Peter G. Czerny papers on Ludwig van Beethoven

Peter G. Czerny papers on Ludwig van Beethoven

Dates: 1963-1981

The Peter G. Czerny papers on Ludwig van Beethoven were collected to aid in researching "The Rare Beethoven" KBYU-FM radio broadcast hosted by Czerny and contains pamphlets, clippings and notes pertaining to the radio broadcast, postcards and photos of Beethoven and prominent places pertaining to his life, books giving historical information, printed Beethoven music scores, and souvenirs such as commemorative stamps, anniversary medallions, and a replica of the Beethoven life mask. The collection spans the dates 1963-1981.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Czerny, Peter G., 1941
  • Call Number: MSS 7910
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English and German.
The original order of the collection has been retained.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Peter G. Czerny papers on Ludwig van Beethoven must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7910; Peter G. Czerny papers on Ludwig van Beethoven; Music Special Collections; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7910, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Peter G. Czerny in 1982.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Peter G. Czerny; 1982.
Subject Terms
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music
Genre / Form
Notes; Pamphlets; Photographs; Postcards; Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa James; July 2011.
Appraisal Information
Archives of local organizations with working relations with Brigham Young University, (Section IV.a.i.5 Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010). Collection created as research for KBYU-FM radio broadcasts.
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Czerny (Peter G.) papers on Ludwig van Beethoven
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa James
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-26T04:22-0700
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Biographical History

Peter G. Czerny (1941-) is a Mormon film editor in Utah.

Peter G. Czerny was born in Guben, Germany, in 1941 to Mormon converts. Following World War II, he and his family lived in what became East Germany until 1952 when his family escaped into West Germany. A year latter they moved to Clearfield, Utah. Czerny served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Austria and also spent two years in the armed forces. He graduated from the University of Utah, and in the early 1970's was employed at the LDS Motion Picture Studio in Provo, Utah as a film editor. He also hosted the KBYU-FM radio broadcast "The Rare Beethoven."

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