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Judith Raskin Papers, 1911-2000
18 boxes (8.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 126

Abstract:
Opera singer and teacher. Raskin made her professional debut on both the stage and television, specializing in Schubert, Mozart, Lieder and Yiddish songs. The bulk of the Raskin papers focus on her professional life, and include publicity, reviews, programs, and taped recordings of performances. Personal materials include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks and diaries, primarily from her years as a student at Smith College. Notable correspondents include Beverly Sills, Eugene Ormandy, and William Maxwell.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the papers of Judith Raskin. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Judith Raskin was born June 21, 1928, daughter of Harry Raskin and Lillian Mendelsohn Raskin. Both her parents were public school teachers and instilled in their only child a love of music, the subject Judith Raskin majored in when she came to Smith College in 1945. She graduated from Smith in 1949 and received an honorary degree in 1963. While at Smith, Raskin studied with Anna Hamlin, continuing her lessons with Hamlin even after graduation as she began pursuing her career in opera. In 1948, Raskin married a distant cousin, Raymond Raskin. They had two children, Jonathan, born 1951 and Lisa, born 1953. She made her professional debut on both the stage and on television during the 1950s at the same time that she was raising her family. Even after undergoing a radical mastectomy in 1962, Raskin continued her operatic career, specializing in Schubert, Mozart, lieder and Yiddish songs on both the stage and in numerous recordings with major labels. During the 1970s she turned to teaching while still performing. In 1982 Raskin was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died December 21, 1984.

For more detailed biographical information, see the entry on Raskin in Current Biography (April 1964) and the entry by Paula Eisenstein Baker in Jewish Women in American: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997). There is also a small folder of materials on Raskin in the Smith College Archives, in 80.Cla 1949 and in 12.HD.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of the papers date from the early 1960s through the early 1980s and focus on Raskin's professional life, including publicity, reviews and programs. There are also a number of recordings of Raskin's performances from the 1950s to the 1970s. There is a small amount of personal material, including diaries and correspondence, primarily from her high school and college years. There is also some personal correspondence with family and friends. Notable correspondents include Beverly Sills, Eugene Ormandy, and William Maxwell.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the papers of Judith Raskin. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Judith Raskin Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Judith Raskin in 1977. Since her death, additions to the collection have been made by her daughter Lisa Raskin as well as by Adrienne Auerswald and Mary Elizabeth Ford.

Processing Information

Procesed by Kathleen Banks Nutter, 2000.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Series Descriptions
(1937-1995)
.75 linear ft.

This series includes diaries, school records, calendars, and tributes to Judith Raskin, both in life and death. Of particular note is a piece written by Raskin's mother, Lillian Mendelsohn Raskin, in 1949, entitled A Parent Inquires: How can I help my gifted child? Raskin's death and funeral are covered with various eulogies, obituaries, and information on the memorial recitals performed in her name.

(1911-1986)
1 linear ft.

This series includes correspondence with both family members and friends and associates. A major portion of the family correspondence is from Judith Raskin to her parents during her first three years at Smith. There is also a significant amount of correspondence between Raskin and fellow Smith alumna Mary Elizabeth Ford during the 1960s. In addition to fan mail there is a sizable number of condolences received by the Raskin family after Judith Raskin's death in 1984. The correspondence between Raskin and Anna Hamlin is of particular interest in that operatic technique is freely discussed by both student and teacher.

(1947-1984)
2.7 linear ft.

This series comprises the bulk of the collection and includes programs from Raskin's performances over the years as well as reviews, articles, and press materials both by and about Raskin. Also included in this series are financial records, contracts, and notes regarding repertoire and technique by both Anna Hamlin and Raskin. Of special interest is the collection of correspondence and site reports from Raskin's participation in the National Endowment for the Arts.

(1917-1973)
1.85 linear ft.

This series includes publicity head shots and portraits, an extensive collection of photos of Raskin in performance and rehearsal, and some personal photographs of Raskin and others. Quite notable is the exhaustive collection of photographs detailing the rehearsal and staging of the NBC Opera's Don Giovanni, starring Raskin, Cesare Siepi, and Leontyne Price. Other photos of note are the framed and autographed photographs of Raskin's teacher Anna Hamlin, taken in 1926 and the 1917 shot of Hamlin's teacher, Marcella Sembrich.

