The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive).

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Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive).

The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive).

The Virgil Thomson Papers contain the manuscript scores and sketches of Thomson's musical compositions, including music for 3 operas, 7 films, and other major compositions and smaller pieces. The Papers also hold printed copies of books and music by Thomson. The correspondence is voluminous and contains letters to and from important American and French cultural figures since 1920: composers, musicians, artists, authors, and theatrical personalities. Thomson's life and work are further documented by: writings by and about Thomson; photographs; family and personal documents; financial records; private recordings; and other materials.

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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 ...

Leinsdorf, Erich, 1912-1993

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Epithet: conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x000384 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 A...

Astaire, Fred, 1899-1987

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Fred Astaire (b. Frederick Austerlitz May 10, 1899, Omaha, NE–d. June 22, 1987, Los Angeles, CA) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential dancers in the history of film and television musicals. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he starred in more than 10 Broadway and London musicals, made 31 musical films, 4 television specials, and issued num...

Cocteau, Jean

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French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright and filmmaker. Antonin Artaud -- French poet, essayist, actor and director -- was the leading playwright of the 'Theatre of Cruelty.' From the description of Le moine de M.G. Lewis raconté par Antonin Artaud [manuscript], ca. 1931 / Jean Cocteau. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 318989605 French poet, novelist, playwright, and artist. From the description of Autograph letter signed :...

Lutyens, Elisabeth

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English composer. From the description of Letter, 1964 Dec. 14, 76a Belsize Park Garden, N.W. 3 [London] to Peter Wiener, Ramsgate, Kent [England]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34370438 ...

Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963

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This collection covers the years of William Carlos Williams's medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a year of service at a New York City hospital, a semester of medical study in Leipzig, and the period when he was setting up his medical practice and courting his future wife, Florence Herman, in his home town of Rutherford, N.J. During this time, his younger brother Edgar went from engineering and architectural studies at M.I.T. to further study of architecture at the American Academ...

Rosenthal, Manuel, 1904-2003

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French conductor and composer. From the description of Huit bagatelles pour le piano / Manuel Rosenthal. .... [1923-1924] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569021 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, M...

Allen, Betty, 1927-2009

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American mezzo-soprano. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Sept. 28, 1976 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861144 ...

Partch, Harry, 1901-1974

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Biography Harry Partch was born in Oakland, CA on June 24, 1901; both his parents had been Presbyterian missionaries in China who endured the Boxer Rebellion. By the age of 20, he had moved through parts of the Midwest and East Coast, then back through Northern and Southern California before settling in San Diego in 1964. He began his early musical training playing clarinet, harmonium, viola, piano, and guitar and composing music using a temp...

Dorian, Frederick

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Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975

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Luigi Dallapiccola, an Italian composer, wrote Rencesvals, a piece for voice and piano based on three fragments of La Chanson de Roland, for French baritone Pierre Bernac. From the description of Correspondence concerning Rencesvals : Firenze, to Pierre Bernac, Paris, 1945-1946. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122640078 From the guide to the Correspondence concerning Rencesvals : Firenze, to Pierre Bernac, Paris, 1945-1946, (The New York Public Library. Music ...

Houseman, John.

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Born Jacques Haussmann in Bucharest, Romania on Sept. 22, 1902, of a Alsatian father and English mother; attended Clifton College Preparatory School, Bristol, England, 1916-1918; moved to US in 1924; was grain export businessman while doing freelance writing and translating plays; entered theatrical production and direction upon collapse of stock market; by early 1930s was writing, producing and directing for NY stage; supervised Federal Theatre Project's Negro Theatre Project; taught at Vassar;...

Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946

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Gertrude Stein (b. February 3, 1874, Allegheny, PA-d. July 27, 1946, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. She moved to Paris and acquired a love for modern painting. Stein began building a personal collection of major artists, many of whom became her friends and formed the core of her regular salons. In 1907, as Stein was struggling to establish herself as a writer, she met Alice Babette Toklas, a fellow American who had come to P...

Beecham, Thomas, 1879-1961

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De Falla, Manuel

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Manuel de Falla was a Spanish classical composer. Ricardo Vinès was a Spanish pianist. From the description of [Postcard, 1921 avril 4 to] Ricardo Vinès / Manuel de Falla. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 191100808 Spanish composer. From the description of Autograph postcard signed, dated : Granada, 30 December 1922, to O.M. Kling [at J. & W. Chester], 1922 Dec. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270576695 From the description of Autograph note...

Křenek, Ernst

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Krenek was an Austro-American composer. Robert Holliday was the director of the Hamline University Choir, St. Paul, Minn. Krenek was chair of the Hamline University Music Dept. the first six years of Holliday's tenure as director. From the description of Letters : to Robert Holliday, 1943-1976. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 33996728 Commissioned by The Louisville Orchestra. Composed 1954. First performance Louisville, Kentucky, 12 February 1955, ...

