Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995

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Louis Krasner (1903-1995) was an American violinist, educator, and collector. A close associate of the Viennese School circle, he commissioned the Alban Berg violin concerto, and also premiered the Schoenberg concerto.

From the description of Louis Krasner correspondence and other papers, 1920-1976. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612683781

"Krasner, Louis (b. Cherkassy, Ukraine, 21 June 1903; d. Boston, 4 May 1995). American violinist. He was brought to the USA at the age of five, and graduated in 1922 from the New England Conservatory, where he studied the violin with Eugene Gruenberg and composition with Frederick Converse. Further studies in Europe, under Flesch, Lucien Capet and Ševčík, led to an active concert career there and in the USA, during which he became closely identified with 20th-century music. In 1934 he commissioned Berg's concerto, believing that the cause of serial music would be helped by an effective virtuoso work in Berg's impassioned melodic style. He gave its première at the 1936 ISCM Festival in Barcelona, and that of Schoenberg's concerto in Philadelphia in 1940; both concertos were also first recorded by him. His other first performances included concertos by Casella (1928, Boston) and Sessions (1946, Minneapolis), as well as shorter works by Cowell and Harris. Krasner became leader of the Minneapolis SO under Mitropoulos (1944-9), and then moved to Syracuse University, where he taught the violin and chamber music until 1972. He became a visiting professor at the New England Conservatory in 1976. His playing combined technical proficiency with persuasive conviction of musical character, attracting a rare testament of approval from Schoenberg after the première of his concerto (letter, 17 December 1940). (SchwarzGM)"--cf. New Grove, 2nd ed.

From the description of Louis Krasner papers, 1950-1985 (bulk 1970-1985). (New England Conservatory of Music). WorldCat record id: 164355753

Louis Krasner, a Russo-American violinist, commissioned the Alban Berg Violin Concerto and gave it its first performance ; he also gave the first performance of the Arnold Schoenberg Violin Concerto.

From the description of Louis Krasner, musician, teacher, innovator, 1954-1990. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122606904

From the guide to the Louis Krasner, musician, teacher, innovator, 1954-1990, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Louis Krasner (1903-1995) was a renowned Ukrainian-born American classical violinist. He is perhaps best known for commissioning and premiering Alban Berg's famous violin concerto. He studied at the New England Conservatory and performed as a virtuoso recitalist in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1944 Krasner was named concertmaster of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, a post he left in1949 to join the faculty of Syracuse University where he taught violin and chamber music until 1972. He was an active contributor to local radio station WCNY, hosting a program entitled "What's With Music," and also taught at the New England Conservatory and at Tanglewood.

From the guide to the Louis Krasner Papers, 1949-1988, 1971-1973, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Louis Krasner (1903-1995) was a concert violinist and later a teacher at the New England Conservatory of Music, and also a collector with varied interests. For further particulars of his biography, see the finding-aid for MS Mus 234, the main collection of his papers. The present collection, which has been separated from those papers, is made up of items not related to Krasner's biography but collected by him.

From the guide to the Louis Krasner collection of musical scores and autographs, ca. 1810-1893., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.)

Louis Krasner (1903-1995) was a renowned Ukrainian-born American classical violinist. He is perhaps best known for commissioning and premiering Alban Berg's famous violin concerto. He studied at the New England Conservatory and performed as a virtuoso recitalist in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1944 Krasner was named concertmaster of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, a post he left in1949 to join the faculty of Syracuse University where he taught violin and chamber music until 1972. He was also an active contributor to local radio station WCNY, hosting a program featuring both classical and contemporary music entitled "What's With Music." He also taught at the New England Conservatory and at Tanglewood.

From the guide to the Louis Krasner Collection of Bookplates and Ephemera, unknown, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Louis Krasner (d. 1995) was an American concert violinist, educator and collector.

From the description of Louis Krasner collection of musical scores and autographs, [ca. 1810]-1893. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612772403

Louis Krasner (d.1995) was an American concert violinist, an educator who taught at the New England Conservatory of Music, and a collector. A close associate of the Viennese School circle, he commissioned the Alban Berg violin concerto, and also premiered the Schoenberg concerto.

