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Articles and Clippings, 1892-1973 (continued)
Russia and Soviet Union (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 57/22 English-language articles from Soviet publications, 1943-1945
(10 items)
BOX 60, 62 Scrapbooks
BOX-FOLDER 60/1 Scrapbook of 45 printed concert programs for SR performances, 1918-1919
Includes venues in Sweden, Norway, United States, and Canada.
BOX-FOLDER 62/1 Scrapbook of obituaries announcing SR's death, March-May 1943
Contains clippings from newspapers and journals, in English and Russian.
Contents (both pages and clippings) are extremely fragile.
BOX 58 Financial Papers, 1918-1937
Includes contracts, receipts, and statements of donations made by SR to Soviet citizens between 1921 and 1932, as well as miscellaneous financial materials.
BOX 58 Contracts
BOX-FOLDER 58/1 Contracts, 1918-1922
Includes copies of contracts between SR and Charles A. Ellis, Thomas A. Edison, Charles J. Foley, George Engle, and Symphony Society of New York.
BOX 58 Receipts and Statements for Donations Made to Soviet Citizens
BOX-FOLDER 58/2 1921
(12 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/3 1923 (American Relief Organization)
(55 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/4 1923 (Moscow National Bank [Moskovskiĭ Narodnyĭ Bank])
(90 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/5 1924
(150 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/6 1925
(179 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/7 1926
(178 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/8 1927
(155 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/9 1928 (Guaranty Trust Company of New York; American Express Company; and others)
(39 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/10 1928 (Vserossiĭskiĭ Kooperativnyĭ Bank; Gosudarstvennyĭ Bank; Moscow National Bank [Moskovskiĭ Narodnyĭ Bank])
(165 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/11 1929
(163 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/12 1930
(160 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/13 1931
(113 items)
BOX-FOLDER 58/14 1932
(36 items)
BOX 58 Miscellany
BOX-FOLDER 58/15 Expenditures for performance by SR at the Salle Pleyel, Paris 2 April 1937
(7 items)
Compiled by concert agent Marcel de Valmalète.
BOX 63-69 MAPCASE 5 Iconography, 1885-1992
Original photographs; photographic reproductions of original photographs; reproductions of other images of Rachmaninoff, generally from published sources, and of paintings, sculptures and renderings portraying the composer. This series also contains photographs of family members, of identified and unidentified individuals, and of places or events.
Large posters and oversize iconographic material have been housed within the Music Division's Map Case 5, Drawer 15. Individual folder numbers within the drawer are provided.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 63, 66, 69 MAPCASE 5 Photographs of SR Alone
BOX-FOLDER 63/1 SR in his youth, circa 1883
Reproduction of an original photograph. Matted print ; 17.7 x 12.8 cm (24.2 x 18.7 cm with mat)
BOX-FOLDER 63/2 SR age 12, at the time of his entrance to the Moscow Conservatory, 1885
2 identical prints, reproductions of an original photograph; both 16.9 x 12.3 cm (24.5 x 18.6 cm with mat)
BOX-FOLDER 66/1 Composition class of Nikolaĭ Zverev at the Moscow Conservatory, circa 1886-1887
Reproduction of an original photograph; matted print ; 17.2 x 24.1 cm (25.2 x 31.1 cm with mat)
Zverev is at the center of the photograph; SR, fourth from the right, is standing at Zverev's right shoulder; Aleksandr Scriabin is seated second from the left.
BOX-FOLDER 63/3 SR age 19, at the completion of his years at the Moscow Conservatory, 1892
2 prints, reproductions of an original photograph; unmatted print 16.9 x 12.3 cm; matted print 17.5 x 12.4 cm (24.7 x 18.8 cm with mat)
Verso of the matted print bears an inscription in the hand of Sophie Satin indicating SR's age in this photograph as between 22 and 24 years old [i.e., between 1895 and 1897]
BOX-FOLDER 63/4 SR, wearing hat, with small dog (spaniel) on lap, circa 1899-1900
Matted print ; 12.5 x 8.6 cm (21.3 x 16.1 cm with mat)
Verso bears an English inscription by S. Satin: "Rachmaninoff visiting his friends Mr. & Mrs. Kreutzer (near Voronezh) in about 1899-1900."
BOX-FOLDER 63/5 SR with large dog (Newfoundland), undated (circa 1902?)
Reproduction of an original photograph ; 16.6 x 11.4 cm.
The recto bears an inscription by SR in Russian, dated 1902.
BOX-FOLDER 63/6 SR, inscribed by him in Russian, 1906
Reproduction of an original photograph ; 17.2 x 11.5 cm.
The recto bears an inscription by SR in Russian.
BOX-FOLDER 63/7 SR studio portrait, by photographer R. F. Brodovskiĭ (Moscow)
16.5 x 10.4 cm (image: 13.0 x 9.2 cm)
BOX-FOLDER 63/8 SR reading score, circa 1904-1910
2 prints: print "A" is an original print, 14.2 x 11.4 cm ; print "B" 15.0 x 11.4 cm (20.5 x 12.8 cm with large border)
BOX-FOLDER 63/9 SR at writing desk, outdoors, circa 1909
2 prints: print "A," a matted print, 14.6 x 11.0 cm (22.5 x 17.8 cm with mat) ; print " B," 7.6 x 5.6 cm.
