Finding Aid of the James Arkatov photographs 0191

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch and Sarah Guidas
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu
July 2010


Title: James Arkatov photographs
Collection number: 0191
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet 2 boxes
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1985-1990
Date (inclusive): 1946-1990
Abstract: James Arkatov was a cellist who photographed famous concert soloists performing. This collection consists of black and white prints of the photographs he took between 1946 and 1990.
creator: Arkatov, James, 1920-

Scope and Content

This collection contains approximately 200 black and white images of classical conductors and soloists photographed performing by James Arkatov. Most of these photographs appeared in the USC Libraries exhibition "Grace Notes" in 1995 and were published in Arkatov's book Masters of Music (Capra Press, 1990).

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], James Arkatov photographs, Collection no. 191, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Biographical Note

James Arkatov was born in 1920 and raised in San Francisco, where his father, Alexander Arkatov, owned a photography salon. James was a cellist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and NBC's orchestra and was a founder of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. While in Pittsburgh, James began to photograph famous soloists as they came through town and he continued to do so once he relocated to Los Angeles.

Arrangement

Photographs are arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Exhibitions--California--Los Angeles
Music--Performance--Photographs
Musicians--Photographs
Musicians--Portraits
Photographers--United States
Photographs
Photography--Exhibitions
Portraits

Box 1, Folder 1

Fritz Kreisler 1946-1990

Box 1, Folder 2

Artur Schnabel, 1946

Box 1, Folder 3

Zino Francescatti, 1946

Box 1, Folder 4

Gregor Piatigorsky, 1947

Box 1, Folder 5

Fritz Reiner, 1947

Box 1, Folder 6

Claudio Arrau, 1947, 1987

Box 1, Folder 7

Robert Casadesus, 1946

Box 1, Folder 8

Bruno Walter, 1949

Box 1, Folder 9

Jascha Heifetz, 1957

Box 1, Folder 10

Arturo Toscanini, 1949

Box 1, Folder 11

Josef Szigeti, 1950

Box 1, Folder 12

Igor Stravinsky, 1952

Box 1, Folder 13

Stravinsky & Castelnuevo-Tedesco, 1955

Box 1, Folder 14

Sir Thomas Beecham, 1955

Box 1, Folder 15

Otto Klemperer, 1955

Box 1, Folder 16

Mstislav Rostropovich, 1956

Box 1, Folder 17

Serge Koussevitsky, 1957

Box 1, Folder 18

Vladamir Horowitz, 1958

Box 1, Folder 19

Pierre Monteux, 1958

Box 1, Folder 20

Leon Fleisher, 1958, 1990

Box 1, Folder 21

John Browning, 1955, 1986

Box 1, Folder 22

Isaac Stern, 1958

Box 1, Folder 23

Arthur Rubinstein, 1958

Box 1, Folder 24

Van Cliburn, 1959

Box 1, Folder 25

Kirill Kondrashin, 1959

Box 1, Folder 26

Ernst Toch, 1964

Box 1, Folder 27

David Oistrakh, 1965

Box 1, Folder 28

Gregor Piatigorsky, 1976

Box 1, Folder 29

Vladamir Ashkenazy, 1985

Box 1, Folder 30

Horacio Gutierrez, 1985

Box 1, Folder 31

Andrei Gavrilov, 1985

Box 1, Folder 32

Carlos Montoya, 1985

Box 1, Folder 33

Pinchas Zukerman, 1985

Box 1, Folder 34

Zukerman & Perlman, 1985

Box 1, Folder 35

Itzhak Perlman, 1985

Box 1, Folder 36

Henryk Szeryng, 1986

Box 1, Folder 37

Walter Klien, 1986

Box 1, Folder 38

Gary Karr, 1986

Box 1, Folder 39

Aldo Ciccolini, 1986

Box 1, Folder 40

Andres Segovia, 1986

Box 1, Folder 41

Andre Watts, 1986

Box 1, Folder 42

Isaac Stern, 1986

Box 1, Folder 43

Yefim Bronfman, 1986

Box 1, Folder 44

Janos Starker, 1986

Box 1, Folder 45

Valery Afanasieff, 1986

Box 1, Folder 46

Maurice Andre, 1986

Box 1, Folder 47

Josef Suk, 1986

Box 1, Folder 48

Albert Goldberg, 1987

Box 1, Folder 49

Yehudi Menuhin, 1986

Box 1, Folder 50

Lorin Maazel, 1987

Box 1, Folder 51

Minoru Nojima, 1987

Box 1, Folder 52

Yo-Yo Ma, 1988

Box 1, Folder 53

Jean-Pierre Rampal, 1990

Box 1, Folder 54

Nikolai Petrov, 1987

Box 1, Folder 55

Andrea Lucchesini, 1987

Box 1, Folder 56

Nicolas Slonimsky, 1987

Box 1, Folder 57

Annie Fischer, 1988

Box 1, Folder 58

Ravi Shankar, 1988

Box 1, Folder 59

Michael Tilson Thomas, 1988

Box 2, Folder 1

Cho-Liang "Jimmy" Lin, 1988

Box 2, Folder 2

Eduardo Mata, 1988

Box 2, Folder 3

Jascha Heifetz, 1988

Box 2, Folder 4

Jacob Druckman, 1988

Box 2, Folder 5

Jan De Gaetani, 1988

Box 2, Folder 6

Jorge Mester, 1988

Box 2, Folder 7

James Galway, 1988

Box 2, Folder 8

Cecile Licad, 1988

Box 2, Folder 9

Alexander Slobodyanik, 1988

Box 2, Folder 10

Nicholas McGegan, 1988

Box 2, Folder 11

Moura Lympany, 1988

Box 2, Folder 12

Andras Schiff, 1989

Box 2, Folder 13

Lynn Harrell, 1989

Box 2, Folder 14

Lukas Foss, 1989

Box 2, Folder 15

Alicia de Larrocha, 1989

Box 2, Folder 16

Kazuhito Yamashita, 1989

Box 2, Folder 17

Heinrich Schiff, 1989

Box 2, Folder 18

Aprile Milo, 1989

Box 2, Folder 19

Pierre Boulez, 1989

Box 2, Folder 20

Neeme Jarvi, 1989

Box 2, Folder 21

Midori, 1989

Box 2, Folder 22

Radu Lupu, 1990

Box 2, Folder 23

Emmanuel Ax, 1990

Box 2, Folder 24

Erich Leinsdorf, 1990

Box 2, Folder 25

Self Portraits, 1990