Video collection : [oral history], 1955-1991 (inclusive).

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Perlis, Vivian. Video collection : [oral history], 1955-1991 (inclusive).

Video collection : [oral history], 1955-1991 (inclusive).

The Video Collection of Oral History, American Music includes many unedited interviews conducted by Vivian Perlis, as well as some acquisitions and professionally edited and produced videos.

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Diamond, David, 1915-2005

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By Unknown - ebay.com, front of photo, back of photo, Public Domain, Link David Leo Diamond (1915-2005) was a gay, Jewish American composer of classical music....

Schuman, William

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An American composer and educator, William Schuman was instructor at Sarah Lawrence College (1935-45), president of the Juilliard School of Music (1945-1962), director of publications for G. Schirmer (1945-1952), and president of Lincoln Center (1962-1968). In the 1970's he was chairman of the Norlin Foundation and of the MacDowell Colony. He was a founding director of the Charles Ives Society and a member of the board of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Naumburg and K...

Seeger, Charles, 1886-1979

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Musicologist. From the description of Ballad of Hattonchatel : manuscript and typescript poem, 1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981474 Seeger was born on Dec. 14, 1886 to American parents in Mexico City; graduated from Harvard University, 1908; taught music at UC Berkeley (1912-19), the Institute of Musical Arts, N.Y. (1921-33), and the New School for Social Research, N.Y. (1931-35); served as asst. director, Pan American Union (1941-53); visiting prof., Yale Univ. (19...

Ono, Yōko.

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Tudor, David, 1926-1996

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American composer and performer of piano, multi-media and electronic music. By 1950 Tudor established his reputation as the leading exponent of the piano music of the American and European avante-gardes. From the description of David Tudor Papers, 1943-1989 (bulk 1950-1965). (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80965755 David Tudor was an American pianist and electronic music composer. From the description of Recordings of David Tudor performances [sou...

Anderson, Laurie, 1947-....

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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...

Harris, Roy, 1898-1979

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Commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation for the Rockefeller FIlm Project. Composed as film score 1940-41. First performance (recording for the film) New York, 21 January 1941, Roy Harris conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of One-tenth of a nation / Roy Harris. [1940?]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 226966329 Composed 1949-51. First performance Wilmington, North Carolina, 21 March 1984.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. F...

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 : ...

Carter, Elliott, 1908-

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Composer and writer on music. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Dec. 8, 1977 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861514 Commissioned by the Ballet Caravan, 1939. Composed 1939. A suite called "Suite from Pocahontas, ' consisting of 4 excerpts drawn from this ballet and provided with new endings and introductions, received the Juilliard Publication Award, 1940. First performance by the Ballet Caravan, in ...

Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe, 1939-

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American composer. From the description of Interviews with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, 1984-1986 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122501167 From the description of The Ellen Taaffe Zwiich interviews, 1984-1986 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122400641 Composed 1985. First performance 15 November 1985, San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphony no. 2 : 'Cello ...

Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008

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Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was a painter and photographer from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Robert Rauschenberg, 1965 Dec. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646398681 Painter, photographer; New York, N.Y. Born 1925. Died 2008. From the description of Robert Rauschenberg interview, 1965 Dec. 21 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78470377 ...

Cage, John.

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Bresnick, Martin

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American composer; professor of composition at Yale University. From the description of Papers of Martin Bresnick, 1987-1988. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56694254 ...

Ornstein, Leo

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Russian-born composer. From the description of The Leo Ornstein papers, 1892-1989 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 86117693 From the description of The Leo Ornstein papers, 1892-1989 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702191292 Nocturne and dance commissioned as one complete work by the League of Composers, 1935. Composed 1936. First performance St. Louis, 12 February 1937, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann conduct...

Cunningham, Merce

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Merce Cunningham is a choreographer. He started his career as a dancer with Martha Graham's company, and then left to start his own company. The company, which was created over 50 years ago, is still flourishing. Merce Cunningham was born in Centralia, Washington. He first started formal dance training at the Cornish Institute of Allied Arts in Seattle. From 1939 to 1945 he was a soloist in the Martha Graham Company. While performing with Martha Graham, Cunningham began ...

