Frank Wigglesworth papers 1895-1996

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Frank Wigglesworth papers, 1895-1996

Frank Wigglesworth papers 1895-1996

The Frank Wigglesworth Papers document Wigglesworth's life and career. The collection was assembled by Wigglesworth over the course of his lifetime, and includes musical scores, correspondence, clippings, programs, miscellaneous papers, iconography, and books. Correspondents include Henry and Sidney Cowell, Lou Harrison, Otto Luening, Virgil Thomson, and Edgard Varèse among many others. Maurice Sendak and Adlai Stevenson are represented by one letter each. Lou Harrison's letter of February 12, 1952, contains the autograph score of his Serenade for Guitar, spontaneously composed for Wigglesworth. Series A/4 contains other autograph scores by Harrison and by Otto Luening, a manuscript score by Vittorio Rieti, and reproductions of manuscript scores by Paul Arma, Chester Biscardi, Edward V. Bonnemere, Richard Brooks, John Cage, Gerald C. Chenoweth, Edward T. Cone, Stefania M. De Kenessey, Aaron Einbond, Daniel S. Godfrey, Daron Aric Hagen, Jose Halac, Reiko Ito, Barbara Kolb, Robert Maggio, Denman Maroney, Henry Martin, Lucas Mason, Richard Owen, Peter Phillips, David L. Post, David Rakowski, Loren Rush, Marvin Salzberg, John Sembret, Davy Temperley, Virgil Thomson, Brian Wilson, Marilyn Ziffrin, and Ellen Taafe Zwilich. Sound recordings originally with the collection are now housed in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.

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Brooks, Richard, 1942-

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Post, David L. (David Lucien), 1954-

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Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East

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Kolb, Barbara

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Author and recipient are American composers. George Boziwick was a student of Barbara Kolb. From the guide to the Letters : Paris, to George Boziwick, New York, 1983 Oct. 26 - 1984 July 30, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) ...

Mason, Lucas

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Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe, 1939-

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American composer. From the description of Interviews with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, 1984-1986 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122501167 From the description of The Ellen Taaffe Zwiich interviews, 1984-1986 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122400641 Composed 1985. First performance 15 November 1985, San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony no. 2 : 'Cello ...

De Kenessey, Stefania M.

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American academy in Rome

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Art school; Rome, Italy. Organized in 1894 as the American School of Architecture in Rome. In 1897, it was dissolved and its assets turned over to the newly established American Adademy in Rome, not a traditional school, but a place where architects, painters, and sculptors could work in close association. After merging with the American School of Classical Studies (f. 1895) on the last day of 1912, the American Academy in Rome consisted of the School of Fine Arts and th...

Cone, Edward

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Epithet: American musicologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000837.0x0003b6 Poet, writer, prospector. Charles Edward Cone, born in Kansas in 1862, spent 1886 to 1927 prospecting, fishing, and trapping in various locations in Alaska and British Columbia, with intermittent trips Outside, before retiring to LaPush, Washington. While mining on the Hartman River, he became known as "The B...

Composers' Forum (U.S.)

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Frank Wigglesworth (1918-1996) was an American composer, educator, and champion of new music. From the guide to the Frank Wigglesworth papers, 1895-1996, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) The Composers' Forum was founded in New York by Ashley Pettis in 1935. Funded by the Federal Music Project (a division of the Works Progress Administration), its goal was to present the work of emerging American composers; in its early years it was also known as th...

Virgil Thomson Foundation

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Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003

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Composer and teacher at Black Mountain College (1951-1952). From the description of Lou Harrison papers, 1946-1971. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28418179 Composed 1940. First performance Oakland, California, 18 July 1940.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Canticle / Lou Harrison. 1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52199133 American composer. From the description of Interview conduc...

Cage, John, 1912-1992

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John Cage was born in Los Angeles in 1912. He studied composition with Richard Buhlig, Henry Cowell, Adolph Weiss, and Arnold Schoenberg. In 1938 he began working as an accompanist for dance and a teacher at the Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. It was here that he first met the dancer Merce Cunningham, with whom he would have a lifelong working relationship. Together they were responsible for a number of radical innovations in musical and choreographic compositions, such as the...

Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965

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American composer of French origin; compositions of the 1920s used rhythmic complexity, atonality and themes not based on harmonic progression. He was interested in electric instruments and composed pieces with sounds on tape. From the description of Autograph letters to François Bernouard, 1907-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872672 American composer of French origin; compositions of the 1920s used rhythmic complexity, atonality and themes not based on harmonic pro...

Halac, José

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New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997)

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Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965

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Composed 1916-18. The original ms. had a pencilled-in note saying: "This is the only copy anywhere." See note from Mrs. Cowell 19 Nov. 1959: "The first symphony is a student work, and I hope earnestly for it not to be performed." This is a facsimile of the composer's holograph score, according to Bill Lichtenwanger.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony in B minor / Henry Cowell. 1918. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207014 Compo...

Arma, Paul, 1905-1987

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Maroney, Denman

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Owen, Richard, 1922-

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MacDowell Colony, 1948, 1955

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Rakowski, David

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Einbond, Aaron, 1978-

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Wilson, Brian

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Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995

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Henry Cowell was an American composer; his wife, Sidney Cowell, was an ethnomusicoloist. From the description of Anniversary pieces [list] : music by Henry Cowell for his wife, 1941-1965, 1979. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122431873 From the description of Cowell family music box [list], 1979. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122532987 Sidney Robertson Cowell (b. June 2,1903, in San Francisco, California; d. February 23, 1995, in Shad...

