50 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Biographies.

  1. Aaron Copland collection, 1841-1991

    around 400,000 items. 563 boxes. 306 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Aaron Copland Collection consists of published and unpublished music by Copland and other composers, correspondence, writings, biographical material, datebooks, journals, professional papers including legal and financial material, photographs, awards, art work, and books. Of particular interest is the correspondence with Nadia Boulanger, which extent over 50 years, and with his long-time friend, Harold Clurman. Other significant correspondents are Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, Carlos Chávez, David Diamond, Roy Harris, Charles Ives, Claire Reis, Arnold Schoenberg, Roger Sessions, and Virgil Thomson. The photographic collection of Copland's friend and confidant Victor Kraft, a professional photographer, forms part of the collection.

  2. Alberto Nepomuceno collection, 1887-1988

    approximately 150 items. 6 boxes. 3 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Alberto Nepomuceno was a Brazilian composer, conductor, and teacher. The collection consists primarily of scores, most of which are photocopies of holographs, including two operas, nine orchestral, and twelve chamber and solo works, as well as approximately forty songs and other vocal works. In addition, the collection contains several photographs of the composer and his wife and other printed materials.

  3. George and Böske Antheil papers, circa 1875-1984

    approximately 6,500 items. 43 containers. 17.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    George Antheil was a composer, pianist, author and inventor. The collection consists of materials related to the professional and personal activities of George Antheil and his wife, Elizabeth (Böske) Antheil. It contains holograph music manuscripts, printed scores, published and unpublished writings, business and personal correspondence, subject files, photographs, programs and promotional materials, scrapbooks, artwork, biographical materials, and memorabilia which document the life of this influential composer and his family.

  4. Harold Bauer collection, 1886-1951

    approximately 1,250 items. 18 boxes. 10 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Harold Bauer was an English violinist and pianist, teacher, and music editor who corresponded with many musical luminaries of his day, including Ernest Bloch, Nadia Boulanger, Pablo Casals, Gabriel Fauré, Percy Grainger, Jascha Heifetz, Josef Hofmann, Gustav Holst, Vincent d'Indy, Fritz Kreisler, Charles Martin Loeffler, Pierre Monteux, Moritz Moszkowski, Vladimir de Pachmann, Ignace Jan Paderewski, Isidore Philipp, Henry Prunières, Carl Ruggles, Carlos Salzedo, Gustave Schirmer, Leopold Stokowski, and Efrem Zimbalist. The collection contains manuscript and printed scores, correspondence, writings, clippings, programs and publicity materials, awards, photographs, artwork, and other items related to his life and career.

  5. Charles Mingus collection, 1925-2015

    approximately 15,000 items. 76 boxes. 35 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Charles Mingus was a jazz double bassist, band leader, and composer. A prolific recording artist and pioneer in double bass technique, Mingus composed works that often incorporated elements of hard bop and gospel music and featured collective improvisation. The collection includes manuscript and printed music by Mingus; writings; correspondence; business papers; clippings; programs; publicity materials; photographs of Mingus, his family, and colleagues, such as Eric Dolphy, Dannie Richmond, Max Roach, Oscar Pettiford, and Miles Davis; artwork and artifacts; and sound recordings.

  6. Nikolai Lopatnikoff collection, 1916-1979

    around 1085 items. 27 boxes. 37 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection includes music, manuscript and printed, of Lopatnikoff, as well as of other composers; correspondence and personal papers; photographs, clippings, and programs; writings by and about Lopatnikoff; and offical documents. A significant amount of material is related to Lopatnikoff's opera Danton. Among the correspondents are Rudolf Bing, Aaron Copland, Serge Koussevitzky, Joseph Rosenstock, Julius Rudel, Nicolas Slonimsky, and William Steinberg.

  7. Damrosch - Tee Van collection, 1856-1969

    approximately 600 items. 10 boxes. 8 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Damrosch-Tee Van Collection consists of the papers of violinist, conductor, and composer Leopold Damrosch; his son Frank, who was also a conductor; and and their families. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, manuscript and printed music, financial and legal papers, programs, scrapbooks, artwork, and photographs. The papers of Leopold Damrosch consist of correspondence, a few examples of writings, four scores, and biographical materials. The papers of Frank Damrosch and other Damrosch family members primarily contain correspondence, but also include music, writings, subject files, legal documents, iconography, and files related to the Institute of Musical Art.

  8. Geraldine Farrar papers, 1895-1960s

    approximately 25,000 items. 67 boxes. 28.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Geraldine Farrar was an American opera singer and film actress. The collection consists of Farrar's personal papers relating to her life and career, including correspondence, scrapbooks and clippings, photographs and music materials containing sketches, autograph manuscripts, and printed music composed or edited by Farrar. In addition, the collection contains biographical materials, Farrar's writings, contracts, radio scripts, concert programs, awards, and other miscellaneous items.

  9. United States Information Agency Artistic Ambassador Program musical commissions, 1973-1988

    approximately 50 items. 4 containers. 2.60 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection consists of works commissioned by the United States Information Agency and other materials related to the organization’s Artistic Ambassador Program. It includes holograph music manuscripts, sketches, performance reviews, biographical materials, and administrative documents.

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  10. Roy Harris papers, 1893-1998

    6,450 items. 88 containers. 40.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Roy Harris was an American composer. The collection contains materials that document his life and career, including manuscript scores, published and unpublished writings, correspondence, business papers, financial and legal documents, programs, publicity files, photographs, scrapbooks, work files, posters, clippings, and biographical materials.