File contains copies of each of the four compositions: "Titania's Waltz"'; "Weeping Willows"; "In the Rushes"; and "Soughing Pines." The work was dedicated to Paolo Gallico (1868–1955). Each piece bears an inscription to Ellen Ballon, Goldmark's student in 1909. The pieces were published by the Oliver Ditson Company in Boston in 1908.
Item is a copy of the first edition of Igor Stravinsky's piano arrangement of his ballet, "The Firebird." The ballet was written for the Ballets Russes in Paris, under the direction of Sergei Diaghilev. The piano arrangement was published shortly after the premiere performance on June 25, 1910 at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra.
Item is a copy of the first separate edition of Marche funèbre from Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor. The separated third movement was played as Chopin's body was conveyed to the mausoleum on October 30, 1849, and was subsequently released as a separate publication, using the original plates (891) by Troupenas. The file includes a folder and brief description of the work from Scribner.
Item is a piano arrangement of one of the folk songs from "Huits Chants Populaires pour Orchestre" by Anatoly Lyadov (also spelled Liadov), which was originally written in 1905. The score is dated August 15, 1916 at San Sebastien and accompanied by a note from Scribner's publishing house that the score is an original manuscript of the composer's arrangement for pianoforte solo. However, Liadov died August 28, 1914. The publisher's note also indicates that it was previously part of the collection of Serge Diaghileff (Diaghilev).
Item is an unsolicited manuscript reproduction of a piano sonata by David Willens, sent to Ellen Ballon by the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Music on December 18, 1959. File includes a letter from the Society to Ellen Ballon. The composition was "dedicated to the memory of Alexander Guroff."
File contains copies of the manuscripts for two untitled pieces by George Barati (born Gyorgy Braunstein), written at the MacDowell Colony between June 19 and June 22, 1948. The first composition is dedicated to his wife, Ruth.
File contains the sheet music for "Keep on Hopin'" with words by Frank Stanton and piano music by Kathleen Heron-Maxwell. The score is inscribed to Ellen Ballon and dated June 18, 1935. The score was published in three keys, C Major, E-flat Major, and F-Major. This version is in E-flat Major.
File includes liner notes, recording timing notes, and notes for corrections to the score, all for the recording of Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto. The liner notes were written by Ralph Gustafson, a friend of Villa-Lobos and Ellen Ballon, to whom the concerto is dedicated and who performed the concerto for its recording in 1948. The concerto was written in Rio de Janeiro in 1945. The file includes directions for transcribing Villa-Lobos' piano concerto from the records of its American premiere in Dallas, Texas with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antal Dorati.
Item is one of two copies of the first and second French horn parts for Heitor Villa Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The parts were copied by Henrique Martins. This part was used by the second French horn players.
Item is one of two copies of the third and fourth French Horn parts for Heitor Villa Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The parts were copied by Henrique Martins. This part was used by the fourth French horn players.
File contains two copies of the first and second trombone parts and one copy of the third and fourth trombone part for Heitor Villa Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The parts were copied by Fran Averede.
Item is the celesta part for Heitor Villa Lobos' first piano concerto, dedicated to Ellen Ballon. The part was copied by Fran Averede. The instrumentation has been crossed out in pencil and re-labelled "harpa" (harp).
File also includes a clipping about Ellen Ballon's agent, Andrew Schulhof, and a ticket for a performance at Plateau Hall in Montreal featuring Ellen Ballon performing Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto with the CBC Symphony Orchestra.
File contains two photographs that show the front and back sides of a medal awarded to Ellen Ballon by President William Howard Taft of the United States of America and his wife. The medal is inscribed with "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of many, one).