Great composers and musicians collection / [ca. 1780]-1910.

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Great composers and musicians collection / [ca. 1780]-1910.

Great composers and musicians collection / [ca. 1780]-1910.

Autographs, brief music manuscripts, and/or portraits of famous Western European and American composers and performers, including Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Busoni, Elgar, Gounod, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Liszt, MacDowell, Mendelssohn, Meyerbeer, Mozart, Paderewski, Paganini, Rossini, Anton Rubinstein, Saint-Saëns, Sarasate, Schubert, Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Toscanini, Verdi, Wagner, Weber, and Hugo Wolf. The bound volume includes autographs, manuscript letters, and/or portraits of composers including Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Dvorak, Gounod, Grieg, Francis Scott Key, Leoncavallo, Liszt, Massenet, Mendelssohn, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Schumann, Verdi, and Wagner.

58 items (57 manuscript items; 1 v.)

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Elgar, Edward, 1857-1934

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English composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Malvern, 12 April [n.y.], to [Plunket?] Greene. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566154 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Plas Gwyn, 15 August 1904, to [Samuel Aitken], 1904 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566140 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Plas Gwyn, Christmas Day 1902, to Mrs. [Louise Alvar] Harding, 1902 Dec. 25. (Unknown). Wo...

Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912

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Jules Massenet was a French composer. From the description of Letters, [ca. 1874-1909]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122616188 From the description of Letter: from Jules Massenet, written on a calling card, [18--?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571050 From the guide to the Letter: from Jules Massenet, written on a calling card, 18--?, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) From the comédie lyrique in three act...

Toscanini, Arturo

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Conductor. From the description of Arturo Toscanini souvenir card, 1952 summer. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501180914 Italian conductor, considered one of the greatest of the early 20th century. Started his career in Italy and spent much of his later years in the United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Toscanini to Mme Emmy Destinn, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872455 Italian conductor. From the descr...

MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908

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American composer, pianist, and teacher. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Villars sur Ollon, Switzerland, 3 July 1903, to Horatio Parker, 1903 July 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581435 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [New York], 25 November 1904, to Mr. [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1904 Nov. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581431 From the description of Letter signed : Boston, [n.d.], to Mr. Story, [n.d.]....

Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886

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Note at end says "Original mss. in Weimar--date 1851. First published by Meyer in 1854--later by Litolff. Never been orchestrated--either by Liszt or anyone else."--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Scherzo and March / Franz Liszt ; orchestrated by Arthur Hartmann. [c1934]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 69683005 Composed originally for solo piano, 1849, on the deaths of Prince Felix Lichnowsky, Count Ladislaus Teleky and Count Lajos Ba...

Brahms

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German Romantic composer, 19th century. From the description of Autograph letter signed from Brahms to Fritz Simrock, Rome, 1881 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122448491 From the description of Autograph letter signed from Brahms to Elise. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122541007 19th century German Romantic composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed from Brahms to unidentified correspondent, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 12...

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke (MWV). Studien-Ausgabe von Ralf Wehner (Wiesbaden, 2009), Anh. B. From the description of Beethoven's pianoforte sonata in A♭. Op. 26 (no. 12) / arranged in score ... entirely in autograph of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. [1834] (University of Leeds, Brotherton Library). WorldCat record id: 421364937 Nos. 1 and 2 composed 1847, part of an unfinished string quartet. No. 3 composed 1843, ...

Mozart, Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus

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The Serenade from which this movement is taken originally composed for 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons, 1781; second version, with the addition of 2 oboes, in 1782 (see callno.: 2329). This transcription 1941.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Adagio, K. V. 375 / Mozart ; transcribed by Zoltán Fekete. [c1941]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42631243 Composed originally for solo piano, 1788. This transcription 1986.--Cf. Fleisher C...

Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864

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By 1831, Spontini's reputation has lost ground to the works of younger men, including Meyerbeer, whose Robert le Diable was first performed eight month after the date of this letter; this is perhaps the opera mentioned here, though Meyerbeer may be referring to the abortive Le Portefaix, the contract for which he had just signed. Despite the apparent warmth of their relationship, Spontini was already jealous. His own continuing lack of success he attributed to a plot orchestrated by Meyerbeer, "...

Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880

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Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880) was a German-born French composer and cellist of Jewish ancestry. He had a strong influence in popular music in Europe, and was one of the originators of the operetta, of which he wrote more than one hundred. His works were noted for their elements of satire and parody; two for which he is particularly known are the operetta Orpheus in the Underworld and the opera The Tales of Hoffman . From the guide to the Jacques Offenbach Letter, undated (after 1844)...

