Basil Toutorsky papers
- Toutorsky, Basil P., 1896-1989 (Person)
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2.08 Cubic Feet (3 full-size legal boxes, 1 large flat box, 1 map case folder)
Biographical / Historical
Known as one of the last remaining links to the pre-Revolutionary golden age of Russian music, Toutorsky wrote extensively on Russian music and frequently judged music competitions. He was a member of several professional music organizations, a member of the Military Order of World Wars, and a fellow of the International Biographical Association.
In 1988, Basil and Maria Toutorsky donated their mansion on 16th Street NW in Washington to the Johns Hopkins University. The Toutorskys died in 1989 and the university sold the building the following year to support a piano studio in their name at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.