Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of noncommercial recordings collected by Henry Cowell reflecting varied interests. It includes the works of Cowell, as well as that of other composers such as John J. Becker, Paul Hindemith, and Igor Stravinsky, and folk and world music from such places as Africa, India, Morocco, and Turkey.
Also included are lectures, interviews and demonstrations by/with Cowell.
The Henry Cowell collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording] is arranged in four series:
The series contains examples of world music from various locations.
The series contains recordings of various Cowell compositions. If a recording includes works by Cowell as well as the works of other composers, it will be found in this series. Therefore, it is possible to find works by composers other than Cowell in this series.
Many items in this series are not attributed to any date. However, amongst those which are dated, the date span is 1939-1986.
The series contains discussions, interviews and lectures (some of which include musical performances) involving Henry Cowell.
Many items in this series are not attributed to any specific date. However, amongst those items which are dated, the date span is 1948-1964.
The series includes recordings of works by composers other than Henry Cowell. For additional recordings of works of other composers, see Series II, Henry Cowell Recordings.
Many items in this series are not attributed to any specific date. However, amongst those items which are dated, the date span of the series is 1941-1964.