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International Piano Archives at Maryland

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By appointment,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Contact:

Donald Manildi
IPAM Curator
 
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
2511 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742-1630
(301) 405-9224
E-mail: godowsky@umd.edu


George Kochevitsky Collection

Picture of George Kochevitsky, pianistGeorge Kochevitsky was trained in pre-Revolutionary Russia. Later, he was intermittently active in the USSR as a performer and teacher. He then made his way to the U.S., living in New York, where he continued his serious research into piano methodology, frequently contributing articles to various journals. His book, "The Art of Piano Playing: A Scientific Approach," was first published in 1967. Another publication, the 168-page "Performing Bach's Keyboard Music," was issued posthumously. It offered the results of Kochevitsky's extensive investigations into Baroque performance practices.

SERIES DESCRIPTION

SERIES I - MATERIAL RELATED TO PHYSIOLOGY

SERIES II - BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES

SERIES III - KOCHEVITSKY'S WRITINGS

SERIES IV - COLLECTED BOOK AND RECORD REVIEWS

SERIES V - COLLECTED CONCERT PROGRAMS AND FLIERS

SERIES VI - CORRESPONDENCE

SERIES VII - COLLECTED PUBLISHED MATERIAL ON DIFFERENT TOPICS

SERIES VIII - COLLECTED ARTICLES/REVIEWS/OBITUARIES ABOUT OTHER PERFORMERS

SERIES IX - MISCELLANEOUS KOCHEVITSKY MATERIALS

SERIES X - COLLECTED MAGAZINES

SERIES XI - MISCELLANEOUS