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Contains 30 Results:

Eugene D'Albert, 1903-1907

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
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A postcard displaying a portrait of the composer affixed to a small autographed card dated September 10, 1907. In addition to the autograph, the card contains the opening motif from D’Albert’s opera Tiefland, a work that was premiered in Prague, 1903. This motif is sketched on the card in the composer’s hand.

Dates: 1903-1907

Johannes Brahms, 1894

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents This folder contains a photograph of the composer taken in Berlin by photographer Maria Fellinger. In addition to the photograph, an autographed correspondence between Brahms and John E.W. Fritsach This letter is postmarked: Vienna, April 14, 1894. During this time, Brahms was composing his Op. 120 Nos. 1 and 2, a pair of clarinet sonatas dedicated to his friend Richard Mühlfeld The works were completed in the summer of that year, just three years before the composer’s death in 1897. ...
Dates: 1894

Hans Von Bülow, 1884

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents In addition to a photograph of the composer, this folder contains a hand written letter to an unknown recipient. In the letter Bülow explains that he no longer taught private piano lessons because he had recently accepted a position at the Raff Conservatory. In order to further illustrate his point, Bülow included a copy of a newspaper clipping advertising the announcement of his new position. This newspaper clipping was taken from a Frankfurt newspaper dated March 1884. The letter bares...
Dates: 1884

Frederick Chopin, 1848

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents A portrait of the composer is accompanied by a letter written and Signed by Chopin, dated London 1848. In 1848 Chopin was in London from the 1st through the 23rd of the month. During this time, he was given the opportunity to perform at a charity event billed as the "Annual Grand Dress and Fancy Ball and Concert in aid of the Funds of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland". This performance marks the last public performance given by the composer. He died less than a year...
Dates: 1848

Aaron Copland, 1978

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents This folder contains a proofed program for a performance given on the 14th of January, 1978 at the Chapman Theater of the University of Tulsa. The program entitled “New Directions in Music Concert,” began with a tribute to the music of Aaron Copland who was in attendance as the guest of honor. The front of the program is autographed by Copland and dedicated to Richard Gray. The folder also contains a score for Brahms piece Schicksalslied, the front cover of which is autographed by...
Dates: 1978

Johann Baptist Cramer, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
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A mated drawing of the composers accompanied with a letter which reads:

My dear Wright I shall feel quite relieved if you would be good enough to send your harp tomorrow evening that we may have an opportunity of regaling a few friends from the country who are particularly fond of music. We will therefore (if you consent) treat them to some of our Oh Death. With Kind love to Janey and the dear child, I am always yours faithfully. Thursday July 4th

Dates: undated

Anton Dvořák, 1894

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Contains a matted photograph accompanied with a contract signed by the composer. The Date on the contract is October 9, 1894. In October of 1894, Dvořák was returning to New York to begin his third year of teaching at the National Conservatory of New York. Originally Dvořák signed a contract with Jeanette Thurber for a two year obligation. However, after the premier and success of his 9th symphony, Thurber requested to extend his contract for another two years. Dvořák...
Dates: 1894

Cesar Franck, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
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Franck’s file contains a photograph of the composer as well as one of his business cards. The business card highlights his professional life drawing attention to both his job as a professor at the Conservatoire de Musique, and that of an organist at Ste. Clotilde. It also contains a hand written message signed by the composer.

Dates: undated

Edvard Grieg, 1896

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents This file contains a matted photograph of composer Edvard Grieg accompanied by an autographed paper containing the location of Leipzig and the date February 2, 1896. The back of the photograph contains a pencil sketch of the composer, as well as hand writing proclaiming Grieg to be a, “celebrated Norwegian composer,” who lived from 1843 to 1907. The dedication of “celebrated Norwegian composer,” hints to a period of Grieg’s life beginning in 1864. Having grown up a middle...
Dates: 1896

Victor Herbert, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents Contained within this folder is a collection of notes written on the front and back of a piece of Victor Herbert’s personal stationary. The stationaries header also contains his address as 321 West 108th Street, New York City. These notes contain no autograph, they read: Strabo, Diodorus, Aristoxnus, Marcellinus Caeser: they pay no taxes and are exempted from military service they enjoy all manner of immunities. “These mighty encouragements endure multitudes to follow...
Dates: undated

Vincent d’Indy, 1908

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 11
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This folder contains a photograph of the composer taken by Henri Manuel in d’Indy’s studio, Paris. The photograph is accompanied by a letter written and signed by the composer. This letter is dated June 15 1908, and it contains his address as: 7 Avenue de Villars, Paris.

