University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
The collection contains a 5 x 7" B & W photo of Stanley Avery and his correspondence with people including Edward MacDowell, Dmitri Mitropoulos, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Stanislav Skrowaczewski, Leopold Stokowski
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. The Sergei Rachmaninoff Archive contains material related to his life and career after he and his family left Russia in 1917 to establish themselves in the United States. The archive contains Rachmaninoff's holograph music manuscripts, correspondence, writings, biographical articles and clippings, awards and honors, concert programs, scrapbooks, financial papers, iconography, realia, and published books and other materials held within the personal library of Rachmaninoff and his family. A section is also devoted to the papers of Sophie Satin, the composer's sister-in-law and biographer. This section contains Satin's writings, as well as the results of her lifelong research on Rachmaninoff.
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Geraldine Farrar was an American opera singer and film actress. The collection consists of Farrar's personal papers relating to her life and career, including correspondence, scrapbooks and clippings, photographs and music materials containing sketches, autograph manuscripts, and printed music composed or edited by Farrar. In addition, the collection contains biographical materials, Farrar's writings, contracts, radio scripts, concert programs, awards and other miscellaneous items.
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Papers of Sofii︠a︡ A. Zernova, her children, Nikolaĭ M. Zernov, a lecturer at Oxford University and author of The Russian Religious Renaissance of the 20th Century, Sofii︠a︡ M. Zernova, who was active in Russkoe studencheskoe khristianskoe dvizhenīe (Russian Student Christian Movement), and Marii︠a︡, Marii︠a︡'s husband, Swiss League of Nations and United Nations official Gustave Kullmann, and others. Includes correspondence; mss. of writings, among them memoirs by Sofii︠a︡ A. Zernova, texts and speeches by Kullman and others, texts by Nikolaĭ Zernov on religious and literary themes and by Vladimir M. Zernov claiming that syphilis was a contributing factor in Lenin's death, report by a Lt. Shokotov on his White Army detached service in 1917-1919, and albums, poems, diaries and memoirs of Sofii︠a︡ M. Zernova about the Russian Civil War, emigré life in Europe, and Sergei Rachmaninoff; subject files collected by Nikolaĭ Zernov on many emigré Orthodox ... Read More
Columbia University
The papers include correspondence, manuscripts, documents, printed materials and photographs -- most of which principally concern Fedor Shali︠a︡pin. There are twelve letters and postcards from Shali︠a︡pin, and one or two items each from Aleksandr Grechaninov, Olǵa Knipper-Chekhova, and Sergeĭ Rakhmaninov. There are manuscripts by Strakhova-Ermans, entitled "Vospominanii︠a︡ starogo professora penii︠a︡" and "Penie: Ego tekhnika i iskusstvo." There are photographs of Shali︠a︡pin in his operatic roles and with his family; and photographs of Olǵa Knipper-Chekhova, Aleksandr Glazunov, and of Sergeĭ Rakhmaninov and Aleksandr Grechaninov (with the faculty of the Russian Conservatory in Paris). Printed materials include programs of concerts by Shali︠a︡pin and others, and a copy of Strakhova-Ermans' book, "Le chant"(1946)
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Correspondence, minutes, programs, literary contest essays, clippings, index to Russian poet Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin's Boris Godunov, photographs, and other records documenting the society's efforts to promote Pushkin and his writings. Includes material relating to the organization and history of the society and to celebrations for Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ, Mikhail I︠U︡rʹevich Lermontov, and Pushkin. Correspondents include Andrey Avinoff, Boris Brasol, Serge Obolensky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff, Igor Ivan Sikorsky, Pitrim Aleksandrovich Sorokin, and George Vernadsky
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Photograph shows Vladimir Horowitz, half-length portrait, standing, leaning on a piano, facing front, with portraits of Arturo Toscanini, Ignaci Paderewski, Sergei Rachmaninoff on the piano behind him
New York State Historical Documents
Papers of Nicholas P. Afonsky relate to his career as a director of Russian choirs in Europe and the United States, including such groups as the Russian National Chorus of New York, the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir and the Moscow Cathedral Choir of Paris. Correspondence, contracts and programs concerning performances and recordings of the choirs, involving artists and impresarios including Nicolai Gedda, Feodor Chaliapin, Serge Koussevitzky, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Sol Hurok; also correspondence with Orthodox Church officials concerning performances at various churches and cathedrals, photographs of Afonsky and choir members on tour and in concert, awards, certificates, manuscripts, clippings, and Afonsky's naturalization papers
University of Michigan Libraries
Comprise letters from notable musicians, personal documents, testimonials, memorials, scrapbooks, programs, memorabilia, and photos; also music scores for his compositions and arrangements. Included are letters from Arrola B. Cole to Mrs. Stock, and from Georg Schumann to [Florenz?] Ziegfeld, a note by Gioacchino A. Rossini below a musical composition, with a note and music (on verso) by François A. Boieldieu, and a commentary by Fritz Volbach on his "Ostern," op.16
New York State Historical Documents
Collection of ca. 830 rare books, manuscripts and documents, music excerpts, and sketches, primarily from composers and musical performers. Authors including George Antheil, Samuel Barber, John Barbirolli, Bela Bartok, Arnold Bax, Robert Russell Bennett, Leonard Bernstein, Georges Bizet, Ernest Bloch, Nadia Boulanger, Benjamin Britten, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, George Crumb, Leopold Damrosch, Walter Damrosch, Reginald DeKoven, Theodore Dreiser, Edward Elgar, Gabriel Faure, Stephen Foster, Edwin Franko Goldman, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Morton Gould, Percy Grainger, Howard Hanson, Roy Harris, Franz Joseph Haydn, Victor Herbert, Arthur Honneger, Charles Ives, Francis Scott Key, Serge Koussevitzky, Ruggerio Leoncavallo, Franz Liszt, Otto Luening, Jules Massenet, Yehudi Menuhin, Darius Milhaud, Jacques Offenbach, Eugene Ormandy, Ignace Paderewski, Giaccomo Puccini, Serge Rachmaninoff, Wallingford Riegger, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Carl Ruggles, Camille Saint-Saens, Robert ... Read More


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