Guide to the Papers of Alfred Lichtenstein (1901-1986)

AR 25284 / MF 762

Processed by Dianne Ritchey Oummia

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Dianne Ritchey Oummia in May 2007. Description is in English.
August 2007. Addenda was added to the collection.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lichtenstein, Alfred Aaron, 1901-1986
Title: Alfred Lichtenstein Collection
Dates:bulk 1940-1975
Abstract: This collection documents the life and work of the flute player Alfred Lichtenstein. Contained in this collection are papers relating to his professional life, including recordings, programs, photographs, flyers, and clippings concerning his public performances, and also an extensive amount of music scores used by him. His personal life is reflected in personal correspondence, including letters exchanged with other family members and photographs as well as identification and immigration papers. Some papers of his family members, including his wives, daughter, and father, will also be found here as well as restitution correspondence.
Languages: The collection is primarily in German, English, and Spanish.
Quantity: 7 linear feet + 1 oversized box
Identification: AR 25284
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Alfred Aaron Lichtenstein was born in Königsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia), in 1901. He was the son of Siegfried and Fredericke (née Josephson) Lichtenstein and had a sister, Erna. As a boy he showed talent with the flute, and at the age of 16 began studying under Emil Prill, who then held the position of first flutist at the Berlin Opera. Further teachers included Emilio Puyans in Switzerland and Philippe Gaubert and Gabriel Pierné in Paris. Lichtenstein debuted on September 6, 1920 in Berlin.

Alfred Lichtenstein began touring Europe as a concert flutist in the early 1920s. In March 1921 he was invited by King Constantine I of Greece to perform at his son's wedding, for which Lichtenstein was given a golden flute studded with over two hundred diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. He became known thereafter as 'The Man with the Golden Flute' and was soon recognized as one of the leading flutists of Europe. His touring took him throughout Europe as well as Egypt. Compositions were written for him by well-known composers such as Eugene Goossens, Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honneger, and Alexander Jemnitz.

In 1939 Alfred Lichtenstein was forced to leave Germany with his wife Gerda Lichtenstein (later known as Grace Lindsay) and their three-year-old daughter Sylvia. After briefly finding refuge in England, the family resettled in Buenos Aires, where Alfred Lichtenstein had a contract waiting. The family spent fourteen years in Argentina, with Lichtenstein primarily working in orchestras in theaters and giving occasional recitals and lessons. Alfred Lichtenstein was the only surviving member of his immediate family: his father died in Berlin in 1937 while his mother died in Theresienstadt in 1942. His sister Erna Stapf was presumed to have died near Zagreb in 1945. In 1954 the Lichtensteins were finally able to come to the United States and settled in New York City. During this time, Alfred Lichtenstein and his wife Gerda separated, and in 1968 Alfred Lichtenstein married Georgette Wegh.

Once in New York, Lichtenstein was able to renew his musical career, even though he never achieved the fame he had enjoyed earlier in Europe. Although he primarily performed live, he also played for Paramount Films and ABC television, as well as on radio programs in Europe, Egypt, Argentina, and New York, and his music was included on several records. He performed in many locations in the New York area, including open-air concerts in city parks. In addition he was invited back to Berlin in 1975, and returned for a second tour of Germany two years later.

Alfred Lichtenstein died at his home in Floral Park in 1986.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the personal and professional life of the flutist Alfred Lichtenstein. Among the papers in the collection are personal and official papers, correspondence, manuscripts, performance programs, flyers, a few drawings, and numerous music scores. In addition, the collection contains audio material in several formats and photographs.

Documentation recounting Alfred Lichtenstein's personal experiences and providing biographical information on him will be found in several areas of the collection. Series I holds the majority of the personal papers, including official papers such as identification and government-issued papers. This series also contains biographical articles on the musician and some jewelry that belonged to him. One folder describes and documents the fate of the golden flute given to Lichtenstein by King Constantine of Greece. Personal correspondence from family members and friends is located in Subseries 1 of Series III, and includes letters from Lichtenstein's mother and sister in Europe during the 1940s as well as a small amount of correspondence from his first wife Gerda and their daughter in the 1950s. Drawings and caricatures of Alfred Lichtenstein and his flute are located in Subseries 3 of Series IX: Addenda.

Papers that focus on the professional life of Alfred Lichtenstein are similarly represented in various places in the collection. Perhaps the areas that best represent his professional work are Series VI and Series VIII. Series VI: Audio Material contains a few sound recordings of Alfred Lichtenstein's performances, including a copy on compact disc of his LP record, Gems on the Flute. Series VIII, by far the most physically prominent series of this collection, holds numerous music scores used by Alfred Lichtenstein, often with handwritten notations and including both his own compositions and those created for him by other composers. Series V holds many papers related to his performances, including publications advertising his participation, scrapbooks, possible teaching documentation, and copies of permits. In Series I are located several folders with papers pertaining to the work of a professional musician, including a list of Lichtenstein's repertoire, curriculum vitae, and employment documents including two certificates certifying volunteer work and a contract in Spanish. The income and expense estimations found in Series I depict his earnings. Lichtenstein's correspondence with agents and performance venues will be found in Subseries 2 of Series III. Alfred Lichtenstein wrote several articles as well as a manuscript advocating study of the flute; correspondence with publishers concerning the latter is located in Series III. Among the photographs of Alfred Lichtenstein in Series VII are several taken with groups of others, possibly ensembles he took part in.

