Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910.

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French singer, composer, and teacher.

From the description of Letter, 1872 Jan. 26, 48 Rue de Donai [Paris?] to "Cher maître" [n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34370451

Pauline Viardot-Garcia (1821-1910) was one of the most celebrated French mezzo sopranos of the 19th century, and a truly cosmopolitan woman artist. The collection reflects all aspects of her life: firstly as a singer, composer, and teacher; secondly as the mistress and muse of Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) whose papers she guarded after his death; and thirdly as the center of a large circle of friends, entertaining and collaborating with the intellectual and artistic elite of Paris, and, indeed, of Europe. Her support and friendship inspired Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms, César Franck, Jules Massenet, Giacomo Meyerbeer, and Camille Saint-Saëns to write major works for her. Other close friends included Frédéric Chopin, Gustave Corot, Gustave Doré, Heinrich Heine, Franz Liszt, George Sand, and Clara Schumann. Many of them enjoyed the warm hospitality and happy family life that included Pauline Viardot-Garcia's four talented children. See: April FitzLyon. The price of genius; a life of Pauline Viardot (London, 1964).

From the guide to the Pauline Viardot-Garcia papers, 1836-1905., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Pauline Viardot-Garcia was one of the most celebrated French mezzo sopranos of the 19th century. The collection reflects all aspects of her life as singer, composer, and teacher; as closest friend of Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, whose papers she guarded after his death; and as center of a large circle of friends from the literary, musical, and artistic elite of her time. Her support and friendship inspired H. Berlioz, J. Brahms, C. Franck, J. Massenet, G. Meyerbeer, and C. Saint-Saëns to write major works for her.

From the description of Pauline Viardot-Garcia papers, 1836-1905. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612711233

French mezzo-soprano of Spanish origin, composer, and teacher of singing.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : St. Cergue, 19 August [n.y.], to an unidentified Felix, [n.y.] Aug. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678028

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Baden, 2 [July, n.y., 1860's?], to Herr Sonntheim, 1860's?. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678024

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], 18 May [n.y.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.y.] May 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678030

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris], "Dimanche gras," to Mme Césarine, "Dimanche gras." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678005

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 13 April [1874?], to M. Levy, 1874? Apr. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678013

From the description of Autograph note on her visiting card, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 28 Oct. [n.y.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.y.] Oct. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270974550

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newcastle, [n.d.], to Mr. [H.B.] Peacock, [n.d., 1821-1910]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678018

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Berlin?, n.d., 1840's?], to M. [Karl Theodor] de Küstner, [n.d., 1840's?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678010

From the description of [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1843 Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270570089

From the description of [Gestorben war ich. Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1838 May 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270943797

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Dublin, 16 April [1859], to Mr. Richard, 1859 Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678022

From the description of [Andantino, oboe, piano] : autograph manuscript, 1842 Apr. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270570087

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873846

From the description of Der junge Fischer / Russisches Nationallied. / Berlin le 7 juin 1838. Pauline Garcia. 1838. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270898414

French singer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Catherine Dickens, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584795

García married Louis Viardot in 1840. As the letter uses her maiden name it may date from before her marriage.

From the description of Letter : to Juliette Zimmerman, Paris, [183-?] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 184963751

Pauline Viardot-García (1821-1910) was a French mezzo-soprano, composer, and teacher, of Spanish origin.

