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MS Mus 194

Rosanska, Josefa, 1904-1986. Josefa Rosanska papers, 1913-1958: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Mus 194
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Rosanska, Josefa, 1904-1986.
Title: Josefa Rosanska papers,
Date(s): 1913-1958, (bulk) 1925-1939.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (10 boxes)
Language of materials: Includes materials in German and English.
Abstract: 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.

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Josefa Rosanska Papers, 1913-1958 (MS Mus 194). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

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