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Solveig Lunde Madsen Collection

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Abstract

Title:
Solveig Lunde Madsen Collection
Author/Creator:
Madsen, Solveig Lunde
Collection number:
0
Size:
8.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1939-1951
Inclusive dates:
1923-2004
Collection Area:
International Piano Archives at Maryland
Repository:
International Piano Archives at Maryland, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD 20742, Tel: 301.405.9224, Email: godowsky@umd.edu
Abstract:

A performer and music educator, Solveig Lunde Madsen (1920-2011; originally known as Dorothy Lunde) performed in many recitals and orchestra concerts, including a concert tour of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden with the Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra of Detroit. Madsen also taught music at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah and was an active member of the American Liszt Society. This collection includes press books, publicity files, articles, clippings, concert programs and reviews, correspondence, itineraries, repertoire lists, photographs, recordings, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia related to Madsens career, the organizations she was involved with, and her relationships with her family and her colleagues, including her classmate William Kapell and her teacher, Olga Samaroff-Stotowski.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Solveig Lunde Madsen Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Summary: Solveig Lunde Madsen was born in Vallejo, California on February 23, 1920. She performed at New York's Town Hall (1944) and toured in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Scandinavia under Columbia Artists Management. After taking a break from concertizing to travel with her husband and two sons (1951-1971), Madsen taught at Brigham University and the University and maintained a private studio. Solveig Lunde Madsen died on June 13, 2011 in Salt Lake City.

Full History: Solveig Lunde Madsen (originally Dorothy Lunde) was born in Vallejo, California on February 23, 1920. She began taking piano lessons at age 4 and excelled in music and academics. After graduating high school at age 15, Lunde studied with the Danish pianist Gunnar Johansen, and with Harold Logan, both of whom were pupils of Egon Petri. In 1940 she received a four year fellowship for study at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City where her teacher was Olga Samaroff-Stokowski. Lunde's classmates included William Kapell and Joseph Battista.

Lunde's New York debut at Town Hall on December 6, 1944 was followed by tours of the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Scandinavia under Columbia Artists management. Lunde performed a varied repertoire, and her concert resumé includes first New York performances of works by Fartein Valen and William Bergsma. She also gave the first public performance of Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat Major, Op. 83, and her performance in the U.S. of Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat Major, Op. 84 was preceded only by that of Horowitz.

After six years of concertizing, Lunde married Lynn Madsen, a Civil Engineer with Arabian American Oil Company in 1950. Lunde greatly curtailed her concert activities while living in Rome, New York, Washington D.C. and Saudi Arabia from 1951 to 1971. She settled in Salt Lake City with her husband and two sons in 1971, and gradually resumed an active career as a performer, teacher, lecturer and adjudicator. Lunde held teaching positions at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, while maintaining a private studio. She is listed in the "International Who's Who in Music" and in "The World's Who's Who of Women". Solveig Lunde Madsen died on June 13, 2011 in Salt Lake City.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Solveig Lunde Madsen Collection covers the period from 1923 to 2004; the bulk of the materials date from 1939 to 1951. The collection consists of biographical materials, press books, publicity flyers, articles, concert programs, itineraries, bulletins, membership lists, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and recordings related to Madsens work as a performer, writer, and music educator, including her work with various orchestras such as the Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra of Detroit and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, her involvement with the American Liszt Society, and her work with both Juilliard classmate William Kapell and Juilliard teacher Olga Samaroff-Stokowski.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Solveig Lunde Madsen in 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by:

This collection was processed by Max Brown.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Elizabeth J. Mason, January 2013.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Subject Files, 1940-1996, and Undated (null)

This series contains biographical files, press books, publicity flyers, and miscellaneous articles and clippings related to Madsens career and personal life. Materials are arranged chronologically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Biographical, Undated series 1box 1folder 1
Press Book/Publicity Flyers, 1944-Circa 1951 series 1box 1folder 2
Articles and Clippings -- Miscellaneous, 1940-1996 series 1box 1folder 3

Series 2: Performance Files, 1925-2004, and Undated (null)

This series includes concert programs and reviews of Madsens solo recitals, piano duos, and orchestra concerts, itineraries, teaching and adjudication activities, and documents related to her membership in the American Liszt Society. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Subseries 2.1: Concert Programs and Reviews, 1925-1950

