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The Bakaleinikoff Tablecloth

This tablecloth, framed and hanging in the Department's front room, was autographed by friends and associates of Vladimir and Julia Bakaleinikoff. Each signature was then embroidered by Julia. It was presented to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh by Charles Rosenbloom. Through our "Performers in Pittsburgh" file, we have determined that the majority of signers performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony between 1946 and 1953.

Name: Adler, Larry, harmonica player
Comment: To Julia, sincerely
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.07.47 PSO
Name: Anderson, Marian, contralto
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.10.48 May Beegle Concerts
Name: Arrau, Claudio, pianist
Date: 1947
Comment: A Julia con sincera simpatia
Performed in Pittsburgh: 10.27.46;12.27.47 PSO
Name: Babin, Victor, duo pianist (Vronsky)
Comment: To my unforgettable Bak and Julia, With love
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.07.51 PSO
Name: Bakaleinikoff, Vladimer, PSO Interim Conductor
Comment: To my Julia, whom I know and love more than 25 years December 16, 1921-1946
Performed in Pittsburgh: 1948-1952
Name: Bampton, Rose, soprano
Performed in Pittsburgh: 03.24.51 PSO
Name: Barber, Samuel, composer
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A(11.29.52 his "Reincarnation" by PSO)
Name: Bernstein, Leonard, composer/conductor
Comment: A La Plus Belle Femme de Pittsburgh
Performed in Pittsburgh: Jan/Feb 49; Jan 50 PSO
Name: Bible, Francis, mezzo-soprano
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.22.50 PSO
Name: Borge, Victor, pianist
Performed in Pittsburgh: 02.20.48;11.16.48 PSO
Name: Brailowsky, A., pianist
Date: Jan. 7, 1951
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.05.51 PSO
Name: Brown, Anne, soprano
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.07.47;04.15.47 PSO
Name: Bybell, Patricia
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Cantelli, Guido, conductor
Date: 1951
Comment: a Julia insuperabila!
Performed in Pittsburgh: Feb/Mar 51 PSO
Name: Casadesus, Gaby, pianist
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.47;12.49; 12.50 PSO
Name: Casadesus, Robert, pianist
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.49; 12.50 PSO
Name: Costia ? (brother of Vladimir?)
Date: 1947
Comment: Me too 20 years
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Chavez, Carlos, composer/conductor
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.27.46 PSO
Name: Cotlow, Marilyn, soprano
Comment: "L Enfant et les Sortilege"
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.24.50;04.06.51 PSO
Name: Elman, Mischa, violinist
Date: 12.11.1949
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.12.49 PSO
Name: Enesco, George, violinst/composer
Date: 1949
Performed in Pittsburgh: 04.08.49 PSO
Name: George, Florence, soprano
Comment: With best wishes to you and your charming talented husband
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.06.48 PSO
Name: Gordon, Marjorie, soprano
Comment: With grateful affection
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Grainger, Percy, composer/pianist
Date: Feb. 1948
Performed in Pittsburgh: 02.10.48 PSO
Name: Gramm, Donald, bass-baritone
Performed in Pittsburgh: 49/50/51/52 PSO
Name: Gretchaninoff, A., composer
Date: 1948
Comment: To Julia Bakaleinikoff
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.02.48 PSO (his Symphony #5)
Name: Heckman, Winifred, mezzo-soprano
Comment: The Cat *
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.24.50 PSO
Name: Heifetz, Jascha, violinist
Date: 1946
Comment: For Julia, L & K
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.26.46 May Beegle
Name: Hilsberg, Alexander, violinist/conductor
Comment: For "Maki"
Performed in Pittsburgh: Feb/Mar. 1949 PSO
Name: Horowitz, V., pianist
Date: 1948
Comment: For Julia with love
Performed in Pittsburgh: 02.14.48 May Beegle
Name: Hougham, Helen
Date: April 8 1951
Comment: Your L'enfant loves you *
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.24.50 PSO
Name: Johansen, Roy, composer/conductor
Date: 1952
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Kaldenberg, Keith
Date: 1952
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Kapell, William, pianist
Comment: Much love from your friend
Performed in Pittsburgh: 46/48/51/52/ PSO
Name: Karpilowsky, Darnya
Comment: Julia Darling, love and kisses
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Kennedy, Steven, baritone
Comment: "The Clock and Cat" *
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.24.50 PSO
Name: Kodály, Zoltán, composer
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.15.46 PSO
Name: Koshetz, Marina, soprano
Date: 1950
Comment: To my beloved Lucinka with devotion
Performed in Pittsburgh: 03.31.50 PSO
Name: Kostelanetz, Andre, conductor
Comment: Cordial greetings
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.12.50(Benefit Conc/Shadyside Hospital)
Name: Koussivitsky, Serge, conductor
Comment: With love
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.46/12.47 PSO
Name: Kreisler, Fritz, violinist
Comment: For Julia with everlasting love
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.46/12.46/ 01.48 PSO
Name: Kubelik, Rafael, violinist/conductor
Date: 11.xii.1949
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.09.49 PSO
Name: Laderoute, Joseph Victor, tenor
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.50/12.52 PSO
Name: Lanza, Mario, tenor
Date: 3/5/51
Comment: Hello Julia, always from...
Performed in Pittsburgh: 03.06.51 PSO
Name: ?Legalle, Bernardo
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Leinsdorf, Erich, conductor
Comment: To Julia
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.17&23.48 PSO
Name: Levant, Oscar, pianist
Performed in Pittsburgh: 04.47/01.50 PSO
Name: Lipkin, Seymour, pianist
Date: 1948
Comment: To the Bakaleinikoffs, Love from…
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.10.48 PSO
Name: Loder, John, actor
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Lopatnikoff, Nicolai, composer
Comment: To the very dear Bakaleinikoffs after a wonderful dinner
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A (several works performed by PSO)
Name: Los Angeles, Victoria de, soprano
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.21.51 PSO
Name: Luboshutz, Pierre, duo-pianist (Nemenoff)
Comment: To our beloved Bakaleinikoffs with deep affection from….
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.22.47 May Beegle Series
Name: Maazel, Lorin, conductor
Comment: For my darling Julia with love 1938-1946 Always your Poopy!
Performed in Pittsburgh: 03.19.46; 03.31.50 PSO
Name: MacDonald, Jeanette, soprano
Performed in Pittsburgh: 04.29.50 May Beegle Series
Name: Malcuzynski, Witold, pianist
Comment: To Mme. Bakaleinikoff with my heartiest wishes
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.20.48 PSO
Name: Martini, Nino, tenor
Date: 1946
Comment: To Julia Bakaleinikoff with best wishes
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.05.46;12.11.48 PSO
Name: Melton, James, tenor
Comment: To Julia
Performed in Pittsburgh: 04.16.46 PSO; 10.46/02.50 May Beegle
Name: Menotti, Gian Carlo, composer
Date: 1951
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Menuhin, Yehudi, violinist
Date: 1952
Comment: To Julia, my Gypsy friend
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.18.52 PSO
Name: Merrill, Robert, baritone
Performed in Pittsburgh: 03.30.48;12.09.48 PSO
Name: Merriman, Nan, mezzo-soprano
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.11.49;12.18.51 PSO
Name: Milstein, Nathan, violinist
Comment: To Julia, from...
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.16.53 PSO
Name: Mischa ? (brother of Vladimir?)
