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Box: 1 Fold: 197 Cody Pfanstiehl
August 7, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Two typed notes from Cody Pfanstiehl to Paul Hume, undated. Includes TLS from Howell W. Murray to Pfanstiehl, dated 8/7/1950. Reference to summer home for the Washington National Symphony Orchestra, with comparison to the Ravinia Festival in Illinois.

Box: 1 Fold: 198 James Christian Pfohl
January 19, 1962

DESCRIPTION: Fragment of typed carbon from Paul Hume to James Christian Pfohl,director, Brevard Music Center, North Carolina. Reference to proposed seminar topics.

Box: 1 Fold: 199 Carlos Antonio Pini
1980

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from Carlos Antonio Pini: ALS dated 12/9/1980 (2 pages/2 sheets). Written in reply to TLS from Hume, dated 8/8/1980. Reference to Argentine pianist Daniel Riviera.

Box: 1 Fold: 200 Rosa Ponselle
November 18, 1963

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from singer Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981): TLS dated 11/18/1963 (1 page). Reference to a gala.

Box: 1 Fold: 201 Rosa Ponselle - Photographs
1921, 1923 and undated

DESCRIPTION: 4 b/w (8"x10") photographs of Rosa Ponselle:

1. Rosa Ponselle in "Ernani" (1921)

2. Rosa Ponselle studio portrait, inscribed and signed: "To my son Merle, from his loving mother Rosa, May 8, 1923." This photograph is described in a caption in Merle Armitage's autobiography, "Accent on Life" (Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1965): "Rosa Ponselle and I met after months of correspondence in which her first transcontinental tour was arranged. As she stepped off the train she exclaimed, "My God, you are only a kid!" To have revenge, I always called her "Mother." After twenty successful concerts she thought the kid could do no wrong and made it official with her autograph..."

3. Rosa Ponselle in the title role of Bizet's "Carmen." Undated. Metropolitan Opera, New York.

4. Rosa Ponselle with Luciano Pavarotti at the piano. Undated.

Box: 1 Fold: 202 Rosa Ponselle - News releases
1979

DESCRIPTION: News release by Metropolitan Opera re recording of Rosa Ponselle's farewell performance of "Carmen," in 1937. Includes typed notes by Paul Hume.

Box: 1 Fold: 203 Rosa Ponselle - Newsclippings
1977-80

DESCRIPTION: Newspaper clippings of articles by Paul Hume on Rosa Ponselle.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Ned Rorem
1979-85

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from composer Ned Rorem: ALS dated 9/9/1979, TLS dated 10/8/1981; 2 ACS postcards dated 2/15/1983 and 2/13/1984, and TLS dated 2/20/1985. Reference to appreciation of Hume's reviews. Includes newspaper clipping of article on Rorem by Hume.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Ned Rorem - "Women's Voices" (sheet music)
December 10, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Printed sheet music for "Women's Voices (for voice and piano)," (Boosey & Hawkes, 1975), by Ned Rorem.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Donald S. Rosenberg
1982

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from music critic Donald S. Rosenberg: TLS dated 1/24/1982. Includes typed copy of memorandum from Hume recommending Rosenberg for the position of music critic at the Washington Post. Reference also to Hume's retirement from that position.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Mstislav Rostropovich (copy)
August 21, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from conductor Mstislav Rostropovich: copy of TLS dated 8/21/1975. Reference to successful season at Tanglewood, John Mauceri and Antal Dorati.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Mstislav Rostropovich
October 10, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Ruth Hume from Mstislav Rostropovich: TLS dated 10/10/1977. Reference to medical service recommendations.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Mstislav Rostropovich
December 13, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from Mstislav Rostropovich: TLS dated 12/13/1977 with envelope. Reference to Henri Dutilleux, and sending Christmas greetings.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Mstislav Rostropovich
March 13 1985

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from Mstislav Rostropovich: TLS dated 3/13/1985. Reference to ending another successful season.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Mstislav Rostropovich - Corres. to Pablo Casals (copy)
December 27, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Copy of TLS from Mstislav Rostropovich to Pablo Casals, congratulating the latter on his 95th birthday. (A typed note indicates a letter from Casals which is missing).

