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Music, 1930s-1960s (continued)
Music by Others, 1943-1963 (continued)
Timon of Athens: a symphonic portrait after Shakespeare. New York: Leeds Music Corporation, 1950. (continued)
Note: "For Verna & Irving, with much affection, David, July 31, 1950, Tanglewood" written on title page
Gottlieb, Jack
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Songs of loneliness, on seven poems by Constantine Cavafy, 1962
Ozalid manuscript score for voice and piano; 36 pages
Note: Dedicated to Irving Fine
Haieff, Alexei
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Saints' wheel: variations on a circle of fifths, for piano, 1960
Ozalid holograph score; 6 pages
Note: "To my dear Irving with love, admiration and a 'prehistoric' friendship, Alexei, NY, Dec. 1960" written on cover
Note: Commissioned by the Naumburg Foundation
Jones, Collier
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 Sonata for piano, 1956
Ozalid manuscript score; 14 pages
Note: Inscribed by the composer
Laid in: Manuscript letter to Irving Fine from Collier (Charlie) Jones
Kohn, Karl
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 Five pieces for piano, 1955
Ozalid copyist score; 18 pages
Note: "For Irving, with best wishes, from Karl" written at top
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 Sonatina for piano, 1950
Ozalid copyist score; 11 pages
Note: "For my friend and teacher Irving Fine, from Karl Kohn" written at top
Lukewitz, Joseph
BOX-FOLDER 3/10 Poems by a little girl, for mixed chorus a capella, 1959
Ozalid copyist score; 26 pages
Note: "To Irving Fine--in friendship, Joseph Lukewitz, Feb. 1960" written at top
Orgad, Ben-Zion
BOX-FOLDER 3/11 Out of the dust: three songs by Er'ela Ur, 1960
Ozalid copyist score for mezzo-soprano or alto, flute, bassoon, viola, and cello; 45 pages
Note: "To Prof. Fine, with many thanks and admiration, Ben-Zion Orgad, Brandeis 1961" written on title page
Piston, Walter
BOX-FOLDER 3/12 Passacaglia for piano. New York: Mercury Music Corporation, 1943.
Note: Inscribed by the composer
BOX-FOLDER 3/12 Prelude and allegro, for organ and strings. New York: Arrow Music Press, Inc., 1944.
Note: Inscribed by the composer
Read, Gardner
BOX-FOLDER 16/1 Passacaglia and fugue, in D minor, for organ, op. 34. Boston: R.D. Row Music Company, 1937.
Note: "To Irving and Verna, with warmest good wishes, Gardner Read, 9/15/47" written on title page
Salas, Juan Orrego
BOX-FOLDER 16/2 Canticos de Navidad
Ozalid 3-part vocal score; 4 pages
Note: "To my good friend and colleague Irving Fine with best wishes, Juan Orrego Salas, 1952" written on cover
  • Villancico I
  • Aleluya
  • Villancico (Danza)
Sapp, Allen
BOX-FOLDER 16/3 A maiden's complaint in spring-time: chamber cantata for women's voices and nine instruments, 1959
Photocopy of holograph piano-vocal score; 30 pages
Note: "To Irving Fine, from whom I learned how to be a musician and for whom my admiration has continued to grow" written on cover
BOX-FOLDER 16/3 Trio no. 1 for piano, violin, and cello, 1949
Ozalid holograph score; 37 pages
Note: "To Irving in appreciation for everything, Allen" written on cover
Shapero, Harold
BOX-FOLDER 16/4 Three amateur sonatas, 1944
Ozalid holograph score for piano with annotations; 33 pages
Note: "To Irving and Verna in real friendship from H. S., January 3, 1945" written on cover
BOX-FOLDER 16/4 Variations in C minor, for piano, 1947
Ozalid holograph score; 17 pages
Note: "To Igor Stravinsky" written at top and "To Irving on his birthday, December 3, 1947, from Harold" written on cover
Spies, Claudio
BOX-FOLDER 16/5 Descanso en jardín: tres cantos por los míos en Conchalí, for tenor, baritone, flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, 1957
Ozalid holograph score with annotations; 24 pages
Note: "For Irving, in ancient friendship!, Claudio, 2.VI.1957" written on cover
BOX-FOLDER 16/5 Recitativo and aria, for flute and piano, 1946
Ozalid holograph score; 11 pages
Note: "For Irving and Verna with my best wishes, Claudio, Cambridge, 7.X.1947" written on title page
BOX-FOLDER 16/5 Sonata-allegro, for piano, 1945
Ozalid holograph score; 9 pages
Note: "For Irving with my gratitude, Claudio, 24.XI.1946" written on title page
Talma, Louise
BOX-FOLDER 16/6 Alleluia in form of toccata, for piano. New York: Carl Fischer, Inc., 1947.
