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BOX 21 Material Regarding Backstage of the Soul, a Projected Opera
The Material Regarding Backstage Of The Soul (a projected opera) consists of libretti, programs, etc.
Arrangement is by format.
BOX-FOLDER 21/9 Correspondence between NL and Peter Herman Adler: 3 items, dated 1970-1971.
BOX-FOLDER 21/10 Copy of the play from which NL derived the libretto for this projected opera: [Evréinoff, Nikolai Nikolajewitsch. Die Kulissen der Seele, monodrama. Translated into German by Franz Theodor Csokor. Vienna: Verlag der Wiener Graphischen Werkstätte, 1920, 23 p.]
See also: correspondence between Evréinoff and NL, Box 19, Folder 16.
Annotated by NL
BOX-FOLDER 21/11 Drafts of the libretto: 24 p., typed, in English, annotated by NL.
BOX 22 Writings by Nikolai Lopatnikoff
The Writings by Nikolai Lopatnikoff series consists of monographs and articles.
Arrangement is alphabetical by title.
BOX-FOLDER 22/1 "A Composer's Problems," undated, 8 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 22/1 "A Composer's Problems," undated, 9 p., typed, with annotations in NL's hand.
BOX-FOLDER 22/2 "Biographical excerpt from a letter to Lester Trimble, Aug. 18, 1974," 2 p., typed. Subject: NL relates his first meetings with Aaron Copland and Serge Koussevitzky.
BOX-FOLDER 22/3 "Chorgesang in Estland" ["Choral Music in Estonia," German], undated, 4 p., typed, with annotations in NL's hand. Inscribed in Russian and German by NL: "For the publication Die Musikpflege - Berlin."
BOX-FOLDER 22/4 "Das Chorgesangwesen in Finnland" [German], undated, 9 p., typed, with holograph annotations.
BOX-FOLDER 22/5 "The Composer and his Audience," undated, 3 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 22/6 "Composers [sic] Forums in Pittsburgh," published in Carnegie Magazine, January 1963, p. 21-22.
BOX-FOLDER 22/7 "Ernst Toch (1887-1964)," undated, 3 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 22/8 "Darius Milhauds Christophe Colomb" [German], undated, 4 p., typed, with holograph annotations.
BOX-FOLDER 22/9 "Estonian Republic Cultivates Thriving Musical Activity," published in Musical Courier, 1935 Mar 19, 1 p.
BOX-FOLDER 22/10 "Junge finnische Komponisten" [German], published in Melos, July-August 1934, p. 229-232.
See also: "Nuoret Suomalaiset Säveltäjät," below.
BOX-FOLDER 22/11 "Neue amerikanische Musik in Berlin" [German], undated, 4 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 22/12 "Neu-Russische Musik" [German], published in Kölnische Zeitung, 1928 Mar 12, 1 p.
BOX-FOLDER 22/13 "Nuoret Suomalaiset Säveltäjät" ["Young Finnish Composers," Finnish], published in an unidentified publication, dated December 1934, p. 237-238.
See also: "Junge finnische Komponisten," above
BOX-FOLDER 22/13 [Author unnamed.] Newspaper review of the above article, from an unidentified publication in German, undated, 1 p.
BOX-FOLDER 22/14 "O sovremennoĭ muzyke" ["On Modern Music," Russian], a lecture presented to the Estonian Academic Society of Musicians in Tallinn; undated, but probably from 1933 according to an accompanying document in Sara Henderson Hay Lopatnikoff's hand [?]; 18 p. holograph draft.
BOX-FOLDER 22/15 "On Teaching Composition," undated, 2 p. holograph draft.
BOX-FOLDER 22/15 "On Teaching Composition," undated, 1 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 22/16 Reminiscence of Ernst Toch," broadcast over radio station KPFK-FM, Los Angeles, December 1967; 5 p. holograph draft.
BOX-FOLDER 22/16 "Reminiscence of Ernst Toch," final draft of above, 3 p., typed, with copy.
BOX-FOLDER 22/17 "Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5," a lecture prepared for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Twentieth Century Masterpieces" series, broadcast on 1957 Sep 8; 11 p., typed.
