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Proserpine, tragedie en musique

Description: This is a copy of the libretto of "Proserpine," a tragedy in five acts by Phillipe Quinault. The tragedy was set to music by Jean Baptiste Lully, superintendent chamber composer of the court of Louis XIV, and performed in the King's presence at Saint Germain-en-Laye on February, [3] 1680. The month and year of the opera premiere are indicated on the t.p., but the day of performance was left out with a blank space. The library's copy shows errors in pagination. The number of p. 25 was scribbled with ink and rendered illegible. A second p.66 should read p. 67, and the last page of the libretto, numbered 70, should be p. 68. The libretto contains an engraving of one of the stage settings by J. Le Pautre, after a design by J. Berain. The item contains a prologue and list of characters.
Date: 1688
Creator: Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688.

Rutzvanscad, il giovine

Description: This is a copy of Cattuffio Panchianio's "Rutzvanscad, il Giovine," a parody of Greek tragedy. The library's copy is bound with the libretto of Giovanni Battista Casti's "Prima la musica e poi le parole." Clarification notes relating to terms and characters of the tragedy appear on the back of p.79 together with a list of printing errors.
Date: 1724
Creator: Valaresso, Zaccaria, 1686-1769.

Cendrillon

Description: Libretto of the 1759 pastiche-style comic opera "Cendrillon," by Louis Anseaume. The songs were contributed by the singer-composer Jean-Louis Laruette and Egidio Duni, which they likely adapted from fashionable tunes. "Cendrillon" (Cinderella in English) premiered in Paris at Foire St-Germain on February 21, 1759. The opera underwent two revisions before the definitive version of 1764. Anseaume adapted the plot the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. This copy includes (from pp.54-63) notated melodies of airs and recitatives.
Date: 1759
Creator: Anseaume, M. (Louis), 1721-1784.

Le tonnelier

Description: Libretto of the comic opera "Le tonnelier" (The cooper) by Nicolas-Médard Audinot in collaboration with Antoine-François Quétant. The music of this one-act opera is a pasticcio of works by Gossec and other contemporaneous composers. Typical of the genre, the opera contains a variety of musical forms (airs, romance, vaudeville, and recitatives) and the dialogues are interspersed with additional airs, possibly using popular tunes. This copy includes (on pp. 52 and 54-56) notated melodies of airs.
Date: 1765
Creator: Audinot, Nicolas Médard, 1732-1801. & Quétant, Antoine-François, 1733-1823.

Prima la musica e poi le parole

Description: This is a copy of Giovanni Battista Casti's libretto for the comic opera "Prima la musica e poi le parole". On the back of the t.p. appears a list of characters and names Antonio Salieri as the composer of the music. The one-act opera was commissioned by Emperor Joseph II. Members of the Burgtheater's Italian troupe premiered it at the Schönbrunn Palace on February 7, 1786. The library's copy is bound with the libretto of Zaccaria Valaresso's "Rutzvanscad, il giovine."
Date: 1786
Creator: Casti, Giovanni Battista, 1724-1803.

Orfeo ed Euridice

Description: This is the libretto of "Orfeo ed Euridice" by Ranieri de Calzabigi, published in vol 2 of "Raccolta di melodrammi serj scritti nel secolo XVIII." The original volume contains works by Apostolo Zeno, Giuseppe Parini, Marco Coltellini, Castone Rezzonico della Torre, Ranieri de Calsabigi, and F. Saverio de Rogati. On the back of the t.p. appears a quote in Virgil's "Georg.," iv, 465: "Te dulcis conjux, te solo in littore mecum, te veniente die, te discedente canebam." The libretto includes a prologue and list of characters.
Date: 1822
Creator: Calzabigi, Ranieri de, 1714-1795.

[Leon Breeden's Admission Record to Columbia University's Teachers College]

Description: Admission record of Harold Leon Breeden from Columbia University's Teachers College. The record includes courses taken by Breeden, grades he received in those courses, the period of his candidacy for a Master of Arts degree in the field of Music and Music Education.
Date: February 1950
Creator: Columbia University. Teachers College.

