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The Boris Koutzen Manuscript Collection

In the Vassar Music Library Collection

Cadenza (for Mozart's "Concerto in G major")

Box 1

  • proof

Clown's reverie and dance

Box 1

  • transparencies
  • worksheets

Concert piece for violoncello and string orchestra

Box 1

  • parts
  • transparencies (score)
  • ink holograph
  • pencil holograph

Concertante for two solo flutes and orchestra

Box 2

  • part (clarinet only)
  • photocopy of piano reduction
  • transparencies (orchestra score)
  • transparencies (parts)
  • published copy
  • piano-percussion reduction
  • pencil holograph

Box 3

  • solo parts (photo-positives)
  • solo parts (original ink copies)
  • solo parts (final ink copies)
  • worksheets
  • ink holograph (score)
  • 4 letters to Leon Brazin

Concertino for piano and strings

Box 4

  • transparencies (original score)
  • two bound copies
  • extra parts (not corrected)
  • manuscript of condensed score and worksheets
  • transparencies (parts)
  • Pen and ink score- "Reduction of orchestra for a second piano"

Concerto for five solo instruments and string orchestra

Box 5 (Oversize)

  • parts
  • original pencil score
  • transparencies
  • parts
  • transparencies (score)
  • ink holograph (score)
  • 2 bound orchestral scores
  • transparencies (string parts)

Concerto for viola and orchestra

Box 6 (Oversize)

  • transparencies (orchestral score)
  • bound orchestral score
  • transparencies
  • solo parts (2 envelopes and wrapped parts)
  • photo-positives
  • ink holograph (parts for strings, flute, and clarinet)
  • worksheets (for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd movements)
  • solo part and piano reduction (transparencies)

Concerto for violin and orchestra

Box 7

  • photograph of Eugene Ormandy and Boris and Nadia Koutzen
  • orchestral score
  • transparencies (orchestral score)

Box 8

  • parts
  • photocopy of solo part
  • correspondence between Denise Koutzen and Robert Parks
  • piano arrangement of the score- sketches and worksheets

Box 9

  • parts (mimeographed)

Box 10A

  • transparencies (parts)
  • piano reduction (pencil holograph and ink copy)
  • transparencies (solo part)
  • transparencies (solo part and piano reduction)
  • piano reduction/ worksheets and sketches

Box 10B

  • Concerto for chorus and orchestra without lyrics, just a syllable.
  • Pencil score, not completed
  • Divertimento for orchestra

Box 11 (Oversize)

  • parts
  • transparencies (orchestral score)

Box 12 (Oversize)

  • sketches and worksheets
  • program
  • 3 bound orchestral scores
  • parts (transparencies)
  • bound volume with sketches for orchestral arrangement and notes regarding instrumentation on score of original version

Dreamland for voice and piano

Box 13

  • pencil manuscript and worksheets
  • copy of printed sheets
  • photocopy
  • transparencies

Duo concertante

Box 13

  • worksheets
  • ink holograph transparencies

Eidolóns: poem for piano

Box 13

  • proofs
  • sketches and worksheets
  • transparencies
  • published copy

Elegiac rhapsody for orchestra

Box 14

  • pencil copy
  • transparencies (orchestra score)
  • transparencies (parts)
  • 4 bound orchestral scores

Enigma for piano

Box 14

  • pencil copy

Fanfare, prayer, and march

Box 15

  • parts
  • wallpaper bound folder with misc. pencil sketches
  • full score- 2 bound copies
  • manuscript- 21 pages (condensed score) and worksheets- 29 pages
  • individual orchestra parts
  • transparencies

The Fatal oath

Box 16

  • piano vocal reduction of orchestral score with text revisions
  • pencil holograph (orchestral score) and photocopies of three letters- 2 by Rodzinski, 1 by Mitropoulos

Box 17

  • libretti:
    unbound, working copy?
    bound with revisions
    transparencies
    printed
    pencil copy
    typed with revisions
    typed
  • piano vocal score with some revisions

Box 18 (Oversize)

  • orchestral score (bound in two volumes)
  • "Final Version" (with revisions) of piano vocal score
  • piano vocal score (transparencies)
  • piano vocal score with revisions and sketches

Box 19

  • program (world premier)
  • set design
  • chamber orchestra version (ink copy of orchestral score)

Box 20

  • sketches
  • worksheets (4 books)
  • proof of orchestral score-wrapped in two groups

Box 21 (Oversize)

  • transparencies (score)
  • pencil holograph (parts- strings, clarinet, and flute)
  • synopsis and program
  • spiral-bound piano vocal score
  • spiral-bound photocopy of piano vocal score
  • spiral-bound mimeograph of full score

Box 22

  • parts (ink)

Foundation of violin playing

Box 23

  • ink holograph
  • 3 sketchbooks
  • foreward and sketches
  • transparencies
  • bound copy

