Leon Kirchner papers, 1939-2009.


Leon Kirchner papers, 1939-2009.

The Leon Kirchner papers document the career of the composer, conductor and pianist from the 1950s to the early 2000s. They include scores and sketches, correspondence with important musical figures, writings, programs, clippings, photographs and posters.

12.72 linear feet (40 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 8152918

New York Public Library System, NYPL

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Trampler, Walter

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