Schumann, Robert

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Originally composed for solo piano, 1833-1835. Collaborative orchestration of the score, 1908-1909, for the use of the Russian Imperial Ballet. No indication is given of each collaborator's contribution. First performance as a ballet St. Petersburg, 1910. First concert performance, Boston, 25 November 1938, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Goossens conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Carnival / Robert Schumann ; orchestrated by Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazounov, Li...

Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek

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Composed originally for solo piano 1836, as one of 12 Êtudes in Op. 25.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Etude de F. Chopin op. 25, no. 7 for cello solo and orchestra / by Jules de Swert. [1931?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 49608220 Composer. From the description of Frédéric Chopin autograph letter to Julian Fontana, 1839 Oct. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 440301778 From the description of Frédéric Cho...

Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869

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Hector Berlioz was a French composer. From the description of Letter : from M. Berlioz, Paris, to Monsieur Busset, ingénieur, Dijon, Côte d'Or, 1836 Oct. 9. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122626765 From the guide to the Letter : from M. Berlioz, Paris, to Monsieur Busset, ingénieur, Dijon, Côte d'Or, 1836 Oct. 9, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) French composer, 19th century. From the description of Autograph letter signed...

Wolf, Hugo, 1860-1903

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Austrian composer. From the description of Gudmund's erster Gesang. [1891 Oct. 30?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571339 From the description of Charwoche. [1888 Oct. 8?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571344 From the description of Letter, dated : [Vienna, 1 June 1880], to Mlle. Henriette Lang, Taikowitz, Moravia, [1880 June 1]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873919 From the description of Autograph letters signed (3), dated : Vienna, 2 March and...

Schubert, Franz

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Composed originally for piano four hands, 1928. This orchestration 1984. For Felix Mottl's transcription see callno.: 826.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Fantasy in F minor, op. 103 / by Franz Schubert ; orchestrated by Roman Pawlowski. 1984. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 55011151 From the opera by Franz Schubert, libretto by Franz van Schober; first performed in Weimar at the Hoftheater, 24 June 1854. Cf. New Grove online. ...

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x000089 Opera with a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on Friedrich von Schiller's play Kabale und Liebe, premiered at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, on December 8, 1849. From the description of Luisa Miller : melodramma tragico in tre atti / sinfonia musica del Sigr. Mo. Giuseppe Verdi. [ca. 1850] (Yale University). WorldCat record id...

Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893

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Composed 1888-89. Scenario by Marius Petipa and I.A. Vsevolozhsky. Based on Perrault's fairy tale. First performance Maryinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, 27 Jan. 1890, R. Drigo conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of La belle au bois dormant : ballet, op. 66 / Tschaikowsky. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 41964015 Russian composer, 19th century. From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Tchaikovsky to C...

Grieg, Edvard

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Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer, and Edward MacDowell was an American composer. From the description of Letter : Kopenhagen, to Edward MacDowell, New York, 1901 Apr. 8. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122364004 From the guide to the Letter : Kopenhagen, to Edward MacDowell, New York, 1901 Apr. 8, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) Grieg was a Norwegian pianist and composer. Johannes Wolf was a musical historian and specialist in the ...

Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893

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During his London sojourn, 1870-75, French composer Charles Gounod lived at the residence of English soprano Georgina Weldon. From the description of Letters received, 1792-1905. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485989 From the guide to the Letters received, 1792-1905, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) Libretto by Emile Augier; first performed in Paris at the Opéra, 16 April 1851. Cf. New Grove online. From the description ...

Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924

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Italian pianist and composer. From the description of Letters 1901-1920. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 703895285 German-Italian composer and pianist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Berlin?], 22 June 1923, to Herr Dünnebeil [at Breitkopf & Härtel] 1923 June 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674030 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 8 March 1924, to a Herr Präsident, 1924...

Sarasate, Pablo ˜deœ 1844-1908

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Originally composed for violin and piano and first published Paris, possibly 1883.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Carmen fantasy / Pablo de Sarasate. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 54026312 Dedicated to Maria Cristina, Queen Regent of Spain.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of [Spanische Tänze], op. 42 / Pablo de Sarasate. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 54026388 ...

Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809

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Possibly composed by 1778-79. This symphony exists in several different versions. This edition is based on parts published by Siéber, Paris, 1786, which lack the minuet and trio listed in Hoboken.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony no. 53 : (L'Impériale) / by Joseph Haydn ; edited by Alfred Einstein. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50181222 Composed before 1781. Authenticity doubtful. For other editions see callnos. 11...

Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883

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The German opera composer Richard Wagner was at the beginning of his career at the time of this letter. From the description of Manuscript copy of letter from Richard Wagner, 1832 June 15, Leipzig, addressed to Schott's Söhne, Mainz, [1896?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571065 From the guide to the Manuscript copy of letter from Richard Wagner, 1832 June 15, Leipzig, addressed to Schott's Söhne, Mainz, 1896?, (The New York Public Library. Music Divisio...

Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868

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Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti after Charles Perrault's Cendrillon and librettos by Charles-Guillaume Etienne for Nicolas Isouard's Cendrillon and Francesco Fiorini for Stefano Pavesi's Agatina, o La virtù premiata; first performed in Rome at the Teatro Valle, 25 January 1817; the Holtei translation first performed in Berlin 20 October 1825. Cf. A. Loewenberg. Annals of opera. From the description of Aschenbrödel : komische Oper in zwei Acten, für die Darstellung auf der Königstädt...

Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827

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Composer. From the description of Ludwig van Beethoven autograph letter to Count Franz von Brunswick, [1813]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 242622425 From the description of Ludwig van Beethoven autograph letter to Josef Blöchlinger, [1819 Aug.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 242622372 From the description of Ludwig van Beethoven autograph letter to the Chevalier Josef de Varena, 1812 July 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 242622275 From the description...

Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921

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Composer. From the description of Camille Saint-Saëns autograph letter to unidentified recipient, 1913 Mar. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 476902751 Saint-Saëns was known to have been composing the opera between 1881-1882. Cf. New Grove opera. From the description of Draft of the libretto of Henry VIII : manuscript, undated [between 1880 and 1883]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232649239 French composer, pianist, organist, and writer. ...

Paderewski, Ignacy Jan, 1860-1941

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Polish pianist, composer, and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674147 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Morges, 12 December 1938], to Mr. & Mrs. H[arry] H[arkness] Flagler, 1938 Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674145 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Morges], 2 September 1928, to Alfred Cortot...

Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x0001c0 Composed originally for solo piano 1893. This orchestration 1979. From the description of Sonata für pianoforte, op. 12 / Jean Sibelius ; orchestrated [by] Albert B. Conkey. 1979. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 41962755 Finnish composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dat...

Paganini, Nicolò, 1782-1840

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Italian violinist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Parma, 12 July 1836, to Laz[z]aro Rebizzo in Paris, 1836 July 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674189 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 28 February 1831, to the banker [J.G.] Caccia, 1831 Feb. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674180 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 28 February 1829, to Ignaz Moscheles in London, 1829 Feb...

Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949

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Richard Strauss (1864-1949) was a German composer. From the description of Richard Strauss audiocassette, undated [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391808 This work was premiered in Munich on November 28, 1883, Hermann Levi conducting. Lahee's Annals of Music in America and Mueller's compendium of the repertoire of 27 major U.S. orchestras make no mention of a U.S. performance. Theodore Thomas conducted the world premiere of Richard Strauss's second sympho...

Leoncavallo, Ruggero

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Italian composer. From the description of Roland 2d. acte / [musical quotation] / R. Leoncavallo / Berlin 17. XII. 1904., 1904 Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270975715 From the description of Autograph letter signed from Leoncavallo to "Paolo, " Brissago, 1901 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122595413 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Milan, [ca. 22 June 1896], to M. [Max] Abraham, 1896 June 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...

Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759

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Most material is from the oratorio; see Callno. 7087. This arrangement 1943.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphonic suite no. V : the triumph of Truth : based on / Handel ; free arrangement by Zoltan Fekete. c1943. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50064356 From the opera in three acts, librettist unknown. Composed 1707 or 1708.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Dance of the sailors : from Rodrigo / G.F. H...

Dvorák, Antonín, 1841-1904

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Antonín Dvořák was a Bohemian composer. In 1892 he accepted an invitation to head the National Conservatory in New York. He returned to Prague in 1895. From the description of Receipt : to The National Conservatory of Music of America, 1894 Apr. 26. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615912 Antonín Dvořák was a Bohemian composer. In 1892 he accepted an invitation to head the National Conservatory in New York. He returned to Prague in 1895. From ...

Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843

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Lawyer and author of THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER. From the description of Letter, 1812 Dec. 22. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 25160695 Francis Scott Key was the composer of "The Star-Spangled Banner." From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1808-1814. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 190846542 Francis Scott Key was composer of the Star Spangled Banner. From the description of Francis ...

Weber, Carl Maria von 1786-1826

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Composed 1809, originally for viola and orchestra. Rewritten 1813 for bassoon and orchestra and given the op. no. 35. First performance Prague, 18 February 1813, G.F. Brandt soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Andante e rondo ongarese : for solo bassoon, op. 35 / Carl Maria von Weber. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56969197 Originally composed 1806 -- lost. Revised 1815.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the desc...

Rubinstein, Anton

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Suggested by the drama by Lev Alexandrovich Mey. Composed 1869.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Ivan IV (the terrible), op. 79 / Anton Rubinstein. [19--]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 76952517 Russian pianist and composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Rubinstein to unidentified publisher, London, 1859 July 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553504 Russian pianist, composer, and teache...