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Samuel Lifschey collection (MSS 19)


Held at: Curtis Institute of Music Archives [Contact Us]1720 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Curtis Institute of Music Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Samuel Lifschey (1889-1961) was an American violist who initially studied the violin under Arnold Volpe, Rubin Goldmark, and Henri Casadesus. After his switch to viola Lifschey played with the New York, Cleveland, and Detroit Symphonies before serving as principal viola of Philadelphia Orchestra (1925-1955) and as a member of the Philadelphia Flute-Harp-Viola Trio. In addition to his performance career, Lifschey taught viola at Julliard.

The collection contains scrapbooks, programs, correspondence, clippings, and photographs from Samuel Lifschey's career as a member of both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Flute-Harp-Viola Trio (whose members were Edna Phillips, William Kincaid, and Lifschey).

Photographs moved to PH 1 Archival photograph collection, group #658

Curtis Institute of Music Archives
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Kristina Wilson, Barbara Benedett
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Collection Inventory

Box 1 Folder 1
Catalogue of phonograph recordings.
Box 1 Folder 2
Philadelphia Orchestra Tour of England, 1949.
Box 1 Folder 3
Clippings and programs of Philadelphia Flute, Harp, and Viola Trio (william Kincaid, Edna Phillips, Samuel Lifschey).
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence, 1919-1955.
Box 1 Folder 5
Box 1 Folder 6
Box 1 Folder 7
Scrapbooks (2).
Box 2

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