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Alinda B. Couper papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0011
Abstract

Alinda Burnham Couper studied harmonic analysis with Nadia Boulanger and taught and composed music, becoming one of the pioneer composers of handbell music and developing a new technique called "four-in-hand." Couper remained friends with Boulanger and exchanged letters for years after studying with her. The Alinda B. Couper papers contain manuscripts and published scores composed by Couper, as well as her notes, composition journals, papers, and photos.

Dates: 1901 - 2000
Found in: Peabody Archives

Arthur Friedheim papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0041
Abstract

Musical compositions, correspondence, photographs, writings, clippings, and ephemera of pianist Arthur Friedheim and members of the Friedheim family.

Dates: approximately 1884 - 1979
Found in: Peabody Archives

Brick Fleagle and Luther Henderson papers and collection of jazz recordings

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0073
Abstract

Brick Fleagle and Luther Henderson were jazz musicians and arrangers who were business partners and close friends. The Brick Fleagle and Luther Henderson papers and collection of jazz recordings contain manuscript and published scores of Fleagle's and Henderson's compositions and arrangements, personal papers of Brick Fleagle, photographs, and recordings.

Dates: 1929-1977
Found in: Peabody Archives

Charlie Byrd papers

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Identifier: PIMS-0139
Abstract Charlie Byrd (1925-1999) was an American guitarist known for performing jazz, Brazilian music, and classical music. He was based in Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, Maryland, for much of his career and performed globally, including on U.S. State Department tours to South America and India. In the 1980s and 1990s he led the Charlie Byrd Trio, which included his brother, bassist Joe Byrd. Series 1 and 2 of the Charlie Byrd papers consist of Byrd's collection of manuscript and...
Dates: approximately 1926-2008
Found in: Peabody Archives

Enrico Caruso papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0072
Abstract

Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) was one of the most popular operatic tenors of his era. After beginning his career in his native Italy, Caruso immigrated to the United States and became a star at the Metropolitan Opera. His papers include manuscript and published scores belonging to Caruso, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks and clippings about his career, caricatures and other artwork, recordings, and ephemera.

Dates: 1906 - 1921
Found in: Peabody Archives

Frank D. Willis papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0064
Abstract

Frank Willis was a classical pianist and composer who attended Peabody Conservatory and was a composer and conductor for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. His papers include manuscript and published scores and some contextual material.

Dates: 1967-1996
Found in: Peabody Archives

Franz C. Bornschein papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0069
Abstract

Franz Carl Bornschein (1879-1948) was a composer of more than 200 works, primarily vocal music, and a professor of violin and composition at the Peabody Conservatory. His papers include scrapbooks, clippings, correspondence, photographs, personal papers, manuscript and printed scores, and the personal papers of his wife, Hazel Knox Bornschein.

Dates: 1884-1989
Found in: Peabody Archives

Hugh R. Newsom papers

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Identifier: PIMS-0046
Abstract

Hugh Raymond Newsom (1891-1978) was an organist and composer who lived in Baltimore. The collection includes manuscript scores of music composed by Hugh Newsom or by his wife, harpist Marjorie Brunton Newsom; documents related to Hugh Newsom's career; and reel-to-reel recordings of his music.

Dates: 1908-1982
Found in: Peabody Archives

Jean Eichelberger Ivey papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0078
Abstract

Jean Eichelberger Ivey (1923-2010) was a composer, pianist, electronic musician, professor, and the founder of the Peabody Conservatory Electronic Music Studio, which she directed from 1969 until her retirement from Peabody in 1997. The Jean Eichelberger Ivey papers contain scores and recordings of Ivey's musical works, writings and notes by Ivey, personal and professional correspondence, programs and clippings, photographs, and other personal and professional papers.

Dates: approximately 1923-2005
Found in: Peabody Archives

John Charles Thomas papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0074
Abstract

John Charles Thomas was an internationally known baritone who attended Peabody Institute from 1909 to 1912. His papers include scores, personal and business papers, concert programs, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and recordings.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1903-1991
Found in: Peabody Archives

Joseph Schillinger papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0048
Abstract

Joseph Schillinger was a theorist and composer famous for developing the Schillinger System, a method of deconstructing music using geometric phase relationships. The collection contains correspondence, recordings, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, manuscript scores, and other documents related to his professional and personal life.