In addition to papers of Alfred Lichtenstein, this collection also holds documents pertaining to his family members. These will chiefly be found in Series II, which holds papers of his first wife Gerda and second wife Georgette, his daughter Sylvia, and a few photocopies of offical papers belonging to his father Siegfried. Among the papers in this series are a small amount of letters from Gerda to her daughter as well as a few clippings, identification cards, and other official documents. Sylvia Lichtenstein's papers in this series provide some information on the family genealogy as well as including some of her own poetry. As mentioned above, Series III holds Lichtenstein family correspondence in Subseries 1. Series VI contains audio featuring the music of Gerda and Sylvia Lichtenstein, and Series VII includes a few photographs of Gerda, Sylvia, Erna, and Georgette Lichtenstein. Finally, correspondence discussing Alfred Lichtenstein's attempts to receive restitution for the Lichtenstein family property in Berlin-Lankwitz is located in Subseries 3 of Series III and Subseries 2 of Series IX.

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This collection is comprised of six series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

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Access Points

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Separated Material

A flute and printing stamp were removed to the LBI's Art and Objects Collection. A phonograph record was removed to the LBI's Audiovisual Collection.

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The collection is on 9 reels of microfilm (MF 762):

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Alfred Lichtenstein Collection; AR 25284; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Processing Information

In the preparation of the EAD finding aid, several feet of addenda were added to the original collection. Similar materials were grouped together to form series and subseries, and description was added.

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Container List


Series I: Personal Papers, 1914-2001

This series is in German, Spanish, and English.
0.33 linear foot + 1 oversized folder.


Scope and Content:

This series holds the personal documents of Alfred Lichtentstein. Prominent among the papers here are official documents from government agencies, including identification and immigration papers, and photographs of Lichtenstein and his family members.

Several documents in this series focus on the flutist's work. These include brief overviews of his work found in his curriculum vitae and repertory, as well as a contract in Spanish. His work as a freelance musician is also documented in a few calculations of his expense and income and in daily calendars, which list expenses.

11Biographical Articlesundated, 1986-2001
12Calendarsundated, 1975-1980
13Collected Articles and Clippings1951-2001
14Collected Concert Programs and Catalog1975-1981
15Curriculum Vitaeundated
16Employment Certificates and Contract1921-1939
17Identification Cards - Argentina1940-1953
18Identification Cards - German1939
19Identification Cards - United States1981
110Immigration Papers1953
111Income and Expense Calculations1963-1981
112Model Releaseundated
114Official Papers - Argentinian1941-1947
115Official Papers - German1902-1940
116Official Papers - Golden Flute1922-1942
117Official Papers - Photocopies1918-1987
118Official Papers - Religious1914-1933
OS 1231Official Papers - Religious - Oversized1933
119Passports - Argentina1949-1951
120Passports - United States1965, 1976
121Property Documentationundated, 1922-1940
122Repertoryundated, 1956
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Series II: Other Family Members, 1918-2004

This series is in English, German, and Spanish.
0.13 linear foot.


Scope and Content:

Series II holds the papers of other family members, including Gerda and Georgette Lichtenstein, Alfred Lichtenstein's first and second wives respectively, his daughter Sylvia, and father Siegfried.

Official papers, including identification documents, will be found here for Gerda, Sylvia, and Siegfried Lichtenstein. These include such papers as birth, vaccination, registration, and marriage certificates. Some of these papers are photocopies. Letters exchanged between Gerda Lichtenstein and her daughter are primarily personal in nature.

Among Sylvia Lichtenstein's papers the folder Correspondence and Family Information contains some details on relatives of the Lichtensteins, as well as the sale of the golden flute given to Alfred Lichtenstein. Further information on the golden flute as well as discussion of restitution for the loss of Siegfried Lichtenstein's business in Berlin is available in the Restitution folder.

123Georgette Lichtenstein - Articlesundated, 1973
124Georgette Lichtenstein - Correspondence1984
125Gerda Lichtenstein (Grace Lindsay) - Biographical Clippings1975-1989
126Gerda Lichtenstein (Grace Lindsay) - Correspondence1964-1986
127Gerda Lichtenstein (Grace Lindsay) - Correspondence with Sylvia Lichtenstein1978-1986
128Gerda Lichtenstein (Grace Lindsay) - Identification Cardsundated, 1984-1985
129Gerda Lichtenstein (Grace Lindsay) - Official Papers1918-1944
130Siegfried Lichtenstein - Official Papersundated, 1938
131Sylvia Lichtenstein - Correspondence and Family Informationundated, 1989-2002
132Sylvia Lichtenstein - Official Papers1936-1950
133Sylvia Lichtenstein - Poetry1989-2004
134Sylvia Lichtenstein - Restitution1952-1994
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Series III: Correspondence, 1923-1980

This series is in German and English.
0.5 linear foot.