Louis Armstrong interview transcript, fifth hour

Description: A transcript of the fifth hour of Willis Conover's interview with Louis Armstrong on July 13, 1956, with corrections made in blue ink by Conover.
Date: 1956
Creator: Voice of America (organization)

Music USA: Transcript of Program Featuring Bing Crosby

Description: Transcript of Willis Conover's interview with Bing Crosby, with scripts for Bing Crosby's introductions to musical selections. Text in the interview places it after Music USA #1422, the Irving Berlin tribute program (November 1958).
Date: 1958?

Music USA playlists, 1967

Description: A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 4386 through 4744, broadcast in 1967. There are 160 pages in this document.
Date: 1967
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA playlists, 1968

Description: A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 4750 through 5115, broadcast in 1968. There are 172 pages in this document.
Date: 1968
Creator: Conover, Willis

Abstract for the AMS Southwest Chapter’s April 11, 2015 Spring Conference

Description: This is an abstract for a presentation that was given at the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter's Spring Conference on April 11th, 2015. The presentation was given alongside a poster display. This abstract highlights Serge Jaroff's Don Cossack Choir, which was founded at a Turkish concentration camp in 1921, and went on to perform around the world. This abstract gives details on the history of the choir and the type of concerts that Jaroff gave. In addition, it explains the lack of scholarly attention that Jaroff and his choir have received.
Date: April 11, 2015
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Hand-Written Program Lists, 1981-1982

Description: Handwritten cue sheets for Music USA, 1981-1982. Includes: Individual Program Lists, February and March 1978; Handwritten Program Lists, December 1981; Handwritten Program Lists, January-March 1982; Interview with Lee Bark; Notes for Art Farmer program; UDC Lab Jazz Band; Toni Wilson notes.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis

Hand-Written Program Lists, 1982-1983

Description: Handwritten cue sheets for Music USA, 1982-1983. Includes: Handwritten Program Lists, September-December 1982; Handwritten Program Lists, January-February 1983.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis

Hand-Written Program Lists, Debrecen Jazz Days, September 8-13, 1981

Description: Handwritten cue sheets for Music USA, unknown dates. Includes: Gyorgy Szabados, piano: Budapest; "Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks, vocals & guitar: USA; Radio Big Band: Berlin; Pori Bigband featuring Ted Burson: Finland; Jazz group of Rousse/Bulgaria; Kati Bontovica and Supertrio: Budapest; Fusti-Lakatos Quintet featuring Tat Guinez, conga: Budapest; Thermacnius Quartet: Kobenhaven; Jana Koubkova Trio: Praha; Graham Collier Band: London; Team/Tamas Berki: Budapest; Binder Quintet: Budapest; Jazz Workshop of Debrecen; Pege Quintet: Budapest; Tomsits Quartet: Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone & Weet Gev. Aladar Pege, bass: Budapest; String Connection: Warsaw, Poland; Markovic-Gut Sextet: Beograd, Yugoslavia; Christian Esconde and his Workshop: Paris, France; Siger Small Band: London; Workshop Group of Gyorgy Vukan; Saturnus, Budapest; Erich Klunshuster Quintet: Vienna, Austria; Jazz Band Radi Ostrava: Tscheckoslovakia; Enrico Rava Quartet: Milano, Italy; Workshop Group of Gyorgy Szabados: Budapest; Kaszako Group: Budapest; Hulin Quintet: Szeged, Hungary.
Date: 1981
Creator: Conover, Willis

Individual Program List, 1981

Description: Hour-by-hour breakdown of music played on Music USA, 1981. Includes: Duke Ellington Tribute Programs, April 1978. Handwritten program notes, 1978-1979 and unknown date.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA playlists, 1969-1970

Description: A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 5117 through 5845, broadcast in 1969 and 1970. There are 376 pages in this document.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA program lists, 1983-1984

Description: Lists of programs, with brief content notes, for programs broadcast from January 1, 1983 through December 31, 1984 (10229 - 10959).
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA program lists and promo scripts, 1980-1982

Description: Lists of programs, with brief content notes, for programs broadcast from November 14, 1980 through the end of 1982, with a small set of scripts for promotional announcements about upcoming programs. Program numbers are not regularly stated from the beginning until April of 1981. This document has 80 pages.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis