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Eda Rothstein Rapoport Papers, circa 1915-1968, 1915-1968

Series III: Sound recordings

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This series contains 81 lacquer or aluminum phonograph disc recordings, one recording on open reel audio tape, and 22 digital sound files. Their dates range from 1939 to 1966. The majority are live concert recordings of pieces composed by Eda Rapoport, which were created by or for the radio station WNYC. Others appear to have been recorded in studios in Manhattan and the Bronx.

Some of the recordings feature Rapoport herself, performing her own compositions on the piano. Other musicians who frequently appear include the violinists Yvette Rudin Bader, Carmela Ippolito, and Harold Kohon; the pianists Esther Ostroff and and Maria Rey; the cellist Alexander Goldfield; and the soprano vocalist Gretchen Ganvoort.

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Box 10 Reel 1 Three Canvases for Violin and Cello, 1966 September 30, 1 open reel audiotapes (Open reel tape side 1.);

Town Hall concert recording. Yvette Bader, violin; Alexander Goldfield, cello.


Box 10 Reel 1 Two Pieces for Unaccompanied Violin, 1966 September 30, 1 open reel audiotapes (Open reel tape side 2.);

Town Hall concert recording. Yvette Bader, violin.


Box 10 Disk 1 Nocturne #2, 1952 February 21, 1 phonograph records (Disc 1, side 1.);

WNYC-FM recording. Esther Ostroff, pianist.


Box 10 Disk 2 "Hypothesis" Duo for Violin and Cello, 1961 January 15, 1 phonograph records (Disc 2, side 1.);

Yvette Rudin Bader, violin; Alexander Goldfield, cello.


Box 10 Disk 2 Second "American" Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1961 January 15, 1 phonograph records (Disc 2, side 2.);


Box 10 Disk 3 Nocturne, 1956 April 15, 1 phonograph records (Disc 3, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Chamber Music Time. Yvette Rudin, violinist.


Box 10 Disk 3 Tarantella, 1956 April 15, 1 phonograph records (Disc 3, side 2.);

WNYC-FM Chamber Music Time. Yvette Rudin, violinist; Esther Ostroff, piano.


Box 10 Disk 4 Two Pieces for Unaccompanied Violin, 1960 February 13, 1 phonograph records (Disc 4, side 1.);

"Plateaus (Fantasy)" and "Adventure." WNYC-FM Composers Group of New York City. Yvette Rudin, violin. Copy 1.


Box 10 Disk 5 Two Pieces for Unaccompanied Violin, 1960 February 13, 1 phonograph records (Disc 5, side 1.);

"Plateaus (Fantasy)" and "Adventure." WNYC-FM Composers Group of New York City. Yvette Rudin, violin. Copy 2.


Box 10 Disk 6 Abstract or Non Objective Duo for Violin and Cello, 1958 February 16, 1 phonograph records (Disc 6, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Composers Group of New York City. Yvette Rudin, violin; Alexander Goldfield, cello.


Box 10 Disk 7 Guitar, 1958 January 2, 1 phonograph records (Disc 7, side 1.);

WNYC-FM. Yvette Rudin, violin; Ada Kopetz, piano.


Box 10 Disk 8 Espagnol, 1958 March 9, 1 phonograph records (Disc 8, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Chamber Music Time. Yvette Rudin, violin; Fania Mann, piano.


Box 10 Disk 9 Twilight, 1957 September 22, 1 phonograph records (Disc 9, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Brooklyn Museum Concert. Yvette Rudin, violin; Ada Kopetz, piano.


Box 10 Disk 10 The Wind and the Sea, 1957 July 14, 1 phonograph records (Disc 10, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Chamber Music Time. Yvette Rudin, violinist.


Box 10 Disk 11 Andante for Violin and Piano, 1957 February 21, 1 phonograph records (Disc 11, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Composers Group of New York City. Esther Ostroff, piano; Yvette Rudin, violin.


Box 10 Disk 11 Pastoral, 1957 February 24, 1 phonograph records (Disc 11, side 2.);

WNYC-FM Keyboard Masters. Esther Ostroff, piano.


Box 10 Disk 12 Momentum, for Violin and Cello, 1959 April 14, 1 phonograph records (Disc 12, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Composers Group of New York City. Yvette Rudin, violin; Alexander Goldfield, cello.


Box 10 Disk 13 Duo for Violin and Cello and Contrasts for Unaccompanied Flute: 1. Land 2. Sky., 1962 February 18, 1 phonograph records (Disc 13, side 1.);

Carnegie Recital Hall Chamber Music. Yvette Rudin Bader, violin; Alexander Goldfield, cello. Milton Wittgenstein, flute.


