The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. is acquiring the manuscripts, papers, and related personal items of the late composer, pianist, and conductor Marvin Hamlisch. The Hamlisch Collection, donated by Hamlisch’s wife, Terre Blair Hamlisch, is now open to musicologists, scholars, musicians, performers, producers, and others. Hamlisch’s Pulitzer Prize and Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards will be displayed in the library’s Performing Arts Reading Room. The Hamlisch Collection includes original music manuscripts and scores for most of his films, musicals, songs, and concert pieces, including rare works such as a manuscript for a musical version of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie composed in approximately 1960. The collection includes personal correspondence, audio-visual materials, and photographs. Hamlisch had served as principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, and National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.
Posted February 13, 2015