See also: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation correspondence, Box 19, Folder 7
BOX-FOLDER 22/18 "Sketch for a Self-Portrait," dated 1960, 4 p., typed. Subject: Autobiographical information; trends in twentieth century music; the role of commissions, grants and fellowships in the life of the composer. Written in response to a request from Oliver Daniel, dated 1960 Aug 9.
See also: Broadcast Music, Inc. correspondence file, Box 19, Folder 6
BOX-FOLDER 22/19 "Some Basic Views on Teaching Harmony," undated, 6 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 22/20 "Virolainen Musiikki" ["Estonian Music," Finnish], published in an unidentified publication in February 1935, p. 29-31.
BOX-FOLDER 22/21 Untitled. ("Graduate study in composition..."); dated 1962 Sep 28, 1 p. holograph draft.
BOX-FOLDER 22/22 Untitled. ("I should like to begin this discussion..."); dated 1964 Jun 8, 3 p. holograph draft.
BOX-FOLDER 22/23 Untitled. ("In my view..."); undated, 1 p. holograph draft. Subject: The status of music in modern society and speculations on its future.
BOX-FOLDER 22/23 Untitled. ("In my view..."); undated, 1 p., typed, with copy.
BOX-FOLDER 22/24 Untitled. ("It seems to me that the second half of this question..."); undated, 1 p. holograph draft. Subject: The role of harmony in aesthetic evaluation.
BOX-FOLDER 22/24 Untitled. ("It seems to me that the second half of this question..."); undated, 1 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 22/25 Untitled. ("Mr. Feldman mentioned discipline..."); undated, 6 p. holograph draft, and 1 p. typed, with annotations in NL's hand. Subject: Definitions of various musical terminology.
BOX-FOLDER 22/25 Untitled. ("Mr. Feldman mentioned discipline..."); undated, 1 p., typed, with copy.
BOX-FOLDER 22/26 Untitled. ("Music is a difficult art to explain..."); undated, 2 p., typed. Subject: Musical interpretation; the composer and his audience; music as a means of communication.
BOX-FOLDER 22/27 Untitled. ("My name is Nikolai Lopatnikoff..."); dated "circa 1965," 1 p. holograph draft. Subject: Biographical information.
BOX-FOLDER 22/28 Untitled. ("Triad up to 1700..."); undated, 1 p. holograph draft. Subject: An introduction to a lecture on creativity in contemporary music.
BOX-FOLDER 22/28 Untitled. ("Triad up to 1700..."); undated, 1 p., typed, with copy.
BOX-FOLDER 22/29 Untitled. ("We live in a predominantly..."); labelled "Carnegie Conference" in NL's hand, undated, 6 p., typed. Subject: A discussion of the status of the creative artist in contemporary culture.
BOX 22 Writings about Nikolai Lopatnikoff
The Writings about Nikolai Lopatnikoff series consists of monographs and articles.
Arrangement is alphabetical by author and title.
BOX-FOLDER 22/30 Diamond, David. "Nikolai Lopatnikoff, 1903-1976," published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, second series, no. 28. New York: 1978, p. 97-99.
BOX-FOLDER 22/31 Gilman, Lawrence. "Notes on the Program": Program notes for a New York Philharmonic Symphony Society concert featuring a performance of NL's Introduction and Scherzo, op. 10; undated, 2 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 22/32 Hillyer, Raphael. Program notes (English text) for a concert program, dated 1952 Mar 29, on which NL's Concertino, op. 30, was included; one two-fold program, 6 p.
BOX-FOLDER 22/33 Author unknown. Published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, second series, no. 14. New York: 1964. NL's election to the Institute is noted on p. 323.
BOX-FOLDER 22/34 Author unknown. Program notes (English text) regarding NL's Introduction and Scherzo, op. 10; undated, 2 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 22/35 Author unknown. Program notes (German text) regarding NL and his Concerto no. 2, op. 15, for piano and orchestra; undated, 3 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 22/36 Author unknown. Program notes (English text) regarding NL's Concerto, op. 26, for violin and orchestra; undated, 1 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 22/37 Author unknown. Program notes for a Cleveland Orchestra concert program book regarding NL's life and work; undated, 1 p.
