• 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 - Koussevitzky, Olga
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005
  • Vernon Duke Collection, 1918-1968

    Vernon Duke, author, poet, translator, and business man, as well as composer, was born Vladimir Alexandrovitch Dukelsky on Oct. 10, 1903, in Minsk. He studied composition with Reinhold Glière and Marian Dombrovsky at the Kiev Conservatory. Upon fleeing the Revolution with his family, Dukelsky ended up in New York in 1921. There followed a string of musicals, principally in London and New York, from ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Leonard Bernstein Collection, 1900-1990

    The Leonard Bernstein Collection is as exceptional a collection as its namesake would suggest. Bernstein, arguably the most prominent figure in American music in the 20th century, made his impact as a conductor, composer of theater and classical music, and as an educator through his books, conducting students at Tanglewood, and, especially, his various televised lecture series that helped define the potentials of that ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Richard Adler Collection

    Richard Adler (b. 1921 ) is an American composer and lyricist, the son of the distinguished pianist and pedagogue Charles Adler. With the composer and lyricist Jerry Ross he wrote the song Rags to Riches, and produced two critically-acclaimed and long-running musicals for Broadway, the Pajama Game and Damn Yankees. Richard Adler was the producer and director for various celebrity productions during the Kennedy ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Irving Fine collection

    The bulk of the materials in the Irving Fine collection are musical scores and sketches which represent virtually the entire musical output of the composer, some of which have been cataloged individually and classified and shelved in ML96.F47, ML96.5.F47, ML30.3C.F55, and ML29c.F527. In addition there are photographs, clippings, programs, scrapbooks, as well as correspondence from 20th century musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, ...

    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Fine, Irving
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006
  • Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991

    The Aaron Copland collection consists of published and unpublished music by Copland and other composers, correspondence, writings, biographical material, datebooks, journals, professional papers including legal and financial material, photographs, awards, art work, and books. Of particular interest is the correspondence with Nadio Boulanger, which extends over 50 years, and with his long-time friend, Harold Clurman. The photographic collection of Copland's friend and confidant Victor ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • Martha Graham Collection,1896-2003

    Dancer, choreographer, and company director Martha Graham (1894-1991) is considered one of the pioneering founders of American modern dance. In a career spanning over seven decades, Graham developed her own innovative technique and produced an impressive legacy of 181 choreographic works. She was known for her ground-breaking collaborations that included composers Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Norman Dello Joio, and William Schuman as well as ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Edward and Marian MacDowell Collection, 1861-1960

    In 1903, Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) gave the Library of Congress the manuscript of his Zweite (indianische) Suite, op. 48, a gift that inspired Music Division chief Oscar Sonneck to begin collecting the celebrated composer's original music manuscripts and first editions. After MacDowell's untimely death in 1908, his widow, Marian MacDowell (1857-1956), promised his papers to the Library. Marian MacDowell accumulated her own impressive archive ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Irving Fine Collection

    The Irving Fine Collection consists of the holograph music manuscripts and sketches, copyists' manuscripts, and published musical scores of the composer's works, as well as published scores of other composers; Fine's writings and correspondence; photographs; concert programs; newspaper clippings; subject files (unprocessed). collection | 20 ft. | 25 boxes | Holograph and published music manuscripts and sketches; correspondence; writings; photographs; concert programs; newspaper clippings; ...

    • 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
  • Aaron Copland collection

    The Aaron Copland collection consists of published and unpublished music by Copland and other composers, correspondence, writings, biographical material, datebooks, journals, professional papers including legal and financial material, photographs, awards, art work, and books. Of particular interest is the correspondence with Nadia Boulanger, which extent over 50 years, and with his long-time friend, Harold Clurman. Other significant correspondents are Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, Benjamin ...

    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Copland, Aaron - Kraft, Victor
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005