Randolph S. Rothschild Collection 1942-1992 (bulk 1973-1985)

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Randolph S. Rothschild Collection, 1942-1992, (bulk 1973-1985)

Randolph S. Rothschild Collection 1942-1992 (bulk 1973-1985)

The collection consists primarily of music (ms., facsimile, and printed) and accompanying correspondence, programs, and reviews. The majority of the music in the collection comprises facsimile scores of compositions commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from prominent American composers, such as Dominick Argento, Milton Babbitt, Henry Cowell, Jacob Druckman, Ross Lee Finney, Lukas Foss, Leon Kirchner, Ernst Krenek, Robert Hall Lewis, Lawrence Moss, Roger Reynolds, Christopher Rouse, Gunther Schuller, Ralph Shapey, Hugo Weisgall, and Charles Wuorinen. Many of these scores are inscribed to Mr. Rothschild and signed by their composers. The collection also includes holograph ms. scores by Henry Cowell, Hugo Weisgall, and Brown Benson. Correspondence accompanies the scores by David Epstein, John Huggler, Jean Eichelberger Ivey, Leo Kraft, Lawrence Moss, Roger Reynolds, Ralph Shapey, and Hugo Weisgall. Besides the correspondence, a few scores include programs and reviews of the concerts at which they were performed.

circa 225 items; 11 boxes; 6 linear feet

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Wuorinen, Charles

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Weisgall, Hugo

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Epstein, David, 1936-

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Křenek, Ernst

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Křenek, Ernst

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Silverman, Faye-Ellen

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Epstein, David, 1930-2002

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Braun, Gerhard

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Schuller, Gunther.

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Hailstork, Adolphus

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Thatcher, Howard R. (Howard Rutledge), 1878-1973

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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...

Ferrari, Luc

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Originally composed as the slow movement of Sonata, for cello and piano; transcribed for string orchestra, 1940 at the request of Dmitri Mitropoulos. First performance by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis, Apr. 4, 1941, Dmitri Mitropoulos (to whom the work is dedicated) conducting--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Slow piece for string orchestra / Ross Lee Finney. 1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51793878 Commissioned...

Kleinsinger, George, 1914-1982

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Kotonski, Wlodzimierz

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Reynolds, Roger

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Foss, Lukas

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Lewis, Robert Hall, 1926-1996

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Robert Hall Lewis, born in Portland, Or. on Apr. 22, 1926, was a composer, conductor, and educator. He began his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music in 1945, finishing, with a doctorate, in 1964. From 1952-1953 he studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and Eugene Bigout. He was a Fulbright scholar, studying in Vienna between 1955 and 1957 with Hans Swarofsky, Karl Schiske, Ernst Krenek, and Hans Erich Apostel. He began teaching in 1957 at Goucher College and in 1958 at the Peabod...

Kraft, Leo

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Wernick, Richard

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Cyr, Gordon

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Benson, Brown

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Reynolds, Roger, 1934-....

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A large collection of music manuscripts and related material documenting the work of American composer Roger Reynolds. Reynolds is one of the early important composers to include electroacoustic elements in live performances, and he pioneered the use of several innovative compositional techniques. A biography and interview with the composer is available at the Library of Congress web site: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/ihas/html/rreynolds/rreynolds-home.html. Some reformatted digital sound materi...

Baltimore symphony orchestra

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Born on January 10, 1910 in Lyon, the French conductor and composer, Jean Martinon entered the Lyon and Paris conservatoires to study the violin. At Lyon, his teacher was Maurice Foundray and at the Paris Conservatory, he studied violin technique with Jules Boucherit. While at the Paris conservatory, Martinon took composition with Albert Roussel and Vincent d’Indy. After completing the composition courses, he studied conducting with Charles Munch and Désormière. He graduated from ...

Fontyn, Jacqueline

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