Milton Katims music scores and papers, approximately 1913-2006  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Katims, Milton, 1909-2006
Title
Milton Katims music scores and papers
Dates
approximately 1913-2006 (inclusive)
Quantity
18.21 cubic feet (23 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
5530
Summary
Materials related to Seattle Symphony Orchestra conductor Milton Katims
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Milton Katims was a violist and conductor of the Seattle Symphony for more than two decades. He helped the Seattle Symphony grow into one of the major regional orchestras in the country as its Music Director.

Katims was born on June 24, 1909, in Brooklyn, New York, to Austro-Hungarian and Russian parents. He graduated from Columbia University with a psychology degree in 1929. He began his graduate studies at Columbia and switched from violin to viola.

Katims worked as the assistant conductor and solo violist for radio station WOR in New York from 1935 until 1943 and as first violist for the NBC Orchestra from 1943 until 1954. In 1947, Katims became assistant conductor of the NBC Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini, who invited Katims to guest conduct the orchestra in 52 coast-to-coast broadcasts. In the same year, he began teaching at the Julliard School of Music, a position he held until 1954. He often joined the Budapest String Quartet as a guest artist and produced several recordings with the group. Katims guest-conducted numerous orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, London Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and Montreal Symphony.

In 1953, Katims conducted three sold-out concerts with the Seattle Symphony and, one year later in 1954, accepted a post as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. Virginia Peterson, his wife who had her own performing career, focused on promoting the Seattle Symphony, lending her name and presence to fundraising efforts, opening her home to donors, and educating and recruiting new audiences, all without a salary of her own. During his time as the Seattle Symphony’s 13th Music Director, Katims took the orchestra on two tours of Alaska and a tour of the West Coast, created the Little Orchestra, and expanded the Family Concerts to 15 urban and suburban areas. He increased the Seattle Symphony’s repertory and national profile as well as staged concert versions of 20th century operas such as Pulenc’s La Voix Humaine. The Symphony was awarded federal Title III funds and funding through the state legislature to fund free concerts for schoolchildren. The orchestra moved from the barn-like Civic Auditorium to a 3,000 seat Opera House after fundraising in 1962. The Opera House served as the orchestra’s home until 1998.

In 1970, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded the Seattle Symphony $100,000, which it increased the following year to $150,000. Katims received the Columbia University Alice M. Ditson Award for conductors in 1964. In 1966, he was named Seattle’s “First Citizen” by the Seattle-King County Association of Realtors. He became such a prominent figure in Seattle that in 1969 he was featured on the local telephone directory.

In 1976, Katims and his family moved to Texas after Katims was pushed out by the Symphony’s board of directors who encouraged him to move on. He served as the artistic director of the School of Music at the University of Houston for eight years. He eventually returned to Seattle and, in 2004, he and his wife wrote a memoir, “The Pleasure Was Ours.” In 1986, he was honored with the Arturo Toscanini Artistic Achievement Award and in 1997 received the Lifetime Accomplishment in the Arts award from the Seattle Corporate Council for the Arts. The publisher, International Music Company, printed about three-dozen of Katims’s editions and transcriptions for viola students and his recorded work as a conductor and viola player were released by CBS Records, RCA, Mercury, Vox, and Pantheon. Katims died on February 27, 2006, at the age of 96.

Sources: New York Times obituary, Playbill obituary, HistoryLink.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists primarily of annotated music scores belonging to Milton Katims and other materials documenting Katims' artistic career; programs from Milton Katims's memorial; high school diploma from Erasmus Hall High School and College Entrance Diploma; correspondence; clippings; articles; speeches; writings; scrapbook mainly with clippings of Katmis's time with the Seattle Symphony from 1964-1969 and a loose photograph of what appears to be the Seattle Symphony; cassette tapes; 8 and 16mm film; betacam tapes; VHS; 1/4" reel to reel; and vinyls. Moving image materials are about Katims' performances and travels with his family including a visit to Toscanini's house. Audio materials are mainly of his performances as a viola player and conductor.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creators' literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries; copyrights to other materials unknown.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5530-001: Milton Katims collection of music scores, circa 1913-1977Return to Top

1.58 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged in alphabetical order by composer.

Scope and Content: Composers include: Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Bruckner, Cimarosa, Cowell, Debussy, Dvorak, Ginastera, Honegger, Kodaly, Liszt, Mayer, Montsalvatge, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Respighi, Schoenberg, Schubert, Scriabine, Shostakovich, Strauss, Stravinsky, Swanson, Tschaikovsky, Turina, Vaughan Williams, Verdi, Vivaldi, and Wagner; scores' publication dates are circa 1913-1977. The collection also includes one clipping detailing a performance Katims conducted in San Diego in 1968.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Transferred from the University of Washington Music Library, 2006 November.

Container(s) Description
Box Accession
1 5530-001
Bach - Respighi
2 5530-001
Schubert - Wagner

Accession No. 5530-002: Milton Katims collection of music scores, 1955-1978, undatedReturn to Top

14.07 cubic feet (15 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Arrangement: Arranged as received.

