Found 79 collections related to Letters

Stead, Hiram
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1933-001
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The Stead Collection gives a comprehensive depiction of the English theater. $bThe collection consists primarily of playbills, programs, clippings and prints, but also contains manuscript material consisting of letters, photographs, legal and... more
Weinert, Susanne
Music Division | JOB 91-37
6 items
Susanne Weinert was a governess employed in the Wagner household at Villa Wahnfried, July 1875 - April 1876. The German opera composer Richard Wagner had married Cosima Von Bülow (born Liszt), his second wife, in 1870. Diary entitled Im Hause... more
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Bruch, Max, 1838-1920
Music Division | JOB 91-55 no. 2
1 item
Max Bruch was a German composer. ALS. Signed: M. Bruch.
Damrosch, Frank, 1859-1937
Music Division | JPB 88-25
1 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Frank Damrosch was born Franz Heino Damrosch in Breslau, the son of Leopold Damrosch. A choral conductor, composer, and educator, he founded the Musical Art Society of New York and the Institute of Musical Art which became affiliated with the... 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