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Robert Craft collection on Igor Stravinsky, 1912-1966

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BOX 24 Supplemental Materials, circa 1940-1953
BOX-FOLDER 24/1 Correspondence, 1948
Letters, telegrams, transcriptions
March 4 letter Henri Barraud to Stravinsky
March 16 letter Pierre Crénesse to Stravinsky
March 16 telegram Crénesse to Stravinsky
March 16 telegram Crénesse to Stravinsky
March 19 telegram Stravinsky to Crénesse
March 20 Stravinsky's transcription of telegram from Crénesse
March 22 telegram Stravinsky to Crénesse
March 22 holograph manuscript transcription telegram from Stravinsky to Crénesse
March 25 script for Stravinsky's tribute to Debussy
March 29 telegram Crénesse thanking Stravinksy
April 26 letter Crénesse to Stravinsky
BOX-FOLDER 24/2 Sound Recordings, circa 1940-1952
26 photocopied pages of acetate disc jackets
Stravinsky conducting the New York Philharmonic, 1940 April 7
6-disc set
Fragments of Firebird, Petrushka, and Sacre du printemps
Stravinsky conducting the Boston Symphony, 1944 January
6-disc set
Symphony in C, excerpts of Norwegian moods
Stravinsky conducting the Boston Symphony, 1945
3-disc album
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2
Note: Record labels identify performance by Philharmonic Society of New York
CBS "Invitation to Music Broadcasts," 1946 January
12-disc album and album spine
Apollo, Symphony of Psalms, and Symphony in 3 Movements
Stravinsky conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra, 1947 January 11
Pulcinella, Scherzo à la russe, Circus Polka, and Divertimento
Igor Markevitch conducting in The Hague, 1952 June 10
Pulcinella, Symphony of Psalms, Divertimento, and excerpts from Rake's Progress
First performance of Cantata, Los Angeles, 1952 November 11
Private performance
Jeu de Cartes, original "Telefunken" production and reproduction, date unknown
6-disc set
Stravinsky conducting his own compositions, date unknown
2 discs
Test pressings
Works unknown
Additional recording information
In addition to those listed above, recordings without jackets were transferred to the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division in Culpeper, Virginia. These titles, which consist of Stravinsky's music and voice recordings, are listed below. Identifying information for the recordings was extracted from Craft’s original inventory and the Sound Online Inventory Catalog (SONIC) of the Library of Congress. While every effort has been made to identify these recordings, it is possible inaccuracies may exist. There are a small number of recordings of music by other composers that belonged to Stravinsky that are not listed.
  • Agon
  • Apollon Musagète
  • Ave Maria
  • Circus Polka
  • Concertos, piano, instrumental ensemble
  • Concertos, orchestra, E♭
  • Histoire du soldat
  • Mass
  • Octet, flute, clarinet, bassoons (2), trumpets (2), trombones (2)
  • Ode
  • Orpheus
  • Pater Noster
  • Persephone
  • Pièces faciles (Cinq doigts)
  • Pulcinella. Suite
  • Rake’s Progress
  • Scènes de ballet
  • Serenade, A.
  • Symphony in three movements
  • Symphonie de psaumes
  • Symphonies d'instruments à vent
  • Zvezdoliki
  • Stravinsky's tribute to Debussy recorded 1948 March 23
  • A Stravinsky Tribute broadcast 1948 April 10
  • Corbett lecture with Craft, October 13, 1965, Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
BOX-FOLDER 24/3 Newspaper Clipping, 1953
The New York Times, 22 March
Photo of Stravinsky conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra during a recording session of Rake's Progress. Mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom, who played the role of Baba the Turk, is singing.

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