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Aaron Copland (1900-1990) ranks among the most widely respected of all American composers. Born in Brooklyn to a Russian Jewish family, Copland studied with Rubin Goldmark in New York and Nadia Boulanger in France. His music, which drew upon sources as disparate as jazz, neoclassicism, folk music, and serialism, helped establish an American musical vocabulary, and his most popular works, such as Appalachian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man, have reached audiences far beyond the concert hall.

E. Robert Schmitz (1889-1949) was an influential pianist, teacher, author, and organizer. Born in Paris, he settled in the United States after World War I, and founded Pro Musica, an international organization that promoted new music with concerts, lectures, and publications.

John Kirkpatrick (1905-1991) was a notable American pianist, scholar, and teacher, who was best known for performing, cataloguing, and editing the music of Charles Ives.

Leo Ornstein was born in Kremenchug, Russia (probably in 1893, although the date is not certain), and moved to New York in 1906. As a young man he quickly established a reputation as a piano virtuoso in the United States and Europe, and his bold compositions were as hotly debated as those of Schoenberg and Stravinsky. After more than a decade of celebrity, Ornstein withdrew from the public eye, and spent the remainder of his long life quietly teaching and composing. He died in Wisconsin in 2002.

Vivian Perlis is a prominent historian of American music, and the founding director of the Oral History, American Music project at Yale University. In the course of her research, she worked closely with Leo Ornstein, Aaron Copland, and other notable musicians, and obtained many important documents, which were later acquired by the Gilmore Music Library.

From the description of The Vivian Perlis Collection of Schmitz, Ornstein, Copland, and Kirkpatrick, 1914-2002. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702194297

E. Robert Schmitz (1889-1949) was an influential pianist, teacher, author, and organizer. Born in Paris, he settled in the United States after World War I, and founded Pro Musica, an international organization that promoted new music with concerts, lectures, and publications.

Leo Ornstein was born in Kremenchug, Russia (probably in 1893, although the date is not certain), and moved to New York in 1906. As a young man he quickly established a reputation as a piano virtuoso in the United States and Europe, and his bold compositions were as hotly debated as those of Schoenberg and Stravinsky. After more than a decade of celebrity, Ornstein withdrew from the public eye, and spent the remainder of his long life quietly teaching and composing. He died in Wisconsin in 2002.

Aaron Copland (1900-1990) ranks among the most widely respected of all American composers. Born in Brooklyn to a Russian Jewish family, Copland studied with Rubin Goldmark in New York and Nadia Boulanger in France. His music, which drew upon sources as disparate as jazz, neoclassicism, folk music, and serialism, helped establish an American musical vocabulary, and his most popular works, such as Appalachian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man, have reached audiences far beyond the concert hall.

John Kirkpatrick (1905-1991) was a notable American pianist, scholar, and teacher, who was best known for performing, cataloguing, and editing the music of Charles Ives.

Vivian Perlis is a prominent historian of American music, and the founding director of the Oral History, American Music project at Yale University. In the course of her research, she worked closely with Leo Ornstein, Aaron Copland, and other notable musicians, and obtained many important documents, which were later acquired by the Gilmore Music Library.

From the guide to the The Vivian Perlis Collection of Schmitz, Ornstein, Copland, and Kirkpatrick, 1914-2002, (Irving S. Gilmore Music Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Aaron Copland oral history. Yale University Library
creatorOf Bolster, Caitriona. Paul Hindemith oral history, 1951-1976 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library
creatorOf Maas, Martha, 1934-. Charles Ives oral history, 1968-1979 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. Remininscences of Virgil Thomson : oral history, 1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Reminiscences of Aaron Copland : oral history, 1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Perlis, Vivian. Correspondence : with Eugene Ormandy, 1974-1976. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Powell, Mel. The Mel Powell papers, 1942-1991 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Lederman, Minna. Minna Lederman Daniel collection, 1896-1993 (bulk 1960-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Kirchner, Leon. Leon Kirchner papers, 1939-2009. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [M-R] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Leon Kirchner papers, 1939-2009 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Minna Lederman Daniel Collection, 1896-1993, (bulk 1960-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf The Vivian Perlis Collection of Schmitz, Ornstein, Copland, and Kirkpatrick, 1914-2002 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
creatorOf Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [S-Z] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Kupferberg, Herbert,. Eugene Ormandy Oral History Collection, 1969-1996. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991. The John Kirkpatrick papers, 1836-1993 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The John Kirkpatrick Papers, 1836-1993 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. Two preludes / Henry Purcell ; transcribed for piano by Béla Bartok. Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Teresa Sterne Papers, 1913-1979 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn The Mel Powell Papers, 1942-1991, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Reis, Claire Raphael, 1888-1978. Reminiscences of Claire Raphael Reis: oral history, 1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Schuman, William, 1910-1992. The William Schuman interviews, 1977-1985 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Perlis, Vivian. Video collection : [oral history], 1955-1991 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [A-E] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Schuman, William, 1910-1992. Reminiscences of William Howard Schuman : oral history, 1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Milnes, Harriett. Duke Ellington oral history, 1939-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Harkins, Elizabeth R. Steinway oral history, 1974-1981 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Perlis, Vivian. The Vivian Perlis Collection of Schmitz, Ornstein, Copland, and Kirkpatrick, 1914-2002. Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995. Sidney Robertson Cowell correspondence, 1936-1973. Library of Congress
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Burrous, Fred, 1920- person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. person
correspondedWith Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995. person
associatedWith Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. person
associatedWith Kirchner, Leon person
associatedWith Kirchner, Leon. person
associatedWith Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991. person
correspondedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978 person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
correspondedWith Lederman, Minna. person
correspondedWith Mel Powell person
correspondedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002. person
associatedWith Powell, Mel. person
associatedWith Pro Musica (Society) corporateBody
associatedWith Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. person
associatedWith Reis, Claire Raphael, 1888-1978. person
associatedWith Schmitz, E. Robert (Elie Robert), 1889-1949. person
associatedWith Schuman, William, 1910-1992. person
associatedWith Sterne, Teresa person
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. person
associatedWith Westney, William. person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
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