Finding Aid for the Alan Rich papers, 1923-2010, bulk 1960-2010

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UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Alan Rich Papers
Date (inclusive): 1923-2010, bulk 1960-2010
Collection number: 1975
Creator: Rich, Alan.
Extent: 12.2 linear ft. (10 document boxes, 5 record cartons, 7 flat boxes, 2 index card boxes)
Abstract: Alan Rich was an American music critic, based in New York and Los Angeles, who began his professional career in the 1950s and continued writing until his death in 2010. The collection includes research files, correspondence and memorial tributes, promotional scores and recordings sent to Rich from composers and music publications, an extensive collection of both drafts and periodical clippings of his writings, and recordings from the "Music Room" salons he co-hosted in Los Angeles with philanthropist Betty Freeman.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to UCLA by Alan Rich through the Alan Rich Trust, executed by trustee Raymond Richards and transferred in 2010.

Processing Note

Processed by Andrea Moore and Mike D'Errico in 2012 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Jillian Cuellar.
The processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia.  

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alan Rich papers (Collection 1975). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7015018 

Biography/History

Alan Rich was born in Boston on June 17, 1924. While attending Harvard in the 1940s, he began working as an assistant music critic for The Boston Herald. Upon graduating, he discarded his original plans to attend medical school and instead enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley. Under the mentorship of the musicologist Joseph Kerman, he earned a master's degree in Music in 1952. After graduating, he went to Europe on fellowship for a year, and then returned to Berkeley to become the music director of Pacifica Radio, station KPFA.
KPFA later sent Rich to New York to work at radio station WBAI; this move led to Rich becoming a music critic for The New York Times in 1961. He moved to The Herald Tribune in 1963, and later wrote for New York magazine from 1968 to 1981. Toward the end of his tenure there he contributed to New West magazine, a spin-off of New York that was soon renamed California. Rich moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and became music editor of Newsweek. He also wrote for The Los Angeles Herald Examiner and LA Weekly. Rich used these national and local publications as a platform for a campaign to put Los Angeles' musical culture in the spotlight. He became a crucial advocate for contemporary music as he continued to make the case for LA's significance as a musical hub throughout his career. Rich's music column was cut from LA Weekly in 2008 as a cost-cutting measure after a sixteen year run. This led Rich to begin a blog, "So I've Heard," named after the title of a 2006 compilation of his reviews, So I've Heard: Notes of a Migratory Music Critic. He also continued to contribute reviews to Bloomberg News, Variety, and others.
Rich was the author of several books, among them Careers and Opportunities in Music (1964), The Lincoln Center Story (1984), American Pioneers: Ives to Cage and Beyond (1995), and the "Play-by-Play" series of books and CDs, with volumes devoted to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky (1995). He passed away in April 2010, at the age of 85.

Scope and Content

The collection includes research files, correspondence and memorial tributes, promotional scores and recordings sent to Rich from composers and music publications, an extensive collection of both drafts and periodical clippings of his writings, and recordings from the "Music Room" salons he co-hosted in Los Angeles with philanthropist Betty Freeman.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Writings, 1950-2010
  2. Subject, 1936-2004
  3. Personal, 1932-2010
  4. Books, 1923-2008
  5. Scores, 1961-2009
  6. Media, 1950-2009
All series are arranged alphabetically.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Rich, Alan --Archives.
Music critics --United States --Archival resources.

Separated Material

The bulk of Alan Rich’s books from his personal library were transferred to the Music Library for individual cataloging. They are available via the UCLA Library Catalog.

Related Material

Related materials providing additional information on philanthropist Betty Freeman, with whom Rich worked closely, can be found in the Betty Freeman Papers (MSS 227)   at Mandeville Special Collections Library, UC San Diego.

Container List

 

Series 1: Writings. 1950-2010.

Scope and Content

Series comprises drafts and clippings of Rich's primary publications, including his cover stories for LA Weekly and Newsweek, record and concert reviews, program notes, and radio program transcripts.
Box 7, Folder 2

American Judaism. 1964-1966.

