Table of Contents
- Curtis Institute of Music Archives
- Gennusa, Ignatius, 1920-2003
- Ignatius Gennusa collection
- MSS 46
- Date [bulk]
- Bulk, 1944-1957
- Date [inclusive]
- 1.2 Linear feet (1 photo box)
- The collection contains memorabilia, photographs and a scrapbook documenting Gennua’s war service, as well as his first clarinet that he played as a child.
Ignatius Gennusa studied with Jules Serpentini, clarinettist at the Philadelphia Orchestra, prior to being admitted at the Curtis Institue of Music in 1940. He officially graduated in 1945 but left early to serve in the Armed Forces. He was a member of the Ballet Theatre Orchestra, the National, and Chicago Symphany and ultimately the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, from which he retired in 1972. In addition, he was a member of the Peabody Conservatory faculty and the inventor of “The Excellente” clarinet mouthpiece.
Curtis Institute of Music Archives 2016
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The collection was a gift of William J. Taylor in 2004.
Gennusa’s first clarinet, purchased in 1930 for $25, is kept in the Artifact Collection.
Controlled Access Headings
- Taylor, William J.
- Military service–United States–1940-1950–Scrapbooks
1. Memorabilia 1920-1988
|War service scrapbook (USS Randolph) 1944-1955|
|Publicity and clippings 1959-1988|
|Miscellaneous (including music autograph Philip Freda) 1920, 1976|
2. Photographs 1944-1957 and not dated
Scope and content
A list of the photographs in the collection is included.