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Classical Music in Philadelphia

The city of Philadelphia vibrant musical heritage is stretching back to colonial times.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1941
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Bach festival. Rehearsal of the members of the Philadelphia orchestra before opening night of the Bach festival
The city of Philadelphia vibrant musical heritage is stretching back to colonial times.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's third conductor, Leopold Stokowski, championed American classical music of the 20th century, and on tour, in recordings, and notably in Walt Disney's 1940 animated film Fantasia, brought the traditional and modern classical repertoire to a broad American listening public for the first time.
The Curtis Institute of Music on Rittenhouse Square, founded in 1924 by Curtis Publishing Company heiress Mary Louise Curtis Bok, has trained many of the world's best-known and respected American composers and performers, including Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber during the 20th century and current stars Juan Diego Flórez, Alan Gilbert, Hilary Hahn, Jennifer Higdon, and Lang Lang.
The Academy of Music, also known as American Academy of Music was built in 1855-57 and is the oldest opera house in the United States. The venue is the home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and Opera Philadelphia since 1857, hosting many world-famous performers, conductors and composers including figures as Marian Anderson, Maria Callas, Enrico Caruso, Aaron Copland, Vladimir Horowitz, Gustav Mahler, Anna Pavlova, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Leontyne Price, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Artur Rubinstein, Isaac Stern, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Joan Sutherland, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, among many others.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of America's "Big Five" symphony orchestras and regarded as one of the best in the world. Kimmel Center is the home venue of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Philadanco, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and a performance series known as Kimmel Center Presents, which hosts a variety of jazz, classical, and world pop performers.
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The Sons of Columbia. A national song. Written for the Fourth of July and set to music by Theodore Ascherfeld, Havre De Grace, Md. / Lith. by Otto Knirsch, Phila.

The Sons of Columbia. A national song. Written for the Fourth of July ...

Music cover showing soldiers on parade, probably in Philadelphia, Pa.

The grave of my mother Poetry and music composed and respectfully dedicated to Miss Megee of Philadelphia by the author of Mary's beauty / / Queen ; C. Schuessele del. ; P.S. Duval & Co. steam lith. press.

The grave of my mother Poetry and music composed and respectfully dedi...

Print showing title page illustration with girl looking sadly at "the grave of my mother." Title from item. Drawn on stone by James Queen.

[View looking East, near the music stand, in the interior of the main building of the Centennial, Philadelphia, 1876]

[View looking East, near the music stand, in the interior of the main ...

Wood engraving drawn by Schell and Hogan, from photographs and sketches. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly (1876 July 8). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

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[Enrico Caruso, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing slightly left, holding hat, walking stick, and gloves]

[Enrico Caruso, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing slightly...

H97352 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by A. Chickering. No. 5.

[Enrico Caruso, 1873-1921, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

[Enrico Caruso, 1873-1921, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

H91720 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by F.C. Bango, N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. I.; BI; Shelf.

[Enrico Caruso, 1873-1921, three-quarters length portrait, standing, facing left]

[Enrico Caruso, 1873-1921, three-quarters length portrait, standing, f...

Photo copyrighted by E. Chickering. No. 1. cf. America's Yesterdays, p. 299. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. I.; BI; Shelf.

[Vladimir Horowitz, 1904- , half-length portrait, standing by steps, facing left]

[Vladimir Horowitz, 1904- , half-length portrait, standing by steps, f...

Photo by Bain News Service, N.Y. Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf.

Anna Pavlova, 1885-1931

Anna Pavlova, 1885-1931

portrait, full length, facing right, ballerina, on point J219636 U.S. Copyright Office No copyright renewal. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revision. Caption card t... more

Schoenberg's Die Glueckliche Hand and Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps Have First American Staging in Philadelphia

Schoenberg's Die Glueckliche Hand and Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printem...

Reproduced with permission of Martha Graham Resources, a division of The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, www.marthagraham.org. (Copyright Notice)

[Portrait of Artur Rubinstein]

[Portrait of Artur Rubinstein]

Title derived from information on verso of photographic print. Van Vechten number: XXIII L 19. Also available on microfilm. Gift; Carl Van Vechten Estate; 1966. Forms part of: Portrait photographs of celebritie... more

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot] - [PAR-7160 through PAR-7169]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot] - [PAR-7160 through PAR-7169]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot] - [PAR-7160 through PAR-7169]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot] - [PAR-7160 through PAR-7169]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, Palais de Chaillot]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, Palais de Chaillot]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, Palais de Chaillot] - [PAR-8128 through PAR-8131]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[Salut a la France, Reception at France-Amerique, French Artists and Philadelphia Orchestra]

[Salut a la France, Reception at France-Amerique, French Artists and P...

[Salut a la France, Reception at France-Amerique, French Artists and Philadelphia Orchestra] - [PAR-7684 through PAR-7702]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[Salut a la France, Reception at France-Amerique, French Artists and Philadelphia Orchestra]

[Salut a la France, Reception at France-Amerique, French Artists and P...

[Salut a la France, Reception at France-Amerique, French Artists and Philadelphia Orchestra] - [PAR-7684 through PAR-7702]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot] - [PAR-7160 through PAR-7169]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot] - [PAR-7160 through PAR-7169]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception]

[Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera, Premiere and Reception] - [PAR-8132 through PAR-8158]

[Salut a la France, Reception at France-Amerique, French Artists and Philadelphia Orchestra]

[Salut a la France, Reception at France-Amerique, French Artists and P...

[Salut a la France, Reception at France-Amerique, French Artists and Philadelphia Orchestra] - [PAR-7684 through PAR-7702]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot]

[The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, at the Palais de Chaillot] - [PAR-7160 through PAR-7169]

Violinist Itzhak Perlman Performs during the White House State Dinner in Honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Violinist Itzhak Perlman Performs during the White House State Dinner ...

Original caption: Violinist Itzhak Perlman plays during the entertainment portion of the White House State Dinner in honor on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Monday evening, May 7, 2007, in the East Room at the... more

Eugene Ormandy [Music Director, Philadelphia Orchestra] to Danny Kaye, September 30, 1964

Eugene Ormandy [Music Director, Philadelphia Orchestra] to Danny Kaye,...

Request for Danny Kaye to conduct a pension relief concert during the 1964-65 Philadelphia Orchestra season. (General) Courtesy of The Philadelphia Orchestra (Copyright Notice)

Vladamir Horowitz, 1904-

Vladamir Horowitz, 1904-

Head and shoulders, facing left. Photo by Bain News Service, N.Y.C. Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Cap... more