The papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984 (inclusive).

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Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. The papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984 (inclusive).

The papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984 (inclusive).

The Papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya contain manuscript scores and sketches of Weill's music, including 8 American stage works, 2 German stage works, and other major compositions and smaller pieces. The Papers also hold photocopies of holograph scores from Weill's German period which are housed in the Archives of Universal-Edition, Vienna. The careers of Weill and Lenya are documented by: correspondence to and from their families, friends, and collaborators; programs; photographs, including pictures of musical productions by Weill and Lenya's film appearances; personal documents; and 20,000 newspaper clippings from the Berlin years.

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Rex Taylor Reed, born October 2, 1938, is a film critic, columnist, journalist, author and lecturer. He was an arts critic for the New York Daily News for 13 years and the film critic for the New York Post for 5 years. He is an alumnus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. From the description of Rex Reed letters, 1983. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 312441450 ...

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Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956

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Brecht was a German dramatist and poet. Karl Korsch was a Marxist theoretician. From the description of Correspondence with Karl Korsch, 1934-ca.1954. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122556373 From the guide to the Bertolt Brecht correspondence with Karl Korsch, ca. 1934-1954., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Reyersbach was a pediatrician with special training in endocrinology and rheumatic diseases; she came to the U.S. in ...

Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990

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Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997

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American actor. From the description of Typed invitation : London, to [John Steinbeck], 1943 Oct. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 775796417 ...

Koussevitzky, Serge

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American conductor and composer of Russian birth. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 1 June 1911 to Herr [Emil] Gutmann, 1911 June 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578961 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [n.p., Boston?], 30 September 1927, to Alfred Knopf in New York, 1927 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874483 Serge Koussevitzky, conductor and double bassist, was born July 26, 1874, in Vishniy ...

Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959

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American playwright. From the description of Maxwell Anderson papers, 1930-1948. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26661097 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 25 October 1937, to Peggy Wood, 1937 Oct. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873947 American playwright Maxwell Anderson was born in Atlantic, Penn., on 15 December 1888. He worked as a journalist early in his writing career and then turned largely to drama. He ...

Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943

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Epithet: film actor and director, born Maximilian Goldmann British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x0003ac Austrian actor, manager, and director, Ernest Julian Reinhardt (1876-1954) was a creative innovator in scenery and staging. He produced plays and spectacles in Germany, Austria, England and the United States and founded the Salzburg Festival in 1920. From the guide to the Max Reinhardt collecti...

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Epithet: German philosopher British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x0000db Adorno was a German professor of philosophy at the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, and associate director of the Institut für Sozialforschung in Frankfurt. From the description of Music in radio (memorandum), 1938, [microform]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309774179 From the de...

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Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982) was an American poet. Kaiser is a professor of comparative literature at Harvard. From the description of Letters to Walter Jacob Kaiser, 1955-1957 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367921 MacLeish (1892-1982) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, playwright, teacher, librarian of Congress, and public official. He was also Boylston professor at Harvard (1949-1962). From the description of Scratch : manu...

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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), novelist and playwright. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82555916 From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165470 Thornton Wilder was an American playwright, novelist, and essayist. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection of papers, 1926-1975 bulk (1926-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat rec...

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Lenya, Lotte

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Born in Austria, Lenya became an actress in Zürich, then moved to Berlin where she met and married Kurt Weill. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1935, where Lenya lived until her death a few months after this interview was recorded. From the description of An oral history interview with Lotte Lenya / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Alan Rich, New City, N.Y., 1981 : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 12258368...

Saroyan, William, 1908-1981

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Frances Ring was Editor at WESTWAYS in Los Angeles. From the description of Letters (and manuscripts and photos) to Frances Ring, 1970-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863419 Goldie Weisberg was a fellow writer whose work Saroyan had discovered in a literary magzine. Saroyan initiated the correspondence, which focuses on their respective reading, writing, and work lives. From the description of Correspondence with Goldie Weisberg, 1930-1938. (Unknown). Wor...

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 : ...

Logan, Joshua

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Playwright, director, producer. From the description of Reminiscences of Joshua Logan : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309726951 Theatrical producer and director and playwright. Born 1908, died 1988. From the description of Papers of Joshua Logan, 1723-1992 (bulk 1940-1980). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072269 ...

Thurber, James, 1894-1961

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James Thurber was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1894. Considered one of the 20th century's more prominent humorists, he wrote nearly forty books of stories, essays, autobiography, and a Broadway play. Thurber passed away in 1961. From the description of James Thurber letters to Mrs. Robert Sterling, 1946-1950. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 181589252 Epithet: author and cartoonist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person ...

