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Abstract

The papers of John Stewart, author, musician and UCSD Muir College provost (1965-1987) contain the research materials for his book about composer Ernst Krenek titled Ernst Krenek: The Man and His Music (1991), including typescript drafts; notes describing correspondence, essays, and articles about Krenek; chronologies; and a series of reel-to-reel audiorecordings of interviews with Krenek by Stewart. Also included are drafts of writings, teaching materials, and correspondence with colleagues including Ernst Krenek.

Biography

John Lincoln Stewart was born January 24, 1917 in Alton, Illinois, and grew up in Granville and Dwight, Ontario. He graduated from Dennison College with a double major in English and Music and received his doctorate in English literature at Ohio State University. He served in World War II in the Army Signal Corps. He taught English at UCLA and Dartmouth before joining UCSD, publishing The Burden of Time: The Fugitives and Agrarians, a history of the Nashville literary groups of the 1920s and 1930s.

Stewart came to UCSD in 1964 to take the lead in establishing arts departments on campus. In 1965 he was appointed Provost of Second College, named for the environmentalist, nature writer, and Sierra Club founder John Muir. He took a leading role in planning Muir campus as an ensemble of buildings, courtyards, and open spaces. Because his position at UCSD allowed him to focus on teaching and research, he concentrated on his interests in the achievements of Austrian-American composer Ernst Krenek. Beginning in the 1970s, no comprehensive biography had been written about Krenek, so Stewart interviewed the composer, studied the musicial scores, and traveled to Vienna to gather research materials. He published Ernst Krenek: The Man and His Music in 1991.

For years Stewart taught “The Wilderness and Human Values,” at Muir College which culminated in a week-long hike led by Stewart in the Sierra Nevada mountains. During the 21 years he served as Provost, he also founded a faculty jazz group, “The Moldy Figs,” in which he played both slide trombone and flugle horn.

On the occasion of Muir college's 30th anniversary in 1998, Muir Commons, the center of student life on the campus, was re-dedicated as Stewart Commons in his honor.

Stewart died August 31, 2007 in Oakland, California.

Scope and Content of Collection

The John Stewart papers reflect the research endeavors by Stewart, as an author and scholar of humanities. The bulk of the collection documents extensive research on the career of composer Ernst Krenek for the biography Ernst Krenek: The Man and His Music (1991). Materials include notes and translations on correspondence, works of Krenek, and typescript drafts. Other elements of the collection include teaching materials and writings by Stewart.

The papers are arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) ERNST KRENEK: THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC, 3) WRITINGS BY STEWART, 4) TEACHING MATERIALS, and 5) MISCELLANEOUS.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series contains letters from colleagues and friends regarding personal and scholarly activities from 1971-1996. Notable correspondents include Ernst Krenek and author Friedrich Saathen. Also included are letters concerning the production of Ernst Krenek's musical works.

SERIES 2: ERNST KRENEK: THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC

The bulk of the second series contains the research materials collected for the publication of the Ernst Krenek biography. The series is divided into four subseries: A) Research Materials, B) Miscellaneous, C) Audiorecording, and D) Typescript Drafts.

The files collect and document inclusive notes on Krenek's correspondence with family and colleagues, musical works, and writings written by and about the composer. The series also contains miscellaneous research guides and lists, book publication related materials, reel-to-reel audiorecordings of interviews conducted by Stewart with Krenek.

The book materials also include the typescript drafts and page proofs for chapters 1-12, written between 1986-1991.

SERIES 3: WRITINGS BY STEWART

The WRITINGS series contains typescript drafts for published and unpublished manuscripts authored by Stewart including his book The Burden of Time: The Fugitive and Agrarians (1965), a biography of two literary groups that originated in Nashville, TN who, in the early 1920s, had a strong influence on American letters focusing on the writing of John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. The series is arranged alphabetically.

SERIES 4: TEACHING MATERIALS

The TEACHING MATERIALS span Stewart's career as a lecturer from Dartmouth College to UCSD, as the creator of the Muir College course "The Wilderness and Human Values". Arranged alphabetically, the files include lecture notes, syllabi, and class materials.

SERIES 5: MISCELLANEOUS

Included in the MISCELLANEOUS series are various subject files including photographs of John Stewart, clippings, and an audiocassette recording of a lecture for the UCSD Friends of Music.

CORRESPONDENCE

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1 1 American Music Teacher, 1975-1985.
1 2 Krenek, Ernst, 1972-1991.
1 3 Life of Orestes, 1973-1984.
1 4 Powell, Anthony, 1961.
1 5 What Price Confidence, 1973-1975.
1 6-10 Chronological, 1971-1996.

