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Finding Aid for the Mischa Schneider Collection of Test Pressing Recordings, circa 1940-1980

Mus. Arc. 64

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Collection Overview

Title: Mischa Schneider Collection of Test Pressing Recordings, circa 1940-1980
Collection Number: Mus. Arc. 64
Creator: Schneider, Mischa, 1903-1985
Extent: 2 boxes (51 12-inch sound recordings, 1 linear foot, 1 folder)
Language of Material: Printed material in collection in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Abstract: The Mischa Schneider Collection of Test Pressing Recordings contains fifty-one sound recordings on 12-inch discs. The content includes eighteen recordings of performances by the Budapest String Quartet and twelve recordings issued by the Marlboro Recording Society.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Specified item], Mischa Schneider Collection of Test Pressing Recordings, circa 1940-1980, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the estate of Mischa Schneider.

Terms of Access

Materials can be examined by qualified researchers in the Music Library during hours of operation during which Music Librarians are present. In order to insure access, researchers are advised to contact the Music Library in advance of visits.

Copyright

Copyright for the materials in the collection does not reside with the Music Library. Therefore, patrons wishing to publish any item, or part of an item from this collection for any purpose, are responsible for securing requisite permissions.

Processing Information

Processed by John Bewley, 2013.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Mischa Schneider (Mojzesz Sznejder) was born in Vilnius, Lithuania February 5 1904 (stated as 1903 in some sources and in the authorized form of his name). He studied cello with Julius Klengel in Leipzig and in Paris with Diran Alexanian. In 1930 he became the cellist with the Budapest Quartet. The group was established around 1917 by the original members, Emil Hauser, Imre Poganyi, Istvan Ipolyi and Harry Son. Mischa was joined in the quartet by his brother Alexander in 1932. Eventually the personnel of the group stabilized as Josef Roisman, first violin, Alexander Schneider, 2nd violin, Boris Kroyt, viola, and Mischa Schneider, cello. Mischa Schneider's last performance with the quartet was in 1965. He continued teaching but never performed again. He died in Buffalo, New York October 3 1985.


Scope and Content Note

The Mischa Schneider Collection of Test Pressing Recordings contains fifty-one sound recordings on 12-inch discs. The content includes eighteen recordings of performances by the Budapest String Quartet and twelve recordings issued by the Marlboro Recording Society. Some of the test pressings bear dates but it is not clear if the dates indicate date of the pressing or date of the recording. All recordings have been marked as undated in the container list. The collection was one component of a larger collection of recordings donated to the library by the family of Mischa Schneider. It is unclear how the test pressings were identified and separated from the original gift. Some of the recordings seem to be commercial releases rather than true test pressings. These have been left in the collection until further research demonstrates whether or not they are actually test pressings.

Some of the Columbia recordings include annotations on the labels or sleeves that state the name of the engineer for the recording, including Thomas Shepard, Thomas Frost, and Sam Carter. The commercial releases associated with the test pressings have been identified where possible. In some cases it is not clear from the information provided which performance or recording date is represented on a disc. In at least one case no commercial recording of a work by the Budapest String Quartet has been identified.

The collection also includes a portion of a recorded interview between Dr. Luther Evans (the tenth Librarian of Congress, 1945-1953) and Mischa Schneider. The interview contains comments about the association between the Budapest String Quartet and the Library of Congress. It was broadcast April 13 1950 on WQQW-FM. One additional folder contains the only non-audio content, four scripts for the radio program Music in the Air. The program featured Columbia Records recordings and the scripts include mention of some of the recordings in the collection.



Container List

I.A.    Recordings of the Budapest String Quartet, 1940-1965
Item 1-18
Arranged alphabetically by first named composer on the recording.
Box Item Contents
1 01
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 01, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: ML 5008, 1956?
Side 1 matrix: None; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: May 1955
Label: "AL 35982"
"Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recording"

Work number: 01_01
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Uniform title: Quartets, strings, K. 590, F major

Transcribed title: Qt no. 23 in F major
Performers: Budapest String Quartet

Work number: 01_02
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Quartets, strings, no. 2, op. 18, no. 2, G major

Transcribed title: Qt no. 2 in G major
Performers: Budapest String Quartet

1 02
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 02, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: ML 5394/MS 6075, 1959
Side 1 matrix: None; Side 2 matrix: None
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: November 1958
Label: "AL 35983"; Sleeve: "Sam Carter"
"Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recording"

