Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    The 1946 Library of Congress recital
    Nathan Milstein in 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: Bridge Records - Milstein, Nathan - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
    • 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: Beethoven, Ludwig Van - Library of Congress - 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: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Library of Congress - 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: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Library of Congress - 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: Bloch, Ernest - Library of Congress - Moldenhauer Archives
    • Date: 1916

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  • Collection
    Great Conversations in Music The programs for "Great Conversations in Music" were created and hosted by the late Eugene Istomin (1925-2003), one of the world's most admired classical musicians. The four-part series was commissioned by the Library of Congress in 2001 and produced and directed by Peter Rosen of Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. Filmed between December 2001 and March 2003 at the Library of Congress and the American...
    • Date: 2001

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  • Web Page
    Rights and Access - Great Conversations in Music The programs for "Great Conversations in Music" were created and hosted by the late Eugene Istomin (1925-2003). The four-part series was commissioned by the Library of Congress in 2001 and produced and directed by Peter Rosen of Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. These programs are copyrighted by the Library of Congress. These programs were made possible through the courtesy of Eugene Istomin. His guests in...
  • Article
    Biographies and Discographies - Great Conversations in Music These biographies and discographies cover the conductors featured in the video programs featured in "Concerts from the Library of Congress".
    • Date: 2001
  • Article
    Featured Musical Examples - Great Conversations in Music These manuscript scores are original versions of the some of the compositions performed in these concerts from the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2001
  • Article
    Remembering Istomin - Great Conversations in Music Eugene Istomin was born in New York in 1925 of Russian émigré singers. From his earliest public appearance at the age of 6, he went on to become one of America's most respected pianists, excelling both as a soloist and interpreter of chamber music. His recordings with Isaac Stern and Leonard Rose, the renowned Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio, remain an important pedagogical model of the artistry...
    • Date: 2001
  • Article
    Video Programs - Great Conversations in Music These programs were created and hosted by the late Eugene Istomin (1925-2003), one of the world's most admired classical musicians. This presentation includes additional footage as well as an additional program, "Chamber Music", released here for the first time.
    • Date: 2001
  • 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: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Rorem, Ned - Perle, George - Lieberman, Lowell - Danielpour, Richard - Babbitt, Milton - Rosen, Peter
    • 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: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Kalichstein, Joseph - Frank, Claude - Robinson, Sharon - Ma, Yo-Yo - Harrell, Lynn - Steinhardt, Arnold - Laredo, Jaime - Frank, Pamela - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • 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: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Bronfman, Yefim - Ax, Emanuel - Fleisher, Leon - Rosen, Charles - Graffman, Gary - Rosen, Peter
    • 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: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Kalichstein, Joseph - Frank, Claude - Robinson, Sharon - Harrell, Lynn - Steinhardt, Arnold - Laredo, Jaime - Frank, Pamela - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • 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: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Mehta, Zubin - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • 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...