Alice Esty papers, 1600-1999, n.d.

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Esty, Alice Theresa Hildagard Swanson, 1904-2000. Alice Esty papers, 1600-1999, n.d.

Alice Esty papers, 1600-1999, n.d.

The papers of soprano Alice Esty include original and photo-reproduced manuscripts of unpublished musical compositions for solo voice and piano by several major composers of the twentieth century, including Francis Poulenc, Virgil Thomson, Ned Rorem, Darius Milhaud, Germaine Tailleferre, Paul Bowles, Claire Mann, Henri Sauguet, and Ben Weber. Many of these compositions represent collaborative efforts between musicians and poets, including Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, e.e. cummings, and Guillaume Apollinaire, and some include Esty's performance annotations. Related correspondence is also included, as are letters with close friends and other composers such as William Matthews, Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale. Also included are the transcripts of Thomas Parkman Cushing's letters and diaries, the originals of which are presumed lost. Cushing (1787-1854), an affluent and important shipping merchant in Boston during the mid-nineteenth century, was the founder of Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.

8.25 linear feet

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Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918

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French writer and critic. From the description of Letter : Paris, to Marc Bresil, 1914 March 12. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84215141 From the description of Notes on art, 1899-1914. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79028649 French writer. From the description of Les fenêtres (poem), 1913. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80958765 ...

Gold, Arthur

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Canadian pianist, biographer. From the description of Interview conducted by Susan Stamberg, March 1980 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862279 ...

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...

Cushing, Thomas Parkman, 1787-1854.

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O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966

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The inscription is to the author's Harvard roommate Harold Fondren. Edward Gorey was an earlier roommate of O'Hara. From the description of Creation : a Christmas story : typescript, 1949. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612794273 Frank O'Hara was an American art critic, essayist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Frank O'Hara collection of papers, 1955-1966. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122533765 From the guide to...

Mann, Claire.

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Matthews, William C., Jr.

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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. ...

Esty, Alice Theresa Hildagard Swanson, 1904-2000.

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Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002

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Poet. From the description of Reminiscences of Kenneth Koch : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743269 American Poet; born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at Harvard (B.A. 1948) and Columbia University (Ph.D. 1959). He was a leading figure of the New York school of poetry. Koch also wrote a novel and plays, some of which have been produced off-Broadway. From the description of Kenneth Koch collection. [n.d.]...

Fizdale, Robert

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Pianists Arthur Gold (1917-1990) and Robert Fizdale (1920-1995) met during their student years at Juilliard. Their debut as a piano duo took place in 1944 at the New School for Social Research with a program of 20th century works that included music written for them by John Cage. Over the course of their career, Gold and Fizdale performed works composed for them by Georges Auric, Samuel Barber, Luciano Berio, Paul Bowles, Howard Brubeck, Alexei Haieff, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulen...

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...

Weber, Ben, 1916-1979

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American composer. From the description of Interview conducted by Matthew Paris[?], [1978?] [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862035 ...

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. ...

Poulenc, Francis

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Composer. From the description of Francis Poulenc autograph letter to [Jay S. Harrison], [1953] July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 476902904 French composer. From the description of Discours du Général / (Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel) / Francis Poulenc / (1921). Avril 1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270568728 From the description of Autograph note signed on his visiting card, dated : [Paris, n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unkn...

Tailleferre, Germaine, 1892-1983

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Franch composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., 1923?], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d., 1923?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270676535 French composer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6), dated : Paris and St. Jean de Luz, 1920-1921 [and n.d.], to Mme [Louise] Alvar 1920-1921 [and n.d.], including 1920 Dec. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270676532 From the description of [Album leaf] : ...

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...

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...