Work number: 02_01
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Quartets, strings, no. 3, op. 18, no. 3, D major

Transcribed title: Qt no. 3 D major
Performers: Budapest String Quartet

Work number: 02_02
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Quartets, strings, no. 10, op. 74, E♭ major

Transcribed title: Qt. #10 in E flat major
Performers: Budapest String Quartet

1 03
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 03, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: ML 5873/MS 6473, 1963
Side 1 matrix: None; Side 2 matrix: None
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: Jan. 1962
Label: "Job 65017 Side I"; Sleeve: "Tom Shepard; Beethoven quartet #1 op. 16"

Work number: 03_01
Schubert. Franz, 1797-1828
Uniform title: Quintets, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, D. 667, A major. Movement 5

Transcribed title: Trout last mvt.
Performers: Budapest String Quartet; Mieczyslaw Horszowski, piano; Julius Levine, bass

Work number: 03_02
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Quintets, piano, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, op. 16, E♭ major; arranged

Transcribed title: Quartet
Performers: Mieczyslaw Horszowski, piano; Joseph Roisman, violin; Boris Kroyt, viola; Mischa Schneider, cello

1 04
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 04, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: CBS/Sony: SOCU-45, 1975
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: November 1959
Label: "AL 33309; BL33309"; "4/1/75"; Sleeve: "Tom Frost/MW"
"Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recording"

Work number: 04_01
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Septet, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass, op. 20, E♭ major

Transcribed title: Septet Eb Major
Performers: Budapest String Quartet (without Alexander Schneider); Julian Levine, double bass; David Oppenheim, clarinet; Eli Carmen, bassoon; John Barrows, horn

1 05
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 05, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: ML 6031/MS 6631, 1964
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Transco
Date of recording: September 1963
On blank side: "Transco 10 363"; Sleeve: "Job 77086 Side 1"; "Ref. Tom Shepard";

Work number: 05_01
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
Uniform title: Quintets, piano, strings, op. 34, F minor. Movement 1-2

Transcribed title: Piano quintet (from sleeve)
Performers: Rudolf Serkin, piano; Budapest String Quartet

1 06
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 06, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: [Columbia]: Unknown, Unknown
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Job 108134"; [Side 1] "23/46"; [Side 2] "14/38 "Mono"
"Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recording". A published form of this recording has not been identified. It could be one of seven known recordings made at the Library of Congress. Of those, the October 6 1960 performance with Walter Trampler, viola, and Gregor Piatigorsky, cello, is possible.

Work number: 06_01
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
Uniform title: Sextets, violins, violas, cellos, no. 1, op. 18, B♭major

Transcribed title: String sextet
Performers: Budapest String Quartet (assumed) with unidentified extra viola and cello players

1 07
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 07, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: ML 6211 (or ML 5143 if the 1955 recording), 1956
Side 1 matrix: XYSM 111542-2; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Transco?
Date of recording: November 1964
Original sleeve: Transco, Linden, NJ

Work number: 07_01
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904
Uniform title: Quartet, strings, B. 179, F major

Transcribed title: Qt. in F major
Performers: Budapest String Quartet

1 08
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 08, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (Single side only)
Released on: Columbia/Odyssey: Y 33315, 1975
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: December 1956
Label: "MAL 33315"; "Curzon"; Sleeve: "Frost"
"Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recording". Note: pianist identified as Jesús María Sanromá on Odyssey release.

Work number: 08_01
Franck, César, 1822-1890
Uniform title: Quintets, piano, strings, op. 45, D major

Transcribed title: Piano 5
Performers: Clifford Curzon, piano; Budapest String Quartet

1 09
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 09, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (Single side only)
Released on: CBS/Sony: SOCU-46, 1975
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: December 1961
Label: "AL 33308"; "Mono"; "4/1/75". Sleeve: "Tom Frost"
"Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recording"

Work number: 09_01
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847
Uniform title: Octet, violins (4), violas, violoncellos, op. 20, E♭ major

Transcribed title: Octet op. 20
Performers: Budapest String Quartet; Felix Galimir, Isidor Cohen, violins; Walter Trampler, viola; Benar Heifetz, cello

1 10
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 10, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: CBS/Sony: SOCU-46, 1975
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: December 1961
Label: "Job 108134"; 2/7/75"; Side 7 of 8, Side 8 of 8. Sleeve: "Tom Frost"
"Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recording"; this is a recording of a live performance

