Leonard Bernstein Collection circa 1900-1994 (bulk 1933-1990)

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Leonard Bernstein Collection, circa 1900-1994, (bulk 1933-1990)

Leonard Bernstein Collection circa 1900-1994 (bulk 1933-1990)

Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, writer, lecturer, and pianist. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writings, personal business papers, the archives from his corporate identity, Amberson Inc., scrapbooks, clippings and press materials, programs, datebooks and schedules, iconography, address books, and fan mail. In addition, it contains music manuscripts for many of his compositions, including ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; and . The Age of Anxiety (Symphony no. 2) Candide Chichester Psalms Fancy Free Jeremiah (Symphony no. 1) On the Waterfront Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Serenade after Plato's "Symposium" Trouble in Tahiti West Side Story Wonderful Town

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Diamond, David, 1915-2005

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By Unknown - ebay.com, front of photo, back of photo, Public Domain, Link David Leo Diamond (1915-2005) was a gay, Jewish American composer of classical music....

Yardumian, Richard

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Dedicated to William Kincaid, principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Epigram : for flute and strings / Richard Yardumian. [1943-1951]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 70963634 Commissioned by Fordham University for their 125th anniversary. The world premiere was given in Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York on March 31, 1967.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of...

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. ...

Ives, Charles E., 1874-1954

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The poem by Edwin Markham. Composed 1912. Arranged for voice and piano, 1921 and published as no. 11 of 114 songs. Quotations: The Battle Hymn of the Republic; Hail Columbia; The Red, White, and Blue; The Star-Spangled Banner; America; The Battle Cry of Freedom. Dedicated to Dr. David Cushman Twichell.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Lincoln, the great commoner / Charles Ives. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52368029 Composer. ...

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 ...

Markevitch, Igor

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Italian conductor and composer of Russian birth. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Vevey], 27 January [1933], to Comtesse Etienne de Beaumont in Paris, 1933 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581831 ...

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...

Tilson Thomas, Michael, 1944-

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Burton, Humphrey, 1931-....

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Tourel, Jennie

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Frantz, Justus.

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Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973

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Midori, 1971-

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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...

Carter, Jimmy, 1924-

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Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery. His father, James Earl Carter, Sr., was a farmer and businessman; his mother, Lillian Gordy, a registered nurse. He was educated in the Plains public schools, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946. In the Navy he became a ...

Boulanger, Nadia, 1887-1979

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French composer and music teacher. From the description of [Letter] 1977 October 27 [to] Dear Mr. Wilson 1977. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 755584222 Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) was a Parisian composer, music teacher and conductor. From the description of Nadia Boulanger American music scores, 1925-1937 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612769739 French composer and composition teacher. From the d...

Rodziński, Artur, 1892-1958

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Artur Rodzinski was born in Spalato, Dalmatia (now Croatia), in 1892. He studied music in Lwów, Poland before taking a law degree in Vienna. While in Austria, Rodzinski studied composition with Joseph Marx and Franz Schreker, conducting with Franz Schalk, and piano with Emil Sauer, a Liszt pupil. Rodzinski started as a choral conductor and then made his conducting debut with Ernani at the Lwów Opera in 1920. Leopold Stokowski invited Rodzinski to visit Philadelphia in 1925. He was a sought-aft...

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Epithet: singer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x000390 ...

Depriest, James

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Conductor born in Philadelphia in 1936; nephew of contralto Marian Anderson. During his music career DePreist served as director of the Orchestre symphonique de Quebec, Oregon Symphony, Malmo symfoniorkester, and Orchestre philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, in addition to an international career as a guest conductor with many other orchestras. From the description of James DePreist papers, circa 1914-2004 (bulk 1958-2004). (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 1558665...

Rostropovich, Mstislav, 1927-2007

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Concert violoncellist and conductor. From the description of Oral history conducted by Sharon Eisenhour, May 8, 1992. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155896787 Epithet: cellist and conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000624.0x00032b ...

Lieberson, Goddard, 1911-1977

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CBS recording executive, composer. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Oct. 28, 1976 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861159 Composer, network executive; interviewee d.1977. From the description of Reminiscences of Goddard Lieberson : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451681 Composed 1936. First performance New York, 7 February...

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Behrens, Hildegard

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Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990

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American composer and conductor. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated [n.p.], 10 November 1986, to Joan Peyser; Harry Kraut, Typewritten letters signed (2) on Leonard Bernstein stationery, dated New York, 22 March 1984 and 24 November 1986, to Joan Peyser; Burton Bernstein, Typewritten letter signed, dated New York, 9 September 1986, to Joan Peyser; Joan Peyser: Typewritten letter signed, dated New York, 15 July 1986, to Leonard Bernstein with comments in his hand...