BOX-FOLDER 22/38 Author unknown (possibly NL). "Early Articles about Nikolai Lopatnikoff," undated, 1 p., typed, with copy. Subject: Bibliography.
BOX 23 Press Reviews and Articles Relating to Nikolai Lopatnikoff, 1920-1979
The Press Reviews and Articles Relating to Nikolai Lopatnikoff series consists of a scrapbook and clippings.
Arranged is by format and chronological by date.
BOX-FOLDER 23/1 Press clippings: 1920-1939 (17 items).
BOX-FOLDER 23/2 Press clippings: 1940-1949 (30 items).
BOX-FOLDER 23/3 Press clippings: 1950-1959 (22 items).
BOX-FOLDER 23/4 Press clippings: 1960-1979 (26 items).
BOX 23 Scrapbook, brass-covered, containing press reviews and articles regarding NL; inclusive dates: 1921 Apr 2 through 1950 Feb 15.
BOX 24 Biographical Data
The Biographical Data series consists of family geneology and brief histories of the Nikolai Lopatnikoff and family.
Arrangement is by format.
BOX-FOLDER 24/1 Document (in Sara Henderson Hay Lopatnikoff's hand?) in ink, 1 p. (2 sides), detailing names of Lopatnikoff family members.
BOX-FOLDER 24/2 Document, 5 p., typed, apparently written by Sara Henderson Hay Lopatnikoff after NL's death.
BOX-FOLDER 24/3 Document, 3 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 24/4 Document containing biographical information about Sara Henderson Hay Lopatnikoff (most likely written by SHHL herself), 2 p., typed.
BOX 24 Official Documents
The Official Documents series consists of personal and legal papers of Nikolai Lopatnikoff.
Arrangement is by format.
BOX-FOLDER 24/5 Student identification card; issued 1916 Sep 1 at Petrograd; in Russian.
BOX-FOLDER 24/6 NL's student enrollment form for the first semester at the Petrograd Conservatory; dated "1917-1918"; in Russian.
BOX-FOLDER 24/7 Graduation certificate and grade report from the Helsingfors-Aleksandrov High School, Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland; 1 document, dated 1919; in Russian.
BOX-FOLDER 24/8 Student grade reports from the Karlsruhe (Germany) Badische Technische Hochschüle: two documents, dated 1923 and 1927; in German.
BOX-FOLDER 24/9 Marriage certificate of NL and Eleanor Lashchinsky; issued 1926 Aug 17 at Strasbourg, France; in French.
BOX-FOLDER 24/10 Contract for a projected operetta, "Miss Universe"; dated 1932 Jun 7; in German. Also included: NL's English translation of this document, 1 p., typed.
BOX-FOLDER 24/11 Birth certificate (replacement) for Eleanor Lashchinsky Lopatnikoff; issued 1935 Jun 13 at Lausanne, Switzerland; in French.
BOX-FOLDER 24/12 Legal document regarding Eleanor Lashchinsky Lopatnikoff; issued 1936 Apr 29 at Viipuri, Finland; in Finnish.
BOX-FOLDER 24/13 Student grade reports from the Tallinn (Estonia) Jewish School; four documents, dated between 1934 and 1936; in Estonian.
BOX-FOLDER 24/14 Student activities card ("Liikmekaart"); dated 1936; in Estonian.
BOX-FOLDER 24/15 Certificate of membership in the British Performing Right Society; dated 1938 Apr 21.
BOX-FOLDER 24/16 NL's Estonian passport ("Eesti Vabariik"); issued 1938 Jun 30 at London.
BOX-FOLDER 24/17 NL's United States Certificate of Naturalization; issued 1944 Jun 6 at New York.
BOX-FOLDER 24/18 NL's American passport, issued 1971 Apr 27 at New York; slip of paper with handwritten number (holograph?), possibly NL's social security number.
