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Collection name A. L. Bacharach collection: Box 8 (1927-28)
Unique identifier Mus 317.c.8
Description The eighth of thirteen boxes of handbills and programmes forming the collection of the nutritionist and writer on music A. L. Bacharach (1891-1966), relating to performances given at various London venues between 1927 and 1928. Also, programmes for two performances given in Cambridge in 1928.

All programmes are held loosely but are ordered here by venue.

1. Queen's Hall
- Queen's Hall Symphony Concerts
- Royal Philharmonic Society
- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts
2. Aeolian Hall
3. Wigmore Hall
4. Grotrian Hall
5. Working Men's College, Crowndale Road, Camden
6. Miscellaneous London venues
7. Cambridge

1. Queen's Hall
- Queen's Hall Symphony Concerts
Programmes, with Descriptive Notes (by Rosa Newmarch and Eric Blom, including musical examples and photographs) for two performance given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Wood.
22 January: Mischa Elman (violin).
5 February: Jacques Thibaud (violin), including the first English performance of Respighi, Sinfonia Drammatica.

- Royal Philharmonic Society
Programme books, with words and Analytical Notes (including musical examples and a list of the orchestral ensemble) for seasons 115th (nos. 4-6) and 116 (nos. 1-8). Each programme includes lists of the various officers of the Philharmonic.
115th season
27 January 1927: Elisabeth Schumann (vocal), including the first English performance of Bliss, Symphonic Movement, Hymn to Apollo, conducted by Pierre Monteux.
24 February 1927: Albert Sammons (violin), conducted by Frank Bridge.
24 March 1927: Beethoven programme with York Bowen (piano), Rosina Buckman, Muriel Brunskill, Parry Jones and Norman Allin (vocal) and the Royal Choral Society, conducted by Sir Hugh P. Allen.
116th season
3 November 1927: Lionel Tertis (viola) and Maria Olczewska (vocal), conducted by Henry Wood.
17 November 1927: Arthur Schnabel (piano) and Walter Widdop (tenor), conducted by Oskar Fried.
8 December 1927: Pablo Casals (cello), conducted by Henry Wood, including the first English performance of Sibelius, Symphony No. 7.
5 January 1928: York Bowen (piano), conducted by Ernest Ansermet, including the first performance of William Walton, Sinfonia Concertante for Orchestra.
26 January 1928: Harriet Cohen (piano), conducted by Basil Cameron, including the first London performances of Malipiero, Symphonic Fragments from St. Francis of Assisi.
23 February 1928: Joseph Szigeti (violin), conducted by Vaclav Talich, including the first London performance of Holst, Egdon Heath.
22 March 1928: Handel, Solomon with Dora Labbette, Miss Stiles Allen, Clara Serena and Mr Walter Widdop (vocal), and the Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Thomas Beecham.
1 May 1928: Sir Hamilton Harty (conductor).

- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts
29 March 1927: Bach, Mass in B minor, given by the Oriana Madrigal Society and Bach Cantata Club with Dorothy Silk, Dorothy Helmrich, Steuart Wilson and Arthur Cranmer (vocal), conducted by Charles Kennedy Scott (with words, notes and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
13 August-24 September 1927: Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts, given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Henry J. Wood (prospectus). Also, an individual programme, with Descriptive Notes by Rosa Newmarch, for the performance on 25 August with Hilda Blake and Francis Russell (vocal) and Charles Kelly (piano). This concert included the first performance of Susan Spain-Dunk, Poem for Orchestra in C minor.
17 October 1927: London Symphony Orchestra, with Levitzki (piano), conducted by Thomas Beecham (with Analytical Notes, musical examples, a list of the orchestral ensemble and photographs).
2 December 1927: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Fürtwangler (with Analytical Notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
23 March 1928: National Symphony Concert, given by the Hallé Orchestra with Godowsky (piano), conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty (with Notes by D. Millar Craig, including much general material relating to the series as a whole, which was presented by the BBC).


2. Aeolian Hall
11 February 1927: Pirani Trio, including the first London performance of Joaquin Turina, Trio (handbill).
28 September and 12 and 26 October 1927: first series of three chamber concerts presented by Gordon Bryan, given by the Virtuoso String Quartet, the Brosa String Quartet and the Aeolian Players, with a number of additional soloists (single document, including some extensive handwritten annotations, some of which refer to performance timings).
25 November 1928: Norman Wilks (piano) (with Notes).
31 January 1928: Recital of Pianoforte Works by Beethoven and Schubert, by Arthur Schnabel. Inserted is a handbill for the Next Concert, given on 7 February by the International String Quartet with Angus Morrison (piano) and including the first English performance of Janacek, Concertino for Pianoforte, 2 Violins, Viola, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon.


