Found 347 collections related to American Music Collection

Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957
Music Division | JPB 90-1
330 linear feet
Arturo Toscanini was born in Parma, Italy, on March 25, 1867, and died in Riverdale, New York, on January 16, 1957. Many regard him as one of the world's greatest conductors. In addition, Toscanini's anti-Fascist stance during World War II... more
Bock, Jerry
Music Division | JPB 02-10
22.31 linear feet (72 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Jerry Bock papers primarily document the professional activities of the prime twenty years of his composing career, as well as his later works, and do not offer much, if any, insight into his personal life. Vocal scores, lead sheets, and... more
Beyer, Johanna Magdalena, 1888-1944
Music Division | *ZB-3216 [Microfilm]
The Johanna Magdalena Beyer scores represent the work of a neglected woman composer.
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
Rizo, Marco
Music Division | JPB 03-2
13.43 linear feet (28 boxes)
The Marco Rizo Papers document Rizo’s career, from his early piano performances in Cuba, to orchestrating the Desi Arnaz Band, and on through introducing Latin music to public school children.
Arnstein, Arnold
Music Division | JPB 91-60
This collection contains scores from the office of Arnold Arnstein, one of the leading music copyists in New York City.
Comden, Betty
Music Division | JPB 03-22
2 linear feet. linear feet (8 boxes)
Betty Comden, lyricist and part of the creative team of Comden and Green, wrote lyrics for many Broadway shows from 1940 until 1990. The collections consists of vocal scores, parts and sketches for musicals of which Comden and Green were part of... more
Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962
Music Division | *ZB-2677 (series 1-9 only)
The Bruno Walter Papers represent the career of the conductor Bruno Walter. The collection contains correspondence (primarily from after his emigration to the United States in 1941) as well as photographs, some books and music, and memorabilia.
Petrides, Frédérique, 1903-1983
Music Division | JPB 83-3
13 boxes ; 39 x 30 x 8 cm
The Frédérique Petrides Papers document her career as violinist, conductor and teacher, editor and publisher, and advocate for women as professional musicians. The bulk of the collection is correspondence. See also: Petrides in NYPL Digital... more
Curtiss, Mina Kirstein, 1896-
Music Division | JPB 93-5
This collection contains Mina Curtiss's working papers for her book Bizet and His World (New York: Alfred Knopf, 1958).
Cheshire, John, 1837-1910
Music Division | JPB 83-158
.9 linear feet (2 boxes)
John Cheshire, harpist and composer, was born in Birmingham England on March 28, 1839. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and became internationally famous as a viruoso touring the Scandinavian countries and South America. He wrote... more
Tucker, Sophie, 1884-1966
Music Division | JPB 81-7
The Sophie Tucker Collection contains materials used in performance of her songs and acts.
Williamson, Alix B
Music Division | JPB 06-69
62 linear feet (101 boxes)
The Alix Williamson Papers document the career of one of New York City's prominent publicists for classical music from the 1940s through the 1990s.
Ronell, Ann
Music Division | JPB 02-1
8.5 linear feet (26 boxes)
Ann Ronell was a songwriter and lyricist who had an extensive career working on film scores and in musical theater in numerous capacities. The Papers include material pertaining to her professional activities along with some personal... more
Labunski, Felix, 1892-1979
Music Division | JPB 02-4
2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Papers documenting the career of Felix Labunski, a Polish-born American composer, between the 1930s and the 1970s. Includes correspondence, clippings, programs, grant applications, notebooks, and scores.
