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Composers

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = AMS

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Archive of Sheena Lillian Tennant Kendall

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-2055
Content Description This fonds consists of autograph sheet music, printed music sheets, notebooks, and diaries of Sheena Lillian Tennant Kendall, "one of the first women composers" who studied under the famous Parisian composer and music teacher Nadia Boulanger. Most items are related to Kendall's music and her music- and theatre-related social activities in Munich and in London, but there are also three diaries describing her trip to India in 1912-1913. ...
Dates: 1902-1933

Copies of letters between C. M. Grieve and Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1298
Scope and Contents Three copies of manuscript letters from Christopher Murray Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid) to Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji are dated 25 May 1926 from Montrose, 5 January 1932 from London, and 19 August 1955 from Lanarkshire. The letter from 25 May 1926 had been sent to Sorabji through the New Age. Grieve writes that 'I should have written you long ere this, but for the Strike, which involved me in all kinds of difficulties and while it lasted completely...
Dates: 1926-1955-

George Baillie Collection of Music Manuscripts

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1061
Scope and Contents

This collection contains music manuscripts dating mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries, which belonged to George Baillie. It mostly consists of arias and cantatas by composers such as Giovanni Bononcini, Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Pergolese, George Handel, and many more. Most of the manuscripts are in Italian.


A few later manuscripts from the 20th century have obviously been subsequently added to the collection, although there is no information on their provenance.

Dates: 1700-1830; 20th century

Letter from Claude Debussy to André Caplet, 16 November 1909

 Item — Box CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0188/1
Scope and Contents Letter sent by Claude Debussy to André Caplet on the 16th of November 1909. Debussy and Caplet were friends and collaborators; the latter orchastrated some of the former's works. In this letters, it appears that Caplet had been sick and Debussy was asking for news.Text of the letter:"16 Novembre 1909Cher André Caplet,En me téléphonant des choses artistiques dénuées de tout intérêt, Jacques Durant m’apprend que vous avez été gravement...
Dates: 16 November 1909

Letters from Kenneth Leighton to Neil Mackie

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-760: Series Coll-67/71
Identifier: Coll-2078
Content Description This fonds contains three letters (two originals, one copy) sent from Kenneth Leighton to Scottish tenor Neil Mackie in 1986 and 1987, relating to Leighton's composition "Earth, Sweet Earth" performed the first time by Neil Mackie in 1987. Letter dated 25 June 1986, in which Leighton informs Mackie that ""Earth Sweet Earth" is now finished" and that "[he is] sending [him] a copy of the text". He goes on...
Dates: 1986-1987

Papers of Joseph Joachim and family

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1711
Scope and Contents The papers consist of letters, notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, concert programmes and music scores mainly relating to Joseph Joachim. Most of the records date from the later part of his life and after his death. Other members of his family are mentioned too, in particular his wife Amalie Joachim and his nephew Harold Henry Joachim, as well as his grand-nieces Jelly d'Arányi and Adila Fachiri.The collection contains descriptions of Joseph Joachim’s character by his...
Dates: 19th-20th century

Photograph of Zoltán Kodály, 1960

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0188/2
Scope and Contents

Photograph depicting Hungarian composer and educationalist Zoltán Kodály in 1960, shortly before his death.

Dates: 1960

Photographs of Frederick Delius and Percy Grainger, 1927

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0188/3
Scope and Contents

The photographs are mounted together on a cardboard frame, and are captioned 'Delius at Grez-sur-Loing, Gordon Bryan, 1927'. One photograph shows Frederick Delius sitting in a chair in his garden, with one of his German nurse reading to him; the second photograph shows a young man in the same garden who could be Percy Grainger (Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist who was a staunch admirer of Delius); and the third is just a overall view of the garden.

Dates: 1927

The Tovey Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-411
Scope and Contents The papers include a wide range of material ranging from notes and drafts of lectures to accounts and administrative material, drafts of broadcasts to photographs and diaries, and cuttings and reviews. There is also correspondence between Tovey and Weisse, Tovey and Joachim, and Tovey and Speyer. There are also other miscellaneous papers and material.Alongside Tovey's own papers are those of his biographer Mary Grierson, who appears to have added to the original collection while...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1887-1977