Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938

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Leopold Godowsky, American pianist and composer of Polish birth, was born in Soshly, near Vilnius, Feb. 13 1870 and died in New York, Nov, 21, 1938. He was one of the great piano virtuosos at the turn of the century, who wrote works of such technical difficulty that they have been mastered by few pianists. He was also a great teacher and a prolific composer.

From the description of Leopold Godowsky collection 1890-1938 1900-1930 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130016

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creatorOf Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938. Leopold Godowsky collection 1890-1938 1900-1930 (bulk). Library of Congress
referencedIn The Papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz., 1784-1991 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn A.P. Schmidt Company. A.P. Schmidt Company archives, 1869-1958 (bulk 1895-1920). Library of Congress
creatorOf Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Op. 10, No. 4 / Chopin ; für die linke Hand allein bearbeitet Leopold Godowsky. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Fritz Reiner Papers, 1916-1983 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938. String quartet / Leopold Godowsky III. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Wilhelm Gericke papers, 1876-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich, 1880-1951. Nikolay Karlovich Medtner papers, 1826-1954 (bulk 1914-1954). Library of Congress
referencedIn Reiner, Fritz, 1888-1963. Frits Reiner papers, 1916-1983. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hinderer, J. G. (John George), 1885-1963. John G. Hinderer papers, 1908-1962. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938. Arabian chant / Leopold Godowsky ; arr. for orch. by Henry Hadley. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Nikolay Karlovich Medtner Papers, 1826-1954, (bulk 1914-1954) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. The papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, 1784-1991 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938. Brass quintet / by Leopold Godowsky III. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938. Valse : Franzözisch [sic] / Leopold Godowsky. Library of Congress
referencedIn Juilliard School collection of autograph letters and other documents, 1793-1985. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn The Love Family Papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938. Alt Wien. Library of Congress
creatorOf Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938. Java suite in 7 parts : from Phonoramas : tonal journeys for orchestra / Leopold Godowsky. Indiana University
referencedIn Love family. The Love family papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. [Album leaf in the hand of Leopold Godowsky], 1913 Dec. 07. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Persinger, Louis, 1887-1966. Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 8 May 1932, to Mr. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1932 May 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938. [Letter] 1902, January 23, London [to] Erich Klinckerfuss / Leopold Godowsky. Northwestern University
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938. Gamelan / Leopold Godowsky ; arr. for orch. by Henry Hadley. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf MAILAMM (Organization). The papers of Mailamm, The American Music Association, 1930-1943. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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correspondedWith A.P. Schmidt Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. person
associatedWith Bosch, Hieronymus, d. 1516. person
associatedWith Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. person
correspondedWith Gericke, Wilhelm, 1845-1925 person
associatedWith Hadley, Henry Kimball, 1871-1937 person
associatedWith Hinderer, J. G. (John George), 1885-1963. person
associatedWith Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989 person
associatedWith Horowitz, Wanda Toscanini. person
associatedWith Klinckerfuss, Erich. person
associatedWith Love family. family
associatedWith Lucy Prindle Love and Helen Love Scranton person
associatedWith MAILAMM (Organization) corporateBody
correspondedWith Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich, 1880-1951. person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Persinger, Louis, 1887-1966. person
associatedWith Press, Michael, 1872-1938. person
associatedWith Reiner, Fritz, 1888-1963. person
associatedWith Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828. person
associatedWith Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826. person
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Suites (Orchestra)--Scores
Piano music
Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores and parts
Violin and piano music--Scores
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
String quartets--Scores
Brass quintets (Horn, trombone, trumpets (2), tuba)--Scores
Brass quintets (Horn, trombones (2), trumpets (2))--Scores
Izler Solomon Collection
Pianists--Correspondence
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Birth 1870-02-13

Death 1938-11-21

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