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Call No.: MS Thr 489
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lifar, Serge, 1905-, recipient.
Title: Serge Lifar letters from Igor Markevitch and others,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to choreographer Serge Lifar from composer and conductor Igor Markevitch and others.
Serge Lifar (1905-1986) was a Ukranian-born French dancer and choreographer. Igor Markevitch (1912-1983) was a Russian-born French composer and conductor. Both were Serge Diaghilev's protégées: Serge Lifar became leading dancer for the Ballets Russes; Igor Markevitch was the youngest composer ever to work for ballet. Their collaboration continued for a number of years after Diaghilev's death.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Letters to Serge Lifar from Igor Markevitch concerning working with Lifar on ballets L'Envol d'Icare and Rébus, reporting his work on the score and arranging rehearsals for L'Envol d'Icare, discussing further plans for possible collaboration with Lifar, and later recalling his memories of Serge Diaghilev, and the Ballets Russes. Also includes letters to Serge Lifar from Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatique (France) (1938), letter from B. Scott's Söhne (Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) (1938), and letter from Igor Markevitch's son, Dimitry Markevitch (1986). All letters are in French.