ERNST KRENEK: THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC

Research Materials

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Notes on correspondence.
2 1 Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund, 1929-1964.
2 2 Cizek, Emanuela Josefa Auguste, 1950-1964.
2 3 Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich, 1970-1972.
2 5 Krenek, Ernst Josef, Sr.
2 6 Miscellaneous universities, 1942-1943.
2 7 Moehn, Heinz, 1961.
2 8-10 1938-1966.
Notes on writings by Krenek.
2 11 Darsteller in der Opera, 1925.
2 12 Mechanisierung der Musik?, 1925.
2 13 Minor program notes for Staatstheatercassel, 1925.
2 14 Musik im Schauspiel, November, 1925.
2 15 Über die Operette, December, 1925.
2 16 Die Revue, 1925-1926.
2 17 Beurteilung des Theaters, March, 1926.
2 18 Orpheus und Eurydice , May, 1926.
2 19 Der Triumph der Empfinsamkeit, May, 1926.
2 20 Das Theater als Bildungsanstalt, 1926-1927.
2 21 Das Dekorative Element in Theater, December, 1926.
2 22 Kunst und Sport, June, 1927.
2 23 Mechnisierung der Kunst, 1927.
2 24 Die Opernkomposition, 1927.
2 25 Der Opernstoff, April, 1927.
2 26 Der Operntext, 1927.
2 27 Über den Geschmack, 1927.
2 28 Über die Technische Ausfuhrung meiner Oper 'Jonny Spielt Auf', 1927.
2 29 Über die Beziehungen von Oper und Schauspiel, 1927.
2 30 Zum Beschluss, 1927.
2 31 Various early stage notes and comments on Jonny Spielt auf, 1927-1928.
2 32 Meine Drei Einakter, 1928.
2 33 Freiheit und Technik, 1929.
2 34 Zu Meinen Orchesterwerken op. 43, 54, 58, 1929.
2 35 Banalitäten, 1930.
2 36-37 Commentary on Leben des Orest, 1930.
2 38 Fortshritt und Reaktion, 1930.
2 39 Aus Briefen einer Osterreichischen Freundes, 1930-1931.
2 40 Zur Frage des Textuerstehen in der Oper, 1931.
2 41 Die Erneuerung Offenbach's durch Karl Kraus, 1931-1932.
2 42 Musikalische Mobilwachung, 1932.
2 43 Was es im Tonfilm immer noch gibt, 1932.
2 44 Commentary on Karl V, 1933.
2 45 Krenek's bibliography for Karl V prepared, 1933.
2 46 Arnold Schonberg, 1934.
2 47 Austria, 1934.
2 48 Experience with the Twelve Tone System, 1934.
2 49 Konservativ und Radical, 1934.
3 1 Webern's Weiner Konzerte, 1934.
3 2 Bruno Walter Spricht von den Moralischen, 1935.
3 3 Fragen des Volkmusik, 1935.
3 4 Kunstlerische und Wissenschaftliche Geschitchtes Betrachtung, 1935.
3 5 Zwischen "Blubo" unde "Asphalt", 1935.
3 6 Journal of the Composing of Symeon, 1935-1936.
3 7 Music related to Karl V, 1935-1938.
3 8 Analysis of Karl V written for Barcelona, 1936.
3 9 Die Musikalischen System der Nachtkriegzeit, 1936.
3 10 Music and Mathematics, 1936.
3 11 Remembering Karl Kraus, 1936.
3 12 Was Erwanter der Komponist von der Musikziehung, 1936.
3 12 Zu Rilkes Zehnten Todestag, 1936.
3 13 Auf dem Wasser zu Singen, 1937.
3 14 Die Drei Mantel der Anton K., 1937-1938.
Amerikanische Stadtebilder.
3 16 12 Tone Technique and Modal Music - From Diary, 1940.
3 17 Inspiration in Music, 1943.
3 18 Comments on Fifth Piano Sonata, 1952.
3 19 Roving Composer in Western Germany, 1952.
3 20 Sinn and Unsinn der Modernen Musik, 1955.
3 21 Notes for the Princeton seminar, 1959.
3 22 Komponist und Horer, 1960.
3 23 Hol' der Henker eure beiden Hauser, 1964.
3 24 Preamble to Prose Dramen Verse, 1965.
3 25 UCSD Lectures, 1970-1972.
3 26 Ernst Krenek im Gesprach mit seinem Zweiten ich, 1973.
3 27 Krenek on singing contemporary music, 1982.
Notes on musical works by Krenek.
Librettos.
3 28 Der Sprung über den Schatten (The Leap Over the Shadow), Op. 17, 1923.
3 29 Orpheus und Eurydike - Kokoschka text, 1927.
3 30 Orpheus und Eurydike - Revisions and translations, 1927.
3 31 Four Songs and Old Poets, Op. 53, 1927.
3 32 Durch die Nacht - Words by Karl Kraus, Op. 67, 1930-1931.
3 33 17th Century Poems related to Gesänge des Spæten Jahres, Op. 71, 1931.
3 34 Gesänges des Späten Jahres, Op. 71, 1931.
4 1 Karl V - English libretto, 1933.
4 2 Ausgerechnet und Verspielt (Computed and Confounded), Op. 179, 1961.
4 3 Chrysomallos (Der Goldene Bock; The Golden Ram), Op. 186, 1963.
