Guide to the Midsummer Mozart Festival Collection ARS.0066

Finding aid prepared by Franz Kunst
Archive of Recorded Sound
Braun Music Center
541 Lasuen Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, California, 94305-3076
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Midsummer Mozart Festival Collection
Dates: 1975-1995
Collection number: ARS.0066
Creator: Hubbard, Harry
Collection size: 15 boxes: 289 10.5" open reel tapes, two document boxes of programs
Repository: Archive of Recorded Sound
Abstract: Two hundred eighty-nine (289) open-reel tape recordings of performances from the Midsummer Mozart Festival, together with programs and tape logs, from 1975 to 1995.
Language of Material: English
Location: Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound Stanford University Libraries Stanford, California 94305-3076


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Preferred Citation

Midsummer Mozart Festival Collection, ARS-0066. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


The Midsummer Mozart Festival Collection was donated to the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound by Robert Hubbard in November 2006.


This finding aid was produced with generous financial support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Scope and Contents

Two hundred eighty-nine (289) open-reel tape recordings of performances from the Midsummer Mozart Festival, together with programs and tape logs, from 1975 to 1995. The annual event, begun in 1974 by George Cleve, remains the only concert series in North America devoted exclusively to the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Taking place in various venues around the greater San Francisco Bay Area (from Sonoma to San Jose), the festival attracts soloists from around the world, who join talented local musicians and Cleve himself on stage. The tapes were recorded and extensively annotated by Harry Hubbard, and the collection was donated by his son Robert.


Tapes are in approximate chronological order. A contents list, in the form of handwritten logs, is included, but the printed programs offer the most information about performances.

Indexing Terms

Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Live sound recordings
Music festivals--California
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)


1. Open reel tapes

Box 1, Box 2

1. 1975-1980

Box 3

2. 1977-1979

Box 4

3. 1979-1983

Box 5

4. 1984-1985

Box 6

5. 1985-1987

Box 7

6. 1987-1988

Box 7

6. 1987-1988

Box 8

7. 1988-1989

Box 9

8. 1989-1990, 1993

Box 10

9. 1990-1992

Box 11

10. 1992-1993

Box 12

11. 1994-1995

Box 13

12. 1995

Box 13

Miscellaneous non-festival tapes

Physical Description: Nineteen 7" reels

2. Documentation

Box 14


Box 14

Master Lists and Tape Logs (handwritten logs)

Box 14

Annotated programs 1975-1987

Box 15

Annotated programs 1988-1995