Scope and Content: Annotated operatic and orchestral scores, programs, and other materials documenting Katims' artistic career.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Transferred from the Music Library, October 28, 2008 and July 22, 2009.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 5530-002
Bizet: L'arlesienne suite no 2
1 5530-002
Mendelssohn: Sinfonia 9
1 5530-002
Mendelssohn: Symphony non 1
1 5530-002
Mendelssohn: Sinfonia 9
1 5530-002
Brahms: Symphony no 2
1 5530-002
Brahms: Symphony no 1
1 5530-002
Brahms: German requiem
1 5530-002
Brahms: Overtures
1 5530-002
Bartok: Violin concerto
1 5530-002
Bach: Toccata and fugure in d minor
1 5530-002
Bach: Cantata no 140
1 5530-002
Bach: Concerto 3
1 5530-002
Bach: Cantata
1 5530-002
Bruckner: Symphony 7
1 5530-002
Beethoven: Egmont overture
1 5530-002
Beethoven: Septet
1 5530-002
Wolf-Ferrari: Serenade
1 5530-002
Ravel: Introduction and allegro
1 5530-002
Brahms: Quartet (cello part)
1 5530-002
Brahms: Trio no 2 in cmajor op 87 (violin part)
1 5530-002
Mozart: Trio 7 in e flat major (viola part)
1 5530-002
Britten: Simply symphony
1 5530-002
Mozart: Concertante symphonie
1 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Mozartiana, Suite no 4
1 5530-002
Schumann: Overture for manfred
1 5530-002
Schubert: Five germand dances
1 5530-002
Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des aminaux
1 5530-002
Rossini: Sonata no 3 in c major
1 5530-002
Rossini: Overture to cenerentola
1 5530-002
Rossini: l'italiana in algeri
1 5530-002
Ravel: Ma mere l'oye
1 5530-002
Stravinsky: Petrouchka
1 5530-002
Strauss: Second horn concerto
1 5530-002
Strauss: Ein heldenleben
1 5530-002
Strauss: Ouverture gypsy baron
1 5530-002
Schumann: Symphony no 1
1 5530-002
Verdi: Quartet
2 5530-002
Mozart: Ouverturen
2 5530-002
Mozart: Symphony no. 34
2 5530-002
Mozart: Divertimento b-dur
2 5530-002
Mozart: Six german dances score
2 5530-002
Moussourgsky: Tableaux d'une exposition
2 5530-002
Gould: Tap dance concerto
2 5530-002
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
2 5530-002
Dvorak: Terzetto fur zwei vioin and viola
2 5530-002
Debussy: Premiere rhapsodie
2 5530-002
Copland: El Salon Mexico
2 5530-002
Copland: Lincoln portait
2 5530-002
Prokofieff: Suite symphonique, de l'opera, l'amour des trois oranges
2 5530-002
Mozart: Eine kleine nachtmusic
2 5530-002
Honegger: Jeanne d'arc au bucher
2 5530-002
Albeniz: Inserts "Fete dieu a Seville"
2 5530-002
Mozart: Quartetto I, Violin and Viola parts only
2 5530-002
Mendelssohn: 2 double bass parts for Octet made by Toscanini
2 5530-002
Cut portions of Boris
2 5530-002
100 Arturo Toscanini stamps and 1st day of issue envelope/stamp
2 5530-002
Notebook: Arturo Toscanini Artistic Achievement Awards programs for 1985 and 1986. Text for "Abduction of Persephone"
2 5530-002
Respighi: Reduced trumpet parts ofr Roman Festivals
2 5530-002
Debussy: 2 pages of revisions for "La Mer" score.
2 5530-002
Respighi: Pines of Rome. Parts and inserts for triangle and raganella, rombones, etc.
2 5530-002
Letter to Katims from Zonora Zastrow
2 5530-002
Letter to Katims from A. Clyde Roller
2 5530-002
2 Greeting Cards
2 5530-002
Columbia Artists Management brochere about Katims
2 5530-002
Letter to Katims from Sony Classical re: royalties
2 5530-002
Script for "Peter & the Wolf"
2 5530-002
Seattle Symphony Programs
General Notes: includes some programs for the Little Orchestra of the Seattle Symphony.
1955-1969
3 5530-002
Shostakovich: Symphony no 1
3 5530-002
Shostakovich: 5th sympyony
3 5530-002
Shostakovich: op 93, symphony no 10
3 5530-002
Shostakovich: Piano concerto op 35
3 5530-002
Sibelius: Symphony no 2
3 5530-002
Strauss: Wine, women and song
3 5530-002
Strauss: Tales from the vienna woods
3 5530-002
Strauss: Emperor waltz
3 5530-002
Schumann: Symphony no 4
3 5530-002
Schumann: Symphony no 3
3 5530-002
Schumann: Symphony no 2
3 5530-002
Sessions: The black maskers
3 5530-002
Glinka: Overture to russlan and ludmilla
3 5530-002
Strauss: Salome's dance
3 5530-002
Strauss: Symphonia domestica
3 5530-002
Haydn: Symphony in d major
3 5530-002
Haydn: Nelson mass in d minor
3 5530-002
Haydn: Symphonie in c dur
3 5530-002
Haydn: Symphony no 102
3 5530-002
Handel: Deliriso amore
3 5530-002
Brahms: Quintet
3 5530-002
Haydn: The seasons
3 5530-002
Mahler: Symphony 3 mvt 4b
3 5530-002
Bach - Stokowski: Toccata and fugue in d minor
3 5530-002
Barber: Serenade
3 5530-002
Geminiani: Concerto grossso
3 5530-002
Gershwin: Rhapsody in blue
3 5530-002
Vaughan Williams: Concerto for oboe and strings
3 5530-002
Bruck: 8 pieces for clarinet, viola, piano
3 5530-002
Brahams: Symphony 4 string parts
3 5530-002
Brahams: Symphony 1: parts
4 5530-002