(1959-1978, n.d.)
3 linear ft.

This series consists of 47 reel-to-reel tapes and 9 cassette tapes, containing mostly rehearsal sessions and actual performances. There is also some family material as well as interviews with Raskin. See also records and tapes held by the Werner Josten Library, Smith College.

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL
(1937-1995)


Diaries,
1939, 1942-43

Box 1: folder 1-2
Inserts removed from diaries,
1939, 1942-43

Box 1: folder 3-4
Calendars,
1967-71, 1975-76

Box 1: folder 5
Schoolwork (4th grade),
1937

Box 1: folder 6
High School



Report cards,
1941-44

Box 1: folder 7
Yearbook,
1945

Box 1: folder 8
"A Parent Inquires: How can I help my gifted child?," Lillian Raskin,
n.d., circa 1949

Box 1: folder 9
Smith College



Honorary Degree,
1963

Box 1: folder 10
"Dear Baldwin 49'ers," letter to Baldwin housemates,
1964.

Box 1: folder 10a
Typescript, Judith Raskin interview, College: A Smith Mosaic
(1975)

Box 1: folder 11
Curriculum vitae,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Memorial tributes,
1986, 1995

Box 1a: folder 1
Death and memorial service: obituaries, elegies, eulogies, etc.,
1984

Box 1a: folder 2
Memorial recitals: correspondence, announcements and programs, reviews and press materials,
1985-1999

Box 1a: folder 3
Memorial Scholarships,
1980s

Box 1a: folder 4
Family memorabilia,
1920s-80s

Box 1a: folder 5
SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE
(1911-1986)


Family



Judith Raskin



Lillian and Harry Raskin (parents),
1945-48

Box 2: folder 1-3
Lillian Raskin,
1963-70

Box 2: folder 4-7
Lillian Raskin,
n.d. (circa 1960s)

Box 2: folder 8
Re: Death of Harry Raskin,
1962

Box 2: folder 9
Jon and Lisa Raskin (children),
1962-74, n.d.

Box 2: folder 10
Re: Kingsley Hall School,
1970

Box 2: folder 11
Other relatives,
1940-47

Box 2: folder 12
Lillian and Harry Raskin



From Ray Raskin,
n.d., circa 1940s

Box 2: folder 13
From others,
1911, 1944-49, 1964, n.d.

Box 2: folder 14
Friends and associates



Mary Elizabeth Ford,
1961-88

Box 2: folder 15-18
Anna Hamlin,
1970, n.d.

Box 2: folder 19
Jo Hamlin,
n.d.

Box 2: folder 20
William Maxwell,
1973, n.d.

Box 2: folder 21
Adrienne Auerswald,
1964-65

Box 2: folder 22
General,
1946-84, n.d.

Box 3: folder 1-4
Professional,
1954-84, n.d.

Box 3: folder 5-8
Professional, Sir Rudolf Bing,
1972

Box 3: folder 8a
Fan mail



1963-78, n.d.

Box 3: folder 9-10
P.S. 175,
April 1962

Box 3: folder 11
Condolences



A-M


Box 3: folder 12-18
N-Z


Box 4: folder 1-4
SERIES III. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
(1947-1984)


Opera performance/teaching



Repertoire, technique, and translations


Box 4: folder 5-7
Notes re: singing from Anna Hamlin


Box 4: folder 8
Singing evaluations,
1950, 1954, n.d. (circa 1957)

Box 4: folder 9
Contracts and certificates,
1964-1979

Box 4: folder 10
Financial records,
1946, 1949, 1963, 1964, n.d.

Box 4: folder 11
Contracts and financial records,
1972-73

Box 4: folder 12
Contracts and financial records,
1974

Box 4: folder 13
Contracts and financial records,
1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, n.d.