Divided into the following three subseries:

Scope and Content:

Series III contains the letters of Alfred Lichtenstein. It features personal and professional correspondence as well as that which deals with restitution.

Subseries 1: Personal, 1923-1978

0.10 linear foot.

Alphabetical by surname.

Scope and Content:

Subseries 1 holds the personal correspondence of Alfred Lichtenstein, and primarily includes letters exchanged with friends.

Several folders in this subseries concern family members left behind in Europe. A few letters from Alfred Lichtenstein's mother, Frieda (Fredericke) and sister, Erna Stapf, convey personal greetings but also briefly mention life in Germany in the 1940s. Noteworthy are also the letters from Ernest Simson, which tell the tale of Erna Stapf, who appeared to have been living in Zagreb under an assumed name before she disappeared, and includes letters that may have been written by her. Other family correspondence includes a few letters sent from Gerda Lichtenstein while Alfred Lichtenstein was performing away from home in 1950. Letters exchanged with Kurt Feder, Alfred Lichtenstein's cousin, detail Lichtenstein's immigration efforts.

Correspondence with other individuals makes mention of mutual friends and family news. Some personal correspondence will be found among the restitution correspondence of Subseries 3, especially among letters exchanged with Wilhelm Bormann.

  • Anselm-Herzog, Ruth
  • Ball, Kurt
  • Bormann, Ruth
  • Brown, Gaynell
  • De Cambreleng, Maria, Esther, and Eugenio
  • Feder, Kurt
  • Girardin, Marguerite
  • Hänsel, Alfred
  • Hiller, Lejaren and Anita
  • Herkos Family
  • Hirsch, George
  • Hirsch, Ursula
  • Hoefs, Heinz
  • Jacobs, Bernhard and Sylvia
  • Josephson, Martha
  • Kurverwaltung Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Levish, D.
  • Loconchaj, Hector
  • Lottermoser, Carlos
  • May, Sheldon
  • Novikova, Paola
138Lichtenstein, Frederike (Frieda) and Erna Stapf1940-1942
139Lichtenstein, Gerda and Sylvia1950-1959
  • Pfefferle, Kurt
  • Pickerh,Odele
  • Sarneck,M.G.
  • Schueler, Hans
  • Sevan, Lydia
  • Wolff, Charlotte
141Puschmann, Karl-Heinz and Traute1975-1977
142Schwarz, Kaete1963
143Simson, Ernest and Lisy1943-1964
144Thomas Cook and Son1954
145Turpin, Waters E.1959

Subseries 2: Professional, 1926-1977

0.12 linear foot.

Separated into correspondence concerning publicity and performances and correspondence concerning publishing.

Scope and Content:

This subseries is comprised of the professional correspondence of Alfred Lichtenstein. This correspondence is split between that which primarily focuses on his public appearances and his efforts to publish his manuscript The Happy Flutist.

Bookings and scheduling of potential concerts are the main topics of correspondence with Alfred Lichtenstein's agent, Willard Matthews, as well as with the German Consulate in Paris. The College Concert Foundation folder provides a concert schedule displaying the frequency of and fees paid for performances. The folder Germany Trips contains correspondence on two tours of Germany made by Alfred Lichtenstein in 1975 and 1977, and are between Lichtenstein and members of various institutions where he performed.

Correspondence with publishers concerns Alfred Lichtenstein's attempts to publish his work The Happy Flutist. Much of this type of correspondence is comprised of submission queries with various publishers. The folder Translations includes correspondence with Ethel Paige, who performed translation and publicity work for Alfred Lichtenstein and Georgette Wegh in the late 1950s. This folder includes a contract between Paige and Wegh and also holds a contract between Alfred Lichtenstein and Wegh stating her rights to translate You Should Play the Flute, an alternative title for The Happy Flutist.

A) Publicity and Performances

147College Concert Foundation1968
148Concert Management Willard Matthews1966-1968
149General Publicity1954-1964
150German Consulate1926
151Germany Trips1974-1976
152International Biographical Centre1976
153Presleigh, Dorothyundated

B) Publishing

154Exposition Press1969-1971
154Responses to Submission Letters1970-1972
156Submission Form Letters - English1970-1972
157Submission Form Letters - German1967
158Submission Form Letters - Notesundated
159Translations - Ethel Paige1967

Subseries 3: Restitution, 1947-1980

0.28 linear foot.

Alphabetical by surname.

Scope and Content:

Subseries 3 is comprised of correspondence pertaining to restitution. Alfred Lichtenstein sought restitution for the family residence in Berlin-Lankwitz as the sole remaining family member as well as for the income he lost upon being forced to leave Germany.

The majority of correspondence in this series is legal in nature, and most correspondents here are lawyers, including S.F. Engelbert, Heinz Gregor, M. Riegelhaupt, and Georg Süsskind. Correspondence with the latter includes an inventory of possessions from the Berlin property and a detailed employment history specifying Lichtenstein's income. Samuel Ackermann and Georg Hecht were realtors who assisted Alfred Lichtenstein in selling the property in Berlin.

Some of the correspondence is personal in nature while still addressing the legal work of acquiring restitution. This is especially true of letters exchanged with Lichtenstein's relative Wilhelm Bormann, who resided in Berlin and assisted him in contacting lawyers there. Correspondence with Bormann mentions family affairs, but largely centers on the restitution efforts.