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Mstislav Rostropovich
c.1976

DESCRIPTION: 2 typed carbons from Paul Hume to Mstislav Rostropovich. Includes copies of a list, "Possible Programs for February 1976." Reference also to John Mauceri.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Mstislav Rostropovich - Thiel College Honorary Degree
1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Chauncey Bly, president, Thiel College to Paul Hume and Mstislav Rostropovich re presenting the latter with an honorary degree. Includes news release.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Mstislav Rostropovich & National Symphony Orchestra
1975

DESCRIPTION: News release re the appointment of Mstislav Rostropovich as music director for the National Symphony Orchestra for the 1977-78 season. Includes typed notes re the appointment with reference to reaction of Antal Dorati.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Mstislav Rostropovich - Georgetown University Honorary Degree
October 8, 1979

DESCRIPTION: Printed program for honorary degree presentation ceremony for Mstislav Rostropovich at Georgetown University, October 8, 1979.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Mstislav Rostropovich & USSR Relations
c.1974-78

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous items re the exiling of Mstislav Rostropovich and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya from the Soviet Union in 1974. Includes copies of statements made by Rostropovich, typed notes by Paul Hume, news wire printouts, and clippings of newspaper articles.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Mstislav Rostropovich - Miscellaneous
1969-181

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous items re Mstislav Rostropovich. Includes note by Paul Hume and printed program, "An evening of music and art with Mstislav Rostropovich and his family," held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 11/2/1981. Also includes news release from the Philadelphia Orchestra announcing appearance of Rostropovich (1969).

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Mstislav Rostropovich - Photographs
undated

DESCRIPTION: 5 b/w photographs of Mstislav Rostropovich.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Mstislav Rostropovich - Newsclippings
c.1975-78

DESCRIPTION: Newspaper clippings of articles (including some by Paul Hume) re Mstislav Rostropovich.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 Friede F. Rothe
1947-73

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from music agent Friede F. Rothe: 6 TLS, 1 telegram, and 1 ALS, dated 1947-73. Reference to singer Jennie Tourel.

Box: 2 Fold: 18 Julius Rudel
April 8, 1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from Julius Rudel (1921- ), conductor and general director, The City Center of Music and Drama, Inc., New York: TLS dated 4/8/1960. Reference to Hume's article on ticket prices for the New York City Opera.

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Julius Rudel - Photographs
undated

DESCRIPTION: 2 b/w (8"x10") photographs of conductor Julius Rudel, undated.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Anna Russell
December 22, 1983

DESCRIPTION: ACS Christmas card to Paul Hume from actress Anna Russell (c.1911- ).

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Anna Russell - Photograph
undated

DESCRIPTION: Photograph (b/w, 8"x10") of concert comedienne Anna Russell.

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Ramon Salvatore
1983

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from Ramon Salvatore (1944- ): ALS dated 8/3/1983. Attaching copy of AL from composer Hunter Johnson to Salvatore praising a performance of Johnson's work.

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Bidu Sayao
1977-80

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from opera singer Bidu Sayao (1902- ): 2 ALS with envelopes dated 2/13/1977 and 4/15/1980. Reference to articles by Hume.

Box: 2 Fold: 24 Bidu Sayao - Clipping
undated

DESCRIPTION: Clipping of article re Bidu Sayao.

Box: 2 Fold: 25 Harold C. Schonberg
September 25, 1968

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from music critic Harold C. Schonberg (1915- ): TNS dated 9/25/1968, complimenting Hume on a recent article.

Box: 2 Fold: 26 Harold C. Schonberg - 75th Anniversary
December 1, 1995

DESCRIPTION: Printed program announcement of symposium honoring the 75th anniversaries of music critics Harold C. Schonberg and Paul Hume: "On the occasion of their 75th anniversaries, the Music Critics Association presents a symposium: Music Criticism in Our Century," Julliard School, New York, December 1, 1990. Includes copies of news article about the event.

Box: 2 Fold: 27 Harold Schonberg - Photograph
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 b/w (8"x10") photograph of Harold C. Schonberg participating in a symposium.

