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Abstract

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.

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Julian Olevsky Score Collection
1898-1966
2 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 438
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.

Contents of Collection

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.

Collection inventory
Albeniz, I.: Rumores de la Caleta (Malaguena) for Violin and Piano

Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Bach, J.S.: Concerto No. 1 in A Minor

Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Bach, J.S.: Concerto No. 2 in E Major

Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Bach, J.S.: Concerto No, 3 in D Minor for Two Violins and Piano
1907
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Bach, J.S.: Six Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo

Box 1

Violin part (2 copies).

Badings, Henk: Vioolconcert IV
1948
Box 1

Violin part (2 copies).

Bartok, Bela: Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano
1929
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Bartok, Bela: Rumanian Folk Dances for Violin and Piano
1953
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Beethoven: Concerto in D
1947
Box 1

Violin part.

Beethoven: Piano Quartet in E Major

Box 1

Violin, viola, violoncello parts.

Beethoven: Romanzen

Box 1

Violin part (2 copies).

Beethoven: Serenade in D Major, Opus 8 for Violin, Viola and Cello

Box 1

Violin, viola, cello parts.

Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano No. 1-10

Box 1

Violin, piano parts (2 copies).

Benjamin, Arthur: Jamaican Rumba for Violin and Piano
1944
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Berg, Alban: Violin Concerto for Violin and Piano
1938
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Bloch, Ernest: Baal Shem, II Nigun for Violin and Piano
1924
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Bloch, Ernest: Poeme Mystique for Violin and Piano
1925
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Boccherini: Duos for Violins, Opus 5
1952
Box 1

Violin I, II parts.

Brahms: Concerto in A Minor, Opus 102 for Violin, Cello and Piano
1943
Box 1

Violin, cello, piano parts (2 copies).

Brahms: Concerto in D
1928
Box 1

Violin part (2 copies).

Brahms: Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Opus 51

Box 1

Violin I, II, viola, cello parts.

Britten, Benjamin: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6
1935
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Bruch: Concerto in G Minor, Opus 26
1900, undated
Box 1

Violin, piano parts (2 copies).

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sea Murmurs
1933
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Tango for Violin and Piano
1933
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Chausson: Poeme, Op.25
1898
Box 1

Violin, piano parts ( 2 copies).

Corelli, A.: La Follia for Violin and Piano

Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Creston, Paul: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 18
1950
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Dinicu: Hora Staccato
1930
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Dohnanyi, E.: Srenade, Opus 10 for Violin and Cello
1943
Box 1

Violin, viola, cello parts.

Dvorak, A.: Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E Minor
1942
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Dvorak, A.: Slavonic Dance No. 3 in G Minor
1942
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Ernst, H.W.: Fantaisie Brillan, Opus 11 sur la marche et la Romance de l'opra Othello de Rossini

Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Ernst, H.W.: Ungarifche Melodien, Opus 22

Box 1

Violin part.

Falla-Kreisler, Manuel: Danse Espagnole

Box 1

Violin part.

Fischer, Jacobo: Concerto, Opus 46
1942
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Gershwin, George: "Bess, You is My Woman Now," from Porgy and Bess
1946
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Gershwin, George: Preludes for Violin and Piano

Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Gershwin, George: "Tempo di Blues," from Porgy and Bess
1946
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Glazounow, Alexandre: Concerto, Op. 82 for Violin and Piano
1920
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Glazounow, Alexandre: Meditation, Pus 32
1933
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Gomez, Carrillo: Aires Santiaguenos for Violin and Piano
1955
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Grieg, E.: Papillon (Butterfly) for Violin and Piano
1957
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Grieg, E.: Scherzo-Impromptu, Opus 73, No.2
1926
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Kodaly, Zoltan: Duo, Op. 7 for Violin and Cello
1952
Box 1

Violin, cello parts.

Korngold, E.W.: Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

Box 1

Piano score.

Kreisler, Fritz: Candences for Beethoven Violin Concerto
1928
Box 1

Violin part.

Kreisler, Fritz: Caprice Viennois for Violin and Piano
1938
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Kreisler, Fritz: Chanson Louis XIII and Pvane for Violin and Piano
1938
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Kreisler, Fritz: Liebesleid for Violin and Piano
1910, 1938
Box 1

Violin, piano parts (3 copies).

Kreisler, Fritz: Liebesfreud
1937
Box 1

Violin, piano parts (3 copies).

Kreisler, Fritz: Melodie for Violin and Piano (Gluck)
1941
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Kreisler, Fritz: Praeludium and Allegro for Violin and Piano
1938
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Kreisler, Fritz: Precieuse, In the Style of Couperin for Violin and Piano
1910
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Kreisler, Fritz: Rondino
1943
Box 1

Violin, piano parts (2 copies).

Kreisler, Fritz: Schon Rosmarin for Violin and Piano
1937
Box 1

Violin, piano parts (2 copies).

Kreisler, Fritz: Serenade Espagnole
1930
Box 1

Violin part.

Kreisler, Fritz: Sicilienne and Rigaudon for Violin and Piano
1937
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Kreisler, Fritz: Tambourin Chinois for Violin and Piano
1938
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Kreisler, Fritz: Tango for Violin and Piano
1927
Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Lalo, Edouard: Symphonie Espagnole, Opus 21
1915, undated
Box 1

Violin, piano parts (3 copies).

Mozart: Concerto No. 4 in D Major for Violin and Orchestra
1905
Box 1

Violin, piano parts (3 copies).

Mozart: Concerto No. 6 in E Major for Violin and Piano

Box 1

Violin, piano parts.