Further restitution correspondence is located in Subseries 2 of Series IX.

160Ackermann, Samuel1954-1955
161Berliner Bank1954-1956
162Bormann, Wilhelm1947-1950
162Bormann, Wilhelm1951-1953
163Bormann, Wilhelm1954
164Bormann, Wilhelm1955-1956
165Dames, Elisabeth1954-1963
166Dresdner Bank1955-1957
167Engelbert, S.F.1951-1954
168Entschädigungsamt Berlin1955-1975
169Gregor, Heinz1973-1980
170Hecht, Georg1954-1956
171Nothmann, Otto1951-1954
172Otherundated, 1950-1956
173Philipsborn, Jorge1950-1951
174Restitution Clippings1950
175Riegelhaupt, M.1955-1956
176Süsskind, Georg1957-1962
177Temple and Company1939-1953
178World Jewish Congress1948-1951
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Series IV: Writings, undated, 1925

This series is in German and English.
0.12 linear foot.


Scope and Content:

Series IV holds copies of Alfred Lichtenstein's written work, both published and unpublished.

Many of Lichtenstein's works are short articles. Included among these is an essay (Musik die man stiehlt) describing the copying of compositions, even unique work created for public performances, by other musicians to fit their own style and taste and for various purposes. Particularly interesting may be the unpublished essay Floetenkonzert im Charlottenburger Schloss, which discusses Lichtenstein's return to Berlin in 1975, the changes in the city during his absence, and the concert given at the palace. Greetings exchanged between the mayors of Berlin and New York City in honor of the event are also mentioned.

21Articles on Divorceundated
22Floetenkonzert im Charlottenburger Schloss1975
23The Happy Flutist - Manuscriptundated
24The Happy Flutist - Manuscript - Preface and Chapter 1undated
25The Happy Flutist - Notes and Early Draftsundated
26Musik die man stiehlt/ Stolen Musicundated
27Nur für Herren/ Strictly for Gentlemenundated
28Research - The Flutist1925
29You Should Play the Flute - Manuscript with Music and Illustrationsundated
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Series V: Performances and Publicity Material, 1928-1987

This series is in English and German.
1.12 linear feet + 3 oversized folders.


Scope and Content:

Series V contains documents derived from or pertaining to Alfred Lichtenstein's public performances, and includes material from his performances with his accompanist and eventual second wife, Georgette Wegh.

Types of documentation found here include programs, flyers, and press releases. In addition, there are papers related to publicity such as contact information for agents or managers, and permits for public performances in New York City and employment contracts. A small amount of correspondence discussing the planning of performances is also located here. A few documents found here appear to have been used for instruction in playing the flute.

Two scrapbooks are part of this series, including one oversized scrapbook with more than fifteen years of memorablia in the form of clippings, programs, and flyers for Alfred Lichtenstein's performances. The other scrapbook contains clippings mentioning Lichtenstein's performances in the Scala variety theater in Berlin in May 1930.

210Articles and Press Releases1958-1987
211Contact Information - Notesundated
212International Alfred Lichtenstein Fan Club - Announcements and Correspondence1969-1986
213International Alfred Lichtenstein Fan Club - Newsletters1975-1982
214Pamphlets, Programs, and Flyers1927-1979
OS 1232Pamphlets, Programs, and Flyers - Oversized1941-1966
215Permits and Contracts1934-1982
216Scrapbook - Clippings - Scala (Berlin)1930
31Scrapbook - Oversized1965-1980
41Teaching Materials - Finger Placement Chartsundated
42Teaching Materials - Music Scores - Exercisesundated, 1894
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Series VI: Audio,  undated, 1963-1969

This series is in German and English.
0.25 linear foot.


Scope and Content:

Series VI is comprised of audio material created by members of Alfred Lichtenstein's family, all of whom performed musically.

Renditions of Alfred Lichtenstein's flute playing are located on a magnetic audiotape as well as two compact discs. The audiotape holds a performance of his given at Fordham University with accompaniment by Georgette Wegh. One of the compact discs includes a copy of Lichtenstein's LP recording, Gems on the Flute; one of the works on this disc was composed by him. The other disc contains recordings of several performances in the 1960s including a performance for the New York radio station WNYC. Two of these recordings feature Georgette Wegh as accompanist.

Gerda Lichtenstein was a professional whistler, and her music is featured on three audiocassettes in this series. Audio material by Sylvia Lichtenstein, a singer of the coloratura soprano range, includes three compact discs and two audiocassettes. Most of the material holds classical pieces, although one cassette also contains songs from Fiddler on the Roof.

217Alfred Lichtenstein - Fordham University - Audiotape1966
218Alfred Lichtenstein - Compact Discsundated, 1963-1965
219Gerda Lichtenstein (Grace Lindsay) - Audiocassettesundated, 1969
220Sylvia Lichtenstein - Audiocassettesundated
221Sylvia Lichtenstein - Compact Discsundated
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Series VII: Photographs and Visual Material, 1929-1975

0.5 linear foot + 11 oversized folders.


