Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936

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Born Jan. 26, 1878 in St. Petersburg, the son of a well know jurist. At the age of 10 he was entered in the St. Petersburg Conservatory to study piano under Anton Rubenstein, later studied composition in Vienna under Glazunov and other. In 1896 made his public debut in Berlin and later Europe. Made his first appearance in America at Carnegie Hall, Nov. 12, 1900, and made six transcontinental tours. Met Clara Clemens daughter of Mark Twain when both were studying under Leschistky, and married in 1909. She was a central to and appeared frequently in concert with him. A daughter Nina was born in 1913. He was conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 1918 until his death Sept. 14, 1936. In 1921 became an American Citizen. In 1924-30, 1930-31 alternated with Leopold Stokowski as director of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. Received honorary degrees from Oberlin College, 1932 and Wayne Univ. in 1935. He was credited with making the Detroit Symphony Orchestra one of the best in the country and was considered one of the greatest pianists of his day. He was buried at Elmira, N.Y. in the Clemens family plot. (from B.H.C. Biography File) (blue index cards)

From the description of Ossip Gabrilowitsch papers, 1920-1937. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 664584145

Clara Clemens (1874-1962) was the middle daughter of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain); she was married to Ossip Gabrilowitsch from 1909 until his death, in 1936; in 1944 she married the Russian-born conductor Jacques Samossoud.

From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, ca. 1909-1943. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863319

American pianist, conductor, and composer of Russian birth.

From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Detroit, 12 September 1926, to Walter Damrosch, 1926 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577592

From the description of Typewritten letters signed (4) and telegrams (4), dated : Detroit, 1927-28, to George Engles, 1927 June 30 and 1927 July 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577595

From the description of Typewritten letters signed (6), autograph letters signed (4), and autograph postcard signed, dated : Detroit, Philadelphia, and New York, 1917-1933, to Harry Harkness Flagler (including one to Mrs. Flagler), 1917-1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577599

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 2 April 1933, to [Arturo Toscanini], 1933 Apr. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577603

From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : [s.l.], 22 June 1924, to Robert Fuld, 1924 June 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270947826

From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Detroit, 13 April 1933, to Mrs. Melbert B. Cary, 1933 Apr. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577590

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referencedIn Lashanska, Hulda, 1893-1974. Papers, 1908-1971 (bulk 1920-1930). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Smith, Max, 1874-1935. The Max Smith papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Committee for the Education of Russian Youth in Exile. Committee for the Education of Russian Youth in Exile Records, ca. 1914-1939. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn The Horatio Parker Papers, 1863-1972 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf MAILAMM (Organization). The papers of Mailamm, The American Music Association, 1930-1943. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn A.P. Schmidt Company. A.P. Schmidt Company archives, 1869-1958 (bulk 1895-1920). Library of Congress
referencedIn Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William), 1863-1919. The Horatio Parker papers, 1863-1972 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Schelling, Ernest, 1876-1939. Autograph letter signed, dated : [New York], 9 February 1937, to Mrs. Melbert Cary, Jr. [i.e. Mary Flagler Cary], 1937, 9 February. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949. The David Stanley Smith papers, 1889-1958 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Arthur M. Abell papers, 1829-1976 (inclusive, 1905-1958 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936. Typewritten letters signed (4) and telegrams (4), dated : Detroit, 1927-28, to George Engles, 1927 June 30 and 1927 July 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, 1872-1915. [Album leaf in the hand of Ossip Gabrilowitsch], 1928 Jan. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ussher, Bruno David. Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs, 1892-1957 (bulk 1922-1935). University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Heller, Helen. Helen Heller Family papers, 1840-1941 (inclusive) University of Chicago Library
referencedIn The Love Family Papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
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referencedIn T. Swann Harding Papers, 1918-1963 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938. Typewritten letters signed (11) and telegram, dated : New York and Roslyn, N.Y., 10 February 1928 and January 1932-February 1933, to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1928 Feb. 10 and 1932 Jan.-1933 Feb. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936. Typewritten letters signed (6), autograph letters signed (4), and autograph postcard signed, dated : Detroit, Philadelphia, and New York, 1917-1933, to Harry Harkness Flagler (including one to Mrs. Flagler), 1917-1933. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn The Max Smith Papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Miquelle, Georges, 1894-1977. Scrapbook : of Georges Miquelle, 1927-1969. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936. Autograph note signed, dated : [s.l.], 22 June 1924, to Robert Fuld, 1924 June 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Samaroff, Olga, 1882-1948. Autograph letters signed (3) and letters signed (2), dated : Philadelphia, 1917 and 1921, and [New York], 1928-1929, to Mr. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1917 Mar. 3. and 1928 Sept. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936. Typewritten letter signed, dated : Detroit, 13 April 1933, to Mrs. Melbert B. Cary, 1933 Apr. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra papers, [1921-1928]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. Deux Allegri / di Bravura. / Composées et dediees / à Mr le / Comte Thadé d'Amade etzetzetz / par son tres humble serviteur / François Liszt / agé de douze ans / Op. 1 / Monsieur. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Armsby, Leonora Wood. Papers, 1880-1959. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Musicians Collection TXRC99-A17., 1727-1981, (bulk 1900-1940) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936. Typewritten letter signed, dated : Detroit, 12 September 1926, to Walter Damrosch, 1926 Sept. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lawson, Raymond Augustus, 1875-1959. Papers, 1859-1976. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William), 1863-1919. The Horatio Parker papers, 1863-1972 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The David Stanley Smith Papers, 1889-1958 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Müller, René. Papers regarding 20th century musicians [manuscript], 1916-1977. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Brenda Putnam Papers, 1915-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs, Bulk, 1922-1935, 1892-1957 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Harding, T. Swann (Thomas Swann), 1890-. T. Swann Harding papers, 1918-1963. Library of Congress
creatorOf Aronfreed, Johanna Scheindling. Autograph album, 1892-1935. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Hulda Lashanska papers, 1908-1971, 1920-1930 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Heller, Helen Family. Papers, 1840-1941 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Slonimsky, Nicholas, 1894-,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Nov. 13, 1976 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Wilhelm Gericke papers, 1876-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936. Correspondence to Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, ca. 1909-1943. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Love family. The Love family papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Bodanzky, Artur, 1877-1939. Mater dolorosa : op. 6 no. 1 ; Danse grotesque, op. 6 no. 2 / Bodanzky. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Harmati, Sandor, 1892-1936. Elysian idyll / Sandor Harmati. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Harmati, Sándor, Mrs. Autograph letters signed (3) and autograph letters signed (2) from her mother, Margaret Sjader, dated : Darien (Conn.), December 1931-March 1932, to Mr. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1931 Dec. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Abell, Arthur M. Papers, 1829-1976 (inclusive), 1905-1958 (bulk). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936. Ossip Gabrilowitsch papers, 1920-1937. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949. The David Stanley Smith papers, 1889-1958 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936. Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 2 April 1933, to [Arturo Toscanini], 1933 Apr. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Michigan--Detroit
Subject
1925.10.29
1927.06.30
Conductors (Music)
Symphonies
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Birth 1878-02-07

Death 1936-09-14

Americans

English,

German

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