William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : music, 1785-1937.

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Speck, William A(William Alfred), 1864-1928. William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : music, 1785-1937.

William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : music, 1785-1937.

The collection, a part of the William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana, consists of manuscript scores, all either settings of texts by Goethe or compositions based on, or inspired by, his works. The music manuscripts include autographs by Liszt, Carl Loewe, Mendelssohn, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Ludwig Spohr, and Karl Friedrich Zelter. The collection includes a one-page fragment from Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Op. 84, and an early sketch from Wagner's Faust Overture.

0.58 linear ft. (2 boxes)

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Reichardt, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1814

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German composer and writer on music. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Giebichenstein bei Halle, 30 September 1811, to Prof. Lichtenstein in Berlin, 1811 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270675960 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.?], 24 January 1782, to Herr [Friedrich] Nikolai [i.e. Nicolai], 1782 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270675963 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Ber...

Zelter, Carl Friedrich

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Zelter was a German composer. Forkel was a German musicologist, organist, professor and music typesetter. From the description of Johann Nikolaus Forkel's Über Johann Sebastian Bachs Leben, Kunst und Kunstwerke, 1802 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 81716187 From the guide to the Johann Nikolaus Forkel's Über Johann Sebastian Bachs Leben, Kunst und Kustwerke, 1802 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Ge...

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...

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (b. August 29, 1749, Free Imperial City of Frankfurt-d. March 22, 1832, Weimar) was a German poet, playwright, novelist, and natural scientist. He is often ranked with Shakespeare and Dante as one of the three most important poets in history. Goethe gained early fame with The Sorrows of Young Werther, published in 1774, but his most famous work is Faust, a poetic drama in two parts....

Loewe, Carl, 1796-1869

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German composer and singer. From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : Stettin Apr. 29 1865, to Frau von Tippelskirch, 1865 Apr. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668267 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Stettin Oct. 20 1838, to Rudolph Fraenkel in Hildesheim, 1838 Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668264 ...

Speck, William A. (William Alfred), 1864-1928

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William A. Speck, the son of German immigrants, was born in New York City in 1864. A pharmacist by profession, he amassed the largest Goethe collection outside of Germany. In 1913, he and his collection came from Haverstraw, New York to Yale, where he served as curator of the Speck Collection until his death in 1928. For further biographical information on William A. Speck and a general history and description of the Speck Collection, see the finding aid for the William A. Speck Collection of Go...

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...

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, ...

Spohr, Louis, 1784-1859

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Composed 1835. First published as Violin Concertino No. 2.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Zweites Concertino für Violine, Op. 92 / Spohr. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 54951426 Composed 1839. First published as Violin Concertino No. 3, with the sub-title Sonst und Jetzt.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concertino no. 3 for violin and orchestra, op. 110 / L. Spohr. [19--?] (Franklin & Marsh...

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...