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Hirschmann, Ira Arthur, 1901-1989
Music Division | JPB 86-10
The Ira Hischmann Papers provide information on the founding and activities of The New Friends of Music. Hirschmann's personal correspondence with famous musicians is included as well.
Hungerford, Bruce
Music Division | JPB 86-6
Bruce Hungerford was an American pianist and Egyptologist. Programs, clippings, and reviews of concerts and phonograph records; letters from Hungerford chiefly to Dr. and Mrs. George Dinsmore Stoddard; letters to Stoddard about Hungerford from... more
Wolf, Alfred, 1889-1930
Music Division | JOB 92-68
.1 linear feet
27 letters (22 ALS and 5 TLS) and 14 postcards from Wilhelm Furtwängler, 1920-1928 and undated, including note at end of article ; 1 letter each from Arthur Nikisch, Hans Pfitzner, and Richard Strauss ; Wiener Philharmonischer "Partitur"... more
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924
Music Division | JOB 91-6 (Locked case)
1 item
An Italian opera composer, Giacomo Puccini at the time of this letter was overseeing the production of La Fanciulla del West at the Teatro Grande, Brescia. The recipient, Antonio Bettolacci, was Puccini's personal business agent. Puccini encloses... more
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937
Music Division | JOB 91-5
[3] p. on [2] leaves, 21 x 26 cm; [3] p. on [2] leaves, 21 x 26 cm
Maurice Ravel was a French composer; the apparent recipient, Toscanini, was a conductor. Photocopy of signed autograph letter concerning Toscanini's performance of Bolero.
Casals, Pablo, 1876-1973
Music Division | JOB 91-21
1 item, 18 cm; 1 item, 18 cm
Note of regret that Casals cannot fulfil Dr. Fehl's request. It begins "Chère Dr. Fehl" and is signed "Pau Casals".
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
Music Division | JPB 91-46 no. 1
[4] leaves, 27 cm; [4] leaves, 27 cm
Jerome Kern was an American composer. Having returned from England aboard the S.S. Majestic, Kern comments about the musical, Three Sisters. Signed: Jerome.
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
Music Division | JPB 91-46 no. 2
[7] leaves, 28 cm; [7] leaves, 28 cm
Jerome Kern was an American composer. On Metro-Goldwyn Mayer stationery, Kern mentions Champagne and Orchids, a film Hammerstein and he were preparing for Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy but which was not produced; and comments on Hollywood... more
Rodzinski, Artur, 1892-1958
Music Division | JPB 88-83
Artur Rodzinski was a Polish conductor who spent many years in the United States. Photocopied correspondence, clippings, programs, score of canon by Schoenberg; 18 microfilmed scrapbooks, including 16 of Cleveland Orchestra material.
Kolar, Auguste
Music Division | JOB 87-1
1.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Auguste Kolar was a Bohemian pianist active in Prague and Vienna from about 1859 to 1874. Born in Prague, she studied there with Josef Proksch. In 1865 she performed a 2-piano work in a concert with Clara Schumann. After her marriage to Dr.... more
Weiss, Karel
Music Division | JPB 91-110
34 items
Eva Gauthier, a mezzo-soprano, was born in Ottawa. Her pupil Karel Weiss, of Baltimore, was 20 years old in 1947. 12 ALS from Eva Gauthier to Karel Weiss, 1947-1954; 2 ALS from Eva Gauthier to Weiss's mother, 1948 and 1956; 1 TL from Eva Gauthier... more
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Music Division | JOB 91-10 (Locked case)
5 items
An Austrian composer, Arnold Schoenberg came to the United States in 1933 and became an American citizen in 1941. Kurt List was an Austrian-American composer also active in music criticism and in the sound recording business. 4 letters to Kurt... more
Copeland, George, 1882-1971
Music Division | JPB 91-135
.6 cubic ft.
