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Clara Rockmore Collection

Abstract

Title:
Clara Rockmore Collection
Author/Creator:
Rockmore, Clara
Collection number:
08-51-Rockmore
Size:
8.25 Linear Feet
Bulk dates:
1930-1980
Inclusive dates:
1898-1996
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Clara Rockmore (1911-1998) was trained as a violinist and later became a premiere thereminist. She was born Klara Reisenberg in Vilna, Lithuania. By the age of four, she had enrolled in the St. Petersburg Conservatory to study with Leopold Auer. Later, after immigrating to the U.S. in the mid-1920s she met Leon Theremin and became an expert on the Theremin. She married the producer Robert Rockmore in 1933. Her sister was the pianist Nadia Reisenberg and her nephew the broadcaster Robert Sherman. (The Nadia Reisenberg Papers are held in IPAM and the Robert Sherman Papers are held in SCPA.) Much of the Rockmore collection documents her career as a thereminist during the 1930s and 1940s, although there are also items from her early childhood and late adult years. It includes reviews, articles, correspondence, writings, photographs, scrapbooks, books, and scores.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Clara Rockmore Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/3289
Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Clara Rockmore (1911-1998) trained and performed as a violinist during her youth; later she became one of the most acclaimed thereminists. In 1915, at the age of four, she became the youngest student admitted into the St. Petersburg Conservatory where she studied with Leopold Auer. After coming to the United States in the mid-1920s, she began to experience joint and muscular pains which prevented her from continuing a career as a violinist. Around the same time, she met Leon Theremin, becoming his student and close friend, and also met and married the producer and lawyer Robert Rockmore.

During the subsequent two decades, Clara Rockmore played the theremin in a series of concerts in New York and throughout the United States. She frequently performed with her sister, the pianist Nadia Reisenberg. During the early 1940s she toured with Paul Robeson, an acquaintance made through her husband.

After several years outside the public eye, Rockmore released a recording in 1977 that brought her renewed attention and acclaim. She developed a following among those interested in more contemporary electronic instruments; among others Robert Moog, made her acquaintance and began to help her document her life story. In 1993, documentary filmmaker Steve Martin created a movie about the history of the Theremin which featured Rockmore and her instrument. During the late 1990s, a series of festivals honored Theremin and Rockmore.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Clara Rockmore Collection covers the period from 1898 to 1996. The collection consists of clippings, programs, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks and scores related to Rockmore's career as a musician and her personal life. Among the most significant holdings include correspondence between Rockmore and Theremin, scores adapted for performance on the theremin, and photographs from Rockmore's early childhood.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Donated by her nephew, Robert Sherman, to the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library in August 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Christina Taylor Gibson, July 2008; updated July 2009 and December 2012 by Vin Novara; updated September 2014 by Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Colleen McKnight, November 2007. Edited by Mary Crauderueff, September 2008 and Cassandra N. Berman, November 2009. Edited by Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez, September 2014.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Articles and Reviews, ca.1910-1998 (1.00 Linear Feet)

This series contains articles and reviews written about Rockmore and her performances from throughout her career. Holdings are particularly strong for the years 1934-1948 when Rockmore toured in the United States. However, there are additional articles, many of them in Russian and Hebrew, that appear to be from earlier years, and several articles from quite late in Rockmore's career. Materials are arranged chronologically by subject matter.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Articles and Reviews, pre-1934 series 1box 1folder 1
Articles and Reviews, 1934 series 1box 1folder 2
Articles and Reviews, 1936 series 1box 1folder 3
Articles and Reviews, 1937 series 1box 1folder 4
Articles and Reviews, 1938 series 1box 1folder 5
Articles and Reviews, 1945 series 1box 1folder 6
Articles and Reviews, 1947 series 1box 1folder 7
Articles and Reviews, 1948 series 1box 1folder 8
Articles and Reviews, 1960s series 1box 1folder 9
Articles and Reviews, 1970s series 1box 1folder 10
Articles and Reviews, 1980s series 1box 1folder 11
Articles and Reviews, 1990s series 1box 1folder 12
Articles and Reviews, 2003-2008 series 1box 1folder 13
Articles and Reviews, undated series 1box 1folder 14
Miscellaneous Articles and Reviews from dismantled scrapbook, ca.1922 series 1box 1folder 15
Misc. Russian Clippings, Articles, and Reviews, 1966-1994 series 1box 2folder 1
Periodicals -- Note: Oversize magazine articles stored in Box 5, 1978-1996 series 1box 2folder 2

Series 2: Projects, Festivals, and Exhibits, ca.1983-1997 (3 Folders)

This series contains information about the composer Jacques Serrano's sonic dance project, director Steve Martin's documentary film, Theremin, and two festivals featuring music and scholarship related to the Theremin. Materials are arranged chronologically by subject matter.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Jacques Serrano project, ca.1983 series 2box 2folder 3
Steve Martin movie, 1990-1996 series 2box 2folder 4
Theremin festivals, 1994, 1997 series 2box 2folder 5