From the guide to the Louis Krasner correspondence and other papers, 1920-1976., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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referencedIn Roderick Nordell papers, 1948-2000. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995,. Louis Krasner collection of musical scores and autographs, [ca. 1810]-1893. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Oct. 25, 1976 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Winkler, Julius. Kadenz zum Brahms-Konzert / von Julius Winkler. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995. Louis Krasner papers, 1950-1985 (bulk 1970-1985). New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Clara E. Sipprell Papers, 1915-1970 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Schirmer, G. (Gustav), 1829-1893. Autograph letter signed : [New York], to Perabo, 1874 Feb. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. Ernst Bacon papers, 1926-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Louis Krasner Papers, 1949-1988, 1971-1973 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Louis Krasner, musician, teacher, innovator, 1954-1990 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Eugene Gruenberg papers, 1865-1984 (inclusive), 1873-1928 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Chaminade, Cécile, 1857-1944. Serenade espagnole / Chaminade-Kreisler. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995. Louis Krasner correspondence and other papers, 1920-1976. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. "A Michael Press / 3 Cadences / Pour le Concerto en Ré de Beethoven (op 61) / par / Eugène Ysayë." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Louis Krasner collection of musical scores and autographs, ca. 1810-1893. Houghton Library
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst. Papers, 1926-1990 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Louis Krasner Collection of Bookplates and Ephemera, unknown Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Ross Lee Finney collection : sound and video recordings, 1938-1986 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Louis Krasner correspondence and other papers, 1920-1976. Houghton Library
creatorOf Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995. Louis Krasner, musician, teacher, innovator, 1954-1990. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. person
associatedWith Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945. person
associatedWith Beauharnais, Eugène de, 1781-1824. person
associatedWith Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. person
associatedWith Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. person
correspondedWith Berg, Helene. person
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correspondedWith Chadwick, Nicholas. person
associatedWith Chaminade, Cécile, 1857-1944. person
associatedWith Charles Chaulieu, 1788-1849 person
associatedWith Daniel, Oliver, person
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correspondedWith Deutsch, Max. person
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correspondedWith Dostrovsky, Yocheved. person
correspondedWith Dounis, D. C., 1887- person
associatedWith Eberhart, Richard, 1904-2005 person
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associatedWith François-Adrien Boieldieu, 1775-1826 person
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associatedWith George, Earl, 1924-1994 person
associatedWith Gertrude Whittall. person
correspondedWith Gruenberg, Eugene, 1854-1928 person
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associatedWith Harris, Donald. person
associatedWith Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809 person
associatedWith Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809. person
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correspondedWith Hodgson, Percival. person
associatedWith Hrisanide, Alexandru, 1936- person
associatedWith Jean Antoine Meissonnier, 1783-1857 person
associatedWith J. -N. Goulé, 1775-1834 person
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correspondedWith Kelley, A. L. person
correspondedWith Kelley, Lotta P. person
associatedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951. person
associatedWith Kridel, Johann Christoph, fl. 1706. person
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correspondedWith Liceo musicale G. Verdi. corporateBody
associatedWith Louis Cardon, 1747-1805 person
correspondedWith Louis Krasner person
associatedWith Marie Louise, Empress, consort of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1791-1847, person
associatedWith Martin-Joseph Mengal, 1784-1851 person
correspondedWith Martinu, Bohuslav, 1890-1959 person
associatedWith Max Winter person
associatedWith Milstein, Nathan, 1903-1992. person
correspondedWith Milstein, Nathan, 1904- person
correspondedWith Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896- person
correspondedWith M.S.S. Recording Co. corporateBody
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associatedWith Paganini, Nicolò, 1782-1840, person
correspondedWith Paulsen, Frederick person
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associatedWith Scherchen, Hermann, 1891-1966. person
associatedWith Schirmer, G. (Gustav), 1829-1893. person
associatedWith Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. person
associatedWith Sessions, Roger, 1896-1985. person
correspondedWith Sevcík, O. (Otakar), 1852-1934 person
correspondedWith Simrock, Fritz person
associatedWith Sipprell, Clara E. (Clara Estelle), 1885-1975 person
correspondedWith Spencer, Walther Thomas. person
correspondedWith Spivacke, Harold, 1904- person
associatedWith Stoff person
correspondedWith Stokowski, Leopold, 1882- person
associatedWith Swift, Richard, 1927-2003 person
associatedWith Syracuse Symphony Orchestra corporateBody
associatedWith Syracuse University. corporateBody
correspondedWith Szigeti, Joseph, 1892- person
associatedWith Szigeti, Joseph, 1892-1973 person
associatedWith Tanglewood Music Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Thamm person
associatedWith Theater an der Leopoldstadt. corporateBody
associatedWith Theater an der Wien corporateBody
correspondedWith Universal Edition Vienna corporateBody
associatedWith Valente, William, 1934-1993 person
correspondedWith Votto, Poriso. person
associatedWith WCNY (Television station : Syracuse, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. person
correspondedWith Werfel, Alma Mahler, 1879-1964 person
correspondedWith Whittall, Wilkius. person
associatedWith Winkler, Julius. person
associatedWith Yves Tenaire person
correspondedWith Zinnemann, Fred. person
associatedWith Zola, Émile, 1840-1902. person
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Syracuse (N.Y.)
Subject
Violin teachers
Bookplates, English
Composers--United States
Violinists--United States
Music in art
New York State
American composers
Library bookplates
Music
Music--20th century
Music--Instruction and study
Music--New York--Syracuse
Radio programs
Musicians
Occupation
Musicians
Collector
Book collectors
Musicologists
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Birth 1903-06-21

Death 1995

Americans

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English

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