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

  1. 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.

  2. Selma Epstein collection, 1931-1987

    72 items. 5 containers. 2.6 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Selma Epstein (1927-2014) was a concert pianist, teacher, promoter of contemporary music, and champion of 20th-century black and female composers. The collection contains contemporary music scores, many by women and African-American composers, as well as a small amount of clippings and promotional materials.

  3. 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.

  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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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).

  9. Oliver Daniel papers, 1759-1997

    21,600 items. 80 containers. 52.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Oliver Daniel was an American arts administrator, musicologist, radio director and producer, and composer. The collection includes correspondence, manuscript and printed scores, photographs, programs, clippings, scrapbooks and periodicals.

  10. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation collection, 1894-1953

    56,680 items. 109 containers. 48.50 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge was a composer, pianist, and patron of music. In 1925, she created the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress in support of chamber music. The collection contains Coolidge's correspondence to and from many of the prominent musical artists of the first half of the twentieth century. Extensive correspondence between Coolidge and Library of Congress librarians and administrators is also included. The remaining materials in the collection, including photographs, scrapbooks, business papers, programs, publicity materials, iconography, realia, and clippings, are available for research and will be incorporated into the finding aid at a later date. Music manuscripts of works commissioned by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge or the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Congress comprise a substantial portion of the collection and are cataloged individually.