection

Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/1959.1/1404337

Description

Vera Bradford was an Australian classical pianist who graduated from the University Of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 1927. In 1928 she won a scholarship to study with Percy Grainger in Chicago. She also studied under Rudolph Ganz and Alexander Raab, making her concert debut in 1931 at the Chicago Opera House. On her return to Australia Vera played with the ABC orchestra, an association that continued throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Vera made several overseas tours to England. She represented Australia at the Second Korean Music Festival in Seoul in 1963, also performing concerts in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan. For many years she was a Chief Study teacher at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and taught students at her home in Frankston. In 1968 she formed the Frankston Music Society and Orchestra.

Vera Bradford donated her music collection to the State College of Victoria in 1978, which later became Monash University Library’s Peninsula branch. The collection was named the Vera Bradford Music Collection and contains books on the history of music, scores and sheet music, librettos, and orchestral sets. The collection has continued to grow, with donations from local Peninsula music groups, Defence Force Bands and other materials purchased by the State College of Victoria.

The Library has commenced a digitisation project to make these items available to the wider research community and general public. The first batch of items now available for viewing in Monash Collections Online.


Items in the Vera Bradford Collection

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Songs of Italy / Hermann Lohr, words by Edward Lockton
Publisher's no. : 26860. ; Autographed by the composer.

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Songs everybody sings / Carrie Jacobs-Bond
Pl. no. : B. 376.

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Marco Spada : overture /  D. F. E Auder
Marco Spada was produced at the Opera Comique, Paris, 1852. ; Piano solo. ; Cover title.

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Mystic beauty : a veil dance / Herman Finck
For orchestra. ; Pl. no. : H.& S. 4870.

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A memory = Le baiser / A. Goring Thomas, words by Barbier, translated by M. C. Gillington
For soprano in F. ; Copyright 1891 by Joseph Williams, registered under the title The kiss. ; Publisher's no. : N. 9145 .

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Seasons = Jahreszeiten / Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, revised by Heinrich Germer
For piano. ; Pl. no. : B.& Co. 2356.

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Jungle dance / Erno Rapee
For orchestra. ; Publisher's no. : 24392 - 66.

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In poppyland : caprice / Leo Friedman, arranged by Theodore Bendix
Instrumentation : 1010 - 0210 - perc. - strings. ; Publisher's no. : 876 - 19.

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Deuxième serenata : notte nostalgica / Enrico Toselli, arranged by Henry Geehl
Cover title. ; Pl. no. : K. P. & Co. 2883.

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The nigger's birthday : two step / Paul Lincke
Pl. no. : H. & S. 4088.

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Serenade / Charles Marie Widor, arranged by Leo Artok
Pl. no. : 30771.

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Celebre serenata / Enrico Toselli, transcription by N. Gervasio
Copyright 1900 by Graziani - Walter ; copyright 1916 by Delrieu Freres. ; Pl. no. D.F. 103.

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Jota : from Hispania suite / Albert Stoessel
Pl. no. : 24694 - 53.

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In old Castile : minuet, from Hispania suite / Albert Stoessel
Pl. no. : 24693 - 29.

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Suite venitienne / William Henry Reed
Pl. no. 11819 ; 11759.

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Serenata / Moritz Moszkowski
For orchestra. ; Publisher's no. : 3380.

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Birthday serenade / Paul Lincke
Pl. no. : H. & S. 4866.

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Venus on earth = Venus steig hernieder : valse / Paul Lincke
For orchestra. ; Pl. no. : H. & S. 4206.

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Sobre las olas = Over the waves : valse / Juventino Rosas, arranged by Aubrey Winter
For orchestra. ; Pl. no. : H. & S. 2823.

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Amina : Egyptian serenade / Paul Lincke
For orchestra. ; Pl. no. : 24. & S. 4329.

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Keltic suite / John Foulds
Pl. no. : H.& S. 5078.

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Forty songs : for high voice / Johannes Brahms, edited by James Huneker
Piano vocal score. ; Publisher's no. : ML 260 - 8.

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Spinnerlied = Le chant des fileuses = Spinningsong / Gustav Hollaender
Pl. no. : 1636. 1812. 2811 ; 1636. 2625.

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Serenade : for violin and piano / Gabriel Pierne
Pl. no. : 10122.

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Scene champetre : (viola violoncelle et contrebasse ad libitum) / Guido Papini
Arranged for piano and 4 violins. ; Pl. no. : 665.

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Arien mit Begleitung des Orchesters / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arias, mainly for soprano or tenor, one aria for basso. ; Publisher's no. : 201.

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Quartette fur vier solstimmen : mit klavierbegleitung / Johannes Brahms, edited by Kurt Soldan
Piano vocal score. ; Publisher's no. : 10516.

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Reve de bonheur : melodie, op. 64, no. 4 / Guido Papini
Pl. no. : P. & W. 1044.

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Etudes elementaires et progressives pour violon / H. E. Kayser
Publisher's no. : 6038.