Finding Aid for the Sol Babitz Collection of Research Materials, Correspondence, and Papers,1948-1982.

Collection processed and machine-readable finding aid created by UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections staff.
UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections
University of California, Los Angeles, Library
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Arts and Humanities--Music

Finding Aid of the Sol Babitz Collection of Research Materials, Correspondence, and Papers, 1948-1982.

Collection number: 52

UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Library
  • Performing Arts Special Collections, Room A1713
  • Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Phone: (310) 825-4988
  • Fax: (310) 206-1864
  • Email: speccoll-paging@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/performingarts/index.cfm
Processed by:
UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
2/17/83
Encoded by:
Bryan Griest
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sol Babitz Collection of Research Materials, Correspondence, and Papers, 1948-1982,
Date (inclusive): 1948-1982.
Collection number: 52
Creator: Babitz, Sol
Extent: 71 boxes (35.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: This collection consists of research notes, musical sketches, manuscripts, published scores, books, pamphlets, periodical issues, offprints, typed drafts of articles, photocopies of articles, scores, miscellaneous printed music pages, and correspondence.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collectionsas the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sol Babitz Collection of Research Materials, Correspondence, and Papers, 1948-1982, 52, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Babitz was born on Oct. 11, 1911, in Brooklyn, NY; he was largely a self-taught violinist since leaving high school; his violin teachers included Carl Flesch in Berlin and Marcel Chailley in Paris; his interest in performance practice was aroused by the writing of Arnold Dolmetsch and encouraged by Igor Stravinsky, whose string parts Babitz edited for many years; he was a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1933-37, and then played with Hollywood studio orchestras until 1952; editor, International musician (1941-62); co-founded the Early Music Laboratory (EML) in 1948; he devoted much of his research to the problems of performance practices in baroque and classical music through studying and interpreting 17th and 18th century treatises, and he incorporated his findings in recordings, articles, and bulletins; died in 1982.

Scope and Content

Research notes, manuscript and typed; musical sketches and manuscripts; published scores, books, pamphlets, periodical issues and offprints, with and without annotations; typed drafts of articles; photocopies of articles, scores, and miscellaneous printed music pages; and correspondence - all mostly related to baroque performance practice research done through the Early Music Laboratory (EML). Includes a set of EML Bulletins, other EML publications, and disc recordings of EML sponsored performances.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Babitz, Sol--Archives.
Early Music Laboratory.
Musicologists--United States--Archival resources.
Performance practice (Music)--Research.


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