Scope and Content:

This series is comprised primarily of photographs, although it also holds a few drawings and one folder of reproductions of famous or noteworthy flute players. In addition to photographs of Alfred Lichtenstein and his family members, it includes many photographs taken by him since photography was one of his hobbies.

The first two folders in this series contain photographs of Alfred Lichtenstein or his family members. Featured among the family members are Gerda, Sylvia, and Georgette Lichtenstein, as well as his sister Erna. Photographs of Alfred Lichtenstein include publicity photographs, such as images of him performing or posing with his flute. Included are several photographs of him in various costumes. In addition, there are also several photographs of Lichtenstein with groups of other unidentified individuals, who are most likely musicians with whom he performed.

The remaining folders of Series VII contain photographs of other people, often with notations or signatures indicating they were taken by Alfred Lichtenstein. Many of these are acquaintances of Lichtenstein or unidentified individuals, but a few are remarkable, including three portraits of Barbara Streisand taken before a television program. Other noteworthy individuals whose photographs will be found here include the Metropolitan Opera singer Lucien Amara, actress Opal Smith, pianist Francisco Aybar, and the President of the Knickerbocker Bank, Gilbert Fanjul.

This series also contains three drawings. All of these are caricatures of Alfred Lichtenstein and located in "Other Visual Material;" one of the drawings is oversized.

Other visual material, consisiting of photographs and several drawings, are located in Subseries 3 of Series IX.

222Family Membersundated, 1929-1975
223Lichtenstein, Alfred1937-1965
224Milton, Gladysundated
226Other Individualsundated, 1938, 1952
227Other Visual Materialundated
228Other Visual Material - Flutistsundated
OS 1233Other Visual Material - Oversized Drawingundated
OS 1234Oversized Photographs - Amara, Lucien1960s
OS 1235Oversized Photographs - Aybar, Francisco1960s
OS 1236Oversized Photographs - Fanjul, Gilbertundated
OS 1237Oversized Photographs - Gbadeso, Ola1970s
OS 1238Oversized Photographs - Lewen?, Friedelundated
OS 1239Oversized Photographs - Liker, Janundated
OS 12310Oversized Photographs - Smith, Opalundated
OS 12311Oversized Photographs - Unidentified Individualsundated, 1960s
OS 12312Oversized Photographs - Unidentified Individuals - Barbara K.undated
OS 12313Oversized Photographs - Wegh, Georgetteundated
229Barbara Streisand1960s
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Series VIII: Music Scores,  1874-1960

3 linear feet.

Divided into the following three subseries:

Scope and Content:

Series VIII is the largest area of the collection and together with Series V and VI, documents Alfred Lichtenstein's musical career. The music scores found here provide a view of the range of Lichtenstein's performances, including copies of music he created himself and music which was composed or adapted for his use.

Subseries 1: Music Scores by Alfred Lichtenstein, 1928

3 folders.

Alphabetical by type.

Scope and Content:

This subseries is comprised of music created by Alfred Lichtenstein.

A published copy of Lichtenstein's composition, Nixen, is located in this subseries, as well as an unpublished orchestration by him for Charles Stainer's Minuett. The folder "Other Work" includes scores with handwritten notes attributing Lichtenstein's work, but where his specific contribution is not made clear.

44Orchestrationsundated, 1928
45Other Work1928

Subseries 2: Music Scores Dedicated to Alfred Lichtenstein, 1917-1960

0.5 linear foot.

Alphabetical by composer's surname.

Scope and Content:

Subseries 2 contains music scores created by other musicians for Alfred Lichtenstein, or scores that were dedicated to him by the music creators. The majority of these are published works with handwritten dedications to Lichtenstein. Paul Colberg's Zwei Lieder für Sopran, Flöte und Klavier, however, includes a published dedication. Works by Ferdinand Scherber and Herman Schwarz are handwritten.

46Albisi, Abelardoundated
  • II Suit Miniatura
47Boughton, Richard - Concerto for Flute and Strings1938
  • Chiqué!
48Brignolo, Ricardo Luisundated, 1942
  • Chiqué!
49Colberg, Paul1921
  • Zwei Lieder für Sopran, Flöte und Klavier
410Holländer, Gustav1926
  • Andante cantabile
411Honneger, Arthur1917
  • Rapsodie pour 2 Flûtes Clarinette en la et Piano
412Koechlin, Charles1922
  • Sonate pour Piano et Flûte
413Milhaud, Darius1922
  • Sonatine pour Flûte et Piano
414Scherber, Ferdinandundated
  • Konzert für Flöte und Orchester
415Schwarz, Herman1959-1960
  • Melodie for Flute and Piano
  • Madrigal for Flute and Piano

Subseries 3: Collected Music Scores, 1874-1953

2.5 linear feet.

Separated into scores containing single works, and those with multiple pieces. Scores are arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

Scope and Content:

Subseries 3 holds music scores used by Alfred Lichtenstein in his career as a flute player, including both handwritten and printed copies. Many scores contain handwritten notes pertaining to the playing of individual pieces.

The collected scores document Alfed Lichtenstein's repertoire, and the subseries contains an extensive amount of music from several genres, although classical works are more well-represented. Many scores are for Spanish-themed pieces, including several mambos, and may have been used by Lichtenstein during his time in Argentina.

