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    George Antheil correspondence with Mary Louise Curtis Bok, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This collection principally consists of letters between composer George Antheil and his longtime patron, Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Additional correspondents include Ezra Pound, Donald S. Friede, Constantin von Sternberg, and Igor Stravinsky. In addition, there are two substantive works by Antheil, "Antheilcized notation, or, Music for everybody who can tell one from two and two from three," providing an explanation of the composer's "See-Note" ...
    • Contributor: Antheil, George
    • Date: 1921
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    Leonard Bernstein About the Leonard Bernstein Collection The Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress is as exceptional as its name would suggest. Bernstein, arguably the most prominent figure in American classical music of the twentieth century, made his impact as a conductor, as a composer of classical and theater music, and as an educator through books, conducting students at Tanglewood, and especially through various ...
    • Contributor: Bernstein, Leonard - Coates, Helen - Gottlieb, Jack - Harmon, Charlie
    • Date: 1900

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    Franziska Boas collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, labanotation scores and other choreographic notes, business records, playbills, production material, writings by Franz Boas, artwork, and other papers chiefly documenting the life and career of pioneering dancer and teacher Franziska Boas.
    • Contributor: Boas, Franziska
    • Date: 1920
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    Miriam Cole papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection includes photographs, programs and promotional materials, business papers, clippings and articles, unpublished writings and notes, dance history and choreographic notes, contracts, and music scores for her choreography. Together they document a portion of the career of modern dancer and choreographer Miriam Cole. Much of the material relates to Cole's association with the Graham company: photographs, programs, scrapbook pages, articles, and other items ...
    • Contributor: Cole, Miriam - DI Gesú, Antony - Knutson, Loyde - Phillips, Victoria
    • Date: 1923
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    Alexandra Danilova collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, writings including a typescript of Danilova's memoirs titled Choura: The Memoirs of Alexandra Danilova, speeches and lectures, programs, printed material, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, artwork, photographs, and other papers relating to Danilova's career in dance primarily as a teacher at the School of American Ballet. Also includes material from her years with the de Basil Ballets Russes and the Denham Ballet Russe and ...
    • Contributor: Danilova, Alexandra
    • Date: 1920
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    Katherine Dunham collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains correspondence, awards and honors, writings by and about Dunham, business papers, photographs, clippings, reviews, programs, promotional materials, and materials related to the Library of Congress Katherine Dunham Legacy Project.
    • Contributor: Dunham, Katherine
    • Date: 1925
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    Vivian Fine music manuscripts, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection chiefly consists of Fine's holograph scores, sketches, and parts for various works. Fine's compositions spanned a variety of musical genres: solo instrumental, chamber, orchestral, as well as accompanied vocal and choral pieces. A small quantity of correspondence, including with her teacher Ruth Crawford Seeger; programs; and clippings supplement the music manuscripts.
    • Contributor: Fine, Vivian - Vivian Fine Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1927
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    Lukas Foss papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection documents the life and career of Lukas Foss. The music materials consist of holograph manuscript scores and parts, and sketches. Later compositions, especially those which reflect his interests in twelve-tone and aleatory music, are accompanied by extensive supplementary notes, tone rows, mathematical charts, and performance instructions. Photocopied scores and parts often include annotations by Foss or various conductors and performers. The correspondence ...
    • Contributor: Foss, Lukas
    • Date: 1926
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    Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection includes correspondence, writings, music manuscripts, printed music, scripts, production material, research material, casting files, contracts, press reviews, programs, posters, handbills, artwork, photographs, and other papers.
    • Contributor: Fosse, Bob
    • Date: 1920
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    Morton Gould papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains music, including holograph and copyist manuscripts, printed scores, orchestral parts, lyric sheets, and sketches of Gould's compositions and arrangements; correspondence from friends and associates, including items from notable public figures, performers, and composers such as Leonard Bernstein, Ernest Bloch, Bill Clinton, Agnes DeMille, Percy Grainger, Ronald Reagan, Jerome Robbins, Artur Rodzinski, and Nicolas Slonimsky; business papers, including comprehensive G. Schirmer works ...
