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Yvar Mikhashoff Resources: Exhibits

Guide to resources concerning composer/pianist Yvar Mikhashoff.
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 4:46 PM

Yvar Mikhashoff content in exhibits at the Music Library

Treasures of Yvar Mikhashoff

Summary of exhibit held in the State University of New York at Buffalo Music Library October 2018 - January 2019. The exhibit displays various rare and unique music scores from the Yvar Mikhashoff Collection of Annotated Scores. Mikhashoff (1941-1993) was a multi-talented pianist and composer who served on the music faculty at the University at Buffalo 1973-1993. He was an imaginative and tireless concert programmer who explored musical themes via genres (tangos and waltzes), eras, styles, and composers. Mikhashoff expanded the piano repertoire by commissioning new works and made his own transcriptions of other literature for keyboard, including his series of virtuosic opera transcriptions in the same vein as those by Liszt. His collection of annotated scores contains more than 1200 titles, many of which reflect his close working relationships with contemporary composers.

June in Buffalo 25th Anniversary Exhibit

Summary of exhibit about the June in Buffalo Festival in its two incarnations, 1975-1980 and 1986 onward. It includes information about the first year's program in 1975 and a list of the composition faculty for 2000. The section about Performers includes content about Mikhashoff (page 12-17).