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  1. Make sure to read the full article on the link below. Some amazing unheard music to all of us. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Collections of George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian Rich Archives Document Illustrious Careers of Record Executive, Violinist and Their Impact on 20th Century Music Contains Rare Materials and Recordings from Composers and Performers Including Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, John Cage, Henry Cowell, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mathis, Sonny Rollins, Ravi Shankar, Fats Waller and Others March 31, 2014 - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has acquired the archives of George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian, the husband and wife whose remarkable careers each helped shape the music industry, as well as produce and record some of its greatest stars. The Avakian Collection will provide the most complete documentation of the work of a 20th century recording executive, whose career with Columbia Records and other labels encompasses a golden age of recorded jazz, popular and classical music. The Ajemian Collection offers access to one of the foremost violin and piano duos of its time, which commissioned, premiered and recorded works by some of the most prominent classical composers of the 20th century. Together, their collections form an extraordinary resource for the study of jazz, popular and modern classical music, the recording industry, and more...