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...

Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989

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American composer. From the description of Irving Berlin letter to John W. Rumsey, 1959 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505243 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1971 Jan. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505236 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1957 Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505260 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1956 May 22. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...

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. ...

Fontanne, Lynn

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Kaiser, Georg, 1878-1945

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Kaiser was a German dramatist and author. From the description of Poems and plays, 1944-1957. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505756 From the guide to the Georg Kaiser poems and plays, 1944-1957., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Aufricht, Ernst-Josef

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Abravanel, Maurice, 1903-1993.

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Conductor of the Utah Symphony. From the description of Interviews, 1981. (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122415000 Conductor. Abravanel (1903-1993) was born in Greece and grew up in Switzerland. He became a music theory student of Kurt Weill in 1922 in Berlin, and studied with him for a year. He and Weill remained good friends. When Abravanel became a conductor, Weill preferred him as a conductor of his own works; Abravanel conducted the premiere of Die siebe...

Mayer, Edwin Justus, 1896-1960

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Edwin Justus Mayer, playwright. From the description of A Night at Madame Tussaud's: a shocker in the Grand Guignol manner: typescript. 1949. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 60703312 ...

Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945

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Franz Werfel was born Sept. 10, 1890 in Prague, Bohemia; one of the founders of the expressionist movement in German literature, Werfel began writing poetry when still a boy and published his first play when 20; published first book of verse in 1911; plays Goat song (1922) and Juarez and Maximilian (1925) were successfully produced in Europe and NY; published novel, Verdi, in 1924; married Alma Mahler, composer Gustav Mahler's widow, in 1929; in 1940 fled Nazis to US; wrote one of his most popul...

Weisgal, Mayer Wolfe, 1894-

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Van Grove, Isaac

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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...

Watt, Douglas, 1914-2009

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Korda, Alexander, Sir, 1893-1956

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Tabori, George, 1914-2007

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Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979

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Richard Rodgers (1920-1979) was an American composer well-known for his collaborations with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Rodgers began writing music at the young age of 14 and went on to compose for both theatrical productions and films including Oklahoma, The King and I, The sound of music, and South Pacific. From the guide to the Richard Rodgers sheet music, 1920-1958., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Compos...

Wouk, Herman, 1915-....

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American author. From the description of Manuscripts, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122602658 Author. From the description of Papers of Herman Wouk, 1931-1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132672 Herman Wouk (1915- ) is an American author of novels and plays. He won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1952 for The Caine Mutiny. From the guide to the Herman Wouk papers, 1951-1953, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives ...

Piscator, Erwin, 1893-1966

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Piscator had emigrated to the U.S. in 1939, settling in New York City, where he founded and led the Dramatic Workshop at the New School for Social Research, and the associated Studio Theatre. From the description of Correspondence with Franz Werfel, 1943, 1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864619 Erwin Friedrich Maximilian Piscator (17 December 1893 in Greifenstein-Ulm - 30 March 1966) was a German theatrical director and producer who, with Be...

Streisand, Barbra

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Downes, Olin

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American music critic. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (2), dated : New York, 22 April 1932 and 16 June 1939, to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1932 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565951 Olin Downes (1886-1955), American music critic with the Boston Post (1906-1924) and the New York Times (1924-1955). From the description of Olin Downes manuscripts, [ca. 1926-1957]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476554 From the description of O...

Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986

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A musical play in 2 acts adapted from Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion." Book and lyrics by Lerner, music by Frederick Lowe. This play opened in New York, 1956 March 15 at the Mark Hollinger Theatre. From the description of My fair lady : manuscript, 1956. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 656153708 ...

Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986

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Producer/director Cheryl Crawford (1902-1986) was a founding member of the Group Theatre in 1931, and of the Actors Studio in 1947. Born in Akron, Ohio, Crawford became involved with the Theatre Guild in the 1920s, first as secretary, later as actress and stage manager, and ultimately as casting director. With Lee Strasberg she co-directed the Group Theatre's first production, THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY, in 1931, and went on to direct and/or produce many plays in the decades ...

Mamoulian, Rouben.

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Theatrical and film director. Born 1897; died 1987. From the description of Rouben Mamoulian papers, 1740-1987 (bulk 1906-1987). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132863 Stage and motion picture director; interviewee d.1987. From the description of Reminiscences of Rouben Mamoulian : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122587306 Biographical Note ...