• Jascha Heifetz collection, 1802-1987

    The collection includes Heifetz's personal music library of original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions (some of which are unpublished), his annotated parts and scores, holographs and manuscripts of many of his contemporaries, and hundreds of printed scores. Concert programs document his performances from 1911 to 1974, and photographs, photo albums, and scrapbooks, encompassing the violinist's entire life. The correspondence, constituting a small part of the ...

    • Contributor: Heifetz, Jascha
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Nikolai Lopatnikoff collection, 1916-1979

    The collection includes music, manuscript and printed, of Lopatnikoff, as well as of other composers; correspondence and personal papers; photographs, clippings, and programs; writings by and about Lopatnikoff; and offical documents. A significant amount of material is related to Lopatnikoff's opera Danton. Among the correspondents are Rudolf Bing, Aaron Copland, Serge Koussevitzky, Joseph Rosenstock, Julius Rudel, Nicolas Slonimsky, and William Steinberg.

    • Contributor: Lopatnikoff, Nikolai
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • The Serge Koussevitzky archive

    The finding aid describes the collection of correspondence, personal and business papers, photographs, and other materials which document some of the most significant aspects of twentieth-century music. Through his work as a conductor and publisher, and his efforts to commission new musical works, Koussevitzky maintained deep ties with many of the finest composers and musicians of the day. These figures are represented in their ...

    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Koussevitzky, Serge
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005
  • Charles A. Lindbergh Spirit of St. Louis collection, 1927-1969

    Aviator and air force officer. Chiefly Burmese, Dutch, English and Swedish editions of The Spirit of St. Louis by Lindbergh. Also condensations of the work in foreign editions of the Reader's Digest as well as biographical material.

    • Contributor: Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus) - Lindbergh, Charles A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Moldenhauer archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990

    The archives consist primarily of music (both manuscript and printed), correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, books, newspaper clippings, printed programs, drawings, and engravings. They span years from the Middle Ages to the present, and include documents of composers, musicians, and literary figures, among others. The music in the collection includes holograph scores or sketches, both published and unpublished, as well as a number of copyists' ...

    • Contributor: Moldenhauer, Hans - Weger, August - Schumann, Robert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Photos, Prints, Drawings - Notated Music
  • Autograph collection, 1819-1843

    Collection of 100 album leaves, inscribed to W.A. Mozart, Sohn and dated between 1819 and 1842. Included are lines of music, canon, songs, drawings, and watercolor sketches. The leaves originate in Basel, Copenhagen, Frankfurt am Main, Graz, Hamburg, Königsberg, Lemberg, Mannheim, Milan, Oldenburg, Padua, Prague, Salzburg, Stuttgart, Venice, Warsaw, Vienna. 69 of the leaves are from musicians and others related to the music profession. ...

    • Contributor: Mozart, Franz Xaver - Aiblinger, Johann Kaspar - Baroni Cavalcabó, Julie - Grund, Fr. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm) - Holz, Karl - Jenger, Johann Baptist - Kisting, Heinrich - Spaun, Josef (Freiherr Von) - Stolpe, Aloys - Stolpe, Antoine - Szymanowska, Maria Agata Wołowska - Vieuxtemps, Henri
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1819

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  • Inquiry Form - Performing Arts - Ask a Librarian (Library of Congress)

    Ask a librarian: An online reference service from the Library of Congress that allows researchers to submit reference questions to Library of Congress reading rooms and receive expert research assistance (within 5 business days.)

    • Contributor: Mendel, Edward - Weger, August - Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix - Moss, George H. - Lewis, Robert Hall - Macdowell, Edward - Luboff, Norman - Page, Ruth - Huber, William - Zemlinsky, Alexander
    • Date: 1847
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    Bartók-Freund collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Source materials relating to early works of Béla Bartók (1881-1945). Small but important collection of source materials relating to the life and work of composer Béla Bartók originally compiled by the Hungarian pianist, Etelka Freund, a close friend of the composer. Purchase; J & J Lubrano of Great Barrington, Mass., all from the collection of Etelka Freund 1990. Certain restrictions to use or copying ...

    • Contributor: Bartók, Béla
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    A.P. Schmidt Company archives, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Arthur Paul Schmidt was born in Altona, Germany on April 1, 1846 and came to the United States in 1866. He worked for the G.D. Russell publishing house in Boston before opening his own retail and foreign music importing business in 1876. The A.P. Schmidt company soon gained a reputation for publishing works of many distinguished American composers. With branches in New York from ...

    • Contributor: A.P. Schmidt Company
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1869
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    Moscow State Jewish Theater (GOSET) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Mostly in Russian and Yiddish, with some texts in Belorussian, English, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Latvian, and Ukrainian. Reproduces documents covering the period 1916-1950 from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI) in Moscow about the Moscow State Jewish Theater (GOSET) and the affiliated Moscow State Jewish Theater School (MGETU); describes the history of the Soviet culture and theater, Jewish theater, Jewish ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005
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    Alexander von Zemlinsky collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Composer and conductor Alexander von Zemlinsky was born on October 14, 1871 in Vienna. In 1886 he enrolled at the Vienna Conservatory where he studied with Door, Krenn, and both Robert and J.N. Fuchs. Beginning in 1893 his works were performed at the Wiener Tonkünstlerverein where he also appeared as a pianist and conductor. In 1896 he became Schoenberg's mentor and they had a ...

    • Contributor: Zemlinsky, Alexander
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1887
  • The Rosaleen Moldenhauer memorial : music history from primary sources : a guide to the Moldenhauer Archives /

    Essays relating to manuscripts in the Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, founded by Hans Moldenhauer. Includes inventory. Includes bibliographical references. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 733 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

    • Contributor: Moldenhauer, Hans
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2000
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    Harry Rosenthal collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    This collection consists of holograph music manuscripts of Franz Liszt (3); printed musical score (1); printed books about Liszt (28); holograph correspondence of Liszt (approximately 150 items). 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 ...

    • Contributor: Rosenthal, Harry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1829
  • Nicolas Slonimsky collection, 1873-1997

    Collection contains materials collected by Slonimsky throughout his lifetime that document his life and work as musicologist, composer, conductor, lecturer and author. Included are personal biographical materials; Slonimsky's writings (drafts, typescripts, reprints, etc.) of newspaper, periodical, journal, and magazine articles, record liner notes, radio broadcasts, and talks, published and unpublished; music composed by Slonimsky, manuscript and printed; concert programs; correspondence, among many others, with ...

    • Contributor: Slonimsky, Nicolas
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Frank Roberts Cole Collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Scholar and bassoonist Frank Roberts Cole undertook a research project for identifying 18th century bassoon music during which he visited major libraries in Germany and Austria in the 1960s. After his death in an automobile accident in Europe his parents donated the photographic prints of the scores and parts of bassoon music to the Library of Congress Music Division. Collection contains photoreproductions of solo ...

    • Contributor: Cole, Frank Roberts
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1730