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Series I. Reel-to-Reel Recorings

PCS 1-2 Interview on Ethelbert Nevin, 1962 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 2 sound tape reels : analog, full track, mono., 3 3/4 ips ; 7 in.)

Notes: Title supplied by cataloger. Recorded February 15, 1962.

Performers: Interviewees: Dorothy Slack ; Dorothy Schroder. Interviewers: Marta Sanchez ; Larry Givens ; Frank Traficante.

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PCS 3 The music of Charles Ives, 1971 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 1 sound tape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 12 in.)

Notes: Concert presented by the Department of Music, University of Pittsburgh. "In honor of Thoreau Week"--program. Program inserted in container. Recording of last work incomplete. Recorded October 12, 1971, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Thoreau (1915); On the antipodes (1915-23); Songs based on hymn tunes. Watchman (1913) ; At the river (1916) ; General William Booth enters into Heaven (1914); From the steeples and the mountains (1901); Three songs of the war (1917). In Flanders Fields ; He is there ; Tom sails away ; First violin sonata (1903-08); Thoreau. Fourth movement of the second piano sonata: Concord, Mass., 1840-1860 (1909-15).

Performers: Mary Ann Doody, soprano ; Julia Lerner, mezzo-soprano ; David Dreher, tenor ; Thomas Dean, bass ; Mara Dvonch, violin ; Bernard Goldberg, flute ; Gregory Pascuzzi, trumpet ; Robert Lee Kidd III, trombone ; Frank McCarty, Dennis Kahle, percussion ; Norris Stephens, organ ; Don Beikman, Marvin Tartak, piano ; Edmund Williams, conductor.

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PCS 4 Music for two pianos and percussion, 1971 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 1 sound tape reel : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips. ; 12 in.)

Notes: Title from program notes. Program and notes ([4] p.) inserted in container. Recorded October 26, 1971, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh. Copy 2: 4-track, stereo. ; 7 in.

Contents: En blanc et noir (1915) / Claude Debussy; Concerto per due pianoforti soli (1935) / Igor Stravinsky; Sonata for two pianos and percussion (1938) / Bela Bartok.

Credits: Presented by the Department of Music, University of Pittsburgh.

Performers: Linda Walker, Marvin Tartak, pianos ; Dennis Kahle, Frank McCarty, percussion.

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PCS 6-7 Athalia: a dramatic oratorio in three acts / by George Frideric Handel, 1971 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 2 sound tape reels : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 12 in.)

Notes: Libretto by Samuel Humphreys; sung in English. Presented by the Department of Music. Text and biographical information on the soloists inserted in container. Recorded live, November 7, 1971, Heinz Chapel, University of Pittsburgh.

Performers: Mary Ann Doody, Carole Bogard, Vivian Merolillo, sopranos ; Daniel Collins, countertenor ; Ronald Gould, tenor ; Thomas Dean, bass ; Heinz Chapel Concert Choir ; orchestra ; Don Franklin, conductor.

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PCS 8 Music of Bach, Couperin, and Handel, 1971 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 1 sound tape reel : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 12 in.)

Notes: Title from program. Presented by the Department of Music. Program notes by Ellen Koskoff and Barbara Lewis ([2] p.) inserted in container. Recorded live November 20, 1971, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Sonata in C major for recorder and continuo, op. 1, #7 / George Frideric Handel; Huitiême ordre / Francois Couperin; Sonata II in D major for viola da gamba and obbligato harpsichord [BWV 1028] / J. S. Bach; Cantata #152: Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn / J. S. Bach.

Performers: Mary Ann Doody, soprano ; Thomas Dean, bass ; Edmund Williams, oboe ; Herb Myers, recorder ; Paul Larson, viola ; Frank Traficante, viola da gamba ; William Myers, double bass ; Don Franklin, harpsichord.

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PCS 9-10 Music of the Avant garde for electonics, projections, instruments, 1971 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 2 sound tape reels : analog, quarter-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 12 in.)

Notes: Title from program. Presented by the Department of Music. Program inserted in container. Recorded live November 30, 1971, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Nothing profound : for percussion, tape and slides / Dennis Kahle; Porportions : for two pianos and electronics / John Celona; Five situations for four saxophones / Frank McCarty; North : for instruments and tape / Victor Grauer.

