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Alexander Burnard (1900-1971) - Papers:  Memorabilia and news clippings

The papers of Alexander Burnard, Australian composer, including correspondence from Percy and Ella Grainger.

Archives : Alexander Burnard

The Papers and Correspondence of Alex Burnard, Australian Composer, 1900-1971

Memorabilia and news clippings

The collection contains books of news clippings, concert programmes, and memorabilia relating to Dr Burnard's musical career as musican and composer and also as Chief Music Critic with the Adelaide Advertiser between the period 1930 to 1934. Some material dates from his overseas sojourn at the Royal College of Music, London in 1929.


Newsclippings relating to Burnard family births, deaths and marriage notices; Alex Burnard’s musical career; recital reviews of “The DuBarry”; Florence Austral; Horace Stevens and Mr Pouishnoff; Phillip Heseltine (Peter Warlock); Percy Grainger and Eugene Goosens.Apr. 1925 – Oct. 1971

A8276(ii) Newsclippings relating to Dr Alex Burnard’s success in A.B.C. Competition for Australian Composers.Dec. 1932 – May 1968
A8276(iii) Newclippings and concert programmes relating to Percy Grainger. Mar. 1932 – Jan. 1934
A8277(i) Miscellaneous memorabilia, tickets, concert programmes and papers.April 1941 – Feb. 1970
A8277(v) Travel memorabilia and booklets relating to Canterbury Cathedral, Canewdon Parish Church, Sir Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Research Expedition, Ceylon, Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line of Steamers. Sept. 1926 – Oct. 1929
A8277(vi) News clipping and receipts relating to Alex Burnard’s sojourn in London.April 1929 – Jan. 1930
A8277(vii) Concert programmes.1923 – 1973
A8281(i) Three items: Card recording marriage between Kurt Richard Holzl and Margaret Sowells 9th Sept. 1953; Cartoon of Alex Burnard(?) at piano with students signed “Kindest Regards D.O.D.”; Circular letter from ABC regarding Australian National Song Competition 3rd July 1944.
A8281(viii) Concert programmes with annotations by Alex Burnard. Oct. 1929 – July 1932

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