A) Individual Songs

  • L'Abeille by François Schubert
  • Adagio by Arcangelo Corelli
  • Adolf by Annette Mills
  • Alborada Gallega by Pascual Veiga
  • Albumblatt fuer Floete and Klavier by Ferruccio Busoni
  • Alegretto by Benjamin Godard
  • Alguien Como Tu by Jose Marie de Adreu
  • Allah' O' Abha by Paolo Litta
  • Amorosamente by A. Porthos and J.M. Romero
  • Andante and Tarentelle aus Opus 6 by Emil Prill
  • Apasionadamente by Jose M. Romero and A. Galiana
  • Ballade by Ferdinand Langer
  • Ballade et Danse des Sylphes by Joachim Andersen
  • Berceuse Jocelyn by Benjamin Godard
  • Bicharda
  • Brasil Mámbo
  • Bruca Manignà
  • Buena Suerte by Leo Towers, Ralph Stanley and Spencer Williams
418Ca:undated, 1953
  • Cachaça by Marionsio Filho, Mirabeau Pinheiro, Lucio de Castro and Heber Lobato
  • Cantabile et Presto by Georges Enesco
  • Cantares de España by Valentin Chadicov and Osvalde Lichten
  • La Capinera by Julius Benedict
419Le Canari by F. Poliakinundated
420Capriccio by Lother Kempter1902
421Carnaval en Russiaundated
422Le Carnaval Russe by A.G. Kurth1912
  • Chinesische Straßenserenade by Ludwig Siede
  • Choro Azul
424Champagner Gallopundated
425Co-Cs:undated, 1936-1948
  • Concert für Zwei Violinen by Johann Sebastion Bach
  • Concerto en fa mineur by Abelardo Albisi
  • Concierto en Bahia by Jimmy Layton
  • Content with You by Charles Tovey
  • Csárdás by V. Monti
426Concert D moll für Flöte mit Orchester by Berhard Moliqueundated
427Concert for Flute and Orchestra by Ferdinand Langerundated
428Concertino pour Flûte avec Accompagnement D'orchestre ou Piano by C. Chaminade1903
429Concerto IV by Johann Sebastian Bachundated
430Concerts I and III by Friedrich dem Großenundated
51D:undated, 1923-1942
  • Desconsuelo
  • Divertimento für Flöte und Orchester by Ferruccio Busoni
  • Dizzy Fingers by Zez Confrey
52Danza Eslava by A. Dvořákundated
53E:undated, 1925-1944
  • Elegie by Theodor H.H. Verhey
  • Élégie by J. Massenet
  • Embriaguez by Fidel Pintos and M.C. Flores
  • Embrujo
  • Es la Ultima Conga by Contreras
  • España Cañi by Pascual Marquina
  • Estoy seguro de ti by Jerome Kern
  • Fantasia Hungara para Flauta
  • Fantaisie brillante Flûte et Piano by François Borne (from Carmen)
  • Fantaisie Brillange by G. Popp. (from Faust)
  • Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroie by Fr. Doppler
55Faust-Fantasy by (Charles) Gounodundated
  • Fiddle-Faddle by Leroy Anderson
  • Fin de Comedia by Ataulfo Aves
  • Flight of the Bumblebee by N. Rimsky-Korsakow
  • Flötensonate by Richard Stöhr
57La Flûte de Pan by Jules Mouquetundated
58G-H:undated, 1930-1939
  • Garrotin
  • The Gift by J. Harrington Young
  • Gondoliéra
  • Good Luck, Until We Meet Again by Horatio Nicholls
  • Hora Staccato by Dinicu-Heifetz
  • Hymne à Sainte Cécile by Charles Gounod
59Grand Fantasie brillante für Flöte by W. Popp.undated
510Hommage à Gounod (Fantasia from Faust) by G. Popp.undated
511I-J:undated, 1925-1942
  • India by José Asunción Flores
  • Jalousie (Celos)
512Joueurs de Flûte by Albert Roussel1925
513K-L:undated, 1898-1926
  • Kleine Suite für Flöte allein by Hugo Kaudor
  • Konzert für Flöte und Orchester oder Pianoforte by Heinrich Hofmann
  • Konzert in G dur by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Lonely Sweetheart by Art Strauss, Bob Dale, and Sonny Miller
514Konzert für Flöte und Härfe by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1882
515Konzert für Klavier, Flöte and Violine by Johann Sebastian Bachundated
516Konzert G-dur für Flöte und Klavier by Johann Joachim Quantzundated
  • Madelon by Camille Robert
  • Mámbo a la luz de la luna by Manuel Corde
  • Mámbo de Jaruco by Ernesto Vazquez
  • Mámbo de Rafael by Jackie Kohan
  • Mámbo X by Manuel Icaza Cantón
  • Madam Noy by Arthur Bliss
  • Marcha do Boba
  • Maria Wiegenlied for Flute and Piano by Max Reger
  • Maruschka (Vos Zokt Eer) by Sammy and Dixie Shayer
518Marschpotpourri by John Philip Sousaundated
