• Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976

    Through his work as a conductor and publisher and his efforts to commission new musical works, Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) maintained deep ties with many of the finest composers and musicians of the day. In addition to serving as a record of Koussevitzky's life and career, the collection extensively chronicles periods in the history of organizations such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Berkshire Music ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jacobo Ficher Collection

    Russian composer Jacobo Ficher (1896-1978) became significantly associated with Argentine music of the twentieth century after moving to South America in 1923. In addition to composing, he developed a brilliant career as an orchestra conductor, prominent teacher, and violinist. The Jacobo Ficher Collection comprises practically all of the composer's works, mainly holograph manuscript scores, in all major categories of composition including opera and ballet. ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 College, Pomona College, and the University of Rochester. After working with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, Ussachevsky married Elizabeth Denison Kray and started teaching at Columbia University. In ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Eugene C. Krylow Collection

    Eugene Constantine Krylow (born Evgenii Konstantinovich Krylov, 1905-1977) was born in Russia . After immigrating to the United States, he was heavily engaged in the cultural life of the Russian community in Chicago. The collection contains works by Krylow as well as arrangements and editions of other composers' music. The collection also includes four boxes of Russian Orthodox liturgical music. The printed music, which ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Bronislava Nijinska Collection

    Bronislava Nijinska (Bronislava Fominichna Nizhinskaia; born 8 January 1891 [27 December 1890] in Minsk, Russia; died 21 February 1972 in Pacific Palisades, California) was a dancer, teacher, and a significant artist in the development of twentieth-century ballet choreography. Nijinska studied ballet at the school of the Maryinsky Theater of Saint Petersburg, along with her celebrity brother, Vaslav Nijinsky. She was a dancer in the ...

    • 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 other woodwind instruments as well). Subsequent to his death in an automobile accident in Europe during this research trip, Cole's parents donated the photographic prints of the scores and/or parts which comprise ...

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  • Eusebia Hunkins Collection

    Born in Troy, Ohio, Eusebia Simpson Hunkins studied piano and theory in Dayton until granted a fellowship from the Juilliard Foundation to do graduate work in New York. Her instructors at Juilliard were James Friskin in piano, Rubin Goldmark in theory and composition, and Albert Stoessel in conducting. Mrs. Hunkins is known widely as a composer of American folk opera. collection | 8 ft. ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Houston Maples Bolshoi Theatre Opera and Ballet Materials

    This collection contains important programs and photographs from the Bolshoi Theatre, primarily of dance productions, gathered in 1946 and 1947 by Houston Maples, U.S. Naval Attaché to Moscow, and his son Houston Maples, Jr., who worked in the State Department's Moscow Office of Information and Culture. Photographs and programs include traditional Bolshoi productions of Marius Petipa's choreographies, such as Don Quixote; Raymonda; Nutcracker; and ...

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  • 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 at least 107 songs for voice and piano, as well as three sonatas for violin and piano. As a pianist, he attained great success throughout Europe during the first decades of the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • George Zoritch Collection

    The George Zoritch Collection of photographs, periodicals, programs, clippings, and articles documents the post-Diaghilev era of early twentieth-century ballet. Zoritch danced with all of the companies that were successors to Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, including Colonel W. de Basil's Ballets Russes; Sergei Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; and the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas. The photographs include his performances with a number of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Serge Grigoriev/Ballets Russes Archive, 1909-2009

    The Serge Grigoriev/Ballets Russes Archive is comprised of materials that document Serge Grigoriev's career as a dancer and as régisseur (rehearsal director) for the Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev (1909-1929) and for the Ballets Russes de Colonel W. de Basil (1932-1952). The manuscripts, photographs, and other documents that are included in this Archive provide one of the richest collections of information on these two ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Adolph Bolm Collection, 1895-1982

    Adolph Bolm (Adol'f Rudol'fovich Bolm; born 25 September 1884 in Saint Petersburg, died 18 April 1951 in Hollywood, California), Russian-American ballet dancer, teacher, and choreographer, joined the corps de ballet of the Maryinsky Theater in 1903. In 1908-1909 he partnered noted ballerina Anna Pavlova and participated in Serge Diaghilev's first season (1909) of Russian ballet and opera in Paris. He was a member of ...

    • 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 entered the Moscow Conservatory to study violin with Leo Zetlin, and composition with Reinhold Glière. That same year, he won the national competition for the position of first violin in the State ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material