Box 10 Disk 14 Impression, after a painting by Benjamin Benno, 1954 November 28, 1 phonograph records (Disc 14, side 1.);

Brooklyn Museum concert. Milton Wittgenstein, flute.


Box 10 Disk 15 Hebrew Legend and Dance, 1954 August 29, 1 phonograph records (Disc 15, sides 1-2.);

WNYC-FM Chamber Music Time. Stanley Drucker, clarinetist.


Box 10 Disk 16 Arioso, 1958 September 4, 1 phonograph records (Disc 16, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Young American Artist program. Alexander Goldfield, cellist; Joseph Gurt, pianist. Copy 1.


Box 10 Disk 17 Arioso, 1958 September 4, 1 phonograph records (Disc 17, sides 1-2.);

WNYC-FM Young American Artist program. Alexander Goldfield, cellist; Joseph Gurt, pianist. Copy 2.


Box 10 Disk 18 Deep Night, 1952 August 10, 1 phonograph records (Disc 18, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Young American Artist program. Yvette Rudin, violinist.


Box 10 Disk 19 Tarantella, 1958 April 27, 1 phonograph records (Disc 19, sides 1-2.);

WNYC-FM Brooklyn Museum Concert. Alexander Goldfield, cellist.


Box 10 Disk 20 "When Shall We Meet Again," "A Dream," and "Vacation", undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 20, side 1.);

Songs. Gretchen Ganvoort, soprano.


Box 10 Disk 20 "Meeting and Parting," "The Kiss," and "Spring", undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 20, side 2.);

Songs. Gretchen Ganvoort, soprano.


Box 10 Disk 21-22 Scenes of New York, 1941 May 12, 2 phonograph records (Disc 21, sides 1-2; Disc 22, sides 1-2.);

1. At Dusk on Brooklyn Bridge, 2. Melting Pot, 3. At the Playground, 4. Aeronautical Serenade. Carmela Ippolito, violinist.


Box 10 Disk 23 "Triad," "Autumn," "Butterfly," and "Three Little Songs", 1961 April 11, 1 phonograph records (Disc 23, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Composers Group of New York City. Dorothy Renzi, Soprano; Helena Kaprielian, Piano.


Box 10 Disk 24 "Winter," "April Woods," "Butterfly," and Tarantella, undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 24, side 1.);

Ingeborg Pedersen. Stanley Drucker, clarinet; Esther Ostroff, piano.


Box 10 Disk 25 The Enchanted Forest, 1952 December 14, 1 phonograph records (Disc 25, sides 1-2.);

WNYC-FM Brooklyn Museum Concert.


Box 10 Disk 26 "Autumn Leaves" and "River Dree", undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 26, side 1.);

Ingeborg Pedersen, Eda Rapoport.


Box 10 Disk 26 "The Lamplighter" and "Three Little Songs: 1. A Moment, 2. Three Visitors, 3. I Only Laughed.", undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 26, side 2.);

Ingeborg Pedersen, Eda Rapoport.


Box 10 Disk 27 Hebrew Dance for Solo Violin, 1954 April 9, 1 phonograph records (Disc 27, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Young American Artist program. Yvette Rudin, violinist.


Box 10 Disk 28-29 Second Violin Sonata "American", 1954 December 24, 2 phonograph records (Disc 28, sides 1-2; Disc 29, side 1.);

First and third movements. WNYC-FM Chamber Music Time. Yvette Rudin, violinist; Juliette Arnold, pianist.


Box 10 Disk 30 Gypsy Song, undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 30, side 1.);

Soprano.


Box 10 Disk 30 Hebrew Song, undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 30, side 2.);


Box 10 Disk 31 Hebrew Songs, undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 31, sides 1-2.);

Myerowitz, bass.


Box 10 Disk 32 [torn label] Tears, undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 32, sides 1-2.);

Myerowitz, baritone; Eda Rapoport, piano.



Box 11 Disk 33-35 Sonatina for Pianoforte, 1944 May 3, 3 phonograph records (Disc 34, side 1; Disc 35, side 1; Disc 33, side 1.);

Town Hall concert recording. Milton Kaye, pianist.


Box 11 Disk 34 From the Terrace, for flute alone, 1944 May 3, 1 phonograph records (Disc 34, Side 2.);

Town Hall concert recording. Harry Moscovitz, flute.


