Found 80 collections related to Letters

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
Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990
Music Division | JPB 88-24
Ernst Bacon, 1898-1990, was an American composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. 1 ALS, 1962, and 30 ALS, 1972-1976, to John Edmunds discussing the Bacon-Edmunds collaboration on a radio skit, Watergate (performed 11-2-72 on Station KPFA,... 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
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
Music Division | JOB 91-39
1 item
The German opera composer Richard Wagner was at the beginning of his career at the time of this letter. Wagner sends a piano 2 hands arrangement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, and asks for a gift of music in return if the publishers can use it.
Schmole, Marie
Music Division | JOB 91-35
14 items
5 exercise books and 6 ALS from Marie Schmole, Dresden, to Mary Burrell, London, giving reminiscences of Richard Wagner from 1842 to 1849, at the request of Mrs. Burrell. The exercise books include: Richard Wagner in Dresden ; Von Rienzi zum... 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
LoBagola, Bata Kindai Amgoza Ibn, 1877-1947
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 142
2 folders
Bata Kindai Amgoza Ibn LoBagola, an African American, was born Joseph Howard Lee in 1887 in Baltimore, Maryland. As early as 1907 he was using the name "LoBagola," claiming that he was from the French Sudan, and was on the lecture circuit speaking... more
Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869
Music Division | JOB 91-51
1 item
Hector Berlioz was a French composer. ALS.
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
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).
Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886
Music Division | JOB 91-50 (Locked case)
1 item
Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer. ALS in ink.
Guiraud, Ernest, 1837-1892
Music Division | JOB 91-3
[1] leaf, 27 cm; [1] leaf, 27 cm
Ernest Guiraud, a French composer, studied piano with the recipient, A. Marmontel. In 1888 composer Paul Dukas won the 2nd Prix de Rome with a cantata, Velléda. Carbon copy of the transcription of a letter concerning Dukas and the Prix de Rome.
Wagner, Wieland, 1917-1966
Music Division | JOB 91-24
Wieland Wagner, grandson of Richard Wagner, was involved in various aspects of production of his grandfather's operas at Bayreuth. The recipient was his mother, Winifred Wagner, Richard's daughter-in-law. English translation of letter beginning... more
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912
Music Division | JOB 91-55 no. 1
1 item
Jules Massenet was a French composer. ALS. Signed: Massenet.
Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886
Music Division | JOB 91-49 (Locked case)
1 item
Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer.
Kolb, Barbara
Music Division | JPB 91-47
4 items
Author and recipient are American composers. George Boziwick was a student of Barbara Kolb. 4 ALS of which the 1st and 3rd are written on stationery printed: Institut de Recheche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique ; the 2nd and 4th are written on... more
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.
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
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
Music Division | JOB 91-40
17 items
The German opera composer Richard Wagner's opera Tannhäuser was produced in French in Paris, March 13, 18, and 24, 1861. 7 ALS to Richard Wagner, 1861, from Prince Poniatowski, E.B. Kietz, the director of the Theatre Imperiale de l'Opera, E.... 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.
Blitzstein, Marc
Music Division | JPB 91-89
[68] leaves
Marc Blitzstein was an American composer of theater works and oratorios. Shortly before his death in 1964, the Ford Foundation commissioned him to write an opera on the subject of Sacco and Vanzetti for production by the Metropolitan Opera, but... more
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.
Casals, Pablo, 1876-1973
Music Division | JOB 87-17
11 items
Catalan violoncellist. 1 ALS and 7 TLS from Pablo Casals; 2 TLS from Pablo and Martita Casals; and 1 TLS from Martita Casals.
Grechaninov, Aleksandr Tikhonovich, 1864-1956
Music Division | JOB 91-15
1 item
Alexandr Grechaninov was a Russian composer known for liturgical music. Bound calligraphic testimonial signed in ink by members of the choir. Accompanied by TLS, 1955 July 10, from P. Heinrichs, Essen, to A. Gretschaninoff, New York.
Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920
Billy Rose Theatre Division | NAFR+
107.94 linear feet (518 volumes, 574 other items)
The Robinson Locke collection consists of scrapbooks and portfolios containing clippings, programs, photographs, prints, letters and other ephemera documenting American theater history.
Zukofsky, Paul
Music Division | JPB 92-57
27 items
In advance of Perspectives of New Music's forum on problems and discrepancies in conventional notation practice, American violinist and composer Paul Zukofsky sent a questionnaire using the organization's letterhead to 70 composers. He received 25... 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