Schubert Club acquires composers’ manuscripts

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A signed photograph of Sergei Rachmaninoff is one of the 15 manuscript items just acquired by the Schubert Club Museum in St. Paul.

The Schubert Club has acquired fifteen manuscripts for its Gilman Ordway Manuscript Collection. The letters, autographs and signed photographs bear the writing of nine composers previously not represented in the collection, including Samuel Barber, George Bizet, Aaron Copland, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Dmitri Shostakovich. In addition, six letters have been added to the Collection that are written by composers already represented in the Gilman Ordway Manuscript Collection: Brahms, Debussy, Elgar, Hindemith, Liszt, and Respighi.

Five of the documents represent the last composer manuscripts from Gilman Ordway’s personal collection. The other items in the acquisition represent The Schubert Club’s commitment to expanding and growing the collection.

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