Hidy, Marta, 1927-
Marta Hidy fonds. 1910-2010. 3.95 m of textual records,
graphic materials and audio-visual materials. 13 posters.
Correspondence. 1955-2005. 5 cm of textual records.
Title based on contents of series.
Note: This series consists of letters received, arranged alphabetically
F. 1 A G
F. 2 H L
F. 3 M R (please note: correspondence from Yehudi Menuhin is
located in the next file).
F. 4 Menuhin, Yehudi, 16 May 1976, 18 July 1976, 4 October 1976, 11
October 1976 plus photocopies.
F. 5 S Z
F. 6 Miscellaneous: first names, and unidentified.
Personal and memorabilia. 1910-2010. 93 cm of textual
records, graphic and other materials. Title based on contents
of the series.
Memoirs, early school notebooks, certificates, souvenirs, writing
and talks given, biographical, items to/from Antal Dvorak, identification
cards, invitations. Note: three oversized certificates are located with
Biography, c.v. and repertoire list; astrological charts and notes;
Florida house deed papers, piano move papers; contracts.
Scrapbook [1927-1963] with pasted in photographs of Hidy from birth
until adulthood in Hungary, and many other family photographs. Also
contains clippings and concert programmes documenting Hidys career
in Hungary, Canada and United States.
Awards and Honours:
Small Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary given to
Hidy on March 15, 1993 by the Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary
to Canada. This is accompanied by certificate of merit and enclosed
congratulatory letters and photograph in green leather cases.
Two honorary degrees given by Liszt Ferenc Zenemüèszeti (Franz Liszt
University of Music, Budapest, Hungary) on the occasion of 50 and 60
years of service. Sept 10, 2010 and Sept. 13, 2010 in maroon leather
Ontario Place Appreciation Award for participation at Ontario Place,
Book ends presented by McMaster University on the occasion of 25 years
of service, 1990.
Photographs and graphic materials. 1957- 2003. 1.30
m of photographs and graphic materials. -- Title based on content of
This box contains loose photographs. They are organized by subject,
and have been placed into envelopes and file folders. Photographs include:
early ones from Hungary, 1958-60; Orchestra in Vienna, taken in 1957;
Marta Hidy Trio, pre-1960; Founding year students, ca. 1965 (includes
group photographs, several of Ivan Reitman); McMaster String Quartet,
ca 1970s; portraits of Hidy as a young woman to her retirement at McMaster
University; one photograph of Hidy with Boris Brott, ca. 1970s; trip
to Japan, 1980; Hidys last concert, 2003.
Box 6 (oversize)
Seven framed photographs: 4 of McMaster String Quartet; 3 of the Hidy
Box 7 (oversize)
Two framed photographs: 1 of McMaster String Quartet and 1 of the Hidy
Trio; 1 framed pen and ink sketch of McMaster String Quartet signed
Audio visual. 1938-2008. 1.12 m of sound recordings,
moving images and other materials. Title based on content of
series. Note: some items in multiple copies; dates provided if
1 audio disc, 78 rpm: Hidy Ryulay Maria hegethul, Hungarian
Radio recording, 1938.
12 audio discs, 33 ½ rpm: CBC Radio recordings of Hidy Trio; Toronto
Repertory Ensemble, 1970 Music & Musicians in Canada
Centennial edition Vol. X 
4 VHS video cassettes: CBC Music To See 1998; Marta
Hidy and Friends, 1997 and 2003; A Celebration for Marta
Hidy , 1998.
17 CDs: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra; Marta Hidy: Mendelssohn,
Lao, Tchaikovsky; Marta Hidy 20th Century Violin Classics,
Marta Hidy (Toronto Symphony Orchestra), Marta Hidy (CBC
Winnipeg Orchestra), Marta Hidy (Arthur Ozolins Piano),
Marta Hidy (Ada Bronstein Piano). The Hidy-Ozolins-Tsutsumi
Trio Living Legends series, vol. 1
3 DVDs: CBC Music To See series, Oct 14, 2008
10 magnetic tapes: CBC Bartoli Violin Concerto 1965, CBC
Solo for Jim Kent, Nov. 25, 1966 and Dec 5, 1966; S.C.
Eckhardt-Gramatté Suite No. 4 for Solo Violin (called The Pacific),
CBC Tuesday Night ( Encore Pt. 2) and CBC Winnipeg String Orchestra
& Purcell Quartet, March 6, 1973; Marta Hidy Piano and
Violin, May 1985; Lalo Symphony Espagnole Hamilton
Philharmonic Orchestra (Boris Brott); Brahms Double Concerto
Marta Hidy and James Stark; 3 magnetic tapes unmarked.
9 DAT tapes: dated from 1958 to 1992. The earliest are recorded
in Budapest. The last one is a recording of A Celebration for
Marta Hidy, September 20, 1992. Included are recordings of the
Hidy Trio and CBC Winnipeg Orchestra.
23 cassette tapes:
John Ireland, Eric Wild, Marta Hidy, July 16, 1962;
S.C. Eckhardt-Gramatté Piano Trio, 1967 , Marta Hidy Trio,
1989;McMaster String Quartet Shaw Festival, 1984;
Marta Hidy, Diana Fabian, Valerie Tryon December 15, 1984;
Ensemble Sir Ernest MacMillan Season Premiere October
31, 1987; Chamber Music Celebration Sir Ernest MacMillan
String Ensemble, February 20, 1993; Chamber Music Hamilton:
Trio Canada, Oct 29, 1995; Marta Hidy 20th Century Violin
Classics, 1996 ; Marta Hidy and Friends (Convocation
Hall) Oct 19, 1997; Trio Canada and Friends (Convocation
57 cassettes tapes of various Hidy concerts , 1973-1996: includes
Valerie Tryon, Marta Hidy Trio, Canadian Trio, McMaster Quartet, Chamber
Players, CBC Winnipeg String Orchestra, Sir Ernest MacMillan String
Ensemble, CJRT concert; Eckhard-Gramatté Piano Trio at various venues.
27 cassette tapes: Master Copies, of various Hidy recordings,
Concert programmes. 1958-2004. 15 cm of textual records.
-- Title based on contents of series.
F. 1 1950s to 1960s.
F. 2 1970s.
F. 3 1980s.
F. 4 1990s to 2004.
Clippings. 1957-1999. 15 cm of textual records.
Title based on contents of series.
F. 1 1950s-1960s.
F. 2-3 1970s.
F. 4 1980s.
F. 5. 1990s
Teaching and professional. 1970-1989. 15 cm of textual
records. Title based on contents of series.
Marks book of courses taught at McMaster University from 1971-1989,
teaching notes, correspondence and information on McMaster String Quartet
and Trio Canada.
Concert posters. 1953-1983. 13 posters. Title
based on contents of series.
Housed in acid free portfolio. Note: 3 oversized certificates from Box
2 are also filed here.
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