This subseries includes Madsens concert programs and reviews, including an itinerary of a concert tour with the Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Concert Programs and Reviews, 1925-1944series 2.1box 1folder 4
Concert Programs and Reviews, 1945series 2.1box 1folder 5
Concert Programs and Reviews, 1946series 2.1box 1folder 6
Concert Programs and Reviews, 1947series 2.1box 1folder 7
Concert Programs and Reviews, 1948series 2.1box 1folder 8
Concert Programs and Reviews, 1949series 2.1box 1folder 9
Concert Programs and Reviews, 1950series 2.1box 1folder 10
Itinerary -- Concert Tour -- S -- Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra of Detroit, 1950series 2.1box 1folder 11

Subseries 2.2: Concert Programs and Reviews, 1959-1998, and Undated

This subseries contains Madsens later, duplicate, and undated concert programs and reviews.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Concert Programs and Reviews, 1959-1998series 2.2box 2folder 1
Concert Programs and Repertoire Lists, Undatedseries 2.2box 2folder 2
Duplicate Concert Programs, Undatedseries 2.2box 2folder 3

Subseries 2.3: Miscellaneous Performance Files, 1969-2004, and Undated

This subseries contains miscellaneous performance-related articles and reviews, teaching and adjudication activities, and concert itineraries. It also contains files related to Madsens membership in the American Liszt Society.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Articles and Reviews -- Miscellaneous, Undatedseries 2.3box 2folder 4
Itineraries, Undatedseries 2.3box 2folder 5
Teaching/Adjudication Activities -- Masterclasses, Conventions, Etc., 1976-2004series 2.3box 2folder 6
American Liszt Society, 1969-1991, and Undatedseries 2.3box 2folder 7

Series 3: Correspondence: Family, 1940-1947 (1.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains letters from Madsen to her family. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Family Correspondence, 1940 series 3box 3folder 1
Family Correspondence, 1940 series 3box 3folder 2
Family Correspondence, 1940 series 3box 3folder 3
Family Correspondence, 1940 series 3box 3folder 4
Family Correspondence, 1940 series 3box 3folder 5
Family Correspondence, 1941 series 3box 3folder 6
Family Correspondence, 1941 series 3box 3folder 7
Family Correspondence, 1941 series 3box 3folder 8
Family Correspondence, 1941 series 3box 3folder 9
Family Correspondence, 1941 series 3box 3folder 10
Family Correspondence, 1941 series 3box 3folder 11
Family Correspondence, 1941 series 3box 3folder 12
Family Correspondence, 1941 series 3box 3folder 13
Family Correspondence -- January-April, 1942 series 3box 3folder 14
Family Correspondence -- January-April, 1942 series 3box 3folder 15
Family Correspondence -- January-April, 1942 series 3box 3folder 16
Family Correspondence -- January-April, 1942 series 3box 3folder 17
Family Correspondence -- May-December, 1942 series 3box 4folder 1
Family Correspondence -- May-December, 1942 series 3box 4folder 2
Family Correspondence -- May-December, 1942 series 3box 4folder 3
Family Correspondence -- May-December, 1942 series 3box 4folder 4
Family Correspondence -- May-December, 1942 series 3box 4folder 5
Family Correspondence -- January-October, 1943 series 3box 4folder 6
Family Correspondence -- January-October, 1943 series 3box 4folder 7
Family Correspondence -- January-October, 1943 series 3box 4folder 8
Family Correspondence -- January-October, 1943 series 3box 4folder 9
Family Correspondence -- January-October, 1943 series 3box 4folder 10
Family Correspondence -- January-October, 1943 series 3box 4folder 11
Family Correspondence -- January-October, 1943 series 3box 4folder 12
Family Correspondence -- January-October, 1943 series 3box 4folder 13
Family Correspondence -- January-October, 1943 series 3box 4folder 14
Family Correspondence -- January-October, 1943 series 3box 4folder 15
Family Correspondence -- November-December, 1943 series 3box 5folder 1
Family Correspondence -- November-December, 1943 series 3box 5folder 2
Family Correspondence, 1944 series 3box 5folder 3
Family Correspondence, 1944 series 3box 5folder 4
Family Correspondence, 1944 series 3box 5folder 5
Family Correspondence, 1944 series 3box 5folder 6
Family Correspondence, 1944 series 3box 5folder 7
Family Correspondence, 1944 series 3box 5folder 8
Family Correspondence, 1944 series 3box 5folder 9
Family Correspondence, 1944 series 3box 5folder 10
Family Correspondence, 1945 series 3box 5folder 11
Family Correspondence, 1945 series 3box 5folder 12
Family Correspondence, 1945 series 3box 5folder 13
Family Correspondence, 1945 series 3box 5folder 14
Family Correspondence, 1945 series 3box 5folder 15
Family Correspondence, 1946 series 3box 5folder 16
Family Correspondence, 1946 series 3box 5folder 17
Family Correspondence, 1947 series 3box 5folder 18
Family Correspondence, 1947 series 3box 5folder 19
Family Correspondence, 1947 series 3box 5folder 20
Family Correspondence, 1947 series 3box 5folder 21