Box 4: folder 14
Master classes,
1970s

Box 4: folder 15
Ludwig Lustig,
1966-69

Box 4: folder 12
Concert programs



1947-69

Box 5: folder 1-11
1969-79

Box 6: folder 1-9
1979-1984, n.d.

Box 7: folder 1-4
Television appearance,
1966

Box 7: folder 5
Articles about Judith Raskin,
1960-2000, n.d.

Box 8: folder 1
Performance announcements,
1957-81, n.d.

Box 8: folder 2
Performance reviews,
1955-82, n.d.

Box 8: folder 3-6
Articles and unpublished pieces by Judith Raskin,
1964-69, n.d.

Box 8: folder 7
Recordings



Reviews,
1964-1980, n.d.

Box 8a: folder 1
Announcements,
1964-1967, n.d.

Box 8a: folder 2
Opera Performance/teaching



Press materials,
1950-1982, n.d.

Box 8a: folder 3
Performances by others,
1950-82, n.d.

Box 8a: folder 4
Other activities



Miscellaneous boards,
1973-77

Box 9: folder 1
92nd Street Y,
1975

Box 9: folder 2
National Endowment for the Arts,
1974-1976


Correspondence,
1974-1976, n.d.

Box 9: folder 3
Site reports and evaluations,
1974-1976

Box 9: folder 4
Notes, articles,
n.d., 1975

Box 9: folder 5
SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS AND SCRAPBOOKS
(1917-1973)


Photographs



Personal,
1930s-1980s, n.d.

Box 9: folder 6
Publicity head shots and portraits,
1950s-1980s, n.d.

Box 9: folder 7
"Deseret," NBC Opera.


Box 9: folder 8
Performance and rehearsals,
1950s-1980s, n.d.

Box 9a: folder 1-2
Miscellaneous/unidentified,
1964, 1967, n.d.

Box 9a: folder 3
Mary Elizabeth Ford,
fall 1966

Box 9a: folder 4
Marcella Sembrich,
1917

Box 9b: folder 1
Anna Hamlin,
1926

Box 9b: folder 2
"Don Giovanni" rehearsals and performance, NBC Opera,
April 1961

Box 9c
Oversize photos and posters,
1960, 1973, n.d.

Box 10
Scrapbooks,
1947-1973

Box 11: folder 1-4
SERIES V. AUDIOTAPES
(1959-1978, n.d.)


Reel-to-Reel



Side 1: 26 April 1959: Song of Solomon, Ezra Laderman, conductor, (Raskin), CBS-TV


Box 12: folder 1
Side 2: n.d.: R. Strauss--"Four Last Songs," Lisa Della Casa, soprano, Karl Böhm, conductor, Salzburg Festival


Box 12
Side 1: 3 Nov 1959: Beethoven, Fidelio excerpts, NBC-TV


Box 12: folder 2
Side 2: 28 Sept 1961: Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 (Last Movement), Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra (Raskin, Rosalind Elias, Richard Tucker, Jerome Hines), UN Memorial to Dag Hammarskjöld; and Donizetti, "Regnava nel silenzio" (Lucia di Lammermoor); Schubert, "Mein Herz ist schwer" ("Gretchen am Spinnrade"); and Verdi, (Recitative) "È strano!" and (Aria) "Sempre libera" (La Traviata) at Anna Hamlin's, n.d.


Box 12
Side 1: 6 Dec 1959: Mozart--"Ach, ich liebte" (Die Entführung aus dem serail); 11 Dec 1959: "Lisa's Birthday Party"; 4 Jan 1960: Donizetti--Lucia di Lammermoor; 1960: "Jon's party"


Box 12: folder 3
Side 2: 1960: "Jon plays Bach"; Dec 1960:"Lisa's party"; 1961: "Jon's party"; 4 Jan 1960: Willow Song


Box 12
Side 1: 6 Mar 1960: Little Orchestra Society


Box 12: folder 4
Side 2: Little Orchestra Society, (cont'd); n.d., Harry Raskin, piano, Haydn--"Andante con Variazioni"