Black, Ivan, -1979
Music Division | JPB 06-20
22.8 linear feet (55 boxes)
The Ivan Black Papers document Black’s work as a publicity agent on behalf of nightclubs, musicians and entertainers in New York from the 1940s to the 1970s. They include press releases, clippings, correspondence, photographs, promotional material... more
Gorney, Jay, 1896-1990
Music Division | JPB 04-33
17 linear feet (33 flat boxes)
Jay Gorney was a composer, writing for the stage, screen, and television from the mid-1920s through the late 1960s, and a teacher and lecturer in musical comedy and theater. This collection consists of published scores from his earliest student... more
Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957
Music Division | JPB 90-1
330 linear feet
Arturo Toscanini was born in Parma, Italy, on March 25, 1867, and died in Riverdale, New York, on January 16, 1957. Many regard him as one of the world's greatest conductors. In addition, Toscanini's anti-Fascist stance during World War II... more
Jacobs, Paul
Music Division | JPB 88-8
ca. 12 cubic ft. (36 boxes)
An American pianist and harpsichordist, Paul Jacobs, 1930-1983, specialized in music of the baroque and avant-garde. Correspondence, clippings, programs, personal documents and items; manuscripts and typescripts of writings by Jacob and others;... more
Janowitz, Otto
Music Division | JPB 02-6
2.3 linear feet (5 boxes)
Otto Janowitz was a Czech-born vocal coach, accompanist, composer and writer. The collection contains memorabilia related to his life and work, including music scores, writings and lecture notes, correspondence, clippings, photographs, catalogs... more
Macero, Teo, 1925-
Music Division | JPB 00-8
57.5 linear feet (76 boxes)
Teo Macero is a composer and music producer known primarily for his record production work for Columbia and CBS (now Sony) records from 1959 to 1975, and subsequently for his own company, M. Productions. The heart of the collection is Columbia... more
Juilliard School of Music
Music Division | JPB 89-66
7 boxes + 2 map case drawers
The collection includes photographs, original drawings for set and costume designs, and blueprints; as well as miscellaneous exhibition materials such as catalogs, labels, display case notes, programs, and periodicals containing material about the... more
Oliver, Sy
Music Division | JPB 96-23
The Sy Oliver Papers contain scores and parts used by Oliver throughout his careers as well as a sampling of personal papers and photographs. Most notable among the scores are those created for Jimmie Lunceford and Tommy Dorsey, which were... more
Young, Victor, 1889-1968
Music Division | JPB 00-47
The Victor Young Papers document the career of a composer and publicist whose career was centered in New York City.
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965
Music Division | JPB 00-03 [Text]
82.3 linear feet (203 boxes)
The Henry Cowell Papers document the composer’s life in great detail. They include scores, writings, correspondence, business and financial papers, promotional material, clippings and articles, concert programs, teaching material, photographs,... more
Persichetti, Vincent, 1915-1987
Music Division | JPB 90-77
111 linear feet (206 boxes)
Vincent Persichetti, American composer, educator and author, studied the piano with Olga Samaroff and composition with Paul Nordoff at the Philadelphia Conservatory, and conducting with Fritz Reiner at the Curtis Institute. In 1941 he was... more
Beloussoff, Evsei, 1881-1945
Music Division | JPB 90-29
.3 cu. ft.
A Russian-American violoncellist and music teacher, Evsei Beloussoff came to the United States in 1923, made a transcontinental tour, and appeared in New York as a soloist and in sonata recitals with Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Wanda Landowska, and Rubin... more
Sanders, Felicia
Music Division | JPB 97-3
.41 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Felicia Sanders was a nightclub singer in the 1950's through the early 1970's. She died in 1975 at the age of 53. Her arranger and accompanist was her husband, Irving Joseph. The collection contains 2 items of sheet music with cover pictures of... more
Salzer, Felix
Music Division | JPB 07-1
15 linear feet (57 boxes)
The Felix Salzer Papers represents the work of Felix Salzer (1904-1986), an Austrian-born music scholar who came to the United States in 1939 and has had a lasting impact on music theory. Salzer's work in the United States was highly influential,... more
Morel, Jean, 1903-1975
Music Division | JPB 95-1
Jean Morel was a French conductor who emigrated to the U.S. in 1939, taught at Brooklyn College and the Juilliard School of Music, and conducted at the Metropolitan Opera House. The collection consists chiefly of published music with markings by... more
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