Box 7, Folder 3

American Pioneers: Manuscript. 2006-2008.

Box 7, Folder 4

American Record Guide. 1960-1969.

Box 7, Folder 5

Articles: A Publication of California Institute of the Arts. 1980-1989.

Box 12, Folder 5

Cover Stories. 1958-1989.

Box 12, Folder 6

Cover Stories. 1991-1997.

Box 12, Folder 7

Cover Stories. 2001-2004.

Box 7, Folder 6

Freelance: General. 1970-1999.

Box 7, Folder 7

Freelance: Glossies. 1950-1989.

Box 12, Folder 1

The Herald Tribune (1 of 4). 1960-1969.

Box 12, Folder 2

The Herald Tribune (2 of 4). 1960-1969.

Box 12, Folder 3

The Herald Tribune (3 of 4). 1960-1969.

Box 12, Folder 4

The Herald Tribune (4 of 4). 1960-1969.

Box 7, Folder 8

History of Music: Manuscript. undated.

Box 7, Folder 9

House and Garden: New York Herald Tribune. 1960-1989.

Box 15, Folder 2

Houston Grand Opera's An American Voice, Los Angeles Times on the opening of Music Center, and LA Weekly columns.. 1964-2000.

Box 9, Folder 3

KFAC, Los Angeles. 1960-1969.

Box 7, Folder 10

KPFA, Berkeley: Radio Scripts. 1960-1969.

Box 8, Folder 1

KUSC. 1982.

Box 8, Folder 2

KUSC. 1983.

Box 7, Folder 11

KUSC. 1984.

Box 7, Folder 12

KUSC. 1985-1987.

Box 9, Folder 4

KUSC (1 of 2). 1985-1990.

Box 9, Folder 5

KUSC (2 of 2). 1985-1990.

Box 11, Folder 1

LA Weekly: "A Lot of Night Music" Columns. 1992-1995.

Box 11, Folder 2

LA Weekly: "A Lot of Night Music" Columns. 1996.

Box 11, Folder 3

LA Weekly: "A Lot of Night Music" Columns. 1997-1998.

Box 8, Folder 3

LA Weekly, Life, Herald Tribune. 1990-1999.

Box 8, Folder 4

Musical America. 1961.

Box 8, Folder 5

New York Magazine. 1968-1969.

Box 8, Folder 6

New York Magazine. 1970.

Box 8, Folder 7

New York Magazine. 1971.

Box 8, Folder 8

New York Magazine. 1972.

Box 8, Folder 9

New York Magazine. 1972-1973.

Box 8, Folder 10

New York Magazine. 1974-1975.

Box 8, Folder 11

New York Magazine. 1976.

Box 8, Folder 12

New York Magazine. 1977-1979.

Box 8, Folder 13

New York Magazine. 1980-1981.

Box 8, Folder 14

Newsweek: Bach Cover Story. 1983-1988.

Box 8, Folder 15

The Open Space Magazine. 2003.

Box 9, Folder 1

Program Books. 1960-1969.

Box 9, Folder 2

Program Notes and Liner Notes. 1980-1999.

Box 9, Folder 6

Radio: Music Under Fire. undated.

Box 9, Folder 7

Radio: Reviews. 1985-1990.

Box 9, Folder 8

Record Reviews. 1960-1987.

Box 9, Folder 9

Reviews and Columns. 1980-1999.

Box 9, Folder 10

Romantic Art Song (Radio Program). 1980-1989.

Box 17, Folder 2

Piano Spheres: The First Ten Years. 2004.

Box 9, Folder 11

Slonimsky, Nicholas: Interview Transciption (1 of 2). 1992.

Box 9, Folder 12

Slonimsky, Nicholas: Interview Transcription (2 of 2). 1992.

Box 10, Folder 4

So I've Heard: Manuscript. 1997.

Box 10, Folder 5

So I've Heard: Manuscript. 2006.

Box 9, Folder 13

So I've Heard: Volumes 1-2. 1992.

Box 10, Folder 1

Smithsonian. 1984-1990.

