Starting in the 1950s, Himie Voxman and Charlie Eble travelled throughout the United States and Europe, collecting sheet music for arrangement, study, and sale in Iowa City. Voxman collected copies of neglected music manuscripts from European archives, while Eble made important contacts with dealers to bring the latest musical repertoire to School of Music and Iowa City musicians. This talk by Katie Buehner, head of the Rita Benton Music Library will examine Voxman’s travels, the archives he visited, and take a look at his editorial work which produced over 300 musical arrangements and countless instrumental methods books. The Voxman 5, a woodwind quintet of University of Iowa staff members, will perform.
This program is part of ICPL’s Weber Days, a series of Local History programs and events honoring the memory and work of Iowa City Historian Irving B. Weber.