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Life at Curtis: Curtis Innovations 1937-38
Seeded by curtis on 29 Jul 2013
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Author: curtisinstitute
In January 1938 the photojournalist Fritz Henle visited the Curtis Institute of Music to take pictures for the photographic essay "Music: Ten Million Americans Become Musically Literate" in LIFE Magazine. The feature aimed to illustrate the increased appreciation of music due to radio, music education in schools, and American participation in bands and orchestras. When the article was published on December 12, 1938, two of the ten pages pertained to Curtis. The remaining photos taken during his visit are displayed here in four slideshows, along with Henle's photographs of the annual Christmas party in December 1938, when he was invited back to celebrate with the Curtis community. The photographs remain under the copyright of the Henle Estate. Accompanying the images are Curtis performances of the period, selected from hundreds of hours of acetate recordings that have been recently remastered by Safe Sound Archive of Philadelphia and preserved in digital format. Together they provide