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Abell, Arthur M., 1868-1958
Music Division | JOB 88-4
6 cubic ft. (17 boxes)
Correspondence (chiefly 1905-1958) including ca. 1000 autograph letters collected by Mr. Abell; mss. of articles and book chapters; concert programs; newspaper and magazine clippings; calling cards; photographs and other pictures including more... more
Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869
Music Division | JOB 91-52
1 item
Hector Berlioz was a French composer. In 1837 the Minister of Fine Arts commissioned him to compose a Requiem Mass to be performed on the 7th anniversary of the heroes of July 28, 1830. He finished his Grande Messe des Morts on June 29, but days... more
Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869
Music Division | JOB 91-51
1 item
Hector Berlioz was a French composer. ALS.
Bruch, Max, 1838-1920
Music Division | JOB 91-55 no. 2
1 item
Max Bruch was a German composer. ALS. Signed: M. Bruch.
Cecchetti, Enrico, 1850-1928.
Music Division | JOB 76-12
21 folders in box, 38 cm; 21 folders in box, 38 cm
Costa, Michael, 1808-1884
Music Division | JOB 91-81
1 item
Sir Michael Costa was an Italian-English conductor and composer of operas. On paper headed "Her Majesty's Theatre," Mr. B. Lumley, director of Italian Opera, and Mr. Costa agree to 9 articles, including terms under which Mr. Costa will conduct... more
Fryer, Katharine Homer, 1907-
Music Division | JPB 09-3
58.3 linear feet (84 boxes)
The Louise Homer Collection extensively documents the lives and careers of Louise and Sidney Homer, as well as the history of their extended family. It was assembled by Katharine Homer Fryer, one of the Homers' twin daughters. The collection... more
Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893
Music Division | JOB 91-13 (Locked case)
1 item
Charles Gounod was a French composer. Sapho, his first opera, was first performed in 1851. His best known opera is Faust. The letter, beginning "Cher Enfant," is written to an unnamed young singer. Gounod congratulates her for the opportunity of... more
Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893
Music Division | JOB 86-3
15 folders in 1 box, 40 x 27 x 8 cm; 15 folders in 1 box, 40 x 27 x 8 cm
During his London sojourn, 1870-75, French composer Charles Gounod lived at the residence of English soprano Georgina Weldon. About 300 letters mostly to Charles Gounod or Georgina Weldon.
Harkness Ballet Foundation
Music Division | JPB 87-32
ca. 50 cu. ft. (144 boxes)
Established in New York in 1961 with Rebekah Harkness as president, the Harkness Ballet Foundation sponsored Robbins's Ballet:USA in its European tour, 1961, and the Joffrey Ballet, 1962-4. 179 compositions and 9 arrangements by Rebekah Harkness;... more
Homer, Louise, 1871-1947
Music Division | JPF 00-1
The Louise Homer Collection of Vocal Scores contains a sampling of music owned and annotated by the American contralto.
Italian Opera Company (New York, N.Y.).
Music Division | JPB 91-17
[3] p, 41 cm; [3] p, 41 cm
Document in ink inscribed "Statement and voucher from Mr. Goachino [i.e. Giacomo] Montresor, Janr. 17, 1833. Italian Opera", and beginning, "The evening before the benefit of Sigr. Fornasari in Decbr 1832, the Italian Opera Company refused to... more
Kalkbrenner, Friedrich Wilhelm Michael, 1785-1849
Music Division | JOB 91-11
1 item
Author and recipient were pianist-composers active in Europe. Kalkbrenner asks Moscheles to sign a receipt for the sale of 2 concertos and gives news: music of Neate and Potter is being played by the Philharmonic Society rather than Beethoven... more
Kolodin, Irving, 1908-1988
Music Division | JPB 06-40
77 linear feet (157 boxes)
The Irving Kolodin Papers document the career of Irving Kolodin, music critic, author of several books and teacher at the Juilliard School. The collection dates from 1844 to 1986. In addition to Kolodin’s papers, dating from 1915-1986, there are... more
Lambs (Theatrical club : New York, N.Y.)