Rossini: Semiramide overture
4 5530-002
Rossini: La cenerentola overture
4 5530-002
Rossini: Tankred, Overture no 55
4 5530-002
Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3
4 5530-002
Schoenberg: Erwartung
4 5530-002
Schubert: Trout quintet
4 5530-002
Schubert: Symphony no 5
4 5530-002
Schubert: Trio in b flat major
4 5530-002
Schuman: Symphony for strings
4 5530-002
Schuman: New England triptych
4 5530-002
Schuman: Judith
4 5530-002
Schubert: Symphony no 2
4 5530-002
Mussorgsky: Boris Gudunov, Opera in 4 acts
4 5530-002
Gould: Spirituals in 5 movements
4 5530-002
Schubert: Unfinished symphony
4 5530-002
Schoenberg: Verklarte nacht
4 5530-002
Rimsky-Korsakoff: Scheherazade
4 5530-002
Rossini: Barber of Seville
4 5530-002
Puccini: La boheme
4 5530-002
Rachmaninoff: Symphony no 2
4 5530-002
Rachmaninoff: Third symphony
4 5530-002
Rossini: Barber of Seville overture
4 5530-002
Roussel: Bacchus and Ariane
4 5530-002
Gounod: Faust, An opera in five acts
4 5530-002
Rossini: La gazza ladra
5 5530-002
Weber: Euryanthe ouverture
5 5530-002
Weber: Freischutz ouverture
Seattle Symphony programs, 1970-1975
Katims correspondence
Box Accession
5 5530-002
Weber: Obern ouverture
5 5530-002
Warlock: Capriol suite for string orchestra
5 5530-002
Wagner: Parsifal
5 5530-002
Hovhaness: Mysterious mountain
5 5530-002
Ibert: Escales
5 5530-002
Ibert: Divertissement
5 5530-002
Haydn: 3 symphonies
5 5530-002
Ives: Variations on America
5 5530-002
Mahler: Symphony no. 4
6 5530-002
Prokofieff: Violin concerto no 2 g minor op. 63
6 5530-002
Prokofieff: Symphony no. 5 opus 100puccini: crisantemi for string quartet
6 5530-002
Orff: Catulli carmina
6 5530-002
Orff: Carmina burana
6 5530-002
Ormandy: Transcriptions for orchestra
6 5530-002
Piston: Suite from the ballet "the incredible flutist"
6 5530-002
Prokofieff: Classical symphony op. 25
6 5530-002
Mahler: Symphony no. 2
6 5530-002
Mahler: Symphony no. 1
6 5530-002
Mahler: The song of the earth
6 5530-002
Mahler: Symphony no. 6
6 5530-002
Mayer: Inner and outer strings
6 5530-002
Mendelssohn: Symphony no 5
6 5530-002
Mendelssohn: Four pieces from "a midsummer night's dream"
6 5530-002
Mendelssohn: Overture the hebrides
6 5530-002
Mozart: String quintets no 4-8
6 5530-002
Brahms: Quartet no 1
6 5530-002
Verdi: Requiem
6 5530-002
Brahms: Quartet no 2
6 5530-002
Brahms: Quartet no 3
6 5530-002
Brahms: Quintet no 2
6 5530-002
Brahms: String sextet opus 36
6 5530-002
Brahms: Sextet in b flat major
6 5530-002
Brahms: Symphony no 4
6 5530-002
Brahms: Tragic overture d minor
6 5530-002
Brahms: Schicksalslied
6 5530-002
Brahms: Symphony no 3 f major
6 5530-002
Bloch: Concerto grosso for string orchestra
6 5530-002
Bizet: Symphony no 1
6 5530-002
Berlioz: Roman carnival overture
7 5530-002
chadwick: Jubilee and noel from symphonic sketches
7 5530-002
Copland: Saturday night waltz from rodeo
7 5530-002
Copland: Hoe-down from rodeo
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Quartet in e flat major op 16
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Quintet in e flat major op 4
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Trio in c minor op 9 no 3
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Duo for viola and cellobeethoven trio for piano, clarinet or violin, and cello
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Trio in g major
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Trio in be flat major op 11
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Leonore overture no 3 op 72 a
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Symphony 2
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Symphony 5
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Symphony no 4
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Symphony 6
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Symphony 7
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Symphony 8
7 5530-002
Beethoven: Symphony 9
7 5530-002
Creston: Invocation and dance op 58
7 5530-002
Creston: Symphony no 11
7 5530-002
Creston: Two choric dances op 17 b
7 5530-002
Cowell: Symphony no 12
7 5530-002
Corelli: Concerto grossop op 6 no 8
7 5530-002
Verdi: La traviata
7 5530-002
Walton: Partita for orchestra
7 5530-002
Walton: Belshazzar's feast
7 5530-002
Walton: Facade
7 5530-002
Prokofieff: op 100, symphony no 5
8 5530-002
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
8 5530-002
Vivaldi: Gloria
8 5530-002
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von nurnberg
8 5530-002
Wagner: Siegfried
8 5530-002
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic dances
8 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Hamlet
8 5530-002
Turina: Le jeudi saint a minuit
