Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Louise Talma was an American composer, pianist, and teacher. She was a student of Nadia Boulanger and a long-time resident of Fontainebleau and the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The collection consists of music manuscripts, harmony and teaching materials, correspondence, photographs, business papers, clippings, programs, publicity materials, writings, awards and other materials related to her career and her family's history.
Columbia University
Letters, notes, programs, photographs, and printed materials. The collection is comprised primarily of handwritten correspondence between Reiner and notable music figures including Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, Darius Milhaud, Arthur Nikisch. Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, and Leo Weiner. Also of note, letters from writer and conductor Gian Francesco Milpiero and his wife Auna detailing wartime conditions in Italy (1946)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Rosenthal Archives
Sound and video recordings of over 600 pre-concert and occasional post-concert lectures by the orchestra's Continuing Education Department; together with recordings of lectures given for the orchestra's Women's Association -- Lecture topics include information about a specific conductor or composer, or information about the entire concert program and the connection between divergent pieces on the program. Lecture speakers are usually visiting guest conductors, soloists, or composers for a program. Interviewers include John Corigliano (1987-1990), Shulamit Ran (1990-1997), and Augusta Read Thomas (1997-present). Artists interviewed include composers John Adams, Luciano Berio, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, William Bolcom, Elliott Carter, Lukas Foss, Henryk Górecki, Oliver Knussen, Gunther Schuller, Tōru Takemitsu, Joan Tower, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich; conductors Daniel Barenboim, Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly, William Christie, Catherine Comet, Dennis Russell Davies, James ... Read More
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
The Sylvia Brigham-Dimiziani Collection of Annotated and Manuscript Scores contains eleven musical scores including three works by Lukas Foss that contain markings entered on the scores by Sylvia Brigham-Dimiziani in preparation for performances. The other works are all for solo voice or voice and piano. They include two settings of poetry by Muriel Muschamp (Orr-Ewing)
Harvard University - Houghton Library
Collection of 48 cancelled bank checks (from the First National Bank of Boston) paid as fees by the Foundation to some of the composers commissioned between 1944 and 1956. Each check is countersigned by Serge Koussevitzky or Olga Koussevitzky and they are endorsed on the verso by each composer
Yale University
The John Kirkpatrick Papers document the life and career of American pianist John Kirkpatrick through his correspondence with composers, performers, music educators, and family members. The Papers also hold an extensive collection of music, including sketches, manuscripts, and published versions of Kirkpatrick's many editions of music by composers such as Charles Ives and Carl Ruggles. Kirkpatrick's life and work are further documented with photographs, programs, reviews, writings, teaching materials, and miscellaneous items
Yale University
The Virgil Thomson Papers contain the manuscript scores and sketches of Thomson's musical compositions, including music for 3 operas, 7 films, and other major compositions and smaller pieces. The Papers also hold printed copies of books and music by Thomson. The correspondence is voluminous and contains letters to and from important American and French cultural figures since 1920: composers, musicians, artists, authors, and theatrical personalities. Thomson's life and work are further documented by: writings by and about Thomson; photographs; family and personal documents; financial records; private recordings; and other materials
New York Public Library
The Leo Smit Papers document the professional musical career of the distinguished pianist and composer -- The collection is divided into nine series: Correspondence, Writings, Presentations and lectures, Clippings and programs, Dickinson materials, Librettos, Scores, Photographs, and Oversized materials. Correspondence includes letters between Smit and his friends and colleagues, including Aaron Copland, Harold Shapero, and Leonard Bernstein. The Emily Dickinson materials are also noteworthy, and include research and notes on Dickinson, her life, and her poetry. Smit devoted a large portion of the late 1980s and early 1990s to creating a song cycle around Dickinson's poetry, The Ecstatic Pilgrimage, and amassed quite a bit of research, including notes, slides, and photocopied research materials. Smit served as the librettist for several of his operas, including Magic Wate, and the collection includes contains drafts and revisions of librettos and scores in various stages. Although the ... Read More
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
The collection primarily consists of manuscript, facsimile, and printed music and accompanying correspondence, programs, and reviews. The majority of the music in the collection comprises facsimile scores of compositions commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from prominent American composers, such as Dominick Argento, Milton Babbitt, Henry Cowell, Jacob Druckman, Ross Lee Finney, Lukas Foss, Leon Kirchner, Ernst Krenek, Robert Hall Lewis, Lawrence Moss, Roger Reynolds, Christopher Rouse, Gunther Schuller, Ralph Shapey, Hugo Weisgall, and Charles Wuorinen. Many of these scores are inscribed to Mr. Rothschild and signed by their composers. The collection also includes holograph ms. scores by Henry Cowell, Hugo Weisgall, and Brown Benson. Correspondence accompanies the scores by David Epstein, John Huggler, Jean Eichelberger Ivey, Leo Kraft, Lawrence Moss, Roger Reynolds, Ralph Shapey and Hugo Weisgall. Besides the correspondence, a ... Read More


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