Series 3: Programs, Publicity, and Tour Arrangements, 1932-1990 (0.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains programs, posters, press packets, and tour schedules dating principally from the 1930s and 1940s. Materials are arranged by subject matter.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Concert programs, 1932-1947 series 3box 2folder 6
General publicity, 1934-1990 series 3box 2folder 7
Press packet, undated series 3box 2folder 8
Itineraries, ca.1940, 1975 series 3box 2folder 9

Series 4: Writings and Correspondence, ca.1924-1998 (1.00 Linear Feet)

Much of this series consists of Rockmore's correspondence and articles or information about her most frequent correspondents. Additional folders include Robert Rockmore's correspondence, Robert Sherman's correspondence about Clara Rockmore, and condolence letters to the family. Clara Rockmore's writings and a transcript of her interview are also included. Materials are arranged by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Michel Michelet, 1972-1985 series 4box 3folder 1
Newta/Nadia, 1958-1997 series 4box 3folder 2
Nadia Reisenenberg, 1937 and undated series 4box 3folder 3
Robert Rockmore, 1941, 1963 and undated series 4box 3folder 4
Paul Robeson, undated series 4box 3folder 5
Leopold Stokowski -- copy; for original, see Robert Sherman Papers, 1946 series 4box 3folder 6
Leon Theremin -- Note: additional correspondence with Theremin held in locked stacks, available upon request; translation of this correspondence can be found in the file, 1929-1986 series 4box 3folder 7
Robert Moog, 1979-1998 series 4box 3folder 8
Letters to Clara Rockmore, 1938-1998 series 4box 3folder 9
Correspondence with Robert Sherman about Clara Rockmore, 1975-1977 series 4box 4folder 1
Robert Sherman and Rockmore correspondence, 1936-1941 and undated series 4box 4folder 2
Obituaries and condolence letters (Clara Rockmore), ca.1998 series 4box 4folder 3
Obituaries and condolence letters (Robert Rockmore), 1963 series 4box 4folder 4
Writings by Clara Rockmore, 1924-1992 series 4box 4folder 5
Interview transcript, Rockmore and Moog, undated series 4box 4folder 6
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1978, 1995 series 4box 4folder 7
Miscellaneous Letters (Russian), 1962-1996 series 4box 4folder 8

Series 5: Personal Items, 1917-1996 and undated (4 Folders)

This series includes various personal items. This includes an entry card to the Petersburg Conservatory, a sample of Clara Rockmore's stationery, a power of attorney form, a magazine with no discernable relationship to Rockmore's career, and a Lincoln Center program. Rockmore's US passports and an air travel card are also included.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Personal Items, 1927-1996 series 5box 4folder 9
Passports/Air Travel Card, 1941-1976 series 5box 4folder 10
Diary/Recollections, ca. 1995 series 5box 4folder 11
Personal Items, Oversized -- [Stored in Box 6], 1968 series 5box 4folder 12

Series 6: Photographs and Visual Art, ca.1910-ca.1998 (1.00 Linear Foot)

This series includes photographs dating from Clara Rockmore's early childhood through her mature years. An extensive collection of photographs of her husband, Robert Rockmore, is included, as well as photographs of family members and friends, some of them unidentified. A single painting of a giraffe by Helene Pons is also included. Materials are organized by subject matter, date, and size.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Negatives, ca.1910-ca.1998 series 6box 5folder 1
Clara Rockmore, personal photographs, ca.1918-1996 series 6box 5folder 2
Clara Rockmore, professional photographs, ca.1915-1996 series 6box 5folder 3
Robert Rockmore photographs, undated series 6box 5folder 4
Photographs, not Rockmores, undated series 6box 5folder 5
Helen Pons, Giraffe painting, 1972 series 6box 5folder 6
Photograph, large format, Robert Rockmore, undated series 6box 5folder 7
Photograph, large format, Ernest Perowski, undated series 6box 5folder 7
Photograph, large format, Robert Rockmore, undated series 6box 5folder 8
Photograph, large format, unknown person, 1955 series 6box 5folder 10
Photograph, large format, unknown person, undated series 6box 5folder 11
Wall hanging, Stereo Review article, April 1978 series 6box 5folder 12
Clara and Bob, Left Side (1 of 2), circa 1920s series 6box 6folder 1
Clara and Bob, Left Side (2 of 2), circa 1950s-1960s and undated series 6box 6folder 2
Clara and Bob, Right Side, circa 1960s and undated series 6box 6folder 3
Clara and Bob #2, Left Pocket, circa 1930s-circa 1960s and undated series 6box 6folder 4
Clara and Bob #2, Right Pocket, circa 1930-circa 1960 and undated series 6box 6folder 5
Clara and Bob #3, circa 1930s-1950s and undated series 6box 6folder 6
Vintage Photos, circa 1900-1930s and undated series 6box 6folder 7

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1915-1941 (1.00 Linear Foot)

This series contains one yearbook from Robert Rockmore's high school, a scrapbooks documenting Robert Rockmore's participation as producer of "Run Little Chillun,'" and two scrapbooks with clippings and programs related to Clara Rockmore and Paul Robeson's joint concerts and tours. The Rockmore-Robeson concerts featured Robeson's typical repertoire of spirituals and folk songs paired with Rockmore's arrangements of classical works for the theremin.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Red and Black, Boys High School, Brooklyn -- Robert Rockmore picture on p. 4, June 1915 series 7box 7folder 1
Scrapbook, Run Little Chillun, 1933 series 7box 7folder 2
Scrapbook, Clara Rockmore programs and clippings, 1934-1938 series 7box 7folder 3
Scrapbook, Clippings from Rockmore and Robeson tour, 1940-1941 series 7box 7folder 4
Scrapbook, Clippings and programs from Rockmore and Robeson tour, 1940-1941 series 7box 7folder 5

Series 8: Books and Recordings, 1922-1995 (1.25 Linear Feet)

This series contains books and recordings from Rockmore's personal collection. Most items in the series are inscribed by the author or artist featured. Several of the books and recordings feature Rockmore and her work. The series is divided into two sub-series.