Work number: 10_01
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847
Uniform title: Octet, violins (4), violas, violoncellos, op. 20, E♭ major

Transcribed title: String octet in E flat major op. 20
Performers: Budapest String Quartet; Felix Galimir, Isidor Cohen, violins; Walter Trampler, viola; Benar Heifetz, cello

1 11
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 11, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (Single side only)
Released on: CBS/Sony: SOCU-46, 1975
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: December 1961
Label: "BL 33308"; "Mono"; "4/1/75". Sleeve: "Tom Frost"
"Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recording"

Work number: 11_01
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847
Uniform title: Quintets, violins, violas, cello, no. 1, op. 18, A major

Transcribed title: Quintet in A major
Performers: Budapest String Quartet; Walter Trampler, viola

1 12
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 12, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: Y3 35240 (Y 35981--Y 35983), 1979
Side 1 matrix: Q010200 (imprint on blank side); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: February 1940?
On label: "AL 35981"; Title on label states B flat minor, with minor crossed out
"Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recording"; Not positive this is the same recording issued in the Odyssey set but the matrix number matches.

Work number: 12_01
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Uniform title: Quartets, strings, K. 458, B♭major

Transcribed title: Qt. no. 17 in B flat
Performers: Budapest String Quartet

1 13
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 13, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (Single side only)
Released on: Columbia: ML 5873/MS 6473, 1963
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: January 1962
On sleeve: "Job 65017 Side II" ; "Tom Shepard"

Work number: 13_01
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
Uniform title: Quintets, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, D. 667, A major. Movements 1-4

Transcribed title: Trout Mvts 1, 2, 3, 4
Performers: Budapest String Quartet; Mieczyslaw Horszowski, piano; Julius Levine, bass

1 14
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 14, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: ML5936/MS 6536, 1964
Side 1 matrix: XXLP75810; Side 2 matrix: XXLP75811
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: June 1962
On sleeve: "Att Tom Shepard; Monaural two sides; Schubert string quintet

Work number: 14_01
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
Uniform title: Quintets, violins, viola, cellos, D. 956, C major

Transcribed title: Quintet
Performers: Budapest String Quartet; Benar Heifetz, cello

1 15
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 15, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: ML5936/MS 6536, 1964
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: June 1962
On label: "108134 29/29, 18/39"
"Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recording"

Work number: 15_01
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
Uniform title: Quintets, violins, viola, cellos, D. 956, C major

Transcribed title: String quintet
Performers: Budapest String Quartet; Benar Heifetz, cello

1 16
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 16, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (Single side only)
Released on: Columbia: ML5936/MS 6536, 1964
Side 1 matrix: XXSM 75812 (20965); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: June 1962
On label: "Reference Shepherd"; On sleeve: "stereo"

Work number: 16_01
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
Uniform title: Quintets, violins, viola, cellos, D. 956, C major. Movements 1-2

Transcribed title: Cello 5
Performers: Budapest String Quartet; Benar Heifetz, cello

1 17
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 17, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (Single side only)
Released on: Columbia: ML5936/MS 6536, 1964
Side 1 matrix: XXSM 78813 (20965); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: June 1962
On label: "Reference Shepherd"; On sleeve: "stereo"

Work number: 17_01
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
Uniform title: Quintets, violins, viola, cellos, D. 956, C major. Movements 3-4

Transcribed title: Cello 5
Performers: Budapest String Quartet; Benar Heifetz, cello

1 18
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 18, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: Unknown, Unknown
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "4/9/75 Mono N+2 Job 108134"; Sleeve: "Tom Frost, Masterworks"
"Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recording". Cannot identify related commercial release. Two recordings were made at the Library of Congress, 1958 and 1960. There is also a 1978 release on Columbia/Odyssey by the Borodin Quartet.

Work number: 18_01
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
Uniform title: Souvenir de Florence

Transcribed title: String sextet in D minor, op. 70
Performers: probably Guarneri Quartet with Mischa Schneider and Boris Kroyt

I.B.    Recordings of the other performers, 1940-1965
Item 19-29
Arranged alphabetically by first named composer on the recording.
Box Item Contents
1 19
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 19, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: M 35163, 1979
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "AL 35163 Marlboro normal level"
"Columbia Reference Recording"

Work number: 19_01
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk, 1778-1837
Uniform title: Grand septuor

Transcribed title: Septet
Performers: Judith Mendenhall, flute; Rudolph Vrbsky, oboe; Robert Routch, horn; Caroline Levine, viola; Lisa Lancaster, cello; Julius Levine, bass; Beth Levin, piano