Composers Recordings, Inc.

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Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI) was founded in 1954 by the composers Otto Luening and Douglas Moore and the arts administrator Oliver Daniel. The label's mission was the discovery, distribution and preservation of the finest in contemporary American music. In 1976 CRI became one of the nation's first nonprofit, tax-exempt recording companies, and in June, 1980, it received one of the first three recording and distribution grants to be awarded by the National Endowment f...

Thomson, Virgil

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The hymn is How Firm a Foundation, words and music commonly ascribed to Robert Keene. The melody is also called Geard. Also quoted Yes, Jesus Loves Me and For He's A Jolly Good Fellow. Composed 1926-28. First performance New York, 22 February 1945, New York Philharmonic, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony on a hymn tune / Virgil Thomson. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56078995 Composer. ...

Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965

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Illinois governor (1949-1953), Democratic U. S. presidential candidate (1952, 1956), and U. S. ambassador to the United Nations (1961-1965). From the description of Letter, July 13, 1949. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 698776706 Thirty-first governor of Illinois (1949-1953), two time Democratic Presidential candidate (1952, 1956), diplomat and statesman. From the description of Papers, 1880-1965 [1948-1952]. (Abraham Lincoln President...

Sendak, Maurice

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Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York. He began his art career as a cartoonist and display artist, and in the 1940s he started to illustrate children's books. Sendak illustrated many well-known author's books in the early years of his career, including Meindart De Jong, Ruth Krause, Charlotte Zolotow, and Janice Udry; he also illustrated Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear series. In the 1950s he began to write children's picture books. Throughout his long career he has c...

Wigglesworth, Frank, 1918-1996

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Frank Wigglesworth (1918-1996) was an American composer, educator, and champion of new music. From the description of The Frank Wigglesworth papers, 1895-1996. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122486686 From the guide to the Frank Wigglesworth papers, 1895-1996, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) The Composers' Forum was founded in New York by Ashley Pettis in 1935. Funded by the Federal Music Project (a division of the Works P...

Rush, Loren, 1935-

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Ito, Reiko

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Maggio, Robert

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Luening, Otto, 1900-1996

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American composer, teacher, conductor, and flutist. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [New York?], 11 September 1981, to Mr. Allen, 1981 Sept. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874496 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 22 July 1992, to Joseph Chouinard, 1992 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270930274 Composer. From the description of Reminiscences of Otto Luening : oral history, 1979. ...

Bonnemere, Eddie, 1921-

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Greenwich House Music School.

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Hagen, Daron, 1961-

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Originally commissioned for the One Aria Opera Project by the Texas Opera Theatre. For another version with larger orchestration see callno.: U-2529.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of The sandbox : chamber opera in one act / music: Daron Aric Hagen ; play: Edward Albee. c1982. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 187099841 For the Texas Opera Theatre version with smaller orchestration, see callno.: U-2989.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. ...

Martin, Henry, 1950-....

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Phillips, Peter, 1930-

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Ziffrin, Marilyn J., 1926-

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Rieti, Vittorio, 1898-1994

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Commissioned by the Louisville Philharmonic Society under a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Composed 1953. First performance Louisville, 16 October 1954, The Louisville Orchestra, Robert Whitney conductor. Dedicated to the Louisville Orchestra.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Introduzione e gioco delle ore / Vittorio Rieti. [1953] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53472383 Originally composed as Chess Serenade, suite for two pian...

Salzberg, Marvin

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American Music Center (New York, N.Y.)

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New York Youth Symphony

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American Music Collection

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Godfrey, Daniel

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Chenoweth, Gerald, 1943-

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Temperley, Davy

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Biscardi, Chester

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The American composer Chester Biscardi was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on 19 Oct 1948. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in English and literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before concentrating on music composition. Biscardi went on to receive an M.M. degree from Wisconsin-Madison and later was awarded M.M.A. and D.M.A. degrees from the Yale University School of Music. Biscardi studied electronic music with Bert Levy and composition with Les Thimmig while in ...

Broadcast Music, Inc.

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Geiringer was vice-president at BMI. From the description of Correspondence from Alma Mahler, 1956. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863014 "The American Story," was created by Broadcast Music, Inc., in association with the Society of American Historians. Designed to bring authoritative American history before wide audiences, "The American Story" was inaugurated in July 1954. From the guide to the "The American Story" Papers, 1954., (C...

Century Association (New York, N.Y.)

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The Century Association or Club was a prominent New York social club, whose membership was primarily drawn from men involved with the arts. It held exhibitions and built a collection. From the description of Century Association records, 1829-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122647986 ...

Sembret, John

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American Composers Alliance.

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The American Composers Alliance, a publishing and service organization owned and operated by composers, was founded in 1938 to promote the interests of American composers. From the description of Minutes, 1938-1946. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122431386 From the guide to the American Composers Alliance minutes, 1938-1946, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) Francis Burritt Thorne Jr. was born June 23, 1922 in Bay Shore, New...