Francescatti, Zino (1902-1991)
The Zino Francescatti collection consists of correspondence, printed material, photographs, audio recordings, and a video.
Correspondence in the collection is extensive. It includes about 375 pieces (letters, cards, notes, and telegrams) sent to Francescatti and his wife, Yolande. The letters are mainly from musical colleagues, friends, fans, and students of Francescatti. The letters date from about 1936 to 1993. Notable correspondents include Nadia Boulanger, Gaby Casadesus, Rudolph Ganz, Bernard Gavoty, Alberto Ginastera, Eugene Goossens, Howard Hanson, Eugene Roamdy, Albert Spalding, Isaac Stern, Leopold Stokowski, Bruno Walter, and many others.
Printed material in the collection includes articles about Francescatti; newspaper clippings and magazine tearsheets regarding his performances (1958-1980); material copied from the Francescatti archives at Columbia Artists Management, Inc. for the 1959-1960 celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Francescatti’s first appearance on the American stage, as well as a press packet from CAMI (1973); invitations to events and jury memberships for musical competitions (1962-1982); numerous programs; flyers; and a poster.
Photographs in the collection include several of Francescatti performing as well as in daily life. Also present are eleven photo cards of Isaac Stern and his family (1982-1992).
Audio recordings in the collection include an audio cassette of Francescatti performing on violin with Robert Casadesus on piano in 1985; and a compact disc titled “Zino Francescatti: Ouevres and Transcriptions by Gaetane Prouvost and Noel Lee.”
The video in the collection is a video tape of Francescatti, undated.
Notable Figures
1. Francescatti, Zino, 1902-1991
Associated Subjects
1. Music Collections Subject Guide
2. Violin – Performance
3. Posters
4. Violin music
5. Violinists -- France
6. Music – 20th century
7. Programs
8. Photographs