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Jacob Avshalomov scores, 1928-2001
Avshalomov, Jacob, 1919-
- 5.6 linear ft. (15 boxes)
The Jacob Avshalomov scores consists chiefly of scores encompassing a fifty-year period of his work from 1928 to 1978. There are several drafts of many of the compositions in the collection. There are also two scores written by the composer's father, Aaron Avshalomov. The other materials in the collection include limited correspondence, clippings, and programs. The majority of the material was dated, labeled, and arranged in chronological order by Jacob Avshalomov. The collection also contains Jacob Avshalomov's typescript for his autobiography, written with his father, Avshalomovs' winding way : composers out of China : a chronicle.
The composer Jacob Avshalomov spent the majority of his career as the director of the Portland Youth Orchestra (a/k/a the Portland Youth Philharmonic) from 1954 to 1995. Avshalomov was born in Tsingtao, China on March 28, 1919. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1944. In1946, following his education and a stint in the U.S. Army,Avshalomov joined the music faculty at Columbia University. During his eight-year tenure, he founded and conducted the University chorus. In 1954, Avshalomov took over the Portland Junior Symphony, whose name was changed in 1978 to the Portland Youth Orchestra. He served as its conductor until 1995. Avshalomov received many honors during his career, including the Ernst Bloch award, a Guggenheim fellowship, the New York Music Critics Circle award, and multiple honorary degrees. He served on the National Council on Humanities from 1968 to 1978. Avshalomov's many compositions include Slow dance, Inscriptions at the city of the brass, How long o Lord, and Tom O'Bedlam.
Controlled Access Terms
- Avshalomov, Jacob, 1919-
- Composers -- United States.
- JPB 02-5
Additional Creator Names
- Avshalomov, Aaron, 1894-1965.
- Avshalomov, Jacob, 1919- Avshalomovs' winding way : composers out of china : a chronicle.
- Avshalomov, Jacob, 1919- How long o Lord.
- Avshalomov, Jacob, 1919- Inscriptions at the city of thebrass.
- Avshalomov, Jacob, 1919- Slow dance.
- Avshalomov, Jacob, 1919- Tom O'Bedlam.
- Portland Youth Philharmonic.
- American Music Collection.