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Vladimir Heifetz

Title: Vladimir Heifetz
Inclusive Dates: 1920s-1970
ID: RG 1259
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7'8"; 4 5"ltr; 23 3"lgl; 6 3"ovr; 3 bb; 2 map folders
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The collection is arranged in 13 series: I) Personal  Papers (folders 1-16); II) Compositions (17-50); III) Scripts & Summaries (51-53); IV) Holiday Programs (54-61); V) Works by Other Composers, mss. (62-71); VI) Printed Works by Other Composers (72-75); VII) Sheet Music (76-77); VIII) Cantatas (78-79); IX) Choral Music (80-83); X) Liturgical Music (84-112);  XI) Collections & Anthologies: Songsters & Hymnals (113-134); XII) Books & Printed Matter (135); XIII) Miscellanea (136-139)
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Composer, conductor, choral director and pianist. Graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in 1917. Was the concert accompanist for Fyodor Chaliapin and Michel Fokine. Played in a trio with S. Bacewicz and Gregor Piatigorsky. In the United States he served as musical director of the Rudolf Schildkraut Theatre, the chorus of the Poale Zion (Farband), the Yiddish Culture Chorus, the Patterson Singing Society in New Jersey, Temple Anshe Chesed, the Jamaica Jewish Center. Heifetz wrote over 80 compositions and about 200 arrangements and orchestrations. He wrote music for the Yiddish Art Theater, Folksbiene Theater, and for several motion pictures. He also composed a symphony, an opera, an oratorio and a number of cantatas.
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Inventory: English, 94 pp., typed
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