Heddy Baum papers ca. 1945-1990

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Heddy Baum papers, ca. 1945-1990

Heddy Baum papers ca. 1945-1990

Heddy Baum's late husband Morton Baum (1905-1968) was a performing arts administrator involved with New York's City Center for Music and Drama from its beginnings in 1943 until his death. Her friend Hans Werner Henze (b. 1926) is a German composer. The first installment consists of 2 distinct collections: papers concerning Morton Baum, and papers concerning Hans Werner Henze. The Morton Baum materials include a typescript history of City Center from 1945-1956, including inserted clippings and letters to Morton Baum from Leonard Bernstein, William Grant Still, Jose Ferrer, and others; clippings about City Center, 1965 and about Morton Baum's selection as board chairman for City Center, 1966; program and clippings about a memorial concert for Morton Baum, 1969; and a letter to Heddy Baum from Lincoln Kirstein, 1973. The Hans Werner Henze materials include 82 items of correspondence (chiefly ALS) from Henze to Heddy Baum, 1973-1990; 3 ALS from Henze to Gert and Hilde von Gontard, 1974-1975, with an enclosed copy of a letter from Henze to Mr. Oppenheimer, 1975; pencil holograph of Henze's Piano sonata; and a portfolio published by the Frankfurt Feste '86 containing 5 portraits of Henze by his friend Renzo Vespignani, an essay on Vespignani by Henze, and 5 facsimiles of sketches of Henze's compositions. These last 2 items have also been cataloged in the RLIN Scores file. A portrait by Fritz Wolff of Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman has been separated from the collections and transferred to the Music Division's iconography collection: PhD 2546.

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Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990

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American composer and conductor. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated [n.p.], 10 November 1986, to Joan Peyser; Harry Kraut, Typewritten letters signed (2) on Leonard Bernstein stationery, dated New York, 22 March 1984 and 24 November 1986, to Joan Peyser; Burton Bernstein, Typewritten letter signed, dated New York, 9 September 1986, to Joan Peyser; Joan Peyser: Typewritten letter signed, dated New York, 15 July 1986, to Leonard Bernstein with comments in his hand...

Baum, Morton, 1905-1968

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Morton Baum was born in Manhattan on December 28, 1905. He graduated from Columbia College in 1925 and from Harvard Law School in 1928. He practiced law in partnership with his brother Lester in Manhattan. Baum's public service began early in his career and continued throughout his life. From 1930 to 1934, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney. In 1934 he became a New York City councilman and a special tax counsel to Mayor Fiorella La Guardia. He was a consultant to Mayor...

American Music Collection

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Baum, Heddy

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Heddy Baum's late husband Morton Baum (1905-1968) was a performing arts administrator involved with New York's City Center for Music and Drama from its beginnings in 1943 until his death. Her friend Hans Werner Henze (b. 1926) is a German composer. From the guide to the Heddy Baum papers, ca. 1945-1990, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) ...

City Center of Music and Drama (New York, N. Y.)

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Still, William Grant, 1895-1978

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Composer; d. 1978. From the description of William Grant Still papers, 1937-1969. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972606 Epithet: composer and conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x000212 William Grant Still was a prominent African-American composer. Verna Arvey, Still's wife, was a journalist and musician who collaborated with her husband on many compositions. ...

Huberman, Bronislaw

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Polish violinist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York Dec. 10 1942, to Mr. [Dannie] Heineman, 1942 Dec. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270666484 ...

Ferrer, José, 1912-1992

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Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Jose Vicente Ferrer : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419580 ...

Henze, Hans Werner, 1926-2012

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Hans Werner Henze is a German composer. Gert von Gontard (1906-1979) was a German author and editor who lived in the United States after the 1940's. From the description of Letters to Gert and Hilde von Gontard, 1974 Aug. 25-1975 Sept. 19. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122314117 Hans Werner Henze is a German composer. From the description of Correspondence to Heddy Baum, 1973 Feb. 12-1990 Dec. 10. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86...