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Conditions Governing Access
19 linear feet (19 boxes)
The literary compositions include libretti of Viardot's operettas by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, by herself, and other authors, and poems.
The musical compositions include autograph manuscript music scores by Pauline Viardot, her musical working notebooks, scores by other composers, as well as printed first editions of many of Viardot's songs.
The collections contains the portrait game drawings by Ivan Turgenev, albums of Viardot's drawings, portraits, sketches of costumes and characters, a few landscapes by her sister Maria Malibran, and also drawings of Ivan Turgenev on his deathbed by her daughter, Claudie Viardot.
The collection also contains Viardot's journals and notes.
Biographical / Historical
- I. Correspondence: A. Letters to Pauline Viardot-García
- I. Correspondence: B. Letter from Pauline Viardot-García
- I. Correspondence: C. Other letters
- II. Compositions, literary
- III. Compositions, musical: A. By Pauline Viardot-García
- III. Compositions, musical: B. Musical notebooks of Pauline Viardot-García
- III. Compositions, musical: C. By other composers
- III. Compositions, musical: D. Printed music
- IV. Drawings
- V. Journals and notes
- VI. Additional correspondence
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2006M-46. Purchased from J & J Lubrano with the Amy Lowell Trust; received: 2007 January 4.
2007M-24. Purchased from J & J Lubrano with the Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Fund for Music; received: 2007 November 14.
2009M-106. Purchased from Schubertiade Music LLC (ALDE auction, 8 March) with funds from Amy Lowell Trust, Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Fund for Music; received 2010 May 5.
2011M-3. Bonynge-Sutherland Collection. Purchased from Richard Bonynge with funds from the Ruth N. and John M. Ward Fund, the Amy Lowell Trust, the Frank E. Chase Bequest, the John M. Kasdan Fund, and the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund; received: 2011 July 4.
2011M-31. Gift of Loeb Music Library; received: 2011 August 29.
2011M-33. Purchased with funds from the Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Fund for Music, 2011 August 9.
2014M-5-2014M-13. Purchased from Ader auction (Lettres, Autographes et Manuscrits) with the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund and Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Fund for Music; received: 2014 May 20.
2015M-161, 2015M-162. Purchased with funds from the Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Fund for Music, 2016 June 20.
- Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Pauline Viardot-García additional papers, 1838-1912: Guide.
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