14 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 programs, scrapbooks, financial papers, iconography, realia, and published books and other materials held within the personal library of Rachmaninoff and his family. A section is also devoted to the papers of Sophie Satin, the composer's sister-in-law and biographer. This section contains Satin's writings, as well as the results of her lifelong research on Rachmaninoff.

  2. Erich Wolfgang Korngold collection, 1889-2008

    approximately 9,000 items . 97 containers. 45 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 in Hollywood, California, until his death in 1957. The Erich Wolfgang Korngold Collection consists primarily of holograph and copyist music manuscripts that span his entire compositional output, as well as sketches, fragments, libretti, and film cue sheets. Many works not in Korngold's hand include his annotations. The collection also contains non-music materials such as correspondence, financial papers, photographs, and programs.

  3. Grace and Gustave Schirmer correspondence and other papers, 1845-1949

    227 items. 1 container. .5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Gustave Schirmer (1864-1907) was the son of famed German-born music publisher Gustav Schirmer (1829-1893). Gustave is known for establishing Boston Music Co. in 1885 and for filling leadership roles in his father’s business, G. Schirmer Inc., from the early 1880s until his death in 1907. He and his wife Grace were very active within the music community and maintained relationships with prominent composers, musicians, and artists worldwide. This collection chiefly consists of their correspondence with these individuals, but also contains clippings, programs, biographical materials, and more.

  4. Reproductions of selected Percy Grainger papers, 1909-1952

    approximately 250 items. 4 containers. 2.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Percy Grainger was an Australian-American composer, pianist, and folksong collector. The papers consist of photostats and photocopies of correspondence with Kären Holten, articles, lecture notes, writings, and sketches for the book The Life of My Mother and Her Son.

  5. 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.

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  6. 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 library, printed music, writings, photographs, awards, programs, and items that belonged to Valentin Herranz, his companion from 1970 until Barber's death in 1981.

  7. 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 Star-News."

  8. 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 materials associated with Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, other Seeger family members, and Seeger/MacColl family members.

  9. 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, and lyricists. The Henry Mancini Papers contain original scores and printed music for his films, television shows, recordings, and concert music. Other materials include project files, business papers, photographs, correspondence, scripts, writings, programs, promotional materials, scrapbooks, clippings, biographical materials, and other items that document his life and career.

  10. Arnold T. Schwab collection on Marian Nevins MacDowell, 1731-1993

    approximately 23,380 items. 57 containers. 16 linear feet. 8 microfilm reels. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Arnold T. Schwab Collection on Marian Nevins MacDowell is an archive of materials related to the life and work of Marian Nevins MacDowell, founder of the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, named for her late husband, composer Edward MacDowell (1860-1908). The writings, correspondence, iconography, scrapbooks, index cards, and other papers reflect collector and donor Arnold T. Schwab's interest in and research on the MacDowell legacy.