Frederick A. and Elsa Muschenheim collection of musicians' portraits and correspondence 1919-1956


Frederick A. and Elsa Muschenheim collection of musicians' portraits and correspondence 1919-1956

The collection includes some memorabilia of Artur Bodanzky: 2 batons, portrait drawings by Emil Orlik and Albert Sterner, a tiny photograph of Bodanzky swimming with the child Linda Muschenheim, 2 commemorative items including a poem by Brenda Putnam illustrated with photographs of sculptures of Bodanzky conducting, and 1 drawing inscribed to the Bodanzkys by Hendrik Willem Van Loon. The bulk of the collection consists of portrait photographs of musicians inscribed to one or both of the Muschenheims. Some of these are also postcards with handwritten messages. Musicians represented include: Adolf Busch, Kirsten Flagstad, Sigrid Onégin, Arturo Toscanini, and others. Other correspondence consists of 4 postcards with views, 1 letter and 1 telegram. There are also several clippings and a list of donors in "Mrs. Muschenheim's group" to the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York.

.6 linear ft.

Related Entities

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Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957 (person)

Conductor. From the description of Arturo Toscanini souvenir card, 1952 summer. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501180914 Italian conductor, considered one of the greatest of the early 20th century. Started his career in Italy and spent much of his later years in the United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Toscanini to Mme Emmy Destinn, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872455 Italian conductor. From the descr...

Bodanzky, Artur, 1877-1939 (person)

Busch, Adolf, 1891-1952 (person)

German violinist and composer. From the description of Nocturno / für / Saxophon und kleines Orchester / über ein / Negro Spiritual / ("Swing low, sweet Chariot") / Adolf Busch Op. 58a. 26. Juli 1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270562109 ...

American Music Collection (corporateBody)

Arms, Anelli (person)

Orlik, Emil, 1870-1932 (person)

Painter, 1870-1932 From the guide to the Emil Orlik Collection, 1899-1930, (Leo Baeck Institute Archives) Czech artist. From the description of Pen and ink sketch of flowers with greeting signed : Berlin, 1930 Mar. 6 [drawing]. 1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270989642 ...

Muschenheim, Frederick A (person)

Frederick A. Muschenheim was president of the Astor Hotel. He and his wife Elsa were acquainted with many musicians. In 1930, their son William was married to Elizabeth Bodanzky, daughter of Artur Bodanzky, Austrian conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. From the guide to the Frederick A. and Elsa Muschenheim collection of musicians' portraits and correspondence, 1919-1956, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) ...

Muschenheim, Elsa (person)

Flagstad, Kirsten, 1895-1962 (person)

Flagstad was a Norwegian soprano who achieved international recognition with her Metropolitan Opera debut on February 2, 1935. From the description of Kirsten Flagstad collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1935-1960. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 123527574 From the guide to the Kirsten Flagstad collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1935-1960, (The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded So...

Onégin, Sigrid (1889-1943). (person)

Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944 (person)

Hendrik Willem van Loon was born in Rotterdam, Holland on January 14, 1882. He attended Cornell University, graduating in 1905. In 1906 he married Eliza Ingersoll Bowditch and began working for the Associated Press in New York City, Washington, D.C., Moscow, and Warsaw. His son Henry Bowditch van Loon was born on June 22, 1907, and Gerard Willem van Loon on January 16, 1911. Hendrik van Loon received his Ph.D. from the University of Munich in 1911, and in 1913 his book THE FALL OF THE DUTCH REPU...

Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946 (person)

Albert E. Sterner (1863-1946) was an American painter, etcher and lithographer. He opened a studio in New York City in 1885, was one of the founders of Painter-Gravers of America, and taught at the Art Students League. His paintings were purchased by and exhibited at museums in Europe and the U.S. From the guide to the Albert E. Sterner correspondence, 1899-1945, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Illustrator and painter; New York City. Sterner...

Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975 (person)

Brenda Putnam was an American sculptor and author (1890-1975). The daughter of Herbert Putnam, a former Librarian of Congress, Brenda Putnam underscored the significance of her collection by providing not only brief annotations for various items, but often detailed reminiscences of her personal and professional life, thus establishing a context in which to view both her Papers as well as her artistic career. From the guide to the Brenda Putnam Papers, 1915-1965, (Special Collections ...