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Guide to the Girard-Farwig Collection ARS.0125
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1. Discographies

Scope and Contents

These print-outs of discographical databases were a work in progress, and may be of limited value today, except as a corollary to their collection of recordings.
Box 14

NBC Airchecks, Chronological

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 14

Title Index A-Z

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 18, Box 16, Box 17, Box 14, Box 15

Performer Index (missing "A")

Physical Description: 17 folders
 

2. Tapes

 

Unnumbered

Box 7, Box 6

Unnumbered 5"

Physical Description: 40 5" open reel tapes
Box 3, Box 4, Box 5, Box 1, Box 2

Unnumbered 7"

Physical Description: 154 7" open reel tapes

Scope and Contents

Most are minimally annotated.
Box 5

Old handwritten labels

Physical Description: 27 7" open reel tapes

Scope and Contents

Tapes in this series share the same handwriting on boxes. Works by Mahler, Verdi, Mussorgsky, Puccini and others. Many are conducted by Bruno Walter. Some are Metropolitan Opera broadcasts. There are several pre-production reference copy tapes from RCA, containing notes such as "approved CP," "OK for prod.," and "high peaks, approved for Red Seal."
Box 5, Box 6

Typed labels

Physical Description: 36 7" open reel tapes

Scope and Contents

Material is similiar to those tapes with handwritten labels. Also some RCA reference copies here.
Box 8, Box 7

San Francisco Opera and Symphony

Physical Description: 40 open reel tapes : 9 5" reels ; 31 7" reels

Scope and Contents

Please note that the main numbered tape series also contains San Francisco recordings (the unnumbered tapes may also contain unidentified San Francisco performances). Includes Otello 11/70 ; Falstaff 10/70 ; Nozze di Figaro 1973 ; Makropulos Case 11/66 ; Faust 11/72 ; Tancredi 11/79 ; 50th Anniversary, Stern Grove 1972 ; Gala 11/19/78 ; Thais 9/10/76 ; Die Walkure 11/13/36 ; Tosca 10/15/32, 1965, 11/72, 10/8/76 ; Boris Godunov 1973; La Cenerentola 11/1/74 ; L'Italiana in Algieri 6/64 ; Ozawa/Symphony - Mahler 7, Berlioz Requiem.
 

Numbered (100/200/300 series)

Physical Description: 270 7" open reel tapes (approximately)

Arrangement

Numbering spans 97-367, with some gaps. A few other short series of numbers (i.e. 1-12 on 5" reels) are probably unrelated and were disregarded. The "T" series (for transcriptions) is interfiled (this may match the numbers in their NBC discography).
Box 8

97-114

Box 9

115-147

Box 10

148-185

Box 11

186-220

Box 12

221-262

Box 13

263-304

Box 19

305-344

Box 20

345-367