Table of Contents
- Curtis Institute of Music Archives
- Tursi, Francis, 1921-1991
- Francis Tursi collection
- MSS 55
- Date [inclusive]
- 1928, 1941-1951
- 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder)
- The collection contains clippings about the Curtis Institute of Music (1928), autographed photos, and letters from Rosario Scalero before and after Tursi graduated and Scalero retired from Curtis.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Francis Tursi Collection (MSS 55), Curtis Institute of Music Archives.
Francis Tursi was a a chamber musician who studied viola and composition at the Curtis Institute of Music, graduating in 1946. He continued his composition studies with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson and received additional degrees from the Eastman School at the University of Rochester. He joined the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in 1949 as professor of viola, where he taught until retirement.
Curtis Institute of Music Archives 2016
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The collection is open for research.
The collection was a gift of Rita Tursi Constanzi in 2013.
Related archival materials
Correspondence between Rosario Scalero and Mary Louise Curtis Bok, founder and president of the Curtis Institute of Music, can be found in the Founders Papers. Clippings concerning Francis Tursi’s career are available in the Vertical Files Collection.
Controlled Access Headings
- Constanzi, Rita Tursi
- Scalero, Rosario, 1870-1954
- Tursi, Francis
- Scalero, Rosario, 1877-1954–Correspondence
|Letters from Rosario Scalero to Tursi, with autographed photo 1944-1951||MSS 3|
|Photo of the Curtis String Quartet, autographed by all four members in Rockport 1941, Jul||MSS 3|
|Clippings about the Curtis institute of Music 1928||MSS 3|