The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive).

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Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive).

The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive).

The Frederick and Rose Plaut Archives consist mainly of negatives, contact sheets, and enlargements of photographs taken by Fred Plaut during his years as a recording engineer for Columbia Records. Over 35,000 negatives and 3,600 enlargements portray musicians, writers, actors, artists, and diplomats, both in candid studio shots and posed publicity photos. An additional 23,000 negatives and 2,000 enlargements depict travel and miscellaneous subjects. The Archives contain books, magazines, posters, and record jackets which reproduce Plaut's photographs. The Archives also house correspondence between the Plauts and various composers, including Francis Poulenc, Virgil Thomson, Ned Rorem, and Henri Sauguet. The Plauts' life and work are documented further by exhibit announcements, recital programs of Rose Plaut (known as singer Rose Dercourt), and personal papers.

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Horowitz, Vladimir

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Russian-born pianist. From the description of The papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, 1784-1991 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702150358 Vladimir Horowitz (in Russian, Gorowitz) was born in Berdichev, near Kiev, on October 1, 1903. His father, Simeon, was an electrical engineer, and his mother, Sophie, a pianist. It was Sophie who gave Volodya (as he was affectionately called), his sister, Regina, and brothers Jacob and George, ...

Landowska, Wanda

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Polish keyboard player. From the description of Autograph note signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270667124 ...

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...

Sauguet, Henri, 1901-1989

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French composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 4 Nov. 1935, to [Comte Etienne de Beaumont], 1935 Nov. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668793 From the description of "Henri Sauguet / Musique pour / L'épervier / Film de Marcel L'Herbier. / Partition d'orchestre / 1933" : autograph manuscript, 1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569167 Henri Sauguet, French composer. For two pianos. Composed 1932. ...

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...

CBS Records (Firm)

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Basie, Count, 1904-1984

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Streisand, Barbra

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Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977

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Epithet: conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x0002db Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) was an American conductor. Upon graduating from the Royal College of Music in 1900, Stokowski performed as an organist and choral director for several years in England, Europe, and the U.S. before becoming director of the Cincinnati Orchestra in 1909. His distinguished conducting career included appearances and dire...

Beecham, Thomas, 1879-1961

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Szell, George

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American conductor of Austro-Hungarian birth. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., 1944], to Mr. Little, [1944]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873790 ...

Burton, Richard, 1925-1984

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Robeson, Paul

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Paul Robeson was born April 9, 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey. Robeson entered Rutgers College in 1915, becoming a 12-letter athlete and two-time collegiate footbal All-American, a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, and valedictorian of his graduating class of 1919. He went on to receive a law degree from Columbia Law School in 1923, but chose acting over the practice of law. The year 1924 marked his Broadway and film debuts, beginning his career as a world renowned actor and singer. Robeson was one of the ...

Oppenheim, David, 1922-2007

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Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960

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Lyricist. From the description of Reminiscences of Oscar Hammerstein : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565446 Librettist, lyricist, producer, and publisher. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Boston, to James J. Fuld, 1955 Nov. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270923808 ...

Rose, Leonard

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American cellist and pedagogue. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Aug. 28, 1979 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861769 ...

Lansbury, Angela, 1925-

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Oistrakh, David, 1908-1974

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Plaut, Rose

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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...

Guinness, Alec, 1914-2000

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English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed and autograph postal card signed : Petersfield, to Denys Blakelock, 1958 Dec. 10 and [1959] Sept. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870929 Access to the archive was provided to Piers Paul Read who wrote the authorised biography of Alec Guinness. Therefore the archive, to some extent, has been arranged and information has been collected and added by Read. The impact of his use of the archive is most noticeable...

Casadesus, Robert‏ (1899-1972).‏

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Composed 1933. First performance Warsaw, April 1934, Walerian Bierdiajew conductor, the composer and his wife Gaby Casadesus soloists. Dedicated to E[mile] R[obert] Blanchet.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concerto pour 2 pianos et orchestra, op. 17 / Robert Casadesus. [1933] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45205819 French pianist and composer. From the description of "Introduction / et / Polonaise / pour Violoncelle / av...

Gielgud, John, 1904-2000

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English actor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (19) : London, to "Dear Mardi" [Mrs. John C. Hughes], 1972-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589158 From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) and typed letter signed : London, Hampstead, and Beverly Hills, to Denys [Blakelock], 1958 Dec. 6-1964 May 30 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870868 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, t...