Bing, Rudolf, 1902-1997

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General manager of the Metropolitan Opera. From the description of Rudolf Bing letter to Hubert Pryor, 1951 Sept. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 614998562 Bing was the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera from 1950 to 1972. From the description of Correspondence from Alma Mahler, n. d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862944 Epithet: KBE, impresario British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Perso...

Blitzstein, Marc

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Popp, Lucia

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Schuman, William

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Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990

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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...

Walker, Nancy, 1922-1992

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Comden, Betty

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Antoniou, Theodore, 1935-

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Ozawa, Seiji, 1935-

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Conductor; Music Director of Boston Symphony Orchestra 1973- . From the description of Oral history conducted by Sharon Eisenhour, February 19, 1993. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155901782 ...

Fine, Irving

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Robbins, Jerome

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American dancer, choreographer, and ballet master. From the description of Jerome Robbins scrapbooks [microform]. 1937-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81722948 From the description of Jerome Robbins scrapbooks. 1986-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79096064 American ballet dancer and choreographer primarily associated with American Ballet Theatre in the 1940s and the New York City Ballet since 1949; also, theatrical director and choreographer whose producti...

Gould, Morton

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Composed 1934. First performance Jan. 2, 1936, Philadelphia, at a concert for Youth, by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Chorale and fugue in jazz / by Morton Gould. [19--?]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51998771 American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist (b. Dec. 10, 1913 in New York; d. Feb. 21,1996 in Orlando, Florida). From the description of Morton G...

Horne, Marilyn

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Stern, Isaac, 1862-1932

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Amberson Inc.

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Levine, James, 1943-....

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American conductor and pianist. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (2), dated : New York, 14 March 1979 and 20 January 1982, to James Fuld, 1979 Mar. 14 and 1982 Jan. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874491 ...

Perlman, Itzhak, 1945-

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Izhak Perlman (b. Aug. 31, 1945, Tel Aviv, British Palestine) is a violisit, conductor, music teacher. He studied at the Julliard School under Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay. In 1958 and 1964 he perfomred on the Ed Sullivan Show and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1963. He currently teaches at the Julliard School and is the founder Perlman Music Program. In the early 2000s, Perlamn began conducting in early 2000s. He plays the Soil Stradivarius violin of 1714, Guarneri del Gesu 1743 'Sauret', a...

Nolen, Timothy

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Ginastera, Alberto, 1916-1983

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Argentine composer. From the description of "Los peones de hacienda, del ballet Estancia.", 1947 May. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270919811 First performance by the Orquesta del Servicio Oficial de Difusión Radio Eléctrica (SODRE), Montevideo, Uruguay, July 18, 1941, Lamberto Baldi conducting, Hugo Balzo (to whom the work is dedicated) at the piano.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concierto argentino : para piano y orquesta / Alberto E. Gin...

Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-1999

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An American violinist, Yehudi Menuhin was engaged in 1947 by Two Continent Pictures to appear and play in a projected moving picture named Delirium and an associated short movie; and later for a series of short films. He suggested changes in the script and performed the Mendelssohn Concerto for Delirium, but the picture apparently was not completed, nor were the short films although 22 reels were recorded and photographed. From the description of Letters and other papers relating to ...

Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984

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American composer, particularly noted for his choral works, including "Testament of Freedom" with text by Thomas Jefferson. From the description of Randall Thompson letters to Jean M. Bonin [manuscript], 1973, 1978. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648018118 Composed 1922 as the prelude to Edna St. Vincent Millay's play Aria da Capo. Awarded Prix de Rome, 1922. First performance Rome, 17 May 1923, Academia di Santa Cecilia orchestra, the composer conducting.--Cf...

Resnik, Regina, 1922-....

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Styne, Jule, 1905-1994

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Previews began Oct. 20, 1980, at the Palace Theatre, New York, N.Y. After 8 performances it closed without ever opening officially. Charles Kimbrough and Jack Weston were in the cast album released by Original Cast Records. From the description of One night stand / music and scoring by Jule Styne ; book and lyrics by Herb Gardner, 1980. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 764469120 Composer of "Gypsy" and other music. From the description of Autograph ...

Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007

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Composer. From the description of Papers, 1982-1989. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 21072004 Orlando Cole, American, cellist of the Curtis String Quartet, and educator (cello faculty, The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pa.), was a classmate of Menotti's and Barber's at the Curtis Institute. From the description of [Letter, 1936, summer, St. Wolfgang, Austria, to] Landy [Orlando Cole, Rockport, Me.] / Gian-Carlo ; Sam [Samuel Barb...

Urquhart, Craig

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Sondheim, Stephen

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Company originally opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre on April 26, 1970, and ran until Jan. 1, 1972. From the description of Company a musical comedy / music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by George Furth 1995. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 709905537 In Nov. 1999 a staged reading of an earlier version of this material was presented at New York Theatre Workshop under the title Wise guys, featuring Nathan Lane and Victor Garber. The title Gold! had...

Munch, Charles 1891-1968

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Musician and conductor; b. in Germany; conductor of Boston Symphony Orchestra. From the description of Charles Munch collection, 1935-1966. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70968710 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 a...

Oppenheim, David, 1922-2007

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Prawy, Marcel, 1911-2003

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McClure, John

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John McClure was an Oregon pioneer who owned a land claim that, together with the adjacent claim of John Shively, became the center of Astoria, Oregon. Herbert Leonard and John Green went on to found the company Northwest Natural, one of the major natural gas distributors in the pacific northwest. (Source:https://www.nwnatural.com/AboutNWNatural/TheCompany/Overview) From the guide to the John McClure land sale agreement, October 27, 1853-May 1, 18...

Gottlieb, Jack

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Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896-1960

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Eble was an officer of the Bruckner Society of America, in New York City. Selden-Goth was a music scholar; she was an acquaintance of Mitropoulos and of Alma Mahler; Trudy Goth was apparently her daughter. Johnson was a music critic for the New York Post. From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1941-1960. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863958 ...

Sheng, Bright, 1955-

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Bright Sheng, composer, conductor, pianist, ethnomusicologist and Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor of Music at the University of Michigan, was born in China in 1955. After studying and performing folk music and dance, and enrolling in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Sheng moved to New York in 1982 and obtained graduate degrees at Queens College and Columbia University. Sheng's compositions have been premiered by artists and ensembles such as Yo-Yo...

Callas, Maria

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Siegmeister, Elie, 1909-1991

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Composer; wife participates in final interview. From the description of Reminiscences of Elie Siegmeister and Mrs. Elie Siegmeister : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309725333 ...

Smit, Leo, 1921-1999

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American pianist and composer. From the description of Autograph documents (2), dated : Buffalo, 17 February [1976, and n.d.], 1976 Feb. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270962013 Composer, pianist, and educator, Leo Smit was born in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1921. After studies at Curtis Institute of Music, he worked as a rehearsal pianist with George Balanchine's American Ballet in 1930-32. He made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 1939. Smit taught at Sarah Lawrence College...

Hadley, Jerry

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Stravinsky, Igor

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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...

Böhm, Karl, 1894-1981

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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 ...

Zirato, Bruno

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Hume, Paul, 1915-2001

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Author, educator and music critic for the Washington Post, 1946- . From the description of Oral history conducted by Sharon Eisenhour, November 7, 1991. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155896122 ...

Ormandy, Eugene

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Epithet: conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000699.0x0001db Conductor; Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, 1938-1980. From the description of Oral history conducted by Herbert Kupferberg, October 1969. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 213481085 From the description of Oral history conducted by Herbert Kupferberg, October 1969. (University of Pennsyl...

Goodman, Benny

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Clarinettist and bandleader. From the description of Check signed : New York, N.Y., 1955 May 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914758 American clarinetist, bandleader, and King of Swing. From the description of The Benny Goodman papers, 1933-1982 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702190423 From the description of The Benny Goodman papers, 1933-1982 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122555549 Musician; inter...

Green, Adolph

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Adolph Green (1915-2002) was a lyricist, librettist, screenwriter, and performer. Working with his lifelong writing partner, Betty Comden, Green co-authored the books and lyrics to some of the most important works of musical theater and film. From the description of Adolph Green papers, 1944-2002. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468166 Adolph Green was born in the Bronx, New York on December 2, 1915. After a brief stint ...

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 ...

Gebhard, Heinrich, 1878-1963

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Moseley, Carlos

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Yannatos, James

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Shapero, Harold, 1920-2013

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Kostelanetz, André, 1901-1980

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André Kostelanetz (1901-1980) was born in Russia and studied in Petrograd before coming to the USA. He became a successful conductor and arranger, and in 1930 was engaged as conductor for the CBS radio network, beginning a long association with broadcasting and film work. He is credited with popularizing classical music. He made many successful arrangements of light music, using heavily concentrated instrumental sonorities, and his orchestrations had a direct influence on film music of the time...

