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Extent: 13.33 Linear Feet
Arrangement: By format and chronologically.
Audiovisual materials include cassette tape recordings of selected Houston Symphony radio broadcasts, miscellaneous radio interviews and educational broadcasts. Commercial and non-commercial recording releases of the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony members are maintained. Videotapes of television broadcasts concerning the Symphony are also included. Archivists and others have recorded oral histories of Symphony musicians and volunteers. Transcriptions of these recordings are also included.
Related Materials: Live and broadcast recordings of Houston Symphony concerts are maintained in the University of Texas Fine Arts Library's Historical Music Recordings Collection. Over the years additional deposits have been made, and now each season’s recordings are sent upon completion. Over 2800 items representing some 1600 concerts are preserved on radio broadcast tapes from 1945 to 1953 and concert recordings from 1975 to the present. Both raw recordings for each live concert and a compilation recording for broadcast are retained. Formats include reel-to-reel tapes, audiocassettes, DATs, compact discs and DVDs. For more information please see http://lib.utexas.edu/fal/collections/historical_music.html.