Leonard Altman Papers, 1930-1995


Leonard Altman Papers, 1930-1995

1 linear ft. (451 items in 2 boxes).


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Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864

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By 1831, Spontini's reputation has lost ground to the works of younger men, including Meyerbeer, whose Robert le Diable was first performed eight month after the date of this letter; this is perhaps the opera mentioned here, though Meyerbeer may be referring to the abortive Le Portefaix, the contract for which he had just signed. Despite the apparent warmth of their relationship, Spontini was already jealous. His own continuing lack of success he attributed to a plot orchestrated by Meyerbeer, "...

Babin, Victor, 1908-1972

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Victor Babin was a composer and pianist born in Moscow in 1908. In 1933 he married one of Artur Schnabel's piano pupils Vitya (Victoria) Vronsky with whom he performed as a duo-piano team all over the world. They moved to the United States in 1937. Babin became an American citizen, joined the U.S. Army and continued to give concerts during the Second World War. He taught or administered at the Aspen Music School, the Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, the Cleveland Institute of Music (where he ...

Schuller, Gunther, 1925-2015

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The son of German immigrants, Gunther Schuller was born in New York on November 22, 1925. His professional music career began as a horn player, performing with the American Ballet Theater, as principal horn in the Cincinnati Symphony (1943-1945) and with the Metropolitan Opera from 1945-1959. Schuller's jazz career also began as a French horn player on Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool recording (1949-1950). As an educator, Schuller first taught at the Manhattan School of Music from 1950-1953. Fro...

Rodgers, Dorothy, 1909-1992

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Dorothy Rodgers (née Feiner; 1906 – 1993) was an American author, inventor, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She was married to the Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, of the famous duo Rodgers and Hammerstein. Born in New York City to a Jewish family, Rodgers attended the Horace Mann School and Wellesley College in the late 1920s, where she studied art and interior design. She married Richard Rodgers in 1930. She started her own business, Repairs Inc. in 1935 before she invented the Jonn...

Sessions, Roger, 1896-1985

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Composer and educator Sessions graduated from Harvard and studied under Horatio Parker at Yale. In 1926 he won a Guggenheim Professorship and worked at composition in Europe until 1933 as a winner of the American Rome Prize. He held posts at Princeton (1935), Berkeley, CA (1945), Princeton again (1953), and the Julliard School (1965). Among his compositions are four symphonies, several operas, a notable violin concerto (1935), and chamber music. His best known work remains his early BLACK MASKER...

Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971

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Russian born composer and conductor. From the description of Audio materials [sound recording]. 1931-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 40723194 Igor Stravinsky was a Russian composer. From the description of Sketchbook, [1917?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122465769 Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress, set to the libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, was inspired by William Hogarth's series of paintings. Stravinsky had wan...

Varèse, Louise, 1890-1989

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Translator; Biographer. Louise Varèse was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 20, 1890, daughter of John Lindsay McCutcheon and Mary Louise Taylor. She attended Smith College (class of 1912), leaving in the fall of 1911 to marry Allen Norton. A son, Michael, was born in 1912. She was separated from Norton in 1916, and they were divorced in 1920. In 1922 she married composer Edgard Varèse. Throughout her life she translated works of French authors and poets into English, including Rimbau...

Rochberg, George

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Composed in 1949; revised in 1957.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Capriccio / George Rochberg. [1957?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 236485838 Originally part of Symphony no. 1. Composed as a separate work, 1949. First performance New York, 23 April 1953, New York Philharmonic, Dimitri Mitropoulos conductor. Winner of the 8th annual George Gershwin Memorial Award, 1952.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of ...

Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974

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Milhaud was born in Aix-en-Provence on September 4, 1892. As a child he improvised melodies at the piano and soon took up the violin. He entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1909, studying the violin with Berthelier, ensemble with Lefèvre, harmony with Leroux, counterpoint with André Gédalge, composition and fugue with Charles-Marie Widor, and conducting with Vincent d'Indy. He received first "accessit" in violin and counterpoint, and second in fugue, winning the Prix Lepaulle for composition. Mil...

Sokolow, Anna

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Dancer, choreographer. From the description of Oral history interview with Anna Sokolow, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513535 ...

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...