Box 10, Folder 2

Typed Articles. 1966.

Box 10, Folder 3

West Coast Publications. 1980-1989.

 

Series 2: Subject Files. 1936-2004.

Scope and Content

This series includes research materials, scripts, and documents pertaining to particular musicians, institutions, or topics. Of particular interest is an extensive interview with musicologist Nicholas Slonimsky, a controversy over coverage of the San Francisco Symphony, and the writings, some unpublished, of composer Robert Erickson, on whom Rich conducted extensive research.
Box 3, Folder 1

Amram, David. undated.

Box 3, Folder 2

Bach, Johann Sebastian. 1984.

Box 3, Folder 3

Berio, Luciano. 1989.

Box 4, Folder 1

Brown, Earle. 1994.

Box 4, Folder 2

Cage, John: Musicworks. 1992.

Box 4, Folder 3

Cage, John: Cage at 80. 1992-1993.

Box 5, Folder 4

Cage, John: Cage at 75. 1987.

Box 5, Folder 5

Cage, John: Cage's Writing. 1955-1991.

Box 21, Folder 12

Cage, John: Composition in Retrospect. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 6

Cage, John: Interviews & Recipes. 1991.

Box 5, Folder 7

Cage, John: Museum of Contemporary Art Celebrations. 1992.

Box 5, Folder 8

Cage, John: University of California, San Diego, Program. 1980.

Box 5, Folder 9

California Composers Radio Program. 1980-1981.

Box 3, Folder 4

Callas, Maria. 1972.

Box 3, Folder 5

Casals, Pablo. undated.

Box 3, Folder 6

Casals, Pablo (film). after 1970.

Box 3, Folder 7

Copland, Aaron. undated.

Box 5, Folder 10

Criticism. 1970-1999.

Box 3, Folder 8

D'Indy, Vincent. undated.

Box 3, Folder 9

Erickson, Robert: Essays. 1974-1980.

Box 3, Folder 10

Erickson, Robert: Worklist & Correspondence, Criticism. 1980-2002.

Box 3, Folder 11

Erickson, Robert: Score, Night Music. 1984.

Box 3, Folder 13

Erickson, Robert: Hearing Things. 1980.

Box 3, Folder 14

Erickson, Robert: Other Worlds. 1975.

Box 3, Folder 12

Erickson, Robert: UCSD Celebration & Writings. 1987.

Box 3, Folder 15

Fleishmann, Ernest. 1989-1998.

Box 3, Folder 16

Freeman, Betty (1 of 2). 1980-1990.

Box 3, Folder 17

Freeman, Betty (2 of 2). 1980-1990.

Box 3, Folder 18

Furtwaengler, Wilhelm. undated.

Box 3, Folder 19

Giteck, Janice. 1989.

Box 3, Folder 20

Gould, Glenn. 1959.

Box 3, Folder 21

Harris, Roy. 1993.

Box 3, Folder 22

Hartke, Stephen. 2001.

Box 3, Folder 23

Hockney, David. 1988.

Box 3, Folder 24

Hula. 1980.

Box 3, Folder 25

Kerman, Joseph. 1950-1969.

Box 3, Folder 26

Kess, Rhonda. 1982.

Box 3, Folder 27

Listening and Silence. undated.

Box 4, Folder 4

Los Angeles Opera. 1987.

Box 4, Folder 5

Los Angeles Philharmonic. 1980-1999.

Box 4, Folder 6

New York City Opera. undated.

Box 4, Folder 7

Piano Spheres. 2004.

Box 4, Folder 8

Pinkham, Daniel. undated.

Box 4, Folder 9

Public Programs. 1985-1986.

Box 5, Folder 11

Research: General. 1980-1989.

Box 4, Folder 10

San Francisco Opera. 1958-1959.

Box 4, Folder 11

San Francisco Symphony. 1959.

Box 4, Folder 12

San Francisco Symphony. 1987.

Box 4, Folder 13

San Francisco Tape Music Center. 1963.

Box 4, Folder 14

Scherchen, Hermann. 1965.

