5 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Musicians--Portraits.

  1. Laszlo Krausz portraits of musicians, 1947-1971

    23 items. 2 containers. 2.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Laszlo Krausz was a Hungarian-American violinist, conductor, and artist. A former member of the Cleveland Orchestra, Krausz transitioned into a distinguished career in painting, often focusing on Jewish and Israeli subjects while studying and teaching art at leading institutions in the Cleveland area. The collection consists largely of Krausz's ink and charcoal portraits of notable musicians, each signed by the subject, including Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Rubinstein, Gunther Schuller, Igor Stravinsky, and many others.

  2. Edward Beach collection of jazz photographs and other iconography, 1940-1975

    approximately 150 items. 9 boxes. 5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Edward Beach Collection of Jazz Photographs and Other Iconography consist exclusively of photographs and other iconography, primarily of jazz musicians, but a few notable figures from other musical and artistic disciplines are also represented. Images of particular interest include figures such as Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith, Aaron Copland, Serge Prokofiev, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Vaslav Nijinsky.

  3. Irving Fine collection, 1930-1993

    approximately 4,350 items. 21 boxes. 7 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Irving Fine was an American conductor, teacher, and composer whose works assimilated neoclassical, romantic, and serial elements. The bulk of the materials in the collection are musical scores and sketches which represent nearly his entire musical output. In addition, there are photographs, clippings, programs, and scrapbooks, as well as correspondence from twentieth-century musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, Alberto Ginastera, Ned Rorem, and William Schuman.

  4. Chet Baker materials from the papers of Diane Vavra, 1970-1989

    108 items . 2 boxes. 1.7 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Chet Baker was an American jazz trumpeter whose early success in the 1950s was due not only to his musical talents, but also to his model good looks. He rose to prominence as a member of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan's quartet and later established himself as acclaimed vocalist during the 1950s. Baker began an on-again, off-again relationship with Diane Vavra in 1970 and was with her during the last years of his life. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other items related to his personal life and career.

  5. Charles Mingus collection, 1925-2015

    approximately 15,000 items. 76 boxes. 35 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Charles Mingus was a jazz double bassist, band leader, and composer. A prolific recording artist and pioneer in double bass technique, Mingus composed works that often incorporated elements of hard bop and gospel music and featured collective improvisation. The collection includes manuscript and printed music by Mingus; writings; correspondence; business papers; clippings; programs; publicity materials; photographs of Mingus, his family, and colleagues, such as Eric Dolphy, Dannie Richmond, Max Roach, Oscar Pettiford, and Miles Davis; artwork and artifacts; and sound recordings.