Saturday, February 16, 2008

Louis & Annette Kaufman gift of scores

The remaining scores from the gift of Louis & Annette Kaufman (Hon. D., Oberlin, 1985), donated by Mrs. Kaufman in 2003, have been added to our Special Collections. Around 100 items, they include works dedicated to Kaufman, the eminent American violinist who, among other accomplishments, served as concertmaster in the orchestras of the great American movie studios through the 1930s-40s. His solos can be heard on dozens of filmtracks of the time. The Kaufmans' colorful life together can be discovered in "A Fiddler's Tale: how Vivaldi and Hollywood Discovered Me" in the library.