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  • Modern Music archives, 1909-1983

    The League of Composers was founded in New York in 1923 to promote American composers and introduce audiences to the best in new music through high quality performances. Its quarterly journal, Modern Music, was published from 1924 to 1946, and edited by Minna Lederman Daniel. It is one of the most distinguished collections of criticism and scholarship concerning early twentieth-century musical arts. The archives ...

    • Contributor: League of Composers (U.S.) - Lederman, Minna - Berg, Alban - Brecht, Bertolt - Breton, André - Caruso, Enrico - Copland, Aaron - Cowell, Henry - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Denby, Edwin - Heinsich, Richard - Kirstein, Lincoln - Picasso, Pablo - Piston, Walter - Rosenfeld, Paul - Shapero, Harold - Smirnoff, Boris - Thomson, Virgil
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1909
  • Letter from Aaron Copland to Leonard Bernstein, June 4, 1947

    Correspondence. Autograph letter, signed | 2 pages. | excerpt: "I've decided that it is a tough job to to write an almost 40 min. piece which is perfect throughout...Virgil's opera was original looking on the stage -- no one has ever seen anything quite like it. But I thought there was more music in Four Saints...I see Jeremiah on display here in the record ...

    • Contributor: Copland, Aaron - Thomson, Virgil - Chavez, Carlos
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Books
    • Date: 1947-06-04

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  • Minna Lederman Daniel collection, 1896-1993

    Minna Lederman Daniel was an American writer and editor who specialized in music and dance. A major influence on 20th century music, she was a founding member of the League of Composers, a group of musicians and proponents of modern music. She helped launch the League's magazine, The League of Composers' Review (later called Modern Music), which was the first American journal to manifest ...

    • Contributor: Lederman, Minna - Cage, John - Copland, Aaron - Oja, Carol J. - Thomson, Virgil
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1896