Larry Weinstein fonds
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- Moving images
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[ca. 1907]-2014, predominant 1972-2014 (Creation)
- Weinstein, Larry
ca. 6.71 m of textual records
ca. 1000 photographs : b&w and col. ; 45 x 30 cm or smaller
73 contact sheets : b&w ; 30 x 24 cm or smaller
ca. 3500 photographic slides : col. ; 35 mm
ca. 2300 photographic negatives : b&w and col. ; 10 x 12 cm or smaller
ca. 83 optical disks : CD
ca. 305 optical disks : DVD
69 film reels : 35mm
13 videocassettes : VHS
159 videocassettes : DVCAM
2 videocassettes : Betacam
1 videocassette : MiniDV
2 audio cassettes
10 floppy disks : 9 x 9 cm
10 cm of graphic material (photographic images dipped in beeswax)
ca. 10 cm of graphic material (set designs, props, costume designs)
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Larry Weinstein is a director, producer and writer. He is one of the founding members of Rhombus Media Inc., a production company based in Toronto. Weinstein specializes in film and television related to music and music history. He has directed and produced such films as All That Bach (1985), Making Overtures (1985), Greta Kraus (ca. 1985), Ravel (1987), Eternal Earth,( 1987), For the Whales (1989), The Radical Romantic: John Weinzweig (1990), Noches on los jardines de Espana (1990), Life and Death of Manuel de Falla (1991), My War Years: Arnold Schoenberg (1992), Weinzeig's World (1992), El retablo de Maese Pedro (1992), Concierto de Aranjuez (1993), Shadows and Light (1993), Concerto! (1993), The Music of Kurt Weill - September Songs (an episode of Great Performances broadcast in 1994), Satie and Suzanne (1994), Solidarity Song: The Hanns Eisler Story (1995), Hong Kong Symphony (1997), The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin (1997), Tuscan Skies: Andrea Bocelli (2001), Ravel's Brain (2001), Toothpaste (2002), Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen (2003),Beethoven's Hair (2005), Burnt Toast (2005, Mozartballs (2006), Toscanini in His Own Words (2009), Inside Hana's Suitcase (2009), Devil's Delight, God's Wrath (2011), Mulroney: The Opera (2011), Wrath (2011), and Our Man in Tehran (2013).
Weinstein has received numerous awards throughout his career, including Gemini awards for Beethoven's Hair (Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program or Series, 2005) and September Songs: the Music of Kurt Weill (Best Music, Variety Program or Series, with Niv Fichman, 1997). His 1985 film Making Overtures: The Story of a Community Orchestra was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. In 1998, Weinstein and other Rhombus Media principals, Niv Fichman, Barbara Willis Sweete, and Sheena MacDonald, were granted honorary doctorates from York University.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of research files, correspondence, scripts, production notes, budgetary material, promotional campaigns, awards, posters and assorted film, music, photographic and graphic material related to Larry Weinstein's creative process as a writer, documentary film director, and producer.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Larry Weinstein in 2015 and 2016.
Series has been arranged into six series.
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Some material is located off-site and requests for access must be made in advance of your visit to the archives.
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Fonds consists of the following accessions: 2015-003, 2015-014 and 2016-039. Both 2015 accessions have been processed together as 2015-003.
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- Rhombus Media (firm) (Subject)
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2015/03/04. A. St. Onge (Fonds level description created)
2016/03/03 C. Falls (Fonds-level description updated. Series- and file-level description added)
2016/09/25 A. St.Onge (added file-level descriptions from Accession 2016-039, updated extents)
2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.
2020/05/21 KCP. Added offsite storage notes. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Published description and generated finding aid.