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, clippings, and sound recordings. This first installment contains 57 photos, a sketchbook, a manuscript score for the String Quartet (1952), a recorded performance of the Quartet, and the finding aid for the collection. Users can search by keyword or browse by musical sketches or photographs. The String Quartet feature may be found in the special presentations section, along with a timeline, and brief biographical sketch. The finding aid can be accessed at the bottom of the page.
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