Szigeti, Joseph

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Joseph Szigeti (1892-1973) was an American violinist of Hungarian birth. He studied first with his father, then with Jeno Hubay. He settled in the United States in 1940 and became a citizen in 1951. His true strength was contemporary music, and he often forced concert managers to include contemporary pieces in concert programs. He was friends with Bartok and several other prominent composers, many of whom dedicated works to him. He played a Guarneri violin, and held his bow in the old fashioned ...

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

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Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...

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...

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

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Margaret Gemmell, later van Judah, was a friend of Steinbeck's during their stay at Stanford University, 1925-26. Included with the papers is a manuscript in her own hand describing her friendship with Steinbeck. From the description of John Steinbeck papers, 1925-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866392 This is the producer's copy, property of Oscar Serlin; the play ran from 7 Apr. to 6 June, 1942. From the description of The moon is down, a play in 3 acts...

Hillis, Margaret, 1921-1998

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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 ...

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...

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 ...

Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964

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English poet, biographer, critic, and anthologist. Edited and contributed to the annual anthology Wheels. From the description of Edith Sitwell correspondence, 1942-1944. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 28185434 English poet, critic, and novelist. From the description of Letter to an unknown recipient, ca. 1949. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817483 From the description of Photoprint and letter, n.d. and 1981 Oct...

Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965

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Composed 1916-18. The original ms. had a pencilled-in note saying: "This is the only copy anywhere." See note from Mrs. Cowell 19 Nov. 1959: "The first symphony is a student work, and I hope earnestly for it not to be performed." This is a facsimile of the composer's holograph score, according to Bill Lichtenwanger.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony in B minor / Henry Cowell. 1918. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207014 Compo...

Page, Geraldine

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Actress: interviewee b. 1924. From the description of Reminiscences of Geraldine Page : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608544 ...

Fleisher, Leon

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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...

Baez, Joan, 1941-

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Joan Baez (b. Jan. 9, 1941) is a singer, songwriter, musician, and activist. She got her start during the 1959 Newport Folk Festival and is well known for her performance of "We Shall Overcome" at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom....

Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979

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Richard Rodgers (1920-1979) was an American composer well-known for his collaborations with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Rodgers began writing music at the young age of 14 and went on to compose for both theatrical productions and films including Oklahoma, The King and I, The sound of music, and South Pacific. From the guide to the Richard Rodgers sheet music, 1920-1958., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Compos...

Istomin, Eugene

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Concert pianist. From the description of Oral history conducted by Sharon Eisenhour, October 8, 1991. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155896059 ...

Traubel, Helen

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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...

Kennedy John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of Brookline, Massachusetts. John Kennedy, the second of nine children, attended Choate Academy (1932-1935), Princeton University (1935-36), Harvard College (1936-40), and Stanford Business School (1941). In 1940, he published a book based on his senior thesis entitled "Why England Slept." The book criticized British policy of Appeasement. In 1941, Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. In August 1943, Kenn...

Britten, Benjamin

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Composed 1938. First performance at a Promenade Concert, by the British Broadcasting Co. Symphony Orchestra, London, Aug. 18, 1938, in Queen's Hall, Sir Henry J. Wood conductor, composer at the piano.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concerto no. 1 in D major for piano and orchestra / Benjamin Britten. [1928]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43291276 Composed 1939. First performance by the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, New...

Lenya, Lotte

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Born in Austria, Lenya became an actress in Zürich, then moved to Berlin where she met and married Kurt Weill. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1935, where Lenya lived until her death a few months after this interview was recorded. From the description of An oral history interview with Lotte Lenya / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Alan Rich, New City, N.Y., 1981 : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 12258368...

Balanchine, George

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Ballet dancer and ballet and theater choreographer; the major ballet figure in the twentieth century. From the description of Correspondence and contracts, 1949-1966. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122533853 George Balanchine (1904-1983) was a Russian-American dancer and choreographer. In 1921 he graduated from the Theatre School in Petrograd. He left Russia in 1924, and the same year he was engaged by Serge Diaghilev as a choreographer for his company Ballet...

Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963

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Composed 1940. First performance Minneapolis, 21 November 1941, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropoulos conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphonie in Es (1940) / Paul Hindemith. c1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50172725 Composer. From the description of Paul Hindemith autograph card to Jay S. Harrison, 1959 Apr. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 489450513 German composer, theorist, tea...

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...