Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994

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Composed 1949-50. First performance of revised version Boston, 31 October 1952, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch conductor, Leo Smit soloist. Dedicated to Janice Newman for Leo Smit. Received the New York Music Critics Award for 1952.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto for piano and orchestra / Alexei Haieff. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52137728

Alexei Haieff was born in Blagoveshchensk, Siberia, on August 25, 1914. He received his primary education at Harbin, Manchuria, China. He emigrated to the United States in 1931, first studying privately with Constantin Schwedoff (1933-34) and then at Juilliard School of Music (1934-38) with Rubin Goldmark and Frederick Jacobi. During 1938-40 he studied with Nadia Boulanger in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Paris.

In addition to composing and teaching privately, Haieff was an accompanist to singer Olga Averino (1938-40), and led the Woody Herman Orchestra on tour in 1946. He received Guggenheim fellowships in 1946 and 1949, won a prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1946, and was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome from 1947-48. In an article that appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine of March 14, 1948 (located in Series 5, box 1, folder 6), Aaron Copland remarked that Haieff not only had a strong affinity with the music of Stravinsky but was a close personal friend as well. In 1952, the New York Music Critics Circle cited three works, among them Haieff's Piano Concerto, as one of the best musical compositions for that year.

Haieff was composer-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome (1952-53), was a professor at the University of Buffalo (1962-68), and was composer-in-residence at the University of Utah from (1968-70). In the last years of his life, he and his wife Sheila, lived in Italy.

Alexei Haieff died on March 1, 1994.

From the guide to the Alexei Haieff papers, circa 1900-1985, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

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creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Christmas song / Alexei Haieff. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra / Alexai Haieff. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Balleto in B♭ [microform] : suite from Beauty and the beast / by Alexei Haieff. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Divertimento, 1944 / by Alexei Haieff. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Ballet in E [microform] / by Alexei Haieff. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. To dear Jashenka on his birthday / [Alexei Haieff]. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Symphony N. 2 : for 2 flutes (II piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, timpani, S.D., B.D., harp, strings / by Alexei Haieff. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Rare Books
creatorOf Watts, John, 1930-1982. Collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1963-1980. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Alexei Haieff papers, circa 1900-1985 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn The Leonard Burkat Papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Sarabande / Alexei Haieff. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Divertimento, 1944 / by Alexei Haieff. Library of Congress
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Princess Zondilda and her entourage [microform] / Alexei Haieff. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Saints' wheel : variations on a circle of fifths for piano : 1960 / by Alexei Haieff. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Theme and variations from "Beauty and the beast" [microform] / by Alexei Haieff. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Beauty & the beast [microform] : 1948 / Alexei Haieff. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund. Papers, 1965-1992, bulk 1973-1987. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Concerto for piano and orchestra / Alexei Haieff. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Fizdale, Robert. Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale Music Collection, 1942-1971. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Boulanger, Nadia. Papers, 1920-1977 (bulk). Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
referencedIn Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Aaron Copland oral history. Yale University Library
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Balleto in B♭ [microform] : suite from Beauty and the beast / by Alexei Haieff. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. Concerto in one movement for violin and orchestra / Alexei Haieff. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
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Violin with orchestra--Scores and parts
Sarabands
Suites (Chamber orchestra)--Scores
Sextets (Piano, bassoon, flute, trumpet, violin, violoncello)--Scores
String quartets--Scores
Christmas music
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Ballets--Scores
Variations (Piano)
Piano music (4 hands)
Music--Manuscripts
Ballets--Excerpts--Scores
Concertos (Violin)--Scores and parts
Ballets--Piano scores
Piano music
Concertos (Piano)--Scores
Variations (Orchestra)--Scores
Concertos (Piano)--Scores and parts
Symphonies--Scores
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Birth 1914-08-25

Death 1994-03-01

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