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by Topic : Music (11)

Edward Aldwell collection

Creator : Aldwell, Edward

1938-2000, 2.2 linear feet
The Edward Aldwell collection consists of Edward Aldwell’s personal documents. Included in the collection are curricula, Schenkerian analyses, notes on his textbook, and notes on administrative matters at Mannes College.

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.

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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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.

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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Sylvia Marlowe collection

Creator : Marlowe, Sylvia

1932-1978, 2.8 linear feet
Sylvia Marlowe (1908-1981) was an important mid-twentieth century American harpsichordist. The Sylvia Marlowe collection documents her performance career, predominantly through scores, many inscribed to her by composers. Additionally, photographs and textual publicity materials provide further context for Marlowe's performances and recordings.

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.

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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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.

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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