Scope and Content of Collection
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 The collection consists of compositions by Babin, reel-to-reel tapes, published and unpublished works by other composers, and Babin’s miscellaneous publications.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.