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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Mus 229

Louis Krasner correspondence and other papers


Correspondence and additional papers of Louis Krasner, the Russian-born American violinist and teacher.


  • 1920-1976

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in German and English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Collection includes letters to and from Louis Krasner; also contracts, photographs, and printed material.

Biographical / Historical

Louis Krasner (d.1995) was an American concert violinist, an educator who taught at the New England Conservatory of Music, and a collector. A close associate of the Viennese School circle, he commissioned the Alban Berg violin concerto, and also premiered the Schoenberg concerto.


Arranged into the following two series:
  1. I. Letters to Louis Krasner
  2. II. Letters from Louis Krasner (including additional material)

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

77M-5. Deposited by Louis Krasner,1501 Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02146, 1977 August 31; Gift of Mrs. Louis Krasner, Mrs. Naomi Orenstein, and Mrs. Elsa Miller, 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by: Barbara M. Wolff
Link to catalog
Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995. Louis Krasner correspondence and other papers, 1920-1976: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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