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Slavic and East European Archival Collections: Music -- Performers

Music -- Performers

  • Gabriel Banat (1926-2016) was an American violinist of Romanian background. His papers date from approximately 1946 to 2007, Index and document Banat's career as a violinist with the New York Philharmonic and as a solo performer or participant in chamber music concerts. These materials include correspondence (some items from well-known conductors and musicians), programs, clippings, and photographs.
  • Alexander Brailowsky (1896-1976) was a Russian-born French pianist who specialized in the works of Frédéric Chopin. The collection consists of personal papers, writings, and music sheets and includes correspondence, works, and poems by Brailovsky, as well as his biography.
  • Mischa Mischakoff (1895-1981), a Ukrainian American, was a renowned violinist and concertmaster for several symphony orchestras including the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini. The collection, dated from 1895 to 2011, mostly focuses on Mischakoff's career in the United States with several symphony orchestras in the United States after he emigrated from Russia in 1922.
  • Artur Rodzinski (1892-1958) was a Polish conductor who spent many years in the United States. His papers include photocopied correspondence, clippings, programs, a score of canon by Schoenberg; 18 microfilmed scrapbooks, including 16 of Cleveland Orchestra material.
  • Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935) was a Polish-born coloratura soprano who sang leading roles in European and American opera during her highly successful career. Her collection includes correspondence, personal and professional papers, photographs, sheet music, newspaper clippings, and concert programs.