Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of recordings of concerts and rehearsals of the National Orchestral Association between the years 1938 and 1968. The collection also includes intermission features with various soloists.
Some of the soloists included in the collection are: Abram Chasins; Emanuel Feuermann ; Nathan Milstein; Ossy Renardy; Artur Schnabel; Rudolf Serkin; Joseph Szigeti, and Rosalyn Tureck.
Some of the composers represented in this collection are: Johannes Brahms; Aaron Copland; Henry Cowell; Norman Dello Joio; David Diamond; Anis Fuleihan; Morton Gould; Roy Harris; Edouard Lalo; Edward MacDowell; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Joseph Reicha; William Schuman, and Lamar Stringfield.
Many of the performances included in the collection were portions of the WNYC American Music Festival.
Also included in the collection are the premiere performances of Chameleon variations, by William Laurence Bergsma and Concerto for piano and orchestra by Ezra Laderman.
The National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording] is arranged in three series:
This series consists of concerts performed by the National Orchestral Association from 1938 through 1968.
Included in this series are the such performers as: Webster Aitken; Claudio Arrau; Abram Chasins; Dessoff Choir; Emanuel Feuermann; William Kroll; Nathan Milstein; Courtlandt Palmer; William Primrose; Artur Schnabel; Elisabeth Schumann; Rudolf Serkin; Patricia Travers, and Rosalyn Tureck.
Some of the guest conductors included in the series are: John Barnett; Leonard Bernstein; Charles Blackman; Hugo Fiorato, and Newell Jenkins.
Works by such composers as: Isaac Albinez; Johann Sebastian Bach; Nicolai Berezowski; Aaron Copland; Henry Cowell; Paul Creston; Ingolf Dahl; Edward Elgar; Anis Fuleihan; Roy Harris; Kent Kennan; Edward MacDowell; Giacomo Puccini, and William Schuman are included in this series.
Also included here are various intermission features with many composers, as well as the New York Premiere of Chameleon variations by William Bergsma.
This series includes rehearsals by the National Orchestral Association. Many of these recordings were broadcast as part of WNYC's American Music Festival. It includes many instances where the composer was present at the time of the rehearsal. In some cases, the composer also conducted or performed his or her own works.
Some of the composers included in this series are: Alviin Brehm; John Alden Carpenter; Domenico Cimarosa; Henry Cowell; Paul Creston; Norman Dello Joio; Domenico Dragonetti; John Duke; David Ferdinand; Isadore Freed; Morton Gould; Edvard Grieg; Paul Hindemith and Henri Wieniawski.
Some of the performers featured in this series are: Clarence Adler; Julius Baker; Philippe Entrement; Milton Katims; Lillian Kallir; Samuel Rhodes; Oscar Shumsky and Zvi Zeitlin.
This series consistes of an intermission talk with Barnett Buman.