Serge Prokofieff letters to Ephraim E. Gottlieb

Serge Prokofieff letters to Ephraim E. Gottlieb

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953
Title: Serge Prokofieff letters to Ephraim E. Gottlieb
Dates: 1920-1940
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet
Coll. Number: ms233

Biographical/Historical Note

Ephraim F. Gottlieb was a Chicago insurance agent and music lover.

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953) was a Russian composer.

For more information, see the article "Sergey Prokofiev" at Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondences (photocopies and originals) from Serge Prokofieff to Ephraim F. Gottlieb, dated 1920-1940. Prokofieff discusses his compositions, concert tours in the United States and Europe, rehearsals of operas (particularly LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES), ballets, people he meets, other musicians, and his opinion of American music critics. The collection also contains photographs of Prokofieff and his family, and a caricature of Prokofieff.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Gottlieb, Ephraim

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Originally part of the Olin Downes papers.

Preferred Citation note

Serge Prokofieff letters to Ephraim E. Gottlieb, ms233, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Collection inventory
2Correspondence, 1920
3Correspondence, 1921
4Correspondence, 1922-1923
5Correspondence, 1924
6Correspondence, 1925
7Correspondence, 1927
8Correspondence, 1931
9Correspondence, 1932
10Correspondence, 1933
11Correspondence, 1934
12Correspondence, 1935
13Correspondence, 1936
14Correspondence, 1937
15Correspondence, 1938
16Correspondence, 1939
17Correspondence, 1940
18Letter from Ephraim Gottlieb to Laszlo Halasz, NewYork, 1951
19Typescripts (Typescript of an article 3 pages)
re: concert of the works of Serge Prokofieff.
Includes Caricature of Prokofieff, pen and ink sketch by M. Pincherle. Sketch of Prokofieff by N. Radlow, Leningrad.
Scences from Love for Three Oranges, Act 1, Act 2, scene 1, Act 2, scene 2, Act 3, scene 3, Act 4.
Prokofieff and wife at their home 30 miles from Moscow.
Prokofieff and his sons.
Prokofieff at the piano, playing at the reception which followed the International Chess Tournament in Moscow, March, 1935. Among the listerners are Flor and Botvinnik who divided the I ane II prizes.