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Bernard Zaslav personal compositions, arrangements, and edits, approximately 1930-2014

 Sub-Series — oversize: 5, Folder: 3-9
Identifier: MSS 8301 Series 1 Sub-Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains edits, compositions, and arrangements that Bernard Zaslav did of various pieces for viola. It also includes correspondence between Zaslav and Mike Buck from Ovation Press about one of the pieces the former was editing. Dated approximately 1930-2014.


  • Publication: approximately 1930-2014


Language of Materials

Materials in English and German.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Bernard Zaslav papers on the viola must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Bernard Zaslav was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Julliard School of Music. He studied violin there with Sascha Jacobsen and Mischa Mischakoff. He later studied viola with Lillian Fuchs at Yale Summer School. In 1948 Zaslav joined the Cleveland Orchestra for two seasons and afterwards played in many prominent symphony orchestras in the New York area. His main area of expertise however, was chamber music. He played with the Kohon String Quartet in New York, the Fine Arts Quartet in Wisconsin, and the Vermeer Quartet in Northern Illinois where he taught. Additionally he joined the Stanford String Quartet at Stanford University in 1985 where he was on the faculty. In 1962 he created the Zaslav Duo (piano and viola) with his wife, Naomi Zaslav which has performed and recorded around the world.

Zaslav was also a firm advocate for new music and was one of the original members of the Composers Quartet which performed and recorded many new works of American composers at the time.


7 folders


The music scores in this sub-series are alphabetized by the last name of the composer.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
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