An American pianist, George Copeland introduced the works of Debussy to the United States and also specialized in the works of Spanish composers. His many friends and associates included John Singer Sargent, Mary Garden, Isadora Duncan, Mrs.... more
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924
Music Division | JOB 87-2
38 items
22 letters, 8 cards, and 2 telegrams from Giacomo Puccini to Arturo Toscanini; 2 letters from Giacomo Puccini to Carla Toscanini; 1 letter from Giacomo Puccini to Gervelli (an impresario); 1 letter from Giacomo Puccini to Riccardo Schnabel Rossi;... more
Prokofiev, Lina, 1897-
Music Division | JOB 91-57
1 item
Lina Prokofiev was a Spanish singer whose stage name was Lina Llubera and whose real name was Carlina Codina. In 1923 she was married to Sergey Prokofiev, a Russian composer. ALS, signed "Linette P." Mrs. Prokofiev writes aboard the S.S.... more
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943
Music Division | JOB 91-7
1 item
Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer and pianist. AL. Description of the letter is not yet complete. Initialed (in Cyrillic).
Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-1999
Music Division | JPB 91-106
15 items
An American violinist, Yehudi Menuhin was engaged in 1947 by Two Continent Pictures to appear and play in a projected moving picture named Delirium and an associated short movie; and later for a series of short films. He suggested changes in the... 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.
Auerbach, Alfred, d. 1873
Music Division | JOB 91-1
This collection contains responses to Auerbach's questionnaire concerning whether Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal should be performed outside of Bayreuth.
Gauthier, Eva, 1885-1958
Music Division | JPB 91-42
24 items
Eva Gauthier, a mezzo-soprano, was born in Ottawa. John Edmunds was an American composer, 1 of 10 who collaborated in A Garland for Eva Gauthier, 1948. 12 ALS, chiefly on paper printed with the address Hotel Thirty-Three, 33 W. 51st St, New York... more
Philipp, Isidore, 1863-1958
Music Division | JOB 91-14
13 items
Isidore Philipp was a French pianist, teacher, and composer. Margaret E. Brown was a piano student of Philipp. 7 ALS, 1948 Feb. 29 - 1955 Jan. 5, from Isidore Philippe, Hotel Woodward, New York, to Margaret E. Brown, Flint, Michigan ; Miss Brown's... more
Rosenthal, Moriz, 1862-1946
Music Division | JOB 91-23
5 items
Moriz Rosenthal was a Polish pianist. In 5 ALS, Rosenthal sends tickets for several concerts to Eileen Wood and to her friend Francis Perkins, music editor of the N.Y. Tribune ; and describes his pending tour of 1938.
Riegger, Wallingford, 1885-1961
Music Division | JPB 91-18
The Wallingford Riegger Papers illustrate the career of the composer Wallingford Riegger, whose works combined an advanced harmonic and rhythmic idiom with traditional structures.
Antheil, George, 1900-1959
Music Division | JPB 91-41
1 item
George Antheil was an American composer. Antheil promises to send a picture and speaks of his hope "to express the very soul, smell, and spirituality of his native land for the first time in music.".
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
Music Division | JPB 91-46 no. 3
[1] leaf, 28 cm; [1] leaf, 28 cm
Discusses economic arrangements for song title ideas. Opens "Dear Saint Cecelia" and is signed "Peter". Jerome Kern was an American composer.
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
Music Division | JPB 91-46 no. 4
[1] leaf, 28 cm; [1] leaf, 28 cm
Jerome Kern was an American composer. Answers request for suggestions of 2-piano literature. Opens "Dearest Mathilde" and is signed "Jerome David".
Bampton, Rose
Music Division | JOB 89-2
.3 cu. ft.
Holograph musical scores by various composers including extensive sketches and drafts of Chausson's Symphony in B♭ major and single pages from works by Dukas, d'Indy, and Montemezzi; Toscanini's own works composed as a student, ca. 1882-1884,... more
Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921
Music Division | JOB 92-50
12 items
Enrico Caruso was an Italian tenor connected with the Metropolitan Opera (N.Y.) after 1902. 3 telegrams (1919-1920), 2 letters regarding concert arrangements (1920), material relating to 4 insurance policies (1919-1920) including lists of jewels... more
Braun, Edith Evans, 1887-1976
Music Division | JPB 91-96
The Edith Evans Braun Collection highlights the history of American music in the early and mid twentieth century. The collection shows various details of the lives and careers of notable music figures of the period through the memoirs and diaries... more
Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907
Music Division | JOB 91-53 (Locked case)
1 item
Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer, and Edward MacDowell was an American composer. ALS in ink.