  • Melancholia by Vicente Cattón
  • Mi Dicha Lejana by E. Ayala Baez
  • Minuet by Charles Stainer
  • Mis Noches Sin Ti by Demetrio Ortiz
  • Mückentanz by Ernesto Köhler
  • Mujeres Feas by Enrique Roldan Seminario
61N:undated, 1915-1953
  • Na Casa do Vicente by Jair Gonçalves and Cristovão de Alencar
  • Night Piece and Dance by Frederick Jacobi
  • Nocturne by A. Catherine
  • Nerón by Sebastiao Lima, Marinho Limo and Waldir Dalia
  • Nola by Felix Arndt
62O:undated, 1939-1953
  • O Gentle Bird by Anna Russell
  • Old Friends and Golden Friends by Gilbert A. Nicholls
  • Olvidao...! by Guillermo D. Barbieri
  • Ombre légère by Giacome Meyerbeer
  • Ouverture zu Orpheus in der Unterwelt by Jacques Offenbach
  • Ouvertüre in H moll by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Pan trauert um Syrinx by Joseph Marx
  • Piccolo Pete by Phil Baxter
  • Piensa en Mañana by Jerome Kern
  • Prelude by A. Liadoff
  • Die Puppe by F. Sabathil
64Q:undated, 1953
  • Quartett A dur für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violincell by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Quartett D dur für Flöte, Violine, Viola und Violincell by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Quartett in C dur für Flöte (oder Obeo), Violine, Viola und Violincell by Johann Christian Bach
65Re-Rh:undated, 1921-1953
  • Recuerdos by Demetrio Ortiz
  • Rhapsody by Arthur Bliss
  • Rigoletto
  • Rigoletto Verdi by Guill. Popp.
  • Robert der Teufel by J. Meyerbeer
  • Romanze für Flöte von C. Saint-Saëns
  • Rondo by Ferdinand Langer
67Rondo pour la Flûte by Johannes Donjonundated
68Rout by Arthur Bliss1921
69S:undated, 1902-1953
  • Salomé by Roberto Martins and Jair Amorin
  • El Silbador y Su Perro
  • Silverio by Paso Doble
  • Soir Païen by Philippe Gaubert
  • Solvejg's Song by E. Sauret
  • Spanish Dance by Granados-Kreisler
610Serenades:undated, 1904
  • Sérénade pour Flûte, Violin et Alto by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Serenade by Max Reger
611Sinfonie Es-dur No. II by Paul Colberg1921
612Sonata No. 1 by Michel Blavetundated
613Sonatas - Authors B-L:undated, 1913-1931
  • Sonata per il Cembalo o Piano Forte, Flaute et Violino by Friedrich Bach
  • Sonate A-moll für Flöte allein by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  • Sonate (Appassionata) Fis moll by Sigfrid Karg-Elert
  • Sonate by Philippe Gaubert
  • Sonate I by Sem Dresden
  • Sonate für Zwei Flöten by Charles Koechlin
  • Sonate Sol majeur - G durby J.M. Leclair
  • Sonatine für Flöte und Klavier by Philipp Jarnach
614Sonatas - Authors P-Q:undated, 1921-1924
  • Sonata for Flute and Pianoforte by Ebeneezer Prout
  • Sonata I per Flauto Traverso con Cembalo by Johann Joachim Quantz
  • Sonata II by Giovanni Platti
615Sonate für Flöte und Klavier by Richard Rösslerundated
616Sonate pour Flûte et Harpe by Claude Debussy1916
617Suites:undated, 1930
  • Suite de Trois Morceaux pour Flûte by Benjamin Godard
  • Suite of Four Miniatures by Roland Rebell
  • Suite por Flûte et Piano by Ch. M. Widor
618T:undated, 1926-1943
  • Tico-Tico no Fubá Zequinha Abreu
  • They Can't Black-Out the Moon by Art Strauss, Bob Dale, and Sonny Miller
  • Teléco-Téco by Marino Pinto and Murillo Caldas
  • Tengo un Cavaquiño by Ernesto Nazareth
619Trio des Jeunes Ismaëlites by Hector Brliozundated
620Trio in G dur by Pietro Locatelliundated
621Trio pour Piano, Violon (ou Flûte) et Violoncello by C.M. de Weberundated
71The Umbrella Man by Vincent Rose and Larry Stock1938
72Ungarische Fantasie für Flöte by F. Dopplerundated
74V:undated, 1923-1953
  • Voy a Robar un Bife by Mauro Pires and René Bruxélas
  • Valse Vanité by Rudy Wiedoeft
  • El Vuelo del Moscardon by Rimsky-Korsakoff-Heifetz
75W:undated, 1939
  • We Won't Have to Worry Any More by Art Strauss and Bob Dale
  • Whispering the Piano
  • Wiegenlied
76Waltz by Chopin, Op. 61, No. 1undated, 1893
77Zingarescu by Theodor H.H. Verheyundated

