3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Composers--Autographs.

  1. Glenn Dillard Gunn papers, 1802-1961

    approximately 750 items. 14 boxes. 4.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Glenn Dillard Gunn was an American pianist, conductor, music critic, and teacher. The collection contains correspondence from notable musical figures such as Ferruccio Busoni, Teresa Careño, Percy Grainger, and Moriz Rosenthal, as well as writings by and about Gunn, photographs, annotated printed scores, scrapbooks, and other items that document Gunn's life and career.

  2. Edward and Clara Steuermann collection, 1922-1981

    approximately 2000 items. 46 boxes. 16 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Edward Steuermann (1892-1964) was a pianist, composer, and teacher; his wife Clara Steuermann (1922-1982) was a pianist and music librarian. The collection includes music manuscripts (holograph scores and sketches) and printed music, writings of Edward Steuermann, and correspondence of Edward and Clara Steuermann. The music includes most of Steuermann's compositions, his arrangements of works by Busoni, Poulenc, Schoenberg, Webern, and various 18th- and 19th-century composers, manuscript scores of works by, among others, Hans Eisler, Erich Itor Kahn, Earl Kim, and René Leibowitz, and printed music from the 18th through the 20th centuries, many with Steuermann's annotations. The correspondence includes letters between the Steuermanns and Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Ferruccio Busoni, Theodor Adorno, Rudolf and Lorna Kolisch, and René Leibowitz. Writings encompass manuscript and typescript essays by Edward Steuermann, lectures and speeches, program and liner notes, interview transcripts, and letters of recommendation for students and colleagues. Writings by others about Steuermann are also included. Other material includes printed programs, clippings, papers of the Edward Steuermann Memorial Society, financial and legal papers, photographs, and materials acquired by Clara Steuermann between 1974 and 1981 concerning the activities of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).

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  3. George and Ira Gershwin collection, 1895-2008

    60,415 items. 143 containers. 64 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Composer George Gershwin (1898-1937) and his lyricist brother Ira (1896-1983) wrote some of the most significant American popular songs of the first half of the twentieth century. Working with novelist and poet DuBose Heyward, they created the great American opera Porgy and Bess. Additionally, George Gershwin composed several singularly American concert works, including An American in Paris and Rhapsody In Blue, and both brothers produced many distinguished songs working with other collaborators. The George and Ira Gershwin Collection contains music manuscripts, handwritten and typewritten lyric sheets, printed music, correspondence, photographs, programs and publicity materials, legal and financial documents, and thirty-one scrapbooks, which present nearly a complete record of the Gershwins' lives and work as they were chronicled in the contemporary press.