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Title
Irving Fine collection
Created / Published
Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2006, monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Fine, Irving -- 1914-1962
-  Fine, Irving -- 1914-1962 -- Correspondence
-  Fine, Irving -- 1914-1962 -- Autographs
-  Composers -- Correspondence
-  Musicians -- Portraits
-  Bernstein, Leonard -- 1918-1990 -- Correspondence
-  Copland, Aaron -- 1900-1990 -- Correspondence
-  Foss, Lukas -- 1922- -- Correspondence
-  Ginastera, Alberto -- 1916-1983 -- Correspondence
-  Rorem, Ned -- 1923- -- Correspondence
-  Schuman, William -- 1910-1992 -- Correspondence
Genre
finding aid
Notes
-  Irving Fine, American composer, teacher, and conductor, was born in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 3, 1914. He studied composition with Walter Piston at Harvard University and with Nadia Boulanger in Cambridge, Mass., and in Paris, 1France, and choral conducting with A.T. Davison, and orchestral conducting with Serge Koussevitzky. From 1939 until 1950, when he was appointed professor at Brandeis University, he also taught at Harvard. Fine was chairman of the Brandeis School of Creative Arts and served on the composition staff of the Tanglewood Music Center (formerly the Berkshire Music Center). He received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Fulbright Research Fellowship for France, and many other awards. In addition to his composing, Fine wrote articles and reviews. Irving Fine died in Boston on Aug. 23, 1962.
-  Digitized images along with identifying information and a narrative introduction are also available through the Library of Congress Web site under the title: The Irving Fine collection, ca. 1914-1962, produced for the National Digital Library Program, American Memory collections.
-  The collection contains gifts Verna Fine 1964-1991.
-  The collection contains forty unpublished tapes transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
-  Irving Fine collection (1930-1993, bulk 1950-1962) Music Division, Library of Congress.
Extent
25 p. ; 21 cm.
Library of Congress Control Number
2003561019
Related Resources
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/collmus.mu000004 (American memory presentation)
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Description
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, Lukas Foss, Alberto Ginastera, Ned Rorem, and William Schuman. The collection occupies 7 linear ft. (21 boxes, ca. 4,350 items). Finding Aid. 25 p. ; 21 cm. | Irving Fine, American composer, teacher, and conductor, was born in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 3, 1914. He studied composition with Walter Piston at Harvard University and with Nadia Boulanger in Cambridge, Mass., and in Paris, 1France, and choral conducting with A.T. Davison, and orchestral conducting with Serge Koussevitzky. From 1939 until 1950, when he was appointed professor at Brandeis University, he also taught at Harvard. Fine was chairman of the Brandeis School of Creative Arts and served on the composition staff of the Tanglewood Music Center (formerly the Berkshire Music Center). He received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Fulbright Research Fellowship for France, and many other awards. In addition to his composing, Fine wrote articles and reviews. Irving Fine died in Boston on Aug. 23, 1962. Digitized images along with identifying information and a narrative introduction are also available through the Library of Congress Web site under the title: The Irving Fine collection, ca. 1914-1962, produced for the National Digital Library Program, American Memory collections. The collection contains gifts Verna Fine 1964-1991. The collection contains forty unpublished tapes transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Irving Fine collection (1930-1993, bulk 1950-1962) Music Division, Library of Congress.
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