- Call number
- JPB 91-122
- Physical description
- 3 items
- Preferred Citation
- Clippings relating to the Manuscript Society of New York and to American composers before 1906, Music Division, The New York Public Library
- Music Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
The Manuscript Society of New York was founded in 1889 by 4 American composers. At its meetings new American compositions were performed, usually from the original manuscripts under the direction of the composers. Clippings dated 1890 Dec. 14 from the New York World and the New York Herald discuss the founding and activities of the Manuscript Society of New York. The article dated 1906 April 15, clipped from the New-York Daily Tribune, gives a history of performance of music by American composers with a list of first performances of music by 35 composers.
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