    • Contributor: Gould, Morton - G. Schirmer, Inc
    • Date: 1920
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    Selections from the Martha Graham Collection (clockwise from top left) The Dance: Washington Festival [review]; "Graham Presents Copland's Ballet" [clipping] by Oscar Thompson; A unique dance by Martha Graham [clipping], 1926; [Tangara], photograph of Martha Graham. 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 ...
    • Contributor: Graham, Martha - Barber, Samuel - Copland, Aaron - Dello Joio, Norman - El-Dabh, Halim - Emmons, Beverly - Hindemith, Paul - Horst, Louis - Hovhaness, Alan - Karan, Donna ... Graham, Martha - Barber, Samuel - Copland, Aaron - Dello Joio, Norman - El-Dabh, Halim - Emmons, Beverly - Hindemith, Paul - Horst, Louis - Hovhaness, Alan - Karan, Donna - Lester, Eugene - Menotti, Gian Carlo - Noguchi, Isamu - Riegger, Wallingford - Rosenthal, Jean - Schuman, William - Skelton, Thomas R. - Starer, Robert - Ter-Arutunian, Rouben - Tipton, Jennifer - Weissberger, L. Arnold - Martha Graham Dance Company - Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance - Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance - Graham (Martha) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1896

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    Joe Haymes big band arrangements, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection chiefly consists of Joe Haymes' musical arrangements, including many of his own compositions. Most of the music manuscripts are in Haymes' own hand, and include scores, parts, lead sheets, piano-vocal scores, and sketches. In addition, there are a few newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and a discography.
    • Contributor: Haymes, Joe
    • Date: 1920
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    Louis Kaufman collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains materials related to the Kaufmans' personal lives and professional careers. The correspondence series contains letters to and from prominent musical and artistic figures of the 20th century, including Milton Avery, Samuel Barber, Robert Russell Bennett, David Burli︠u︡k, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Carlos Chávez, Aaron Copland, Norman Cousins, David Diamond, Olin Downes, Vladimir Dukelsky (Vernon Duke), Louis M. Eilshemius, Albert Einstein, Gerald Finzi, Morton ...
    • Contributor: Kaufman, Louis
    • Date: 1925
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    Rudolf Kolisch collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains thirty-one items, principally manuscript correspondence, that provide insight into the professional relationship between Kolisch and composers Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern. Included among these are two Berg manuscripts that present analysis and musical examples from his Lyric suite and String quartet, op. 3. The correspondence consists of postcards and letters, chiefly from Webern to Kolisch, that discuss compositional progress ...
    • Contributor: Kolisch, Rudolf
    • Date: 1921
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    Andre Kostelanetz collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection, which documents Kostelanetz's life and 50-plus-year career in the United States, contains musical arrangements, correspondence, subject files, business papers, programs, scrapbooks, clippings, scripts, cue cards, and photographs spanning from 1922 to 1984, with the bulk of materials dating from 1935 to 1979. It also includes materials related to the career of Kostelanetz's first wife, soprano Lily Pons. Most scores in the collection ...
    • Contributor: Kostelanetz, Andre
    • Date: 1922
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    Valeria Ladd collection on the revived Greek dance, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The materials are organized in two series: Photographs and Miscellany. In the Photographs series, most images document Valeria Ladd, Catherine Rapp (1901-1992), or other members of the Noyes Dance Group and their trips to Greece in the 1930s. In addition to photographs of dancers posing or dancing in natural settings or with ancient Greek ruins, there are photographs of museum pieces, landscapes, and the ...
    • Contributor: Ladd, Valeria
    • Date: 1924
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    Frederick Loewe collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains music manuscripts from Loewe's stage and screen musicals that he wrote with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, including Brigadoon, Camelot, Gigi, My fair lady and Paint your wagon. It includes songs that were cut from shows as well as individual songs not associated with a particular show, and songs from less well-known shows. The collection also includes a significant number of photographs ...
    • Contributor: Loewe, Frederick
    • Date: 1923
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    Daniel Nagrin collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains materials relating to Nagrin's life and career, in addition to a significant amount of materials related to Nagrin's first wife, dancer, choreographer, teacher, and theater director Helen Tamiris (1905-1966). The Helen Tamiris Materials series is arranged in the following subseries: Interview and Conference Panel Transcripts; Publicity Materials; Correspondence; Autobiography; Stage Directions, Choreographic Notes, Class Notes; Writings By or About Tamiris; New ...
    • Contributor: Nagrin, Daniel
    • Date: 1920
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    May O'Donnell papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The May O'Donnell papers partially document O'Donnell's career as a modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She is considered a pioneer in the development of American modern dance, especially abstract dance. The photographs include O'Donnell alone, as a performer, with other artists, and with Ray Green. The promotional materials include playbills and performance programs, program notes, flyers, press releases, and brochures. The collection holds several ...
    • Contributor: O'donnell, May - Blechman, Marcus - Geraci, A. John - Lindquist, John - Nilva, Daniel - Romaine Studio
    • Date: 1929
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    Artur Rubinstein correspondence, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Despite Rubinstein's extraordinarily lengthy and distinguished career as a performer, the collection largely reflects only those activities following his family's 1939 immigration to the United States to escape the Nazi occupation of France. Coupled with his flight from Poland to London prior to World War I, it is likely that much of Rubinstein's early correspondence and other personal papers were destroyed, seized, or abandoned ...
    • Contributor: Rubinstein, Artur
    • Date: 1921
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    Max Rudolf papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains Rudolf's extensive correspondence with prominent 20th century musical figures, Metropolitan Opera annual files documenting his years with that organization, and a few photographs of Rudolf alone and with others. Rudolf corresponded with many notable figures from all realms of the music world, including Samuel Barber, Rudolf Bing, Luigi Dallapiccola, Norman Dello Joio, David Diamond, Antal Dorati, Glenn Gould, Erich Leinsdorf, Ira ...
    • Contributor: Rudolf, Max
    • Date: 1922
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    The March King: John Philip Sousa Painting of Sousa during US Marine Band era, [n.d.]. Performing Arts Reading Room. An online presentation of selected music manuscripts, photographs, printed music, historical recordings of the Sousa Band, copies of programs and press clippings, and more from the Sousa Collection at the Library of Congress. About the John Philip Sousa Collection at the Library of Congress John Philip Sousa began donating his music ...
    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip
    • Date: 1854

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    Harold Spivacke collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains materials relating to Spivacke's life and career, including correspondence, student notebooks, speeches, his dissertation, photographs, clippings, programs, manuscript and printed music, artwork, awards and honorary degrees, and business papers. The Correspondence series contains both personal and business correspondence with composers, musicians, musicologists, and librarians, including Richard Angell, Higini Anglès, Leonard Bernstein, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, Aaron Copland, Luigi Dallapiccola, Olin Downes, Carl ...
    • Contributor: Spivacke, Harold
    • Date: 1923
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    Edward and Clara Steuermann collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Primarily manuscripts (holograph scores and sketches) and printed music, writings of Edward Steuermann, and correspondence of Edward and Clara Steuermann. The music includes most of Steuermann's compositions, his arrangements of works by Busoni, Poulenc, Schoenberg, Webern, and various 18th- and 19th-century composers, ms. scores of works by, among others, Hans Eisler, Erich Itor Kahn, Earl Kim, and René Leibowitz, and printed music from the ...
    • Contributor: Steuermann, Edward - Steuermann, Clara - Busoni, Ferruccio - Poulenc, Francis - Schoenberg, Arnold - Webern, Anton - Eisler, Hanns - Kahn, Erich Itor - Kim, Earl - Leibowitz, René ... Steuermann, Edward - Steuermann, Clara - Busoni, Ferruccio - Poulenc, Francis - Schoenberg, Arnold - Webern, Anton - Eisler, Hanns - Kahn, Erich Itor - Kim, Earl - Leibowitz, René - Adorno, Theodor W. - Kolisch, Rudolf - Kolisch, Lorna - Edward Steuermann Memorial Society - International Federation of Library Associations - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
    • Date: 1922
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    Halsey Stevens papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains music manuscripts, writings, research materials, programs, correspondence, and other materials related to Stevens' projects. Only the music materials are available online at this time. These materials consist of scores, parts, and sketches for works composed from about 1920 to 1987 and include instrumental works for keyboard, chamber ensemble, and full orchestra, as well as vocal and choral works and arrangements for ...
    • Contributor: Stevens, Halsey
    • Date: 1920