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by Topic : Scores (10)

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.
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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.

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, 2.2 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.
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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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