Correspondence from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Collection 1894-1953 (bulk 1920-1953)

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Correspondence from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Collection 1894-1953 (bulk 1920-1953)

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge was a composer, pianist, and patron of music. In 1925, she created the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress in support of chamber music. The collection contains Coolidge's correspondence to and from many of the prominent musical artists of the first half of the twentieth century. Extensive correspondence between Coolidge and Library of Congress librarians and administrators is also included. The remaining materials in the collection, including photographs, scrapbooks, business papers, programs, publicity materials, iconography, realia, and clippings, are available for research and will be incorporated into the finding aid at a later date. Music manuscripts of works commissioned by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge or the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Congress comprise a substantial portion of the collection and are cataloged individually.

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Library of Congress. Music Division

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Barrère, Georges

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MacDowell, Marian, 1857-1956

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Eichheim, Henry

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Biography Henry Eichheim (b Chicago, 3 Jan 1870; d Santa Barbara, CA, 22 Aug 1942). American composer, violinist and conductor. A graduate of the Chicago Musical College, he went on to play with the Theodore Thomas Orchestra (1889) and the Boston SO (1890-1912). Thereafter, he devoted himself to composition, chamber music and conducting, making his reputation as an early champion of works by Debussy, Ravel and Fauré. Trips to Japan, Korea and...

Chávez, Carlos, 1899-1978

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Composed 1925. First performance by the Orchestre Straram, Paris, Jun 11, 1931, Nicolas Slonismky conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Energía / Carlos Chávez. [1925] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45206586 Mexican composer. From the description of Album leaf. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270919783 Conductor. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], [ca. 1960]. (Unknown). Wor...

Stock, Frederick, 1872-1942

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Graham, Martha, 1894-1991

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American modern dancer and choreographer. From the description of Letters from Martha Graham to David Zellmer, 1942-1945. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122535299 From the guide to the Letters from Martha Graham to David Zellmer, 1942-1945, (The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.) American modern dance pioneer in performance, choreography, and technique. From the description of Letters, 1942-1983, to Agnes de Mille, A...

Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)

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Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Collection (Library of Congress)

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Schneider, Alexander, 1908-1993

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Russian born violinist and conductor. Came to the United States in 1932, where he taught, played with several ensembles, including the Budapest Quartet, and was active in various music festivals. From the description of Papers, 1951-1960. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 27730343 ...

Howe, Mary, 1882-1964

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For a slightly different version with 2 pianos, see callno.: U-2127.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Waltz (of the Queen of Hearts) and finale : for small orchestra or with augmented strings : from "Cards" a ballet / Mary Howe. [19--]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 145498495 Composed 1936.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Coulennes : (tableau de genre) / Mary Howe. [1936?] (Franklin & Marshall Colleg...

Hill, Edward Burlingame

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Composed 1931. First performance, Boston, 25 April 1932, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky conductor, Jesús María Sanromá soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concertino in one movement for piano and orchestra, op. 36 / by Edward Burlingame Hill. 1931. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52297708 Composed 1916-17. First performance, New York, 17 February 1918, New York Symphonic Society, Walter Damrosch conductor.--Cf. ...

Toch, Ernst

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Waters, Edward N.

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Epithet: of the Library of Congress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000835.0x00035c ...

Salzedo, Carlos

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American harpist and composer of French birth. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [New York] Mar. 9 [1918], to Mr. H[arry] H[arkness] Flagler, 1918 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668697 Born in Arcachon on April 6th, 1885 and died in Waterville, ME on August 17th, 1961. American harpist and composer of French birth. He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 16, an unprecedented winner of the premier prix in two instruments. In 1...

Onnou, Alphonse

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Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague, 1864-1953

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Biographical Note 1864, Oct. 30 Born Elizabeth Penn Sprague, Chicago, Illinois, to Albert Arnold and Nancy Ann Atwood Sprague circa 1872 Began piano lessons with Regina Cohn Watson 1891 Married Frederic Shurtleff Coolidge (died 1915) ...

Riegger, Wallingford

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Mason, Daniel Gregory

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Eminent American musician and composer. From the description of Papers, 1894-1953. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122681505 Composed 1935-36. First performance New York, 17 November 1937, New York Philharmonic Society, John Barbirolli conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony no. 3 : Lincoln, op. 35 / Daniel Gregory Mason. 1937. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50555507 ...

Strunk, W. Oliver (William Oliver), 1901-1980

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W. Oliver Strunk was a musicologist and served as a professor of music at Princeton University from 1937-1966. During his tenure he was enormously influential for both his students at the university and for American musicology at large. From the description of William Oliver Strunk collection, 1937-1979. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 66529641 ...

Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959

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Composer, violinist, conductor, and photographer Ernest Bloch was born on July 24, 1880, in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1894 he began the study of music theory and composition with Emile Jacques-Dalcroze at the Geneva Conservatory of Music, who advised him to continue violin instruction under Louis Etienne-Reyer at the same institution. He studied violin under Franz Schörg of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Belgium, in 1896, and composition in Frankfurt under Ivan Knorr from 1899 to 1901, whereupo...