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OHAM: Norman Holmes Pearson on Hindemith

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Norman Holmes Pearson

with Caitriona Bolster

2731 Hall of Graduate Studies

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

December 6th, 1973

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cassette Side a:                                                                                            pp. 1-16

Pearson's relationship with Hindemith--anecdote about Schweitzer--as a witty person--suggestion that Pearson write libretto about the Stannard murder--interest in writing an opera about the murder--opera, Cardillac--disappointment that the opera about the murder was never written--Pearson' s "unshop" discussions with Hindemith--reticence to discuss the past--as a person who lives in the present--requiring students to play three instruments--Pearson's thoughts about Strauss, Britten, and Stravinsky--Pearson's friendship with Britten--the Collegium--Susan Pearson's voice--personality--as a compositions teacher--Mrs. Hindemith as a guide--energy--opinion of scholarships for composers--love for provincial opera companies--rare attendance at concerts in New Haven--ballad about the Stannard murder.