Box 12
Side 1: 10 April 1960: Mozart--(Scenes from Don Giovanni) "Giovinette, che fate all amore," "Là ci darem la mano," "Batti, batti"; 8 Dec 1957: Poulenc--(The Carmelites) Sister Constance (III, V, VI, Last)


Box 12: folder 5
Side 2: Oct 1961: Mozart--Così Fan Tutte, City Center, NYC; 20 April 1962: Bach--(St. John Passion) "Ich folge dir gleichfalls mit freudigen schritten"; and Beethoven--Symphony No. 9 (Movement IV), Eugene Ormandy, conductor (Raskin, Rosalind Elias, Richard Tucker, Jerome Hines), Carnegie Hall


Box 12: folder 5
Side 1: 6 Feb 1962: Handel--(Samson excerpts): "Ye Men of Gaza" (Raskin), "With Plaintive Notes" (Raskin), "Your Charms to Ruin Led the Way" (Jon Vickers), "My Faith and Truth" (Raskin), "Traitor to Love" (Raskin and Vickers), "Honor and Arms" (Norman Treigle) and "Go, Coward, Go" (Vickers and Treigle), American Orchestra (Raskin, Norman Treigle, Jon Vickers, Claire Watson, Russell Oberlin), Carnegie Hall


Box 12: folder 6
Side 2: 22 Dec 1961: Bach--(Christmas Oratorio): "Herr, dein Mitleid" (Raskin and Ara Berberian), "Immanuel, o süsses Wort" (Raskin and Berberian), "Ach! Wann wird die Zeit erscheinen" (Raskin, Joan Caplan, and Charles Bressler), Recitative "Du Falscher" and Aria "Nur ein Wink" (Raskin); and Bellini (La Sonnambula)--"Ah! non giunge" (Joan Sutherland), Thomas Dunn, conductor, Carnegie Hall


Box 12
Side 1: 1962: Scarlatti, Sonata; Bach,--Prelude and Fugue; and Bach--Italian Concerto, Harry Raskin, piano


Box 12: folder 7
Side 1: 23 Feb 1962: Mozart--Le Nozze di Figaro excerpts, Ignace Strasfogel, conductor (Raskin [debut], Lisa Della Casa, Mildred Miller, Giorgio Tozzi, Walter Cassel) Metropolitan Opera, NYC


Box 12: folder 8
Side 2: end of Figaro; 4 Feb 1962: Rossini--Count Ory excerpts, Thomas Schippers, conductor (Raskin, Shirley Verrett-Carter, Helen Vanni, Frank Poretta, Norman Treigle), NY Philharmonic broadcast; 19 Oct 1958: Mozart (Concert Aria)--"Mia speranza adorata!", Margareta Hallin Guilini, conductor, Swedish Radio Orchestra


Box 12
Side 1: n.d., circa 1962: Verdi--Falstaff, Act 1


Box 12: folder 9
Side 2: n.d., circa 1962: Verdi--Falstaff, Act 2


Box 12
Side 1: n.d., circa 1962: Falstaff, Act 3, Scenes 1 and 2; 24 Sept 1962: Barber--Piano Concerto, John Browning, pianist, live broadcast


Box 12: folder 10
Side 1 (broadcast 6 Oct 1962): Schubert--"Die Forelle," "Geheimes," "Gretchen am Spinnrade," and "Seligkeit"; R. Strauss--"Ich schwebe," and "Schlagende Herzen"; Debussy--"Fantoches," "Receuillement"; Poulenc--"Air Champêtre," "Air Grave," and "Air Vif"; Barber--"Knoxville: Summer of 1915", Anne Macfarlane, accompanist, Recital Hall, NBC-TV, 2 Oct 1962


Box 12: folder 11
Side 1: 5 Jan 1963: Handel--Psalm 112, Frederic Waldman, conductor, Metropolitan Museum (broadcast live WNYC); n.d.: Handel--Messiah excerpts ("Rejoice Greatly," "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth"), Eugene Ormandy, conductor (recorded in Philadelphia, broadcast on WQXR)


