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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.

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.