Dates: 1901-1996
Found in: Peabody Archives

Leon Fleisher papers

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Identifier: PIMS-0081
Abstract Pianist, conductor, and teacher Leon Fleisher (1928-2020) had a career in music stretching more than 70 years, including 61 years as a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory. After making his debut at age 16 with Pierre Monteux conducting, Fleisher toured internationally as a soloist until a neurological condition caused him to lose the full use of his right hand. After three decades of focusing on performing the piano repertoire for the left hand, conducting various ensembles, and...
Dates: 1875 - 2021
Found in: Peabody Archives

Lester Dequaine collection on Rosa Ponselle

 Collection
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

Marion Rosette papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0033
Abstract

The Marion Rosette papers contain scores, working documents, personal papers, and recordings from Rosette’s career as a composer and arranger of children's music.

Dates: Approximately 1935-1990
Found in: Peabody Archives

Otto Ortmann papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0077
Abstract

Otto Ortmann was the director of Peabody Conservatory of Music from 1928 to 1941 and founder of the conservatory's department of research, where he conducted studies on the education, psychology, and physiology of music. His papers include scores of original compositions, writings on music research, research notes, administrative files, concert programs, photographs, and teaching materials.

Dates: 1900 - 1979
Found in: Peabody Archives

Paul Vazkén papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0043
Abstract

Paul Vacek was a violinist, pianist, and composer (using the pen name Paul Vazkén) who studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music from 1946 to 1949. His papers contain manuscript scores of his compositions and arrangements, drafts and fragments of manuscript scores, and personal papers.

Dates: 1940-1996
Found in: Peabody Archives

Phyllis Bryn-Julson papers

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Identifier: PIMS-0100
Abstract

Soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson taught at the Peabody Institute from 1984 to 2017 and is known for her performances and recordings of 20th-century vocal music. The Phyllis Bryn-Julson papers contain programs, photographs, and other publicity materials from her singing career, correspondence with composers and other musicians, and scores of vocal music with Bryn-Julson's performance markings.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1963-2005; 1880 - 2019
Found in: Peabody Archives

Randolph S. Rothschild papers, including the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore records

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0098
Abstract This collection contains the personal papers of Randolph S. Rothschild from 1930 to 2005 and the administrative records of the Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Baltimore from its founding in 1949 to its dissolution in 1997, for which Rothschild served as an executive for most of its existence. The CMS records include administrative documents, concert programs, publicity materials, and clippings related to its programming, which regularly featured commissions and other new music. Rothschild's...
Dates: 1930 - 2005
Found in: Peabody Archives

Ross Gould papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0112
Abstract

James Ross Gould was a film actor and songwriter who served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army. The Ross Gould papers contain manuscript and facsimile scores of songs by Gould, poems by Gould inscribed to the painter Durett Stokes, publicity photos of Gould from his Hollywood film career, and clippings.

Dates: approximately 1923-1955
Found in: Peabody Archives

Theater Chamber Players records

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Identifier: PIMS-0070
Abstract

The Theater Chamber Players, founded by Peabody Institute faculty members Dina Koston and Leon Fleisher, were a chamber music ensemble that featured 20th-century music and was based primarily in Washington, D.C., from 1968 to 2003. The TCP records include administrative and business documents, correspondence, working files, concert programs, publicity material, photographs, recordings, scores, and reference material.

Dates: 1960-2007
Found in: Peabody Archives

Yvette Matthews papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0123
Abstract Yvette Matthews (1948-2020) was a mezzo-soprano from Baltimore. She studied at the Peabody Preparatory and sang with ensembles such as the Baltimore Opera Company, the Baltimore Symphony Opera, and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. In the 1980s and 1990s, Matthews sang with the Houston Grand Opera Company on tours throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. The Yvette Matthews papers, approximately 1965-2021, contain professional files consisting of programs, clippings, publicity...
Dates: approximately 1965-2021
Found in: Peabody Archives

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