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Alexander Merovitch papers , 1935-1961
- Adler, Peter Herman, 1899-1990; Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981; Mirovitch, Alfred; Merovitch, Alexander
- Alexander Merovitch papers
- 1935-1961 (inclusive)19351961
3.25 linear feet, (3 containers, 1 oversize folder )
- Collection Number
- Ax 288
- 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 (1935-1961) contains sheet music, contracts, photographs, and papers concerning the artists he managed.
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1299 University of Oregon
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- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Alexander Merovitch was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was an impresario, 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.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
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.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Conductors (Music)--Europe
- Conductors (Music)--United States
- Music trade--Europe
- Music trade--United States
- Music--Europe--20th century--History and criticism
- Music--United States--20th century--History and criticism
- Musicians--United States
- Adler, Peter Herman, 1899-1990
- Cantelli, Guido
- Freccia, Massimo
- Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989
- Merovitch, Alexander
- Shumsky, Oscar
Form or Genre Terms
- Piano music
- Sheet music