This collection consists of research notes, musical sketches, manuscripts, published scores, books, pamphlets, periodical
issues, offprints, typed drafts of articles, photocopies of articles, scores, miscellaneous printed music pages, and correspondence.
Babitz was born on Oct. 11, 1911, in Brooklyn, NY;
he was largely a self-taught violinist since
leaving high school; his violin teachers included
Carl Flesch in Berlin and Marcel Chailley in
Paris; his interest in performance practice was
aroused by the writing of Arnold Dolmetsch and
encouraged by Igor Stravinsky, whose string parts
Babitz edited for many years; he was a violinist
with the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1933-37,
and then played with Hollywood studio orchestras
until 1952; editor, International musician
(1941-62); co-founded the Early Music Laboratory
(EML) in 1948; he devoted much of his research to
the problems of performance practices in baroque
and classical music through studying and
interpreting 17th and 18th century treatises, and
he incorporated his findings in recordings,
articles, and bulletins; died in 1982.
(35.5 linear ft.)
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