8 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Symphonie pathetique
8 5530-002
Stravinsky: Chant du rossignol
8 5530-002
Stravinsky: Persephone
8 5530-002
Stravinsky: Suite de pulcinella
8 5530-002
Stravinsky: The soldier's tale
8 5530-002
Bolcom: Fantasia concertante
8 5530-002
Strauss: Jick-jack-polka
8 5530-002
Francaix: Suite concertante pour violon and flute
8 5530-002
Rossini: La scala di sets
8 5530-002
Mozart: Cosi fan tutti: aria no 28
8 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5
8 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 6
8 5530-002
Telemann: Suite in a minor
8 5530-002
Williams: Fantasia on a theme by thomas tallis
8 5530-002
Verdi: Te deum
8 5530-002
Strauss: Der rosenkavalier
8 5530-002
Strauss: Rosenkavalier suite
8 5530-002
Strauss: Don quixote
8 5530-002
Strauss: Don juan
8 5530-002
Dvorak: Symphony no 7
8 5530-002
Dvorak: Dumky trio
8 5530-002
Dvorak: Quartet in e flat major
8 5530-002
Enesco: First romanian rhapsody in a major
8 5530-002
de Falla: Sept chansons populatirs espagnoles
8 5530-002
Faure: Quartet no 1
8 5530-002
Geminiani: Concerto grosso
8 5530-002
Gillis: Symphony no. 5 1/2
9 5530-002
Puccini: Tosca
9 5530-002
Bizet: Carmen
9 5530-002
Berlioz: L'enfance du christ
9 5530-002
Berlioz: Damnation of faust
9 5530-002
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet
9 5530-002
Weber: Ouverturen
9 5530-002
Toscanini: Portraits of greatness
9 5530-002
Wagner: Parsifal
9 5530-002
Beethoven: Fidelio
9 5530-002
Verdi: Aida
9 5530-002
Verdi: Il trovatore
9 5530-002
Verdi: Othello
10 5530-002
Villa-Lobos: Trio vivaldi: op 3 concerto 4
10 5530-002
Moussorgsky: Musical folk drama in four acts
10 5530-002
Strauss: Musical folk drama in four acts
10 5530-002
Strauss: Die fledermaus
10 5530-002
Webern: Im sommerwind
10 5530-002
Copland: Applalacian Spring
10 5530-002
Copland: Third symphony
10 5530-002
Chopin: Piano concerto no.1
10 5530-002
Handel: The great elopement
10 5530-002
Handel: The great elopement
10 5530-002
Griffes: The white peacock
10 5530-002
Joachim: Concert for violin
10 5530-002
Bruckner: Symphonie in c minor
10 5530-002
Bloch: Schelomo
10 5530-002
Bloch: Concerto grosso no 11
10 5530-002
Bloch: Sacred service
10 5530-002
Bernstein: Serenade
10 5530-002
Bernstein: Overture to candide
10 5530-002
Bizet: Carmen
10 5530-002
Bizet: Carmen suite no 2
10 5530-002
Strauss: Fledermaus
10 5530-002
Strauss: Elektra
10 5530-002
Stravinsky: Rite of spring
10 5530-002
Stravinsky: Scherzo a la russe
10 5530-002
Stravinsky: Firebird suite
10 5530-002
Tschaikovsky: Second symphony
10 5530-002
Tschaikovsky: Serenade
10 5530-002
Gershwin: Concerto in f
10 5530-002
Frescobaldi: From three oran pieces
10 5530-002
Donizetti: Lucia de Lammermoor
10 5530-002
Strauss: Ein heldenleben
10 5530-002
Egk: Franzosische suite
10 5530-002
Campbell, Esther: Bagpipes in the woodwind section
1978
11 5530-002
Bach: Toccata and fugue in c major
11 5530-002
Bach: Violin concerto no 2
11 5530-002
Arensky: Variations on a theme by tchaikovsky
11 5530-002
Bartok: Blaubart, bluebeard
11 5530-002
Bartok: Divertimento
11 5530-002
Barber: Medea's meditation and dance of vengeance
11 5530-002
Barber: Essay for orchestra
11 5530-002
Barber: Souvenirs ballet suite
11 5530-002
Barber: Two scenes from anotny and cleopatra
11 5530-002
Barber: Piano concerto
11 5530-002
Diamond: Rounds for string orchestra
11 5530-002
Debussy: Quartet in g minor
11 5530-002
Crumb: Echoes of time and the river
11 5530-002
Halvorsen: Passacaglia
11 5530-002
Haydn: Symphony no 86 d major
11 5530-002
Hindemith: Concertino
11 5530-002
Ives: Central Park in the dark
11 5530-002
Ives: Symphony no 2
11 5530-002
Mennin: Symphony no 3
11 5530-002
Mozart: Concerto in e flat majjor
11 5530-002
Mozart: Concerto in c major
11 5530-002
Mozart: Symphony no 34
11 5530-002
Mozart: The impresario overture
11 5530-002
Mozart: Symphony no 31
11 5530-002
Mozart: Symphony no 38
11 5530-002
Mozart: Symphony no 29
11 5530-002
Mozart: The marriage of figaro
11 5530-002
Mozart: The magic flute
11 5530-002
Mozart: mozart: symphony no 35
11 5530-002
Mozart: Two duets
11 5530-002
Mozart: Symphony no 41
11 5530-002
Mozart: Divertimento
11 5530-002
Mozart: Quintet
11 5530-002
Beethoven: Symphony 1
11 5530-002
Beethoven: Symphony 3
11 5530-002
Beethoven: Misa Solemnis
12 5530-002
Bach: Brandenburg concerto no 6
12 5530-002
Bach: St. Matthew passion
12 5530-002
Bartok: 3rd piano concert
12 5530-002
Bartok: Dance suites
12 5530-002
Bartok: Music for strings, percussion and celesta
12 5530-002
Bartok: Le wonderful mandarin
12 5530-002
Bartok: Concerto for orchestra
12 5530-002
Beethoven: Concert no 4 for piano
12 5530-002
Beethoven: Prometheus overture
12 5530-002
Beethoven: Violin concerto d major op 61
