37 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Music--History and criticism.

  1. Hugo Leichtentritt papers, 1888-1972

    1,600 items. 23 containers. 10.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Hugo Leichtentritt was a German musicologist, music critic, and composer. The collection contains his original music manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, programs, scrapbooks, articles and drafts of his writings on music history, criticism, and theory.

  2. Laurence Picken papers, 1900-2001

    approximately 22,400 items. 70 containers. 38.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Laurence Picken was a British zoologist and musicologist who specialized in Asian, particularly Chinese, music. The collection primarily contains research materials, correspondence, writings, publications, and other items related to Picken's career and his study of East Asian musical traditions, especially those of the Tang Court. In addition, there are manuscript and published scores for Picken's musical compositions, transcriptions of traditional East Asian music, and some photographs.

  3. David Lewin papers, 1945-2011

    7006 items. 67 containers. 29.4 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    David Lewin was an American music theorist, teacher, composer, and musician. The papers primarily relate to his career as a teacher and theorist, and to his work as a composer. They include writings, academic and course materials, printed and manuscript scores, correspondence, computer music materials, programs, clippings, and conference materials.

  4. Elinor Remick Warren papers, 1872-2004

    approximately 8900 items. 85 containers. 30.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Elinor Remick Warren was an American pianist and composer. The collection contains materials relating to her life and career, including music manuscript scores and sketches, composition notebooks, and annotated printed editions of her work. The collection also contains Warren's business papers, biographical materials, personal correspondence, photographs, writings, scrapbooks, programs, diaries and notebooks, certificates, diplomas and honorary degrees, promotional brochures, and music publishers' catalogs that feature her works and performance activities.

  5. Wanda Landowska and Denise Restout papers, 1843-2002

    approximately 41,000 items. 255 containers. 117.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Wanda Landowska was a Polish keyboardist, composer, and teacher best known for revitalizing harpsichord performance in the twentieth century. Her school at Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, founded in 1925, became one of the great centers for the collection, study, and performance of Baroque music until it was looted by the Nazis in 1940. The collection consists of annotated music, correspondence, business papers, writings, programs, photographs, and other materials that document the legacy of Landowska. These materials largely reflect the activities of Landowska and her pupil, Denise Restout, during their years at Saint-Leu and after their immigration to the United States in 1941.

  6. Louise Talma papers, 1861-1998

    approximately 38,000 items. 160 containers. 81.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Louise Talma was an American composer, pianist, and teacher. She was a student of Nadia Boulanger and a long-time resident of Fontainebleau and the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The collection consists of music manuscripts, harmony and teaching materials, correspondence, photographs, business papers, clippings, programs, publicity materials, writings, awards and other materials related to her career and her family's history.

  7. Moldenhauer archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990

    3,600 items. 131 boxes. 206 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The archives consist primarily of music (both manuscript and printed), correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, books, newspaper clippings, printed programs, drawings, and engravings. They span years from the Middle Ages to the present, and include documents of composers, musicians, and literary figures, among others. The music in the collection includes holograph scores or sketches, both published and unpublished, as well as a number of copyists' and printed scores, transcriptions, and arrangements by composers and musicians such as Beethoven, Bloch, Brahms, Chopin, Franck, Mendelssohn, Puccini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schoenberg, Webern, and many others. Also included is historically important correspondence, such as letters of Metastasio and Handel. Some composers (Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, for example) are represented by numerous manuscripts. A sample of other composers, musicians, and literary figures that are represented by both music and nonmusical materials includes George Auric, Johann Sebastian Bach, Béla Bartók, Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Pierre Boulez, Anton Bruckner, Charles Burney, Feruccio Busoni, Claude Debussy, Frederick Delius, Hermann Hesse, György Ligeti, Federico Garca Lorca, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Marice Ravel, Rainer Maria Rilke, Frank Wedekind, Kurt Weill, and Gioseffo Zarlino.

  8. Leonard Bernstein collection, circa 1900-1995

    around 400,000 items. 1,723 boxes. 710 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, writer, lecturer, and pianist. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writings, personal business papers, the archives from his corporate identity, Amberson Inc., scrapbooks, clippings and press materials, programs, datebooks and schedules, iconography, address books, and fan mail. In addition, it contains music manuscripts for many of his compositions, including The Age of Anxiety (Symphony no. 2); Candide; Chichester Psalms; Fancy Free; Jeremiah (Symphony no. 1); On the Waterfront; Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; Serenade after Plato's "Symposium"; Trouble in Tahiti; West Side Story; and Wonderful Town.

  9. Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo collection on Latin American folklore, 1904-1986

    174 published items. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collected publications pertaining to Latin American folklore and musical traditions from the library of Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo, Brazilian folklorist and musicologist.

  10. 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.