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Arnold Arnstein collection of musical scores

Collection Data

Arnstein, Arnold (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1950 - 1989 (Approximate)
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: JPB 91-60
Chamber music
Music -- Manuscripts
Orchestral music
Biographical/historical: Arnold Arnstein was a leading music copyist based in New York City. In 1925 he began to work for Paramount PublixCorporation as a music copyist. By 1932 he was able to setup his own office on west 72nd Street in New York City which he used until his death. Over the course of fifty-seven years, he was the copyist for Gian Carlo Menotti, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Virgil Thomson, Charles Strouse, and many other leading as well as less well-knowncomposers. From the mid-1960s until his death, Arnstein taught classes in the preparation and copying of music manuscript at The Juilliard School of Music. Arnstein diedon December 2, 1989.
Content: American Music Collection.
Content: Consists of copyists' manuscripts in ink.
Content: The Arnold Arnstein Collection contains music that was found in Arnold Arnstein's office when he died in 1989.
Physical Description
Extent: 10 linear feet (40 boxes)
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15851806
MSS Unit ID: 20269
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 370e5b40-c607-012f-8662-58d385a7bc34
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