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Lester Dequaine collection on Rosa Ponselle

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Identifier: PIMS-0004
Abstract The most sought-after soprano of the 1920s and 1930s, Rosa Ponselle (née Rosa Ponzillo, 1897–1981) began her musical career in a vaudeville act with her sister Carmela Ponselle. Upon hearing Rosa Ponselle for the first time, Enrico Caruso took her under his wing and they appeared on the Metropolitan Opera stage together in La Forza del Destino and La Juive. She would go on to sing the title role in the Metropolitan's revival...
Dates: 1907 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1918-1938
Found in: Peabody Archives

Mary C. Walker papers

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Identifier: PIMS-0015
Abstract

This collection contains Mary C. Walker’s papers acquired throughout her time working at Peabody and years thereafter. The collection consists of personal correspondence, working documents, programs, newspaper clippings of music events, photographs, and personal items.

Dates: 1912 - 2012
Found in: Peabody Archives

Nicholas Maw papers

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Identifier: PIMS-0118
Abstract

Nicholas Maw (1935-2009) was a British composer who taught at the Peabody Institute from 1998 to 2008. The Nicholas Maw papers (approximately 1956-2009) contain manuscripts, scores, and recordings of musical compositions by Maw, including the opera Sophie's Choice. The collection also contains correspondence, programs, reviews, lecture notes, and other personal papers.

Dates: 1956 - 2009
Found in: Peabody Archives

Peabody Institute programs

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Identifier: PIRG-11-02
Abstract

The Peabody Institute has held regular concerts, events, and other public events since the Conservatory opened in 1866. The Peabody Institute programs collection contains concert and recital programs of students, ensembles, faculty, guest artists, and master classes from the Conservatory and Preparatory. The bulk of the programs from approximately 1970 to 2020 are of Conservatory degree recitals and ensemble concerts.

Dates: 1868 - 2021
Found in: Peabody Archives

Peabody Institute publications and printed materials

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Identifier: PIRG-11-01
Abstract The Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 by George Peabody, whose founding letter was published the same year. Beginning in 1866, the institute began publishing circulars, annual reports, and organizational documents with vital information about the Conservatory, the library, the art gallery, and the lecture series. In 1904, the Conservatory of Music began publishing its first serial. This collection contains primarily publications created by the Peabody Institute for external...
Dates: 1857 - 2021
Found in: Peabody Archives

Walter Spencer Huffman music manuscripts and recordings

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Identifier: PIMS-0082
Abstract

Walter Spencer Huffman was a composer and music teacher who studied and served on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in the 1940s and 1950s. From 1955 until his death in 2005, Huffman taught music privately in Maryland and continued to compose. The collection consists of holograph scores of approximately 150 works, including chamber music, symphonies, and choral music.

Dates: 1941-1990, 1997, 2007
Found in: Peabody Archives