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Collection name Berlioz Collection: Box 1 (1854-1966)
Unique identifier HB.7/5
Description Collection of ca. 60 programmes from concerts of works composed by Hector Berlioz, organised alphabetically by the title of the work, with performances of the same work grouped together (1854-1966). Information contained in the programmes varies widely, with some containing analytical programme notes with musical examples, song texts and translations, and names of ensemble members. Indications of first performances. Contains an index of all contents of both boxes. Theatrical productions are not included in the list below.

Béatrice et Bénédict Overture:
Hallé Concerts Society (12/11/1903)
University of Edinburgh Orchestral Concerts: Reid Orchestra: Reid School of Music (17/1/63)

Le Carneval Romain Overture:
Hallé Concerts Society (26/11/1903)
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra: Queen's Hall, London (10/11/38)
Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York: Carnegie Hall (7,9/10/42)

L’Enfance du Christ:
Salle Herz, Paris (10/12/1854). Première, conducted by Berlioz.
London Philharmonic Orchestra: Queen’s Hall, London (9,10/3/36)
Leeds Triennial Musical Festival: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Chorus (6/10/37)
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Music Hall, Cincinnati (21-22/12/50)
Henry Wood Promenade Concerts: Royal Albert Hall, London (28/8/61)
Bath Festival Society Ltd.: English Chamber Orchestra, Festival Chorus: Bath Abbey (2/6/61)
Festival of the City of London: English Chamber Orchestra, Festival Chorus: Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield (10/7/62)
Scottish National Orchestra: Usher Hall, Edinburgh (16/12/66)

Les Francs Juges Overture:
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Queen’s Hall, London (25/11/36)

Grande Messe des Morts:
Crystal Palace, London (26/5/1883)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Choral Society: Queen’s Hall, London (4/3/36)
Orchestre, Choeurs et Fanfares de la Société Philharmonique de Paris (6/38)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Choral Society, Luton Choral Society: Royal Albert Hall, London (10/12/47)
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Symphony Hall, Boston (20,21/4/51)
Henry Wood Promenade Concerts: Royal Albert Hall, London (5/9/61)
Festival of the City of London: London Symphony Orchestra: St. Paul’s Cathedral (21,22/7/66)
Date range 1854 - 1966
Associated People and Organisations BBC Symphony Orchestra - Northern Philharmonic Orchestra - London Philharmonic Orchestra - Leeds Triennial Music Festival - Reid Orchestra - English Chamber Orchestra - London Symphony Orchestra - Scottish National Orchestra - Berlioz, Hector - Hallé Concerts Society - University of Edinburgh Orchestral Concerts - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - BBC Henry Wood Promenade Concerts - Boston Symphony Orchestra - Luton Choral Society - BBC Choral Society - Bath Festival -
Associated Places Crystal Palace Bath Abbey Royal Albert Hall Thétre de la Huchette, 23 rue de la Huchette Reid School of Music, Edinburgh Teatro dell'Opera, Rome Leeds St. Paul's Cathedral Symphony Hall, Boston St. Pancras Assembly Rooms, London Carnegie Hall Usher Hall, Edinburgh Queen's Hall, London Salle Herz St. Bartholomew the Great Church, West Smithfield EC1 Music Hall, Cincinnati
Associated Times 20th century - mid 1931-1970 19th century - mid Victorian 1851-1875 20th century - early 1900-1930 19th century - late Victorian 1876-1899
Associated Content Opera Musical Examples First performances Analytical Notes
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