Box 12: folder 12
Side 2: 5 Jan 1963: Haydn--Mass in B-Flat ("Theresien"), Frederic Waldman, conductor (Raskin, Joanna Simon, Charles Bressler, Chester Watson), Metropolitan Museum (broadcast live WNYC)


Box 12
Side 1: 15 Mar 1963: Mozart--Exsultate Jubilate, "Aer tranquillo (Il Re Pastore), "Ruhe sanft, mein holdes leben (Zaide), "Bella Mia Fiamma" (Concert Aria), (Raskin, Thomas Dunn) Metropolitan Museum


Box 12: folder 13
Side 2: 26 Jan 1963: Beethoven--Fidelio, Karl Boehm, conductor, Act I, Scene 1 (Raskin, Birgit Nilsson, Charles Anthony, Ernst Wiemann, Morley Meredith, Jon Vickers) Met Broadcast


Box 12
Summer 1963: Mozart--Die Zauberflöte, Act I, Glyndebourne Festival, England


Box 12: folder 14
Summer 1963: Mozart--Die Zauberflöte, Act II, Glyndebourne Festival, England


Box 12: folder 15
Side 1: 24 Sept 1963: R. Strauss--Die Rosenkavalier excerpts, Leonard Bernstein, conductor (Raskin, Regina Sarfaty), New York Philharmonic, Philharmonic Hall; 14 Mar 1964: Donizetti--Anna Bolena excerpt, Met Intermission


Box 12: folder 16
Side 2: April 1963: Bach (St. Matthew Passion)--"Bleed and Break," "Lord, to Thee," "Aus Liebe" ("In love my Saviour now is dying"), and (Duet) "Behold, my Saviour" (Raskin, Maureen Forrester), NBC-TV


Box 12
Side 1: 2 Oct 1963: Ezra Laderman-Archibald MacLeish--Songs of Eve (Raskin, T. Mayer), University of New Hampshire


Box 12: folder 17
Side 2: 24 Nov 1963: Bach--Jauchzet Gott (Cantata No. 51) (Raskin, T. Dunn), Philharmonic Hall


Box 12
Side 1: 16 Oct 1963: Puccini--La Bohème excerpts, Act III (concl.) and Act IV (Raskin, Ryan, Patricia Brooks, Craig, Bertolind, Thomas Paul, Metcalf) NYC Opera, Middletown, NY; 11 Feb 1963: Mahler--Symphony No. 4, 4th Movement, George Szell, conductor; 14 Jan 1964: Rossini (Barber of Seville)--"Una Voce Poco Fa," (Duet) "Dunque Io Son" (Raskin, William Walker) Bell Telephone Hour, NBC-TV; 24 Sept 1963: R. Strauss--Die Rosenkavalier, Act II-Presentation of the Rose, Leonard Bernstein, conductor (Raskin, Regina Sarfaty), New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Hall


Box 12: folder 18
Side 2: 16 Oct 1963: Puccini--La Bohème excerpts, Acts I and III [beginning with Mimi's entrance, ending after the coat song] (Raskin, Ryan, Patricia Brooks, Craig, Bertolind, Thomas Paul, Metcalf) NYC Opera, Middletown, NY


Box 12: folder 18
14 Jan 1964: Rossini--The Barber of Seville, Bell Telephone Hour, NBC-TV


Box 12: folder 19
Note:
14 Jan 1964: Rossini--The Barber of Seville


Box 12: folder 20
Note:
14 Mar 1964: "Opera News on the Air," Puccini--La Bohème; Sept. 1965: Mahler--Symphony No. 4 (Last Movement), Cleveland broadcast; n.d.: Donizetti--Anna Bolena selection


Box 12: folder 21
Summer 1964: Mozart--Die Zauberflöte (Raskin-"Pamina", Ragnar Ulfong-"Tamino", Heinz Blanken-burg-"Papageno") Bryon Balkwill, conductor, Glyndebourne Festival, England