Print "B" bears on its verso an inscription in Russian by S. Satin that reads "S. V. Rachmaninoff at Ivanovka (Tambov) writing the Third [Piano] Concerto [op. 30, 1909].
BOX-FOLDER 63/10 SR seated, inscribed by SR in German to N. Franko, New York, 2 February 1910
Reproduction of an original photograph ; 25.4 x 20.7 cm.
Photographer: Anderern [?]
BOX-FOLDER 63/11 SR in profile, inscribed by SR in Russian to Nikolaĭ Medtner, 29 April 1910
Reproduction of an original photograph; 18.2 x 12.0 cm.
18.0 x 12.7 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 63/13 SR on riverbank, circa 1901
2 prints, plus photographic negative; print "A" is a matted print, 12.9 x 8.9 cm (21.6 x 16.2 cm with mat) ; print "B" 16.1 x 11.8 cm.
Print "A" verso contains an inscription in English that reads "Visiting his friends in Khoper River, Saratov, about 1901."
BOX-FOLDER 63/14 SR facing camera, right hand on chin, printed signature, Moscow, 28 April 1910
Printed photograph ; 23.3 x 14.2 cm (image area measures 14.3 x 9.8 cm)
Includes a four-measure quotation from the Concerto no. 3, op. 30 (first theme, first movement)
BOX-FOLDER 63/15 SR in his first automobile, ‘Lorelei,' at Ivanovka, 1912
Reproduction of an original photograph ; 10.2 x 12.5 cm.
Photographer: Natalia Rachmaninoff.
BOX-FOLDER 63/16 SR wearing hat, with dog (beagle mix, in foreground), 1912-1913
Matted print ; 17.7 x 12.7 cm (24.6 x 18.3 cm with mat)
Inscription, by S. Satin, in English that reads "Rachmaninoff with his dog Bayan. Ivanovka, about 1912-13."
BOX-FOLDER 63/17 SR in profile, 1918
Photographic reproduction on a postcard printed by Wilhem Hansen's Musikforlag (Copenhagen) ; 13.9 x 8.9 cm.
Print "B" is a cut-out of SR's head from the same photographic postcard, it is accompanied by a small white envelope in which this cut-out was housed, and which bears an inscription, by S. Satin, in Russian, that reads "Small things / Serezha" [i.e., SR].
BOX-FOLDER 63/18 SR standing at redwood tree, at Bohemian Club Grove, Calif., 1919
25.7 x 17.8 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 63/19 SR seated, wearing hat, in Calif., 1919
2 prints: print "A," with a matte finish, 16.9 x 12.3 cm . ; print "B," with a glossy finish, is a matted print 16.4 x 12.2 cm (25.0 x 19.3 cm with mat)
Print "B" verso bears the inscription, by S. Satin, in English: "photo / from Etude no 205. 1919 / California."
BOX-FOLDER 63/20 SR passport photograph
4.9 x 3.6 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 63/21 SR at the piano, facing camera, left hand on forehead
Reproduction of an original photograph ; 16.8 x 10.6 cm.
Photographer: Hay-Wrightson.
BOX-FOLDER 63/22 SR at the piano
2 prints: print "A," 25.5 x 20.3 cm. ; print "B," 24.6 x 18.8 cm.
Photographer: Mishkin (New York)
BOX-FOLDER 63/23 SR, head shot, left hand on chin, undated
25.8 x 20.3 cm.
Photographer: Rembrandt (New York?)
BOX-FOLDER 66/2 SR in overcoat, gloves and cane, facing camera, circa 1920
2 prints: print "A," 22.8 x 15.7 cm. ; print "B," 23.9 x 18.9 cm. (33.4 x 26.1 cm. with mat)
Photographer: Mishkin.
BOX-FOLDER 66/3 SR, facing camera, hands in pockets, circa 1920
Studio portrait, 18.5 x 14.0 cm.
Photographer: Swaine.
BOX-FOLDER 63/24 SR in hammock reading, circa 1920
2 prints: print "A," 7.7 x 13.8 cm ; print "B" 7.8 x 13.4 cm.
Print "A" verso bears an inscription, by S. Satin, in English: "Summer 1920-21 / or 1922-23 / New Jersey. Locust Point."
BOX-FOLDER 63/25 SR seated at his desk, 2 November 1923
18.6 x 24.6 cm.
Verso bears a typed description, in English, that reads "An informal pose of Rachmaninoff at his desk. This is not the desk which Mme. Rachmaninoff presented to the Museum of Art in Moscow." The words "Museum of Art in Moscow" have been crossed out in pencil, replaced by the words "Library of Congress," by S. Satin. Satin's inscription, from 23 March 1959, continues: "The Museum of Music [in Moscow] sent 3 times men to measure / the desk, but never took it from Steinway. Finally, the family gave / the desk to the L. C. archive."
Photographer: Steinway & Sons.
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