• Serge Diaghilev/Serge Lifar Collection, 1750-1950

    Serge Diaghilev had a profound influence on music, ballet and art in the twentieth century. His musical interests, as demonstrated in this collection, spanned a range of styles; much of the material represents works considered by Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes and many bear annotations and performance indications. This library, acquired by Serge Lifar, Diaghilev's protégé, is rich in eighteenth-century Italian works, nineteenth-century Russian ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Leonard Bernstein Collection, 1900-1990

    The Leonard Bernstein Collection is as exceptional a collection as its namesake would suggest. Bernstein, arguably the most prominent figure in American music in the 20th century, made his impact as a conductor, composer of theater and classical music, and as an educator through his books, conducting students at Tanglewood, and, especially, his various televised lecture series that helped define the potentials of that ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ned Rorem Collection

    An important archive by a leading American composer of art songs. The collection is notable for its breadth and completeness. Both musical and literary manuscripts abound, and Rorem's correspondence is of particular interest. collection | 210 ft. | 90 boxes | Music manuscripts, correspondence, daybooks, writings (Contents). Ned Rorem Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress (Preferred Citation). Rorem, Ned (Sort). Papers of a leading ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Les Bon Hommes du Nord concert collection, 2012 August 8

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 8, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The event featured French Canadian fiddle tunes and songs performed by four musicians, Patrick Ross, Jean Nil Theroux, Dalton Binette, and Bow Thayer, who hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent ...

    • Contributor: Ross, Patrick - Theroux, Jean Nil - Binette, Dalton - Thayer, Bow - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012
  • Dayton C. Miller Collection

    The Miller Collection contains nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments, statuary, iconography, books, music, trade catalogs, tutors, patents, and other materials mostly related to the flute. It includes both Western and nonwestern examples from around the world, with at least 460 European and American instrument makers represented. The collection is especially strong in 19th century keywork, acoustical innovations, and experimental designs. collection | ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Harry Rosenthal Collection

    A significant collection of correspondence of composer and pianist Franz Liszt, including holograph music manuscripts and related biographical material. A detailed list of correspondence and holograph music manuscripts and first editions contained in this collection as well as other Liszt-related collections in the Music Division appears in the publication The Music Manuscripts, First Editions, and Correspondence of Franz Liszt (1811-1886) in the Collections of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • David Diamond Collection

    This collection documents the creative life of the American composer David Diamond (1915-2006). It contains manuscripts for nearly all of Diamond's compositions, an enormous amount of correspondence to important musical and literary persons, and daybooks and other autobiographical materials. collection | 210 ft. | 170 boxes | Several thousand manuscript sketches, scores, parts and published versions of Diamond's compositions; 10 shipping boxes of correspondence ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Dallapiccola/Dwight Collection, 1951-1989

    The bulk of this collection documents the composer's friendship with American artist Margaret (Peggie) Dwight, who corresponded with Dallapiccola from 1951 until his death in 1975. It contains more than 300 letters (written mostly in French), and 200 pages of "Recollections" written by Dwight chronicling their 24-year friendship. In addition to articles and programs, the collection includes a few of Dallapiccola's holograph manuscripts (most ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection Mendelssohn Collection

    The Mendelssohn Collection is a subset of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection, which includes not only the five Stradavari instruments given to the Library by Mrs. Whittall, but also a rich collection of autograph manuscripts by major European composers. The Mendelssohn Collection consists chiefly of music manuscripts and letters of Mendelssohn and other members of the Mendelssohn family, libretti, programs, iconography and other ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material