Dates: 1908

Fredrich Kalkbrenner and Ignaz Moscheles, 1843

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 12
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This folder contains facsimile portraits of Ignaz Moscheles and Friedrich Kalkbrenner. They are accompanied by a letter written to Moscheles from Kalkbrenner, autographed by the author, and dated October 1843.

Dates: 1843

Franz Liszt, 1875

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
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This folder contains a photograph of Liszt autographed by the composer and dedicated to Herr William H Sherwood. The autograph is dated Weimar, 1875.

Dates: 1875

Lowell Mason, 1872

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents This folder contains an autograph of composer Lowell Mason. In addition to his autograph, Mason writes that he is 80 years old January 8, 1872. He also wrote out 5 bars of a fanfare which he labels number 351. Below the fanfare is written in a different pen, “writer of Sacred Music died 1872.” Written in pencil on the back of the note is the message, “Lowell Mason, 1792 – 1872, composer of Nearer, My God, to Thee.” The autographed paper was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas...
Dates: 1872

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
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This folder contains a photograph of Guy de Maupassant autographed by the writer. The photograph is accompanied by a short message written and signed by the author. The note contains no date, but does contain the address 10, Rue De Montchanin.

Dates: undated

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, 1846

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents This folder contains a portrait of the composer where he is referred to as Dr. Felix Mendelssohn – Bartholdy. The folder also contains 8 measures of music in b minor written out by the composer. For performance of the music, Mendelssohn includes the tempo indication of andante, and indicates a Due below the staff. A Due indicates performance of the single line by two players, who play the line in unison. The music is dedicated to a Mr. A. du Chene de Vere, and it is dated London 2,...
Dates: 1846

Ethelbert Nevin, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents This folder contains a plastic envelope that itself contains three items: a catalog card, an autograph of the composer, and a strip of paper describing the composers. The catalog card contains the order date of December 18, 1971, a price of $18.59, and a vendor indicated as Goodspeed. The Autograph is on a small piece of paper dedicated, “faithfully yours.” The strip of paper states, “Ethelbert Nevin. American Composer. Nevin’s Good Night, The Gondoliers, and Narcissus were a few of his...
Dates: undated

Adelina Patti, 1886

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 18
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This folder contains a photograph of the soprano Adelina Patti taken by Sarony. It is accompanied by an autograph dedicated, “yours truly,” and it bears the date November 30, 1886: New York.

Dates: 1886

Giacomo Puccini, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 19
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This folder contains a photograph of Puccini accompanied by a hand written correspondence between the composer and an unidentified person named Gordon. This correspondence is autographed by Puccini.

Dates: undated

Joachim Raff, 1860

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 20
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This folder contains a photograph of the Joachim Raff accompanied by a hand written letter bearing his autograph. The letter is dated February 19, 1860.

Dates: 1860

Maurice Ravel, Gerard Hekking, and Zino Francescatti, 1926

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents This folder contains a photograph of Maurice Ravel taken in Paris by AN, a newspaper clipping of a photograph of Ravel with Gerard Hekking, and a photo of Zino Francescatti. These three photographs are matted together with a piece of paper containing the autograph of each person. In one particular performance of the 1926 tour, Ravel and Francescatti were joined by Hekking as well as soprano Dorothy Silk, and accompanist George Reeves. This performance took place on February...
Dates: 1926

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, 1907

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 22
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This folder contains a photograph of the composer. At the bottom of the photo, the composer has written 4 beats of a c-sharp minor theme. He has autographed his work, and dated it October 17, 1907.

Dates: 1907

Camille Saint-Saëns, 1886

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 23
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This folder contains a photograph of the composer taken in Paris. It is accompanied by an autographed note, dated May 20, 1886, which the composer was in London.

Dates: 1886

Gioacchino Rossini, 1854

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 24
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This folder contains a portrait of the composer as well as a handwritten letter from the composer to Caro Amico. It is autographed by the composer and dater September 23, 1854.

Dates: 1854

Clara Schumann, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 25
Scope and Contents This folder contains two photographs. One of these photographs, taken by Elliott and Fry, is a picture of Clara Schumann at the piano. No date is specified, but it is clear that it is later in her life. The second photograph contains the caption: Robert Schumann and Clara Schumann in the year 1850 in Hamburg, from a daguerreotype in the Schumann Museum in Zwickau. This daguerreotype was done by Johann Anton. In addition to these two photographs, the folder contains a letter written and...
Dates: undated