BOX-FOLDER 24/19 Expense reports: documents detailing financial agreements between NL and his uncle, Max von Jung; for 1917: two documents, in German and in Russian; for 1930-36: seventeen documents, mostly slips of paper, in German.
BOX 5, 25-26, Map Case 3 Miscellaneous
The Miscellaneous series consists of various items not otherwise related to the collection materials.
Arrangement is by format.
BOX-FOLDER 25/1 Promotional brochures (13 items) from the following publishers: Broadcast Music, Inc. (one); Hug & Co. (three); Leeds Music Corp. (three); MCA Music (two); Russischer Musikverlag (one); B. Schott's Söhne (two, dated 1934).
BOX-FOLDER 25/2 Catalogs (two) of works commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation: one is 12 p., with a 1 p. supplement; the other is 7 p., dated "1944" in script.
BOX-FOLDER 25/3 Program from a performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by the Cleveland Orchestra, dated 1935 Feb 5.
BOX-FOLDER 25/4 Prescription label, dated 1934 Oct 23, from a Reval (Tallinn), Estonia, pharmacy; in Estonian (front), Russian (verso), and German (script).
BOX-FOLDER 25/5 [Akhmatova, Anna. Chëtki. [Rosary.] (Poems, Book 2). [St.] Petersburg: [unnamed publisher], 1923, 114 p.] A holograph musical sketch is included on verso of the frontispiece; the frontispiece itself bears a small reproduction of a painting (?) of Akhmatova.
BOX-FOLDER 25/6 [Körner, Theo A. and Rathke-Bernburger, Otto. Instrumentations-Tabelle. Leipzig: Verlag Anton J. Benjamin, 1927, 3 p. and 6 fold-out pages.]
BOX-FOLDER 25/7 Concert programs in which NL's works were included; includes related publicity: 1921-1929, 32 items.
BOX-FOLDER 25/8 Concert programs in which NL's works were included; includes related publicity: 1930-1939, 20 items.
BOX-FOLDER 25/9 Concert programs in which NL's works were included; includes related publicity: 1940-1949, 20 items.
BOX-FOLDER 25/10 Concert programs in which NL's works were included; includes related publicity: 1950-, 20 items.
BOX-FOLDER 5/11 Concert programs in which NL's works were included; includes related publicity: undated, 7 items.
BOX-FOLDER 25/12 Miscellaneous, 4 items.
BOX-FOLDER 26/1 Autograph book.
BOX-FOLDER 26/2 Large scrapbook containing newspaper clippings relating to NL's Festival Overture, op. 40, commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and premiered on 1960 Oct 12 in Detroit.
MAPCASE-DRAWER 3/1 Large rolled prints (two) of Felix Mendelssohn.
BOX 26 Metal and wood printing plate bearing the likeness of Felix Mendelssohn.
BOX-FOLDER 26/3 Several large envelopes and folders used by NL to house sketches and copyists' scores of his works; some include publication information.
BOX 27 Iconography
The Iconography series consists of photographs of Nikolai Lopatnikoff, family, and others as well as a scrapbook album.
Arrangement is in two subseries and then by subject.
A. Photographs of NL, his family, and photographs including NL.
BOX-FOLDER 27/1 NL; photograph, ca. 1930.
BOX-FOLDER 27/2 NL; photograph, ca. 1930.
BOX-FOLDER 27/3 NL; postcard photograph of newspaper clippings and publicity material, ca. 1932.
BOX-FOLDER 27/4 NL; photograph of drawing by Swan, dated 1940s.
BOX-FOLDER 27/5 NL; photograph, dated 1950s. Photographer: Bernice B. Perry, Wilton, NH.
BOX-FOLDER 27/6 NL; photograph, dated 1951. Photographer: Ilsa Hofman, New York, NY.
BOX-FOLDER 27/7 NL; photograph, dated 8 December 1954.
BOX-FOLDER 27/8 NL; photograph, dated May 1963. Photographer: Pach Bros., New York, NY.
BOX-FOLDER 27/9 NL; photograph, ca. 1970.
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