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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Mus 194

Josefa Rosanska papers

Papers of American concert pianist Josefa Rosanska, who worked primarily in Europe from 1925 to 1939. As the first wife of Rudolf Kolisch, she was associated with the protagonists of the Second Viennese School.

Dates

  • 1913-1958
  • Majority of material found within 1925-1939

Language of Materials

Includes materials in German and English.

Extent

3 linear feet (10 boxes)

Letters from Rudolf Kolisch to Rosanska form the bulk of the collection (67 folders); with letters from her to Kolisch (9 folders), and other letters to Rosanska. Other correspondents include Theodor W. Adorno, Alban Berg, Felix Greissle, Erich Itor Kahn, members of the Kolisch Quartett, Arnold and Gertrud Schoenberg, Anton Webern, as well as concert agencies, orchestras, and radio stations. Also includes performance contracts and reviews, photographs, programs, biographical miscellany, clippings, and an audio recording of the Kolisch Quartett.

Biographical / Historical

Josefa Rosanska, originally Josephine Rosensweet, was an American concert pianist who worked primarily in Europe from 1925 to 1939. As the first wife of Rudolf Kolisch (1933-1942), she was associated with the protagonists of the Second Viennese School.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

92M-56. Gift of Richard Freeman, 240 8th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215; received 11 December 1992.

Processing Information

Processed by: Barbara M. Wolff
Link to catalog
Title
Rosanska, Josefa, 1904-1986. Josefa Rosanska papers, 1913-1958: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library,
EAD ID
hou00037

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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