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Letters from Don Banks to Suzanne Gleeson 1975-1976 [manuscript]
Bib ID 31479
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Banks, Don, 1923-1980
 
Description 1975-1976 
1 cm (1 folder) 
Summary

The letters were written by Banks to Suzanne Gleeson when she was official secretary of the Music Board of the Australian Council for the Arts. Includes 4 photographs.

Biography/History

A leading Australian composer, Banks lived in London from 1953 to 1972. During this period his works were commissioned and premiered by major orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra. In 1973 he became the first chairman of the Music Board, Australia Council. He was one of the most successful 'third stream' composers (works merging jazz with 'serious' music)

Notes

Five letters available for reference. Not for loan. One item restricted.

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9608

Related Material Associated materials: Music scores and other manuscript material, oral history recordings, and Music collections of Don Banks held respectively in National Library of Australia Manuscript Section (at MS 5255 and MS 6830), Oral History Section (at de B 626) and MUS BANKS. 
Subjects Banks, Don, - 1923-1980 - Correspondence.  |  Gleeson, Suzanne - Archives.  |  Jazz musicians - Australia - Correspondence.  |  Composers - Australia - Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1975-1976 
Occupation Composers.  |  Musicians.

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