Music Division | JPB 06-1
183 linear feet (257 boxes)
Established in New York City in 1874, the Lambs Club is the oldest professional theater club in the United States. The Lambs Club scores consists of the organization's library of published and manuscript music, representing a range of popular... more
Luening, Otto, 1900-1996
Music Division | JPB 94-07
72.68 linear feet (203 boxes)
The Otto Luening papers contain the composer's scores, correspondence, writings, subject files, and other professional papers; and family papers of his siblings, parents, extended family, and ancestors, including the scores of his father, Eugene... more
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912
Music Division | JOB 91-55 no. 1
1 item
Jules Massenet was a French composer. ALS. Signed: Massenet.
Patten, Grace Bigelow
Music Division | JPB 06-51
26.9 linear feet (22 boxes)
The Mrs. William Patten Papers are comprised mainly of unbound scrapbook leaves containing press clippings and other materials relating to musicians active during the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century. It is probable that the... more
Ries, Ferdinand, 1784-1838
Music Division | JOB 91-8 (Locked case)
1 item
Ferdinand Ries was a German pianist and composer. Ries speaks of an impending visit and concert and asks for help finding a position.
Schang, F. C.
Music Division | JPB 06-57
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Frederick C. Schang Papers document the collecting interests and professional relationships of a prominent agent in the music industry during the 1930s-1970s.
Schumer, Harry G
Music Division | JOB 89-24
ca. 25 cu. ft.
Harry G. Schumer (1893-1971) was Orchestra Librarian of the Metropolitan Opera from 1938 to 1968. Schumer's private collection of printed and manuscript full scores, vocal scores, stage band scores, and parts to Italian, French, German, Russian,... more
Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935
Music Division | JPB 91-94
75 linear feet
Marcella Sembrich was a Polish born coloratura soprano who sang leading roles in European and American opera during her highly successful career. From 1898 to 1909 she was a regular member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York. She continued... more
Smith, Carleton Sprague, 1905-. Collector
Music Division | JOB 93-1
46 folders of music, 38 cm. and smaller; 46 folders of music, 38 cm. and smaller
Spencer, Sarah, Lady
Music Division | JOB 91-18
3 items
2 of the letters send thanks through Lady Banks to Dr. Burney for loans of music including work of Pfeiffer. The other letter promises to return 2 music books lent by Lady Banks.
Stumpf, Karl
Music Division | JOB 04-4
3.25 linear feet. (13 boxes)
The Karl Stumpf Viola d’amore Scores consist of 3.25 linear feet of material dating from 1750 to 1999 containing primarily published and unpublished viola d’amore music.
Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957
Music Division | JPB 90-1
The Toscanini Legacy Scores contain scores and parts owned and used by Arturo Toscanini.
Viotti, Giovanni-Battista, 1755-1824
Music Division | *ZB-4141
.16 cu. ft.; 1 microfilm reel
The collection consists of 3 undated letters and 12 dated letters from Viotti (1801-1821), all in French ; 20 undated and 34 dated letters (1793-1822) to Viotti and several others from various correspondents, chiefly in French with several letters... more
Wagner, Minna, 1809-1866
Music Division | JOB 91-33
19 items
Anonymous ms. poem addressed to Minna Planer as Sena in Solomon's Judgment, 1833 Feb. 14 ; 15 ALS, including 2 from Anton Hübsch of Königsberg, offering engagements at various theaters in Germany, 1833 Dec. 23 - 1836 March 6 ; 1 ALS from Minna... more
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
Music Division | JOB 91-38
1 item
As a young man, the German composer Richard Wagner was in love with actress Minna Planer who later became his first wife. Minna's standing as first tragic artist in the Magdeburg theater was being threatened by a Mme. Grabowsky. Bethmann was... more
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Music Division | JOB 91-32
11 items
9 programs and 2 correction notices for concerts in Dresden, Leipzig, and Paris, including performances of Richard Wagner's Overture in D minor; Symphony; overtures to Columbus, Die Feen, Tannhäuser, and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; and 2 arias... more