Box 11 Disk 33, 36 Quartet for violin, viola, cello, and pianoforte, 1944 May 3, 2 phonograph records (Disc 36, Side 1; Disc 33, Side 2; Disc 36, side 2.);

Town Hall concert recording. Stephen Sopkin Quartet.


Box 11 Disk 35 Etching, for Flute and Piano, 1944 May 3, 1 phonograph records ( Disc 35, side 2. );

Town Hall concert recording. Harry Moscovitz, flutist; composer Eda Rapoport at piano.


Box 11 Disk 37-38 Revolt in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1944 May 3, 2 phonograph records (Disc 37, side 1; Disc 38, side 2.);

Town Hall concert recording.


Box 11 Disk 37 Night, 1944 May 3, 1 phonograph records (Disc 37, side 2.);

Song. Town Hall concert recording.


Box 11 Disk 38 "To a Cactus" and "Coastal Storm", 1944 May 3, 1 phonograph records (Disc 38, side 1.);

Songs. Town Hall concert recording.


Box 11 Disk 39 "Peggy" and "To a Soldier Boy", 1944 May 3, 1 phonograph records (Disc 39, side 1.);

Songs. Town Hall concert recording.


Box 11 Disk 39 Autumn Leaves, 1944 May 3, 1 phonograph records (Disc 39, side 2.);

Town Hall concert recording.


Box 11 Disk 40 "The River" and "Students Song", 1944 May 3, 1 phonograph records (Disc 40, side 1.);

Songs. Town Hall concert recording.


Box 11 Disk 40-41 Quartet on Hebrew Themes, 1944 May 3, 2 phonograph records (Disc 40, side 2; Disc 41, sides 1-2.);

Town Hall concert recording.


Box 11 Disk 42-43 Sonata #2 ("American"), 1954 September 19, 2 phonograph records (Disc 42, sides 1-2; Disc 43, side 1.);

Harold Kohon String Quartet concert. Harold Kohon, Marya Sielska.


Box 11 Disk 44 Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1939 November 24, 1 phonograph records (Disc 44, sides 1-2.);

Carmella Ippolito, violinist; B. Frank, piano.


Box 11 Disk 45 Second Violin and Piano Sonata, 1956 October 26, 1 phonograph records (Disc 45, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Composers Group of New York City. Yvette Rudin, violin; Esther Ostroff, piano.


Box 11 Disk 46-47 Lamentations of Jeremiah, undated, 2 phonograph records (Disc 46, sides 1-2; Disc 47 side 1.);

Violoncello solo played by Jean Bedetti. Eda Rapoport at the piano.


Box 11 Disk 48-49 Chaconne, 1948 December 19, 2 phonograph records (Disc 48, side 1; Disc 49, side 1.);

Played by Harold Kohon, violinist.


Box 11 Disk 48 Voodoo Magic, 1949 January 9, 1 phonograph records (Disc 48, side 2.);

Played by Marie Rae.


Box 11 Disk 49 The Little Mouse, 1949 January 9, 1 phonograph records (Disc 49, side 2.);

Played by Marie Rae.


Box 11 Disk 50 Song of Songs, Agada, undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 50, sides 1-2.);

Harry Volk, violin; composer Eda Rapoport at piano.


Box 11 Disk 51 Arioso, undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 51, side 1.);


Box 11 Disk 51 "The Brook" and "In the Garden", undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 51, side 2.);

Piano solos.


Box 11 Disk 52-55 The Mathmid, 1943 January 31, 4 phonograph records (Discs 52-55, sides 1-2.);

Symphonic poem. Emerson Buckley conducts the City Symphony.


Box 11 Disk 56 Valse Pathetique, undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 56, side 1.);

Dean Dixon, conductor.


Box 11 Disk 56 Danse Fantastique, undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 56, side 2.);

Dean Dixon, conductor.


Box 11 Disk 57 Dance Orientelle, 1943 May 28, 1 phonograph records (Disc 57, sides 1-2.);

Dean Dixon, conductor.


Box 11 Disk 58-59 Mulberry Bend, 1954 May 14, 2 phonograph records (Discs 58-59, sides 1-2.);

WNYC-FM Young American Artist program. Harold Kohon Ensemble.


Box 11 Disk 60-61 Adagio for Strings, 1946 February 12, 2 phonograph records (Disc 60, sides 1 and 2; Disc 61, side 1.);

WNYC-FM American Music Festival. Dean Dixon, conductor.


