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College of Performing Arts course catalogs

Creator : College of Performing Arts

1916-2011, 2.6 linear ft
Consists of course catalogs with information about the policies, faculties and courses of Mannes School of Music. Collection includes a limited number of catalogs focused exclusively on the Extension Division, Preparatory Division, Summer School, and Jazz and Contemporary BFA Program, while most cover a broad range of courses.

Marietta Gazzaniga musical excerpts scrapook

Creator : Gazzaniga, Marietta

1845-1883, 1 scrapbook
A scrapbook of musical excerpts kept by opera singer Marietta Gazzaniga (1824-1884), who toured the United States and Cuba in the mid-nineteenth century. The Italian soprano compiled autographs, letters, and poems from major nineteenth century Italian composers and other music personalities, notably Giuseppe Verdi, into the bound volume, which spans almost forty years.

Leopold Godowsky-David Saperton collection

Creator : Godowsky, Leopold

1900-2000, 2.2 linear feet
This collection consists of music manuscripts of compositions by Leopold Godowsky and David Saperton including proofs. Also found herein are letters and photographs pertaining to these composers. This collection contains scores and ephemera of both David Saperton and Leopold Godowsky. Also included are letters to and from Saperton and his wife detailing his public successes, his work as a recording artist, and the successes of his students. The collection also contains oddities such as a pencil-written, unsigned, unannotated manuscript of Chinese Lullaby from the musical “East is West” by Robert Hood Bowers.
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Miriam Kartch papers

Creator : Kartch, Miriam

1958-1991, .8 linear feet
Miriam Karch has been on faculty at Mannes since 1945. This collection consists of administrative documents and personal wrtings from Miriam Kartch’s ongoing tenure at Mannes. Most documents in this collection date from 1970’s to 1990’s, and includes personal notes as well as meeting minutes and other faculty/administrative documents. Also found herein is information on the New School/Mannes merger, and the proposed Mannes/MSM merger.

Galimir Quartet collection

Creator : Mannes College of Music

1927-2000, 6.6 linear feet
The Galamir Quartet was founded Felix Galamir and his three sisters in 1927. In 1936, he was admitted into the Vienna Philharmonic, but later expelled as a result of his Jewish background. Felix Galamir began teaching at Mannes College in 1976, and the Galamir Quartet began a residency at Mannes around that time. The Galamir Quartet collections consists of scores with annotations and markings made by the Galamir Quartet.

Mannes Camerata collection

Creator : Mannes College of Music

1981-2001, 2.2 linear feet
The Mannes Camerata, founded in 1981 by Paul Echols, is the college's early-music ensemble. It is comprised of students and faculty of the combined undergraduate and graduate early music programs at the Mannes School of Music. The collection contains scores, schedules and program notes, photographic materials, librettos, press releases, correspondence, and audiovisual recordings.
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Mannes College of Music Concert Office collection

Creator : Mannes College of Music

1944-2011, 3.7 linear feet
Collection consists of concert programs for Mannes School of Music student and faculty recitals as well as promotional materials for other school performances. Also includes press releases and event calendars. Mannes was established in 1916 by David and Clara Mannes and became a division of The New School in 1989. As of 2018, Mannes is part of The New School's College of Performing Arts.

Mannes School of Music clippings and scrapbook collection

Creator : Mannes College of Music

1910-1994, 12 linear feet
The Mannes School of Music clippings and scrapbook collection consists of news clipping files and scrapbooks that document Mannes from its founding through the early 1990s. The scrapbooks, which cover the school's early history through the 1960s, contain concert programs, advertisements, and news articles. Other scrapbooks, some from before the establishment of Mannes, document the activities of the the school's founders, David and Clara Mannes, in their work as musicians and educators.

Mannes School of Music photograph collection

Creator : Mannes College of Music

circa 1914-2004, 10
This collection contains several thousand photographs relating to the Mannes School of Music, from its early days in the 1910s through the 2000s, primarily representing the 1970s through the 1990s. Included are images of several Mannes buildings; productions and performances put on by different Mannes ensembles; administrative and academic events; the Mannes family; and the personnel of Mannes, including students, faculty, alumni, and guest artists and performers.
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Leopold Mannes manuscripts

Creator : Mannes, Leopold

before 1965, 1.1 linear ft
Leopold Mannes (1899-1964) was son of the founders of Mannes School of Music, David and Clara (Damrosch) Mannes. Leopold became director of the school in 1940. Mannes and his friend Leopold Godowsky, Jr., also a musician, invented a process of color photography that became known as Kodachrome. Mannes was also a musician. This collection contains music manuscripts of Leopold Mannes' compositions including arrangements of pieces by other composers such as Bach and Faure.

