Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978 (inclusive), 1917-1978 (bulk).


Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978. Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978 (inclusive), 1917-1978 (bulk).

Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978 (inclusive), 1917-1978 (bulk).

The papers reflect the entire range of Kolisch's professional and personal life and his close association with the protagonists of the Second, Viennese School, both before his emigration to the United States in 1939 and thereafter. Among the over one-thousand correspondents are composers, artists, concert and broadcasting agencies, universities, colleges, conservatories, as well as family members. Significant correspondents include Adorno, Berg, Eisler, Krenek, Leibowitz, Nono, Schoenberg, and Steuermann. The collection also contains Kolisch's entire, mostly unpublished, literary output. The large number of scores and parts for string quartet and various other combinations of chamber music contains performance and analytical markings; the audio holdings include unpublished recordings. The performance records, comprising programs, clippings, and diaries, are important documents of rehearsals and performances of both the Kolisch and the Pro Arte Quartets, and of his carreer as a soloist.

141 boxes, 18 v. (47.5 linear ft.)



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