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Theodore Lettvin Collection


Theodore Lettvin Collection
Lettvin, Theodore
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International Piano Archives at Maryland
International Piano Archives at Maryland, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD 20742, Tel: 301.405.9224, Email:

A performer and music teacher, Theodore Lettvin (1926-2003) performed in many concerts, including orchestra concerts, solo recitals, and accompanist performances at the National Gallery of Art, the New York Town Hall, the Phillips Gallery, and various concerts in Germany. Lettvin also was the head of the music department at Cleveland School of Music Settlement, as well as a professor of piano at University of Michigan, New England Conservatory of Music, and Rutgers. In addition, Lettvin wrote general essays on music technique and articles for pianists concerning music performance careers. This collection contains concert programs, reviews, awards, articles, interviews, photographs, correspondence, recordings, advertisements, biographical sketches, itineraries, and directories related to Lettvins career, his involvement with various organizations, including Palm Beach Public, and his relationships with various friends and colleagues, including Robert Shaw, his wife, Joan Lettvin, and Ben Javits.

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