Box 4, Folder 15

Schubert, Franz: Schubert 10. 1984.

Box 4, Folder 16

Singers: Curtin and Sills. undated.

Box 4, Folder 17

Slonimsky, Nicholas. 1936-1989.

Box 4, Folder 18

So I Hear: Outline. 2002.

Box 4, Folder 19

Stephan, Rudi: Tributes. undated.

Box 4, Folder 20

Swed, Mark. 1997.

Box 4, Folder 21

Weill, Kurt: Interviews & Notes (1 of 2). 1980-1989.

Box 4, Folder 22

Weill, Kurt: Interviews & Notes (2 of 2). 1980-1989.

Box 4, Folder 23

Weill, Kurt: Newsletters. 1986-1989.

Box 4, Folder 24

Weill, Kurt: Research & Sources. 1980-1989.

Box 4, Folder 25

Weill, Kurt: Rich on Weill. 1982-1998.

Box 4, Folder 26

Wilson, Robert. 1984.

 

Series 3: Personal. 1932-2010.

Scope and Content

The series includes Rich's correspondence with composers, musicians, and publishers, tributes to him (including his festschrift), and reviews of books or projects he created.
Box 15, Folder 1

Awards, Diplomas, Citations. 1932-2009.

Box 6, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1960-1969.

Box 6, Folder 2

Correspondence. 1970-1979.

Box 6, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1980-2010.

Box 6, Folder 4

Correspondence: Letters to Editors. 1967-2000.

Box 21, Folder 3

Correspondence: Play-by-Play CDs. 1995.

Box 6, Folder 5

Correspondence: Poznak, Alan Van. 2000-2009.

Box 6, Folder 6

Correspondence: Professional. 1980-1999.

Box 6, Folder 7

Documents and Photos. 1950.

Box 21, Folder 2

Dupre, Marcel: Methode d'Orgue. undated.

Box 6, Folder 8

Festschrift: 80th Birthday. 2004.

Box 21, Folder 1

LA Weekly: 75th Birthday Tribute. 1999.

Box 6, Folder 9

Memorial Tributes. 2010.

Box 6, Folder 10

Newspaper Notices. 1970-1973.

Box 6, Folder 11

Oral History: KPFA, Berkeley. 1994.

Box 6, Folder 12

Proposals and Contracts. 1980-2002.

Box 6, Folder 13

Quinn, Janice: Thesis. undated.

Box 6, Folder 14

Reviews of Rich: Career Opportunities in Music. 1964.

Box 6, Folder 15

Reviews of Rich: CD-ROM. 1990-1996.

Box 6, Folder 16

Time Capsule (1 of 3). 1950-1969.

Scope and Content

The time capsule boxes were transferred from a box of the same name, and consist of newspaper clippings by or about Rich from the 1950s and 1960s.
Box 7, Folder 1

Time Capsule (2 of 3). 1950-1969.

Box 5, Folder 1

Time Capsule (3 of 3). 1950-1969.

Box 5, Folder 2

University Work: Research Papers. 1951-1954.

Box 5, Folder 3

University Work: Thesis, "Formal Practices in Schubert's Larger Instrumental Works". 1952.

 

Series 4: Books. 1923-2008.

Scope and Content

These books cover a broad range of musical topics, from Baroque era aesthetic styles to contemporary musical cultures and communities. Although they represent a small portion of Rich's personal library, many are inscribed to him by their authors or dedicated to him as gifts.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some books include CDs.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 2

Adorno, Theodor W.: Gesammelte Schriften 12, Philosophie Der Neuen Musik. 1975.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from unknown
Box 1

Amtmann, Willy: Music in Canada, 1600-1800. 1975.

Box 2

Arkatov, James

Masters of Music: Great Artists at Work.
1990.