Work number: 19_02
Boccherini, Luigi, 1743-1805
Uniform title: Quintets, violins, viola, violoncellos, G. 298, C major

Transcribed title: Boccherini
Performers: Pina Carmirelli, Naoko Tanaka, violins; Philipp Naegele, viola; Jerry Grossman, Marcy Rosen, cellos

1 20
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 20, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (Single side only)
Released on: Columbia: M 35163, 1979
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "MBL-35163"; "5-14-79"
"Columbia Reference Recording"

Work number: 20_01
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk, 1778-1837
Uniform title: Grand septuor. Movement 4

Transcribed title: Septet IV Mvmt.
Performers: Judith Mendenhall, flute; Rudolph Vrbsky, oboe; Robert Routch, horn; Caroline Levine, viola; Lisa Lancaster, cello; Julius Levine, bass; Beth Levin, piano

Work number: 20_02
Boccherini, Luigi, 1743-1805
Uniform title: Quintets, violins, viola, violoncellos, G. 298, C major

Transcribed title: Quintet in C maj. Op. 25 no. 4
Performers: Pina Carmirelli, Naoko Tanaka, violins; Philipp Naegele, viola; Jerry Grossman, Marcy Rosen, cellos

1 21
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 21, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: ML 6031/MS 6631, 1964
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Transco
Date of recording: September 1963
On blank side: "Transco 10 363"; Sleeve: "Job 77086 Side 2"; "Ref. Tom Shepard";

Work number: 21_01
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
Uniform title: Quintets, piano, strings, op. 34, F minor. Movement 3-4

Transcribed title: Piano quintet (from sleeve)
Performers: Rudolf Serkin, piano; Budapest String Quartet

1 22
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 22, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: MS 7207, 1969
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: XXSM138444-2A
Pressing company: Pitman
Date of recording: unknown

Work number: 22_02
Partch, Harry, 1901-1974
Uniform title: Wayward. Barstow

Transcribed title: Barstow
Performers: Ensembles of instruments developed by the composer, narration by the composer and John Stannard ; Danlee Mitchell, conductor.

Work number: 22_03
Partch, Harry, 1901-1974
Uniform title: Plectra and percussion dances. Castor and Pollux

Transcribed title: Castor and Pollux
Performers: Ensembles of instruments developed by the composer; Danlee Mitchell, conductor

Work number: 22_01
Partch, Harry, 1901-1974
Uniform title: Daphne of the dunes

Transcribed title: Daphne
Performers: Ensembles of instruments developed by the composer, narration by the composer and John Stannard ; Danlee Mitchell, conductor

1 23
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 23, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: MS 6891, 1966
Side 1 matrix: XTV-91980-2A; Side 2 matrix: XTV-91981-2A
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: 1963
No indication of Columbia on item

Work number: 23_01
Reger, Max, 1873-1916
Uniform title: Sonatas, cello, piano, no. 4, op. 116, A minor

Transcribed title: As performed at the Marlboro Music Festival 1963: Cello sonata in A minor, op. 116
Performers: Mischa Schneider, cello; Peter Serkin, piano

1 24
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 24, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: MS 6891, 1966
Side 1 matrix: XTV-91980-2A; Side 2 matrix: XTV-91981-2A
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: 1963
No indication of Columbia on item

Work number: 24_01
Reger, Max, 1873-1916
Uniform title: Sonatas, cello, piano, no. 4, op. 116, A minor

Transcribed title: As performed at the Marlboro Music Festival 1963: Cello sonata in A minor, op. 116
Performers: Mischa Schneider, cello; Peter Serkin, piano

1 25
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 25, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: MS 6891, 1966
Side 1 matrix: XTV-91980-2A; Side 2 matrix: XTV-91981-2A
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: 1963
No indication of Columbia on item

Work number: 25_01
Reger, Max, 1873-1916
Uniform title: Sonatas, cello, piano, no. 4, op. 116, A minor

Transcribed title: As performed at the Marlboro Music Festival 1963: Cello sonata in A minor, op. 116
Performers: Mischa Schneider, cello; Peter Serkin, piano

1 26
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 26, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (Single side only)
Released on: Columbia: ML 6291, 1966
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Att Mr Tom Shepard 10-23-63, Job 77086, Mono."
"Columbia Reference Recording"

Work number: 26_01
Reger, Max, 1873-1916
Uniform title: Sonatas, cello, piano, no. 4, op. 116, A minor. Movement 1-2