Subseries 8.1: Books, 1922-1995 (1.00 Linear Foot)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Chets-DeKlamator. New York: N.N. Martyanov -- Inscription dated 1962, undatedseries 8.1box 8folder 1
Blok, Alexander. Poems, vol. II (1904-1908). Slovo, 1922series 8.1box 8folder 2
Sedych, Andrei. Puti, Dorogi. New York: Sedych, 1980 -- Inscription dated, 1980series 8.1box 8folder 3
Zoshchenko, Mikhail. Short Stories (1937-1938). Moscow, 1938 -- Undated inscription on flyleaf, 1938series 8.1box 8folder 4
Sedych, Andrei. Zvezdochyoty s Bosfora. New York: Sedych, 1948 -- 2 Copies, both contain undated inscriptions, 1948series 8.1box 8folder 5
Sedych, Andrei. Doroga cherez okean. Novyi zhurnal, 1942 -- Undated inscription, 1942series 8.1box 8folder 6
Rzhewsky, Leonid, editor. Tri Yubileya Andreya Sedych. New York: Litfund, 1982 -- Inscription dated Litfund, 1982. Inscription dated, 1982series 8.1box 8folder 7
Sedych, Andrei. Dalyokiye, Blizkiye, third edition. New York: Sedych, 1979 -- Inscription dated, 1979series 8.1box 8folder 8
Sedych, Andrei. Sumasshedshyi Sharmanschik. New York: Sedych, 1951 -- Inscription dated, 1951series 8.1box 8folder 9
- Sedych, Andrei. Dalyokiye, Blizkiye. New York: Sedych, 1962 -- Undated inscription, 1962series 8.1box 8folder 10
Sedych, Andrei. Zamelo tebya snegom, Rossiya. New York: Sedych, 1964 -- Inscription dated, 1964series 8.1box 8folder 11
Sedych, Andrei. Zemlya Obetovannaya. New York: Sedych, 1966 -- Undated inscription, 1966series 8.1box 8folder 12
Sedych, Andrei. Krymskiye Rasskazy. New York: Sedych, 1977 -- Inscription dated 1978. Inserted personal note, 1977series 8.1box 8folder 13
Rzewsky, L. Cherez Proliv. München: Tovarischestvo Zarubezhnyh Pisatelei, 1966. -- Inscription dated 1967, 1966series 8.1box 8folder 14
Bolotine, Cleopatra. Short Stories. New York: Radio Printing Corp., 1942 -- Inscription, date illegible, 1942series 8.1box 8folder 15
Mak, Lev. From the Night. Kansas City, MI: BkMk, 1976 -- Inscription dated 1977. Program for a 1977 exhibition of works by Lev Meshberg at the Nicolas Roerich Museum in New York inserted, 1976series 8.1box 8folder 16
Nueland: Ansätze zur Musik de Gegenwart, 4. Köln, West Germany: Nueland Musikverlag Herbert Henck, 1984 -- Includes interview with Clara Rockmore, 1984series 8.1box 8folder 17
Lurie, Helen Coulé. Do It Fully. New York: Vantage Press, 1986 -- Inscribed by author, dated 1986. Helen Lurie was the wife of Robert Rockmore's law partner, 1986series 8.1box 8folder 18
Gelb, Arthur and Barbara. O'Neill. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1962 -- Includes several references to Robert Rockmore, 1962series 8.1box 8folder 19
Sheaffer, Louis. O'Neill: Son and Artist. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1973 -- Includes several references to Robert Rockmore, 1973series 8.1box 8folder 20
Davis, Emily Rhys. Rembrandt in Drag: A Personal Journey Through Art History. Santa Fe, NM: Self published, 1995series 8.1box 8folder 21
Program for International "Message to Man" Film Festival, St. Petersburg, 16-26 June 1994. Featured Steve Martin's movie, Theremin: An Electronic Oddesy -- List of tracks in "Clara Rockmore the Lost Album" inserted, 1994series 8.1box 8folder 22
Program for "Filmfest München." Featured Steve Martin's movie, Theremin: An Electronic Oddesy, 1994series 8.1box 8folder 23
Rhea, Thomas Lamar. "The Evolution of Electronic Musical Instruments in the United States." Master of Music Education, George Peabody College for Teachers, 1972series 8.1box 8folder 24

