Recordings of live performances throughout the history of this enduring American cultural institution.
Notable collections & acquisitions
Complete listing of collections
Scores of operas, symphonic works, chamber music, and choral works by major composers from the 17th to 20th centuries.
The Heifetz Collection features recordings by the violinist and a rare unpublished recording by Leopold Auer.
The Menuhin Collection contains many test pressings of Menuhin's performances as a violin soloist.
The Mario Ancona Collection includes photographs, memorabilia, sound recordings, and more related to Ancona's career.
The Bonelli Collection includes letters, programs, scores, scrapbooks, recordings, posters, and news clippings.
Tenor Mario Chamlee sang at the leading opera houses in the United States and abroad. His wife Ruth was a soprano and noted singing teacher.
Richard Crooks was a tenor with the Metropolitan Opera Company.
This is the personal collection of Theodore Fagan, United Nations translator, author, and music collector.
Kirsten Flagstad (1895-1962) was known as the premier Wagnerian soprano of her time.
Open reel tape recordings made by documentary filmmaker, photographer, ethnographer, and historian Richard Sterling Finnie.
Includes correspondence and research notes related to Hickling's discography of Lehmann's performances.
The Kronos Quartet has donated part of its collection of chamber music to the Music Library.
This collection contains Sydney Cowell's donations of published scores and recordings of her husband's music.
From 1981 to 2004, The Women's Philharmonic was a San Francisco-based professional orchestra dedicated to the promotion of women composers, conductors, and performers.
The Lully Archive is a repository of primary sources on microfilm originally gathered in support of publication of the complete works of Jean-Bapti
The Schmidt Collection contains primarily photocopies of original and transcribed music for lute gathered from a variety of libraries and archival
The collection includes over 100 music manuscripts by Spanish composer Julio de Osma.
George Antheil was born on July 8, 1900 in Trenton, New Jersey. He studied briefly with Constantin von Sternberg and Ernest Bloch.
Lucie King Harris, born in Sonoma in 1883, was an arts patron, a philanthropist, and an ardent horsewoman.
Florence Underwood studied with Darius Milhaud at Mills College in the 1940s.
Bob Arnold was a popular music historian and collector in Albany, California.
Riverwalk Jazz: Live At The Landing educated and entertained public radio listeners with a program devoted to celebrating traditional jazz and popular music of the pre-war era.
The Happy Jazz Band was formed in 1962 by Jim Cullum with his son, Jim Cullum, Jr. in San Antonio, Texas.
Files of the organizational departments of the Ambassador Auditorium as well as audio and video recordings.
The MARL collection consisting of nearly 60 linear feet of materials is dedicated to the study of all aspects of musical acoustics.
The William C. Lynch Dennis Brain Collection principally consists of commercial and unpublished recordings of the world renowned British horn player, Dennis Brain (1921-1957).
The Blanche Thebom Collection consists of scores, correspondence, publicity, production notes, and media from the mezzo-soprano's post-Met career as teacher and director.
The KSFO collection consists of audiovisual material and ephemera from this San Francisco radio station's years owned by Golden West Broadcasting, 1956-1983.
The James Schwabacher Collection consists of sound recordings, correspondence, scores, scrapbooks, clippings, programs, teaching material and other papers from San Francisco philanthropist and lyric tenor James Schwabacher.