Transcribed title: Cello sonata Part 1
Performers: Mischa Schneider, cello; Peter Serkin, piano

1 27
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 27, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (Single side only)
Released on: Columbia: ML 6291, 1966
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Att Tom Shepard 10-23-63, Job 77086"
"Columbia Reference Recording"

Work number: 27_01
Reger, Max, 1873-1916
Uniform title: Sonatas, cello, piano, no. 4, op. 116, A minor. Movement 3-4

Transcribed title: Cello sonata Part 2
Performers: Mischa Schneider, cello; Peter Serkin, piano

1 28
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 28, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: ML 4488, 1956?
Side 1 matrix: FXLP 6991; Side 2 matrix: XLP 6992
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Looks like commercial release rather than test pressing.

Work number: 28_01
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
Uniform title: Babes in arms. Selections; arr.

Transcribed title: Babes in arms
Performers: Mary Martin, Mardi Bayne and Jack Cassidy, vocals ; Lehman Engel, conductor ; various arrangers

1 29
Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 29, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Columbia: ML 4487, 1953
Side 1 matrix: XLP 9012; Side 2 matrix: XLP 9013
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Originally a piano suite; arr. for piano and orchestra. Looks like the commercial release rather than a test pressing.

Work number: 29_01
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
Uniform title: Vremena goda; arr.

Transcribed title: The months, op. 37a
Performers: Morton Gould Orchestra, Morton Gould piano and conductor

II.    Recordings issued by Marlboro Recording Society, circa 1970-1980
Item 30-45

Arranged in numerical order by Marlboro Recording Society publisher number.

Box Item Contents
1 30 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 30, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-1, 1970?
Side 1 matrix: MRS 1A-1B; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: 1968?
Final movement (Rondo) on Side 2

Work number: 30_01
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
Uniform title: Serenades, orchestra, no. 2, op. 16, A major

Transcribed title: Serenade in A major, op. 16
Performers: Marlboro Festival Orchestra; Pablo Casals, conductor

Work number: 30_02
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Uniform title: Sonatas, violin, piano, K. 13, F major

Transcribed title: Sonata in F major, K. 13
Performers: Pina Carmirelli, violin; David Cole, cello; Rudolf Serkin, piano

Work number: 30_03
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Uniform title: Sonatas, violin, piano, K. 12, A major

Transcribed title: Sonata in A major, K. 12
Performers: Pina Carmirelli, violin; David Cole, cello; Rudolf Serkin, piano

1 31 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 31, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-2, 1970?
Side 1 matrix: MRS-2-A ; 38095-A; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: 1966 or 1967
AL
Printed labels loose; beneath them is a symbol like two interlocked M's. The remainder of the Suite (the Gigue) opens Side 2 of the disc.

Work number: 31_01
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Uniform title: Suites, piano, clarinets (3), strings, op. 29

Transcribed title: Suite. Op. 29: Overture/Tanzschritte, Thema mit Variationen, Gigue
Performers: James Corwin, Harold Wright, Don Stewart, clarinets; Jamie Laredo, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Madeline Foley, cello; Ruth Laredo, piano; Leon Kirchner, conductor

Work number: 31_02
Boccherini, Luigi, 1743-1805
Uniform title: Quintets, violins, viola, violoncellos, G. 348, F minor

Transcribed title: Quintet in F major, op. 42, no. 1
Performers: Pina Carmirelli, Jon Toth, violins; Philipp Naegele, viola; Fortunato Arico, Dorothy Reichenberger, cellos

1 32 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 32, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-3, 1970-1979
Side 1 matrix: MRS 3A (34276); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Serenade completed on Side 2.

Work number: 32_01
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Uniform title: Serenades, bass, instrumental ensemble, op. 24

Transcribed title: Serenade op. 24
Performers: Thomas Paul, bass; Harold Wright, clarinet; Don Stewart, bass clarinet; Stanley Silverman, guitar; Jacob Glick, mandolin; Leon Kirchner, conductor

Work number: 32_02
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
Uniform title: Introduction et variations sur un thème original

Transcribed title: Introduction and variations, op. 160
Performers: Paula Robison, flute; Rudolf Serkin, piano

1 33 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 33, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-4, 1970
Side 1 matrix: MRS-4A RE-1 (27493); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Printed label

Work number: 33_01
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Trios, oboes, English horn, op. 87, C major