12 5530-002
Beethoven: op 56, Triple concerto
12 5530-002
Beethoven: Septet
12 5530-002
Beethoven: Concerto for piano and orchestra, op 37
12 5530-002
Berlioz: op 14 symphonie fantastique
12 5530-002
Berlioz: Benvenuto cellini
12 5530-002
Berlioz: op 16, Harold in italy
12 5530-002
Berlioz: 3 pieces for orchestra
12 5530-002
Brahms: Quintet op 111
12 5530-002
Brahms: Symphony no 4
12 5530-002
Brahms: Ouverture
12 5530-002
Brahms: Piano concerto 2
12 5530-002
Brahms: Variations on a theme for haydn
12 5530-002
Borodin: Danses polovtsiennes
12 5530-002
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
12 5530-002
Berwald: Sinfonie Singuliere
12 5530-002
Chabrier: Espana rhapsody for orchestra
12 5530-002
Chausson: Symphony in b flat major
12 5530-002
Elgar: Variations on an original theme
12 5530-002
Dohnanyi: Suite for orchestra
12 5530-002
Sorcier: Scherzo d'apres une ballade de goethe
12 5530-002
d'Indy: Symphony on a french mountain air
12 5530-002
Elgar: op. 47 introduction and allegro
12 5530-002
Dvorak: Slavonic dances
12 5530-002
Dvorak: Symphony no 5
12 5530-002
Ginastera: Estancia
12 5530-002
de Falla: El amor brujo
12 5530-002
Franck: Symphony d minor
12 5530-002
Franck: Symphonic variations.
12 5530-002
Gould: American salute
12 5530-002
Grieg: Piano concerto in a minor
12 5530-002
Hindemith: Nobilissima visione
12 5530-002
Holst: The planets
12 5530-002
Gould: Latin-American symphonette
12 5530-002
Glinka: Ruslan und Ludmila
12 5530-002
Haydn: Symphony no 49
12 5530-002
Haydn: Messiah
12 5530-002
Haydn: The creation
12 5530-002
Haydn: Symphony no 4
12 5530-002
Haydn: haydn: symphony no 2
12 5530-002
Haydn: Symphony no 99
12 5530-002
Haydn: Symphony no 13
12 5530-002
Haydn: Symphonie no 1
12 5530-002
Haydn: Symphony 45
12 5530-002
Haydn: Symphonie no 16
12 5530-002
Mendelssohn: Elijah
12 5530-002
Mendelssohn: A midsummer night's dream
12 5530-002
Mendelssohn: Violin concerto
12 5530-002
Mendelssohn: Symphonie no 4
12 5530-002
Mendelssohn: Scotch symphony no 3
12 5530-002
Mozart: Piano concerto in E flat majo
12 5530-002
Mozart: Symphony in e flat major
12 5530-002
Mozart: Symphony no 40
12 5530-002
Mozart: Missa c moll
12 5530-002
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
12 5530-002
Mozart: Serenade no 8
12 5530-002
Mozart: Symphonie, C major
12 5530-002
Mozart: Symphony, D major
12 5530-002
Mozart: Symphonie in E flat major
12 5530-002
Mozart: Violin concert D major
12 5530-002
Mozart: Piano concerto a major
12 5530-002
Mozart: Symphony c major
12 5530-002
Mozart: Piano concerto d major
12 5530-002
Mozart: Violin concerto
12 5530-002
Mozart: Piano concerto in c major
12 5530-002
Mozart: Symphony d major
12 5530-002
Mozart: The magic flute
12 5530-002
Mozart: Piano concert
12 5530-002
Mozart: il Seraglio
13 5530-002
Respighi: Pini di roma
13 5530-002
Respighi: Trittico botticelliano
13 5530-002
Schumann: Symphony 2
13 5530-002
Schumann: Piano concerto
13 5530-002
Schumann: Symphony no 3
13 5530-002
Schumann: Symphony no 1
13 5530-002
Strauss: Death and transfiguratoin
13 5530-002
Strauss: Tales from the vienna woods
13 5530-002
Sibelius: The swan of tuonela
13 5530-002
Sibelius: Don Quixote
13 5530-002
Sibelius: Symphony no 5
13 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
13 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto
13 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da rimini
13 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Manfred, op 58
13 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Casse-Noisette
13 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Overture fantasy, Romeo and Juliet
13 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Symphony 6
13 5530-002
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5
13 5530-002
Villa-Lobos: Uirapuru
13 5530-002
Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending
13 5530-002
Schumann: Overture genofera
13 5530-002
Wagner: Parsifal
13 5530-002
Wagner: Lohengrin
14 5530-002
Kodaly: Galanta dances
14 5530-002
Kabelevsky: Colas breugno
14 5530-002
Liszt: Faust symphony
14 5530-002
Mahler: Symphony n o5
14 5530-002
Martin: Concerto
14 5530-002
Moussorgsky: Tableaux d'une exposition
14 5530-002
Milhaud: Le boef sur le toit
14 5530-002
Montsalvatge: Partita 1958
14 5530-002
Prokofieff: Peter and the wolf
14 5530-002
Milhaud: Suite Francaise
14 5530-002
Prokofieff: Cinderella suite
14 5530-002
Prokofieff: Symphony no 7
14 5530-002
Prokofieff: Piano concerto no 3
14 5530-002
Ravel: Bolero
14 5530-002
Rachmaninoff: Rapsodie:
14 5530-002
Smetana: The bartered bride
14 5530-002
Shostakovich: Festive overture
14 5530-002
Schubert: symphonie 7
14 5530-002
Schubert: Symphonie 8
14 5530-002
Schubert: Symphony 4
