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Music Library Special Collections: Lee Luvisi


Lee Luvisi

The Lee Luvisi Collection consists of 75 compact disc sound recordings donated by world-renowned pianist and Louisville native Lee Luvisi. Born in 1937, Luvisi studied with Dwight Anderson, a pupil of Isidore Philipp. He made his Carnegie Hall recital debut in 1957, and in 1960, earned the bronze medal in the Queen Elizabeth of Belgium competition. An avid solo and chamber pianist, Luvisi has performed with some of the most well-respected musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including Itzhak Perlman, Richard Stolzman, and Frederica von Stade, among many others.

Consisting of 75 compact discs, this collection consists of privately-made, unreleased recordings of Luvisi’s performances throughout his career, including numerous live recordings made at the University of Louisville, as well as recordings from summer music festivals, including Marlboro, Aspen, and Tanglewood. All genres are represented, including solo, chamber, and orchestral works.

Recordings in this collection do not circulate outside of the music library, but may be checked-out for in-house use only.

In addition to the Lee Luvisi Archive at the University of Louisville, The International Piano Archives at the University of Maryland holds of large collection of Luvisi’s materials.