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BBC Concerts (1951-1952)
BBC Concerts (1951-1952)
A collection of 16 programmes from concerts organised by the BBC, from 1951 to 1952. Some programmes contain analytical programme notes, musical examples and the words to sung items.
The programmes are from concerts given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. There are nine programmes from the Royal Albert Hall: these were “BBC Symphony Concerts” and were often conducted by Malcolm Sargent. The collection contains three provincial programmes, which were all conducted by Malcolm Sargent. These programmes are from concerts that took place from 27/11/51 to 29/11/51 at Brangwyn Hall (Swansea) and Sophia Garden Pavilion (Cardiff). There are also four programmes from concerts given at the Royal Festival Hall. Groups which occasionally joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra in performances include the BBC Chorus, BBC Choral Society, BBC Women’s Chorus, Royal Choral Society and London Philharmonic Choir.
The concerts are arranged by venue, then chronologically. The order of venues is as follows: Royal Albert Hall; Provincial venues; Royal Festival Hall.
Date range of collection
1951 - 1952
Associated People or Organisations
Royal College Of Music, Centre for Performance History
220-238 Goldhawk Road London W12 9PL Open Map
Mon-Fri by appointment
Research access by appointment only.
Researchers will be provided with Collection Regulations, and will be asked to complete a Researcher Registration Form (copies are available on the CPH website)
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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