Box 12: folder 22
Summer 1964: Mozart--Die Zauberflöte (Raskin-"Pamina", Ragnar Ulfong-"Tamino", Heinz Blanken-burg-"Papageno") Bryon Balkwill, conductor, Glyndebourne Festival, England Geheimes," "Gretchen am Spinnrade," "Der Jüngling an der Quelle," "Auflösung," "Seligkeit"; Mahler--"Liebst du um Schönheit," "Ablösung im Sommer," "Ich atmet' einen linden Duft," and "Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?", Ford Foundation recital, Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum


Box 12: folder 23
1964: Rossini--Il Turco in Italia


Box 12: folder 24
Side 1: 2 Jan 1965: Mozart--Le Nozze di Figaro, Joseph Rosenstock, conductor (Raskin, Lisa Della Casa, Teresa Stratas, Kriese, Blair, Giorgio Tozzi, Herman Prey, Esparza), Act I (Bartolo's Aria omitted), Met broadcast


Box 12: folder 25
Side 2: Figaro, Act II


Box 12
Note:
Side 1: 7 Mar 1965: Haydn--The Creation, Parts I and II, Musica Aeterna, Grace R. Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum (broadcast WNYC)


Box 12: folder 26
Side 2: The Creation, Part III


Box 12
Note:
16 Mar 1965: Smith College Recital, 1st half, John M. Greene Hall


Box 12: folder 27
16 Mar 1965: Smith College Recital, 2nd half, John M. Greene Hall


Box 12: folder 28
Side 1: 5 Dec 1965: "Through Intermission," Town Hall, New York


Box 12: folder 29
Side 2: 5 Dec 1965: "After Intermission," Town Hall, New York


Box 12
5 Dec 1965: Part I: Beethoven--"Die Trommel gerühret," "Freudvoll und leidvoll," and "Neue Liebe, neues Leben"; and Schubert--"Geheimnis," "Auflösing," "Der Jüngling an der Quelle," "Suleika," "Neue Liebe," "Die Liebende Scheibt," "Italien [Fanny Mendelssohn]," and "Frühlingsleid," George Schick, piano, Town Hall, New York


Box 12: folder 30
5 Dec 1965: Part II: see above


Box 12: folder 31
19 Feb 1966: Donizetti--Lucia di Lammermoor, "Singers Round Table," M.C. Edward Downes with Licia Albanese, Judith Raskin, Cesare Siepi, and Geraint Evans, Opera News on the Air


Box 12: folder 32
Side 1: May 1966: Mozart--"L'Amerò" (Il Re Pastore), "Batti, batti" (Don Giovanni), and "Welche Wonne" (Seraglio); Lehar--"Vilia" (The Merry Widow); and Johann Strauss--"Tales From The Vienna Woods," and "Laughing Song" (Die Fledermaus), Cleveland Orchestra Concert, Louis Lane, conductor; n.d.: part of Don Giovanni


Box 12: folder 33
Side 2: 29 Jan 1966: Mozart--Don Giovanni, Act II, Joseph Rosenstock, conductor (Teresa Stich-Randall, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Rosalind Elias, Cesare Siepi, Geraint Evans, Jan Peerce, and Theodore Uppmann), Metropolitan Opera


Box 12: folder 33
Side 1: Aug 1966: Mozart--The Magic Flute (excerpts), Tanglewood, Erich Leinsdorf, conductor (Raskin, George Shirley, John Reardon, Nico Castel, Ezio Flagello, Jane Marsh, Veronica Tyler, Joanna Simon, Batyah Godfrey, Beverly Sills)


Box 12: folder 34
Side 2: n.d.: Mahler--Symphony No. 4 (Last Movement), George Szell, conductor, Live from Cleveland


Box 12
4 Dec 1966: Town Hall Recital, George Schick, piano


Box 13: folder 35
4 Dec 1966: Master reels for privately produced LP: "Judith Raskin, Volume III, Town Hall Recital," George Schick, piano, (performing Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Strauss); corr.: Ray Raskin to Paul, n.d.