Subseries 8.2: Recordings, ca.1950-1982 (1.00 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Clara Rockmore's Lost Theremin Album, compact disc, Bridge 9208 (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), 2006series 8.2box 0folder 1
Clara Rockmore, Theremin with Nadia Reisenberg, Piano, 33 1/3 record, Del-25437 (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), 1981series 8.2box 0folder 2
Synthi and the Composer, 33 1/3 record, demonstration record (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), undatedseries 8.2box 0folder 3
Milton Katims, 33 1/3 record. Inscription on cover from Katims (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), January 1981series 8.2box 0folder 4
Recital by K. Shulzhenko, 33 1/3 record (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), ca.1960sseries 8.2box 0folder 5
Eric Ross: Electronic Etudes (Op. 18), Songs for Synthesized Soprano (Op. 19), 1982. Inscription on cover from Ross (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), December 1985series 8.2box 0folder 6
Music for Peace of Mind, Featuring the Theremin with Orchestra, 33 1/3 record, H221 (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), ca.1951series 8.2box 0folder 7
"Capriccio" (Victor Babin), New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), November 10, 1950series 8.2box 0folder 8
"Theremin," Clara Rockmore June 1963; same repertory later recorded and released on her two compact disc releases, open reel, undatedseries 8.2box 0folder 9
"Theremin" [Fuleihan and Bach], open reel, undatedseries 8.2box 0folder 10
"Clara's WBAI Broadcasts 10/10/64," open reel, 1964series 8.2box 0folder 11
"First tape of acc." [Nadio Reisenbert, piano: accompaniments for Rockmore to practice with], open reel, undatedseries 8.2box 0folder 12
"Clara" [writing on box is undecipherable, labeled "for personal use only," contains Clara performing with piano and, later on, voice], open reel, undatedseries 8.2box 0folder 13
Clara Rockmore [materials not used on Delos recording], open reel, undatedseries 8.2box 0folder 14
Clara Rockmore (Delos) [material from Delos recording], open reel, undatedseries 8.2box 0folder 15
Reisenberg/Rockmore [preliminary mix of Delos recording by Robert Moog; not available for duplication], open reel, undatedseries 8.2box 0folder 16
The Art of the Theremin with Clara Rockmore [5/28/1978, a Camera Three Presentation], 3/4'' U-matic video, 1978series 8.2box 0folder 17
Rockmore, Clara. Music In and On the Air. Romeo Records, 2012. (Unboxed items, located on shelf with collection), 2012series 8.2box 0folder 18

Series 9: Scores, 1895-1960 (3.00 Linear Feet)

This series contains scores from Clara Rockmore's personal collection. They are organized into six sub-series, by instrumental genre:

