Oral Histories

Interview of Nicolas Slonimsky

Immigrant from Russia. Conductor, author, pianist, and composer.
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Interviews not in a series, part one
Biographical Note:
Immigrant from Russia. Conductor, author, pianist, and composer.
Bertonneau, Thomas
Slonimsky, Nicolas
Persons Present:
Tapes I to VIII: Slonimsky and Bertonneau; Tape IX: Slonimsky, Bertonneau, and Joel Gardner who operated equipment.
Place Conducted:
Slonimsky's home in Los Angeles, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Thomas Bertonneau, assistant editor and interviewer, Oral History Program, UCLA. B.A., Scandinavian languages, UCLA.Bertonneau prepared for the interview by reading extensively in the history of twentieth-century music, particularly the 1920s and 1930s. He familiarized himself with all available publications of the subject's works.
Processing of Interview:
Editing was done by Lawrence Weschler, Assistant Editor, Oral History Program. He checked the verbatim transcript against the original tape recordings and edited for punctuation, spelling, paragraphing, and verification of proper and place names. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed. The final transcript remains in the same order as the original taped material.The manuscript was reviewed and approved by Slonimsky. He made a few minor deletions and additions, and he supplied names not previously verified.The index was prepared by Deborah Young, Assistant Editor, Oral History Program. The introduction was written by the interviewer. Other front matter was prepared by Program staff.
13 hrs.
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