From the American folklore

Box 24 (Oversize)

  • ink copy
  • pencil copy and program notes
  • worksheets
  • transparencies (parts)
  • orchestral parts (2 groups)
  • orchestral parts (3 bound volumes)

Holiday mood

(See also "Divertimento for orchestra, Mvt. 3")

Box 25

  • worksheets
  • proofs
  • cover
  • transparencies (score and solo part)
  • mimeograph (score and solo part)
  • published copy

An invocation

Box 26

  • original pencil copy
  • sketches
  • sketches and worksheets
  • orchestra parts (2 envelopes)
  • text
  • 2 mimeograph copies of the full score

Landscape and dance

Box 27 (Oversize)

  • pencil copy
  • sketches and worksheets
  • transparencies (score)?
  • transparencies (parts)

Légende for violin and piano

Box 27

  • 2 published copies
  • pencil holograph
  • 1st and 2nd proofs of solo parts

Legende for elementary school band (In the style of a Russian folksong)

Box 27

  • photo-positives and ink holograph of piano part
  • pencil holograph (score)
  • photo-positives
  • ink holograph (score and parts)
  • clarinet part from Legende for elementary school band- not found
  • "Concertante"- not found

Lethe

Box 27

  • holograph (pencil)
  • sketches
  • new copy (ink)
  • photo-positive
  • transparencies
  • photocopy

Melody with variations

Box 27

  • ink holograph (score)
  • proofs (solo parts)
  • proofs (solo clarinet and full score)
  • 2nd proof, violin part
  • transparencies (parts)
  • photo-positives

Miscellaneous

Box 28

  • sketches and sketchbooks (3 envelopes)
  • newspaper clipping
  • bound sketchbook
  • worksheets (1 envelope)
  • 1 loose leaf book

Box 29

  • miscellaneous photo-positives
  • miscellaneous sketches (2 envelopes)
  • 4 sketchbooks
  • miscellaneous transparencies
  • miscellaneous pages 19 and 20

Box 30

  • miscellaneous worksheets
  • miscellaneous scores
  • miscellaneous scores- envelope titled "Sonata for violin + 'cello" but score for violin and piano

Morning music

Box 31

  • transparencies (score)
  • ink holograph (parts)
  • worksheets
  • published copy
  • programs

Music for violin alone

Box 32

  • bound mimeographed copy and transparencies
  • sketches (pencil)

Nocturne for violin and piano

Box 32

  • proof
  • ink holograph- not found here
  • proof (score)

Octave study

Box 32

  • transparencies (parts)
  • orchestration

Passacaglia

Box 32

  • pencil holograph

Pastorale and dance

Box 32

  • 1st proofs (2 clarinet and 2 violin parts)
  • transparencies (score and parts)
  • 1st proof of full score- not found here
  • sketches
  • proofs (score and parts)
  • 2nd proof (score)

Poem for violin and string quartet

Box 33A

  • manuscript and worksheets
  • transparencies (parts)
  • transparencies (score)
  • photo-positives (2 envelopes)
  • photocopy
  • ink holograph (2 groups)

Retirement concert program April 24, 1966

Box 33A

Quartets, strings, no. 1 (Other title: "Quatuor")

Box 33A

  • mimeograph and pencil holograph
  • photo-positive of copyist's manuscript
  • ink holograph

Quartets, strings, no. 2

Box 33B

  • score (mimeograph)
  • parts (mimeographed original? and copyists)
  • prints
  • worksheets and sketches and pencil holograph
  • programs
  • bound published library copy (no. 2)

Quartets, strings, no. 3

Box 34

  • transparencies (parts)
  • transparencies (score)
  • corrections

Russian dance

Box 34

  • published copy

Serenade for saxophone, bassoon, and 'cello (Other title: "Music for saxophone, bassoon, and 'cello")

Box 34

  • mimeograph of ink holograph (bassoon and cello parts)
  • pencil holograph (score)

Sinfonietta

Box 34

  • sketches- 26 pages and pencil holograph 3 booklets- 64 pages

Solitude (Other title: Poem nocturne "Solitide")

Box 35

  • individual orchestra parts- 2 envelopes
  • original pencil holograph of the orchestra score- 43 pages
  • orchestra score- 2 copies

Sonata for piano and violin (1928)

Box 36

  • ink holograph- solo violin part
  • photocopy- solo violin part
  • pencil holograph (1st and 3rd mvts)
  • 3 scores- different versions

Sonata no. 2 for violin and piano

Box 37

  • ink holograph (score and solo part)
  • sketches, working copy
  • transparencies
  • ink holograph

Sonata for violin and 'cello

Box 38

  • proof of full score
  • proof of full score (green)
  • transparencies
  • worksheets and sketches
  • special prints for violin part
  • 1st proof
  • ink holograph