Note: "For Irving, with admiration and affection, Louise" written on cover
BOX-FOLDER 16/6 String quartet, 1954
Ozalid holograph score; 35 pages
Note: "To dear Irving, from whom I learned how to write this quartet, Love Louise, November 17, 1954" written on cover
Wernick, Richard
BOX-FOLDER 16/7 Trio for clarinet, violin, and violoncello, 1962
Ozalid copyist's score; 20 pages
Note: "For my dear friend Verna Fine with much love, Dick, 3/23/63" written on title page
BOX 5 Writings, 1940s-1963
Mostly drafts of articles, lectures, and program notes by Fine. Includes a small amount of material by other authors.
Organized as two subseries.
Writings by Irving Fine, 1940s-1957
Manuscript and typescript articles, lectures, program notes, and other writings by Fine. Some include reference materials, biographical information, or other associated items.
Arranged alphabetically by title or subject.
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Brandeis School of Creative Arts, 1955
Typescript with annotations; 6 pages
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Composer and his audience, 1956
Typescript; 11 pages
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 Education for youth in the world of today and tomorrow
Typescript with annotations; 7 pages
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 Elementary theory in the music curriculum at Harvard College
Typescript with annotations; 9 pages (2 copies)
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Milhaud, Darius, 1949
Typescript with annotations; 4 pages
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Miscellaneous notes and musings
Manuscript; 9 leaves
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Musique concrète
Typescript with annotations; manuscript notes; reference materials
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 Program notes
Typescript/manuscript materials, including a biographical sketch; 14 pages
BOX-FOLDER 5/9 The School of Creative Arts, 1952
Typescript copy; 2 pages
BOX-FOLDER 5/10 The story of twentieth century music, 1940s
Typescript draft with annotations; photocopy of published version
BOX-FOLDER 5/11 Tanglewood. American music, 1947
Typescript/manuscript materials for lectures at Tanglewood and Amherst College, including notes, outlines, drafts; 59 pages
BOX-FOLDER 5/12 Tanglewood. Seminar in contemporary music, 1957
Typescript/manuscript lectures; 39 pages
  • American Composer - Older Generation
  • Neo Classicism
BOX-FOLDER 5/13 Twelve poems of Emily Dickinson set to music by Aaron Copland, 1953
Typescript and manuscript drafts; 9 pages
BOX-FOLDER 5/14 What is the proper function of music criticism?
Typescript; 4 pages
Writings by Others
One radio broadcast transcript and two other works about Fine, as well as a script by John Horne Burnes.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
BOX-FOLDER 5/15 Burns, John Horne. "Modo and the mortals. A play in one act, with music," undated
Photocopy of typescript; 25 pages
BOX-FOLDER 5/17 Pizer, Stephen M. "Irving Fine," 1962-1963
Photocopy of typescript college paper and three letters from Pizer to Fine
BOX-FOLDER 5/18 Pollack, Howard. "Irving Fine," undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/16 University of Michigan. "Irving Fine: An American Genius" (radio broadcast)
Photocopy of typescript; 8 pages
BOX 6-7, 13 Correspondence, 1941-1992
Letters and other communications to and from Irving and Verna Fine. Many of these are with siginificant composers, such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, Alberto Ginastera, Ned Rorem, William Schuman, and others. Includes several years of business-related correspondence.
Organized as two subseries.
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