Subotnick, Morton

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Morton Subotnick's incidental music for Berthold Brecht's play Caucasian chalk circle was written for the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center production at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre which premièred on March 24, 1966 and ran for 100 performances. The production was directed by Herbert Blau and Jules Irving. Stacy Keach, Brock Peters and Priscilla Pointer were members of the cast. From the description of [Music for the Caucasian chalk circle / Morton Subotnick]. [1966] (New York Pub...

Harbison, John R.

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American composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated Deforest, Wisc., [1981], to Joan Peyser, [1981]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992404 The American composer, John Harbison, was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1938. He was commissioned to write a full-scale opera in 1995 by the Metropolitan Opera. He chose to compose an opera based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The great Gatsby. From the description of Great Gatsby archive 1995-2000. (U...

Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-....

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Music has been at the center of the lives of Edith Gutierrez and her daughter, Pauline Oliveros. Gutierrez has taught piano for much of her life, played professionally, and was active in the Houston music scene. Oliveros, whom Gutierrez had with her first husband, J.B. Oliveros III, is an internationally known composer and accordionist. In 1952, at the age of 20, Pauline moved from Houston to San Francisco. She and her mother wrote to one another for the next 20 years. They discussed many topics...

Taylor, Billy, 1921-2010

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BillyTaylor (b. July 24, 1921, in Greenville, North Carolina; d. Dec. 28, 2010, in New York City) was an American jazz pianist, composer, educator, broadcaster, lecturer, and advocate. From the description of Billy Taylor papers, 1942-2004. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744987035 Biographical Note 1921, July 24 Born, Greenville, North Carolina, to William Edward Taylor...

Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983

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American composer. From the description of Eubie Blake papers, 1949-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 614998552 ...

Perlis, Vivian.

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Aaron Copland (1900-1990) ranks among the most widely respected of all American composers. Born in Brooklyn to a Russian Jewish family, Copland studied with Rubin Goldmark in New York and Nadia Boulanger in France. His music, which drew upon sources as disparate as jazz, neoclassicism, folk music, and serialism, helped establish an American musical vocabulary, and his most popular works, such as Appalachian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man, have reached audiences far beyond the...

Gould, Morton

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Composed 1934. First performance Jan. 2, 1936, Philadelphia, at a concert for Youth, by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Chorale and fugue in jazz / by Morton Gould. [19--?]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51998771 American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist (b. Dec. 10, 1913 in New York; d. Feb. 21,1996 in Orlando, Florida). From the description of Morton G...

Luening, Otto, 1900-1996

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American composer, teacher, conductor, and flutist. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [New York?], 11 September 1981, to Mr. Allen, 1981 Sept. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874496 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 22 July 1992, to Joseph Chouinard, 1992 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270930274 Composer. From the description of Reminiscences of Otto Luening : oral history, 1979. ...

MacDowell, Marian, 1857-1956

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Philanthropist, musician, and cofounder of the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H. Born Marian Griswold Nevins; married composer Edward MacDowell (1861-1908) in 1884. From the description of Marian MacDowell papers, 1876-1969 (bulk 1908-1938). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979848 Biographical Note 1857, Nov. 22 Born, New York, N.Y. ...

Previn, André, 1929-

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American conductor, pianist, and composer of German birth. From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : [s.l., 26 January 1968], to Ray Pitts [1968, Jan. 26]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270952249 Conductor, composer, pianist. From the description of Interview conducted by Dick Cavett, Apr. 27, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861658 ...

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...

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...

Reis, Claire R. (Claire Raphael)

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Co-founder of the Walden School and later president of the League of Composers. From the description of Correspondence with Margaret Naumburg, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 63585614 Claire Raphael Reis (1888-1978) was a music promoter, teacher, and author of works on American composers. Born in Brownsville, Texas, on August 4, 1888, Claire Raphael was educated in New York, France, and Germany. She married Arthur Reis in 1915. From 1912 to 192...

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. ...