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Fonds No. 32: Nicolai Berezowsky Papers

Date range
(1929)1933-1953

Biography / History
Nicolai Berezowsky (1900-1953) was a Russian born American violinist, conductor and composer, member of the Coolidge String Quartet. He was the first violinist of the New York Symphony Orchestra for six seasons since 1922. Acquisition Note: Gift ca. 1954.

Abstract
The collection contains official correspondence of Nicolai Berezowsky with the American Society of Composers, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the League of Composers, Juilliard School of Music, David Diamond, Serge Koussevitzky, Nicolai Loptanikoff, Ormandy Eugene and music publishers. There are also press clippingson Berezowsky as a violinist and composer, private correspondence with family members and friends, private notes, financial records and photographs of his daughter Alexandra. Arrangement in Series: Official and private correspondence(1929-)1934-1953,Personal Papers 1936-1952. Special Note: Collections of Nicolai Berezowsky private papers and music works are also to be found in the holdings of the New York Public Library, Performing Arts-Music Library and also at the Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New York City.

Language
English, Russian, German, French.

No.TitleDatesLanguages
Official Correspondence
1Correspondence (1929-1937). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1929-1937
2Correspondence (1938). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1938-1938
3Correspondence (1939). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1939-1939
4Correspondence (1940). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1940-1940
5Correspondence (1941). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1941-1941
6Correspondence (1942). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1942-1942
7Correspondence (1943). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1943-1943
8Correspondence (1944). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1944-1944
9Correspondence (1945). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1945-1945
10Correspondence (1946). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1946-1946
11Correspondence (1947). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1947-1947
12Correspondence (1948). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1948-1948
13Correspondence (1949). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1949-1949
14Correspondence (1950-1953). Music publishers and radio broadcast stations1950-1953
15Information on concerts and reports on music compositions by Nicolai Berezowsky1936-1948
Personal Papers
16Biographical data of Nicolai Berezowsky1942-1943
17Correspondence - daughter Alexandra1938-1946
18Correspondence - family and friends1936-1952
19Correspondence - family and friends (undated)
20Financial records - payments, bills, checks1936-1948
21Financial records - taxes1933-1944
22Photographs. Family and friends. (negatives)1938-1938
23Press clippings on Nicolai Berezowsky activity as musician and composer1936-1949
24Private notes and invitations on exhibitions1940-1949