Sonatina for piano

Box 39

  • sketches and worksheets
  • published copy
  • bound copy
  • transparencies
  • proofs

Sonatina for two pianos

Box 39

  • ink copy
  • one page from Sonatina for two pianos

Sonnet for organ

Box 39

  • pencil copy
  • transparencies
  • sketches and worksheets (26 pages)
  • published copy
  • ink copy

Symphonic movement for orchestra and violin obligato (Other title: "Mouvement symphonique")

Box 40 (Oversize)

  • parts
  • bound orchestral score
  • pencil holographs- 2 envelopes
  • published copy
  • proofs

Symphonic rhapsody for the band (Other titles: "Rhapsody for symphonic band," "Symphonic rhapsody for the band" and "Rhapsody for band")

Box 41 (Oversize)

  • manuscript (condensed score)- 23 pages, worksheets, holograph of the full score in pencil- 43 pages
  • pencil holograph (score)
  • ink copy (parts)
  • 2 bound copies of full score
  • individual orchestra parts
  • transparencies

Symphony in C

Box 41 (Oversize)

  • piano score holograph (65 pages)
  • 1 unbound photocopy of piano score
  • 1 spiral-bound photocopy of piano score

Symphony in C

Box 42 (Oversize)

  • 1 unbound ink copy
  • 2 spiral-bound ink copies

Box 43

  • photo-positive
  • parts (1 of 2)

Box 44

  • parts (2 of 2)

Trio for flute, 'cello, and harp

Box 45

  • sketches
  • worksheets
  • proofs of score and parts
  • ink holograph (score)- 2 folders
  • ink holographs (parts)
  • photocopy (part)
  • photocopy (score)

Trio for piano, violin and 'cello

Box 45

  • transparencies (full score and parts)
  • sketches
  • worksheets (for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd movements) 3 envelopes
  • proofs of score and parts- not found here
  • pencil holographs 92 p. full scores- not found here

Valley Forge

Box 46 (Oversize)

  • transparencies of individual orchestra parts
  • letter from congressman
  • pencil holograph
  • sketches and worksheets
  • score (2 copies- one bound, one loose sheets)

Words of cheer to Zion

Box 46 (Oversize)

  • condensed score and worksheets- 37 pages
  • score for mixed chorus with piano accompaniment- not found
  • text
  • transparencies

You never know

Box 46 (Oversize)

  • spiral-bound score

You never know

Box 47

  • holograph-loose leaf binder
  • transparencies
  • libretto (2 envelopes)

Box 48

  • libretto
  • libretto-transparencies
  • auto-positives
  • libretto-pencil holograph
  • sketches

Box 49

  • piano reduction with vocal part
  • orchestral score- (transparencies)
  • published copy of the piano reduction
  • work copy

Box 50: FRAGILE

  • Loose leaf binder regarding Koutzen's works
  • Three letters to Koutzen from Sarah Gibson Blanding
  • Frame photograph of Koutzen with Sarah Gibson Blanding
  • Obituaries

Box 51

  • LP "Sinfonietta" and "Concerto for viola and orchestra"
  • 33 1/3 rpm: recordings
  • An invocation (10 copies)
  • An unidentified performance

Box 52: Reel-to-reel tapes

  • Chausson, Ernest. Concerto for violin and piano. I, II, III Movements. (Boris Koutzen, violinist, John Crouch, pianist) (Vassar College, Skinner Hall, 2/2/56)
  • Chausson, Ernest. Concerto for violin and piano. I, II, III Movements. (Boris Koutzen, violinist, John Crouch, pianist) (Vassar College, Skinner Hall, 2/2/56) COPY.
  • Chausson, Ernest. Concerto for violin and piano: 2 versions MVMT IV (Boris Koutzen, violinist, John Crouch, pianist) (Vassar College, Skinner Hall, 2/2/56)
  • Debussy, Claude. Danse sacrée et [danse] profane.
  • Fauré, Gabriel. Sonata for violin and piano. (John Crouch and Boris Koutzen)
    Fauré, Gabriel. Sonata for violin and piano. (John Crouch and Boris Koutzen) (2 Copies)
  • Koutzen, Boris. Elegiac Rhapsody (Vassar College Orchestra, 5/1/63) (2 copies)
    Koutzen, Boris. Elegiac Rhapsody (Vassar College Orchestra, 5/1/63) MASTER.
  • Koutzen, Boris. Concerto for five solo instruments and string orchestra. (Vassar College Orchestra, 5/7/61)
  • Koutzen, Boris. A concert of compositions by Boris Koutzen. (4/24/66)
    Tape one:
    String quartet no. 3 (1944) (Hudson Valley String Quartet)
    Sonnet for Organ (1946) (Kathleen Funk Pearson, organ)