B) Multiple Songs

78Adolf by Annette Mills and Fall In and Smile by Leslie Sarony and Leslie Holmes1939
79Ausgewählte Arien und Deutte (VI. Abteilung; 2. Heft) by Johann Sebastian Bachundated, 1912
710Ausgewählte Arien und Deute (VII. Abteilung; 3. Heft) by Johann Sebastian Bachundated, 1913
7115 Petits Duos pour Flûte et Violin avec Piano by César Cui1897
712Concert für Flöte und Orchester by Joh. Hoachim Quantz and Julius Weissenborn and Concert für Flöte und Orchester by Ferdinand Langerundated
713Conversations by Arthur Bliss1922
7143 Cadenzen zu Mozarts Concert für Flöte und Harfe by J. Thomasundated
715Four Bagatelles for Flute and Piano by Patrick Cory1933
716Five Impressions of a Holiday by Eugène Goossens1916
717Good Luck until We Meet Again by Horatio Nicholls and They Can't Black-Out the Moon by Art Strauss, Bob Dale and Sonny Miller 1939
718Operatic and Popular Airs arranged for the Flue and Pianoforte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartundated
719Sechs Sonaten für Pianoforte und Flöte oder Violine by Johann Sebastian Bachundated
720Sonaten für Flöte und Pianoforte by G.F. Händelundated
721Two Pieces for Flute or Violin and Pianoforte by Hubert Colegrave1928
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Series IX: Addenda, undated, 1920-2001

This series is in English and German.
0.5 linear foot.

This series is divided into three subseries:

Scope and Content:

Series IX is comprised of documents added to the collection after it was processed. These documents consist of personal and professional papers, including correspondence, restitution correspondence, and some drawings and photographs.

Subseries 1: Personal and Professional, 1953-2001

This subseries is in English.
6 folders.


Scope and Content:

Subseries 1 is comprised of papers pertaining to Alfred Lichtenstein's life or interests. Among the papers are documentation of his marriage to Georgette Wegh in 1968, and various compilations of addresses, notes, and clippings. Memorials about Lichtenstein include reflections on the occasion of his hundredth birthday and published notifications on the anniversaries of his death by his daughter Sylvia. Publicity documents are comprised of an article describing one of Alfred Lichtenstein's performances in Staten Island and a copy of a program for concerts celebrating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; among the performers featured on this program are both Alfred Lichtenstein and his first wife Gerda Lichtenstein (Grace Lindsay).

81Collected Addressesundated
82Clippings - Catering Industry Employee Comicsundated
83Marriage Documentation1968
85Notesundated, 1956
86Publicity1953?, 1978

Subseries 2: Correspondence, 1936-1987

This subseries is in German and English.
0.375 linear foot.


Scope and Content:

Subseries 2 contains various types of correspondence. This consists of personal correspondence, including greeting cards and postcards; professional correspondence relating to Lichtentstein's performances and publicity; and a large amount of correspondence concerning his restitution cases.

Personal greetings in this subseries are comprised of greetings from friends. Primarily these include greetings from individuals with whom Lichtenstein had lost contact or postcards from friends on trips. Among the papers in the folder of professional correspondence is a letter to Ethel Paige regarding her publicity services for Alfred Lichtenstein, a contract acknowledging Dorothy Presleigh as his agent in 1965, and a response to his inquiry for work with a local chamber orchestra.

The majority of correspondence in this series concerns restitution. This consists of correspondence exchanged with several German governmental agencies, Lichtenstein's lawyer Georg Süsskind, and Georg Hecht, who oversaw the family property in Berlin-Lankwitz. Correspondence with Kurt Feder, who appeared to assist Alfred Lichtenstein by staying in personal contact with Georg Süsskind, includes discussion of Süsskind's legal efforts as well as personal greetings and news. Among the correspondence with the Trustees of the American, British, and French Military Governments is a copy of the legal decision regarding restitution for the Berlin property.

87Greeting Cards - Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's1972
88Gretting Cards - Other Holidaysundated, 1969
89Greeting Cards - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippurundated, 1973
811Personal - Piotter, Lisabeth1957
812Personal - Postcards1966-1969
814Restitution - Banks1960-1970
815Restitution - Dommer, Bruno1956-1957
816Restitution - Entschädigungsbehörde Berlin (Restitution Office, Berlin)1936, 1955-1957
817Restitution - Feder, Kurt1947-1963
818Restitution - Generalkonsulat der Bundesrepublik Deutschland - Inheritance Application1987
819Restitution - Hecht, Georg1950-1959
820Restitution - Süsskind, Georg1956-1963
821Restitution - Treuhänder der Amerikanischen, Britischen, und Französischen Militärregierung (Trustees of the American, British, and French Military Government)1954

Subseries 3: Visual Material, undated, 1920-1947

3 folders.


Scope and Content:

This subseries holds visual material from the addenda. Most of the papers found here are copies of drawings and caricatures featuring Alfred Lichtenstein or flutists in general. Many of the drawings provide humorous looks at their subjects. Photographs found in this subseries include two photographs of Alfred Lichtenstein with his first wife and daughter, publicity photographs, and a photo of Lichtenstein performing on his flute when he was nineteen years old.

822Drawings and Caricatures - Alfred Lichtensteinundated, 1926
823Drawings and Caricatures - Flutists and Flute-Themed Drawingsundated
824Drawings Indexundated
825Photographsundated, 1920-1947
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