Performers: Rick Torcaso, Ted Zak, saxophones ; Donald Beikman, John Celona, saxophone & piano ; Frank McCarty, percussion & piano ; Dennis Kahle, Greg Pascuzzi, Dave Spangler, Chris Stanley, percussion ; Victor Grauer, conductor.

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PCS 12-13 Music in Paris at the time of Proust, 1972 (2.0 reel-to-reel; analog, quarter-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 12 in.)

Notes: The 3rd work sung in French. Title from program. Program, program notes by Marvin Tartak, and texts in English inserted in container. Recorded live, January 27, 1972, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Variations on a theme of Mozart : for flute and piano / Reynaldo Hahn; Sonata in A major for violin and piano / César Franck; Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé / Claude Debussy; Quartet no. 1 in C minor, op. 15 for piano, violin, viola and cello / Gabriel Fauré.

Performers: Mary Ann Doody, soprano (in the 3rd work) ; Bernard Goldberg, flute (in the 1st work) ; Charmian Gadd (in the 2nd work), Murray Feldman (in the 4th work), violins ; Samuel Elkind, viola (in the 4th work) ; Alginantes Motiekaitis, violoncello (in the 4th work) ; (Patricia Parr (in the 2nd work), Marvin Tartak (in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th works), piano.

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PCS 14 Piano music of the twentieth century, 1972 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 1 sound tape reel : analog, quarter-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 12 in.)

Notes: Title from program. Program inserted in container. Recorded live, February 10, 1972, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Suite, op. 14 / Bela Bartok; Suite no. 3 / Nikos Skalkottas; Rythmes grecs / George Poniridy; From my diary / Roger Sessions; Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, op. 19 / Arnold Schoenberg; For a little white seashell (Preludes and dances for the piano) / Manos Hadzidakis.

Performers: Nicolas Constantinidis, piano.

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PCS 15-16 Music of Beethoven and Schubert, 1972 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 2 sound tape reels : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 10 in.5)

Notes: Title from program. Sponsored by the Music Dept. Program laid in container. Recorded February 15, 1972, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Sonata in A major, op. 101 / Ludwig van Beethoven; Introduction et variations sur un thème original / Franz Schubert; Sonata in B-flat major / Franz Schubert.

Performers: Bernard Goldberg, flute ; Marvin Tartak, piano.

PCS 16A Music of Beethoven and Schubert, 1972 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 1 sound tape reel : analog, quarter-track, 3 3/4 ips ; 7 in.)

Notes: Title from program. Sponsored by the Music Dept. Program laid in container. Recorded February 15, 1972, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Sonata in A major, op. 101 / Ludwig van Beethoven; Introduction et variations sur un thème original / Franz Schubert; Sonata in B-flat major / Franz Schubert.

Performers: Bernard Goldberg, flute ; Marvin Tartak, piano.

PCS 19-20 The Pitt composer forum, 1972 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 2 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half-track, stereo. ; 10 in.)

Notes: Title from program. Sponsored by the Music Dept. Program laid in container. Recorded live, March 18, 1972, Trees Hall Dance Studio, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Three questions for two flutes / Rich Holland; Pittfall ’71 / Paul Kahkonen; Weeds for 2 flutes. Morris I & II / Gail E. Zvargulis; The Oklahoma nature theater / Bruce Johnson; Adagio from Concerto for saxophone and orchestra / Gregory Pascuzzi; Multiphony for violoncello and electronics / John Celona; Two flutes in C and a flute in G (3 movements) / Tom Lee; Ellipse : music for brass quintet / Enrico Torcaso.

Performers: In the 1st work: Gail E. Zvargulis, Rich Holland, flutes. In the 2nd work: Ronald Quinn, bassoon. In the 3rd work: Tom Lee, Gail E. Zvargulis, Rich Holland, flutes. In the 4th work: The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Trombone Ensemble. In the 5th work: Hugh Lovelady, saxophone; orchestra; Gregory Pascuzzi, conductor. In the 6th work: William Myers, violoncello; John Celona, electronics. In the 7th work: Tom Lee, Gail E. Zvargulis, Sue Steven, flutes. In the 8th work: David Detwiler, Gregory Pascuzzi, trumpets; Dwight Hackett, French horn; Robert Hinkel, trombone; Robert Lee Kidd III, bass trombone; Allen Snyder, conductor.

PCS 21 University of Pittsburgh Wind Ensemble, 1972 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 1 sound tape reel : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips, stereo. ; 10 in.)

