Dartmouth College. Dartmouth Festival of 18th Century Music
The Dartmouth Festival of 18th Century Music took place from April 23 to April 28, 1958 during which it immersed music lovers from the College and throughout New England in the musical sounds and ideas that accompanied the "Birth of the Classic Style." 800 people attended the event at Webster Hall. The participants in discussions and performances included Paul Henry Lang, music critic of the New York Herald Tribune, professor of musicology at Columbia and editor of Musical Quarterly; Charles Jones, American composer; Carleton Sprague Smith, head of the music division of the New York Public Library; Daniel Saidenberg, guest conductor who has led many symphonic and chamber groups in America; Lydia Hoffmann-Behrendt, pianist who has performed with Dartmouth groups for several years; Karl Geiringer, chairman of the Department of Graduate Studies at Boston University and former national president of the American Musi-cological Society; Joseph Kerman, Hodder Fellow in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton; Helen Boatwright, American soprano noted as a recital and oratorio singer; and Stoddard Lincoln, harpsichordist and music researcher. Performances were also given by the Colby Junior College Choir, directed by Margaret Cawley; the Dartmouth College Glee Club, under Prof. Paul Zeller; the Handel Society Chorus, directed by Prof. James Sykes; and the Handel Society Orchestra, Donald W. Wendlandt, musical director.
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Correspondences, applications, memoranda, registration forms and clippings, documenting the planning and program of the Dartmouth Festival of 18th Century Music held at Dartmouth College