Box 11 Disk 61 Shepherd Song, 1947 June 9, 1 phonograph records (Disc 61, side 2);

Played by Carmela Ippolito, unaccompanied violin.



Box 14 Disk 62 Improvisations on a Hebrew Theme, undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 62, side 1.);

Carmela Ippolito, violinist.


Box 14 Disk 62 Valse Ballet, violin and piano, undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 62, side 2.);

McNamara, violin.



Box 11 Disk 63 Midrash, 1945 July 19, 1 phonograph records (Disc 63, sides 1-2.);

Harold Kohon, violinist.



Box 12 Disk 64 Poem, 1955 September 17, 1 phonograph records (Disc 64, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Chamber Music Time. Yvette Rudin, violin; Esther Ostroff, piano.



Box 14 Disk 65 "The Old Castle" and "Air de Ballet", 1939 November 6, 1 phonograph records (Disc 65, side 1.);

Eda Rapoport at the piano.


Box 14 Disk 65 Notturno and "The Brook", 1939 November 6, 1 phonograph records (Disc 65, side 2.);

Eda Rapoport at the piano.



Box 12 Disk 66 In the Garden, 1947 April 27, 1 phonograph records (Disc 66, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Contemporary Music. Maria Rey, pianist.


Box 12 Disk 66 The Brook, 1947 April 27, 1 phonograph records (Disc 66, side 2.);

WNYC-FM Contemporary Music. Maria Rey, pianist.


Box 12 Disk 67 Hebrew Moods, 1954 July 25, 1 phonograph records (Disc 67, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Brooklyn Museum Concert. Yvette Rudin, violinist.


Box 12 Disk 67 In the Forest, 1954 July 25, 1 phonograph records (Disc 67, side 2.);

WNYC-FM Brooklyn Museum Concert. Esther Ostroff, pianist.


Box 12 Disk 68 A Day in the Country, 1954 December 31, 1 phonograph records (Disc 68, sides 1-2.);

Suite for two pianos. WNYC-FM Young American Artist program. Played by Esther Ostroff and Gene Mills.


Box 12 Disk 69 "Kont Ich Blume Sein" and "The Invisible Light", undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 69, side 1.);

Songs. Gretchen Ganvoort, soprano.


Box 12 Disk 69 "In the Stilly Night" and "The House on the Hill", undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 69, side 2.);

Songs. Gretchen Ganvoort, soprano.


Box 12 Disk 70 Trio in A Minor, 1954 November 28, 1 phonograph records (Disc 70, sides 1-2.);

WNYC-FM Brooklyn Museum Concert. Harold Kohon, violin; Sidney Edwards, cello; Esther Ostroff, piano.


Box 12 Disk 71 Trio in A Minor, First Movement, 1954 November 28, 1 phonograph records (Disc 71, sides 1-2.);

WNYC-FM Brooklyn Museum Concert. Harold Kohon, violin; Sidney Edwards, cello; Esther Ostroff, piano.


Box 12 Disk 72-74 Trio, 1948 May 23, 3 phonograph records (Disc 73, side 1; Disc 72, side 2; Disc 74, side 1.);

Played by the Harold Kohon Trio.


Box 12 Disk 72 "Masquerade" and "Nocturne", 1948 May 23, 1 phonograph records (Disc 72, side 1.);


Box 12 Disk 74 The Little Mouse, 1948 May 23, 1 phonograph records (Disc 74, side 2.);


Box 12 Disk 75-76 Quartet in G, undated, 2 phonograph records (Disc 75, sides 1-2; Disc 76, side 1.);


Box 12 Disk 77 Looking Through My Window, 1954 September 24, 1 phonograph records (Disc 77, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Young American Artist program. Yvette Rudin, violinist.


Box 12 Disk 77 Hebrew Legend and Dance, 1954 August 29, 1 phonograph records (Disc 77, side 2.);

WNYC-FM Chamber Music Time. Stanley Drucker, clarinet; Esther Ostroff, piano.


Box 12 Disk 78 Echoes from the Forest, 1955 April 22, 1 phonograph records (Disc 78, side 1.);

WNYC-FM. Yvette Rudin, violinist.


Box 12 Disk 79 Meditation, 1948 February 16, 1 phonograph records (Disc 79, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Musical Festival Program. Played by Stephen Sopkin, violinist.


Box 12 Disk 79 Prelude, 1948 February 16, 1 phonograph records (Disc 79, side 2.);

WNYC-FM Musical Festival Program. Played by Stephen Sopkin, violinist.


