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Title Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre Archive. Music for performance and publication.

Published [Paris ; Monaco] : [Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre], [chiefly between 1931 and 2013]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail Music RB    NOT FOR LOAN
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Physical description Approximately 260 scores, sets of parts or both ; approximately 10 linear metres
Notes Music for performance and publication is a subset of the Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre Archive. This series was compiled from musical scores and parts found in the offices of Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre in Monaco during packing for transfer to the University of Melbourne. It includes music manuscripts commissioned by and sent to Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre for potential publication, as well as many scores and sets of parts prepared for Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre music recordings, or for loan for live performance. There are unpublished manuscripts, some unsolicited and some for which projected publication by Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre Archive did not eventuate. There are printers' proofs, most with manuscript corrections, and miscellaneous printed music including pre-publication prints and unbound offprints. There are photoreproductions (using various technologies) of manuscript scores and parts.
The Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre Archive: Louise B. M. Dyer [later Hanson-Dyer] (1884-1962), an Australian patron of music from Melbourne, founded the publishing company Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre in Paris in 1932, where it remained until moving to Monaco in 1948. Louise Dyer's aims were to publish good modern scholarly editions of early music and to support young contemporary composers by commissioning and publishing new works.
After her first husband died in 1938, Louise Dyer married Joseph B. (Jeff) Hanson (1910-1971) and they worked together to build a catalogue of fine editions of music ranging from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries. They also built an extensive catalogue of recordings which Jeff Hanson continued after Louise's death. In 1970 he sold the recording business to the Decca Record Company, London.
From 1971 to 1996, Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre was run by J.B. Hanson's second wife, Margarita M. Hanson. On her retirement in 1995 the Board of Directors named Davitt Moroney as Président délégué; and in 2001, Kenneth Gilbert.
As the result of donations to the University of Melbourne given by both Louise Hanson-Dyer and J.B. Hanson, all the company's publications from 1979 were produced with the financial assistance of the University of Melbourne. From 1988, the company operated as Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre SAM (Société Anonyme Monégasque) and, from 1990 until its closure in 2013, was owned and managed by the Lyrebird Trust, of which the University is a Trustee. In 2013 Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre ended its presence in Europe and reverted to the parent holding, Lyrebird Press, at the University of Melbourne. The Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre Archive is now one of the University's Rare Music collections.
Contents Holographs of composers (including Canteloube, Daniel-Lesur, Glanville-Hicks, Ibert, Ikonomov, Koechlin, Landré, Milhaud, Oubradous, Sauguet, Sutherland) -- autographs of editors and arrangers (including Brunold, Cudworth, Dart, Dent, Donington, Désormière, Pincherle, Ruyssen, Schrade) of pre-Classical music (including works by J.S and J.C. Bach, Blow, F. Couperin, Lully, Monteverdi, Rameau, J. Stamitz, Tartini) -- music manuscripts by professional copyists -- printers' proofs with corrections.
Other author Hanson-Dyer, Louise, 1884-1962, former owner
Hanson, J. B., former owner
Hanson, Margarita M., former owner
Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre, former owner
University of Melbourne, owner
Subject Hanson-Dyer, Louise, 1884-1962.
Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre.
Music -- Manuscripts -- France.
Music -- Manuscripts -- Monaco.
Music -- Manuscripts -- Victoria -- Melbourne.
Music publishers -- France -- Paris -- Archives.
Music publishers -- Monaco -- Archives.
Variant Title Music for performance and publication.