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  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Nikolay Karlovich Medtner Papers, 1826-1954

    Russian-born composer and pianist Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951) sought to create works that incorporated elements of both Classical and Romantic musical styles. While he primarily composed works for solo piano, he also produced ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Vladimir Ussachevsky Collection

    Vladimir Ussachevsky (1911-1990) was one of the first composers of electronic music in the 1950s. He immigrated from Manchuria in 1930 to the United States and received music degrees from Pasadena Junior ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frank Roberts Cole Collection

    Scholar and bassoonist Frank Roberts Cole apparently visited the great libraries of Germany and Austria in the 1960s in conjunction with a research project for identifying eighteenth-century bassoon music (which usually involved ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff Archive

    Russian-born composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) achieved fame during his lifetime for his lyrical and expressive works (including three symphonies, four piano concerti, several operas, dozens of solo piano works ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Boris Koutzen Collection, 1889-2005

    Boris Koutzen (1901-1966) was born in Uman, Southern Russia. He began composing at the age of six and studied violin with his father. In 1918 his family moved to Moscow, where Boris ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material