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BBC Concerts (1948-1949)
BBC Concerts (1948-1949)
A collection of 21 programmes from concerts organised by the BBC, from 1948 to 1949. Some programmes contain analytical programme notes, which occasionally use musical examples.
The majority of programmes are from concerts given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. There are programmes from the Royal Albert Hall, which include concerts organised by the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Henry Wood Concert Society. The collection contains a number of provincial programmes, from the following venues: Usher Hall, Edinburgh (as part of the Edinburgh Festival); Albert Hall, Nottingham; De Montford Hall, Leicester; Truro Cathedral; Royal Cinema, Plymouth; Winter Gardens, Bournemouth.
There is one programme from a concert given by the BBC Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Walter Goehr. This took place in White Rock Pavilion, Hastings. There is one programme from a BBC Chamber Concert, which took place in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House.
The BBCSO programmes are divided into Royal Albert Hall then provincial programmes: these are both loosely arranged chronologically. Non-BBCSO programmes are at the end of the sequence.
Date range of collection
1948 - 1949
Associated People or Organisations
- Royal Hall, Harrogate
- Albert Hall, Nottingham
- Guildhall, Cambridge
- Eastbrook Hall, Bradford
- Town Hall, Leeds
- De Montford Hall, Leicester
- Royal Albert Hall
- Usher Hall, Edinburgh
- White Rock Pavilion, Hastings
- Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
- Broadcasting House, London: Concert Hall
- Royal Cinema, Plymouth
- Truro Cathedral
Details also available
Inventory - concert dates, performers, conductors, venues (if London) or town, performing groups
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The Portraits and Performance History Collection and its associated reading room is housed in a recently adapted space within the RCM's College Hall, its hall of residence for students.
There is step-free access for visitors.
The Centre for Performance History (CPH) is a research centre and is also responsible for the stewardship of two well-established RCM research collections, the Museum of Instruments and the Portraits and Performance History Collection (PPHC). The latter houses a diverse collection relating to the history of performance including the RCM’s internationally famous collection of images, comprising 340 original portraits and sculptures and 25,000 prints and photographs, forming the most comprehensive archive of likenesses of musicians in the UK. The collection of 600,000 concert programmes from 1720 to the present day is of major importance for research into the history of music, society and culture.
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