Box 12 Disk 80 Dance, 1948 February 16, 1 phonograph records (Disc 80, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Musical Festival Program. Played by Stephen Sopkin, violinist.


Box 12 Disk 80 Caprice, 1948 February 16, 1 phonograph records (Disc 80, side 2.);

WNYC-FM Musical Festival Program. Played by Stephen Sopkin, violinist.


Box 12 Disk 81 Three Canvases for Unaccompanied Violin, 1961 May 12, 1 phonograph records (Disc 81, side 1.);

Night, "on the Canal," and "Landscape." Played by Yvette Rudin Bader, violin.


Box 12 Disk 82-84 Piano Sonata, 1939 June 29, 3 phonograph records (Disc 82, side 1; Disc 83 side 1; Disc 84 side 1.);

Composer's Forum. Eda Rapoport at the piano.


Box 12 Disk 83 Arioso, 1939 June 29, 1 phonograph records (Disc 83, side 2.);

Composer's Forum. Carmela Ippolito, violinist. Eda Rapoport at the piano.


Box 12 Disk 84 Hebrew Legend, 1939 June 29, 1 phonograph records (Disc 84, side 2.);

Composer's Forum. Carmela Ippolito, violinist.


Box 12 Disk 85 Berceuse, 1939 June 29, 1 phonograph records (Disc 85, side 1.);

Composer's Forum. Carmela Ippolito, violinist. Eda Rapoport at the piano.


Box 12 Disk 86 Hebrew Impressions, 1939 June 29, 1 phonograph records (Disc 86, side 1.);

Composer's Forum. Carmela Ippolito, violinist.


Box 12 Disk 85 Three Sonnets, 1939 June 29, 1 phonograph records (Disc 85, side 2.);

Composer's Forum. Carmela Ippolito, violinist.


Box 12 Disk 86 "The Music Box" and "I Love Thee" , 1939 June 29, 1 phonograph records (Disc 86, side 2.);

Composer's Forum. Gretchen Ganvoort, soprano.


Box 12 Disk 87 The River, 1939 June 29, 1 phonograph records (Disc 87, side 1.);

Composer's Forum. Gretchen Ganvoort, soprano.


Box 12 Disk 87-88, 82 Cello Sonata, 1939 June 29, 3 phonograph records (Disc 87, sides 1-2; Disc 88, sides 1 and 2; Disc 82 side 2.);

Composer's Forum.


Box 12 Disk 89 Lullaby/Berceuse, 1956 July 29, 1 phonograph records (Disc 89, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Brooklyn Museum Concert. Yvette Rudin, violin; Esther Ostroff, piano.


Box 12 Disk 90 Dusk, 1956 September 9, 1 phonograph records (Disc 90, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Chamber Music Time. Yvette Rudin, violin; Esther Ostroff, piano.


Box 12 Disk 91 "Impression," "Deep night," "Classical country dance," "Arioso," "Guitar", 1958 November 2, 1 phonograph records (Disc 91, side 1.);

WNYC-FM Composers Alliance Program.


Box 12 Disk 91 Hebrew Dance for Solo Violin, 1958 November 2, 1 phonograph records (Disc 91, side 2.);

WNYC-FM Composers Alliance Program.


Box 12 Disk 91 Arioso and Stacatto, 1958 December 4, 1 phonograph records (Disc 91, side 2.);

Composers Group of New York City. Alexander Goldfield, cello; Joseph Gurt, piano.


Box 12 Disk 92 Three Canvases for Violin and Cello: Abstract, Non-Objective, Surrealist, 1964 May 1, 1 phonograph records (Disc 92, side 1.);

Town Hall concert recording. Yvette Rudin Bader, violin; Alexander Goldfield, cello.


Box 12 Disk 92 "River Dree," "Summer," "Night, You Are a Gypsy", 1964 May 1, 1 phonograph records (Disc 92, side 2.);

Town Hall concert recording. Songs by Eda Rapoport set to poems by Mary Clary. Sung by Dorothy Renzi.


Box 12 Disk 93 "A Lonely Cactus" and "Song of the East", undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 93, side 1.);

Sung by Ann and Bets Gantvoort.


Box 12 Disk 93 "The flower girls" and "A moment", undated, 1 phonograph records (Disc 93, side 2.);

Sung by Ann and Bets Gantvoort.



Box 15 Albums 8 and 9, circa 1940s-1950s

Two of the nine albums formerly used to store the lacquer and aluminum discs in this collection. The discs were rehoused. Other albums were discarded.