Irving Fine Collection, ca. 1914-1962
The career of Irving Fine (1914-1962), composer, conductor, writer, and academic, is documented in the Library of Congress Music Division by approximately 4,350 items from the Irving Fine Collection. Comprising manuscript and printed music, sketchbooks, writings, personal and business correspondence, scrapbooks, programs, clippings, and sound recordings, the collection contains most of the creative work of this colleague of Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. View...
Rights and Access - Irving Fine Collection, ca. 1914-1962
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A Biographical Sketch - Irving Fine Collection, ca. 1914-1962
Irving Fine (1914-1962) was an American composer with a remarkable gift for lyricism, whose masterfully crafted scores inevitably "sing." Aaron Copland wrote that his music "wins us over through its keenly conceived sonorities and its fully realized expressive content," praising it for "elegance, style, finish and a convincing continuity." Virgil Thomson cited an "unusual melodic grace."
The String Quartet - Irving Fine Collection, ca. 1914-1962
"A few years ago it occurred to Fine that amiability was becoming too steady a diet with him and that some relief was in order. To this end he set himself the task of writing a twelve-tone string quartet (1952) which turned out to be an impressive work, perhaps his best to date." So Arthur Berger wrote in his article "Stravinsky and the Younger...