Transcribed title: Trio in C major, op. 87
Performers: John Mack, Joseph Turner, oboes; Patricia Grignet, English horn

Work number: 33_02
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Variations, piano trio, op. 44, E♭ major

Transcribed title: Variations in Eb major, op. 44
Performers: Hidetaro Suzuki, violin; Ronald Leonard, cello; Rudolf Serkin, piano

1 34 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 34, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-5, 1970-1979
Side 1 matrix: MRS-5A (30548); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Test pressing"

Work number: 34_01
Nielsen, Carl, 1865-1931
Uniform title: Quintets, winds, op. 43

Transcribed title: Wind quintet
Performers: Paula Robison, flute; Joseph Turner, oboe; Larry Combs, clarinet; William Winstead, bassoon; Richard Solis, horn

Work number: 34_02
Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826
Uniform title: Quintet, clarinet, violins, viola, cello, op. 34, B♭ major

Transcribed title: Clarinet quintet
Performers: Harold Wright, clarinet; Vera Beths, Mari Tsumura, violins; Philipp Naegele, viola; Jeffrey Solow, cello

1 35 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 35, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-5, 1970-1979
Side 1 matrix: MRS-5A -1A; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Pitman
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Test pressing"

Work number: 35_01
Nielsen, Carl, 1865-1931
Uniform title: Quintets, winds, op. 43

Transcribed title: Wind 5
Performers: Paula Robison, flute; Joseph Turner, oboe; Larry Combs, clarinet; William Winstead, bassoon; Richard Solis, horn

Work number: 35_02
Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826
Uniform title: Quintet, clarinet, violins, viola, cello, op. 34, B♭ major

Transcribed title: Clar. 5
Performers: Harold Wright, clarinet; Vera Beths, Mari Tsumura, violins; Philipp Naegele, viola; Jeffrey Solow, cello

1 36 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 36, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-6, 1971
Side 1 matrix: MRS-6A-1A; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Pitman
Date of recording: unknown
Sleeve: "9/24/71"

Work number: 36_01
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Trios, strings, op. 9, no. 1

Transcribed title: String trio G major
Performers: Isidore Cohen, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Nathaniel Rosen, cello

Work number: 36_02
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Quartets, piano, strings, WoO 36

Transcribed title: Piano quartet C maj.
Performers: Rudolf Serkin, piano; Felix Galimir, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola, Nathaniel Rosen, cello

1 37 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 37, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-6, 1971
Side 1 matrix: MRS-6A (30276); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Arizona pressing"; Lead-out groove: "JB", "MO#2"

Work number: 37_01
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Trios, strings, op. 9, no. 1

Transcribed title: String trio G major
Performers: Isidore Cohen, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Nathaniel Rosen, cello

Work number: 37_02
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Quartets, piano, strings, WoO 36

Transcribed title: Piano quartet C major
Performers: Rudolf Serkin, piano; Felix Galimir, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola, Nathaniel Rosen, cello

1 38 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 38, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-7, 1977?
Side 1 matrix: MRS-7-1 (24813); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "test pressing"; "1-8-75"

Work number: 38_01
Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809
Uniform title: Trios, piano, flute, cello, H. XV, 15, G major

Transcribed title: Flute trio
Performers: Rudolf Serkin, piano; Michel Debost, flute; Peter Wiley, cello

Work number: 38_02
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Uniform title: Trios, piano, clarinet, cello, op. 11, B♭ major

Transcribed title: Clar. Trio, op. 11
Performers: Rudolf Serkin, piano; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Alain Meunier, cello

1 39 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 39, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-8, 1975-1979?
Side 1 matrix: MRS-8-1 (24814); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Test Pressing"

Work number: 39_01
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Uniform title: Serenades, K. 375, E♭ major. (2d version)

Transcribed title: Wind serenade
Performers: Eric Arbiter, Alexander Heller, bassoons; Frank Cohen, Richard Stoltzman, clarinets; Robert Routch, John Serkin, horns; Richard Woodhams, Rudolph Vrbsky, oboes

Work number: 39_02
Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893
Uniform title: Petite symphonie

Transcribed title: Petit symphonie
Performers: Paul Dunkel, flute; Rudolph Vrbsky, Allan Vogel, oboes; Frank Cohen, John Fullam, clarinets; Alexander Heller, Vincent Ellin, bassoons; Robert Routch, E. Scott Brubaker, horns

2 40 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 40, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-10, 1977
Side 1 matrix: MRS-10A (28568); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Test pressing"

