Modern Music Archives 1909-1983 (bulk 1924-1983)

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Modern Music Archives, 1909-1983, (bulk 1924-1983)

Modern Music Archives 1909-1983 (bulk 1924-1983)

The League of Composers was founded in New York in 1923 to promote American composers and introduce audiences to the best in new music through high quality performances. Its quarterly journal, , was published from 1924 to 1946, and edited by Minna Lederman Daniel. It is one of the most distinguished collections of criticism and scholarship concerning early twentieth-century musical arts. The archives contains materials documenting the cessation of the journal, correspondence, financial and budget documents, fundraising materials, clippings, committee meeting minutes, photographs and artwork, stage and costume designs, contemporary concert and festival programs, scrapbooks containing promotional materials, publications of the League, and writings by Lederman Daniel. Modern Music

around 810 items; 8 containers; 5.75 linear feet; Microfilm (93/20012 [MUS]--scrapbooks only)

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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...

Jacobi, Frederick, 1891-1952

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Composed 1919. First performance by the National Symphony Orchestra of New York, 29 April, 1921, Artur Bodanzky conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of The eve of Saint Agnes : symphonic prelude after the poem of Keats / by Frederick Jacobi. [1952]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 166329353 Written for the Juilliard Alumni. Composed 1939. First performance New York, 1939, Juilliard Alumni Association, Charles Lichter conductor. Ade...

Denby, Edwin, 1903-1983

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League of Composers (U.S.)

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Modern music, the quarterly journal of the League of Composers, was published in New York from 1924 to 1946 and was edited by Minna Lederman Daniel. Initially the title was the League of Composers' review. In 1925 the name was changed to Modern music. It is one of the most distinguished collections of criticism and scholarship concerning early twentieth-century musical arts. From the description of Modern music archives, 1910-1984 (bulk 1924-1983). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 7112...

Berg, Alban

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Austrian composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Trahütten, to an unidentified friend, 1927 July 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672335 From the description of Autograph postcards signed (2), dated : [Villach?], and Villach [n.d.], to his sister-in-law Steffi Berg, 1907 Sept. 23 and n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672288 From the description of Autograph and typewritten letter signed (incomplete), dated : [n.p., n.d.], to [Cl...

Antheil, George, 1900-1959

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George Antheil, 1900-1959, composer of ultramodern music in the 1920's, prominent in the Parisian literary and artistic avant-garde of the period; subsequently composer of film scores in Hollywood as well as orchestral works and ballets; after 1939 composing in a more traditional style. From the description of George Antheil papers, 1919-1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 460879070 Composer. From the description of An explana...

Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951

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Composer. From the description of Arnold Schoenberg letter to Carl Engel, 1942 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 427647095 An Austrian composer, Arnold Schoenberg came to the United States in 1933 and became an American citizen in 1941. Carl Parrish, an American musicologist and composer, bound together published copies of Schoenberg's piano music with annotations in pencil. From the description of Letter : Los Angeles, to Carl Parrish, Aurora-on-Cayuga, N...

Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973

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Painter and sculptor. From the description of Papers, 1913-1958 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35253328 ...

Chanler, Theodore, 1902-1961

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Ewen, David

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Smirnoff, Boris, 1893?-1976

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Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956

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Brecht was a German dramatist and poet. Karl Korsch was a Marxist theoretician. From the description of Correspondence with Karl Korsch, 1934-ca.1954. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122556373 From the guide to the Bertolt Brecht correspondence with Karl Korsch, ca. 1934-1954., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Reyersbach was a pediatrician with special training in endocrinology and rheumatic diseases; she came to the U.S. in ...

Breton, André, 1896-1966

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French surrealist poet. From the description of Letter, 1954. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 83290392 French writer and one of the founder of surrealism. From the description of Letter, 1955 Feb. 10. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79306565 ...

