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Athaliah: world-premiere concert performance, 1964-02-17
Additional title: Athaliah
Additional title: Living Opera (Radio program)
Weisgall, Hugo (Composer)
Goldman, Richard Franko, 1910-1980 (Librettist)
Verrett, Shirley (Performer)
Jordan, Irene, 1919- (Performer)
Reardon, John, 1930-1988 (Performer)
Michalski, Raymond (Performer)
Lewis, William (English painter, active ca. 1804-1838) (Performer)
Scherman, Thomas (Conductor)
Wagner, Alan, 1931-2007 (Host)
Wagner, Alan, 1931-2007 (Interviewer)
Weisgall, Hugo (Interviewee)
Concert Opera Association (Producer)
New York Philharmonic (Performer)
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) (Distributor)

Hugo Weisgall collection of noncommercial recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1964-02-16
Date Created: 1964-02-17
Table of Contents
[Part 1]: Athaliah, Act 1 / H. Weisgall (48:56) -- Intermission interview with Hugo Weisgall on "Living Opera" (WNYC Radio, recorded 2/16/1964); Alan Wagner, interviewer and host) (12:30) |||| [Part 2]: Athaliah, Act 2 / H. Weisgall.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 3260
Athaliah, Queen of Judah
Weisgall, Hugo -- Interviews
Radio programs
Statement of responsibility: Libretto by Richard Franko Goldman after Jean Racine.
Creation/production credits: Produced by the Concert Opera Association; broadcast during WNYC's annual American Music Festival.
Performers: Shirley Verrett (Athaliah) ; Irene Jordan (Yehoseba) ; John Reardon (Yehoyada) ; Raymond Michalski (Abner) ; William Lewis (Mattan), vocalists ; [New York Philharmonic Orchestra] ; Thomas Scherman, conductor ; Alan Wagner, interviewer and host ; Hugo Weisgall, interviewee.
Venue: Live performance broadcast Philharmonic Hall, New York, N. Y. 1964 February 17 ; Pre-recorded broadcast interview WNYC studios 1964 February 16 (Part 1)
Acquisition: Separated from; Music Division, Hugo Weisgall papers, 1922-1997 (bulk 1934-1997); 2001.
Language: Sung and spoken in English.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audio tape reel (105 min., 35 sec.) : analog, mono, 3 3/4 ips, quarter-track ; 7 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 880897077
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20213385
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b8da21e0-b3fb-0133-9761-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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  • 1964: Created (Approximate)
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Athaliah" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1964 - 1964.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Athaliah" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 14, 2024.

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