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Writings, 1872-1958 (continued)
Writings about SR (continued)
Biographical Materials (continued)
Satin, Sophie. Sergieĭ Vasil'evich Rakhmaninov, 1948 (continued)
Written for S. Bertensson and J. Leyda for the prologue of their book Sergei Rachmaninoff (1956)
BOX-FOLDER 51/29 Satin, Sophie. Written for Bertensson and Leyda, 1955
In Russian.
Written for S. Bertensson and J. Leyda's 1956 biography of SR, but not used.
Includes the Russian text of F. Tiutchev's poem Silentium (one of SR's favorite Russian verses) and English translation by Vladimir Nabokov.
BOX-FOLDER 51/30 Somov, Evgeniĭ. Sergeĭ Vasil'evich Rakhmaninov (Kratkiĭ biograficheskiĭ ocherk) (=Sergei Vasil'evich Rachmaninoff. Brief biographical essay), 1946
Excerpt of article published in Satin's Pamiati Rakhmaninova (=Memoirs of Rachmaninoff)
BOX-FOLDER 51/31 Thorp, Abner and Jeanne. Memories of the Master, after 1943
In English.
Wicker, Ireene. Rachmaninoff (Russian Composer and Pianist), undated
see Correspondence to SR: Wicker, Ireene
BOX-FOLDER 51/32 Miscellaneous posthumous memoirs about SR by M. Charles Foley, Josef Hofmann, Fëdor SHaliapin [Feodor Chaliapin], C. W. Spalding, and Julia Steinway
BOX 51-52 Text Material Related to Individual Works of SR
BOX-FOLDER 51/33 Aleko. Manuscript article about this work by L. Rimskiĭ, undated
Includes published version of article from Muzykal'naia ZHizn' (1972) and a program for the 1953 film version of the opera produced by Lenfilm.
BOX-FOLDER 51/34 The Bells, op. 35. Kolokola S. Rakhmaninova (=The Bells, by SR) by A. Al'shvang, 1940
Two copies
Includes German translations of lyrics.
BOX-FOLDER 51/35 Capriccio on Gypsy Themes, op. 12
(2 items)
BOX-FOLDER 51/36 Concerto no. 1, op. 1
(10 items)
BOX-FOLDER 51/37 Concerto no. 2, op. 18
(27 items)
BOX-FOLDER 51/38 Concerto no. 3, op. 30
(21 items)
BOX-FOLDER 51/39 Concerto no. 4, op. 40. Article by René Lévy about this work that was originally published in La Revue musicale, 1931
In French.
Includes four small negative-image photoreproductions of SR's holograph corrections.
BOX-FOLDER 51/40 Elegiac Trio, 1892
(2 items)
BOX-FOLDER 51/41 Francesca da Rimini. Published Russian language libretto for, and a related article about the opera, published in conjunction with its performance at Moscow's Bol'shoĭ Teatr on 9 May 1956
Includes a photoreproduction of the accompanying concert program.
BOX-FOLDER 51/42 The Isle of the Dead, op. 29
(10 items)
BOX-FOLDER 52/1 The Miserly Knight. English translation, prepared by Vladimir Nabokov of the text of Scene 2 (the Baron's aria, set in a cellar), 1942
BOX-FOLDER 52/2 Piano works, for two and four hands
(5 items)
BOX-FOLDER 52/3 Prince Rostislav, 1891
(2 items)
BOX-FOLDER 52/4 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43, November 1954
Typed transcription of an article by Richard Williams that was originally published in House Beautiful magazine.
BOX-FOLDER 52/5 The Rock, op. 7
(2 items)
BOX-FOLDER 52/6 Songs. Annotated typed lists of songs
In English and Russian.
BOX-FOLDER 52/7 Spring, op. 20
(2 items)
BOX-FOLDER 52/8 Symphonic Dances, op. 45
(13 items)
BOX-FOLDER 52/9 Symphony ("Youth Symphony" [IUnosheskaia Simfoniia], 1891
(3 items)
BOX-FOLDER 52/10 Symphony no. 1, op. 13
(75 items)
BOX-FOLDER 52/11 Symphony no. 2, op. 27: General information, up until 1944
(22 items)
BOX-FOLDER 52/12 Symphony no. 2, op. 27, circa 1945 and undated
(28 items)
BOX-FOLDER 52/13 Symphony no. 3, op. 44
(29 items)
BOX 52 Miscellaneous Publicity Material
BOX-FOLDER 52/14 Miscellaneous publicity material relating to editions and recordings of SR's works, undated
BOX 52 Writings of and about NR
BOX-FOLDER 52/15 Various materials
  • Typed transcriptions of correspondence of Natalie Rachmaninoff (NR)
  • Miscellaneous unidentified correspondence
  • Miscellaneous documentation, including clippings of published articles about, and obituaries for NR
  • Typescript of, and material relating to, NR's radio broadcast (written by Arthur Lourié, and shared with Vladimir Horowitz) to the Soviet Union, 27 March 1947
  • Original typescript of an essay, in Russian , titled "Pamiati N. A. Rakhmaninovoĭ" (=In Memory of Natalie Rachmaninoff) by Lolliĭ L'vov, 3 February 1951
BOX 52 Official Documents, 1918-1938
Includes travel visas, power of attorney documents, passports, and SR's honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 52/16 Travel visa for SR, NR and daughters, issued by the American Consulate General in Copenhagen, 17 September 1918
BOX-FOLDER 52/17 Certified copy of power of attorney document issued on behalf of SR's brother-in-law, Vladimir Satin, 16 April 1921
BOX-FOLDER 52/18 Copy of official document issued on behalf of Vladimir Satin, Emil Max Bölling and Wilhelm Baron Ungern-Sternberg, 7 May 1921
BOX-FOLDER 52/19 Diploma for the honorary Doctor of Music degree awarded to SR by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 24 January 1922
BOX-FOLDER 52/20 Power of attorney document, signed by SR on behalf of Vladimir Satin, 14 August 1922
BOX-FOLDER 52/21 Certificat d'identité for SR, issued by the Préfecture de Police, 2 October 1929
BOX-FOLDER 52/22 Passport for NR issued by the French Consulate at New York, 22 December 1938 and transit visa for NR issued by the Swiss government, Bern, 28 June 1939
BOX 52-53, 59, 61 Awards, Honors and Tributes, 1920-1974
In addition to certificates and awards, this series contains unique and elaborately decorated presentation volumes created in homage to SR and NR. There are also poems, congratulatory messages on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday, and memorial concert programs.