Altman, Leonard, 1920-1996.

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Musician, teacher, writer, and arts administra tor who played an important role in the preservation of Carnegie Hall and was Direc tor of the music division of the New York State Council of the Arts. In the 1950s and 1960s, he wrote about music for Stereo Review, The American Record Guide and Musical America, and was the edi tor and publisher of Listen: A Music Monthly from 1963 to 1965. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he produced more than 200 music programs for WNYC-TV, an...

Sargeant, Winthrop

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Westergaard, Peter

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Stern, Isaac, 1920-

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Thorne, Francis

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American jazz musician and composer. From the description of Interview, Dec. 2, 1977 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861548 Prolific American composer Francis Thorne (born 1922) is well known for his work in a variety of genres, as well as for his service in music administration. Born in Bay Shore, New York, Thorne came from a musical family. His father had been a ragtime pianist and his grandfather, Gu...

Bruch, Max, 1838-1920

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001085.0x000142 American music critic Arthur M. Abell, 1868-1958, was Berlin correspondent for the Musical Courier from 1893 to 1918 and later published Talks with Great Composers, his reminiscences of conversations with Brahms, Strauss, Puccini, Humperdinck, Bruch, and Grieg. He knew many musicians both obscure and famous, and as a former violinist himself, esp...

Previn, André, 1929-

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American conductor, pianist, and composer of German birth. From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : [s.l., 26 January 1968], to Ray Pitts [1968, Jan. 26]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270952249 Conductor, composer, pianist. From the description of Interview conducted by Dick Cavett, Apr. 27, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861658 ...

Secrest, Meryle.

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Meyerowitz, Jan, 1913-1998

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Votterle, Karl.

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Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969

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< Born Vladimir Alexandrovitch Dukelsky, Parafianove, Minsk 1916 1919 Studied composition with Reinhold Glière and Marian Dombrovsky at the Kiev Conservatory 1920 Fled the Revolution with his family, settling first in Constantinople ...

Nestʹev, I. V. (Izrailʹ Vladimirovich), 1911-1993

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Rudhyar, Dane, 1895-1985

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Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985), born Daniel Chennevière in Paris, was an author, composer and humanistic astrologer. Rudhyar studied at the Sorbonne, moved to New York in 1916, and became an American citizen in 1926. Although respected in astrological and New Age circles, he did not become generally well-known until the 1970s, when mainstream publisher Penguin Books published his The Practice of Astrology . Over the course of his life he wrote more than forty books and hundreds of articles on astrolog...

Starer, Robert

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Brown, Earle, 1920-

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Milhaud, Madeleine.

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Cousin and wife of Darius Milhaud. From the description of Printed Christmas card signed and autograph postal card signed, dated : [Oakland, 24 December 1962 and Aspen, 24 June 1967], to Joseph Chouinard, 1962 Dec. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270958304 ...

Beardslee, Bethany

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Reich, Steve, 1936-....

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Perry, Julia, 1924-1979

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Composer and lecturer. From the description of Julia Perry papers, 1962-1980. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972597 ...

Hawkins, Erick

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American dancer. From the description of Autograph and typed letters signed (2) : New York, to Herbert Cahoon, 1945 Nov. 14 and 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270972456 ...

Fortas, Abe

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Abe Fortas was born in 1910 in Memphis, Tennessee, to a working-class Orthodox Jewish family. He was educated in Memphis's public schools, and became well known locally playing the violin in a number of bands. He left high school early and enrolled at Southwestern College at Memphis, a school affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, from which he graduated first in his class in 1930. A leading Memphis family in the Jewish community, with connections to the Yale Law School, provided ...

Farberman, Harold, 1929-

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Harold Farberman is an American composer. From the description of ALS, [19--} Sep. 16, to Patricia Neway. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652283 From the guide to the ALS, to Patricia Neway, 19--] Sep. 16, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) ...

Kassern, Tadeusz, 1904-1957

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Composed 1946. First performance Chautauqua, New York, 29 July 1950, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Franco Autori conductor, Arno Mariotti soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concertino for oboe and string orchestra / Tadeusz Kassern. 1946. (Franklin &amp; Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52496670 ...

