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Slavic and East European Archival Collections: Music -- Composers

Music -- Composers

  • Alexander Chesnokov (1880-1941) was a Russian composer whose papers consist primarily of music scores; they also include unpublished librettos and manuscripts in English, French, and Russian.
  • The Jerzy Fitelberg papers 1921-1952 hold the composer's score manuscripts and personal files containing clippings, correspondence, and concert programs. 
  • Vladimir Heifetz (1893-1970) was a Russian-American pianist and composer, lecturer, organist, and choir director in New York and elsewhere, and an arranger for television, radio, and motion pictures. His papers cover approximately 1922 to 1970 and consist primarily of manuscript music scores for voices, piano, and some other instruments. 
  • Robert Kurka (1921-1957) was an American composer of Czech descent best known for The Good Soldier Schweik (1956-1958), an orchestral suite that he expanded into an opera. His papers, dating from 1941 to 1982, hold scores, correspondence, clippings, books, and a professional journal. The papers are in two divisions: scores and professional files.
  • Felix Labunski (1892-1979) was a Polish-born American composer whose papers from the period between the 1930s and the 1970s includes correspondence, clippings, programs, grant applications, notebooks, and scores. There is also Felix Labunski's collection of sound recordings from 1959-1972.
  • The Wladimir Selinsky Papers consist primarily of scripts and scores for the radio and television productions for which Selinsky wrote music. They also contain Selinsky’s arrangements of popular songs.
  • Tibor Serly (1901-1978) was a Hungarian composer, theoretician, and teacher.
  • Soulima Stravinsky is a pianist, teacher, and composer, the son of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. Correspondence and other material relating to Soulima Stravinsky as a pianist, lecturer, and teacher; notebooks and other material about Mozart's piano concertos and other course material; clippings and other material about Igor Stravinsky; published scores associated with or inscribed to Igor Stravinsky; Sketchbook by Igor Stravinsky (1917?).
  • The Pimen Tyomkin Papers consist mainly of music scores created or arranged by the composer encompassing the period in which he was actively working in the Soviet Union, from 1939 to 1972.