Alfred H. Bartles on the cello, black and white photograph, 1970. Location: Wilson Music Library Vault.
The Alfred H. Bartles Papers (1874-2015) were donated to the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library from 2008-2015. A native of Nashville and a former George Peabody College student, Bartles (1930-2006) was active in New York, Germany, and Tennessee as a composer, arranger, cellist, pedagogue, and jazz pianist. His varied compositional output illustrates this mixture of influences, and reveals him as one of the first in a generation of composers equally at home in the Classical and jazz genres.