• Nikolai Lopatnikoff Collection, 1916-1979

    Russian-born composer Nikolai Lopatnikoff (1903-1976) studied in Germany and began his career there before fleeing Europe in 1939. He first settled in New York before joining the faculty of the Carnegie Institute of Technology (later Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, where he taught for nearly twenty-five years. He maintained ties with many émigré artists in this country. The collection contains the composer's holograph and ...

    • 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
  • Charles Martin Loeffler Collection

    Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935), the American composer who shared the position of concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Franz Kneisel for nearly twenty years, is best known for his songs, chamber works, and orchestral poems. Through the gift and bequest of his widow, Elsie Fay Loeffler, the Library received between 1935 and 1938 the composer's papers and the publication and performance rights for ...

    • 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
  • Otto Klemperer Archive, 1792-1988

    Conductor and composer Otto Klemperer (b. May 14, 1885 in Breslau, Germany; d. July 6, 1973 in Zurich) is known particularly for conducting orchestral music by Beethoven, Bruckner, Mozart, and Mahler, and contemporary music and operas, during the 1920s and 1930s. He composed symphonies, string quartets, songs, piano solos, choral works, and an opera; and also arranged works by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Mozart. The ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • Leopold Godowsky Collection

    Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938), was one of the great piano virtuosos at the turn of the century. He was also an excellent teacher and a prolific composer. The collection contains manuscripts of original compositions by Godowsky as well as his transcriptions of works by Bach, Schubert, and Weber. collection | 12 ft. | 49 boxes | Manuscripts of original music, transcriptions, arrangements, correspondence, business and ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Helen Hopekirk Collection

    Pianist and composer Helen Hopekirk (1856-1945) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and received her musical training in Europe. She made her American debut in 1883 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the management of her husband, the music critic William A. Wilson. In 1897, she accepted a teaching position at the New England Conservatory and became a fixture in the musical life of Boston. ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • [Letter to Julian Fontana]

    manuscript | [3] p. ; 18 cm. | In unknown hand, in ink. Abridged version of Chopin's Jan. 22, 1839 letter to Fontana. Includes photocopy of letter from Alexander Janta, in English, dated Apr. 18, 1958, regarding the authenticity of the item. German translation. Gift; Christian A. Zabriskie; Mar. 13, 1941. acquire 1 shelf copy [policy default] (Selection Decision). Manuscript (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Chopin, Frédéric
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1800

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  • 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