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International Piano Archives at Maryland

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By appointment,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Contact:

Donald Manildi
IPAM Curator

Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library  
University of Maryland
2511 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742-1630
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E-mail: godowsky@umd.edu


Walter Robert Collection

Photograph, Walter Robert, pianistWalter Robert enjoyed a long and varied career as a recitalist, accompanist, lecturer and writer. Born in Trieste, Italy in 1908, he received his training in Vienna at the State Academy of Music. He concertized in Europe until the German annexation of Austria. Robert taught at North Texas University and held various professorships in Florence, Bologna, Naples, Vienna and Taiwan, but his longest tenure as a teacher was at Indiana University, where he taught from 1947 to 1975. While maintaining a heavy teaching schedule, Robert also earned wide recognition as an accompanist, having performed with artists such as Berl Senofsky, Ossy Renardy, Carroll Glenn and Josef Gingold.  Robert was a lifelong scholar of varied interests who published books and articles in addition to giving lectures. Subsequent to his retirement at Indiana University, he earned a masters degree in classical languages. Walter Robert died in 1999.

SERIES DESCRIPTION

I. Scrapbooks (1937-1982)

  • Teaching activities
  • Solo recitals
  • Collaborations

II. Correspondence

III. Research Materials

  • Books and articles by Walter Robert
  • Files on non-music topics

IV. Recordings

  • Commercially issued recordings
  • Reel tapes of live performances (1949-1973)