Work number: 40_01
Boccherini, Luigi, 1743-1805
Uniform title: Quintets, guitar, violins (2), viola, violoncello, G. 451, E minor

Transcribed title: Quintet in E minor for guitar and strings, G. 451
Performers: David Starobin, guitar; Pina Carmirelli, Philip Setzer, violins; Philipp Naegele, viola; Peter Wiley, cello

Work number: 40_02
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937
Uniform title: Chansons madécasses

Transcribed title: Chan-Mad
Performers: Katherine Ciesinski, mezzo-soprano, Judith Mendenhall, flute, Paul Tobias, cello, Luis Batlle, piano

Work number: 40_03
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Uniform title: Sonatas, bassoon, violoncello, K. 292, B♭ major

Transcribed title: Bassoon son.
Performers: Alexander Heller, bassoon, Yo-Yo Ma, cello

2 41 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 41, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-11, 1970-1976?
Side 1 matrix: MRS-11A (29176); Side 2 matrix: MRS-11B (29176)
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Test Pressing"

Work number: 41_01
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Uniform title: Serenades, K. 361, B♭ major

Transcribed title: Gran partita
Performers: Instrumentalists from the Marlboro Music Festival; Marcel Moyse, conductor

2 42 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 42, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS 12, 1976?
Side 1 matrix: MRS-12-1 (29648); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Test pressing"

Work number: 42_01
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
Uniform title: Canons, BWV 1087

Transcribed title: Aria
Performers: Rudolf Serkin, piano, with instrumental ensemble

Work number: 42_02
Reger, Max, 1873-1916
Uniform title: Sonatas, clarinet, piano, no. 3, op. 107, B♭ major

Transcribed title: Clar. Son.
Performers: David Singer, clarinet; Rudolf Serkin, piano

2 43 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 43, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS 12, 1976?
Side 1 matrix: MRS-12-1 (29648); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Test pressing"

Work number: 43_01
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
Uniform title: Canons, BWV 1087

Transcribed title: Canons (from sleeve)
Performers: Rudolf Serkin, piano, with instrumental ensemble

Work number: 43_02
Reger, Max, 1873-1916
Uniform title: Sonatas, clarinet, piano, no. 3, op. 107, B♭ major

Transcribed title: Clarinet sonata (from sleeve)
Performers: David Singer, clarinet; Rudolf Serkin, piano

2 44 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 44, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-13, 1980?
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: MRS-13B-RE-2
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Test pressing"
Label on side 1 bears crossed out inscription "Dumky Trio". The side contains 5 tracks of unidentified popular music.

Work number: 44_01
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904
Uniform title: Trios, piano, strings, op. 90, E minor. Movement 4-5

Transcribed title: End of Dumky
Performers: Bruno Canino, piano; Daniel Phillips, violin; Jerry Grossman, cello

Work number: 44_02
Boccherini, Luigi, 1743-1805
Uniform title: Quintets, guitar, violins, viola, violoncello, G. 449, D major

Transcribed title: Guitar 5
Performers: David Starobin, guitar; Pina Carmirelli, Joseph Genualdi, violins; Philipp Naegele, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello

2 45 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 45, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Marlboro Recording Society: MRS-13, 1980?
Side 1 matrix: MRS-13-A-RE-1; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Label: "Test pressing"
Dumky trio completed on Side 2.

Work number: 45_01
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904
Uniform title: Trios, piano, strings, op. 90, E minor

Transcribed title: Dumky trio beg.
Performers: Bruno Canino, piano; Daniel Phillips, violin; Jerry Grossman, cello

Work number: 45_02
Boccherini, Luigi, 1743-1805
Uniform title: Quintets, guitar, violins, viola, violoncello, G. 449, D major

Transcribed title: Guitar quintet
Performers: David Starobin, guitar; Pina Carmirelli, Joseph Genualdi, violins; Philipp Naegele, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello

III.    Recordings issued by other labels and an unpublished recording, circa 1970-1980
Item 46-51

Arranged in alphabetical order by manufacturer name and then by publisher number. The one unpublished item is at the end of the sequence.

