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Trautmann (Friedrich Otto) Collection of Manuscript Scores (Mus. Arc. 82)

The collection contains scores and parts of twenty original compositions by previous hit Friedrich next hit Otto Trautmann, a composer and organist who lived in Germany and England in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century.

Treasures from the Collection of Florian Bruyas

Summary of exhibition curated by Lina Terjesen held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, October 15, 2009 - January 15, 2010. This exhibit showcases volumes from the library’s collection of opera scores collected by Florian Bruyas, French Senator, Director of the Lyon Conservatory, and author of Histoire de l’Operette en France (1855-1965), now considered a seminal volume in the study of French opera. Bruyas annotated the scores with information about performances of the works, including names and information about cast members. Many of the scores contain newspaper and magazine clippings or illustrations of stage designs for the operas.

Treasures of Yvar Mikhashoff

Summary of exhibit held in the State University of New York at Buffalo Music Library October 2018 - January 2019. The exhibit displays various rare and unique music scores from the Yvar Mikhashoff Collection of Annotated Scores. Mikhashoff (1941-1993) was a multi-talented pianist and composer who served on the music faculty at the University at Buffalo 1973-1993. He was an imaginative and tireless concert programmer who explored musical themes via genres (tangos and waltzes), eras, styles, and composers. Mikhashoff expanded the piano repertoire by commissioning new works and made his own transcriptions of other literature for keyboard, including his series of virtuosic opera transcriptions in the same vein as those by Liszt. His collection of annotated scores contains more than 1200 titles, many of which reflect his close working relationships with contemporary composers.

Trott (Larry) Papers (Mus. Arc. 69)

Contains correspondence, programs, music, and recordings