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Re: Unique Early Vernacular Music Recordings up for sale

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Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 24 May 2015 09:31:56 -0400

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Wow, I hope a UCSB donor shows up with some cash for this. What a perfect fit!

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr Rainer E. Lotz" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 7:35 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Unique Early Vernacular Music Recordings up for sale


> Benno Häupl, the dean among the collectors of (early) ethnomusicological sound documents and 
> photographical images, has passed away in Riga, Latvia. The widow wishes that the collection 
> should be left intact and will consider serious offers from institutions that can guarantee a 
> permanent home. There is no detailed inventory. The collection is described as follows:
>
>
>    THE HÄUPL COLLECTION
>
>
>    OF
>
>
>    EARLY VERNACULAR MUSIC RECORDINGS
>
> *The Häupl Collection*encompasses ethnic, traditional and regional music on commercial 78 rpm 
> discs ranging from early Berliners to post-WW2 regional labels "from//Afghanistan to Zimbabwe", 
> and more study material. It includes, mainly:
>
> - *25* Edison cylinders 1892-1902 in original boxes
>
> - *9,000* gramophone records (78rpm) from 1898 to 1970,many in their original company sleeves
>
> - *2,100* photos 1860-1960 of traditional musicians worldwide, with their instruments
>
> - *130* record catalogs, 1910-1960, of 78rpm ethnic series by commercial record companies 
> worldwide
>
> *- The Record Collection *covers traditional music from all over the world: 1,200 
> Indian/Pakistani/Ceylanese shellac discs, 900 Turkish,900 Arabic & Maghrebian, 850 African, 600 
> Flamenco/Spanish, 500 Appalachian mountain music, 400 Greek. However, most sub-collections count 
> lower numbers, e.g.: 150 Chinese, 130 French Antilles/Haïti/Guyana, 100 Portuguese/ Fado, 90 
> Iranian, 85 Albanian polyphony, 80 Native American Indians, 70 Madagascan & Réunionnais, 70 
> French-Canadian,
>
> 70 Armenian, 60 Cretan lyra, 50 Yiddish/Cantorial, 50 Afghani/Pashto, 50 
> Italian/Sardinian/Corsican, 50 Lemko-Ukrainian etc.
>
> Other areas count less samples, e.g. Vietnam, Ethiopia, Burma, Kurdistan, Thailand, 
> Yemen-Saudi-Oman, Mongolia, Malta, Uzbekistan, Japan... Yet, music of minorities is on hand, e.g. 
> Aborigines, Inuit, Aramite-Assyrians, Tuareg, Khmer, Basques, Laz, Crimea-Tatars, Maori, Ilcano, 
> Ladino-Sephardim, Criollos, Parsee, Rhaeto-Romansh, Azeri, Ruthenians, Andean Inca....
>
> Or regional music styles like tex-mex, sacred harp singing, krontchong, trallaleri, khömei, 
> gamelan gong & angklung, kwela, puirt-a-beul, huayno, highlife, klezmer, Berber 'aïta, 
> piobaireachd, shangaan... Plus a batch of early recordings of European folk 
> instruments:hardingfele, fujara, guzla, tárogató, ciaramella, dulzaina, jew's harp, nyckelharpa, 
> kankliu; /kantele, biniou, fyell, hurdy-gurdy, launeddas... Only few 78s of indigenous and tribal 
> music are there from places like Tibet, Amazonia, Laos, Sudan, Papua Niugini, Korea, Bahrain, 
> Nepal, Surinam, Somalia, Cabo Verde, Sulawesi, Tonga, Iceland, French Polynesia...
>
> Other important and focused parts of the Häupl Collection are:
>
> *The Cajun Music Collection 1925-2012 *(from the first 78 to the last vinyl), a unique, 50 years 
> lifetime collection, by far the largest of its kind (400 78s, 1,400 45s, 750 LPs). It comprises 
> more than 99% of all discs ever published of the music of theautochthonous French and Creole 
> speaking settlers in Louisiana, including many "only known copies", since there was often
>
> a total of only 100 copies pressed. This is the only part of the Häupl Collection that includes 
> both shellac and vinyl records.
>
> *- The Bagpipe Collection 1898-1965 -*700 solo bagpipe 78s (and several cylinders) from many 
> countries: France, India, Germany, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Albania, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Italy, 
> Sweden, Egypt, Bohemia, Ireland, Hungary, Turkey, Croatia, Armenia, Iraq, Georgia, Romania, 
> Tunisia- and yes, Scotland, too.
>
> - *The Taksim Collection 1910 to 1950* - about 180 shellac records from Turkey, Arabia, Armenia 
> and Greece with solo improvisations in Mid-Eastern modes on various string and wind instruments, 
> including some rarely documented modes.
>
> *- The shellac records from the estate of Prof. W. Heinitz *(1883-1963), until 1949 head of the 
> "Phonetisches Laboratorium"
>
> in Hamburg: about 100 discs made by the "Phonogramm-Archiv", the "Institut für Lautforschung" and 
> "Deutscher Rundfunk".
>
> - *The legacy of the personal shellac discs of Hans Helfritz *(1902-1995), the ethnomusicologist 
> who worked with Erich von Hornbostel and Carl Orff and who recorded in Yemen, West Africa, Mexico, 
> Brazil from the 1930's to 60's- some 80 discs.
>
> *- Two Photo Collections 1860--1970*. 1)About 1,600 early photos of anonymous traditional 
> musicians from all over the world with their instruments (again, "from Afghanistan to 
> Zimbabwe") -- from daguerrotype, albumen prints and "carte de visite" to postcards and early 
> archival photos. 2)Additionally, 500 such early photos of bagpipers from many countries, with 
> their regional variety of bagpipes: Estonia, Armenia, Austria, Russia, Macedonia, India, Serbia, 
> Libya, Poland, Sudan, Portugal...
>
> *- The Record Catalog Collection 1910-1960*.130 catalogs of special series: "Polyphon Disques 
> Arabes", "HMV East African Records", "Catálogo Numerical de Discos Victor Argentina", "Parlophone 
> Javanese Records", "Zarzuelas Impresionadas por La Voz de Su Amo", "Odéon Katalaogy Malagasy", 
> "Beltona Scottish & Irish Records", "Cairophon", "Victor Catalogue of all Languages", "Zonophone 
> Numerical List - Gujarati, Marathi, Hindustani, Sindhi, Jain", "Odeon Repertório Portugués", 
> "Greek, Turkish, Armenian, Spanish-Oriental Records", "Discos Mexicanos Vocalion", "Slovenskych 
> Rekordov","La Voix de son Maître Disques Espagnols et Sardanes","Columbia Maori Records","Pathé 
> Répertoire Tunisien","Columbia Punjabi, Bangri, Nepali"...
>
>
> In case of interest contact (preferably in English or German):
> Mrs Gundega Zeltina: *Kazarmu iela 6-11  Riga 1013, Latvia (Europe) Home phone.: +371-6737-3782*
>
> (or *Dr. Rainer E. Lotz: * *Rotdornweg 81         53177 Bonn (Germany) Home phone: 
> +49-228-352808*)
>
> 

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