Victor Babin (1908-1972), pianist and composer, was part of a two-pianist performing duo with his wife, Vitya Vronsky. He was also active as a teacher and administrator. This collection consists of scores of pieces he performed written both by him and other composers, recordings of his works and his performances on reel-to-reel tapes, and two miscellaneous publications.
There are no restricted files in this collection.
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The Victor Babin Collection covers the years 1946 to 1978, with the bulk of material from 1952-1970. The collection consists of compositions by Babin, reel-to-reel tapes, published and unpublished works by other composers, and Babin’s miscellaneous publications. This collection contains Babin’s and other composers’ piano solos, as well as scores for piano concertos, piano duets, chamber music, and arrangements for two pianos. Vronsky, who plays on recordings with Babin, is featured in the collection, and some major composers in this collection include Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Stravinsky, and Debussy. The collection features Babin’s performances at the Library of Congress, with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, at the Carnegie Lecture Hall, and at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
This collection is organized as 3 series.
Materials were received on June 11th, 1998. Donation of the Victor Babin Collection to IPAM was made possible through the good offices of Paul Schenly, a former student of Victor Babin.
Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library