Series 4: Correspondence/Subject Files: William Kapell, 1941-1998, and Undated (2.25 Linear Feet)

This series contains letters from William Kapell to Madsen, letters from Kapell to Madsen, and articles about Kapell. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Kapell Correspondence, 1941 series 4box 6folder 1
Kapell Correspondence -- May-July, 1942 series 4box 6folder 2
Kapell Correspondence -- August-November, 1942 series 4box 6folder 3
Kapell Correspondence -- January-March, 1943 series 4box 6folder 4
Kapell Correspondence -- April-December, 1943 series 4box 7folder 1
Kapell Correspondence -- April-December, 1943 series 4box 7folder 2
Kapell Correspondence -- April-December, 1943 series 4box 7folder 3
Kapell Correspondence, 1944 series 4box 7folder 4
Kapell Correspondence, 1945 series 4box 8folder 1
Kapell Correspondence, 1946 series 4box 8folder 2
Kapell Correspondence, 1946 series 4box 8folder 3
Kapell Correspondence, 1947 series 4box 8folder 4
Correspondence -- Kapell-Klappert-Lunde, Undated series 4box 8folder 5
Articles -- About William Kapell, 1947-1998, and Undated series 4box 8folder 6

Series 5: Correspondence/Subject Files: Olga Samaroff, 1923-2004, and Undated (0.75 Linear Feet)

This series contains letters from Samaroff to Madsen, articles by and about Samaroff, biographical materials about Samaroff, and miscellaneous advice, notes, and letters written between Samaroff and others. Materials are arranged chronologically by subject.

Subseries 5.1: Letters from Samaroff, 1941-1948, and Undated

This subseries contains letters from Samaroff both to Madsen and referring to Madsen.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Letters -- From Olga Samaroff to Solveig Lunde, 1941-1944series 5.1box 9folder 1
Letters -- From Olga Samaroff to Solveig Lunde, 1945-1948series 5.1box 9folder 2
Letters -- From Olga Samaroff -- C -- Concerning Solveig Lunde, 1940-1944, and Undatedseries 5.1box 9folder 3

Subseries 5.2: Articles, Reviews, Radio Talks, 1923-2004, and Undated

This subseries contains articles, reviews, and radio talks both by and about Samaroff.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Articles, Reviews, Radio Talks -- By Samaroff, 1923-1948, and Undatedseries 5.2box 9folder 4
Articles -- About Samaroff, 1925-2004, and Undatedseries 5.2box 9folder 5

Subseries 5.3: Miscellaneous, 1948, and Undated

This subseries contains "Do's and Dont's" written by Samaroff for practice advice, materials on the Samaroff Foundation and the Samaroff Studio, and letters from Sonya Samaroff to Madsen.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"Madame Do's and Don'ts", Undatedseries 5.3box 9folder 6
Samaroff Foundation/Samaroff Studio, 1948, and Undatedseries 5.3box 9folder 7
Sonya Stotowski-Thorbecke, 1948series 5.3box 9folder 8

