Alice and Arthur Nagle Collection
husband and wife team of Alice and Arthur Nagle performed duo
piano concerts in the Washington DC area and throughout the United States for
almost 50 years. They met while studying with Edwin Hughes at the Washington
College of Music. The two joined the faculty at the Washington College of Music
and played their first duo piano concert together in 1943 before Arthur Nagle
joined the army. They received coaching as a duo piano team from Nadia Boulanger
and duo-pianists Gold and Fizdale. The Nagles performed in recital, lecture
recitals and on radio and television. They were advocates for twentieth century
music and had duo piano works written for them by several composers including
Richard Bales, Esther Ballou, Robert Evett, Mary Howe and Malcolm Williamson.
The Nagle Collection consists of a large number of published and
unpublished scores of duo piano works, as well as concert programs, articles and
unpublished acetate discs of performances by the Nagles.
10 am to 3 pm
Monday through Thursday
9 am to 5 pm
Monday through Friday
Donald Manildi, Curator
International Piano Archives at Maryland
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
8115 Alumni Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA