The Mintel Archive contains more than 350 hours of recorded music organized into nine Collections; there are thirteen volumes in each Collection.
The first three Collections contain the 13-week radio broadcasts on WFMT that were heard across the nation and worldwide in 1987, 1988 and 1989. These performances were by Chicago’s Music of the Baroque under the direction of Thomas Wikman and were produced by WFMT Host, Kerry Frumkin using the concert recordings made by Richard and Judith Mintel. The recordings in these first three Collections contain the WFMT introductions to the music and commentary and interviews with Music Director, Thomas Wikman.
Collections Four through Eight contain Chicago’s Music of the Baroque performances conducted by Thomas Wikman not included in the initial three radio broadcast series, although many of these performances were heard on WFMT. These five Collections also contain performances by other classical music organizations and music from organ recitals and worship services.
The Ninth Collection features the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra performing Mahler Symphonies and other works by Dvořák, Berlioz, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Strauss, Beethoven, Deak and Haydn. A recording of the Grand Teton Seminar Orchestra is also included in this final Ninth Collection.
Here is the Finding Guide from Northwestern University’s Music Library which contains much of the same information as the pages listed below under Archive. However, Northwestern’s collection does not include Collection Nine-The Grand Teton Music Festival.