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Serge Prokofieff letters to Ephraim E. Gottlieb

Serge Prokofieff letters to Ephraim E. Gottlieb

Descriptive Summary

Title: Serge Prokofieff letters to Ephraim E. Gottlieb
Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953
Inclusive Dates: 1920-1940
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms233
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ephraim F. Gottlieb was a Chicago insurance agent and music lover.

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953) was a Russian composer.

For more information, see the article "Sergey Prokofiev" at Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondences (photocopies and originals) from Serge Prokofieff to Ephraim F. Gottlieb, dated 1920-1940. Prokofieff discusses his compositions, concert tours in the United States and Europe, rehearsals of operas (particularly LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES), ballets, people he meets, other musicians, and his opinion of American music critics. The collection also contains photographs of Prokofieff and his family, and a caricature of Prokofieff.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Originally part of the Olin Downes papers.

Preferred Citation

Serge Prokofieff letters to Ephraim E. Gottlieb, ms233, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Gottlieb, Ephraim
Piano -- Performance

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Collection inventory
12Correspondence, 1920
13Correspondence , 1921
14Correspondence, 1922-1923
15Correspondence , 1924
16Correspondence , 1925
17Correspondence , 1927
18Correspondence , 1931
19Correspondence , 1932
110Correspondence, 1933
111Correspondence , 1934
112Correspondence , 1935
113Correspondence , 1936
114Correspondence , 1937
115Correspondence, 1938
116Correspondence , 1939
117Correspondence, 1940
118Letter from Ephraim Gottlieb to Laszlo Halasz, NewYork, 1951
119Typescripts (Typescript of an article 3 pages)
re: concert of the works of Serge Prokofieff.
Includes Caricature of Prokofieff, pen and ink sketch by M. Pincherle. Sketch of Prokofieff by N. Radlow, Leningrad.Scences from Love for Three Oranges, Act 1, Act 2, scene 1, Act 2, scene 2, Act 3, scene 3, Act 4.Prokofieff and wife at their home 30 miles from Moscow.Prokofieff and his sons.Prokofieff at the piano, playing at the reception which followed the International Chess Tournament in Moscow, March, 1935. Among the listerners are Flor and Botvinnik who divided the I ane II prizes.