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Vladimir Sokoloff collection (MSS 22)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 22
The collection includes correspondence, programs, clippings, and recordings

Dates

  • 1930s-1980s

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

4.1 Linear feet ((2) storage boxes, (2) archival boxes, (1) photo binder, (1) custom size box)

Overview

Materials documenting the career of Vladimir Sokoloff as a pianist, accompanist, and member of the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music.

Biographical / Historical

Vladimir Sokoloff studied accompanying and chamber music at the Curtis Institute of Music (1929-38) and was a member of the faculty (1938-1993), where he taught vocal repertoire, accompanying, and chamber music, and directed the concert division. As a performer he played piano duets with his wife Eleanor Blum Sokoloff, served at the pianist for the Philadelphia Orchestra (1938-50) and was the accompanist of a number of musicians associated with the school, including Efrem Zimbalist, and the Curtis String Quartet.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following series: 1. Subject and correspondence files 2. Scrapbooks, programs, and clippings 3. Personal and family papers 4. Photographs 5. Recordings (private and commercial) 6. Manuscripts (compositions performed)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collected from his office after his retirement in 1995.
Title
Vladimir Sokoloff Collection (MSS 22)
Status
completed
Author
Barbara Benedett
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • June 2018: edited and expanded to include file list of correspodents and subjects

Repository Details

Part of the Curtis Institute of Music Archives Repository

Contact:
1720 Locust St
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States