Subseries 9.1: Violin Scores, 1895-1957 (2.00 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Achron, Joseph. Hebrew Melody. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921series 9.1box 9folder 1
Auer, Leopold. Twelve Characteristic Preludes. New York: Carl Fischer, 1924series 9.1box 9folder 2
Auer, Leopold. Rhapsodie Hongroise. Leipzig: Fr. Kistner, undatedseries 9.1box 9folder 3
Auer, Leopold. Tarantelle de Concert. Berlin: Bote and Bock. Signed "L. Auer" on cover, undatedseries 9.1box 9folder 4
Bach, J.S. Concerto no. 2. Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel. Handwritten note at top, signed Bupa Mog, dated 1921 -- Handwritten note, dated 1921, at top, signed Bupa Mog, undatedseries 9.1box 9folder 5
Bach, J.S. Celebrated Air on the G String. New York: Carl Fischer, 1912series 9.1box 9folder 6
Bazzini, A. Allegro de Concert. New York: G. Schirmer, 1921series 9.1box 9folder 7
Beethoven, Ludwig van. 2 Romanzen, Op. 40. London: Augener and Co. Signed L. Auer on cover, undatedseries 9.1box 9folder 8
Beethoven, Ludwig van. 2 Romanzen, Op. 40. New York: Carl Fischer, 1916series 9.1box 9folder 9
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Chorus of Dervishes from "Ruins of Athens." Arranged by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1916series 9.1box 9folder 10
Ben-Haim, P. Berceuse Sfaradit., Tel-Aviv: P. Ben Haim, 1945series 9.1box 9folder 11
Beriot, C. de. Fantasie Ballet. London: Bosworth and Co., 1901series 9.1box 9folder 12
Bloch, Alexander. The Principles and Practice of Violin Bowing. New York: G. Schirmer -- Notes and letter to Bloch from Auer inserted, 1916series 9.1box 9folder 13
Brahms, Johannes. Concerto in D. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1916series 9.1box 9folder 14
Brown, Eddy. Rondino on a Melody by J.B. Cramer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1917. Cover signed by Bown, dated 1918, 1917series 9.1box 9folder 15
Bruch, Max. Concerto in G minor, Op. 26. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921series 9.1box 9folder 16
Bruch, Max. Concert in d minor, Op. 44. New York: Carl Fischer. Notes in Auer's hand, 1919series 9.1box 9folder 17
Burleigh, Cecil. Concerto for Violin. Chicago: Clayton F. Summy. L. Auer's name on cover, 1915series 9.1box 9folder 18
Chopin, Frederic. Nocturne in E-flat. Transcribed by P. de Sarasate. New York: G. Schirmer, undatedseries 9.1box 9folder 19
Conus, Jules. Concerto in e minor. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1927series 9.1box 9folder 20
Dinicu, Grigora ş. Hora Staccato. Transcribed by Jascha Heifetz. New York: Carl Fischer, 1930series 9.1box 9folder 21
Dont, Jacques. Agité. Concert arrangement by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921series 9.1box 10folder 1
Dont, Jacques. Etincelles. Concert arrangement by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921series 9.1box 10folder 2
Drigo, Riccardo. Valse Bluette. Transcribed by Leopold Auer. Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1906series 9.1box 10folder 3
Dvořák, Anton. Humoreske. Arranged by Fritz Kreisler. New York: Associated Music Publishers, 1928series 9.1box 10folder 4
Dvořák, Anton. Songs my Mother Taught Me. Arranged by Fritz Kreisler. New York: Charles Foley, 1929series 9.1box 10folder 5
Ernst, H.W. Concert in F-sharp minor. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1919series 9.1box 10folder 6
Ernst, H.W. Othello: Fantaisie Brillante. New York: Carl Fischer. Notes on title page in Auer's hand, 1913series 9.1box 10folder 7
Falla, Manuel de and Pawel Kocha ński. "Pantomime" from El Amor Brujo. London: J.W. Chester, 1931series 9.1box 10folder 8
Gaviniés, Pierre. Exercices. Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Note and signature on title page, undatedseries 9.1box 10folder 9
Glinka, Mikhail. Persian Song. Arranged by Efrem Zimbalist. New York: G. Schirmer, 1925series 9.1box 10folder 10
Gluck, Christopf Willibald. Melodie. Arranged by Fritz Kreisler. New York: Carl Fischer, 1910series 9.1box 10folder 11
Goldmark, Carl. Concerto Op. 28. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1912series 9.1box 10folder 12
Gossec, Franz Joseph. Gavotte. Note, dated 1919, on cover in Russian, undatedseries 9.1box 10folder 13
Grieg, Edvard. Sonata No. 2. Edited by Leopold Auer and Rudolph Ganz. New York: Carl Fischer, 1925series 9.1box 10folder 14
Handel, George Frederic. Six Sonatas. Edited by Leopold Auer and Carl Friedberg. New York: Carl Fischer. Annotated with notes in Auer's hand, 1919series 9.1box 10folder 15
Handel, George Frederic. Sonata no.4. Edited by Leopold Auer and Carl Friedberg. New York: Carl Fischer, 1919series 9.1box 10folder 16
Handel, George Frederic. "Largo" from Xerxes. Arranged by Karl Rissland. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1917series 9.1box 10folder 17
Haydn, Josef. Trois Morceaux. Transcribed by Leopold Auer. Leipzig: Jul. Heinrich Zimmermann -- ["Serenade" and "Vivace"], 1911series 9.1box 10folder 18
Heuberger, Richard. Midnight Bells. Arranged by Fritz Kreissler. New York: Charles Foley, 1923series 9.1box 10folder 19
Joachim, Joseph. Ungarisches Konzert d moll, Op. 11. Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel. Notes in Auer's hand, undatedseries 9.1box 11folder 1
Kneisel, Franz. Advanced Exercises for the Violin. New York: G. Schirmer, 1917series 9.1box 11folder 2
Korngold, Erich Wolfgang. Mädchen im Brautgemach. Mainz: B.Schott Söhne, 1920series 9.1box 11folder 3
Kreisler, Fritz. Liebesleid. New York: Charles Foley, 1938series 9.1box 11folder 4
Kreisler, Fritz. Schön Rosmarin. New York: Charles Foley, 1938series 9.1box 11folder 5
Lalo, Edouard. Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21. Edited by Gustav Saenger. New York: Charles Foley. Notes in Auer's hand, 1910series 9.1box 11folder 6
Lully, Jean-Baptiste. Gavotte, undatedseries 9.1box 11folder 7
Mattheson, Johann. Air. Berlin: Schlesinger'sche Buch, 1906series 9.1box 11folder 8
Mendelssohn, Felix. Concerto Op. 64. New York: Carl Fischer, 1927series 9.1box 11folder 9
Kreisler, Fritz. Lied ohne Worte. New York: Charles Foley, 1913series 9.1box 11folder 10
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Concerto in E-flat. New York: G. Schirmer, 1921series 9.1box 11folder 11
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Concerto No. 2 in D Major. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921series 9.1box 11folder 12
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921series 9.1box 11folder 13
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Concerto No. 4 in D Major. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer. Notes in Auer's hand, 1921series 9.1box 11folder 14
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Symphonie Concertante. Edited by C. Herrmann. New York: International Music Company, Insert with handwritten revision or arrangement of "Andante.", 1948series 9.1box 11folder 15
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Gavotte. Edited by Leopold Auer. Leipzig: Jules Heinrich Zimmermann, 1909series 9.1box 11folder 16
Nardini, Pietro. Concerto. Concert arrangement by Miska Hauser. New York: Carl Fischer, 1910series 9.1box 12folder 1
Nardinni, Pietro. Sonata in D major. New York: Carl Fischer, 1916series 9.1box 12folder 2
Nicolaïew, Léonide. Sonate in g minor, Op. 11. Moscow: Editeur de Musique. Inscription, dated 1924, in Russian on cover, undatedseries 9.1box 12folder 3
Paganini, Nicolò. Concerto No. 1 in D Major. Transcribed by August Wilhelmj. New York: Carl Fischer. Notes in Auers hand on title page, 1910series 9.1box 12folder 4
Ponce, Manuel María. Estrellita. Arranged and transcribed by Jascha Heifetz. New York: Carl Fischer, 1928series 9.1box 12folder 5
Ravel, Maurice. Pavane pour une infante défunte. Transcribed by Paul Kochanski. Paris: Max Eschig, 1927series 9.1box 12folder 6
Ravel, Maurice. Pavane. Revised and edited by Quito Maganini. New York: Edition Musicus, undatedseries 9.1box 12folder 7
Rode, Pierre. 24 Caprices. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, undatedseries 9.1box 12folder 8
Saint-Saëns, Camille. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. New York: Carl Fischer. Notes in Auer's hand, 1897series 9.1box 12folder 9
Saint-Saëns, Camille. Le Cygne. Edited by Philip Mittell. New York: G. Schirmer, 1930series 9.1box 12folder 10
Salesski, Gdal. Souvenir de Melbo, Op. 5. Kristiania: Musikforlag. Inscription, dated 1922, in Russian, undatedseries 9.1box 12folder 11
Schubert, Franz. Ave Maria. Edited by August Wilhelmj. New York: Carl Fischer, 1945series 9.1box 12folder 12
Schumann, Robert. Vogel als Prophet. Transcription by Leopold Auer. Leipzig: Jules Heinrich Zimmermann -- 2 copies, 1913series 9.1box 12folder 13
Sibelius, Jean. Nocturne. Arranged by Michael Press. Berlin: Schlesinger'sche Buch and Musikhandlung. Inscriptions, dated 1927, on front in Russian, 1911series 9.1box 12folder 14
Spohr, Louis. Concerto No. 9. Edited by Henry Schradieck. New York: G. Schirmer, 1895series 9.1box 12folder 15
Spohr, Louis. Violin Concerte. Edited by Leopold Auer. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, 1905series 9.1box 12folder 16
Spohr, Louis. Concerto No. 7, Op. 38. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1913series 9.1box 12folder 17
Spohr, Louis. Concerto No. 8, Op. 47. Edited by Ferdinand Carri. New York: Carl Fischer. Handwritten notes by Leopold Auer, 1916series 9.1box 12folder 18
Spohr, Louis. Concerto No. 9 in d minor, Op. 55. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1912series 9.1box 12folder 19
Tartini, Giuseppe. Concerto in Re minore. Edited E. Pente. Hamburg: Hugo Thiemer, 1898series 9.1box 12folder 20
Tartini, Giuseppe. Sonata in g minor. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1919series 9.1box 12folder 21
Tschaikowsky, Pietro. Concerto op. 35. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer -- 2 copies, 1919series 9.1box 13folder 1
Tschaikowsky, Pietro. Sérénade mélancolique. Edited by Philipp Mittell. New York: G. Schirmer, 1919series 9.1box 13folder 2
Tschaikowsky, Pietro. Valse tirée de la Sérénade pour Orchestre à cordes Op. 48. Edited by Leopold Auer. Hamburg: D. Rahter, undatedseries 9.1box 13folder 3
Vieuxtemps, Henry. Concerto No., 1 E Major, Op. 10. Edited by Theodore Spiering. New York: Carl Fischer. Notes in Leopold Auer's hand, 1916series 9.1box 13folder 4
Vieuxtemps, Henry. Concerto No. 2, F-sharp minor. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1919series 9.1box 13folder 5
Vieuxtemps, Henry. Concerto No. 4, d minor, Op. 31. Edited by August Wilhelm. New York: Carl Fischer. Notes in Leopold Auer's hand, 1905series 9.1box 13folder 6
Vitali, Tommaso. Ciaccona. Edited by Leopold Charlier and Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer. Notes in Leopold Auer's hand, 1921series 9.1box 13folder 7
Wieniawski, Henri. Concerto No. 1, f-sharp minor, Op. 44. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921series 9.1box 13folder 8
Wieniawski, Henri. Concerto No. 11, d minor, Op. 22. New York: Carl Fischer. Notes in Leopold Auer's hand, 1900series 9.1box 13folder 9
Wieniawski, Henri. Concerto No. 11, d minor, Op. 22. New York: International Music Company. Violin part only, 1957series 9.1box 13folder 10
Wieniawski, Henri. Etudes-Caprices, Op. 18. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1924series 9.1box 13folder 11
Zeitlin, Zvi and Joseph Achron. Eli Zion. Edited by Leopold Auer. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921series 9.1box 13folder 12

