Leonard Bernstein collection : Part I, circa 1900-1994 (bulk 1933-1990).


Leonard Bernstein collection : Part I, circa 1900-1994 (bulk 1933-1990).

The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writings, personal business papers, the archives from Bernstein's corporate identity, Amberson Inc., scrapbooks, clippings and press materials, programs, datebooks and schedules, iconography, and fan mail. In addition, there are music manuscripts for many of his compositions, including The age of anxiety (Symphony no. 2); Candide; Chichester Psalms; Fancy free; Jeremiah (Symphony no. 1); On the waterfront; Prelude, fugue and riffs; Serenade after Plato's "Symposium"; Trouble in Tahiti; West Side story; and Wonderful town.

around 400,000 items (1180 boxes, 508 linear feet).


SNAC Resource ID: 8144857

Library of Congress

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Chávez, Carlos, 1899-1978

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Markevitch, Igor

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Blitzstein, Marc

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Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich, 1890-1960

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Pasternak was a Russian poet, who declined the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958 for his novel Doctor Zhivago. Reavey was an English surrealist poet. From the description of Letters to George Reavey, 1931-1960. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77990740 From the guide to the Boris Leonidovich Pasternak Letters to George Reavey, 1931-1960., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, 1890-1960 ...

Lipkin, Seymour

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Peress, Maurice

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Böhm, Karl, 1894-1981

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Born on January 10, 1910 in Lyon, the French conductor and composer, Jean Martinon entered the Lyon and Paris conservatoires to study the violin. At Lyon, his teacher was Maurice Foundray and at the Paris Conservatory, he studied violin technique with Jules Boucherit. While at the Paris conservatory, Martinon took composition with Albert Roussel and Vincent d’Indy. After completing the composition courses, he studied conducting with Charles Munch and Désormière. He graduated from ...

Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007

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Composer. From the description of Papers, 1982-1989. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 21072004 Orlando Cole, American, cellist of the Curtis String Quartet, and educator (cello faculty, The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pa.), was a classmate of Menotti's and Barber's at the Curtis Institute. From the description of [Letter, 1936, summer, St. Wolfgang, Austria, to] Landy [Orlando Cole, Rockport, Me.] / Gian-Carlo ; Sam [Samuel Barb...

Nabokov, Nicolas, 1903-1978

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Beginning in 1934, Lincoln Kirstein put efforts towards producing a ballet entitled Tom, inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's cabin. Kirstein first commisioned a libretto from poet E.E. Cummings and music from Virgil Thompson. These initial efforts, however, were rejected by choreographer George Balanchine. The following year, Kirstein comissioned set and costume designs from Ben Shahn and a new score from Nicolas Nabokov, working with both artists, as well as Balan...

Green, Adolph

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Adolph Green (1915-2002) was a lyricist, librettist, screenwriter, and performer. Working with his lifelong writing partner, Betty Comden, Green co-authored the books and lyrics to some of the most important works of musical theater and film. From the description of Adolph Green papers, 1944-2002. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468166 Adolph Green was born in the Bronx, New York on December 2, 1915. After a brief stint ...

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...

Moseley, Carlos

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