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Finding Aid of the James Arkatov photographs

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch and Sarah Guidas, July 2010

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Arkatov, James, 1920-
Title
James Arkatov photographs
Collection no.
0191
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1985-1990
Date [inclusive]
1946-1990
Extent
1.0 Linear feet, 2 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
James Arkatov was a cellist who photographed famous concert soloists performing. This collection consists of black and white prints of the photographs he took between 1946 and 1990.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], James Arkatov photographs, Collection no. 191, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biographical Note

James Arkatov was born in 1920 and raised in San Francisco, where his father, Alexander Arkatov, owned a photography salon. James was a cellist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and NBC's orchestra and was a founder of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. While in Pittsburgh, James began to photograph famous soloists as they came through town and he continued to do so once he relocated to Los Angeles.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains approximately 200 black and white images of classical conductors and soloists photographed performing by James Arkatov. Most of these photographs appeared in the USC Libraries exhibition "Grace Notes" in 1995 and were published in Arkatov's book Masters of Music (Capra Press, 1990).

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Arrangement

Photographs are arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
July 2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs
  • Portraits

Personal Name(s)

  • Arkatov, James, 1920- -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Exhibitions--California--Los Angeles--Photographs
  • Music--Performance--Photographs
  • Musicians--Photographs
  • Musicians--Portraits
  • Photographers--United States
  • Photography--Exhibitions

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Fritz Kreisler 1946-1990 

1 1

 Artur Schnabel, 1946 

1 2

 Zino Francescatti, 1946 

1 3

 Gregor Piatigorsky, 1947 

1 4

 Fritz Reiner, 1947 

1 5

 Claudio Arrau, 1947, 1987 

1 6

 Robert Casadesus, 1946 

1 7

 Bruno Walter, 1949 

1 8

 Jascha Heifetz, 1957 

1 9

 Arturo Toscanini, 1949 

1 10

 Josef Szigeti, 1950 

1 11

 Igor Stravinsky, 1952 

1 12

 Stravinsky & Castelnuevo-Tedesco, 1955 

1 13

 Sir Thomas Beecham, 1955 

1 14

 Otto Klemperer, 1955 

1 15

 Mstislav Rostropovich, 1956 

1 16

 Serge Koussevitsky, 1957 

1 17

 Vladamir Horowitz, 1958 

1 18

 Pierre Monteux, 1958 

1 19

 Leon Fleisher, 1958, 1990 

1 20

 John Browning, 1955, 1986 

1 21

 Isaac Stern, 1958 

1 22

 Arthur Rubinstein, 1958 

1 23

 Van Cliburn, 1959 

1 24

 Kirill Kondrashin, 1959 

1 25

 Ernst Toch, 1964 

1 26

 David Oistrakh, 1965 

1 27

 Gregor Piatigorsky, 1976 

1 28

 Vladamir Ashkenazy, 1985 

1 29

 Horacio Gutierrez, 1985 

1 30

 Andrei Gavrilov, 1985 

1 31

 Carlos Montoya, 1985 

1 32

 Pinchas Zukerman, 1985 

1 33

 Zukerman & Perlman, 1985 

1 34

 Itzhak Perlman, 1985 

1 35

 Henryk Szeryng, 1986 

1 36

 Walter Klien, 1986 

1 37

 Gary Karr, 1986 

1 38

 Aldo Ciccolini, 1986 

1 39

 Andres Segovia, 1986 

1 40

 Andre Watts, 1986 

1 41

 Isaac Stern, 1986 

1 42

 Yefim Bronfman, 1986 

1 43

 Janos Starker, 1986 

1 44

 Valery Afanasieff, 1986 

1 45

 Maurice Andre, 1986 

1 46

 Josef Suk, 1986 

1 47

 Albert Goldberg, 1987 

1 48

 Yehudi Menuhin, 1986 

1 49

 Lorin Maazel, 1987 

1 50

 Minoru Nojima, 1987 

1 51

 Yo-Yo Ma, 1988 

1 52

 Jean-Pierre Rampal, 1990 

1 53

 Nikolai Petrov, 1987 

1 54

 Andrea Lucchesini, 1987 

1 55

 Nicolas Slonimsky, 1987 

1 56

 Annie Fischer, 1988 

1 57

 Ravi Shankar, 1988 

1 58

 Michael Tilson Thomas, 1988 

1 59

 Cho-Liang "Jimmy" Lin, 1988 

2 1

 Eduardo Mata, 1988 

2 2

 Jascha Heifetz, 1988 

2 3

 Jacob Druckman, 1988 

2 4

 Jan De Gaetani, 1988 

2 5

 Jorge Mester, 1988 

2 6

 James Galway, 1988 

2 7

 Cecile Licad, 1988 

2 8

 Alexander Slobodyanik, 1988 

2 9

 Nicholas McGegan, 1988 

2 10

 Moura Lympany, 1988 

2 11

 Andras Schiff, 1989 

2 12

 Lynn Harrell, 1989 

2 13

 Lukas Foss, 1989 

2 14

 Alicia de Larrocha, 1989 

2 15

 Kazuhito Yamashita, 1989 

2 16

 Heinrich Schiff, 1989 

2 17

 Aprile Milo, 1989 

2 18

 Pierre Boulez, 1989 

2 19

 Neeme Jarvi, 1989 

2 20

 Midori, 1989 

2 21

 Radu Lupu, 1990 

2 22

 Emmanuel Ax, 1990 

2 23

 Erich Leinsdorf, 1990 

2 24

 Self Portraits, 1990 

2 25

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