Perhaps somebody ought to compile a list of all of his recordings.
From: David Lewis <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Mon, November 1, 2010 9:19:39 PM
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Indeed, there were several things with Raschér on the Belgian label Alpha.
One album I have been looking for nearly 30 years is the Alpha recording of
the Raschér Quartet performing Jean Absil's Suite sur des themes populaires
roumain; taped it off a library album, but no longer have the tape.
David "Uncle Dave" Lewis
South Lebanon, OH
On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 9:40 PM, Melissa Widzinski <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Hi Roger,
> Yes, there are plenty more recordings! There are a great deal of live
> performance tapes from concerto and recital performances, that few people
> have ever heard. Yes, there are the NY Phil, Boston and quartet recordings.
> He also played with numerous orchestras and wind ensembles across the US,
> Europe and Australia. There are about 500 individual source items,
> open reel tapes, cassettes, vinyl records, 45s, instantaneous discs, 78s
> CDs in the collection.
> On 11/1/10 9:35 PM, "Roger Kulp" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Pardon my ignorance,but I was not aware Rascher made all that many
> > on
> > his own.I am aware of his time as soloist with The New York
> > Boston Symphony,but the only recordings I am aware of,are a small handful
> > recordings he made in the 70s,and 80s,with the quartet he formed with his
> > daughter.
> > Are there more?
> > Roger
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