Brody/Klooster Performance Practice Collection
Language of Materials
Alexander Lipsky was an influential teacher and composer, born in Poland in 1901. He was a student of Frank E. Ward and Leonid Kreutzer. His student, Carol Moore, is also represented in the collection. The collection is comprised of scores annotated by Lipsky and Moore, and show detailed fingerings and pedalings.
Alexander Lipsky was an influential teacher as well as composer and arranger born in Poland in 1901. He attended Columbia University and studied composition and theory with Daniel Gregory Mason, Frank Ward and Franz Schreker. He was a student of piano under the tutelage of Leonid Kreutzer. In 1921, he was awarded the Clarence Barker Fellowship at Columbia through which he studied in Berlin from 1922-1924. Up through the 1940's, he composed concertos, songs, sonatas and pieces for piano. He also became a highly regarded teacher of music, and one of his students was Carol Moore Klooster.
Who is Who in Music: 1941 Edition. Chicago: Lee Stern Press, 1940.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject/author heading.
The files are grouped into 2 series.
- Series I: Alexander Lipsky
- Series II: Carol Moore
Scope and Content Note
The Brody Klooster Performance Practice Collection is an archive of musical scores from the personal library of Carol Moore. The collection is comprised mostly of scores that have been annotated by Moore's teacher, Alexander Lipsky, but there is also material in series II that was annotated by Moore.
Series I: Alexander Lipsky
Series I contains 3.25 boxes of musical scores and inventory notes belonging to Alexander Lipsky, which are then divided into two subseries. They are arranged alphabetically by composer.
- Series I, subseries A contains 3 boxes of musical scores annotated by and/or belonging to Alexander Lispky.
- Series I, subseries B contain one-quarter box of practice books and inventory notes.
Series II: Carol Moore
Series 2 contains three-quarters of a box of musical scores that were either annotated by Moore, or taken from her library. The series is divided into two subseries and arranged alphabetically by composer.
- Series II, subseries A contains one-quarter box of musical scores annotated by Carol Moore.
- Series II, subseries B contains half box of musical scores from Carol Moore's library.
Oversize: A flat oversize box at the end of the collection contains oversize material from Series 1 and 2.
Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-998-2596.
Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Carol Moore, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, email@example.com, 212-998-2596.
Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); The Brody Klooster Performance Practice Collection; MSS 046; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections , New York University Libraries.
The Brody Klooster Performance Practice Collection was acquired during 1997 through the generous contribution made by David Silverberg and the Estate of Carol Klooster Moore, as a memorial to Mr. Siverberg's late wife, Elaine Brody, an alumna and distinguished professor at NYU.
There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.