Subseries 9.2: Cello Scores, 1895-1958 (10 Folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bloch, Ernest. Méditation Hébraïque. Edited by Hans Kindler. New York: Carl Fischer, 1925series 9.2box 13folder 13
Bloch, Ernest. "Schelomo" from Rhapsodie Hébraïque. New York: G. Schirmer, 1918series 9.2box 13folder 14
Boccherini, Luigi. Concerto in B-flat. Edited by Friedrich Grützmacher. Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1895series 9.2box 13folder 15
Cassadó, Gaspar. Requiebros. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. Markings, unidentified hand, 1931series 9.2box 13folder 16
Chopin, Frederic. Nocturne. Arranged by Gregor Piatigorsky. New York: Associated Music Publishers, undatedseries 9.2box 13folder 17
Falla, Manuel de. "Danse Rituelle du Feu" from El Amor Brujo. London: J.W. Chester, 1938series 9.2box 13folder 18
Fauré, Gabriel. Après un rêve. Transcription by Pablo Cazals, undatedseries 9.2box 13folder 19
Frank, César. Sonata. Edited by Robert Cadadesus. New York: International Music Company, 1958series 9.2box 13folder 20
Glazunov, Alexandre. Chant du ménestrel, Op. 71. New York: International Music Company, undatedseries 9.2box 13folder 21
Ravel, Maurice. Pièce en forme de Habanera. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1926series 9.2box 13folder 22

