Randolph S. Rothschild collection, 1942-1992 (bulk 1973-1985).


Randolph S. Rothschild collection, 1942-1992 (bulk 1973-1985).

The collection primarily consists of manuscript, facsimile, and printed music and accompanying correspondence, programs, and reviews. The majority of the music in the collection comprises facsimile scores of compositions commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from prominent American composers, such as Dominick Argento, Milton Babbitt, Henry Cowell, Jacob Druckman, Ross Lee Finney, Lukas Foss, Leon Kirchner, Ernst Krenek, Robert Hall Lewis, Lawrence Moss, Roger Reynolds, Christopher Rouse, Gunther Schuller, Ralph Shapey, Hugo Weisgall, and Charles Wuorinen. Many of these scores are inscribed to Mr. Rothschild and signed by their composers. The collection also includes holograph ms. scores by Henry Cowell, Hugo Weisgall, and Brown Benson. Correspondence accompanies the scores by David Epstein, John Huggler, Jean Eichelberger Ivey, Leo Kraft, Lawrence Moss, Roger Reynolds, Ralph Shapey and Hugo Weisgall. Besides the correspondence, a few scores include programs and reviews of the concerts at which they were performed.

around 225 items (11 boxes, 6 linear feet).


SNAC Resource ID: 7764161

Library of Congress

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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...

Druckman, Jacob

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The Jacob Druckman Collection documents the life and career of Jacob Druckman (1928-1996), a Pulitzer-prize winning composer, educator, and organizer of the New York Philharmonic's Horizons series of new music concerts. The collection, assembled by Druckman over the course of his lifetime, with additional material inserted posthumously by his family, includes musical scores, correspondence, clippings, programs, and iconography; the collection's sound recordings are housed in the Rodgers and Hamm...

Foss, Lukas

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Lukas Foss (b. Aug. 15, 1922, in Berlin; d. Feb. 1, 2009, in New York City) was an American composer, conductor, pianist, and educator. From the description of Lukas Foss papers, circa 1926-2000 (bulk 1936-1995). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130018 Composed 1955-58. First performance Pittsburgh, 24 October 1958, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony of chorales : for orchestra : ...

Rothschild, Randolph S., 1909-2003

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Randolph S. Rothschild (1909-2003) spent his life as a champion of new music. He was involved in the commissioning of an unusually large number of new musical works through his presidency of the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore from 1954 to 1993 and his membership on the board of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from the 1960s when Peter Herman Adler was the music director and conductor through the directorships of Sergiu Comissiona and David Zinman. In 1936 he joined the Sun Life Insurance Co...

Kraft, Leonard E., 1923-2011

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Composed 1947. First performance Jamaica, New York, 19 March 1949, Queens College Orchestral Society, Boris Schwarz conductor. Awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee Prize, 1949.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Overture in G / Leo Kraft. 1947. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52596097 Composed 1954. First performance at a Karol Rathaus Memorial Concert, Queens College, New York, November 1955, Queens College Orchestra, John Castellini condu...

Huggler, John

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Reynolds, Roger, 1934-....

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A large collection of music manuscripts and related material documenting the work of American composer Roger Reynolds. Reynolds is one of the early important composers to include electroacoustic elements in live performances, and he pioneered the use of several innovative compositional techniques. A biography and interview with the composer is available at the Library of Congress web site: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/ihas/html/rreynolds/rreynolds-home.html. Some reformatted digital sound materi...

Kirchner, Leon.

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American composer. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Oct. 16, 1977 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862472 ...

Chamber Music Society of Baltimore

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Rouse, Christopher, 1949-

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American composer. From the description of Seeing : autograph manuscript, 1998 Oct. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 655380484 ...

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, ...

Schuller, Günther

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The son of German immigrants, Gunther Schuller was born in New York on November 22, 1925. His professional music career began as a horn player, performing with the American Ballet Theater, as principal horn in the Cincinnati Symphony (1943-1945) and with the Metropolitan Opera from 1945-1959. Schuller's jazz career also began as a French horn player on Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool recording (1949-1950). As an educator, Schuller first taught at the Manhattan School of Music from 1950-1953. Fro...

Moss, Lawrence C.

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Baltimore symphony orchestra

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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 Albert Roussel and Vincent d’Indy. After completing the composition courses, he studied conducting with Charles Munch and Désormière. He graduated from ...

Ivey, Jean Eichelberger

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Argento, Dominick

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Composed 1954-55. First performance Rochester, New York, 2 July 1958, Kilbourn Hall Chamber Orchestra, Eastman School of Music, Frederick Fennell conductor, Richard Woitach soloist. Dedication: "and again, for C."--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Divertimento for piano and string orchestra / Dominick Argento. 1955. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696224 American composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, d...

Epstein, David, 1930-2002

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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...

Lewis, Robert Hall, 1926-1996

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Robert Hall Lewis, born in Portland, Or. on Apr. 22, 1926, was a composer, conductor, and educator. He began his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music in 1945, finishing, with a doctorate, in 1964. From 1952-1953 he studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and Eugene Bigout. He was a Fulbright scholar, studying in Vienna between 1955 and 1957 with Hans Swarofsky, Karl Schiske, Ernst Krenek, and Hans Erich Apostel. He began teaching in 1957 at Goucher College and in 1958 at the Peabod...

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,...

Wuorinen, Charles

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Shapey, Ralph, 1921-2002

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American composer and conductor; composition professor at the University of Chicago, where he founded and directed the Contemporary Chamber Players; MacArthur Fellow, 1982. From the description of Oral history, 1976. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866428 ...

Babbitt, Milton, 1916-2011

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Composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Princeton, N.J., to Mr. [James] Fuld, [1983 Dec. 30?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270911546 American composer. From the description of Autogrpaph letters signed (6), dated Princeton, N.J., [ca. 1977, 1987, and n.d.], to Joan Peyser, [ca. 1977, 1987, and n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270991916 ...