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Gottfried Galston Correspondence and Photographs

Identifier: MS-3652

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings from Gottfried Galston. The photographs show Galston with friends and family. While the press clippings are in English, the correspondence is in German. The press clipping is of Alexandra Korsakoff Galston.


  • 1921-1939

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


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This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings from Gottfried Galston.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gottfried Galston, born in Vienna in 1879, completed his studies under Schenner at the Vienna Conservatory at the age of fifteen and then became a pupil of Theodore Leschetizky with whom he remained for five years. In 1903, he was appointed Professor at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin where he taught until 1907.

In that year he began his famous Cycle Concert, a series of five recitals devoted to the great masters Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Bach, and Brahms, which gave him great prominence in the performance world. He made his first appearance in the United States during 1912-1913 season.

In 1927, Galston settled in St. Louis, Missouri, where he taught at the St. Louis Institute of Music. He resided in St. Louis until his death in 1950.

(Excerpts from The Gottfried Galston Music Collection and the Galston-Busoni Archive by Pauline Shaw Bayne)


This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections in 2012.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may want to refer to MS.3398 and MS.1072 for further materials from the Gottfried Galston Collection and Galston-Busoni Archive.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA