Guide to the Joseph Joachim Collection, 1870-1907 

AR 2089

Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall on 2013-01-21. Finding aid written in English.
May 15, 2014  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Joachim, Joseph, 1831-1907
Creator:Drews, Martha
Title:Joseph Joachim Collection
Dates:1870-1907
Abstract:This collection contains about 80 programs for Joseph Joachim's concerts, as well as a handful of his letters, an autograph album kept by his student Martha Drews, and a couple of photographs of Joachim.
Languages:This collection is in German.
Quantity:3 folders
Identification:AR 2089
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Violinist, 1831-1907

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains about 80 programs for Joseph Joachim's concerts, as well as a handful of his letters, an autograph album kept by his student Martha Drews, and a couple of photographs of Joachim.

The correspondence, though largely warm and friendly in tone, largely revolves around Joachim's professional engagements. A couple of the letters feature short musical notations, including one which is signed "in memory of the performance of Händel's oratorio Israel in Egypt at the Hochschule für Musik, June 13 1891." Also filed in the correspondence folder are two photographs of Joachim, including one showing him with his quartet.

Although it is not directly related to Joachim, this collection also contains an autograph album (Poesiealbum) belonging to Martha Drews, a prominent pupil of Joachim's who later was a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic. The autograph album dates to her period studying under Joachim, and includes signatures from many prominent figures in the German music circles, such as Woldemar Bargiel, Robert Kahn, Bella Alten, and the violinist Karl Wendling. Accompanying many of the signatures are short dedications and photographs.

In the final folder are about 80 concert programs, the bulk of which stem from Joachim's appearances with his quartet at the Berlin Sing-Akademie in from 1891-1907, including an appearance where the quartet was accompanied on piano by the composer Brahms. There are also programs for larger events at the Berlin Philharmonie and Akademie der Künste, as well as a couple of programs for appearances of his wife Amalie Joachim and a program for his birthday celebration in 1899.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Joseph Joachim Collection; AR 2089; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in folder 1.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Container list:

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Correspondence and photographs1870-1905
12Autograph album1896-1901
13Concert programs1881-1907
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