Piston, Walter, 1894-1976

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Walter Hamor Piston (1894-1976) was a noted 20th-century American composer. He earned his Harvard AB 1924 and served as Walter W. Naumberg Professor of Music at Harvard from 1948-1960. From the description of Letters from Walter Piston to Carl Miller, 1954, 1968. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77063913 Composed 1957. First performance Boston, 7 March 1958, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch conductor, Joseph de Pasquale soloist. Dedicated to Joseph de Pasqua...

Kirstein, Lincoln

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American ballet director, writer, and dance historian, 1907-1995. Lincoln Kirstein was born in Rochester, NY, educated at Harvard (B.A. 1929, M.A. 1930). He married Fidelma Cadmus, sister of artist, Paul Cadmus, in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army 1943-45. He co-founded School of American Ballet with George Balanchine and Edward M.M. Warburg in 1934. Participated in the founding and/or direction of American Ballet in 1935, Ballet Caravan 1936-41, Ballet Society in 1946, and became general direct...

Gruenberg, Louis, 1884-1964

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Commissioned by Columbia Broadcasting Corporation for radio performance. Presented 17 October, 1937 as the first opera composed for radio without any thought of visualization or the additional theatrical elements of costumes, scenery and lighting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Green mansions : a non-visual opera after W.H. Hudson / by Louis Gruenberg. [1937?]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 176632275 Composed 1945.--Cf. Fleisher Co...

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...

Heinsich, Richard

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Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990

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Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was an American composer. During the years 1964 and 1965 Copland wrote, conducted, narrated, and hosted a series of twelve television programs entitled Music in the 20s = Music in the Twenties. The transcripts described in this collection were transcribed from filmed interviews recorded live at the WGBH studios in Boston, Mass. between 1964 Nov. 11 and 1965 Jan. 26. These unedited, preliminary tape recordings later formed the basis of the series...

Lederman, Minna

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Minna Lederman Daniel (b. March 17, 1896; d. October 29, 1995) was a music and dance editor and writer, and a major influence on 20th century music. In 1923, she was a founding member of the League of Composers, a group of musicians and proponents of modern music. In 1924, she helped launch the League's magazine, The League of Composers review (in 1925 the name was changed to Modern music), which was the first American journal to manifest an interest in contemporary composers. She served as the ...

Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921

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Italian operatic tenor who performed more than twenty roles in Europe, the U.S., and Latin America and excelled in works by Verdi and Puccini. From the description of Enrico Caruso invitation to an unknown acquaintance, [19--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64757235 Enrico Caruso was an Italian tenor connected with the Metropolitan Opera (N.Y.) after 1902. From the description of Correspondence received and financial records, 1919-1920. (New Y...

Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963

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Composed 1940. First performance Minneapolis, 21 November 1941, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropoulos conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphonie in Es (1940) / Paul Hindemith. c1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50172725 Composer. From the description of Paul Hindemith autograph card to Jay S. Harrison, 1959 Apr. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 489450513 German composer, theorist, tea...

Saminsky, Lazare, 1882-1959

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American composer, conductor, and writer on music of Russian origin. From the description of Autograph letters signed (5), dated : New York, Rye, and Menthon St. Bernard, 1924, 1927, 1943 [and n.d.], to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1924, 1927, 1943 [and n.d.], including 1924 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668709 Commissioned by the League of Composers, 1936. Composed 1936. First performance National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, D.C., 17 February 1937, the composer c...

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. ...

Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974

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Milhaud was born in France, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1940. He was then a professor at Mills College, in Oakland, Calif., from 1940 to 1971. From the description of Darius Milhaud music, programs, and photograph collection, 1954-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70977481 Madeleine Milhaud was Darius's wife; they married in 1925. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, ca. 1921-1943. (University of Pennsylvania Library). Worl...

Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946

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Paul Leopold Rosenfeld (1890-1946), author and critic, edited Seven Arts 1916-18, was music critic for Dial 1920-27, and was co-editor of the American Caravan 1927-36. He wrote articles, published seven collections of essays, and published an autobiographical novel, "The Boy in the Sun" (1928). From the description of Paul Rosenfeld papers, 1910-1963 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702131683 American music and art critic, editor, translator. From the ...

Shapero, Harold, 1920-2013

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