This exhibit explores the life of Rudolph Matz (1901-1988), a renowned cellist, music teacher, composer, and conductor. It is based on the Rudolph Matz Collection in the Cello Music Collections at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The Complete Cellist is a major work for those learning to play the cello. These two volumes are based on Matz's instructional materials. Lev Aronson, a German cellist who had a successful career in the United States, compiled and translated these books. Aronson has dedicated this book to his wife, Harriet.
Matz composed music that continues to be performed today. Cellist Stjepan Hauser here performs Elegija (Elegy), the first movement of Elegija i humoreska (Elegy and Humoresque), in Zagreb in 2012. The Zagreb Soloists are the string orchestra. This is one of Matz's most recognized compositions.
Matz's Quartet in D Minor for Four Violoncellos is another well-known piece. Jadranka Gasparovic, Neva Begovic, Kresimir Lazar, and Valter Despalj perform this piece in a performance that was recorded at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in August 2000.
Thanks to assistance from Stacey Krim and the Special Collections and University Archives department at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Ethan Lindsay created this exhibition in the Spring of 2017. Rudolf Matz's collection is one of sixteen collections in the UNCG Cello Music Collection, and the vast majority of items included here are part of this collection of materials connected to Matz. For more information about this collection, see http://libcdm1.uncg.edu/cdm/matzcollection/collection/Greenhouse. For the entire UNCG Cello Music Collection, please see the following hompage: http://library.uncg.edu/info/depts/scua/collections/cello/index.aspx or contact the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro at email@example.com