Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    The 1946 Library of Congress recital
    Nathan Milstein in recital | Nineteen forty-six Library of Congress recital
    compact disc | 1 sound disc (67 min., 36 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | Nathan Milstein (Statement Of Responsibility). Compact disc. Title on insert: Nathan Milstein in recital. Nathan Milstein, violin ; Josef Blatt, piano. (Performers). Recorded Oct. 7, 1946 at the Coolidge Auditorium, the Library of Congress. (Venue). Booklet containing biographical notes on the performers and program notes by K....
    • Contributor: Chopin, Frédéric - Wieniawski, Henri - Bridge Records - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress) - Blatt, Josef - Bach, Johann Sebastian - Milstein, Nathan - Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
    • Date: 1996
  • Notated Music
    Sonatas, piano no. 30, op. 109, E major manuscript score | 20 [i.e. 40] p. of ms. music ; 24 x 31 cm. | von L. v. Beethoven. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph. In ink, with notations in pencil. In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection of the Library of Congress. Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Beethoven, Ludwig Van - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1820

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  • Notated Music
    Concertos, violin, orchestra K. 219, A major manuscript score | 1 ms. score ([88] p.), bound ; 17 x 23 cm. | di Wolfgango Amadeo Mozart. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph, signed. Caption title. In caption: Salisburgo, li 20 di decembre 1775. In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection of the Library of Congress. Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1775

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  • Notated Music
    Sonatas, violin, piano K. 379, G major manuscript score | 1 ms. score ([9] p.), bound ; 25 x 34 cm. | Holograph. For violin and "cembalo." Caption title. "No 9." In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection of the Library of Congress. Published: Wien : Artaria, 1781 (as op. 2, no. 5). Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1781

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  • Notated Music
    Sextet, violins, violas, violoncellos, no. 1, op. 18, Bb major. Andante; arr. (Sketches)
    Sextet, opus 18, arrangement of second movement for piano solo.
    manuscript score | [8] p. of music ; 29 x 42 cm. | Holograph, signed. The composer's arrangement of the second movement (Andante) of the Sextet no. 1, opus 18, for piano solo. (General). Caption title. (General). Title on cover: Sextet, opus 18, arrangement of second movement for piano solo. (General). "Von John [sic] Brahms"--Caption. (Statement Of Responsibility). On p. [1]: 13 September 1860....
    • Contributor: Brahms, Johannes
    • Date: 1860-09-13

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  • Notated Music
    Schelomo rapsodie hébraïque pour violoncelle solo et grand orchestre manuscript score | 1 ms. score (61 p.) ; 46 cm. | par Ernest Bloch. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph, signed. At end: Janvier-février 1916, Genève. In the Moldenhauer Archives collection of the Library of Congress. acquire 1 shelf copy [policy default] (Selection Decision). Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Moldenhauer Archives - Bloch, Ernest
    • Date: 1916

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  • Film, Video
    Great conversations: the composers videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 56 min., 4 sec. | Composers Milton Babbit, Richard Danielpour, Lowell Liebermann, George Perle, Ned Rorem, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich join Istomin at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York to discuss and argue about the strong feelings and controversies surrounding modern contemporary music and the challenges that programming their music presents. The composers talk...
    • Contributor: Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Lieberman, Lowell - Rorem, Ned - Babbitt, Milton - Istomin, Eugene - Rosen, Peter - Perle, George - Danielpour, Richard - Peter Rosen Productions, Inc
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Great conversations: the conductors: James Conlon videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 55 min., 45 sec. | In a series of three one-on-one discussions, the Russian-born Mstislav Rostropovich, Indian-born Zubin Mehta, and James Conlon, a native of New York City, converse about leadership and inspiration on the podium, their views about the influence of European classical music on American music, and the influence of American popular music on other cultures....
    • Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Conlon, James - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Great conversations: the virtuosos videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 51 min., 12 sec. | The violinists Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, and Arnold Steinhardt; the cellists Lynn Harrell, Yo-Yo Ma, and Sharon Robinson; and the pianists Claude Frank and Joseph Kalichstein join Istomin in the Library of Congress’ Whittall Pavilion for a conversation among intimate friends about chamber music, performance practices, the influences of master teachers, and the...
    • Contributor: Kalichstein, Joseph - Ma, Yo-Yo - Robinson, Sharon - Istomin, Eugene - Steinhardt, Arnold - Rosen, Peter - Harrell, Lynn - Laredo, Jaime - Warshaw, Hilan - Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Frank, Claude - Frank, Pamela
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Great conversations: the pianists videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 60 min., 20 sec. | Eugene Istomin and his fellow pianists Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Leon Fleisher, Gary Graffman, and Charles Rosen offer insights into the world of the piano as they discuss performance technique and adventures in recording, make humorous observations about their colleagues, and tell inside jokes about great musical icons. The conversations were filmed in...
    • Contributor: Rosen, Charles - Istomin, Eugene - Graffman, Gary - Rosen, Peter - Bronfman, Yefim - Ax, Emanuel - Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Fleisher, Leon
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Great conversations: chamber music videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 41 min., 45 sec. | Istomin and his colleagues violinists Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, Arnold Steinhardt; cellists Lynn Harrell and Sharon Robinson; and pianists Claude Frank and Joseph Kalichstein talk about a range of topics, including the essence of the string quartet, how friendships develop from playing chamber music, and the manner in which chamber musicians exchange ideas....
    • Contributor: Kalichstein, Joseph - Robinson, Sharon - Istomin, Eugene - Steinhardt, Arnold - Rosen, Peter - Harrell, Lynn - Laredo, Jaime - Warshaw, Hilan - Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Frank, Claude - Frank, Pamela
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Great conversations: the conductors: Zubin Mehta videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 65 min., 10 sec. | In a series of three one-on-one discussions, the Russian-born Mstislav Rostropovich, Indian-born Zubin Mehta, and James Conlon, a native of New York City, converse about leadership and inspiration on the podium, their views about the influence of European classical music on American music, and the influence of American popular music on other cultures....
    • Contributor: Warshaw, Hilan - Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Rosen, Peter - Mehta, Zubin
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Great conversations: the conductors: Mstislav Rostropovich videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 45 min., 35 sec. | In a series of three one-on-one discussions, the Russian-born Mstislav Rostropovich, Indian-born Zubin Mehta, and James Conlon, a native of New York City, converse about leadership and inspiration on the podium, their views about the influence of European classical music on American music, and the influence of American popular music on other cultures....
    • Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Rostropovich, Mstislav - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • Date: 2005
  • Notated Music
    Poème, violin, orchestra manuscript score | 1 ms. score ([6], 11 p.) ; 46 cm. | Holograph, signed. (General). "A Eugène Ysaye"--T.p. (General). On p. [4]: Gift, Fritz Kreisler, Dec. 28, 1948. (General). Manuscript Score (Form). Manuscript Score (Form).
    • Contributor: Chausson, Ernest - Kreisler, Fritz

