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Martin Berkofsky papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS445

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

The Berkofsky Papers are composed of correspondence and legal documents from Twining Vs. Berkofsky, a legal case spanning from 1975 to 1977 over the copyright of Max Bruch's Duo Piano Concerto in G minor with Orchestra Opus 88a.


  • 1971-1978

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Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical note

Concert pianist, Martin Berkofsky (1943-), earned his bachelor's and master's at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore in 1965 and 1967, respectively. In 1965 he received a Fulbright for study at the Vienna Academy of Music. As an instructor, Mr. Berkofsky has taught at the Titograd (Podgorica) Music Academy in Yugoslavia; the head of the advanced piano department of the State Conservatory of Music, Izmir, Turkey (1987-1989); and the director of the Martin Berkofsky Piano Master Classes since 1998. He has performed the works of Hovhaness, Bruch, Mendelsson, Lizst, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Saint Saens with symphony orchestras and as a soloist worldwide. In 1995 Mr. Berkofsky founded the Cristofori Foundation in Casanova, Virginia.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Document Case)

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Acquisition Information

Provenance: Gift of Martin Berkofsky, 2000.

Martin Berkofsky papers
Jodie Roussell, Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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