Harold C. Schonberg Collection
Harold C. Schonberg, one of the world's leading music critics, was born in
New York City in 1915. He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College and an M.A.
from New York University. He has been conferred the honorary degrees of Doctor
of Letters from Temple University and Doctor of Humane Letters from Grinnell
College. He joined the New York Times in 1950 as music critic, was named senior
music critic in 1960 and continued at that post until he became cultural
correspondent in 1980. Schonberg was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in
1971. The author of more than a dozen books -- including "The Great Pianists,"
"The Great Conductors," "Lives of the Great Composers," "Facing the Music," "The
Glorious Ones" and "Horowitz: His Life and Music" -- Schonberg has served as a
juror in many international piano competitions, including the Rubinstein in Tel
Aviv and the Liszt in Budapest.
Schonberg died on July 27, 2003.
As of 2003, IPAM's Schonberg Collection consists mainly of a correspondence
file of letters to and from Mr. Schonberg and various musicians and readers of
his reviews. Further details are available on request.
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Donald Manildi, Curator
International Piano Archives at Maryland
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA