Guide to the Victoria Jordanova music collection, 1993-1996

Victoria Jordanova music C0111


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Victoria Jordanova
Title Victoria Jordanova music collection
Date 1993-1996
Physical Characteristics 0.25 linear feet
Abstract This collection contains materials pertaining to Victoria Jordanova's career as a classical composer/pianist/harpist from Bosnia. Materials include a compact disc recording of Jordanova's celebrated Requiem for Bosnia and other works; industry reviews of her Requiem; promotional pamphlets; notes on Jordanova's musical training; correspondence between Jordanova and music teacher/composer Sam di Bonaventura; and newsclippings on the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina, including articles on the pope calling for reconciliation and tolerance between Muslims, Roman Catholic Croats, and Orthodox Christian Serbs.
Collection number C0111
Language English

Biographical Information

Victoria Jordanova was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Her education and career have made her a truly international artist. Jordanova received her early musical training at the Belgrade Conservatory where, at age seventeen, she earned a diploma in composition, piano and harp. After earning a BA degree from Michigan State University, Jordanova pursued graduate studies at the Paris Conservatory on a fellowship from the French government. While in France, she served as an Artist in Residence at the Cite Internationale des Arts. Following her studies in Paris, Jordanova studied at the Moscow Conservatory and then returned to the United States on a Langley Fellowship at New York University where she received an MA in Musicology. Seeking to recapture the spontaneity of expression that distinguished her early forays into music, Jordanova relocated to San Francisco to pursue a career as a composer and improviser. Melding experimental techniques and electronics with classical training, Jordanova creates surreal compositions that have received critical acclaim across the United States.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains materials pertaining to Victoria Jordanova's career as a classical composer/pianist/harpist from Bosnia. Materials include a compact disc recording of Jordanova's celebrated Requiem for Bosnia and other works; industry reviews of her Requiem; promotional pamphlets; notes on Jordanova's musical training; correspondence between Jordanova and music teacher/composer Sam di Bonaventura; and newsclippings on the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina, including articles on the pope calling for reconciliation and tolerance between Muslims, Roman Catholic Croats, and Orthodox Christian Serbs.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special collections also holds the Sam di Bonaventura papers.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Di Bonaventura, Sam.
Jordanova, Victoria.
Jordanova, Victoria. Requiem for Bosnia.

Subjects:

Composers.
Harpists.
Music.

Document Types:

Sound recordings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Victoria Jordanova collection, Collection #C0111, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donor unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009.

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Contents List

An electronic box inventory is unavailable. Please contact speccoll@gmu.edu for more information.
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