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...

Cage, John.

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Mehta, Zubin

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Epithet: conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000624.0x0002e7 Conductor. From the description of Oral history conducted by Sharon Eisenhour, February 12, 1991. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155891558 Conductor. Mehta has been the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic since 1978. From the description of Correspondenc...

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...

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...

Larson, Jack

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Grosser, Maurice, 1903-1986

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Painter, designer, critic, writer; New York, N.Y. From the description of Maurice Grosser papers, [undated] and 1919-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502399 ...

Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962

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E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. While at Harvard, he delivered a daring commencement address on modernist artistic innovations, thus announcing the direction his own work would take. In 1917, after working briefly for a mail-order publishing company, the only regular employment in his career, Cummings volunteered to serve in the Norton-Harjes Ambulance group in France. Here he and a friend were imprisoned (on false grounds) for three months in a Frenc...

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...

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...

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. ...

Surinach, Carlos

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Title refers to the Desert Fathers, early Christian monks who were nicknamed "Athletae Dei." Composed 1960. First performance 54th Street Theatre, New York, 27 April 1960, Martha Graham and Company.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Acrobats of God : ballet for chamber orchestra / Carlos Surinach. [1960] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 55739155 Composed 1945. First performance Barcelona, Spain, 8 April 1945, Barcelona Municipal Orchestr...

Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991

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American pianist. From the description of The John Kirkpatrick papers, 1836-1993 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702150415 Professor of Music. Pianist and professor of Music, Cornell University. From the description of John Kirkpatrick papers, 1951-1965. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 74898137 b New York Epithet: pianist British Library Archives and Manus...

Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997

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Originally composed as the slow movement of Sonata, for cello and piano; transcribed for string orchestra, 1940 at the request of Dmitri Mitropoulos. First performance by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis, Apr. 4, 1941, Dmitri Mitropoulos (to whom the work is dedicated) conducting--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Slow piece for string orchestra / Ross Lee Finney. 1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51793878 Commissioned...

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, Elliott, 1908-

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Composer and writer on music. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Dec. 8, 1977 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861514 Commissioned by the Ballet Caravan, 1939. Composed 1939. A suite called "Suite from Pocahontas, ' consisting of 4 excerpts drawn from this ballet and provided with new endings and introductions, received the Juilliard Publication Award, 1940. First performance by the Ballet Caravan, in ...

Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999

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American expatriate writer and novelist. From the description of Letter to Bob Sharrard, 1986 December. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54097458 American expatriate author living in Morocco. From the description of Papers of Paul Bowles [manuscript], 1957-1984 ca. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647821107 American expatriate writer. From the description of Paul Bowles letter to Bob Sharrard [manuscript], 1987 March...

Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981

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American composer. From the description of [Sonata, piano. Draft] : autograph manuscript, 1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561604 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], to Mr. [Seymour] Peck, 1966 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270671896 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, with two autograph postscripts, dated : Mount Kisco, N.Y., 27 April 1957, to Niccolò [i.e. Nikolay Malko], 1957 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldC...

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...

Geiringer, Karl, 1899-1989

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Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987

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Architectural historian, critic, museum director, and influential teacher. Died 1987. From the description of Henry-Russell Hitchcock letters to Dorothy Stroud and John N. Summerson, 1946-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83551893 Architectural historian. From the description of Lectures on architecture, 1948 Jan.-May. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79723075 Hitchcock (1903-1987) was an architectural historian. From the description of Henr...

Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003

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Composer and teacher at Black Mountain College (1951-1952). From the description of Lou Harrison papers, 1946-1971. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28418179 Composed 1940. First performance Oakland, California, 18 July 1940.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Canticle / Lou Harrison. 1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52199133 American composer. From the description of Interview conduc...

Pons, Lily, 1898-1976

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French-American coloratura soprano and movie actress who performed at the Metropilitan Opera and toured with American forces in North Africa, Europe, and the China/Burma/India theaters in World War II. In her later years, Pons lived in Dallas, Tex. From the description of Lily Pons collection, 1944-1976. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 28185420 ...

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...

Villa-Lobos, Heitor, 1887-1959

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Composed 1937, part of the 2nd of 4 film suites. Suite no. 2 first performed 11 October 1946, orchestra conducted by the composer.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Impressão moura : from Descobrimento do Brasil / H. Villa-Lobos. [ca. 1943] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56349185 Composed 1932, originally as a children's ballet for a youth concert. First performance Rio de Janeiro, 23 November 1932, Burle Marx conductor. Suite extract...

Capote, Truman, 1924-1984

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED American author. From the guide to the Truman Capote ephemera Collection, 1949-1988., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Truman Capote (1924- ), American author. From the description of Truman Capote papers, 1939-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476609 Truman Capote is an American writer. From the description of Truman Capote fonds. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848368...