Box: 2 Fold: 28 Elizabeth Schwarzkopf
March 26, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from singer Elizabeth Schwarzkopf: telegram dated 3/26/1982 expressing gratitude for Hume's support. Includes 2 b/w (8"x10") photographs of Schwarzkopf. Also includes typescript of address by Paul Hume given on the occasion of the presentation of an honorary degree to Schwarzkopf by the University of North Carolina (5/3/1982, 6 pp.). A 3-page typescript of a eulogy by Hume is also included (undated).

Box: 2 Fold: 29 William H. Seltsam
1947-1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from William H. Seltsam, founder of the International Record Collectors' Club: 3 TLS dated 11/22/1947, 3/29/1960 and 2/19/?. Reference to sending Hume sample records, and to a prospective article on the club by Hume.

Box: 2 Fold: 30 Frank Shor
1961-1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from Frank Shor, senior assistant editor, National Geographic Magazine: 3 TLS dated 1961-72. Reference to various articles by Hume including one on Artur Rubinstein. Also reference to Hume's application for membership in the Cosmos Club, including copy of TLS (7/21/1972) from Patrick Hayes, managing director, Washington Performing Arts Society, endorsing Hume.

Box: 2 Fold: 30.1 Beverly Sills
May 29, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from Beverly Sills: ALS with envelope postmarked 5/29, 1973. Reference to suggestions from Hume for upcoming programs by Sills.

Box: 2 Fold: 31 Beverly Sills
c.1975

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from opera singer Beverly Sills: ACS postcard postmarked 1975. Reference to Hume's article on opera supernumeraries (clipping attached).

Box: 2 Fold: 32 Beverly Sills
November 11, 1980

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from opera singer Beverly Sills: TLS 11/11/1980.

Box: 2 Fold: 33 Beverly Sills
March 31, 1981

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from opera singer Beverly Sills: TLS dated 3/31/1981. Inviting Hume to a performance.

Box: 2 Fold: 34 Beverly Sills
December 17, 1981

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from Peter Greenough husband of opera singer Beverly Sills: TLS dated 12/17/1981 with envelope. Reference to misquotations of Sills by a fellow reporter of Hume's at the Washington Post.

Box: 2 Fold: 35 Beverly Sills
June 28, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from opera singer Beverly Sills: TLS dated 6/28/1982.

Box: 2 Fold: 36 Beverly Sills - Photographs
1975

DESCRIPTION: 3 b/w photographs of Beverly Sill:

1. Sills as Baby Doe (1975).

2. Sills as Elizabeth I in "Roberto Devereux," at Wolf Trap Farm Park (1975).

3. Sills in title role of "Lucrezia Borgia" with Richard Fredericks as Alfonso (undated).

Box: 2 Fold: 37 Beverly Sills - Newsclippings
1971-80

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of newspaper articles re Beverly Sills. Includes articles by Paul Hume.

Box: 2 Fold: 38 Martial Singher
October 22, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from opera singer Martial Singher (1904-90): TLS dated 10/22/1956. Reference to performing a work by Luigi Dallapiccola, and to Rudolf Serkin.

Box: 2 Fold: 39 Maynard Solomon
December 12, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from Maynard Solomon, Vanguard Recording Society, Inc.: TLS dated 12/12/1956, enclosing photostat of sheet music of "four German university songs" requested by Hume.

Box: 2 Fold: 40 Gerard Souzay
January 25, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul Hume from baritone Gerard Souzay (c.1920- ): ALS with envelope dated 1/25/1965 (1 page). Reference to recent illness, and acceptance of an invitation from Hume.

Box: 2 Fold: 41 Gerard Souzay
February 14, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul and Ruth Hume from baritone Gerard Souzay: ALS with envelope, dated 2/14/1965 (1 page). Thanking the Humes for relaxing evening and expressing appreciation of their friendship.

Box: 2 Fold: 42 Gerard Souzay
July 1, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Paul and Ruth Hume from baritone Gerard Souzay: ALS with envelope, dated 7/1/1965 (1 page). Thanking the Humes for their support.

Box: 2 Fold: 43 Gerard Souzay
undated c. 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Ruth Hume from Gerard Souzay: ALS with envelope, undated (c.1965)(6 pages/3 sheets). Reference to a nervous breakdown, and to an "enclosed" letter concerning criticism of his performance in Vienna (letter not included). Also reference to Maria Callas in the role of Melisande.

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