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  • Biography
    Emanuel Ax Biography. Biography. Born in Poland in 1949, Emanuel Ax moved with his family to Canada before settling in New York City in 1961. There, beginning in 1966, he studied piano with Mieczyslaw Munz at the Juilliard School of Music. He made a concert tour of South America in 1969; in the year that followed he completed a bachelor's degree in French at Columbia University...
  • Biography
    Milton Babbitt Biography. Biography. Composer Milton Babbitt's influence on contemporary music is inestimable. His innovative use of the human voice, his infusions of electronic tape sounds into live performances, his serial compositional techniques and pioneering work in synthesized sound, all broke new ground in the music world. His compositions, with their twelve-tone structures, complex mathematical tonal combinations, and synthetic sounds, offered up with Babbitt's cerebral explanations,...
  • Biography
    Yefim Bronfman Biography. Biography. Pianist Yefim Bronfman was born in Tashkent in the Soviet Union in 1958, immigrated to Israel with his family in 1973, and made his international debut with Zubin Mehta and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in 1975. He became a citizen of the United States in 1989 and two years later was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors an...
  • Biography
    James Conlon Biography. Biography. Born in New York City in 1950, conductor James Conlon is both a graduate and a former faculty member of the Juilliard School of Music, where he made his New York conducting debut in a 1972 production of La Bohéme. His professional debut came a year earlier, conducting Boris Godunov at the Spoleto Festival. At the invitation of Pierre Boulez, Conlon made...
  • Biography
    Richard Danielpour Biography. Biography. Richard Danielpour was born in New York City in 1956. A graduate of the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School of Music, he studied with composers Vincent Persichetti and Peter Mennin, as well as with pianists Lorin Hollander, Veronica Jochum, and Gabriel Chodos. He is one of the most gifted composers of his generation and exerts considerable influence upon younger composers.
  • Biography
    Leon Fleisher Biography. Biography. Leon Fleisher, born in San Francisco in 1928, had his first piano lessons at the age of four and gave his first public recital at the age of six. When he was ten, he began a decade of study with the renowned German pianist Artur Schnabel, and in 1944, at the age of sixteen, he made his Carnegie Hall debut with conductor...
  • Biography
    Claude Frank Biography. Biography. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1925, pianist Claude Frank abandoned Nazi Germany in 1937 and went to France, where he studied at the Paris Conservatory. Fleeing France before the advancing German armies in 1940, he went first to Spain, then to Portugal, before ultimately settling in America, where he became a citizen in 1944. He studied piano--interrupted by a term of military...
  • Biography
    Pamela Frank Biography. Biography. Violinist Pamela Frank was born in New York City in 1967. As the daughter of pianists Lilian Kallir and Claude Frank, she partook of a musically vibrant home life, including violin lessons from the age of five. Although she enrolled in the pre-college division of the Juilliard School of Music, she otherwise enjoyed a typical adolescence. She attended the Curtis Institute of...
  • Biography
    Gary Graffman Biography. Biography. Gary Graffman was born in New York City in 1928, to Russian parents. Although his father, a violinist and a student of the influential pedagogue Leopold Auer, dropped a rather large hint with a gift to his son of a small fiddle, Graffman's affinity for the piano soon became evident. He won a scholarship to study with Isabelle Vengerova at the Curtis...
  • Biography
    Lynn Harrell Biography. Biography. Cellist Lynn Harrell was born in New York City in 1944. Both of his parents were musicians. He studied cello with Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School of Music and with Orlando Cole at the Curtis Institute of Music, and attended the master classes of Gregor Piatigorsky in Dallas, Texas, and Pablo Casals in Marlboro, Vermont.
  • Biography
    Eugene Istomin Biography. Biography. Eugene Istomin is acknowledged to have been one of the twentieth century's leading pianists. A rare combination of virtuosity, poetic insight, and aristocratic style brought him international acclaim as a recitalist, orchestral soloist, and chamber musician.