Scope and Contents
Title: Doug Russell Collection of Ambassador Recitals
Collection number: ARS.0054
KUSC (Radio station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sixty-three 10" open reel tapes ; one DAT
Archive of Recorded Sound
The Doug Russell Collection Of Ambassador Recitals consists of recordings from the the public radio program "In Recital at
Ambassador," produced by KUSC in Los Angeles. The program featured live performances of principally classical music from the
Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, Calfornia.
Language of Material:
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Doug Russell Collection of Ambassador Recitals, ARS-0054. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University
Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
This finding aid was produced with generous financial support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The Doug Russell Collection is named for B. Douglas Russell, director of marketing, publicity and promotion at the Ambassador
Auditorium from 1990 to 1995, and acting director of Ambassador Performing Arts as the concert series unexpectedly concluded
(the last concert occurred in May 1995).
Scope and Contents
The Doug Russell Collection of Ambassador Recitals consists of recordings from a series of 41 concerts at the Ambassador Auditorium
in Pasadena, California, selected from the series produced by the Ambassador Foundation. The tapes were produced by radio
station KUSC in Los Angeles and edited for broadcast over the Public Radio International network as "In Recital at Ambassador,"
a program hosted by Beverly Sills. The performances were taped during the 1991-2, 1992-3, and 1994-5 seasons, and were broadcast
from 1993 to 1995. Additionally, broadcast tapes of the 1993 Ivo Pogorelich International Solo Piano Competition Awards and
unedited tapes of recitals by Jean-Bernard Pommier and Yevginy Mogilevsky were included with the donation. The 63 tapes contain
performances of largely classical music, with some jazz and popular music. Performing artists include the Tallis Scholars,
Jean-Pierre Rampal, Dave Brubeck, the Berlin Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet, James Galway, the Juilliard String Quartet, the
King's Singers, and George Shearing. All tapes are broadcast-ready programs and contain splices between narration, selection,
and station breaks. A comprehensive listing of the collection contents, including all works performed, is available.
Three record storage boxes containing twenty-one 10" open reel tapes each. Box 2 also contains a DAT tape. The tapes are roughly
in chronological order. Most tapes are labeled with a number beginning with a "9" ; these are the IDs assigned to programs
by KUSC. The first two numbers indicate the date of broadcast. Many programs are two reels long. They are labeled /1 and /2.
A full list of contents is enclosed in Box 1.
The Archive Of Recorded Sound also holds the Ambassador Auditorium Collection (ARS-0043).
Ambassador Hall (Pasadena, Calif.). -- Archives
Live sound recordings