Box 13: folder 36-38
4 Mar 1967: Mozart--The Magic Flute, Josef Krips, conductor, (Raskin as Pamina, George Shirley, Theodor Uppman, Roberta Peters, Walter Cassel), Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (WQXR- FM)


Box 13: folder 39-42
6 Nov 1967: Haydn--"Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 84"; Berlioz--"Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7," Pierre Boulez, conductor, Severance Hall Concert


Box 13: folder 43
24 Feb 1968: Performing works by Franz, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Wolf, and Strauss, George Schick, piano, Met Museum


Box 13: folder 44-45
Jun 1969: R. Strauss--Die Rosenkavalier (excerpts), Metropolitan Opera


Box 13: folder 46
7 Oct 1970: Selections from Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Berg, and Mahler, George Schick, piano, NY Cultural Center (program enclosed)


Box 13: folder 47
29 Mar 1971: Handel--Ariodante, Carnegie Hall


Box 13: folder 48
3 Mar 1974: Medieval/Renaissance Recital, Cloisters and


Box 13: folder 49-50
11 May 1975: Mozart--"An Chloe," and "Als Luise," "Warnung"; Schubert--"An Die Musik," "Im Frühling," "Frühlingstraum," and "Seligkeit"; Martin Isepp, piano, Master's School Theatre, Dobbs Ferry, NY


Box 13: folder 51
11 May 1975: Schumann--"Frauenliebe und Leben", Martin Isepp, piano, Master's School Theatre, Dobbs Ferry, NY


Box 13: folder 52
11 May 1975: Barber--"The Monk and His Cat," and "Saint Ita's Vision"; Rorem--"I am Rose," and "Youth, Day, Old Age, and Night"; Laderman--"Eve in the Dawn," "The Riddles", Martin Isepp, piano, Master's School Theatre, Dobbs Ferry, NY


Box 13: folder 53
11 May 1975: Mahler--"Rheinlegendchen," "Ich atmet' einen linden Duft," "Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen," and "Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?"; Schubert--"Die Forelle"; Brahms--"Lullaby", Martin Isepp, piano, Master's School Theatre, Dobbs Ferry, NY


Box 13: folder 54
11 Jan 1976: An all Beethoven program in memory of Ceil R. Mann, Raskin and the Beaux Arts Trio (Menachem Pressler, piano; Isidore Cohen, violin; Bernard Greenhouse, cello), Town Hall, NYC (program enclosed)


Box 13: folder 55
20 Jun 1978: Selections from Debussy, Mahler and Schubert, Martin Katz, piano, 1978 Art Song Festival, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ


Box 13: folder 56
20 Jun 1978: Selections from Barber, Rorem, Laderman, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, Martin Katz, piano, 1978 Art Song Festival, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ


Box 13: folder 57
Cassette tapes



n.d.: Mendelssohn/Mahler


Box 13: folder 1
n.d.: Bach--Easter Oratorio, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, conductor


Box 13: folder 2
n.d.: Miriam Gideon


Box 13: folder 3
n.d.: Mozart--The Impresario


Box 13: folder 4
n.d.: Hugo Weisgall


Box 13: folder 5
n.d.: Bach--Jauchzet Gott; Mozart--"Exsultate Jubilate"


Box 13: folder 6
n.d.: Maureen Lehane, Pergolesi--Stabat Mater


Box 13: folder 7
n.d.: Side a: Mozart--Requiem, Cleveland Orchestra; and Bruckner--Te Deum; 30 Sept 1965 - interview, Martin Perlich


Box 13: folder 8
n.d.: Side b: Judith Raskin/Daisy Ford tape exchange


Box 13: folder 8
n.d.: Cleveland Orchestra: Berlioz--"Les Nuits d'été" (Pierre Boulez, conductor); Mozart--Requiem (George Szell, conductor)


Box 13: folder 9
Phonograph record: Smith College Glee Club,
1947

Box 13: folder 10

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Subjects
  • Hamlin, Anna M.
  • Maxwell, William, 1908- --Correspondence
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)--History--Sources
  • Opera--United States--History-20th century--Sources
  • Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985--Correspondence
  • Raskin, Judith
  • Sills, Beverly--Correspondence
  • Singers--United States--History-20th century--Sources
  • Smith College--Students--History--Sources


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