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Marietta Gazzaniga musical excerpts scrapook

Creator : Gazzaniga, Marietta

1845-1929, 1 scrapbook
Scrapbook primarily containing autographed scores of popular Italian songs. Also inludes several poems and letters addressed to Gazzaniga, in Italian, French and English, included one by Meyeerbeer. Final leaf contains a 1929 autographed excerpt of a score by Giuseppi Verdi.

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.

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.