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Gregg Nestor Collection Relating to Miklos Rozsa

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 27 Jan 2009

Biographical History

Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995) was an award-winning Hungarian-American composer. He composed orchestral, chamber, and choral works, and in the 1940s began composing for Hollywood movies, eventually winning three Oscars. He was Professor of Film Music at the University of Southern California for twenty years, conducted worldwide concert performances and recordings, maintained a collection of fine art, and wrote his autobiography, Double Life: The Autobiography of Miklós Rózsa.

Gregg Nestor is an American musician, soloist, accompanist and arranger. He has recorded and broadcast in Holland, Belgium, Spain and for the BBC in London. Many works arranged by Nestor for solo/duo guitars or with various ensembles have been published, among them Miklós Rózsa Collection: Music For Guitar. Between 1986 and 1991, he worked with Rozsa preparing several compositions for performance, recording, and commercial publication. Due to Rozsa's failing eyesight, Nestor spent several visits notating and realizing Rozsa's ideas on paper; the manuscripts in this collection in Nestor's hand are the final versions approved by Rozsa.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Gregg Nestor Collection Relating to Miklos Rozsa consist of original manuscripts of Rozsa compositions. Four are in Rozsa's hand; the remainder are in Nestor's hand.

Arrangement of the Collection

The manuscripts are divided into those in Rozsa's hand and those in Nestor's hand.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the Miklos Rozsa Papers.

Subject Headings


Nestor, Gregg.
Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995.


Conductors (Music)
Hungarian Americans.
Music -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms

Musical scores.
Sheet music.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Gregg Nestor Collection Relating to Miklos Rozsa,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Gregg Nestor, 2008.

Table of Contents

Music scores