2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899.

  1. Paul Löwenberg collection of music by the Johann Strauss and Joseph Lanner families, 1825-1929

    approximately 1,636 items. 77 containers. 26 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Johann Strauss Sr. and Joseph Lanner have been dubbed the "waltz kings" for their significant contributions as composers of popular dance music during the nineteenth century. They transformed the music of a simple country dance into one that graced ballrooms around the world, laying the foundation for their sons to continue their work and further develop the waltz as a musical form. This collection primarily consists of first edition printed scores for piano works published by the two composers and their sons Johann Strauss Jr., Josef Strauss, Eduard Strauss, and August Lanner.

  2. 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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