Irwin Bazelon collection, 1947-2005 (bulk, 1960-1990).


Irwin Bazelon collection, 1947-2005 (bulk, 1960-1990).

The collection is in two sections: music and non-music. The former includes original manuscripts in the composer's hand, photocopies of works no longer existing in the original manuscript, film, broadcast, and library music, and printed music published by reproducing the composer's manuscript. The latter includes programs, flyers, publishing contracts, and the composer's writings. Included also are a number of commercial works which survive only as recordings. Correspondence includes Elmer Bernstein, Bernard Herrmann, David Raksin. Boxes 1-15: original mss. in the composer's hand; boxes 16-19: photocopies of works no longer existing in the original ms.; boxes 20-30: copies of film, broadcast and library music; boxes 31-32: copies of printed music; boxes 33-35: personal papers.

14 linear feet (43 boxes, 1,500 items)

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Bazelon, Irwin (person)

American composer Irwin Bazelon was born in Evanston, Ill. on June 4, 1922. Upon completing his music education at DePaul University in 1945 he studied with Paul Hindemith at Yale at Darius Milhaud at Mills College before settling in New York City in 1948 where he began to score films, plays, and television programs. He became an expert in these genres and later wrote "Knowing the score : notes on film music." His symphonies were the pinnacle of his art music compositions. He died in New York on...

Raksin, David (person)

Robert Russell Bennett was an American composer, orchestrator and conductor. From the guide to the Robert Russell Bennett papers, 1911-1981, (Music Library) American film composer. From the description of David Raksin: an oral history interview with Peggy Mayer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, Van Nuys, CA, 1991 Oct. 2. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 152674950 ...

Herrmann, Bernard (person)

American composer and conductor Bernard Herrmann was born in New York City on June 29, 1911. He attended New York University and the Julliard School of Music. In 1933 he formed the New Chamber Orchestra. Herrmann joined CBS in 1934 as a composer-conductor and from 1936 to 1940 he composed incidental music for a number of radio show episodes. In the following years Herrmann composed music for concert works, operas, film productions and television series. He composed his most famous film scores fo...

Bernstein, Elmer (person)