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Babitz (Sol) papers
PASC-M.0052  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
35.5 Linear Feet (71 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.