Mozart: Duos K.V. 423, 424 for Violin and Viola

Box 1

Violin, viola parts.

Mozart: Sonatas No. 1-9 for Violin and Piano

Box 2

Violin, piano parts (2 copies).

Mozart: Sonatas No. 10-18 for Violin and Piano

Box 2

Violin, piano parts (2 copies).

Mozart: Symphonie Concertante

Box 2

Violin, viola parts.

Nin, Joaquin: Rapsodia Iberica for Violin and Piano
1930
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Novacek, Ottokar: Perpetuum Mobile for Violin and Piano
1918, 1931
Box 2

Violin, piano parts (2 copies).

Paganini, N.: 24 Capricen

Box 2

Violin part.

Paganini, N.: Caprice XIII for Violin and Piano
1941
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Paganini, N.: Concerto en re Mayor

Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Paganini, N.: Variazioni di Bravura (Sulla IV Corda) Sopra Temi Del Moses di G. Rossini for Violin and Piano
1938
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Paganini-Sauret: Candenza for Violin, Concerto in D Major
1943
Box 2

Violin part (2 copies).

Ponce, M.: Estrellita

Box 2

Violin part.

Prokofieff, Serge: 5 Melodies, Op. 35 for Violin and Piano
1925
Box 2

Violin, piano parts (2 copies).

Prokofieff, Serge: Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Opus 19
1945
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Prokofieff, Serge: Three Pieces from Romeo and Juliet Ballet for Violin and Piano
1942
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau (No. 2) for Violin and Piano
1947
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Reger, Max: Concerto, Op. 101
1908
Box 2

Violin part.

Rosen, Theodore: Cascades for Violin and Piano
1956
Box 2

Violin, piano parts; with autograph of composer on t.p.

Saint-Saens: Introduction et Rondo Cariccioso for Violin and Piano

Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Sarasate, Pablo de: Caprice Basque, Op. 24 for Violin and Piano
1898
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Sarasate, Pablo de: Danza Espanolas Op. 21, No. 2 Habanera

Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Sarasate, Pablo de: Introduction and Tarentelle, Op. 43 for Violin and Piano
1921
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Sarasate, Pablo de: Spanish Dances No. 1: Malaguena, Op. 21
1940
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Sarasate, Pablo de: Spanish Dances, Op. 22, No. 3: Romanza Andaluza for Violin and Piano
1903
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Schubert: Ave Maria

Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Scriabin: Etude in Thirds
1936
Box 2

Violin, piano parts (2 copies).

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Concerto Op. 99 for Violin and Orchestra
1956
Box 2

Solo violin, violin, orchestra parts.

Sibelius: Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
1942
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Spohr: Concerto No. 8, Op. 47
1939
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Stravinsky: Histoire du Soldat

Box 2

Violin part.

Szymanowski, Karol: Chant de Roxane from the opera Le Roi Roger
1926
Box 2

Violin part.

Tartini, Guiseppi: The Devil's Trill for Violin and Piano
1932
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Tartini, Guiseppi: Concerto in D Minor ofr Violin and Chamber Orchestra
1898
Box 2

Violin part.

Tartini, Guiseppi: Sonata "Le Trille di Diable"
1905
Box 2

Violin part.

Tschaikowsky, Peter: Concert, Op. 35
1913
Box 2

Violin part.

Tschaikowsky, Peter: Serenade Melancolique, Opus 26
1930
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Tzigane: Rapsodie de Concert for Violin and Piano
1924
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Vieuxtemps, Henri: Concerto No. 4

Box 2

Violin part (2 copies).

Vitali, Tommaso: Ciaccona for Violin and Piano
1921
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Vivaldi: Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6 for Violin and Piano
1930
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Vivaldi: Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 8 for Two Violins and Piano
1962
Box 2

Violins, string orchestra parts.

Vivaldi: Concerto in E Major, "Spring" for Violin and Piano

Box 2

Violins, piano parts.

Vivaldi: Concerto in F Minor, "Winter" for Violin and Piano

Box 2

Violins, piano parts.

Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor, "Summer" for Violin and Piano

Box 2

Violins, piano parts.

Vivaldi: Concerto Op.8, No. 2, "Summer" for Violin and Piano
1966
Box 2

Violins, piano parts.

Vivaldi: Concerto Op. 8, No. 3, "Autumn" for Violin and Piano
1966
Box 2

Violins, piano parts.

Wagner, Werner: Poema a S.I.R.
1922
Box 2

Violins, piano parts.

Webern, Anton: Vier Strucke, Op. 7 for Violin and Piano
1922
Box 2

Violins, piano parts.

Weill, Kurt: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra of Wind Instruments, Op. 12
1925
Box 2

Violin, piano, wind instruments parts.

Wieniawski, H.: Caprice A Minor for Violin and Piano
1941
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Wieniawski, H.: Concert No. 2
1913
Box 2

Violin part.

Wieniawski, H.: Concerto No. 2 in D Minor
1940
Box 2

Violin part.

Wieniawski, H.: Deuxieme Concerto for Violin
1913
Box 2

Violin part.

Wieniawski, H.: Second Polonaise Brillante, Op. 21
1909
Box 2

Violin, piano parts.

Administrative information
Provenance

Acquired in 2002 from Estela Olevsky, Professor Emeritus of Piano at UMass.

Processing Information

Processed by Liz Unterman, August 2005.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Julian Olevsky Score Collection (MS 438). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects
  • Music--18th century.
  • Music--19th century.
  • Music--20th centruy.
  • Musicians.
Names
  • Olevsky, Estela.
  • Olevsky, Julian, 1926-1985.
Genre terms
  • Scorebooks.
  • Scores.