7 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Operas--Librettos.

  1. Owen Wister papers, 1829-1966

    26,130 items. 103 containers. 41 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Author and writer of western novels. Correspondence, diaries and journals, family papers, drafts of articles, poems, novels, short stories, speeches, and other writings and papers; includes partial ms. and dramatizations of Wister's The Virginian and his libretto for "Villon; a Romantic Opera in Four Acts." Family correspondents include Fanny Kemble (Wister's grandmother), Sarah Butler Wister (his mother), Mary Channing Wister (his wife), and his cousins, S. Weir Mitchell and Langdon Elwyn Mitchell.

  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.


    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. Charles Tournemire collection, circa 1868-1962

    67 items. 9 containers. 5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Charles Tournemire was a French composer, organist, and teacher. The collection chiefly consists of holograph, manuscript and printed music by Tournemire and other composers. Also included are several libretti, one scrapbook, and other annotated or inscribed materials.

  4. Alexander Zemlinsky music manuscripts and other papers, 1887-1939

    approximately 350 items. 28 containers. 8 linear feet. 13 microfilm reels. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Alexander Zemlinsky was an Austrian composer, conductor, pianist, and educator whose students included Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alma Mahler, and Anton Webern. The collection consists of holograph music manuscripts for nearly all of Zemlinsky’s repertoire, as well as some printed music. Other materials include manuscript and printed music by other composers, personal papers, correspondence, and writings by others.

  5. Ellen Bender music scores, 1980-2021

    50 items. 8 containers. 3.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Ellen Bender is an American composer, flutist, and educator who has based her career in Boston, Massachusetts. She was married to composer, flutist, and educator Robert Di Domenica until his death. Bender’s works range from solo compositions (Suite for Flute Solo, 2008) to those for small ensemble (Trio for Flute, Viola, and Piano, 2005) and orchestra (Variations for Orchestra, 1984; The Tragic Triad, 2008). Many of her compositions are written for flute, either as a solo instrument or in ensemble, and several may be performed by flute choir.

  6. Isobel Stone operettas, 1932-1957

    30 items. 4 containers. 2 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Isobel Stone (circa 1892-circa 1969) was a lyric soprano, poet, author, librettist, and composer. This collection contains unpublished typescript libretti and holograph piano-vocal scores and lead sheets for sixteen of her operettas, including The Midnight King, Ojeda, and Youthbound.

  7. John Adams music manuscripts and papers, 1925-2017

    approximately 10,385 items. 135 containers. 5 mapcase folders. 65 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    John Adams (1947-) is an American composer, conductor, and writer. He is the winner of five Grammy Awards and recipient of the 2003 Pultizer Prize for his work On the Transmigration of Souls in tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The collection includes music scores by Adams and others, correspondence, business and financial papers, biographical materials, programs and promotional materials, and clippings.

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