Moldenhauer archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990.

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Moldenhauer, Hans. Moldenhauer archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990.

Moldenhauer archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990.

The archives consist primarily of music (both manuscript and printed), correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, books, newspaper clippings, printed programs, drawings, and engravings. They span years from the Middle Ages to the present, and include documents of composers, musicians, and literary figures, among others. The music in the collection includes holograph scores or sketches, both published and unpublished, as well as a number of copyists' and printed scores, transcriptions, and arrangements by composers and musicians such as Beethoven, Bloch, Brahms, Chopin, Franck, Mendelssohn, Puccini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schoenberg, Webern, and many others. Also included is historically important correspondence, such as letters of Metastasio and Handel. Some composers (Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, for example) are represented by numerous manuscripts. A sample of other composers, musicians, and literary figures that are represented by both music and nonmusical materials includes George Auric, Johann Sebastian Bach, Béla Bartók, Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Pierre Boulez, Anton Bruckner, Charles Burney, Feruccio Busoni, Claude Debussy, Frederick Delius, Federico García Lorca, Hermann Hesse, György Ligeti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Marice Ravel, Rainer Maria Rilke, Frank Wedekind, Kurt Weill, and Gioseffo Zarlino.

around 3,600 items (131 boxes, 206 linear feet).

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Franck, César, 1822-1890

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From the second of the Composer's Six Pièces Pour Grand Orgue, which were composed between 1860 and 1862. The original organ piece was dedicated to Charles-Henri Valentin Alkan.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Andante, from Grande pièce symphonique, op. 17 / César Franck ; orch. by Charles O'Connell. [1950-1961?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 49947367 French composer, teacher, and organist of Belgian birth. From the d...

Ligeti, György, 1923-2006

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Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951

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Composer. From the description of Arnold Schoenberg letter to Carl Engel, 1942 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 427647095 An Austrian composer, Arnold Schoenberg came to the United States in 1933 and became an American citizen in 1941. Carl Parrish, an American musicologist and composer, bound together published copies of Schoenberg's piano music with annotations in pencil. From the description of Letter : Los Angeles, to Carl Parrish, Aurora-on-Cayuga, N...

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...

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...

Delius, Frederick

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x0003c0 Commissioned by Basil Dean in 1920 as incidental music to James Elroy Flecker's play. Composed 1920-23. First performance Hessische Landes-Theater, Darmstadt, 1 June 1923. Full version His Majesty's Theatre, London, 23 September 1923, Eugene Goosens conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Hassan / F. Delius. 1923....

Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959

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Composer, violinist, conductor, and photographer Ernest Bloch was born on July 24, 1880, in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1894 he began the study of music theory and composition with Emile Jacques-Dalcroze at the Geneva Conservatory of Music, who advised him to continue violin instruction under Louis Etienne-Reyer at the same institution. He studied violin under Franz Schörg of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Belgium, in 1896, and composition in Frankfurt under Ivan Knorr from 1899 to 1901, whereupo...

Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945

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Commissioned by the Basel section of the International Society for Contemporary Music. Composed originally as Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion 1937. Orchestrated 1940 as this Concerto. First performance London, 14 November 1942, Royal Philharmonic Society, Adrian Boult conductor, Louis Kentner and Ilona Kabos soloists.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra / Béla Bartók. [194-?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record i...

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...

Puccini, Giacomo

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An Italian opera composer, Giacomo Puccini at the time of this letter was overseeing the production of La Fanciulla del West at the Teatro Grande, Brescia. The recipient, Antonio Bettolacci, was Puccini's personal business agent. From the guide to the ALS, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Bettolacci, Torre del Lago, 1911 Aug. 19, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) From the description of ALS, 1911 Aug. 19, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Be...

Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782

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Italian poet and librettist. From the description of Autograph manuscript signed : [n.p., Vienna?, n.d., 1730-1780], [n.d., 1730-1780]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582374 Epithet: poet and librettist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x000051 Italian poet and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Vienna, 27 June 1739, to Stel[l]io Mastrac...

Webern, Anton

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Austrian composer. From the description of Anton Webern / Das Augenlicht / von / Hildegard Jone / für / gemischten Chor / u. / Orchester / Op. 26 / Klavierauszug / von / Ludwig Zenk. [1935?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571148 From the description of Stefan George / VII. Ring / A. v. Webern op. 2. [1908-1909?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571211 From the description of Vier Lieder / für / Gesang und Orchester / von / Anton Webern / op. 13 / Partitur. [19...

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...

Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962

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Hermann Hesse was a German writer, popular but often politically out of step in his native country. His social criticism, and especially his focus on the individual and inner spirituality, contributed to extraordinary popularity in America in the 1960s. From the description of Hermann Hesse letter to D. Kilham Roberts, 1950 January 9. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49344033 German author. From the description of Zwölfe Gedichte vo...

Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918

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Claude Debussy (b. 22 August 1862–d. 25 March 1918) was one of the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France he attended the Conservatoire de Paris originally to study piano before switing to composition. His orchestral works include Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894), Nocturnes (1897–1899), Images (1905–1912). In 1904 he rose to international fame for his opera Pelléas et Mélisande. He also composed two books of Préludes a...

Burney, Charles, 1726-1814

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Charles Burney, British musician and author. He is the father of Frances Burney, Madame d'Arblay, the writer. From the guide to the Charles Burney (musician and author) manuscript material : 1 item, 1792, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Charles Burney established a reputation as an organist and composer before moving to London in 1760. There he became a central figure in the circle gathered around author Samuel Johnson...

Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926

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Rilke wrote to Werfel in 1913 after reading Werfel's first 2 books of poems, Der Weltfreund and Wir sind. They met for the first time in the same year. Ruth Siebe-Rilke was the daughter of Rilke and Clara Westhoff; here she signs her name Ruth Fritzsche-Rilke. She was at that time the administrator of the Rilke family archive, located in Fischerhude, near Bremen, Germany. (More recently the archive has been located in Gernsbach.) From the description of Correspondence with Franz Werf...

Ravel, Maurice

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001219.0x000308 Maurice Ravel was a French composer; the apparent recipient, Toscanini, was a conductor. From the guide to the ALS, to [Arturo Toscanini], 1930 Sept. 9, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) From the description of ALS, 1930 Sept. 9, to [Arturo Toscanini]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122682742 ...

Boulez, Pierre

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French composer and conductor. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (5), Typewritten letter, and Autograph envelope, dated London and Baden-Baden, 1971-1975, to Joan Peyser, 1971-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992184 French Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000350.0x00027d ...

Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875

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French composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., n.d., 1874?], to [Choudens], [1874?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270977098 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to [Ernest Reyer], n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672788 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to M. Ruelle, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672792 From the description of Autograp...

García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936

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Blodgett was an Ithaca College faculty member. From the description of El maleficio de la mariposa : (the spell of the butterfly) ; a comedy in two acts and a prologue / by Federico Garcia Lorca 1919 ; translated by Anne Ketcham Blodgett and Marion Lipscomb Miller. [1967?] (Ithaca College Library). WorldCat record id: 49621962 From the description of The house of Bernarda Alba / by Federico Garcia Lorca ; translated by Anne Ketcham Blodgett. [1969?] (Ithaca College Library)....

Auric, Georges, 1899-1983

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French composer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Paris, 23 June 1925, and [London], 23 June 1926, to Mme [Louise] Alvar, 1925, 23 June and 1926, 23 June. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680749 From the description of [Les fâcheux. Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1925 June 05. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561533 From the description of [La concurrence] : autograph manuscript, 1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561528 ...

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai 1844-1908

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Russian composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 22 May 1907, to Albert Carré, 1907 May 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270676159 From the description of "[N. Rimskiy-Korsakov'. Op. 51. / 1897.g. / N 4. / Krasavitsa. / (Dlya nizkago ili srednyago golosa.) / Pushkin.']" : autograph manuscript, 1897 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569004 From the description of Kamennïy gost'. Der steinerne Gast. Vstupleniye -- Vorspiel...

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...

Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750

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From the partita no. 2 for solo violin by J.S. Bach.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Bach's chaconne / transcribed for large orchestra by Louis Gesensway. [19--]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 144609295 Arranged 1856. First performance same year at the Philharmonic concerts, Vienna, von H. Esser conductor. Elgar's coda added subsequently.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Toccata : für die Orgel / compon...

Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896

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Austrian composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Vienna, July 1895, to his brother, 1895, July. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673839 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Linz, 30 November 1856, to an unidentified friend, 1856 Nov. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673843 From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : [n.p., Vienna?], 14 March 1893, 1893 Mar. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873183 ...

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...

Zarlino, Gioseffo, 1517-1590

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Wedekind, Frank, 1864-1918

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Wedekind moved to Munich in 1889 and apparently lived there until his death, in 1918. According to Werfel's biographer Peter Stephan Jungk, Werfel encountered Wedekind in social settings in Leipzig during the period when Werfel was living there and working as an editor at Kurt Wolff Verlag, in 1913 and 1914, prior to being called up for military service upon the outbreak of World War I. Werfel gave numerous public readings during that period, in a variety of cities. From the descript...

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...

Moldenhauer, Hans

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Hans Moldenhauer (1906-1987) was an American musicologist of German birth, who had emigrated to the U.S. in 1938. He founded the Spokane Conservatory in 1942. In the 1960s he was on the faculty of the University of Washington, Seattle, and initiated there the Moldenhauer Music Archives. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1959-1960. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863970 Hans Moldenhauer (1906-1987) was an American musicologist...