Top of page

Archive: September 2013 (2 Posts)

Woman with dark hair, fancy dress and pearls with eyes closed and mouth slightly open, singing

Be Our Guest: The Howard Ashman Papers

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Archivist Janet McKinney. Mesdames et Messieurs, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you to the In the Muse blog. And now, we invite you to relax, pull up a computer chair, as the Music Division proudly presents: The Howard Ashman Papers. Howard Ashman …

Black and white photographic print portrait of Amy Beach, capturing her head and shoulders as she faces slightly left.

Happy Birthday to Amy Beach!

Posted by: Cait Miller

Composer Amy Beach (1867-1944) was the first American woman to achieve widespread recognition as a composer of large-scale works with orchestra. Read about correspondence between Oscar Sonneck, first Chief of the Music Division, and Beach regarding her Piano Concerto and the idea of sending manuscripts to the Library of Congress for preservation.