Comment: With love
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Munsel, Patrice, soprano
Comment: To Julia, affectionately
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.18.47 PSO
Name: Nemenoff, Genia, duo-pianist (Luboshutz)
Comment: (see Luboshutz)
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.22.47 May Beegle Series
Name: Neveu, Ginette, violinist
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.19.48 PSO
Name: Norville, Hubert
Comment: "Frog" *
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.24.50 PSO
Name: Ormandy, Eugene, conductor
Date: 1946
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.46/02.49/02.50 PSO
Name: Paray, Paul, conductor
Comment: Grâce à Julia et cotta nappe unique je passerai peut-etre à la postérité
Performed in Pittsburgh: 49/50/51/52 numerous PSO
Name: Parisot, Aldo, principal cellist, PSO
Performed in Pittsburgh: 1948-1950
Name: Peerce, Jan, tenor
Date: 1951
Performed in Pittsburgh: 02.21.52
Name: Pelletier, Wilfred, conductor
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Peters, Roberta, soprano
Date: 1951
Comment: To Julia, All love
Performed in Pittsburgh: 10.51/12.52 PSO
Name: Piatigorsky, Gregor, cellist
Date: 1946
Comment: To my very much loved "Pupsik"
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.24.46/01.48 PSO
Name: Pinza, Ezio, bass
Performed in Pittsburgh: 04.05.47 PSO
Name: Previtali, Fernando, conductor
Date: 1952
Comment: Alla simpatica Signorna Guilia
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Read, Gardner, composer
Date: 1946
Comment: To Julia with my love
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A (several works performed by PSO)
Name: Reiner, Fritz, PSO Conductor
Comment: For Julia with everlasting love
Performed in Pittsburgh: 1938-1948
Name: Renardy, Ossy, violinist
Date: 04.06.1952
Performed in Pittsburgh: 04.04.52 PSO
Name: Rodzinski, Artur, conductor
Date: 1948
Performed in Pittsburgh: 10&11.48
Name: Rogers, Buddy, band leader
Date: 1951
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Rubenstein, Arthur, pianist
Date: 1947
Comment: With respect and admiration
Performed in Pittsburgh: 03.14.47 PSO
Name: Sabata, Victor de, conductor
Date: dicembre 1948
Comment: a Giulia e Bak con tanto affeto!
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.03.1948
Name: Santo, Tusa, contralto
Comment: "Maman"
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.24.50 PSO
Name: Schnabel, Artur, pianist
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.14.47 PSO
Name: Serkin, Rudolf, pianist
Performed in Pittsburgh: numerous PSO
Name: Shelby, Lillian
Date: 1952
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Singher, Martial, composer
Comment: en souvenir
Performed in Pittsburgh: 03.24.51 PSO
Name: Spivakovsky, Tossy, violinist
Date: 1951
Comment: Very cordially
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.15.51 PSO
Name: Steinberg, William, conductor
Date: 1952
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.04-13.52 PSO "guest conductor"
Name: Stern, Isaac, violinist
Date: 1946
Comment: For Mme. Bakaleinikoff
Performed in Pittsburgh: 04.06.46 CIT
Name: Stevens, Risë, mezzo-soprano
Performed in Pittsburgh: 03.11.47 PSO
Name: Stokowski, Leopold, conductor
Performed in Pittsburgh: numerous PSO
Name: ?Stoloff, Morris
Comment: Julia I love you
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Stravinsky, I., composer
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A (Symphony for Winds 11.52 PSO)
Name: Swarthout, Gladys, mezzo-soprano
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.11.48 PSO
Name: Szenkar, Eugen, conductor
Date: dicembre 1950
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.1-3.50 PSO
Name: Szigeti, Joseph, violinist
Comment: To Julia, from her friend...
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.46/11.50 PSO
Name: Templeton, Alec, pianist
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.46 PSO; 12.47 May Beegle
Name: Thaviu, Samuel, concert master PSO
Date: 1946
Comment: To my dear Julia with love
Performed in Pittsburgh: 03.24.46
Name: Thomas, John Charles, baritone
Performed in Pittsburgh: 03.25.47 PSO
Name: Villa-Lobos, Heitor, composer
Performed in Pittsburgh: 01.09.53 PSO
Name: Vronsky, Vitya, duo pianist (Babin)
Comment: To my unforgettable Bak and Julia With love
Performed in Pittsburgh: 12.07.51 PSO
Name: Warfield, William, baritone
Comment: To Julia Bakaleinikoff with sincere regards
Performed in Pittsburgh: 03.28.52 PSO
Name: Warren, Elinor, pianist/composer
Date: 1952
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Weissenberg, Alexis, pianist
Comment: To a fine musician from a cute pianist wishing a "smart" future
Performed in Pittsburgh: N/A
Name: Worthington, Floyd, baritone
Comment: "Armchair" *
Performed in Pittsburgh: 11.24.50;04.06.51
Name: Yeend, Frances, soprano
Performed in Pittsburgh: 04.47/12.50/12.51 PSO
* some roles in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges - 11.24-26.50