Giuseppe Ferrata papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, biographical information, scores, music manuscripts, concert programs, handwritten and typed notes, printed material, and clippings regarding the life and career of music professor and composer, Giuseppe Ferrata. Ferrata founded the Newcomb College Piano Department in 1909 and taught there until his death in 1928.
- Ferrata, Giuseppe, 1865-1928. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Biographical / Historical
Giuseppe Ferrata (1865-1928), Italian-born composer and pianist, taught in New Orleans at Newcomb College, Tulane University, from 1909 until 1928. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in Rome, and later studied with Sgambati and Liszt. Upon his arrival to the United States in 1892, he taught at several conservatories, including Beaver College of Music in Pittsburgh. He composed songs, compositions for piano, organ, and violin, as well as choral and orchestral works. He married Alice LaGarde in 1893.
5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged as follows: biography, correspondence (first chronologically, then alphabetically by correspondent, and then family correspondence), programs, booklets, pamphlets, clippings, other notes and works by Ferrata, Il Bardo Dell 'Alpe, recital books, and notes. The collection is made up of 8 boxes and 6 volumes. It is 5 linear feet
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ferrata of Metairie, Louisiana. Giuseppe Ferrata was the father of Ernest Ferrata. Date acquired: 09/07/1982.
Accruals and Additions
Additional items donated in 2004 by Pat Boothby for Peter Hansen.
Other Descriptive Information
OCLC Number: 435496421
- Clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Composers -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Music teachers -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Musicians -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- New Orleans (La) -- History Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Pamphlets Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Pianists -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Programs (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Research notes Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Tulane University -- History.
- Archon Finding Aid Title
- Jazmin Smith
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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