Papers and records, 1933-1986.

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Papers and records, 1933-1986.

Correspondence; memoranda; reports; minutes of meetings; press releases; drafts and final copies of articles, speeches, and statements; awards and certificates; diaries; photographs; magazines; clippings; pamphlets and papers; programs; posters; and scrapbooks. Correspondents include: Samuel Barber, Jacques Barzun, William Bergsma, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Agnes DeMille, David Diamond, Antal Dorati, Morton Gould, Martha Graham, Frank Loesser, Otto Luening, Peter Mennin, Eugene Ormandy, Vincent Persichetti, Frederik Prausnitz, Andre Previn, Josef Raieff, Claire Reis, Richard Rodgers, Isaac Stern, Risë Stevens, Anthony Strilko, Roman Totenberg, Edgard Varèse, and Hugo Weisgall; representatives of organizations with which he has been associated and of other orchestras, foundations, educational institutions, and publishers.

50 linear ft. (195 boxes).

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SNAC Resource ID: 6730293

New York Public Library System, NYPL

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MacDowell (Peterborough, N.H.)

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Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

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Luening, Otto, 1900-1996

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American composer, teacher, conductor, and flutist. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [New York?], 11 September 1981, to Mr. Allen, 1981 Sept. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874496 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 22 July 1992, to Joseph Chouinard, 1992 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270930274 Composer. From the description of Reminiscences of Otto Luening : oral history, 1979. ...

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...

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...

Schuman, William

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Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990

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Brandeis University

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Private research university with liberal arts focus; located in Waltham, Mass. From the description of Brandeis University correspondence, 1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 733080419 From the description of Brandeis University records, 1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 733069438 Collection materials date from 1923-2009, with the bulk of the collection being published during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. These rich resources detail the politics, economics, ...

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....

Columbia University

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Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981

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Reis, Claire Rafael.

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Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965

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American composer of French origin; compositions of the 1920s used rhythmic complexity, atonality and themes not based on harmonic progression. He was interested in electric instruments and composed pieces with sounds on tape. From the description of Autograph letters to François Bernouard, 1907-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872672 American composer of French origin; compositions of the 1920s used rhythmic complexity, atonality and themes not based on harmonic pro...

New York philharmonic

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The Philharmonic Society of New York is one of the predecessors of the New York Philharmonic. From the description of Scores, [ca. 1842-1986]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155513361 Orchestra based in New York, NY. From the description of Collection of broadcast concerts [sound recording], 1934-1955. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122687015 From the guide to the New York Philharmonic collection of broadcast concerts [sound recording], 1...

Koussevitzky Music Foundation

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The foundation was created by Dr. Serge Koussevitzky in May 1942 in memory of his first wife, Natalie Koussevitzky. Its broad purpose was the encouragement of the growth of musical culture, and in the fulfillment of that purpose it regularly commissioned new works and aided in the development of musical talent through widely varied activities. From the description of Cancelled checks paid to composers by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, 1944 June 9 -1956 January 25. (Harvard Univer...

Persichetti, Vincent, 1915-1987

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Texts are six of Aesop's fables. Composed 1943. First performance Philadelphia, 20 April 1945, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conductor, Robert Grooters narrator.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Fables : for narrator and orchestra, 1943 / Vincent Persichetti. 1943. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53180868 Commissioned by Anthony di Bonaventura. Composed 1962. First performance Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 2 Augus...

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters

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Loesser, Frank, 1910-1969

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Stern, Isaac, 1920-2001.

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Concert violinist. From the description of Oral history conducted by Sharon Eisenhour, January 27, 1992. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155896054 Epithet: American violinist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x0000f9 Born on January 10, 1910 in Lyon, the French conductor and composer, Jean Martinon entered the Lyon and Paris conservatoires to stu...

Mennin, Peter

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Composer, educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Peter Mennin : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309733307 Commissioned by the Dallas Symphony League. Composed 1949-50. First performance Dallas, 2 April 1950, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Walter Hendl conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Fifth symphony / Peter Mennin. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id...

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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G. Schirmer, Inc.

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Naumburg Foundation

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Established in 1925 by Walter W. Naumburg (1867-1959) and formally incorporated the next year as the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation, the Naumburg Foundation aims to assist young American classical musicians in establishing their careers as concert artists. Since 1925 the Foundation has held a competition in New York City: while the prize has varied over the years, it has always included recitals for the winners at a New York concert hall. Before ca. 1960, winners in piano...

ANTA (Organization)

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Composers' Forum (U.S.)

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Frank Wigglesworth (1918-1996) was an American composer, educator, and champion of new music. From the guide to the Frank Wigglesworth papers, 1895-1996, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) The Composers' Forum was founded in New York by Ashley Pettis in 1935. Funded by the Federal Music Project (a division of the Works Progress Administration), its goal was to present the work of emerging American composers; in its early years it was also known as th...

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 ...

Prausnitz, Frederik

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De Mille, Agnes

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American dancer and choreographer. From the description of An oral history interview with Agnes de Mille / conducted by Peggy Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, 1991 Aug. 9 : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 122537807 Agnes de Mille (b. 1909-d. 1993) was an American choreographer, dancer, and author. From the description of Papers, 1918-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat...

Stevens, Risë (1913-2013).

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American mezzo-soprano. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, July 12, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861600 American mezzo soprano. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [n.p.], 2 January 1962, to Mr. [Joseph] Chouinard, 1962 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270962262 Risë Stevens, 1913-2013 Risë Stevens was born in New York...

Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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Strilko, Anthony

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Anthony Strilko was born on July 4, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When Strilko was in his teens, he moved to Manhattan to attend Julliard, where he eventually earned a B.S. and M.S. in Composition. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship which enabled him to attend the Paris Conservatory. While in Paris he studied with Darius Milhaud. Strilko received many awards in his youth, including a Fromm Foundation Award, an Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Prize, and the Joseph H. Bearns Prize from Columb...

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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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...

Bergsma, William, 1921-1994

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Composed 1942. First performance at the Thirteenth Annual Festival of American Music of the Eastman School of Music, by the Eastman School Little Symphony Orchestra, Rochester, N. Y., Apr. 14, 1943, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony : for chamber orchestra / William Bergsma. 1942. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43268092 Professor of music, University of Washington. William Bergsma served as director, S...

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...

Philadelphia orchestra

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Juilliard School of Music.

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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...

Dorati, Antal

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Totenberg, Roman

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Raieff, Josef.

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Boston symphony orchestra

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Founded 1881. From the description of Boston Symphony Orchestra collection, 1769-1965. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70971133 The orchestra was founded in 1881 by Henry Lee Higginson. From the description of Programs 1934-1955 (bulk 1934-1941). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 53893223 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 ...

Weisgall, Hugo.

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Ballet commissioned by the Baltimore Ballet. Composed 1938. First performance of this suite New York, 21 March 1942, New York Philharmonic, John Barbirolli conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Suite from the ballet Quest / Hugo Weisgall. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 57122732 Hugo Weisgall was a Moravian-born American composer. Weisgall studied composition and conducting at the Curtis Institute,...

Broadcast Music, Inc.

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Geiringer was vice-president at BMI. From the description of Correspondence from Alma Mahler, 1956. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863014 "The American Story," was created by Broadcast Music, Inc., in association with the Society of American Historians. Designed to bring authoritative American history before wide audiences, "The American Story" was inaugurated in July 1954. From the guide to the "The American Story" Papers, 1954., (C...

Sarah Lawrence College

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