4 4 Glauben und Wissen, Op. 194 - German text, translation, and notes, 1966.
4 5 Sardakai - English translation with corrections, 1969.
4 6 Der Zauberspiegel - Corrections, 1975.
Scores.
4 7 Symeon der Stylit, Op. 77, 1935-1936.
Includes composing notes.
4 8 Symphonic Elegy, Op. 105, 1946.
Includes concert review.
4 9 Sonata for Piano, No. 4, Op. 114, 1948.
4 10 Twenty Miniatures for Piano, Op. 139, 1953-1954.
4 11 Flaschenpost von Paradies, Op. 217, 1972-1973.
Notes on musical programs and reviews.
4 12 Die Zwingburg (The Stronghold), Op. 14, 1922.
Includes notes on program.
4 13 Der Sprung über den Schatten (The Leap Over the Shadow), Op. 17.
4 14 Orpheus and Eurydike, 1926-1974.
4 15 Mammon, 1927.
4 16 Johnny Spielt Auf, 1928-1980.
4 17 Leben des Orest, 1930-1975.
4 18 Pallas Athene Weint (Pallas Athene Weeps), 1955.
4 19 Sestina, Op. 161, 1957.
4 20 Chrysolmallas (Der Golden Bock; The Golden Ram), 1964.
4 21 Quintina über die Fünfvokale, 1965.
1973 performance.
4 22 Krenek - Events surrounding Muir Fellowship, 1968.
4 23 Sardakai, Op. 206, 1968-1969.
1970 performance.
4 24 Orga-Nastro, Op. 212, for organ and tape, 1971.
1980 recording.
5 1 Events surrounding Krenek's 75th year, 1975.
5 2 UCSD Krenek Tribute, 1978.
5 3 UCSB Krenek Festival, 1979.
5 4 UCSD Krenek Festival, 1979.
5 5 Krenek's 80th Birthday events, 1980.
5 6 Arc of Life, 1981.
5 7 Schubert - Krenek Recital, 1984.
5 8 85th Birthday Celebration, 1985.
5 9 Video program on Krenek, 1988.
5 10 Miscellaneous programs and reviews.
Writings on Krenek.
5 11 Drew. "On Medea" at Darmstaadt, 1954.
5 12 Jeffrey, Charles. "Composer and his Interpreter: The Relationship between Ernst Krenek and Glenn Gould".
5 13 Neuwirth, Gosta. "Remarks on Some Later Works of Ernst Krenek", 1980.
5 14 Regenhardt, Joanne. "Genius Personified", 1990.
Zenck, Claudia.
5 15 "12 Piano Variations," Op. 79, 1977.
5 16 Notes on 6th Quartet.
5 17 "On Krenek and the Kranichsteiner Musikinstitut", 1980.
5 18 "On Krenek from 1928-1934".
5 19 "On Sestina".
5 20 Zenck, Martin. "The Uncontemporaries of the New - The Eighth String Quartet of Ernst Krenek", 1984.
Notes and articles about Krenek.
5 21 Analysis of the text of Spätlese.
5 22 Between Two Cultures.
5 23 Dissembler in the Works of Ernst Krenek.
5 24 Dissembler in the Works of Ernst Krenek.
5 25 Essay on Krenek for Grove.
5 26 Harmony and Dissonance in Spätlese.
5 27 Intro to Krenek's Music.
5 28 Krenek and Adorno.
6 1 Krenek as an essayist, 1980.
6 2 Krenek as teacher.
6 3 Krenek in America, 1990.
6 4 Krenek's letters.
6 5 Krenek's manuscripts.
6 6 Listening notes.
6 7 Masks of Ernst Krenek.
6 8 Remarks at Krenek Festival in Palm Springs, 1975.
6 9 Talk on Schubert and Krenek, 1984.
6 10 Schubert, Krenek, und Webern, 1984.
6 11 Notes on Symeon.
6 12 University as Patron, 1988.
6 13 Untitled biographical sketch of Krenek for Goethe Institute.
6 14 Women in the Operas of Ernst Krenek.
Research guides and lists.
6 15 Annotated bibliography of the Writings of Ernst Krenek, 1976.
Including books, essays, reviews, articles, lectures. Contribution written, edited and co-authored by Ernst Krenek from 1925-1974. Written by William W. Chase.
6 16 Audiorecordings at UCSD Library.
6 17 Bibliography of published writings, 1955.
6 18 Chart showing types of Krenek essays.
6 19 Chronology of American years, 1937-1973.
6 20 Chronology of avant garde music, 1945.
6 21 Krenek historical chronology, 1900-1988.
6 22 Krenek manuscripts in the Library of Congress, 1966.
6 23 Krenek materials in the Moldenauer Archives.
6 24 List of Krenek's important writings, 1978.
6 25 Outline of life, 1920-1965.
6 26 Preliminary catalogue of the musical and literary works by Ernst Krenek, 1978.
6 27 Provisional discography - Ernst Krenek, 1979.
6 28 Ratings of Krenek works.
6 29 Reviews from the Friedrich Saathen papers.
7 1 Selected bibliography of writings by and about Ernst Krenek with a discography.
7 2 Texts in programs - A locater.
7 3 Travel itineraries, 1937-1980.