Biggs, E. Power (Edward Power), 1906-1977

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E. Power Biggs was born in Essex, England, on March 29, 1906. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He began to concertize in the United States in 1930, and by 1937 had become an American citizen. By 1960, he was a well-known recitalist, broadcaster, and recording artist with Columbia Studios. In 1958, working with the Dutch organbuilder D.A. Flentrop, he helped to design a three-manual, mechanical-action organ for the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard. E. Power Biggs used this org...

La Brecque, Rebecca

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Bacon, Ernst, 1898-

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Biography Ernst Bacon was born in 1898 in Chicago, but moved to the San Francisco area in the 1920s and soon occupied a prominent role in the musical life of Northern California. Under his directorship, the San Francisco Federal Music Project achieved widespread popular acclaim, as the papers in the collection attest. Many Bay Area citizens and reporters supported Bacon in his conflict with the State and National Directors of the Federal Musi...

Stevens, Denis, 1922-

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Stevens, Risë (1913-2013).

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American mezzo-soprano. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, July 12, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861600 American mezzo soprano. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [n.p.], 2 January 1962, to Mr. [Joseph] Chouinard, 1962 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270962262 Risë Stevens, 1913-2013 Risë Stevens was born in New York...

Bloom, Julius

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Tcherepnin, Alexander, 1899-1977

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Composed 1938. First performance Paris, 17 April 1940.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Suite géorgienne / Alexandre Tcherepnine. [19--] (Franklin &amp; Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 54314154 Commissioned by John Sebastian. Composed 1953. First performance Venice, 11 September 1956, Orchestra di Teatro Fenice, Fabien Sevitzky conductor, John Sebastian soloist. Dedicated to John Sebastian.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description o...

Demus, Jörg, 1928-....

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Carlisle, Kitty, 1915-

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Singer and widow of Moss Hart. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, N.Y., to dear, dear friend [James Fuld], 1995 June 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914759 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 24 Jan. 1991, to Joan Peyser, 1991 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992542 ...

Feldman, Mor ton, 1926-

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Twining, Nathan

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Gebhard, Heinrich, 1878-1963

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Shapey, Ralph, 1921-2002

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American composer and conductor; composition professor at the University of Chicago, where he founded and directed the Contemporary Chamber Players; MacArthur Fellow, 1982. From the description of Oral history, 1976. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866428 ...

Fuleihan, Anis

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Commissioned by and composed for the Philadelphia Chamber String Simfonietta 1940. First Performance Philadelphia, 6 February, 1941, by the Philadelphia Chamber String Simfonietta, Fabien Sevitsky conductor, the composer soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Ceremonial : variations for piano and string orchestra / Anis Fuleihan. [1940]. (Franklin &amp; Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51896700 Composed 1939. First performance by the Philharmonic-Sy...

Trampler, Walter

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Walter Trampler (1915-1997) was an American violist of German birth. He was taught by his father, and attended the Akademie der Tonkunst in Munich until 1934. Trampler made his debut as a violinist in Munich in 1933, playing Beethoven's concerto; his debut as a violist was in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in Berlin in 1935. He was first solo violist with the Deutschlandsender radio network from 1935 to 1938. In 1939, Trampler emigrated to the United States, where he was ...

Schonberg, Harold C.

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Malraux, Madeleine

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Bentley, Eric, 1916-....

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Eric Russell Bentley (1916- ) was an American editor, translator and professor of dramatic literature at Columbia University. From the description of Eric Bentley papers, ca. 1960-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517495 From the guide to the Eric Bentley papers, ca. 1960-1964, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Eric Bentley, theater critic and dramatist. From the description of Eric Bentley letters to Mary Douglas Di...

Tourel, Jennie

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Sowande, Fela, 1905-

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Wolpe, Hilda Morley.

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Carnegie Hall (New York, N.Y.)

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Designed to be America's foremost center for classical music, Carnegie Hall has extended its 3 stages not only to different types of music, but also to lecturers, staged productions, and one stage even served for a time (early 1960s to 1997) as a cinema until it was reclaimed for live performances. Known for its wonderful acoustics, Carnegie Hall is known as the premier location for music of all sorts. From the description of Belknap Collection, Theatre and theatre groups 1895- : Car...

Foster, Norman, 1900-1976

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