• 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
  • 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
  • Heineman Foundation Collection in Honor of Edward N. Waters

    The Heineman Foundation Collection in honor of former Music Division Chief Edward N. Waters includes manuscript and imprint scores, rare books, and correspondence dating from the late fifteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. Containing over 200 items acquired between 1960 and 1992 through donations by the Heineman Foundation, the collection's treasures include Tinctoris' Terminorum musicae diffinitorium (1495), a copy of the first printed libretto of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Albert Schatz Collection

    German businessman Albert Schatz (1839-1910)assembled over twelve thousand printed librettos in preparation for a projected work on the history of opera. The Schatz Collection in the Music Division, purchased by the Library in 1908, brings together an outstanding selection of German and Italian texts, particularly from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and is the major source for Oscar Sonneck's Catalogue of Opera Librettos Printed ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Henryk Szeryng Collection, 1933-1988

    The Henryk Szeryng Collection documents the life and career of the notable violinist (born Zelazowa Wola, Poland, 1918; died Kassel, West Germany, in 1988) who was also active as a pedagogue, recording artist, patron of the arts, and cultural ambassador. collection | 75 ft. | 169 boxes | Printed and holograph manuscript scores, correspondence, writings, iconography, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, publicity material, concert programs, biographical ...

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

    Mrs. Gertrude Clarke Whittall (1867-1965) was one of the Library of Congress's great patrons of music and literature. Soon after moving to Washington in 1934, she presented to the Library five Stradivari instruments and established a foundation to support chamber music concerts at which these instruments would be played. In 1941, with the purchase of portions of the collection assembled by Jerome Stonborough of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Louise Talma Papers, 1875-1996

    Composer, pianist and educator Louise Talma taught music at Hunter College in Manhattan for over 50 years. She had close ties with the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau near Paris where she worked for many years with Nadia Boulanger, first as a student and then as a colleague. Talma was the first American Boulanger invited to teach with her at Fontainebleau. She also spent many ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Marilyn La Vine Collection of Rudolf Nureyev Materials

    The Marilyn La Vine Collection of Rudolf Nureyev Materials is a comprehensive collection of programs, photographs, periodicals, newspaper clippings, publicity materials, publications, and scrapbooks that document Nureyev's professional career as an internationally acclaimed dancer, actor, company director, and choreographer. The materials were organized by long-time Nureyev fan, Marilyn La Vine, who also contributed a chronology and biographical essay. The collection documents Nureyev's performances and ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material