The Richard and Judith Mintel Archive of Recordings contains more than 350 hours of classical music recordings made from 1974 to 2014 by Richard and Judith Mintel, Recording Engineers and Producers. A summary of Archive contents is located here. Please listen to the Music Samples on this website for the best introduction to what is in The Archive.
The Library of Congress of The United States has included the classical music recordings made by Richard & Judith Mintel in its archives, where they will be preserved for posterity. Another copy of the entire Mintel Archive is located at the Northwestern University Music Library in Evanston, Illinois. The recordings may be accessed through these Libraries for personal or educational purposes.
Performing arts organizations included in The Mintel Archive are Chicago’s Music of the Baroque and The New Oratorio Singers while Thomas Wikman was Music Director, The Grand Teton Music Festival before 2005, organ series at the Chicago Theological Seminary and the Lutheran School of Theology, Music from The Church of the Ascension-Chicago, and various other performances. A complete catalog of the music and performing artists in the Archive is available under the Archive pages (Collections One through Nine). The Northwestern University Finding Guide (See also: Finding Guide PDF) contains similar information. Some recordings included in the Archive were made into commercial CDs that may be purchased elsewhere; many of the tapes are of concerts broadcast over Chicago’s WFMT-Fine Arts Radio or other radio stations.
Information concerning the Recording and Archiving Philosophies and Techniques can be found here. A tribute to Richard Mintel, Recording Engineer and Producer, by WFMT’s Kerry Frumkin, can be found here.
Mintel Archive recordings may be used for radio broadcasts (see Radio Broadcasters Information), but otherwise, the recordings cannot be used for other commercial purposes or sold.