Subseries 5.4: Biographical Materials, 1987-1997, and Undated

This subseries contains drafts of Samaroffs biography and correspondence about Samaroffs biography.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Samaroff Biography -- Drafts -- Geoffrey McGillen, Undatedseries 5.4box 9folder 9
Samaroff Biography -- Correspondence -- Madsen and McGillen, 1987-1994, and Undatedseries 5.4box 9folder 10
Samaroff Biography -- Correspondence -- Madsen and Donna Kline, 1993-1997, and Undatedseries 5.4box 9folder 11

Series 6: Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1938-2000, and Undated (0.75 Linear Feet)

This series contains Madsens correspondence with miscellaneous pianists, editors, and friends about concert appearances and programs, memoirs, and other subjects. Materials are arranged alphabetically by persons last name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Isabelle Yalkovsky Byman, Undated series 6box 10folder 1
Stewart Gordon, Circa 1960 series 6box 10folder 2
Maurice Hinson, Undated series 6box 10folder 3
Bobby Kapell, 1945 series 6box 10folder 4
Edith Kapell, 1942-1945 series 6box 10folder 5
Lili Kraus, 1978 series 6box 10folder 6
Robert Silverman, Undated series 6box 10folder 7
Miscellaneous Correspondence -- Chronological, 1938-2000 series 6box 10folder 8

Series 7: Photographs, Undated (0.75 Linear Feet)

This series contains photographs of Madsen both by herself and with others, as well as photographs of her friends and students. Photographs are arranged by featured individuals names.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Portraits -- Solveig Lunde Madsen, Undated series 7box 11folder 1
Group Photographs -- Solveig Lunde Madsen, Undated series 7box 11folder 2
Photographs -- Olga Samaroff, Undated series 7box 11folder 3
Students' Portraits -- Olga Samaroff, Undated series 7box 11folder 4
Portraits -- William Kapell, Undated series 7box 11folder 5
Studio Dedication -- Olga Samaroff, Undated series 7box 11folder 6
Snapshots, Undated series 7box 11folder 7

Series 8: Recordings, 1944-1985, and Undated (null)

This series contains recordings of Madsens concerts at University of Utah and on two different radio stations. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Recordings, 1944-1985, and Undated series 8box 13folder 1
WNYC: Victory Concert (1st transcription disc), 6/3/44 series 8box 13folder 1item 1.0
WNYC: Victory Concert (2nd transcription disc)--Missing, 6/3/44 series 8box 13folder 1item 2.0
WNYC: Victory Concert (3rd transcription disc)--Missing, 6/3/44 series 8box 13folder 1item 3.0
WQXR: Samaroff commemorative broadcast--1st Cassette Tape, 5/17/73 series 8box 13folder 1item 4.0
WQXR: Samaroff commemorative broadcast--2nd Cassette Tape, 5/17/73 series 8box 13folder 1item 5.0
Recital: University of Utah (1st Cassette Tape), 3/18/77 series 8box 13folder 1item 6.0
Recital: University of Utah (2nd Cassette Tape), 3/18/77 series 8box 13folder 1item 7.0
Madsen Studio Recital--1st Disc, Circa 1980 series 8box 13folder 1item 8.0
Madsen Studio Recital--2nd Disc, Circa 1980 series 8box 13folder 1item 9.0
Madsen Studio Recital--3rd Disc, Circa 1980 series 8box 13folder 1item 10.0
Isabelle Yalkovsky Byman Memorial Service (LP)--Missing, 1/24/82 series 8box 13folder 1item 11.0
Recital: Salt Lake City (1st Reel Tape), 2/16/84 series 8box 13folder 1item 12.0
Recital: Salt Lake City (2nd Reel Tape), 2/16/84 series 8box 13folder 1item 13.0
Recital: University of Utah (cassette tape), 6/13/85 series 8box 13folder 1item 14.0
Unidentified Recital (One Record), Undated series 8box 13folder 1item 15.0

Series 9: Oversize Materials, Circa 1942-Circa 1950 (null)

This series contains oversized scrapbooks, publicity flyers, and photographs of Madsens concert activities, colleagues, and friends. Materials are arranged by topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Publicity Flyers, Circa 1950 series 9box 12folder 1
Photographs -- Oversized, Undated series 9box 12folder 2
Scrapbook -- Concert Activities, Circa 1942-1948 series 9box 12folder 3
Concert Activities Scrapbook, Circa 1942-1948 series 9box 12folder 3item 1.0

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