Notes: Inaugural concert of the ensemble. Title from program. Sponsored by the Music Dept. Program laid in container. Recorded April 7, 1972, Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA.

Contents: La Peri fanfare / Paul Dukas; First suite in E-flat for military band / Gustav Holst; Concerto for clarinet, K.V. 622 / W.A. Mozart; Siegfried’s funeral music / Richard Wagner ; [arr.] Paul W. Whear; Chant and jubilo / W. Francis McBeth; Variations on America / Charles Ives ; [arr.] William Schuman; George Washington Bicentennial March / John Philip Sousa; Valdres / Johannes Hanssen ; [arr.] Glenn C. Bainum.

Performers: Louise Haupt, clarinet ; University of Pittsburgh Wind Ensemble ; Edmund Williams, conductor.

PCS 22-23 L’Amfiparnaso, 1972 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 2 sound tape reels : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips, stereo. ; 10 in.)

Notes: Madrigal comedy for 5 voices (SSATB); sung in Italian. Title from program. Sponsored by the Music Dept. and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program.Program laid in containers. Recorded April 6 & 8, 1972, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Credits: Renee Giovane, choreography ; David Wilkins, stage director.

Performers: Donald A. Longo, narrator ; Cantatori di madrigali ; Accordo instrumentale ; Ballerini ; Don Franklin, conductor.

PCS 26 20th century music of Scandinavia, 1972 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 1 sound tape reel : analog, quarter-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 10 in.)

Notes: Title from program. Presented by the Dept. of Music. Program and program notes inserted in container. Recorded Oct. 10, 1972, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Four pieces for violoncello and pianoforte (1955) / Ingvar Lidholm; Twenty clusters for piccolo, oboe and clarinet (1958) / Bo Nilsson; Trio for clarinet, violoncello and pianoforte (1956) / Karl-Birger Blomdahl; Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn (1922) / Carl Nielsen.;

Performers: The New Pittsburgh Quintet (James Walker, flute; James Gorton, oboe; Thomas Thompson, clarinet; David Mairs, French horn; Steven Paulson, bassoon) ; Carter Enyeart, cello ; Marvin Tartak, piano.

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PCS 39 Music in Vienna at the time of Freud, 1973 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 1 sound tape reel : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips, stereo. ; 10 in.)

Notes: Title from program. Vocal works sung in German. Sponsored by the Music Dept. Program and program notes in English, with English translations of the wocal works laid in container. Recorded February 15, 1973, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Liebst du um Schönheit / Gustav Mahler; Four songs, op. 2 / Alban Berg; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen / Gustav Mahler; Adagio for violin, clarinet and piano / Alban Berg [NOT RECORDED]; Four pieces for violin and piano, op. 7 / Anton Webern; Liebesfreud / Fritz Kreisler ; arr. by S. Rachmaninoff; Second string quartet, op. 10 / Arnold Schoenberg.

Performers: Mary Ann Doody, soprano ; Eliot Chapo, violin ; Thomas Thompson, clarinet ; Marvin Tartak, piano ; Carnegie-Mellon String Quartet (Sydney Harth, Teresa Harth, violins; George Grossman, viola; Theo Salzman, cello).

PCS 43 Music of twentieth century French composers, 1973 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 1 sound tape reel : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 10 in)

Notes: Title from program. Sung in Latin and French. Sponsored by the Music Dept. Program and texts in Latin and French, with English translations laid in container. Recorded March 4, 1973, Heinz Chapel, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Messe basse / Gabriel Faure; Litanies a la Vierge noire / Francis Poulenc; Fantasie, op. 101 / Camille Saint-Saëns [NOT RECORDED]; Psaume 121 / Darius Milhaud; Quatre motets. Ubi caritas ; Tota pulchra es ; Tu es Petrus ; Tantum ergo / Maurice Durufle; O sacrum convivium / Olivier Messaien; Trois motets. Regina coeli ; Crux fidelis ; Alma redemptoris mater / Jean Roger-Ducasse.

Performers: Margaret Ross, soprano ; The Women’s Choral ; The Pitt Glee Club ; Donald R. Beikman, organ ; Philip Cavanaugh, conductor.

PCS 65-66 A piano recital by William Doppmann, 1975 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 2 sound tape reels : analog, quarter-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 10 in.)

