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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 and solo songs, as well as choral and chamber works), influenced primarily by Russian Romanticism, as well as for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. The contents of the Rachmaninoff Archive document ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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
  • Catalog Record

    Houston Maples Bolshoi Theatre Opera and Ballet Materials, Catalog Record Only

    Contains 9 books; 1 review; 3 articles; 32 programs; 133 pictures; 9 videotapes.

    • Contributor: Maples, Houston L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1946
  • 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