Ranked amongst the greatest violinists of his generation, Julian Olevsky served as Professor of Violin at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1967-1985. The collection consists of annotated scores belonging to Julian Olevsky, the bulk of which contain parts for the violin and piano.
The collection is open for research.
Background on Julian Olevsky
Julian Olevsky was appointed Professor of Violin at the University of Massachusetts at the height of his performing career in 1967. He was a member of the Music faculty until his death at the age of 59 in May 1985. During these years he taught many talented violinists who are now teachers or performers with leading national and international symphony orchestras.
Born in Berlin in 1926, Olvesky played his debut in Buenos Aires, Argentina at age ten under the baton of Fritz Busch. In the course of successive world wide tours he appeared as soloist with major orchestras including the Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Montreal orchestras; the Vienna and Japan Philharmonics; and the Gewandhaus Orchestra under the distinguished batons of Fritz Reiner, Enrique Jorda, William Steinberg, Seiji Ozawa, and Zubin Mehta.
Olevsky's recordings include all Bach Unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas, The Complete Mozart Works for Violin and Piano (with pianist Estela Kersenbaum Olevsky), Twelve Vivaldi Concerti, Mendelssohn, Lalo, Wieniawski, Brahms, and Bruch Concerti as well as shorter works by Fritz Kreisler.
The collection consists of annotated scores belonging to Julian Olevsky, the bulk of which contain parts for the violin and piano. The collection of scores includes works by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Fischer, Gershwin, Kreisler, Mozart, Paganini, Sarasate, Tartini, Vivaldi, and Wieniawski.
Acquired in 2002 from Estela Olevsky, Professor Emeritus of Piano at UMass.
Processed by Liz Unterman, August 2005.
Cite as: Julian Olevsky Score Collection (MS 438). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.