15 5530-002
Lees: lees: scarlatti porfolio
15 5530-002
Brahms: Symphony no 4
15 5530-002
Gould: Concerto for viola and orchestra
15 5530-002
Smedvig: Overture for Katims
15 5530-002
Suderburg: Orchestra music 1
15 5530-002
Suderburg: Orchestra music 2,3,4
15 5530-002
Gould: Vivaldi gallery
folder:oversize
16 5530-002
Gould: Venice

Accession No. 5530-003: Milton Katims papers and audiovisual materials, 1926-2006Return to Top

2.56 cubic feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content: Accession includes sheet music for cello and piano including Virginia Peterson Katims's personal copies and handwritten transcriptions by Milton; programs from Milton Katims's memorial; high school diploma from Erasmus Hall High School and College Entrance Diploma; correspondence; clippings; articles; speeches; writings; scrapbook mainly with clippings of Katmis's time with the Seattle Symphony from 1964-1969 and a loose photograph of what appears to be the Seattle Symphony; cassette tapes; 8 and 16mm film; betacam tapes; VHS; 1/4" reel to reel; and vinyls. Moving image materials are about Katims' performances and travels with his family including a visit to Toscanini's house. Audio materials are mainly of his performances as a viola player and conductor.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access for paper-based materials. Media is open for previewing onsite in the Special Collections Reading Room only. User access copy cannot be made without permission from the curator. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Copyrights to material created by Katims transferred to UW; copyrights to other materials unknown.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Pamela Katims Steele, daughter of Milton Katims, on August 18, 2015.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series 1: Manuscripts
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5530-003
Speeches and writings
1963-1979
1/2 5530-003
Seattle Opera program
1964
1/3 5530-003
International Classic Record Collectors article and on Katims
1998
1/4 5530-003
Virginia Peterson
undated
1/5 5530-003
Correspondence related to Kennedy Center Honors
1996
1/6 5530-003
Houston Symphony
1978-1983
1/7 5530-003
International Music Company correspondence
1986-1996
1/8 5530-003
Miscellaneous news clippings
1978-1990
1/9 5530-003
Memorial program
2006
1/10 5530-003
Correspondence and programs related to Arturo Toscanini
General Notes: Papers found in "Brahms Conducted by Toscanini" vinyl.
1952-1983
Box
5 5530-003
High School Diploma
1926
OSVF 5530-003
College Entrance Diploma
1926
6 5530-003
Scrapbook
undated
Series 2: Music scores
Box/Folder Accession
2/1 5530-003
Brahms, "Sonata No. 1" with viola transcription by Katims
approximately 1960
2/2 5530-003
Saint-Saëns, "The Swan" with viola transcription by Katims
approximately 1960
2/3 5530-003
Popper, "High School of Cello Playing 40 Etudes Opus 73"
1979
2/4 5530-003
Bach, "Six Suites for Cello Solo"
approximately 1972
2/5 5530-003
Valentin, "Sonata in E Major for Cello and Piano"
undated
2/6 5530-003
"The New Grandus ad Parnassum"
undated
2/7 5530-003
"Orchesterstrudien - Orchestral Studies, violoncello, Band II"
undated
2/8 5530-003
"Valse Sentimentale" score in Russian
1935
2/9 5530-003
Miscellaneous scores for cello
undated
Box
5 5530-003
J.S. Bach Six Suites pour violoncello seul
undated
Series 3: Media
Audio
Box Accession
5 5530-003
Beethoven Serenade in D Major for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 25, featuring Milton Katims, viola vinyl
General Notes: 2 copies
1948
5 5530-003
Rossini Overtures, Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra vinyl
1950
5 5530-003
Dvořák Quintet No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, Budapest String Quartet with Milton Katims, viola vinyl
1951
5 5530-003
Richard Strauss Four Last Songs vinyl
Scope and Content: Handwritten on cover: "To my dear Milton and Virginia Katims, auf Wiedersehen! Elisabeth Schwarzkopf April 1962"
1962
5 5530-003
The Istomin with Stern Rose Trio vinyl
1966
4 5530-003
Prokofiev and Debussy audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side A: Prokofiev R.+J [Romeo and Juliet]. Last parts 11-12. Side B: Debussy - ?. S.S.O. [Seattle Symphony Orchestra] Oct. 1, 1973.
1973
4 5530-003
The Ariel Trio, Young Audiences Preview '79 audiocassette
1 audiocassette
1979
3 5530-003
Interview with Milton Katims, Art of Viola P.W.: Kaleido May 29, 1983
1 reel : sound ; 1/4" Reel to Reel
Scope and Content: Interview (5 sections)
1983
4 5530-003
Rivier and Wolf audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side I: Rivier - Symphony/0-290 305-455. Geminiani. Side II: Wolf -Ferrari. Serenade 0-296.
