Scope and arrangement
The Rosalyn Tureck collection consists primarily of annotated scores and clippings related to her career as a performer.
Most of the scores in the collection (Series I) are for piano, though there are some study scores of vocal or orchestral works, including Beethoven's Symphony no. 7, Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea, and the overture to Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. The collection includes both published and unpublished copies of works, including holograph manuscripts of works by A. C. Aitken, Florenz Michaelis, and David Diamond, whose Piano Sonata (Box 18, Folder 1) was given its world premiere by Tureck in 1948. There are also several photo reproductions of manuscripts, including works by William Schuman, Arthur Berger, Marga Richter, Wallingford Riegger, Ned Rorem and Rudy Shackelford.
Scores that contained no annotations were removed from the collection. A list of those items can be found at the end of the container list under Separated Items.
The only personal papers within the collection are an autograph book and a tour diary. There are numerous clippings which include reviews of recordings. Some clippings in Swedish and Italian include translations into English. There are also some concert fliers and programs.
The Rosalyn Tureck collection is arranged in four series:
This series consists of annotated scores and parts arranged alphabetically by composer.
Oversize scores are listed alphabetically in this finding aid with regular-sized materials. These scores are located in Box 18.
(Unmarked scores; all items are for piano except where noted).