New School School of Drama records

Creator : New School of Drama

1997-2018, 12.3 linear ft.
The School of Drama, the dramatic arts program of The New School's College of Performing Arts, grew out of an affiliation with the Actors Studio initiated in the 1990s. This record group primarily documents student performances in the form of publicity materials, such as posters, postcards, fliers, and other print formats advertising individual productions and seasons. The record group also contains numerous clippings and print-outs of online reviews of student performances. Video documentation of performances spans 1997 through 2002, while print records cover academic years up through 2018.

Rosa Ponselle collection

Creator : Ponselle, Rosa

1922-1927, .4 linear feet
Rosa Ponselle (January 22, 1897-May 25, 1981) was an American soprano. She spent the majority of her 21-year career at the Metropolitian Opera. The Rosa Ponselle Collection contains her personal scores from ca. 1922-1927. They are signed, dated, and annotated by Ponselle and others who were using them around that time.
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Julius Rudel papers

Creator : Rudel, Julius

1945-2015, 23.6 linear feet
This collection contains annotated scores, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, playbills and programs, photographs, and personal ephemera relating to Julius Rudel.

Felix Salzer collection

Creator : Salzer, Felix

1904-1986, .4 linear feet
Felix Salzer (June 13, 1904-August 12, 1986) was an Austrian-American music theorist, musicologist and pedagogue. He was one of the principal followers of Heinrich Schenker, and did much to refine and explain Schenkerian analysis after Schenker's death. He was born in Vienna, and studied musicology with Guido Adler at the University of Vienna, finishing his Ph.D. in 1926 with a dissertation on sonata form in the works of Franz Schubert. At the same time he studied music theory and analysis with Heinrich Schenker and Hans Weisse. In 1939 Salzer immigrated to the United States, and became a citizen in 1945. While in the US he taught at several schools, including the Mannes College of Music, and Queens College of the City University of New York. His contributions to Schenkerian theory were twofold: first, he brought Schenker's ideas to the attention of American music theorists and musicologists, and second, he applied the analytical technique to music outside of the common-practice era music in which Schenker had exclusively worked, particularly to the music of the Renaissance, the Middle Ages, and to some music of the 20th century. Later theorists applied Schenkerian techniques to popular music as well. Some of the specific refinements Salzer made to Schenkerian theory involve aspects of voice leading, and the differentiation of chords into structural versus contrapuntal categories. Salzer's works include Structural Hearing (1952 and 1962), Counterpoint in Composition: The Study of Voice Leading (with Carl Schachter, 1969), and the periodical The Music Forum (initiated 1967).

Peter Pindar Stearns music manuscripts

Creator : Stearns, Peter Pindar

1948-2013, 6 linear feet
This collection consists primarily of manuscripts of Stearns's scores from the length of his career from the 1950s to the 2000s. These scores reflect his musical development from his early career in New York City up to his residence in Vermont at the end of his life. Stearns wrote music in a wide variety of genres, including string quartets, sonatas, sonatinas, symphonies, cantatas, and song cycles. These works are both secular and, in his later life, religious and Christian. The material herein includes early notes on and drafts of scores; manuscript versions with holograph corrections; and the published versions. Finally, this collection contains a small amount of correspondence related to publishing as well as a scrapbook of press clippings and ephemera, including programs of performances.
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Risë Stevens arrangements collection

Creator : Stevens, Risë

1913-2015, .8 linear feet
Rise Stevens (June 11, 1913-2013) was a mezzo soprano, actress, and a music administrator. She served as Dean of Mannes in the 1970’s. The Rise Stevens collection contains scores of works that she sang. Some are unique arrangements composed especially for her.

Arthur Waldeck papers related to Heinrich Schenker

Creator : Waldeck, Arthur

circa 1925-1965, 1.1 linear feet
Arthur Waldeck (1899-1965) was an important voice teacher in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s. He maintained a studio at Carnegie Hall, and was notoriously systematic in his pedagogical approach. The collection consists of Waldeck's letters to and from renowned music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935), as well as Waldeck's translations into English and heavily annotated versions of Schenker's work.

Menachem Zur collection

Creator : Zur, Menachem

1972-2005, .4 linear feet
Menachem Zur (born 1942) is an Israeli-American composer. He studied at Mannes College, and went on to Columbia for his DMA. The Menachem Zur Collection includes several of his chamber music scores, as well as recordings of them.
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