38 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Composers--Correspondence.

  1. Fritz Kreisler collection, 1845-1969

    around 1,800 items. 26 boxes. 16 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Fritz Kreisler was an Austrian-born American violinist and composer. The collection contains Kreisler's original compositions in sketch, manuscript (including holographs), and printed form. In addition, it contains manuscript and heavily annotated printed copies of Kreisler's transcriptions of other composers' music. It also contains correspondence, financial and legal documents, programs, clippings, writings, photographs, awards and honors. The collection includes the papers of Kreisler's biographer Louis Lochner, which contain Kreisler's personal papers and material related to the biography.

  2. Serge Lifar collection on Serge Diaghilev, 1750-1950

    around 1,350 items. 81 boxes. 91 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection is comprised in large part of printed music, widely representing 18th century Italian and 19th century Russian operatic music. Includes rare pre-revolutionary editions of Russian folk songs, annotated performance scores of Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gounod, Cimarosa. Non-musical materials include three letters from S. Prokofiev to S. Diaghilev, rare edition of books on music, literature and theater, libretti and synopses, souvenir books and programs and photographs. Several of the programs and photographs show Léon Bakst's set and costume designs. Non-musical materials also include Diaghilev’s personal notebook, containing entries in French, Russian, and English made in 1926-1929.

  3. 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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  4. 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.

  5. Robert Craft collection on Igor Stravinsky, 1912-1966

    Approximately 300 items. 24 containers. 12.4 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Robert Craft Collection on Igor Stravinsky consists of music by composer and conductor Igor Stravinsky, primarily scores and parts in the form of publisher proofs, ozalid copies, or other photo reproductions. Most items are annotated by Stravinsky with his corrections, conducting markings, or both. Some parts contain annotations by performers. The bulk of the music dates from the middle of Stravinsky’s neoclassical period in the 1940s and his serial period, which began in the 1950s and continued to the end of his life. Robert Craft became Stravinsky’s music assistant after meeting the composer in 1948. This collection is part of the music and recordings he amassed through their association.

  6. 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.

  7. Rose Marie Grentzer and Harold Spivacke Fund collection, 1615-1994

    approximately 300 items. 7 containers. 3 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Rose Marie and Harold Spivacke Fund Collection consists of materials purchased through an endowment that Rose Marie Spivacke established in 1982 at the behest of her husband, Harold Spivacke, who was chief of the Music Division at the Library of Congress from 1937 to 1972. The collection includes music manuscripts, printed scores, correspondence, clippings, and iconography.

  8. Leopold Stokowski materials, 1910-1959

    35 items. 1 container plus 3 bound scores. 1 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Leopold Stokowski was a British-born conductor and composer perhaps best known for his role as music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The Leopold Stokowski Materials consist of manuscript scores for his transcriptions of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Modest Mussorgsky, correspondence with prominent composers including Jean Sibelius and Carl Orff, and Arnold Schoenberg’s self-portrait Vision (1910).

  9. Dorothy Slepian Packer correspondence, 1945-1948

    approximately 50 items. 1 container. .5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Dorothy Slepian Packer (1923-2014) was a musicologist, educator, and violinist from Boston, Massachusetts. The collection consists of Packer’s correspondence with prominent composers between 1945 and 1948. Significant writers and recipients include Samuel Barber, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Deems Taylor, Darius Milhaud, Morton Gould, William Grant Still, and Virgil Thomson.

  10. McKim Fund collection, 1929-2021

    approximately 200 items. 14 containers plus bound items. 21 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Leonora Jackson and William Duncan McKim Fund at the Library of Congress was established in 1970 to commission works for violin and piano, sponsor a series of concerts at the Library of Congress, and to purchase letters by prominent composers. The collection includes scores for the commissioned musical works, programs from the sponsored concerts, and all purchased letters. Newly commissioned materials will be added to the finding aid as they are received.