Notes: Title from program. Presented by the Music Dept. Program inserted in container. Recorded September 30, 1975, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Andante con variazioni ; Fantasia in C / Joseph Haydn; Sonata no. 2 in G minor, op. 50 (Eroica) / Edward MacDowell; Quaderno musicale di Annalibera (1952) / Luigi Dallapiccola; Sonata, op. 26 / Samuel Barber.

Performers: William Doppmann, piano.

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PCS 383 Come with thy sweet voice again, the music of Stephen Collins Foster, 1983 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 1 sound tape reel : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 10 in.)

Notes: Title from program; order of selections in program changed; partially indicated in new order. Presented by the Department of Music. Recorded live Sept. 11, 1983, Foster Memorial, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Guitar songs. Come with thy sweet voice again ; Willie my brave ; Willie we have missed you ; Old memories; Music from The Social Orchestra for flute and guitar. Jennies own schottisch ; Gem from Lucia ; Maria Redowa ; Rainbow schottisch; Piano solos. Old folks at home / arr. by John Wiegand ; The village bells ; Old black Joe : concert transcription / F.G. Rathbun; Duets with piano accompaniment. Mine is the mourning heart ; Mr. & Mrs. Brown; Guitar songs. Come where my love lies dreaming / arr. by N.W. Gould ; Deal with me kindly / arr. by N.W. Gould ; The village maiden / arr. by Frederick Buckley ; I would not die in summertime / arr. by S. Carusi ; Beautiful dreamer / arr. by Septimus Winner; Guitar solos. My old Kentucky home / arr. by Walter Jacobs ; Massa’s in the cold, cold ground / arr. by William Foden; Music from The Social Orchestra for solo flute. Pearl polka / H. Kleber ; Italian melodies no. 1 and no. 2 / Blangini ; Donizetti ; Anadolia; Duets with piano accompaniment. Turn not away ; Wilt thou be gone love?; Guitar songs with four-part chorus. Why have my loved ones gone? ; Hard times come again no more ; Some folks.

Performers: Kate Young , mezzo-soprano ; Deane Root, tenor ; Jean Thomas, flute ; James Ferla, guitar ; Tom Critchfield, piano.

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PCS 394 New music for tape / New music for players, 1983 (1.0 reel-to-reel; 1 sound tape reel : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 10 in.)

Notes: Title from program. Presented by the Dept. of Music. Program laid in container. Recorded Jan. 20, 1983, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Five pieces for wind quintet / Jason Gibbs; Starburst : first performance / Gilbert DeBenedetti; Der Eisberg : first performance / Reza Vali; Folk images. Pine ridge ; Tender ladies ; Pretty Polly ; Alberta ; Barbara Allen / Paul Lansky; In G / David Stock; String quartet : first performance / C.M.N. Ohia; Les cloches : first performance / Vaughn Lofstead; Hankey variations. Hustle ; Meditation ; Urban tribal dance : first performance / Emmett Frisbee.

Performers: Maritza Mascarenhas, piano (2nd-3rd works) ; Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble ; David Stock, conductor (1st, 5th-6th, 8th works) ; The Computer and Electronic Music Studio ; Wayne Slawson, director (4th, 7th works).

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PCS 399 Julius Caesar : concert version / by Georg Frideric Handel, 1983? (2.0 reel-to-reel; 2 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half-track, stereo. ; 10 in.)

Notes: Opera in 2 acts; sung in Italian. Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym. Title from concert program. Presented by the University of Pittsburgh Opera Workshop. Program notes and synopsis in English laid in container. Recorded May 12, 1983 [?], Stephen Foster Memorial, University of Pittsburgh.

Credits: Claudia Pinza, director

Performers: Charlotte Black, soprano ; Susan Nicely, Daphne Alderson, mezzo-sopranos ; Patrick Perschke, tenor ; David Orcutt, Yogo Ikach, baritones ; Kevin Glavin, bass ; orchestra ; Don Franklin, conductor and harpsichord.

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PCS 443-444 A Schubert program, 1982 (2.0 reel-to-reel; 2 sound tape reels : analog, quarter-track, 7 1/2 ips ; 10 in.)

Notes: Title from program. Presented by the Dept. of Music. Program and biographical notes on the pianist laid in container. Recorded Nov. 16, 1982, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Contents: Sonata in A minor, D. 784 (February 1823); Ländler : selections from D. 790 (May 1823); Impromptu in F minor, D. 935, no. 4 (December 1827); Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960 (September 1828).

Performers: Irene Schreier, piano.

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