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Alexander Merovitch papers, 1935-1961

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Merovitch, Alexander, 1895-1965
Title
Alexander Merovitch papers
Dates
1935-1961 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.0 linear feet, (2 containers and 6 volumes)
Collection Number
Ax 288
Summary
Alexander Merovitch of St. Petersburg, Russia, was an impressario, and managed, represented, promoted and/or advised the musicians: Vladimir Horowitz, Nathan Milstein, Gregor Piatigorsky, Vladimir Golschmann, Guido Cantelli, Peter Herman Adler, Massimo Freccia, Paul Strauss, and Oscar Shumsky. The collection contains sheet music, contracts, photographs, and papers concerning the artists he managed.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English

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Alexander Merovitch was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was an impressario, and managed the early American and European careers of Vladimir Horowitz, Nathan Milstein, and Gregor Piatigorsky. He was a representative, promoter, and adviser to Vladimir Golschmann, Guido Cantelli, Peter Herman Adler, Massimo Freccia, Paul Strauss, and Oscar Shumsky.

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The collection contains sheet music, contracts, photographs, and papers concerning the artists he managed.

The papers concerning artists he managed are organized by the artist's name and include: Guido Cantelli, Massimo Freccia, Vladimir Horowitz, and Oscar Shumsky.

Sheet music includes published piano numbers by Alfred Mirovitch.

There is also a manuscript (engraver's copy) of Samuel Barber's "Concerto for Violincello and Orchestra" (op. 22), and a letter from Peter Adler.

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Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alexander Merovitch papers, Ax 288, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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