30 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Music--20th century.

  1. Serge Koussevitzky archive, 1880-1978

    around 200,000 items. 505 containers. 224 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Serge Koussevitzky was a Russian-born conductor, composer, and double bassist. The archive includes correspondence, personal and business papers, photographs, writings, clippings, scrapbooks, programs, and other materials which serve as a record of Koussevitzky's life and career, and document some of the most significant aspects of twentieth-century music. Through his work as a conductor and publisher, and his efforts to commission new musical works, Koussevitzky maintained deep ties with many of the finest composers and musicians of the day. These figures are represented in their personal and professional affiliations with the conductor. The collection extensively chronicles periods in the history of organizations such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Berkshire Music Center, the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, and the American International Music Fund. Material in the collection dates from Koussevitzky's years in his native Russia and also contains material created after Koussevitzky's death, reflecting his widow Olga's continuing work with various organizations and projects. Musical compositions commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky are part of the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation Collection, and are shelved in ML30.3c, ML30.3c2, ML30.3c3, and ML30.3e2.

  2. Nicolas Slonimsky collection, 1873-1997

    approximately 118,600 items. 363 boxes. 198 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection contains materials collected by Slonimsky throughout his lifetime that document his life and work as musicologist, composer, conductor, lecturer and author. Included are personal biographical materials; Slonimsky's writings (drafts, typescripts, reprints, etc.) of newspaper, periodical, journal, and magazine articles, record liner notes, radio broadcasts, and talks, published and unpublished; music composed by Slonimsky, manuscript and printed; concert programs; correspondence, among many others, with Henry Cowell, Alexandre Gretchaninoff, Roy Harris, Charles Ives, and Edgar Varèse; biographical materials on composers and performers mostly generated when Slonimsky was editing Baker's and The international cyclopedia; music collected by Slonimsky, manuscript and printed and multi-composer collections; among the manuscripts are many short holographic works and fragments; scrapbooks; and iconographical material, such as family photographs and those of composers and musicians from the former Soviet Union, as well as little known musicians from the United States and elsewhere.

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  3. Tams-Witmark (Original Library of Congress collection), 1701-1915

    approximately 7,000 items. 829 containers. 164 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Tams-Witmark Music Library was established in 1925 through the merger of the Arthur W. Tams Music Library and the rental library of M. Witmark & Sons. The Tams-Witmark (Original Library of Congress Collection) contains music (manuscript and printed scores) that was being performed in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The scope of the collection ranges from eighteenth-century operas of Handel and Glück to a musical by George M. Cohan. The bulk of the materials are nineteenth-century English, French, German and Italian operas and operettas, the majority in full score, with some instrumental parts. Most of the scores have been annotated with cuts and performance markings, and some feature reduced or non-standard orchestrations. The collection also contains a small amount of concert music, including secular and sacred choral works, patriotic music, symphonic scores, and incidental music.

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  4. J. Fischer & Bro. music publishers collection, 1950-1970

    around 750 items. 34 containers. 11 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The J. Fischer & Bro. Music Publishers Collection contains music manuscripts and published or photo-reproduced musical scores, in original or arranged versions. The majority of the collection are choral works, both sacred and secular, many with piano or organ accompaniment. In addition, there are original works for organ and piano, as well as piano and organ transcriptions. Most of these works were published by Fischer & Bro.

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  5. Artur Schnabel collection, 1899-1950

    146 items . 4 containers. 3.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Artur Schnabel was an Austrian-born American pianist, pedagogue, and composer. The collection chiefly consists of music manuscript scores of Schnabel’s compositions. The manuscripts are all, with the exception of a single copyist’s score, in Schnabel’s hand, and represent his compositional essays in a variety of genres, from solo song (voice and piano) to symphonic works. The collection also contains an early published edition of Ludwig van Beethoven’s sonatas for solo piano, containing copious annotations in Schnabel’s hand, and on which he apparently based his 1935 edition of these works.

  6. 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.

  7. German national music collection, 1846-1974

    approximately 1,500 items. 31 containers. 14 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The German National Music Collection primarily contains manuscript and published sheet music, songbooks, and lyric sheets related to and written for the German armed forces, with the largest majority of this material having been published during the period of the Third Reich (1933-1945).

  8. Lowell Folklife Project collection, 1987-1988

    17,000 items ; 10 containers; 4 linear feet.. 158 folders.. 90 sound cassettes : analog.. 247 sound tape reels: analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.. ca. 13,500 photographs : b&w., col.. 15 computer disks ; 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This year-long study conducted by the American Folklife Center yielded an ethnographic collection consisting of 196 hours of sound recordings covering a wide range of subjects and activities, including oral history interviews, religious services, musical events, parades and religious processions, ethnic festivals, ethnic restaurants, and neighborhood tours. An additional 23 hours of sound recordings of musical events and oral history interviews were copied from originals lent by Lowell residents. Collection materials also include correspondence; field notes; questionnaires; neighborhood maps; reports; publications; administrative files; interview transcripts; black-and-white photographic prints, contact sheets, and film negatives (ca. 10,000 images); and color slides and prints, (ca. 3,500 images) which documented community life in Lowell, Massachusetts from 1987 to 1988.

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  9. Lauro Ayestarán collection, 1830-1966

    circa 6,000 items. 112 boxes. 30 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists primarily of art and popular music scores and holographs written by Uruguayan composers, with a comprehensive sample of the best composers in each group. In addition, there is a representative number of works written by European composers who settled in Montevideo during the 19th century, mainly from Spain and Italy. Included are photographs of the holographic items, as well as portraits of musicians.

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  10. Randolph S. Rothschild collection, 1942-1992

    approximately 225 items. 11 boxes. 6 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Randolph S. Rothschild Collection consists primarily of music and accompanying correspondence, programs, and reviews. The majority of the music in the collection is facsimile scores of compositions commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from American composers such as Milton Babbitt, Henry Cowell, Ross Lee Finney, Lukas Foss, Ernst Krenek, Roger Reynolds, Christopher Rouse, Gunther Schuller, and Charles Wuorinen. Many of these scores are inscribed to Rothschild and signed by the composers, and a few include programs and reviews of the concerts at which they were performed.