Herbert Weinstock collection, 1750-1989 (bulk 1813-1971).

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Meiselman, Ben. Herbert Weinstock collection, 1750-1989 (bulk 1813-1971).

Herbert Weinstock collection, 1750-1989 (bulk 1813-1971).

The Herbert Weinstock Collection consists of professional and personal papers and a small number of three-dimensional memorabilia belonging to Herbert Weinstock, members of Weinstock's family, and Weinstock's long-time companion, Ben Meiselman. The professional papers, which span the years 1750-1989, were produced and collected mainly by Weinstock in connection with his research, particularly his work on early 19th-century opera. The range of collected materials is broad, and sometimes unexpected, as in the case of a facsimile manuscript essay by Wagner on Bellini's Norma, but the largest group consists of facsimiles of over 1200 letters to and from Rossini and members of his circle. The professional papers also include a number of Weinstock's own writings on both musical and non-musical subjects, including a hand-corrected typescript of his biography of Rossini, as well as writings by other persons, perhaps most notably a hand-corrected typescript of one of the Stravinsky-Craft books, music by Carlos Chavez, and the typescript of a long article by Philip Gossett. Weinstock's voluminous correspondence includes letters from many important figures of the musical and publishing worlds of his time, including Guglielmo Barblan, Maria Callas, Warren Chappell, Carlos Chavez, Aaron Copland, Karl Geiringer, Philip Gossett, Newell Jenkins, Friedrich Lippman, Andrew Porter, Harold Rosenthal, Beverly Sills, Igor Stravinsky, and Virgil Thomson.

ca. 25 linear ft.

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Sills, Beverly

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American soprano. From the description of Signature, dated : [n.p., 1975?], 1975?. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270967653 From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Sept. 9, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862081 American singer. From the description of Autograph card signed : [New York], to Edward Wagenknecht, [1976 Jan. 12]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867185 Epith...

Callas, Maria

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Epithet: alias 'Maria Callas' singer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x00033e ...

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...

Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012

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Born in France on November 30, 1907, critic-historian Jacques Barzun came to the United States in 1920 and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia until his retirement in 1975, having also for a decade been Dean of Faculties and Provost. From 1975 to 1993 he was Literary Adviser to Charles Scribner's Sons. Among his forty books are biographical-critical studies of William James and Hector Berlioz, several volumes of literary and cultu...

Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995

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Composed 1933. First performance Hollywood Bowl, 13 July 1933, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Fragment of chorus from "Orestes" of Euripides : from a conjectural version (400 B.C.) / arranged by Nicolas Slonimsky. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 54759973 Movements 1-6 and 8 originally composed 1928 in Studies in Black and White for piano. Transcribed and Valse added, 1941. First performance Buenos Aire...

Little Orchestra Society

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Thomas Scherman (1917-1979) was the director of the Little Orchestra Society, which he had just recently founded, earlier in the same year, in New York City. He was the son of Harry Scherman (1887-1969), the founder of the Book of the Month Club, and Harry's wife Bernadine. The Scherman family had a friendly relationship with Alma Mahler; Harry and Bernadine Scherman had first become acquainted with Alma in Vienna. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1947. (Univers...

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

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Weinstock was an executive editor at Knopf. From the description of Correspondence with Adolf Klarmann, 1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862789 American publishing house. From the description of Records. Series VIII., London Office Files, 1910-1957 (bulk 1928-1940). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122617133 From the description of Records, 1873-1996 (bul...

University of Chicago. Press

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Gossett, Philip

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Bellini, Vincenzo

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Music by V. Bellini, Italian libretto by F. Romani after Carlo Tedaldi-Fores's play Beatrice di Tenda; opera first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice, 16 March 1833. Cf. New Grove online. From the description of Cavatine für eine Bassstimme aus der Oper Beatrice di Tenda : mit Piano Forte Begleitung : manuscript, [185-?] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 671538604 Italian composer. From the description of Autograph letter (incomplete), dated : [...

Weinstock, Herbert, 1905-1971

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Herbert Henry Weinstock (1905-1971), an American writer and editor, specialized in the field of early 19th-century Italian opera. Between 1935 and 1971, Weinstock wrote prolifically, particularly on musical subjects, while also working as a publisher's editor. In this role, Weinstock was brought into formative contact with some of the most important musical writers of his day; he edited Stravinsky and Craft's Expositions, for example, and translated La Grange's Life of Mahler. He was also New Yo...

Porter, Andrew, 1928-

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Music critic. From the description of Andrew Porter collection, 1974-1979 (bulk 1979). (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70923007 British writer on music. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 10 March 1975, to Joseph Chouinard, 1975 Mar. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270959089 ...

Barblan, Guglielmo.

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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...

Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991

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American illustrator, type founder. From the description of Watercolor by Warren Chappell "Longnose the Dwarf" [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647870994 From the description of Manuscript books illustrated by Chappell [manuscript], 1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647870967 From the description of Illustrated letters [manuscript], 1975-1983. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647846181 Type desi...

Láng, Paul Henry, 1901-1991

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Musicologist, Avalon Professor of Humanities, Columbia University, 1933-1970. From the description of Paul Henry Lang papers, 1947-1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 626908658 Musicologist. From the description of Reminiscences of Paul Henry Lang : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309736579 American musicologist of Hungarian birth. From the description...

Doubleday and Company, inc.

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Biographical Note 1906, Feb. 25 Born, Madison, N.J. 1928 A.B., Willamette University,Salem, Oreg. 1930 Clerk, Doubleday & Co.'s Pennsylvania Station bookstore, New York, N.Y. 1934 ...

Jenkins, Newell

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American conductor and musicologist. From the description of The Newell Jenkins - Clarion Society papers 193--199- (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702165041 ...

Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883

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The German opera composer Richard Wagner was at the beginning of his career at the time of this letter. From the description of Manuscript copy of letter from Richard Wagner, 1832 June 15, Leipzig, addressed to Schott's Söhne, Mainz, [1896?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571065 From the guide to the Manuscript copy of letter from Richard Wagner, 1832 June 15, Leipzig, addressed to Schott's Söhne, Mainz, 1896?, (The New York Public Library. Music Divisio...

Donizetti, Gaetano

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French oboist. From the description of "Prière de Maria di Rohan" : autograph manuscript, [1843?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571084 Italian composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris], to "il principe di Colobrano" in Naples, 1841 July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565897 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Vienna, 13 June 1843], to [Gaetano] Cobianchi in Paris, 1843 June 13. (Unknown)...

Geiringer, Karl, 1899-1989

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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...

Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868

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Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti after Charles Perrault's Cendrillon and librettos by Charles-Guillaume Etienne for Nicolas Isouard's Cendrillon and Francesco Fiorini for Stefano Pavesi's Agatina, o La virtù premiata; first performed in Rome at the Teatro Valle, 25 January 1817; the Holtei translation first performed in Berlin 20 October 1825. Cf. A. Loewenberg. Annals of opera. From the description of Aschenbrödel : komische Oper in zwei Acten, für die Darstellung auf der Königstädt...

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. ...

Rosenthal, Harold David

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Editor of Opera magazine. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : London, 15 September 1980, to Joseph Chouinard, 1980 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270960873 Epithet: writer on music British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001085.0x00015b ...

Lippmann, Friedrich.

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Meiselman, Ben.

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