Edith Evans Braun collection 1916-1976


Edith Evans Braun collection, 1916-1976

Edith Evans Braun collection 1916-1976

The Edith Evans Braun Collection highlights the history of American music in the early and mid twentieth century. The collection shows various details of the lives and careers of notable music figures of the period through the memoirs and diaries of Edith Evans Braun, a pianist and director at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Of strong interest in the collection are the music manuscript sketches by emerging composers (Deems Taylor, Samuel Barber) of the period, and signed and dedicated published scores. There are also letters and photographs from Taylor, Barber, Gian Carlo Menotti, Josef Hoffman, and others. The period covered in the collection is from 1916 to 1971.

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Zimbalist, Efrem

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American violinist, composer, and teacher of Russian birth. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [New York], 20 March 1917, to Mr. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1917 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270679473 Originally composed for William Kapell; the music lost in his fatal airplane accident, 1953. Reconstructed by the composer. First performance New Orleans, 19 February 1959, New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Hilsberg conductor,...

Hofmann, Josef, 1876-1957

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Concert pianist; b. Cracow, Poland. From the description of Papers, 1878-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122333630 From the description of Josef Hofmann papers, 1878-1957. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 28417727 American pianist of Polish birth. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Berlin, to his parents, [n.d., 1890's?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270666339 From the description of Autograph letter sign...

Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936

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Born in Austria in 1861, the well-known opera singer Madame Schumann-Heink performed in the great opera houses of Germany, England and America. She became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1905, toured widely in this country, and was very active during World War I performing for U.S. servicemen. In later years she made numerous radio broadcasts and appeared in the 1935 movie Here's to romance. She died in Hollywood in 1936. From the description of Ernestine Schumann-Heink collecti...

Zimbalist, Mary Louise Curtis Bok, 1876-1970

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Mary Louise Curtis Bok was a music patron, philanthropist, founder of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Wife of Edward Bok (d. 1930); married violinist Efrem Zimbalist in 1943. From the description of Letter, 1950 February 11, New Hartford, Conn. [to] John Bitter, Florence, Italy / Mary Zimbalist. (Curtis Institute of Music). WorldCat record id: 37323801 Mary Louise Curtis was born 6 Aug. 1876 in Boston, Mass. She was the daughter of the wealthy Cyrus Hermann Ko...

Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981

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American composer. From the description of [Sonata, piano. Draft] : autograph manuscript, 1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561604 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], to Mr. [Seymour] Peck, 1966 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270671896 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, with two autograph postscripts, dated : Mount Kisco, N.Y., 27 April 1957, to Niccolò€ [i.e. Nikolay Malko], 1957 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldC...

Braun, Edith Evans, 1887-1976.

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Edith Evans Braun, 1887-1976, a pianist, was a close friend of Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist and with her became friend and patroness to composers such as Samuel Barber, Gian Carlo Menotti, and Deems Taylor. From the description of Edith Evans Braun collection, 1916-1976. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571042 Edith Evans Braun was born in Marysville, Ohio on August 7, 1887, and died November 7, 1976 in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, age 89. Her fa...

Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966

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American composer and writer. From the description of Typewritten letter signed and autograph letter signed, dated : Stamford, Conn., 28 August 1927 and 1 March 1931, to Mr. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1927 Aug. 28 and 1927 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270676607 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Stamford, Conn., 7 December 1931, to Mrs. [Melbert B.] Cary [Mary Flagler Cary], 1931 Dec. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270676604 From...

Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007

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Composer. From the description of Papers, 1982-1989. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 21072004 Orlando Cole, American, cellist of the Curtis String Quartet, and educator (cello faculty, The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pa.), was a classmate of Menotti's and Barber's at the Curtis Institute. From the description of [Letter, 1936, summer, St. Wolfgang, Austria, to] Landy [Orlando Cole, Rockport, Me.] / Gian-Carlo ; Sam [Samuel Barb...

American Music Collection

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