3. Wigmore Hall
19 January 1927: Pianoforte Recital by Rae Robertson (handbill with photograph).
1 March 1927: Pianoforte Recital by Harry Isaacs (handbill with photograph).
5 March 1927: Norina Semino (cello) and Mascardi Quintavalle (piano), assisted by Mannucci (cello) (handbill).
6 May 1927: Pianoforte Recital by Angus Morrison (handbill with photograph).
12 May 1927: Vocal and Pianoforte Recital by Dorothy Robson and Clifford Curzon, accompanied by Harold Craxton (with words).
7 October 1927: Recital by Harold Bauer (handbill).
20 October 1927: Recital of Recent Works by Arnold Bax, given by Harriet Cohen (piano), Maria Korchinska (harp), Leon Goossens (oboe) and the Virtuoso String Quartet (with Analytical Notes and an introductory note on Bax).
28 October 1927: Pianoforte Recital by Reginald Paul (handbill with photograph).
9 November 1927: Recital of Works for Two Pianos by Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson (handbill).
15 November 1927: Violoncello Recital by Charles Hambourg, assisted by a chamber orchestra, conducted by Claude Powell (handbill with photograph).
9 December 1927: Violoncello Recital by Juliette Alvin, including the first performance of A. Somervell, Aria in D (handbill).
10 December 1927: Recital by Harold Bauer (piano).
4 February 1928: Harriet Cohen Orchestral Concert, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood.
26 March 1928: Guild of Singers and Players First Concert (with words).
12 June 1928: Recital of Songs and Duets by Beatrice Beaufort and Janet Christopher, assisted by Marjorie Hayward and Constance Izard, accompanied by George Reeves (with wordbook).


4. Grotrian Hall
22 February 1927: Ethel Bartlett (piano) and Ernest Whitfield (violin) (with photographs).
8 March and 26 April 1927: Brosa String Quartet (single document).
15 March 1927: New Philharmonic String Quartet, including the first performance of Bax, Second String Quartet (handbill).
5 November 1927: W. Gieseking (piano) (with Analytical Notes).
16 December 1927: Violin and Pianoforte Recital by Isolde Menges and Harriet Cohen (handbill).
24 April 1928: Recital of Works for Two Pianofortes by Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson (handbill).
9 May 1928: Cello Recital by Juliette Alvin, assisted by Harriet Cohen (handbill).
8 June 1928: Stratton String Quartet (handbill).


5. Working Men's College, Crowndale Road, Camden
Single-sheet programmes for the performances given during the 7th and 8th seasons of the Sunday Evening Concert Society.
7th season (nos. 12-25): 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 January, 6, 13, 20 and 27 February, 6, 13, 20 and 27 March and 3 April 1927.
8th season (nos. 1-24): 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 October, 6, 13, 20 and 27 November and 4 and 11 December 1927 and 8, 15, 22 and 29 January, 5, 12, 19 (x2) and 26 February, 4, 11, 18 and 25 March and 1 April 1928..


6. Miscellaneous London venues
[10 May 1927], Royal Court Theatre: Mozart, Cosi Fan Tutte (in English), presented by the Bristol Opera Season and conducted by Alfred Reynolds (with cast lists and plot synopsis).
11, 17 and 31 May 1927: 1917 Club Chamber Music Evenings, given by the New Philharmonic Quartet, Brosa String Quartet and Kutcher Quartet (single document).
23 June 1927, New Chenil Galleries, King's Road, Chelsea: Sonata Recital by Ethel Bartlett (piano) and John Barbirolli (cello) (handbill).
12-16 July 1927, New Scala Theatre: Wagner, The Mastersingers and Beethoven, Fidelio, given by the Royal Academy of Music, conducted by Julius Harrison (with cast lists, photographs and plot synopsis).
29 November 1927 and 23 January 1928, Court House, Marylebone Lane: Concerts of the London Contemporary Music Centre, given by: Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson (pianos); and the Hewitt [String] Quartet with Harriet Cohen (piano).
4 February 1928, King's College School Hall, Wimbledon: Wimbledon 'Nine O'Clocks', no. 7.
13 March 1928, Town Hall, Chelsea: Chelsea Music Club 36th concert, featuring Marie Korchinska and the Virtuoso String Quartet, with Kathleen Long (piano), James Lockyer (viola), Edward Robinson (cello) and Claude Hobday (double bass) (handbill/programme card).
27 March 1928, Wharncliffe Rooms, Great Central Hotel: President's Dinner and Concert of the King Cole Chamber Music Club.
[22 June 1928], Royal Court Theatre: A Triple Bill of Light Opera, conducted by Adrian Boult (with brief notes).


