To Fonds Description

Hidy, Marta, 1927-

Marta Hidy fonds. – 1910-2010. – 3.95 m of textual records, graphic materials and audio-visual materials. – 13 posters.

Series 1
Correspondence. – 1955-2005. – 5 cm of textual records. – Title based on contents of series.
Note: This series consists of letters received, arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Box 1
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.

Series 2
Personal and memorabilia. – 1910-2010. – 93 cm of textual records, graphic and other materials. – Title based on contents of the series.

Box 2
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 the posters.

Box 3a
Biography, c.v. and repertoire list; astrological charts and notes; Florida house deed papers, piano move papers; contracts.

Box 3b
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 Hidy’s career in Hungary, Canada and United States.

Box 4
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 cases.
Ontario Place Appreciation Award for participation at Ontario Place, 1971.
Book ends presented by McMaster University on the occasion of 25 years of service, 1990.

Series 3
Photographs and graphic materials. – 1957- 2003. – 1.30 m of photographs and graphic  materials. -- Title based on content of series.

Box 5
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; Hidy’s last concert, 2003.

Box 6 (oversize)
Seven framed photographs: 4 of McMaster String Quartet; 3 of the Hidy Trio.

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 “Cosman”
Series 4
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 known.

Box 8
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 [1967]

Box 9
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)”, Toronto 1970;
“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.

Box 10
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 Hall),1994-1997.

Box 11
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.

Box 12
27 cassette tapes: “Master Copies”, of various Hidy recordings, n.d.

Series 5
Concert programmes. – 1958-2004. – 15 cm of textual records. -- Title based on contents of series.

Box 13
F. 1 1950s to 1960s.
F. 2 1970s.
F. 3 1980s.
F. 4 1990s to 2004.

Series 6
Clippings. – 1957-1999. – 15 cm of textual records. – Title based on contents of series.

Box 14
F. 1 1950s-1960s.
F. 2-3 1970s.
F. 4 1980s.
F. 5. 1990s

Series 7
Teaching and professional. – 1970-1989. – 15 cm of textual records. – Title based on contents of series.

Box 15
Marks book of courses taught at McMaster University from 1971-1989, teaching notes, correspondence and information on McMaster String Quartet and Trio Canada.

Series 8
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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