Subseries 9.3: Keyboard Scores, 1915-1951 (7 Folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Babin, Victor. David and Goliath. Edited by Vitya Vronsky. London: Augener Ltd., 1951. Inscription on cover from composer to Rockmore, dated October 8, 1951series 9.3box 14folder 1
Brahms, Johannes. Waltz. Edited by Carl Deis. New York: G. Schirmer, 1926series 9.3box 14folder 2
Chopin, Frederic. Konzert für Pianoforte, Op. 21. Leipzig: C.F. Peters. Inscription on cover in Russian, undatedseries 9.3box 14folder 3
Greig, Edvard. Humoresken für das Pianoforte, Op. 6. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, undatedseries 9.3box 14folder 4
Haydn, Franz Joseph. Three Sonatas for Piano. Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel, undatedseries 9.3box 14folder 5
Stravinsky, Igor. "Berceuse" from L'Oiseau de Feu. Boston: Charles W. Homeyer, 1915series 9.3box 14folder 6
Stravinsky, Igor. "Berceuse and Finale" from L'Oiseau de Feu. Arranged for organ by Maurice Besley. London: J.&W. Chester, 1922series 9.3box 14folder 7

Subseries 9.4: Vocal Scores, 1917-1960 (31 Folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Amiradjibi, V.M. "Don't Keep the Singing Bird Inside a Cage," Moscow: Tiflis., undatedseries 9.4box 14folder 8
Amiradjibi, V.M. "Little Willow," Moscow: Tiflis, undatedseries 9.4box 14folder 9
Burleigh, Henry T., arranger. "I Know the Lord's Laid His Hand on Me." New York: G. Ricordi, 1925series 9.4box 14folder 10
Burleigh, Henry T., arranger. "I Stood on de Ribber Ob Jerdon." New York: G. Ricordi, 1918series 9.4box 14folder 11
Burleigh, Henry T., arranger. "Go Down, Moses." New York: G. Ricordi, 1917series 9.4box 14folder 12
Burleigh, Henry T., arranger. "Go Tell It on De Mountains!" New York: G. Ricordi, 1927series 9.4box 14folder 13
Burleigh, Henry T., arranger. "John's Gone Down on de Island." New York: G. Ricordi, 1917series 9.4box 14folder 14
Burleigh, Henry T., arranger. "Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveller." New York: G. Ricordi, 1919series 9.4box 14folder 15
Burleigh, Henry T., arranger. "Oh, Wasn' dat a Wide Ribber." New York: G. Ricordi, 1924series 9.4box 14folder 16
Burleigh, Henry T., arranger. "O Rocks, Don't Fall on Me." New York: G. Ricordi, 1922series 9.4box 14folder 17
Burleigh, Henry T., arranger. "Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child." New York: G. Ricordi, 1918series 9.4box 14folder 18
Burleigh, Henry T., arranger. "Wade in de water." New York: G. Ricordi, 1925series 9.4box 14folder 19
Crist, Bainbridge. Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes. New York: Carl Fischer. Nadia Reisenberg's name on front, 1917series 9.4box 14folder 20
Fauré, Gabriel. Les Berceaux. Edited by H. Clough-Leighter. Boston: G. Schirmer, 1908series 9.4box 14folder 21
Gershwin, George. "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess. New York: Gershwin Publishing Corporation. Manuscript version of melody enclosed, 1935series 9.4box 14folder 22
Glière, Reinhold. Concerto for Coloratura Soprano. Moscow: State Music Publishers, 1960series 9.4box 14folder 23
Gretchaninoff, Alexander. On the Steppe. Boston: Oliver Ditson -- 2 copies, 1921series 9.4box 14folder 24
Gretchaninoff, Alexander. Over the Steppe. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921series 9.4box 14folder 25
Gretchaninoff, Alexander. Slumber Song. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1917series 9.4box 14folder 26
Handel, George Frederic. Praise of Harmony. Edited by William Horne. New York: Hargail Music. Inscribed by editor with a note to Rockmore -- 2 copies, 1955series 9.4box 14folder 27
Louiguy. "La Vie en Rose." New York: Harms Incorporated -- 2 copies, 1947series 9.4box 14folder 28
Ponce, Manuel M. "Estrellita." New York: Carl Fischer -- 2 copies, 1927series 9.4box 14folder 29
Prokofiev, Sergei. Songs of Our Days. Moscow: Muzgiz -- "Over the Bridge," Take Care," "Golden Ukraine," "Brother for Brother," "Girls," "A Twenty-year-old," "Lullaby," "From Land to Land.", 1939series 9.4box 15folder 1
Rachmanimoff, Sergei. "As Fair is She as Noonday-Light." New York: G. Schirmer, 1917series 9.4box 15folder 2
Rachmaninoff, Sergei. "Oh, cease they singing, Maiden fair." Violin obbligato by Fritz Kreisler. New York: Carl Fischer, 1922series 9.4box 15folder 3
Rachmaninoff, Sergei. "Vocalise." New York: G. Schirmer, 1944. Clarinet part, London: J & W Chester, 1917, is inserted, 1917, 1944series 9.4box 15folder 4
Ravel, Maurice. Deux Melodies Hebraiques. Paris: Editions Durand, 1915series 9.4box 15folder 5
Robinson, Avery. "Water Boy." London: Boosey and Hawkes, 1949series 9.4box 15folder 6
Schindler, Kurt. Eïli, Eïli. New York: G. Schirmer, 1917series 9.4box 15folder 7
Steinberg, Maximilian. Sechs Volkslieder, Op. 22. U.S.S.R.: Universal Edition, undatedseries 9.4box 15folder 8
Tschaikovsky, Pietro. Wiegenlied. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, undatedseries 9.4box 15folder 9
Villa-Lobos, Heitor. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5. New York: Associated Music Publisher, 1947series 9.4box 15folder 10
Wood, Haydn. Roses of Picardy. New York: Chapell-Harms, 1916series 9.4box 15folder 11