Mauceri, John

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Toscanini, Arturo

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Conductor. From the description of Arturo Toscanini souvenir card, 1952 summer. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501180914 Italian conductor, considered one of the greatest of the early 20th century. Started his career in Italy and spent much of his later years in the United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Toscanini to Mme Emmy Destinn, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872455 Italian conductor. From the descr...

Culshaw, John

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Wadsworth, Stephen

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Jones, Quincy, 1933-....

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Newman, Phyllis, 1935-

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Green, Johnny, 1908-1989

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Conductor, arranger, and composer Johnny Green, Harvard AB 1928, achieved early fame as a songwriter and orchestra leader in the 1920s and 1930s. Among his most well known original compositions are such songs as Body and soul; Out of nowhere; and I cover the waterfront. Beginning in 1942, he served for the next three decades as music director for several Hollywood motion picture studios, chiefly Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In the course of his career, he won Academy Awards for his work orchestrating, a...

Watts, Andre

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Stevens, Roger L.

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Kaplan, Abraham, 1931-....

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Perle, George, 1915-2009

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Commissioned by Walter Trampler. Composed 1962. First performance Museum of Modern Art, New York, 10 May 1962, Composers Showcase concert, Arthur Weisberg conductor, Walter Trampler soloist. Dedicated to Walter Trampler.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Serenade for viola and solo instruments / by George Perle. [19--] (Franklin &amp; Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53180840 An American composer and theorist, George Perle received his Ph.D. degree in 1...

Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984

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Dramatist. From the description of The autumn garden : playscript, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131544 Lillian Hellman (1905-1984), playwright and screenwriter. From the description of These three : (Hellman story), 1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702193196 Lillian Hellman, America’s most significant woman playwright of the twentieth century, was born on June 20, 1905, in New Orleans to Max and Julia Newhouse Hellman. Her e...

Lipkin, Seymour

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Peress, Maurice

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Zeffirelli, Franco

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Epithet: Italian film and opera director British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x0001d7 ...

Nabokov, Nicolas, 1903-1978

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Beginning in 1934, Lincoln Kirstein put efforts towards producing a ballet entitled Tom, inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's cabin. Kirstein first commisioned a libretto from poet E.E. Cummings and music from Virgil Thompson. These initial efforts, however, were rejected by choreographer George Balanchine. The following year, Kirstein comissioned set and costume designs from Ben Shahn and a new score from Nicolas Nabokov, working with both artists, as well as Balan...

Koussevitzky, Serge

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American conductor and composer of Russian birth. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 1 June 1911 to Herr [Emil] Gutmann, 1911 June 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578961 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [n.p., Boston?], 30 September 1927, to Alfred Knopf in New York, 1927 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874483 Serge Koussevitzky, conductor and double bassist, was born July 26, 1874, in Vishniy ...

Bernstein, Felicia

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Riegger, Wallingford

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Composed for piano 4-hands, 1932. Transcribed 1938.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Dance suite : I Evocation / Wallingford Riegger. [19--] (Franklin &amp; Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53784085 Commissioned by the Alice M. Ditson Fund. Composed 1947. First performance New York, 16 May 1948, CBS Symphony, Dean Dixon conductor. Received the New York Music Critics' Circle Award for the 1947-48 season and the Walter W. Naumburg Recording Award.--Cf. F...

Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich, 1925-2012

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Epithet: baritone British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x0003e6 German baritone. From the description of Typewritten document, dated : [Berlin, 1967], sent to Mrs. Herbert S. Seligmann, 1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270907077 ...

Carlisle, Kitty, 1910-2007

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Actress, singer; interviewee married Moss Hart. From the description of Oral history interview with Kitty Carlisle Hart, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309734015 ...

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...

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.) ...

Boulez, Pierre

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French composer and conductor. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (5), Typewritten letter, and Autograph envelope, dated London and Baden-Baden, 1971-1975, to Joan Peyser, 1971-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992184 French Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000350.0x00027d ...

Rorem, Ned, 1923-....

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Composer and author. From the description of Oral history conducted by Vivian Perlis, March 31, 1997. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155905487 Commissioned by Nikolai Sokoloff and the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla, California. Composed 1956. First performance La Jolla, California, 5 August 1956, Nikolai Sokoloff conductor. Dedicated to Nikolai Sokoloff and the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla, California.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. Fr...