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Fall 2001 Newsletter

Mozart Fest and the Ransom Center Collaborate

Mary Robbins and Sheree Scarborough, September 2001. Frank Yezer © 2001.

A. Mozart Fest director Mary Robbins
and and the Ransom Center's Sheree
Scarborough, September 2001.
Frank Yezer © 2001.

A. Mozart Fest director Mary Robbins and the Ransom Center's Dell Hollingsworth examine the Ravel Trio at the Ransom Center, September 2001.'Frank Yezer © 2001.

Mary Robbins and the Ransom Center's
Dell Hollingsworth examine the Ravel
Trio at the Ransom Center, September 2001.
Frank Yezer © 2001.

Maurice Ravel and the Pelotaris at the Ravel Festival in Ciboure, France, 1930. Ransom Center Collections.

Maurice Ravel and the Pelotaris at the
Ravel Festival in Ciboure, France, 1930.
Ransom Center Collections.

Mary Robbins, Ransom Center, September 2001. Frank Yezer © 2001.

Mary Robbins, Ransom Center,
September 2001. Frank Yezer © 2001.

On Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m., A. Mozart Fest, the noted Austin chamber music organization, will perform Maurice Ravel's (1875-1937) Trio (for piano, violin, and cello, 1914), the original manuscript of which resides at the Ransom Center. This performance, part of A. Mozart Fest's Tenth Anniversary Season, will be presented in a concert titled "Classical to Contemporary: Trios con Brio," to be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Austin, 8001 Mesa Drive. This is the first collaboration between A. Mozart Fest and the Ransom Center, and we hope it will mark the beginning of a long relationship.

The Ravel Trio manuscript came to the Ransom Center in 1983, one of eighty-nine autograph music manuscripts by five French composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The source for the collection was a family business that had assembled and held these manuscripts through four generations—the noted French music publisher, Durand. In addition to Ravel, the archive includes works by Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, Gabriel Fauré, and Albert Roussel. It is part of the Carlton Lake Collection, which is devoted to modern French literature, art, and music, and includes rare first-edition and de luxe edition books, as well as photographs, artworks in various media, and other original documents.

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For more information about the concert on November 3 please call the A. Mozart Fest office at 512.371.7217.


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