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Music Library Miscellaneous Letters and Documents

Misc. Ms. 372

This collection is composed of fifty-eight digitized letters from composers and musical performers which are part of the collection of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library. This collection is an exceptional treasure of musicological and historical artifacts. The collection is composed of over nine hundred unique letters from composers and musical performers, acquired by the Gilmore Music Library through purchase and gift. The collection includes manuscript letters from many of the greatest names of the classical music canon such as Beethoven, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky as well as famed American composers like Elliott Carter, Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, and many others. Altogether the collection includes letters from over two hundred and seventy famous composers, performers, conductors, musicologists, and critics.