Scope and Content

Photos by Arkatov, with essays by Alan Rich. Inscribed to Rich from Arkatov.
Box 1

Berio, Luciano: Two Interviews. 1985.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Berio
Box 1

Bloch-Morhange, Lise: Vies de Divas. 1990.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Bloch-Morhange
Box 2

Cage, John: Italian Program. 1984.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Cage
Box 1

Crawford, John C. and Dorothy L. Crawford: Expressionism in Twentieth-Century Music. 1994.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Crawfords
Box 2

Farneth, David, ed.: Lenya, the Legend: A Pictorial Autobiography. 1998.

Box 2

Freeman, Betty: More Music People: Irvine, CA. 1989.

Box 2

Freeman, Betty: Music People: Carnegie Hall, New York. 2003-2004.

Box 2

Freeman, Betty: Music People: Deutsche Oper Berlin. 1989.

Box 1

Freeman, Betty: Music People: The Photographic Works of Betty Freeman. 1990.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich by Freeman
Box 1

Freeman, Betty: Music People and Others. 1987.

Box 2

Freeman, Betty: Music People and Others: Berlin. 1990.

Box 2

Freeman, Betty: Music People and Others: London. 1996.

Box 2

Freeman, Betty: Music People and Others: Italy. 1987.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich by Freeman
Box 1

Garland, Peter: Americas: Essays on American Music and Culture, 1973-1980. 1973-1980.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Garland
Box 1

Kerman, Joseph: The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750. 2005.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Kerman
Box 1

Kerman, Joseph: Opera and the Morbidity of Music. 2008.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Kerman
Box 1

Kowalke, Kim H.: Kurt Weill in Europe. 1979.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Kowalke
Box 2

Malm, William P.: Music Cultures of the Pacific, the Near East, and Asia. 1967.

Box 1

May, Thomas, Editor: The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer. 2006.

Box 2

Nayttely, Oopperaa Linnassa: Opera in the Castle. 1997-1998.

Box 2

The Open Space Magazine: Fall 2003, Issue 5. 2003.

Scope and Content

Book review by Rich, p. 22
Box 1

Plantamura, Carol: The Opera Lover's Guide To Europe. 1996.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Plantamura
Box 2

Plantamura, Carol: Women Composers. 1983.

Box 1

Reische, Diana: The Performing Arts In America. 1973.

Scope and Content

Contains chapter by Rich
Box 2

Rich, Alan: American Pioneers: Ives to Cage and Beyond. 1995.

Box 2

Rich, Alan: Bach, Cantata 80 and 147. Chinese translation. 1995.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Each book includes 1 CD.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

General Note

2 copies.
Box 2

Rich, Alan: Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 and Egmont Overture. Chinese translation. 1995.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Includes 1 CD.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 2

Rich, Alan: Careers and Opportunities in Music. 1964.

Box 2

Rich, Alan: Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantana No. 147, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. 1995.

Box 2

Rich, Alan: The Lincoln Center Story. 1984.

Scope and Content

Two copies
Box 2

Rich, Alan: Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 and No. 21. Chinese translation. 1995.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Includes 1 CD.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 2

Rich, Alan: So I've Heard: Notes of a Migratory Music Critic. 2006.

Scope and Content

Two copies, unopened plastic wrap
Box 2

Rich, Alan: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 and Romeo and Juliet Overture. Chinese translation. 1995.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Includes 1 CD.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 1

Rorem, Ned: Knowing When To Stop (A Memoir). 1994.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Rorem
Box 1

Rosenfeld, Paul: Musical Chronicle (1917-1923). 1923.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Kermans
Box 2

Schmidgall, Gary: Literature as Opera. 1977.

Scope and Content

Partially corrected proofs
Box 1

Schnabel, Tom: Stolen Moments. 1988.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Schnabel
Box 1

Schonberg, Harold: Facing the Music. 1981.

Scope and Content

Proof. Inscribed to Rich from unknown.
Box 2

Schwendowius, Barbara and Wolfgang Doemling: Johann Sebastian Bach: Life-Times-Influence. 1977.

Box 1

Shapiro, Nat, ed.: An Encyclopedia of Quotations About Music. 1978.

Box 2

Small, Christopher: Music, Society, Education. 1977.