7. Cambridge
14-18 February 1928, New Theatre, Cambridge: King Arthur or The British Worthy, a Dramatick Opera by John Dryden and Henry Purcell (with cast lists and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
5 May 1928, Club Rooms, Norwich Buildings, Downing Street: Cambridge University Musical Club, no. 813 (handbill).
Date range 1927 - 1928
Associated People and Organisations Wood, Henry - Wilson, Steuart - Wilks, Norman - Widdop, Walter - Whitfield, Ernest - Walton, William - Virtuoso String Quartet - Turina, Joaquin - Thibaud, Jacques - Tertis, Lionel - Talich, Vaclav - Szigeti, Joseph - Sunday Evening Concerts Society (Camden) - Stratton String Quartet - Stiles-Allen, Lillian - Spain-Dunk, Susan - Somervell, Arthur - Silk, Dorothy - Sibelius, Jean - Serena, Clara - Semino, Norina - Scott, Charles Kennedy - Schumann, Elisabeth - Schnabel, Artur - Sammons, Albert - Russell, Francis - Royal Philharmonic Society 1813 - Royal Choral Society - Royal Academy of Music - Robson, Dorothy - Robinson, Edward - Robertson, Rae - Reynolds, Alfred - Respighi, Ottorino - Quintavalle, Mascardi - Queen's Hall Orchestra 1895 - 1915 Promenade concerts - Powell, Claud - Pirani Trio - Philharmonic String Quartet - Paul, Reginald - Oriana Madrigal Society - Olczewska, Maria - Newmarch, Rosa - Morrison, Angus - Monteux, Pierre - Menges, Isolde 1893 - 1976 Mannucci, Livio - Malipiero, Gian Francesco - Long, Kathleen - London Symphony Orchestra - London Contemporary Music Centre - Lockyear, James - Levitzki, Mischa - Labbette, Dora - Kutcher String Quartet - Korchinska, Maria - King Cole Chamber Music Club - Kelly, Charles - Kalisch, Alfred - Jones, Parry 1891 - 1963 Izard, Constance - Isaacs, Harry - Holst, Gustav - Hobday, Claude - Hewitt String Quartet - Helmrich, Dorothy - Hayward, Marjorie - Harty, Hamilton - Harrison, Julius - Hambourg, Charles - Hallé Orchestra - Guild of Singers and Players - Goossens, Léon - Godowsky, Leopold - Gieseking, Walter - Furtwängler, Wilhelm - Fried, Oskar - Elman, Mischa - Curzon, Clifford - Cranmer, Arthur - Cohen, Harriet - Christopher, Janet - Chelsea Music Club 1922 - Casals, Pablo - Cameron, Basil - Cambridge University Musical Club - Buckman, Rosina - Brunskill, Muriel - Brosa String Quartet - Bridge, Frank - Bowen, York - Boult, Adrian - Blom, Eric - Bliss, Arthur - Blake, Hilda - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Beecham, Thomas - Beaufort, Beatrice - Bax, Arnold - Bauer, Harold - Bartlett, Ethel - Barbirolli, John - Bacharach, Alfred Louis - Bach Cantata Club - Ansermet, Ernest - Alvin, Juliette - Allin, Norman - Allen, Hugh - Aeolian Players - 1917 Club -
Associated Places Aeolian Hall, London Court House, The, Marylebone Lane (private house?) Great Central Hotel Grotrian Hall (was Steinway Hall until 1924) King's College School, Wimbledon New Chenil Galleries, King's Road New Scala Theatre, Tottenham Court Road New Theatre, Cambridge Queen's Hall, London Royal Court Theatre Town Hall, Chelsea University of Cambridge: Cambridge University Musical Club Rooms, Downing Street
Associated Times 20th century - early 1900-1930
Associated Content Brochures Photographs Annotations Timings Analytical Notes Musical Examples First performances Handbills List of orchestral players Programme notes List of chorus members
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