Collections in Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

Abdoh, Reza
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 02-18
17 sound recordings; 5, digital stereo, 4 3/4 in.; 5, digital stereo, 4 3/4 in.; 1, analog, 7 in.; 1, analog, 7 in.; 8, analog, 10 in.; 8, analog, 10 in.; 3, analog; 3, analog
Reza Abdoh was an Iranian born theatrical director, known for his emotionally charged and controversial subject matter. He died in May, 1995 of AIDS. Collection consists primarily of original sound tapes for two Dar a Luz theatrical productions... more
Actors' Equity Association. Paul Robeson Award
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-01
19 sound cassettes, analog; 19 sound cassettes, analog
The Paul Robeson Award is presented annually by Actors' Equity Association to honor an individual for both artistic achievement and exemplary humanitarian service. The collection consists of recordings of the award presentation ceremonies, from... more
Allison, John, 1893-
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 96-25
226 sound recordings; 4, analog, 7 in.; 4, analog, 7 in.; 17, analog, 8 in.; 17, analog, 8 in.; 97, analog, 10 in.; 97, analog, 10 in.; 74, analog, 11 in.; 74, analog, 11 in.; 23, analog, 12 in.; 23, analog, 12 in.; 13, analog, 16 in.; 13, analog, 16 in.
The collection consists of recordings of folk songs collected and, in some cases, recorded by Allison.
Alvary, Lorenzo, 1909-1996
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 06-06
1859 sound recordings, analog; 1859 sound recordings, analog; 9, analog, 5 in.; 9, analog, 5 in.; 1545, analog, 7 in.; 1545, analog, 7 in.; 71, analog, 10 in.; 71, analog, 10 in.; 240, analog; 240, analog
Lorenzo Alvary, a hungarian born operatic bass, hosted the radio program titled "Opera Topics" between 1963 and 1984. It aired principally on WNYC, New York, and consisted of interviews with contemporary opera singers, historians, and impresarios,... more
American-Scandinavian foundation
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-23
175 sound recordings, analog; 175 sound recordings, analog
These noncommercial spoken word and music recordings concerning Scandinavia were collected under the auspices of the American-Scandinavian Foundation. Most of the spoken word recordings consist of panel discussions in English hosted by William... more
Archibald, Lewis
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 96-05
139 sound cassettes, analog; 139 sound cassettes, analog
Collection consists of cassette tape recordings of actors and performers collected by Lewis Archibald, a jounalist who wrote for the magazine 'Downtown.' Personalities interviewed include: Ingrid Bergman, Judy Davis, Mel Gibson, Glenda Jackson,... more
Balos, Anna, 1910-2001
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 96-23
121 sound recordings, analog; 121 sound recordings, analog; 14, analog, 10 in.; 14, analog, 10 in.; 75, analog, 7 in.; 75, analog, 7 in.; 13, analog, 5 in.; 13, analog, 5 in.; 13, analog acetate, 12 in.; 13, analog acetate, 12 in.; 6, analog acetate, 10 i
Anna Balos was a dramatic soprano, who performed throughout Europe and in the United States. Balos was born in Poland in 1910, and immigrated to the U.S. with her family at the age of ten. The family lived for a short time in New York, but then... more
Barton, James, 1902-1962
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L(Special) 97-05
270 sound recordings, analog; 270 sound recordings, analog; 2, analog acetate, 16 in.; 2, analog acetate, 16 in.; 81, analog acetate, 12 in.; 81, analog acetate, 12 in.; 95, analog acetate, 10 in.; 95, analog acetate, 10 in.; 9, analog acetate, 9 in.; 9,
James Barton was a character actor and veteran of burlesque and Broadway. Collection includes sound recordings of many radio and television programs that Barton performed in, as well as private recordings of interviews, songs, and theatrical... more
Berkowitz, Gerald M.
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 00-10
29 sound cassettes, analog stereo; 29 sound cassettes, analog stereo
Consists of taped interviews, conducted by Gerald Berkowitz, for his book 'New Broadways: theatre across America: approaching a new millennium.' Interviewees include Andre Bishop, Gigi Bolt, Gregory Boyd, Bill Bushnell, Ben Cameron, Alexander H.... more
Berl, Christine, 1943-
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 00-01
7 sound recordings; 1, analog, 10 in.; 1, analog, 10 in.; 6, analog; 6, analog
Collection consists primarily of recordings of concerts featuring many of Berl's works, including one held October 13, 1990 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Performers include Berl herself (including one recording of her at the age of 16),... more
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 91-11
555, sound recordings; 555, sound recordings
This collection contains non-commercial recordings of Irving Berlin and his music. The recordings are from radio broadcasts, live performances, and private recordings. The performers on the recordings include Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Eddie... more
Bluestime Power Hour
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 99-05
26 videocassettes, sd. col, 1/2 in.; 26 videocassettes, sd. col, 1/2 in.
The collection consists of noncommercial recordings of interviews with and performances by various blues artists. Some of the performers represented in this collection are: Big Bob Deance ; Steve Gannon ; Sonny Kenner ; Steve Kenner ; Lady... more
Bock, Jerry
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 03-01
113 audio-visual items; 100; 13
Collection consists of audio-visual materials representing selected productions that Jerry Bock wrote between 1960 and 2006. While there are some items containing complete audio or video productions of the shows, the majority are unpublished... more
Bowman, Robert, 1925-
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-25
195 sound tape reels, analog mono; 195 sound tape reels, analog mono; analog mono, 10 in.; analog mono, 10 in.; analog mono, 7 in.; analog mono, 7 in.
