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, in
Europe and Australia. There are about 500 individual source items, including
open reel tapes, cassettes, vinyl records, 45s, instantaneous discs, 78s and
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 recordings
> on 
> his own.I am aware of his time as soloist with The New York Philharmonic,and
> Boston Symphony,but the only recordings I am aware of,are a small handful of
> recordings he made in the 70s,and 80s,with the quartet he formed with his
> daughter.
> Are there more?
> Roger
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> Dear ARSC list,
> I am writing you all today to ask you to help the State University of New
> York Fredonia Archives & Special Collections department in a grant program
> that we are participating in. I am currently implementing an audio
> preservation, digitization and restoration project for the archives on the
> historic Sigurd Rascher audio collection. This collection contains rare and
> unique recordings of the influential twentieth-century saxophonist, Sigurd
> Rascher, and his students. We have been privately funded to this point, but
> will need outside funds in order to complete the project.
> I have submitted an application for the Pepsi Refresh-Everything grant
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> Each person can vote for an idea once per day per project for the entire
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> Thank you,
> Melissa Widzinski

Melissa M. Widzinski
Audio Engineer
Curator to the Rascher Collection
Archives and Special Collections
Reed Library
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063

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