    Tape two: (2 copies)
    Trio for flute, 'cello and harp (1933) (Paul Boyer, flute, Sterling Hunkins, 'cello, Susan Jolles, harp)
    Poem for violin solo and string quartet (1963) (Nadia Koutzen, solo violin, Hudson Valley string Quartet)

    Tape three:
    Dreamland&emdash;for voice and piano (1964) (Albert van Ackere, baritone, Huguette van Achere, piano)
    Sonatina for two pianos (1944) (Gwendolyn Hamilton, Earl Groves, pianos)
  • Koutzen, Boris. Fanfare, prayer and march. (Vassar College Orchestra, Koutzen, cond.)
  • Koutzen, Boris. An invocation. (Rehearsal, Vassar College Glee Club and Orchestra, 5/5/59)
  • Koutzen, Boris. An invocation. (Performance, Vassar, 5/6/59)
  • Koutzen, Boris. An invocation for women's' voices and orchestra. (Vassar Glee Club and the Chappaqua Chamber Orchestra, Koutzen cond., 5/16/59)
  • Koutzen, Boris. An invocation. (Philadelphia? "Vassar and Phila Orchestra")
  • Koutzen, Boris. Morning music for flute and string orchestra (Philadelphia Conservatory Orchestra, Koutzen , cond.)
  • Koutzen, Boris. Sonata for violin and cello. (Koutzen and Shapiro (11/13/58)

    BOX 53:

    • "Journal Boris Koutzen (1944-1955) (typed) (2 copies)
    •  "Vassar College Orchestra / Boris Koutzen, Conductor" (Leather 3-hole binder)
      • "Presented by the Vassar College Orchestra, May 4, 1966.
      • Includes photos, news clippings, and concert programs
    • Letters from Vassar personnel to Koutzen
    • Exhibit Materials: 1961 and 1966 exhibitions
      • Include concert programs, news clippings, and informative exhibit labels
    • Exhibit materials: 2002 exhibition
      • Includes poster and Koutzen family attendance, Vassar  and family member letters and photos
    • "The works of Boris Koutzen" (printed pamphlet)
    • Folder from Nadia Koutzen
      • Includes news clippings, concert programs, letter from Sarah Blanding to Mrs. Koutzen

    BOX 54

    • Gift of Nadia Koutzen: 8/4/1999
      • Vassar-related letters correspondence 1944-1965 including work contracts
      • A packet of information on "Bastien and Bastienne"
    • Gift of Nadia Koutzen: 5/9/2002
      •  Folder of "Pappa's [sic] gift of music to Vassar"
        •  letters, appraisals: 1960-1965

    BOX 55 Gifts of Nadia Koutzen 2002

    • "Broadway Rhapsody" by Bernard Kay (Manuscript, pencil)
    • "Broadway Serenade" by Bernard Kay (Manuscript, ink)
    • Gift of Nadia Koutzen: 5/17/2002
      • B+W photo of Boris Koutzen in front of Skinner Hall? Date unknown.
      • "Feuille d'Album"
        • (pencil sketch
        • (Ink and pencil copy)
      • "Legende"
        • Ink holograph
        • Published edition marked for performance
        • Fair copy with subtitle "In the style of a Russian Folk song"
      • "Nocturne for violin and piano" (Pencil "copied by Inez")
      • Cadenza to Mozart's Violin Concerto in G Major (negative photocopy) "to my little daughter and pupil Nadia"
      • 2 unidentified pencil sketches
      • 2 unidentified pencil and ink sketches
      • Cadenza to Haydn Violin Concerto in C
        • Pencil
        • Ink
        • Blueprint
      • Kpanca (?) op. 77 1922 (pencil and ink)
      • Cadenza to Bockerini [sic] (3rd mvt.) (pencil)
      • Clarinet quartet score (pencil)
      • 1"?? odd sheet" (pencil sketch)
      • "Russian Siberian Folk Song" arrangement for 4 ‘cellos by Boris Koutzen (pencil)
      • Russian Dance from "The Tsar's Bride" (Rimsky-Korssakoff [sic]) freely adapted for four ‘cellos by Boris Koutzen
      • "Rondino" (Vieutemps/Koutzen) for violin and piano (ink)
      • "En Bateau" (Debussy) arranged for violin and piano
      • "Russian Dance" (Tchaikovsky/Koutzen) arranged for violin and piano
      • "Romance Orientale" (Rimsky-Korsakov)  arr. B. Koutzen for violin and piano with publication of  Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Rose enslaves the Nightengale" ([Boston]: Boston Music Co. : 1916)
      • "Malaguena" Spanish Dance for violin and piano (Sarasete/Koutzen)
        • (Ink)
        • (pencil)
        • (Blueprint) of violin part only
        • Negative photocopy
        • Photocopy, reduced
        • Pencil sketches
        • Parts (ink) enclosed in Proof copy?

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