Box 1

Sposato, Jeffrey S.: William Thomas McKinley, A Bio-Bibliography . 1995.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Sposato
Box 2

Surrans, Alain: Jeux de Massacre: 100 compositeurs de A a Z. undated.

Box 2

Wager, Gregg: Symbolism as a Compositional Method in the Works of Karlheinz Stockhausen. 1998.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Wager. Possibly a dissertation.
Box 1

Weber, William: The Great Transformation of Musical Taste: Concert Programming from Haydn to Beethoven. 2008.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from unknown
Box 1

Winter, Robert: Music for our Time. 1992.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Winter
Box 1

Zenck, Claudia Maurer: Ernst Krenek: ein Komponist in Exil. 1980.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Krenek
 

Series 5: Scores. 1961-2009.

Scope and Content

This series includes scores by local and international composers. Some are clearly performance scores, thoroughly marked; some are promotional materials sent to Rich by publishers. Of particular interest is the pre-publication score of John Adams' On the Transmigration of Souls, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic to memorialize September 11, 2001. The completion of Schubert's 10th Symphony is also of interest.
Box 21, Folder 4

Adams, John: Death of Klinghoffer. 1991.

Box 14, Folder 1

Adams, John: On the Transmigration of Souls, Pre-Publication Copy. 2002.

Box 14, Folder 2

Adams, John: The Wound-Dresser. 1989.

Box 15, Folder 5

Carow, Stefan: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Dreams and Nightmares. 1986.

Box 13, Folder 1

Erickson, Robert: Auroras. 1982.

Box 13, Folder 2

Erickson, Robert: Corona. 1986.

Box 14, Folder 3

Erickson, Robert: Down At Piraous. 1968.

Box 14, Folder 11

Erickson, Robert: Ramus. 1961.

Box 14, Folder 4

Harbison, John: Mottetti di Montale. 1981.

Box 15, Folder 4

Kraft, William: Settings from Pierrot Lunaire. 1994.

Box 14, Folder 5

Lear, Evelyn and Thomas Stewart: Edition of Songs. 1985.

Scope and Content

Inscribed to Rich from Lear and Stewart
Box 13, Folder 3

Lentz, Daniel: Time's Trick. 1985.

Box 21, Folder 6

Leung, Simon: Proposal for The Side of the Mountain. 2002.

Box 21, Folder 5

Lindberg, Magnus: Cello Concerto. 1997-1999.

Box 14, Folder 6

Marcus, Bunita: Music for Japan. 1983.

Box 21, Folder 7

Previn, Andre: Brief Encounter. 2009.

Box 14, Folder 7

Putt, Alistair: Various. 2009.

Scope and Content

With a note from the composer
Box 14, Folder 8

Rorem, Ned: Evidence of Things Not Seen. 1998.

Box 14, Folder 9

Schubert, Franz: Symphony No. 7 in E, Realized by Brian Newbould. 1978.

Box 14, Folder 10

Schubert, Franz: Symphony No. 10 in D Major, Realized by Brian Newbould. 1983.

Box 13, Folder 4

Steiger, Rand: Frame(s). 1998.

Box 21, Folder 8

Stucky, Steven: Second Concerto for Orchestra. 2003.

Box 21, Folder 9

Subotnick, Morton: All My Hummingbirds Have Alibis. 1991.

Box 21, Folder 10

Subotnick, Morton: and the butterflies begin to sing. 1991.

Box 15, Folder 3

Ten Holt, Simeon: Lemniscaat. 1982-1983.

Box 13, Folder 5

Unknown Composer: Requiem. undated.

Box 21, Folder 11

Wilson, Robert: Civil Wars: A Tree is Best Measured When it is Down, Overview. 1984.

 

Series 6: Media. 1950-2009.

Scope and Content

This series includes commercial, promotional, and non-commercial recordings of performances, studio recordings, interviews, and lectures. It also includes some video recordings of opera and other performances, reel recordings of various composers work, as well as recordings from the “Music Room” salons Rich co-hosted in Los Angeles with philanthropist Betty Freeman.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audio materials in this collection require advance notice for use. Use of audio material requires production of listening copies.
SERIES CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 13

Adams, John: Guide to Strange Places, Promotional CD. 2001.