From the guide to the Pauline Viardot-García additional papers, 1840-1868 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Le vase brisé / Mme Pauline Viardot. Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Aria [microform] : opéra de Serse / d'Haendel ; avec accompt. de violon par Pauline Viardot. University of Michigan
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris], "Dimanche gras," to Mme Césarine, "Dimanche gras." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Autograph letter signed : [Paris, n.d., ca. 3 October 1859], to [Pauline] Viardot, 3 Oct. 1859. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], 18 May [n.y.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.y.] May 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sebastian B. (Sebastian Benson) Schlesinger papers, 1787-1901 (inclusive), 1870-1897 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1858-1936. Letters to Florence N. Levy [manuscript], 1899-1918. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Der junge Fischer / Russisches Nationallied. / Berlin le 7 juin 1838. Pauline Garcia. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883. L'ogre : manuscript, [ca. 1868] Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Hector Berlioz papers, 1825-1994. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900. Autograph letter signed : 1 Queen's Mansions, Victoria Street, S.W., [London], to Pauline Viardot-García, 1890 Sept. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. J'en mourrai! / P. Viardot. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Cadenzas / by Mme. Viardot-Garcia ; [transcribed by Katherine W. Evans]. University of Cincinnati - Main Campus, Langsam Library
referencedIn ALS, Interlaken, 1848 July 25 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Autograph letter signed, dated : St. Cergue, 19 August [n.y.], to an unidentified Felix, [n.y.] Aug. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Mina Curtiss collection, ca. 1950-ca. 1958 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1843 Aug. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Autograph letters signed (4), dated : Paris, 6 January 1854, 11 January 1860, 23 or 24 July 1862, and 6 April 1866, to his brother-in-law Camille Pal, 1854-1866. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Auber, D. F. E. (Daniel François Esprit), 1782-1871. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris], "Lundi 19," to Mme [Pauline] Viardot, "Lundi 19." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pauline Viardot-García additional papers, 1840-1868 and undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Air italien du XVIIIe siècle : harmonisé et varié par Pauline Viardot orchestret von W. Mühlfeld : manuscript, ca. 1886-1888. Houghton Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. [Gestorben war ich. Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1838 May 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983 Yale University Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Letter : to Juliette Zimmerman, Paris, [183-?] HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Pauline Viardot-Garcia papers, 1836-1905. Houghton Library
creatorOf Urusov, Lev Pavlovich, 1834-1928. Lev Pavlovich Urusov Papers, ca. 1820-1928. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Pauline Viardot-Garcia papers, 1836-1905. Houghton Library
referencedIn Chabrier, Emmanuel, 1841-1894. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Bayreuth, 24 July 1889], to his wife, 1889 July 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Letter, 1872 Jan. 26, 48 Rue de Donai [Paris?] to "Cher maître" [n.p.]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Shelley, Albertus. Papers, 1882-1905. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn General Collection manuscript music miscellany, [ca. 1600-ongoing] Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Der Gärtner [microform] : Lied von Mörike / Musik von Pauline Viardot. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Chanson de la pluie = Rain song / by Pauline Viardot ; words by Turgenieff. Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. [Letters to Julius Rietz]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Autograph letters signed (15), dated : Paris [and n.p.], [1854]-1864 [and n.d.], to [Princess Carolyne Sayn-Wittgenstein], 1854 Dec. 16, [1854]-1864 [and n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Autograph note on her visiting card, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 28 Oct. [n.y.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.y.] Oct. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. 12me quatuor de Beethoven, op. 127. Scherzo vivace. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. [Andantino, oboe, piano] : autograph manuscript, 1842 Apr. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Jacques Barzun's Collection of Hector Berlioz Records, 1825-1994 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893. ALS, 1848 July 25, Interlaken. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912. General Collection manuscript music miscellany, [ca. 1600-ongoing]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Le pentecote / Pauline Viardot. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Autograph letter signed : Newcastle, [n.d.], to Mr. [H.B.] Peacock, [n.d., 1821-1910]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., 1872], to [Léo Delibes], n.d. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Grands oiseaux blancs / paroles de L. Pomey ; musique de Pauline Viardot. Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Vény, Jenny,. Autograph album : manuscript, 1841-1880. Houghton Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Der letzte Zauberer : Oper in 2 Akten / Pauline Viardot. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900. Autograph letter signed, dated : Cairo, 4 February 1882, to Mme [Pauline] Viardot, 1882 Feb. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Pauline Viardot-Garcia papers, 1836-1905. Houghton Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Aria / opéra de Serse d'Haendel avec accompt. de violon par Mme. Pauline Viardot. University of Michigan
creatorOf Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883. Le miroir : manuscript, [1868 or 1869] Houghton Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Berlin?, n.d., 1840's?], to M. [Karl Theodor] de Küstner, [n.d., 1840's?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 7 January 1864, to [Eduard] Lassen, 1864 Jan. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893. Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 10 April 1880, to "Mon cher Benedict," 1880 Apr. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Catherine Dickens, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Ave Maria / ... Pauline Viardot. University of Michigan
referencedIn Worcester Dramatic Museum. Papers, 1732-1995. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Autograph letter signed, dated : Baden, 2 [July, n.y., 1860's?], to Herr Sonntheim, 1860's?. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. J'en mourrai! [microform] / P. Viardot. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 13 April [1874?], to M. Levy, 1874? Apr. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Autograph letter signed, dated : Dublin, 16 April [1859], to Mr. Richard, 1859 Apr. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Autograph letters signed (8), dated : Gotha, [5 February 1856], and Paris, 15 November and 16 December 1855, 24 June, 3 and 21 September, and 14 November 1856, and 25 September 1859, to Princesse Sayn-Wittgenstein, 1855-1859. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 26 or 27 January [1857], to [Toussaint Bennet], 1857 Jan. 26 or 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], to Mme [Pauline] Viardot, 1859, 11 October. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Levy, Pauline Goodheim,. Pauline Goodheim Levy scrapbook of musicians' autographs, 1890-1885. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883. Le Stepovik : manuscript, [ca. 1883]. Houghton Library
creatorOf Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883. Le miroir : manuscript, [1868 or 1869]. Houghton Library
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correspondedWith Adam, Juliette, 1836-1936 person
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correspondedWith Biemoilly, A.? person
associatedWith Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. person
associatedWith Bosio, Angiolina, 1830-1859. person
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correspondedWith Héritte, Louise (Viardot), 1841-1918 person
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correspondedWith Viardot, Claudie, 1852-1914 person
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Songs (High voice), Arranged
Songs (Low voice) with orchestra--Parts
Singers--Correspondence
Opera--Scores
Songs with piano
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Songs (medium voice) with piano
Vocal music
Oboe and piano music
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