The collection consists of noncommercial recordings of radio broadcasts of primarily classical music. The largest portion of the collection consists of broadcast of The New York Philharmonic, with selected concerts from 1952-1963. Conductors of... more
Branscombe, Gena
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-20
162 sound recordings, analog; 162 sound recordings, analog
The Gena Branscombe collection contains noncommercial recordings primarily of radio broadcasts made by the Branscombe Choral from 1935-1954, and of works by Gena Branscombe performed by other choral groups, soloists, and instrumentalists. Among... more
Brooks, Tim
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 94-04
6 sound cassettes, analog mono; 6 sound cassettes, analog mono
Interviews recorded for an article published in the ARSC Journal. Robyn discusses his early life in Latvia and arrival in America, as well as his career, recordings, and acquaintances between 1919-1931. He also discusses his birthname, (Rubin)... more
Brown, Harold E., 1909-1979
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 92-38
19 sound discs, analog mono, 12 in.; 19 sound discs, analog mono, 12 in.
Instantaneous acetate disc recordings of Brown's compositions; recordings of performances by his wife, Lucy Brown, included. Commercial recordings of the Renaissance Chorus were added to the main RHA collection, and are findable in CATNYP.
Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 99-12
This collection contains recordings of the complete runs of both "The Abe Burrows Show" and "Breakfast with Burrows." There are also recordings of many of the numerous guest appearances Burrows made on other radio and television programs such as... more
Carmines, Al
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 93-41
39 sound tape reels, analog, 1/4 in. tape; 39 sound tape reels, analog, 1/4 in. tape; 1, analog, 5 in. 1/4 in. tape; 1, analog, 5 in. 1/4 in. tape; 19, analog, 7 in. 1/4 in. tape; 19, analog, 7 in. 1/4 in. tape; 18, analog, 8 in. 1/4 in. tape; 18, analog,
Al Carmines served as minister at the Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square beginning in 1961 and was director of the Judson Poets' Theater. He began composing in 1962 and won several awards for his off-Broadway productions. Sound recordings... more
Chapman, Gilbert W.
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 89-36
17 sound discs, analog; 17 sound discs, analog; 11, analog aluminum and glass-based acetate, 10 in.; 11, analog aluminum and glass-based acetate, 10 in.; 6, analog aluminum-based acetate, 12 in.; 6, analog aluminum-based acetate, 12 in.
Gilbert W. Chapman was a business executive in New York City who served as Director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library. The collection consists of noncommercial sound... more
Chong, Ping
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L(Special) 10-10
356 sound recordings
The audio portion of the collection consists of recordings related to the career of Ping Chong, and his company, originally the Fiji Company, but re-named Ping Chong and Company. Items are mostly sound elements or effects, including many... more
Claflin, Avery, 1898-
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-65
This collection contains eight of Claflin's compositions including vocal works, solo instrumental works, and orchesstral works.
Collegiate Chorale.
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 93-30
62 sound recordings, analog; 62 sound recordings, analog; 27, analog aluminum-based acetate, 12 in.; 27, analog aluminum-based acetate, 12 in.; 15, analog, 10 in.; 15, analog, 10 in.; 17, analog, 7 in.; 17, analog, 7 in.; 3, analog; 3, analog
The Collegiate Chorale was named after the space in which it held its first rehearsals: the Marble Collegiate Church. It was founded in 1941 by Robert Shaw, and has since had performances with many notable conductors including Toscanini, Beecham,... more
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-33
These noncommercial music and spoken word recordings were collected by Henry Cowell and primarily consist of his own compositions and lectures, as well as numerous field recordings of folk and ethnic music. Additional recordings contain music by... more
Creshevsky, Noah
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 04-01
7 sound discs, digital stereo. 4 3/4 in.; 7 sound discs, digital stereo. 4 3/4 in.
This collection contains both commercial and non-commercial sound recordings. The majority of the recordings are of studio works. Also included in the collection are several pieces of pre-recorded music that are to accompany live performaces.
Diether, Jack
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 02-06
67 tape reels, analog, 7 in.; 67 tape reels, analog, 7 in.
The collection contains recordings of the radio programs which Diether wrote, including the series "The Life of Beethoven." In addition to the programs themselves, sound cues for the programs are included. The collection also contains appearences... more
Druckman, Jacob, 1928-1996
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 00-08
655, sound recordings; 655, sound recordings
This collection contains noncommercial recordings from Druckman's private collection. These recordings include live performances of Druckman's works as well as works of other composers. Some of the artists featured are Leonard Bernstein, Pierre... more
Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 98-16
Ross Lee Finney (1906-1997) was an American composer and teacher. Born in Wells, MN, he studied at the University of Minnesota with Donald Ferguson, in Paris with Nadia Boulanger,and at Harvard with Edward Burlingame Hill. He also studied with... more
Flagstad, Kirsten, 1895-1962
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-32
75 sound tape reels, analog; 75 sound tape reels, analog; 73; 2
These tapes constitute a large portion of the noncommercial recordings collected by Flagstad of her own performances and interviews. Recordings originating from Norway include Flagstad's farewell concert of December 12, 1953, and fourteen tapes... more
Gray, Charles D., 1928-2000
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-26
87 sound discs, analog; 87 sound discs, analog
The collection largely consists of reference recordings of NBC Symphony Orchestra broadcasts and rehearsals made for Gray's review, which date from April 1948 to August 1952. Most of these were conducted by Arturo Toscanini, which have been... more