Barbara Long and Michael Bloom programs

Barbara Long and Michael Bloom programs

Dates: approximately 1948-2008

Consists of programs from various orchestra concerts the Blooms attended and participated in and a book of postcards entitled "The Blues" by Stephen C. LaVere, spanning the years of 1948 to 2008.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bloom, Barbara Long, 1933. -- Bloom, Michael, 1925-2010
  • Call Number: MSS 7887
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
The original order of the collection has been retained.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Barbara Long and Michael Bloom programs programs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7887; Barbara Long and Michael Bloom programs; Music Special Collections; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7887, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Barbara Bloom in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Barbara Bloom; 2011.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music; Viola
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Sara Stout; July 2011.
Appraisal Information
Prominent Violist, (Section IV Primrose International Viola Archive Collection Development Policy January 2011).
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Finding Aid Title
Bloom (Barbara Long and Michael) programs
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Sara Stout
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-26T04:21-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Michael Bloom (1926-2010) was a violist who performed with orchestras and in concerts throughout the world, especially in the United States and Europe.

Michael Bloom was an active musician, performing with groups such as the Stadt Orchestra of Lucerne, Switzerland, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Washington, DC Symphony, and the New York City Opera, among others. He and his wife, Barbara Long, performed duo concerts in major halls of Amsterdam and Berlin. A U.S. State Department sponsored tour took them both to nine countries of the far east with Lyrica Quartet.

Bloom was a certified Suzuki teacher, and taught in several schools. He died on April 9, 2010, in New Jersey.

Biographical history

Barbara Long Bloom (born 1936) is a professional musician who has performed in Europe and the far east.

Barbara Long Bloom performed duo concerts in major halls of Amsterdam and Berlin with her husband, Michael Bloom. A U.S. State Department sponsored tour took them both to nine countries of the far east with Lyrica Quartet.

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