7 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Composers--Biography.

  1. Sergei Rachmaninoff archive, 1872-1992

    17,668 items ; 89 containers ; 68.6 linear feet ; 6 microfilm reels. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. The Sergei Rachmaninoff Archive contains material related to his life and career after he and his family left Russia in 1917 to establish themselves in the United States. The archive contains Rachmaninoff's holograph music manuscripts, correspondence, writings, biographical articles and clippings, awards and honors, concert...

  2. Erich Wolfgang Korngold collection, 1889-2008

    approximately 8,000 items . 90 containers. 40 linear feet. 17 microfilm reels. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Erich Wolfgang Korngold was a composer and pianist noted for his orchestral works, operas, concertos, film scores, piano music, and chamber music. A musical prodigy, he famously displayed immense talent for both performance and composition. Korngold and his family were part of the exodus of European artists who moved to the United States during the rise of Nazism in Europe. He lived and worked...

  3. Samuel Barber collection, 1852-2000

    approximately 600 items. 8 containers. 4 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Samuel Barber remains one of America’s most eminent composers, best known for his chamber work, Adagio for Strings. He composed large and small-scale works for piano, voice and piano, chorus, and orchestra, as well as three operas. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Barber's compositional style remained decidedly tonal. The collection is comprised of correspondence, music from Barber's personal...

  4. Edward Jablonski papers, 1942-2003

    21,050 items ; 77 containers ; 36 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Edward Jablonski (1922-2004) was an author and biographer of American songwriters Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Alan Jay Lerner. The collection includes drafts, project files, articles, liner notes, research materials, business papers and correspondence related to his literary projects.

  5. Robert Evett collection, 1942-2001

    approximately 1,450 items. 9 containers. 6.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Robert Evett (1922-1975) was a composer, arts editor, and critic who made his home primarily in the Washington, D.C., area. This collection contains several scores, sketches, and instrument parts for works composed by Evett; biographical information collected by Evett's family after his death; and his published book and music reviews for the "Atlantic Monthly," "New Republic," and "Washington...

  6. Seeger family collection, 1880-2001

    approximately 16,000 items. 132 containers. 58 linear feet. 6 microfilm reels. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Seeger Family Collection documents the lives and careers of pioneering musicologist Charles Louis Seeger, his second wife, modernist composer Ruth Crawford Seeger, and their eldest daughter, folksinger and songwriter Peggy Seeger through their music manuscripts, personal and professional papers, and correspondence. The collection also includes papers relating to the Crawford family and...

  7. Henry Mancini papers, 1930s-2000s

    approximately 206,000 items. 939 containers. 392 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Henry Mancini (1924-1994) was an award-winning American composer of music for film, television, and commercial recordings. Throughout his career, he amassed four Academy Awards, twenty Grammy awards, one Golden Globe Award, and two Emmy Award nominations in addition to many other accolades. Mancini was a prolific conductor who collaborated often with prominent directors, performers, arrangers,...