1983
4 5530-003
Brahms B-flat sextet op. 18 and Brahms E-flat viola sonata audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side 1: Brahms b-flat Sextet op. 18 Lack, Muenzer, Wheeler, Katims, Jensen, V. Katims. Side 2: Brahms E-flat Viola Sonata Katims - Simon.
undated
4 5530-003
Brahms and Beethoven audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side 1: Brahms 1st I-II. Side 2: Beethoven Egmont. Brahms 1st III-IV. Arthur Benjamin - Romantic Fantasy. Heifetz(?) - violin. Primrose, viola. Igor(?) Solomon, conductor.
undated
4 5530-003
London Philharmonic and Scottish National Orchestra audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side 1: Gustav Holst - "Beni Mora" - Oriental. Suite Op. 29 no. 1. Boult - London Philharmonic. Side 2: Hamilton Harty: "With the Wild Geese" Scottish Nat. Orch. - Gibson.
undated
4 5530-003
Antiphon V and International Viola Congress audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side A: Hauff Concerto-Walther, Katims, T. Benjamin " - Wheeler, "TCO XI Int. Viola Congress 6-4-83. Side B: A. Benjamin Romantic Fantasy. Gadd-Schotten-Katims TCO. Horvit-Antiphon Katims & Tape.
undated
4 5530-003
Ysaye Sonatas - Oscar Shumsky audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side A: Ysaye Sonatas - Oscar Shumsky. #1 G. min., #2 A. min., #3 D. min ballad, #4 E min. Side B: Ysaye Sonatas - Oscar Shumsky. #5 G. maj., #6 E. maj.
undated
4 5530-003
Rachmaninoff audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side 1: Rachmaninoff, 3rd, Janis. Side 2: Rachmaninoff, 2nd, Janis.
undated
4 5530-003
Ostransky, Dolby, NHFB audiocassette
1 audiocassette
undated
4 5530-003
Lalo, Goldmark, Glazounov, Saint-Saens audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side I: Lalo: Le Roi D'ys. Overture Goldmark: In Springtime Overture. Side 2: Goldmark: Springtime (concl.). Glazounov: Carneval, Saint-Saens: La Princesse Jaune.
undated
4 5530-003
McDonald, Loeffler, Foote, Gillis audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side A: Harl McDonald - Suite from childhood. Loeffler: A Pagan Poem. Side B: Arthur Foote - Suite in E Minor. Don Gillis - Symphony #5 1/2 (Perpetual emotional, spiritual?, Scherzofrenia, Conclusion?)
undated
4 5530-003
Brahms - G Minor, piano quartet, Hirsh-Lack, V-M [Virginia - Milton] Katims audiocassette
1 audiocassette
undated
4 5530-003
Bolcom/piano concerto (Katims) audiocassette
1 audiocassette
undated
4 5530-003
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet I, #1-#10 audiocassette
1 audiocassette
undated
4 5530-003
Brahms sextet audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side A: Brahms B-flat Sextet op. 18 (Lack, Muenzer, Wheeler, M. Katims, Jensen & V. Katims) (2-18-83). Side B: Brahms Sextet in G major, op. 36 (Lack, Muenzer, M. Katims, Wheeler, Jensen & V. Katims) (11-22-81) UH.
undated
4 5530-003
Barber and Hindemith audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side I: Barber, adagio. Side II: Hindemith, Op. 11 no. 4.
undated
4 5530-003
Brahms, Copland, Handel audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side 1: Brahms - Ac. Fest Ov. Copland - Sat. Nite - Hoedown. Side 2: Handel - Ormandy concerto.
undated
4 5530-003
Hague Philharmonic - Van Otterloo audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: "For Milton Katims, with high hopes that you will play this masterpiece someday! Yense Fiore"
undated
4 5530-003
Brahms, Loeffler audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: 00-537: Brahms Sextet no. 1, op. 18 (Casals Festival). 540-640: Loeffler, Rhapsody no. 1 (Gomberg, Katims, Mitropoulos). 00-245: Loeffler, Rhapsody no. 2 (Gomberg, Katims, Mitropoulos)
undated
4 5530-003
Concert at doctor's home audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side A: Concert at Doctor's home. Side B: Fredell, Virginia, Albert + MK in concert at doctor's home.
undated
4 5530-003
Bach, Respighi, Liszt audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side A: Bach - Stokowski - Tocatta + Fugue in D Minor. Side B: Respighi - Feste 1-285. Liszt - Les Preludes - 290-540.
undated
4 5530-003
Villa-Lobos audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side 1: Villa-Lobos (22:10). Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 1. Preludio 2. Coral 3. Aria 4. Dansa. Side 2: Villa-Lobos B.B. No. 7. 1. Preludio 2. Giga 3. Tocata 4. Fuga. 26:50.
undated
4 5530-003
Henselt audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side 1: Symphony no. 24 - Chicago symphony. Adolf von Henselt - Piano concerto in F minor - 1st movement. Raymond Lewenthal, pianist, Charles Markassas (?) and London symphony. Side 2: Henselt - piano concerto - 2nd and 3rd movements. Plus discussion and illustrations of Henselt concenrts. Also - 4th movement. Rubinstein symphony no. 2 - "Ocean"
undated
4 5530-003
Maurice Gardner viola and orchestra pieces audiocassette
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content: Side A: Rhapsody for Viola & Orchestra - M. Gardner perf. By Jerzy Kosmala, acc. By U.S. Air Force Symph. July 13, 79 at VII International Viola Congress, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Side B: Tricinium Sonata for solo Viola by Maurice Gardner. Performed by Joen Vasquez - Womens Guild recital for Great Neck, N.Y. Symph. Society Nov. 26, 1979.