BOX 52-53, 61 General Information and other Materials
BOX-FOLDER 52/23 List of awards and honors received by SR
(87 items)
Compiled by Sophie Satin.
BOX-FOLDER 61/1 Certificates from the American International Academy, 1937-1938
One certificate confers on SR an honorary life membership, 30 October 1937; and two documents of the Cross of Academic Honor, 16 November 1937 and 12 December 1938.
BOX-FOLDER 52/24 National Geographic Society certificate of SR's election, 13 November 1940
BOX-FOLDER 52/25 Membership cards for SR, 1942-1943
(4 items)
For the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); Philharmonic-Symphony Society League of New York; and the National Association for American Composers and Conductors.
BOX-FOLDER 53/1 National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences plaque accompanied by document in recognition of the nomination of SR's recordings (The Complete Rachmaninoff, vols. 1, 2, 3) as Classical Album of the Year, 1973, January 1974
(2 items)
BOX 53, 59, 61 Presentation Volumes
BOX-FOLDER 61/2 "Kolokola / Rakhmaninova" (=The Bells/ by SR), 1922
Presentation volume commemorating the American première performance of SR's The Bells, on 6 February 1920; performed by soloists Florence Hinkle (soprano), Arthur Hackett (tenor), Frederick Patton (bass), with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus, Leopold Stokowski, conductor.
Includes the name of this volume's creator, James H. W. Althouse, dated Philadelphia, 1922.
BOX-FOLDER 59/1 "Sergieiu Vasil'evichu Rakhmaninovu..." (=To SR...), 1926
Presentation document signed by its artist, Alekseĭ Remizov, Paris.
BOX-FOLDER 61/3 "Sergieiu Vasil'evichu / Rakhmaninovu / Russkie Invalidy" (=To SR, [from] Russian Invalids), 1928
Presentation document with signatures of three officials.
BOX-FOLDER 59/2 "Sergieiu Vasil'evichu Rakhmaninovu / Blagodarnaia Russkaia / Koloniia v Parizhe" (=To SR, in gratitude [from] the Russian community of Paris), 16 March 1932
BOX-FOLDER 59/3 1892-1932 / Sergieiu Vasil'evichu / Rakhmaninovu / ot pochitateleĭ ego / talanta (=To SR from the admirers of his talent)
Presentation volume bears signatures of 75 individuals affiliated with the Russian Academic Union in North America.
BOX-FOLDER 61/4 Briusel' / 3 Maia 1933 (=Brussels [Belgium], 3 May 1933
Presentation document contains a handwritten message, in Russian, addressed to "the esteemed and dear Sergei Vasil'evich [Rachmaninoff]" on the occasion of both his sixtieth birthday and fortieth anniversary of his artistic career.
BOX-FOLDER 59/4 Sergieiu Vasil'evichu Rakhmaninovu... (=To SR...), 5 May 1933
Presentation volume, its first recto page bears the signature of the artist, Alekseĭ Remizov (in both Cyrillic and Roman characters).
BOX-FOLDER 61/5 Sergieiu Vasil'evichu Rakhmaninovu... (=To SR...), 5 May 1933
Presentation document calligraphed in Cyrillic script.
BOX-FOLDER 59/5 Son Tat'iany (=Tatiana's Dream), 8 September 1933
Presentation volume, created by SR's granddaughter Sophie Wolkonsky, consisting of a handwritten Russian text apparently inspired by an episode in Pushkin's poem Evgeniĭ Onegin. The cover bears its handwritten title and date, as well as a watercolor illustration of a bear. The volume's first recto page bears an inscription in Russian reading "to my grandmother."
BOX-FOLDER 59/6 Sergieiu Vasil'evichu Rakhmaninovu... (=To SR...), undated
Presentation document calligraphed in Cyrillic script and signed by fourteen individuals. This single-folio document exhibits watercolor illustrations (of traditional Russian Easter foods) and decorative graphics.
BOX-FOLDER 53/2 Rachmaninoff, by Howard Taubman, undated
Presentation volume.
BOX-FOLDER 59/7 In Memoriam / Sergei Vassilievich Rachmaninoff, circa 1943
Memorial presentation volume from the Board of Directors of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) presented on the occasion of SR's death.
BOX-FOLDER 61/6 Presentation volume consisting of 10 blank pages; its cover bears the Cyrillic initials "C.P." (=SR) in gold tooling
BOX 53 Tributes to SR
BOX-FOLDER 53/3 Poems in tribute to SR
(8 items)
Additional poems dedicated to SR are attached to correspondence housed in the Correspondence to SR subseries.
BOX-FOLDER 53/4 Tributes for SR's 60th birthday: United States and France
(14 items)
BOX-FOLDER 53/5 Tributes for SR's 60th birthday: Soviet Union
(16 items)
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