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Composers -- United States

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View Resource The Leonard Bernstein Collection

This American Memory Website from the Library of Congress (previewed in the August 28, 1998 Scout Report) features materials from the Library's massive collection of documents by and about the American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. The site offers 85 photographs, over 1,100 pieces of Bernstein's correspondence, and more than 250 scripts from the conductor's well-known Young People's...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/leonard-bernstein/about-this...
View Resource The Hoagy Carmichael Collection

"This multimedia web site is part of an 18-month project to catalog, digitize, and preserve every item in Indiana University's [IU] extensive collections pertaining to the life and career of master songwriter" -- and Bloomington native -- Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael (1899-1981) who composed, among other American pop standards, the classic "Stardust." The Collection contains sound recordings of...

http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/hoagy/index.html
View Resource The Irving Fine Collection, Ca. 1914-1962

The latest American Memory installment presents a selection of items from Library of Congress (LOC) Music Division's Irving Fine Collection. Irving Fine (1914-1962) was a "composer, conductor, writer, and academic," and the library holds over 4,350 items related to his career, including manuscript and printed music, sketchbooks, writings, personal and business correspondence, scrapbooks, programs,...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/irving-fine/about-this-colle...
View Resource Duke Ellington

This site pays homage to one of America's most prestigious and creative composers, Duke Ellington. Offering an introduction to the many accomplishments of Mr. Ellington's career, which lasted over fifty years, is quite challenging, but the site serves as a nice introduction, particularly for younger students. Divided into five sections, users may want to start with the short biographical essay...

http://www.dukeellington.com/
View Resource The Charles Ives Society

Regrettably ignored during most of his long life by the musical establishment, Charles Ives is perhaps the United States' most important and ground-breaking composer. Begun in 1973, the Charles Ives Society is supported by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, largely from a grant by Mr. Ives' widow, Harmony Twichell Ives. Given their mission, it is not surprising that their site contains a...

http://www.charlesives.org/
View Resource The Official Leonard Bernstein Site

Leonard Bernstein was one of America's foremost conductors and champions of classical music in the 20th century, along with composing such works as West Side Story, Candide, and his Mass. Developed and maintained by the Leonard Bernstein Society, this site contains a wealth of printed interviews, musical excerpts, and other ephemera that will be of great interest to those with a passion for...

https://leonardbernstein.com/
View Resource The Real Mingus Web

The late Charles Mingus was one of the jazz world's most accomplished bassists and composers, and his music lives on after his death through the concerted efforts of his wife, Sue Mingus, and the Charles Mingus Big Band. This Web site will take users to a site devoted to Mingus that includes a brief biography, information about the Mingus Big Band, a gallery of images, and brief writings by Mingus...

http://mingusmingusmingus.com/category/charles-mingus
View Resource American Mavericks

Written and produced by Tom Voegli, and produced by Minnesota Public Radio in association with the San Francisco Symphony and its music director, Michael Tilson Thomas, this lovely 13-part radio series "tells the story of the distinctly American music that grew along with the country." Part of this essential story is the music of such iconoclastic tradition-breaking composers as Charles Ives,...

http://musicmavericks.publicradio.org/
View Resource The Art of David Tudor

From the library at the Getty Research Institute, The Art of David Tudor is a great example of effective presentation of highlights from rich library and archival collections on the Web. The site complements a symposium held at the Getty Research Institute in 2001: "The Art of David Tudor: Indeterminacy and Performance in Postwar Culture". Born in 1926, Tudor became an internationally known...

http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/guides_bibliographies/da...
View Resource The Bernard Herrmann Society

Born in New York in 1911, Bernard Herrmann became of the most well-known and respected composers of film music of the 20th century, and many of his scores (including those for Citizen Kane and Psycho) have become regularly performed in concert halls across the world. In 2000, the Bernard Herrmann Society was founded by Gunther Kogebehn and Kurt George Gjerde with the aim of widening appreciation...

http://www.bernardherrmann.org/
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