undated
5 5530-003
Brahms Conducted by Toscanini vinyl
Scope and Content: The Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Brahms: Four Symphonies, Tragic Overture, Variations on a Theme of Haydn. The Arturo Toscanini Society ATS 1030/31/32/33. Note on back: "Private limited edition. Available to members of the ATS only. Not for sale."
undated
5 5530-003
Debussy Suite from "Pelléas and Mélisande" vinyl
Scope and Content: Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Cleveland Orchestra. Debussy - Sonata no. 2 for flute, viola, and harp; Laura Newell, harp; Milton Katims, viola; John Wummer, flute.
undated
Video
Box Accession
3 5530-003
Martha's Vineyard, [1939 New York Worlds Fair, California, Woodstock, Peter Katims, vacations]
1 videocassette (VHS) (1 hour and 38 minutes) ; VHS
1939-1943
3 5530-003
Milton and Virginia 1939-6/1952
1 videocassette (VHS) (1 hour and 54 mins) : sound, black and white and color ; VHS
1939-1952
3 5530-003
1944-1950 Home Movies
1 videocassette (VHS) (1 hour and 40 minutes) ; VHS
1940-1950
3 5530-003
Summer 1942-Summer 1951
1 videocassette (MiniDV) : silent, color ; MiniDV
1942-1951
3 5530-003
1952 Home Movies
1 videocassette (VHS) (1 hour and 38 minutes) ; VHS
1952
3 5530-003
1952 Paris-Versailles--Chartres thru to Casals Festival at Prades
1 reel (400 feet) : silent, color ; 16mm
Scope and Content: 1952 Paris - Versailles, Chartres, via Le Puy to Prades - Casals and Musicians of Festival - Folk Dancing
1952
3 5530-003
1952 Toscanninin's home (Isolino) prades, Riviera, Portofino, Rome, Florence, Israel
1 reel (400 feet) : silent, color ; 16mm
Scope and Content: 1952 Toscanninin's home (Isolino) prades, Riviera, Portofino, Rome, Florence, Israel
1952
3 5530-003
1952 Visiting Toscannini's…Paris…Israel…1954, thea foss, 1956 Opening Day
1 reel (400 feet) : silent, color ; 16mm
Scope and Content: 1952 Visiting Toscanini on Isolino in Lago Magiore; Virginia and Milton in Paris 1952 before Casals Festival; Milton conducting Israel Philharmonic in ZDA Shell; 1954 Thea Foss etc. including Adm. Smith; May 1956 (Pam and Peter); Opening day - Pratts - Scheyer, Snoqualmie; New Mast-Haruffa (Jack Graham)
1952
3 5530-003
NY-Seattle
1 reel (400 feet) : silent, color ; 16mm
Scope and Content: Road trip from New York to Seattle with stops at multiple National Parks
1954
3 5530-003
1955 London/Paris Jimmy
1 videocassette (VHS) (50 minutes) ; VHS
1955
3 5530-003
London…Paris…Part II
1 reel (400 feet) : silent, color ; 8mm
1960
3 5530-003
London…Paris…Part I Rubenstein
1 reel (400 feet) : silent, color ; 8mm
Scope and Content: From envelope May 1961. Note inside can: "London - Gina Bachauer(?) and Alec - Paris - Copley's(?) place [unreadable] American pianist - Julius Katchen - Ben Lees - year ?? Part I Rubenstein"
1961
3 5530-003
Milton Katims 1976 "Mozart in Seattle" Dub
1 videocassette (Betacam) : sound, color ; Betacam
Scope and Content: Notes, and shot list for potential PSA for Katims return to SSO
1976
3 5530-003
Milton Katims at Home April 6, 1992
1 videocassette (Betacam) : sound, color ; Betacam
1992
3 5530-003
Milton Katims Home 4/6 Tapes 1-3
1 videocassette (Betacam) (20 minutes) : sound, color ; Betacam
1992
3 5530-003
Milton Katims Opera House "In concert" April 16, 1992
1 videocassette (Betacam) : sound, color ; Betacam
1992
3 5530-003
Milton Katims Rehearsal 1-3
1 videocassette (Betacam) (20 minutes) : sound, color ; Betacam
1992
3 5530-003
Milton Katims Rehearsal April 16, 1992
1 videocassette (Betacam) : sound, color ; Betacam
1992
3 5530-003
"Special Tribute to Milton Katims PSA
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (3 minutes) : sound, color ; Betacam SP
1992
3 5530-003
"Katims Reel # 1-4 4/16" 2MK Conducts Rehearsal
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; Betacam SP
Scope and Content: Sony Betacam BC30, Tape 1 has a shot log from 2/6/2006 (Ben Saboonchian)
2006
3 5530-003
Katims in Seattle
1 videocassette (MiniDV) (11 minutes) : silent, color ; MiniDV
undated
3 5530-003
Katims in Seattle
1 reel (400 feet) : silent, color ; 16mm
Scope and Content: "Katims in Seattle" on can. "David Altschull" written on film.
undated
3 5530-003
Milton Katims Performance 1-3
1 videocassette (Betacam) (20 minutes) : sound, color ; Betacam
undated
3 5530-003
Roberta Peters Arriving at Seatac for Appearance in the SSO
1 reel (50 feet) : silent, black and white ; 16mm
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Opera--Scores
  • Orchestral music--Scores
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Katims, Milton, 1909-2006--Archives
  • Katims, Milton, 1909-2006--Archives