Box 13

Adams, John: On the Transmigration of Souls, Promotional CD. 2002.

Box 13

Andriessen, Louis: La Passione, Promotional CD. 2002.

Box 20

Arbizu, Ray: Tessabel and Symphony of Love, 45 RPM. undated.

Box 13

Belcea Quartet: Bartok String Quartets 1-6. 2 CDs. 2008.

Box 13

Brendel, Alfred: Beethoven Sonatas, No. 27-32. 2 CDs. 1991.

Box 22

California Composers Radio Program (15 Reels). 1980-1981.

Box 13

Chihara, Paul: Minidoka CD. 2008.

Box 13

Chin, Unsuk: Promotional CD. undated.

Box 13

Chin, Unsuk: Violin Concerto, Promotional CD. 2001.

Box 13

Del Sol Quartet: Tear CD. 2002.

Box 20

Erickson, Robert: Auroras. 2008.

Box 20

Erickson, Robert: Night Music, 7" Reel. 1978.

Box 13

Glennie, Evelyn: With the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. 1 CD. 2002.

Box 13

The Idaho Falls: Johnny Savant and Mark Wedin. 1 CD. 2004.

Box 13

Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider: Silent City CD. 2008.

Box 13

Ligeti, Gyorgy: Interview. 1 CD. 2002.

Box 20

Listening Room with Robert Sherman: Alan Rich, 7" Reel. 1975.

Box 13

Mozart, Magic Flute: Achim Freyer/Salzburg Production. 1 DVD. 1997.

Box 13

Part, Arvo: Symphony No. 4, Los Angeles Philharmonic Live. 2009.

Box 20

Rich, Alan: Composers in California, No. 3 and 4. 1981.

Box 20

Rich, Alan: Interview with Elizabeth Schwarzkopf and Paul Badura-Skoda, 7" Reel. 1973.

Box 13

Schiff, Andras: Lecture, 8 CDs. 2010.

Box 20

Shower Scene From Psycho, 45 RPM. 1984.

Box 13

Stalvey, Dorrance: 5 Compositions. 1 CD. undated.

Box 13

Stein, Leonard: Leonard Stein Remembers: Conversations with Piano Spheres Pianists CD. 2004.

Box 13

Stone, Dorothy: None But the Lonely Flute CD. 1994.

Box 20

Unlabeled 7" Reels (2). undated.

Box 24

Unlabeled 7" Reels (5). undated.

Box 20

Verrett, Shirley: Philharmonic Hall performance, 7" Reel. 1963.

Box 23

Miscellaneous 7" Reels. undated.

Scope and Content

Contains mostly unlabeled 7" reels, but also includes compositions by Robert Erickson, interviews with Pierre Boulez, and performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Box 17

Audio cassettes. undated.

Box 19

Audio cassettes. 1950-1999.

Scope and Content

Includes the remaining Freeman Musicales recordings, Rich's work from the Pacifica Tape Library, and various Rich interviews and radio programs including Pablo Casals, Mauricio Kagel, Anthony Davis, and Ned Rorem. Includes part of the Romantic Art Song radio program (scripts are in the Writing series).
Box 16

Audio cassettes. 1972-1999.

Scope and Content

Recordings of interviews and radio programs. Highlights include Rich's interviews with Maria Callas.
Box 18

Audio cassettes. 1982-1987.

Scope and Content

Includes archival recordings of the Freeman Musicales, salons featuring major composers and hosted by Rich with philanthropist Betty Freeman in Freeman's home. Also includes recordings of works played at the salons, either live or from recordings. Notable composers include Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Milton Babbitt, Conlon Nancarrow, Terry Riley, and others.
Box 24

Commercial recordings. 1986-1999.

Scope and Content

A vast majority of the recordings consist of recordings by Bela Bartok, but also includes other "B" composers such as Amy Beach.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Includes 36 CDs and 1 zip disk.
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