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Szigeti archive / Szigeti-Levine correspondence (MSS 58)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 58

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence between Joseph Szigeti and accompanist Joseph Levine with whom he often performed.

Dates

  • 1946-1973

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Hungarian born violinist Joseph Sgizeti studied and traveled extensively in Europe prior to immigrating emigrated to the United States in 1939 to escape the rise of Nazism. Though ultimately remaining in the United States and becoming a naturalized citizen, Szigeti continued his extensive international touring schedule for most of his life. Joseph Levine was both a pianist and conductor who studied under Josef Hofmann and Fritz Reiner prior to his graduation in 1937.

Extent

1.1 Linear feet ((1) binder in photo box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The correspondence is arranged in chronological order in a binder with a preface by the donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of L. Dennis Shapiro in 2011

Title
Szigeti Archive/Szigeti-Levine correspondence (MSS 58)
Status
Completed
Author
Kristina Wilson
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
revised 2017

Repository Details

Part of the Archives Repository

Contact:
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Philadelphia PA 19103 United States