Subseries 9.5: Orchestra Scores, 1920-1962 (5 Folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bucci, Mark. Concerto for a Singing Instrument. New York: Frank Music, 1962series 9.5box 13folder 12
Glière, Reinhold. Concerto, Op. 82. Photocopy, undatedseries 9.5box 15folder 13
Rachmaninoff, Sergei. Chanson Géorgienne. Leipzig: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1922series 9.5box 15folder 14
Ravel, Maurice. Deux Melodies Hebraiques. Paris: Durand, 1920series 9.5box 15folder 15
Ravel, Maurice. Piéce en Forme de Habanera. Orchestrated by H. Mouton. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1926series 9.5box 15folder 16

Subseries 9.6: Manuscript Scores, ca.1925-1977 (17 Folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bach, J.S. "Intermezzo" from Organ Toccata in C Major. Arranged for piano, violin, and cello by Alexander Aslanoff, undatedseries 9.6box 16folder 1
Browning, Mortimer. Concerto in F for Theremin, undatedseries 9.6box 16folder 2
Fuleihan, Anis. Concertino for Theremin and Orchestra, undatedseries 9.6box 16folder 3
Fuleihan, Anis. Fantasy for Theremin and Orchestra, undatedseries 9.6box 16folder 4
Fauré, Gabriel. Les Berceaux, undatedseries 9.6box 16folder 5
Deep South: A Selection of Southern Melodies Arranged for Theremin and Orchestra. Orchestral reduction and theremin part, undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 1
"Eïli, Eïli" (Yiddish melody). Manuscript, unknown hand, undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 2
Glinka, Mikhail. Persian Song. Edited by Efrem Zimbalist. New York: G. Schirmer, 1925series 9.6box 17folder 3
Johnson, Hal, arranger. "Give Me Jesus.", undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 4
Koiv, Henech. Konzain. Handwritten arrangements, author unknown, undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 5
Michelet, Michel. "A Russian Waltz", undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 6
Michelet, Michel. Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano. Editor and year unknown. -- Cover to score inscribed with note in Russian, dated 1935. Cover to violin part inscribed with note and signature by composer, dated, 1977series 9.6box 17folder 7
Michelet, Michel. Violin Sonata No. 2. Photostat of autograph score, 1971series 9.6box 17folder 8
Mompou, Frederic. Canço I Dansa. Score in composer's hand, undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 9
"Oh, Lord, Have Mercy on Me.", undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 10
Rachmaninoff, Sergei. "Song of Gruzia." Manuscript, unknown hand, undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 11
Rockmore, Clara. Theremin Exercises., undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 12
Tschaikowski, Pietro. Serenade Melancolique. Manuscript, unknown hand, undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 13
Tschaikowski, Pietro. Valse sentimentale. Manuscript, unknown hand, undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 14
Various Spirituals including "Swing Low," "Nobody Knows," "Steal Away," "Ol' Black Joe," "Give Me Jesus," "City Called Heaven", undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 15
Villa-Lobos, Heitor. Bachianas brasileiras No. 5. Associated Music Publishers, 1945series 9.6box 17folder 16
Warshaw, Dalit. "No More Bad Dreams, My Child." Handwritten arrangement -- 2 copies, 1986series 9.6box 17folder 17
Tschaikowsky, Pietro. Valse tirée de la Sérénade pour Orchestre à cordes Op. 48. Handwritten excerpt., undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 18
Handwritten excerpt of Brahms' Sonatensatz, undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 19
Unidentified manuscript scores (5), undatedseries 9.6box 17folder 20

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