Box Item Contents
2 46 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 46, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Heliodor: 2549-004 (Wergo 60036), 197-?
Side 1 matrix: 25-49004B-1A (HEL 90038); Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Sonic Recording Products (Holbrook, NY)
Date of recording: unknown
RL ss
Stamp on label: August 1969

Work number: 46_03
Webern, Anton, 1883-1945
Uniform title: Kleine stücke

Transcribed title: Webern
Performers: Siegfried Palm, cello ; Aloys Kontarsky, piano

Work number: 46_01
Ligeti, György, 1923-2006
Uniform title: Concertos, cello, orchestra

Transcribed title: Ligeti
Performers: Siegfried Palm, cello; Hessian Radio Symphony ; Michael Gielen, conductor

Work number: 46_02
Penderecki, Krzysztof, 1933-
Uniform title: Sonatas, cello, orchestra

Transcribed title: Penderecki
Performers: Siegfried Palm, cello; Poznan Philharmonic ; Andzej Markowski, conductor

Work number: 46_04
Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963
Uniform title: Sonatas, cello, op. 25, no. 3

Transcribed title: Hindemith
Performers: Siegfried Palm, cello

Work number: 46_05
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois, 1918-1970
Uniform title: Sonatas, cello

Transcribed title: Zimmermann
Performers: Siegfried Palm, cello

2 47 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 47, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: His Master's Voice (RCA Red Seal): LHMV 13, 1955
Side 1 matrix: E4RP 0390; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Looks like commercial release rather than test pressing.

Work number: 47_01
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856
Uniform title: Symphonies, no. 4, op. 120, D minor

Transcribed title: Symphony no. 4 in D minor, op. 120
Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra; Guido Cantelli, conductor

Work number: 47_02
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
Uniform title: Siegfried-Idyll

Transcribed title: Siegfried Idyll
Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra; Guido Cantelli, conductor

2 48 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 48, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: His Master's Voice: LHMV 18, Unknown
Side 1 matrix: E4RP 8533; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Looks like commercial release rather than test pressing; program notes inserted

Work number: 48_01
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856
Uniform title: Carnaval

Transcribed title: Carnaval, op. 9
Performers: Alfred Cortot, piano

Work number: 48_02
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849
Uniform title: Sonatas, piano, no. 2, op. 35, B♭ minor

Transcribed title: Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor, op. 35
Performers: Alfred Cortot, piano

2 49 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 49, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: London: LL.1283, 1955
Side 1 matrix: ARL-2647-4A; Side 2 matrix: ARL 2647-4A
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
This looks like the commercial release rather than a test pressing.

Work number: 49_02
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
Uniform title: Romeo et Juliette (Fantasy-overture)

Transcribed title: Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy overture
Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Kubelik, conductor

Work number: 49_01
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904
Uniform title: Slovanské tance, op. 46. Selections

Transcribed title: Slavonic dances: Set 1 (no. 1-5)
Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Kubelik, conductor

2 50 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 50, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: London: LL.1284, 1955
Side 1 matrix: ARL 2645-1A; Side 2 matrix: ARL 2646-1A
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: unknown
Contains dances from op. 46 (no. 6-8) and op. 72 (no. 1-8). This looks like the commercial release rather than a test pressing.

Work number: 50_01
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904
Uniform title: Slovanské tance. Selections

Transcribed title: Slavonic dances
Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Kubelik, conductor

1 51 Mischa Schneider Collection Disc 51, undated
1 33 rpm sound disc ; 12 inches (2 sides)
Released on: Unpublished: Not applicable, Not applicable
Side 1 matrix: none; Side 2 matrix: none
Pressing company: Unknown
Date of recording: April 13 1950
Label: "Order no. LWO 1518"
Library of Congress Music Division Recording Laboratory. 78 rpm. In poor condition.

Work number: 51_01
Schneider, Mischa, 1903-1985 (interviewee)
Uniform title: Interview of Mischa Schneider by Luther Evans, Part 1 of 3

Transcribed title: Dr. Evans and Mischa Schneider recorded 4/11/50 for WQQW broadcast on 4/13/50
Performers: Mischa Schneider, Luther Evans

IV.    Music in the Air scripts, circa 1953
Item 52

Arranged in numerical order.

Four printed scripts for the announcer of the radio show, Music in the Air, featuring Columbia Records. A few of the recordings mentioned in the scripts are contained in the collection.

Box Item Contents
2 52 Music in the air scripts, numbers 6-9, circa 1953
1 folder ( 4 scripts)

Search Terms

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

Contributors

Budapest String Quartet
Columbia Records, Inc.
Marlboro Recording Society

Subjects

Schneider, Mischa, 1903-1985
String quartets (Musical groups)

Genres

Interviews
Sound recordings