Miscellaneous

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7 4 Book contract, November 27, 1972.
7 5 "Ernst Krenek: An Intellectual Biography" - Book description, 1988.
Photographs.
7 6 Career biographical. Includes production and portraits.
7 7 Early biographical. Includes photographs of Krenek as a child, family, and early career.
7 8 Other composers and contemporaries.
7 9 Project funding, 1975.

Audiorecordings

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8 1 Interviews with Ernst Krenek by John Stewart. Includes 7.5" reel-to-reel tape copies from audio cassettes, reels 1-14.
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9 1 Interviews with Ernst Krenek by John Stewart. Includes 7.5" reel-to-reel tape copies from audio cassettes, reels 13-24.
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Typescript Drafts

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10 1 Foreward, 1979.
10 2 Prologue, 1979.
10 3-14 Chapters 1-12 with edits, 1979.
10 15 Epilogue, 1979.
Various drafts.
10 16-20 Prologue & chapters 1-4, 1986.
11 1-5 Chapters 5-8 & Prologue notes, 1986.
11 6 Additional corrections, 1987-1988.
11 7-10 Chapters 1-12, 1989.
12 1 Chapter 13, 1989.
12 2-6 Page proofs, 1991.

WRITINGS BY STEWART

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13 1 "Achievement of Robert Penn Warren", South Atlantic Quarterly, Volume 47, Number 4, October, 1948.
13 2 "Breaking the Mold" - Commencement address, Denison University, Ohio, 1933.
13 3 Burden of Time: Fugitives and Agrarians (1965) - Correspondence, 1956-1987.
13 4 Burden of Time: Fugitives and Agrarians (1965) - Book reviews, 1965-1967.
13 5 Burden of Time: Fugitives and Agrarians (1965) - "The Fugitive's Return" - Chapter 5 - Typescript draft.
13 6 "Ernst Krenek" - Chapter 2 - Typescript.
13 7 Few Thoughts on the Arts at UCSD, 1964.
13 8 "Poetry of George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham" - Thesis submitted for Masters of Arts, Ohio State University, 1939.
13 9 "Premises of Phrase Structures and Total Centering in the Music of Claude Debussy and Analyses of Selected Works - Chapter 5 - Typescript draft.
13 10 "Robert Penn Warren and the Knot of History", Journal of English Literary History, Volume 26, Number 1, March, 1959.
13 11 Role of the Hopkins Center in Liberal Education at Dartmouth College.
14 1 Talk on Yeats and His Poetry on Old Age - Notes.
14 2 "Wilderness and Human Values" - David Marc Belkin preface, 1984.
14 3 Writing by and about Robert Penn Warren.

TEACHING MATERIALS

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14 4 Art of Fiction - Literature 414, Spring, 1991.
14 5-6 Contemporary Issues - "The Wilderness and Human Values", Spring, 1989.
14 7 Dartmouth College - English 64 - Class materials, 1959-1960.
14 8 English Literature 126 - Modern Fiction, Winter, 1974.
14 9 Seminar on William Faulkner - Literature 252, Spring, 1972.
14 10 "Theory of Literature" - Guest lecture, Wesleyan University, 1962.

MISCELLANEOUS

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15 1 Calendar, 1964.
15 2 Lecture on modern music - Friends of Music - Audiocassette, 90 minutes, January 22, 1990.
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15 3 Memorial for Ernst Krenek, 1900-1991 - Program, February 9, 1992.
15 4 Merrill Moore - Subject clippings.
15 5 Photograph - John Stewart, Vienna, 1984.
15 6 Staying Active: Wellness After Sixty - Voice-over script, August 13, 1984.
15 7 To-do list, 1977-1992.


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