Scope and Content of Collection
The Balint Vazsonyi Collection covers the period from 1949-2003; the bulk of the materials date from 1960-2000. The collection consists of concert programs and reviews, reel-to-reel and commercially issued recordings, flyers, scrapbooks, and biographical information and articles concerning Vazsonyi. It also contains articles, lectures, teaching activities, books, papers, and films written by Vazsonyi about music and politics, as well as information about Vazsonyi’s involvement in politics. Finally, this collection contains correspondences between Vazsonyi and many different organizations and people. This collection represents Vazsonyi’s recordings and lectures by composers such as Brahms and Liszt and articles he wrote about his former teacher, Dohnanyi. The materials reflect Vazsonyi’s performances and teaching activities with the Boston Conservatory, the New School of the Arts, and Indiana University, as well as his performances at the Hungarian Embassy (Washington, DC) and in places throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa. It also reflects Vazsonyi’s political involvement with the Center for the American Founding/Potomac Foundation and his extensive writings on politics in the U.S. Finally, it represents his correspondence with various arts organizations such as the Kent Music Center, the University of Miami School of Music, the Guilford Festival, and his manager, the Kazuko Hillyer International, Inc.