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- Gilmore Music Library 36
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library 17
- Oral History of American Music 9
- Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 11
- Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977 10
- Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974 8
- Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 8
- Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965 7
- Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950 7
- Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970 7
- Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 7
- Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949 7
- Spalding, Albert, 1888-1953 7
- Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989 7
- Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 6
- Downes, Olin, 1886-1955 6
- Jacobi, Frederick, 1891-1952 6
- Luening, Otto, 1900-1996 6
- Noss, Luther, 1907-1995 6
- Schuman, William, 1910-1992 6
- Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965 6
- Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 6
- Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague, 1864-1953 5 ∧ less
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Call Number: OHVI
Scope and Contents: The Aaron Copland Oral History comprises approximately 75 interviews with colleagues, friends, and family of Aaron Copland (note: for interviews with Copland himself, see the Major Figures in American Music collection). Oral History of American Music (OHAM) founder Vivian Perlis first became friends with Copland while working on the Charles Ives Oral History. Copland later wrote the preface for her book, Charles Ives Remembered. As the Ives project finished, Perlis focused on Copland as her new...
Dates: 1948-1989, bulk 1980-1989
Call Number: GEN MSS 207
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence to, from, and about Aïdé; his diary for a trip to Switzerland in the second half of 1870, a scrapbook of reviews of his work, and miscellaneous poetry and prose pieces. The correspondence is both personal and business oriented, including letters from publishers, editors and friends regarding the publicaton of novels and songs. Principal correspondents include Matthew Arnold, Frances Hodgson Burnett,James Anthony Froude, William Money Hardinge, Henry...
Call Number: OHVIII
Scope and Contents: A series of Zoom interviews with composers and musicians, focusing on their personal and creative lives while isolating during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Call Number: JWJ MSS 151
Overview: Vocal music, most 1960s or undated, consisting of autograph manuscript drafts and arrangements, transparencies, and diazo reproductions, some accompanied by copies of published music; and a small amount of other papers. Autograph manuscript music includes spirituals arranged for solo voice or chorus; The Negro Speaks of Rivers, Songs of the Seasons, Three Dream Portraits, and other songs on texts by Langston Hughes; songs on texts by Edna St. Vincent Millay and other poets; and musicals and...
Dates: 1928-1983, bulk 1960-1969
Call Number: MSS 25
Overview: Correspondence, music, and photographs by and about the American music librarian, critic, music administrator, recording executive, and program annotator Leonard Burkat (1919-1992)
Dates: 1943-1981 (inclusive)
Call Number: GEN MSS 957
Overview: Autograph manuscript music, including symphonies and hymns, scores; arrangements of hymns and other choral music, scores and parts; a passion-play, score, with watercolor drawings of curtain and stage designs; and notebooks containing music drafts and related notes about music and Christianity. An oversize rolled sheet contains unidentified ink and watercolor drawings.
Call Number: OHII
Scope and Contents: The Charles Ives Oral History was the first documentary oral history of an American composer. Interviews with sixty people who knew and worked with Charles Ives were conducted between 1968 and 1971, and this project was the impetus for the founding of Oral History of American Music (OHAM). Family, friends, neighbors, business associates, and musicians reminisce about one of the most significant artistic figures of the century. The project formed the basis of the award-winning book by Vivian...
Call Number: MSS 103
Overview: This collection provides supplemental information on more than one thousand preeminent figures directly or indirectly related to historical sound recordings, mostly through photographs and other pictorial images, such as postcards and drawings, as well as through correspondence, clippings, articles, and other promotional material.
Call Number: GEN MSS 1520
Content Description: The R. G. Davis papers relating to Dario Fo contain correspondence, writings, printed material, contracts, programs, photographs, audiovisual materials, and other papers that document Davis’s productions of plays by Fo, including The Accidental Death of an Anarchist, We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, and Female Parts, in 1979 and through the early 1980s.
Dates: 1950-2017 (bulk 1979-1986)
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1411
Overview: The collection contains drafts and print editions of scripts, scores, and other writings by American playwrights Edward Albee and Tennessee Williams, and musical theater writer and composer Stephen Sondheim. Also included is correspondence, contracts, and other materials related to the publication of Sondheim’s and Williams’s works; photographs; printed materials, such as playbills, souvenir programs, periodicals, and clippings; and notes and inventories related to the collection.
Dates: 1928-2015, (bulk 1954-2015)
Call Number: MSS 107
Overview: Correspondence between the French composer and critic Paul Dukas (1865-1935) and his friend Marguerite Hasselmans, a concert pianist and Gabriel Fauré’s mistress.
Call Number: OHIII
Scope and Contents: The Duke Ellington Oral History is comprises ninety-two interviews with and about Ellington, one of America's greatest composers. Included among the interviewees are musicians, family members, friends, and colleagues.
Dates: 1939-1987, bulk 1977-1987