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Collection name British Music Society Records: Section V, Archives including donations: Subject P, Robert Still Archive Vol. 2 (1948-95)
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Description A folder of biographical material relating to the English composer Robert Still (1910-71), including handwritten and printed correspondence, press cuttings and the handbills/programmes for the following concert performances, the majority of which included music by him.

1. New Era Concerts
Prospectuses with programmes for the 10th and 11th seasons, 1956-57 and 1957-58, plus multiple copies of the individual programmes (with historical, descriptive and biographical note) for the concerts of 28 November 1956 and 23 October 1957, given at the Royal Festival Hall, conducted by Richard Austin.
1956: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Julius Katchen (piano), including the first performance of Still, Symphony No. 1.
1957: Pro Arte Orchestra with Tossy Spivakovsky (violin) and Edmund Kurtz (cello), including the first performance of Still, Ballad of the Bladebone Inn.

2. Miscellaneous concerts

12 March 1948, Banqueting Hall, Guildhall, Winchester: Musica da Camera and Dorothy Crosby (alto), including Still, Sonata in A for Piano.
31 October 1959, Wigmore Hall: A Recital of English Music given by Jessie Cash and Gordon Clinton (vocal), Frederick Riddle (viola) and John Russell (piano), including vocal and instrumental music by Still.
13 January 1960, Royal College of Music: Chamber Concert (No. 2038), including songs by Still (handbill).
29 January 1965, Wigmore Hall: Allegri String Quartet and the Wardour Ensemble, including Still, Sonatina for flute, oboe, bassoon and harpsichord (handbill).
19 February 1965, Wigmore Hall: Jacques Orchestra with Helen Gelmar (vocal), conducted by Myer Fredman, including the first London performances of G. C. Schürmann, Concerto for Strings No. 2 in A minor and Still, Concerto for Strings (handbill).
19 May 1965, Royal Festival Hall: 20th performance of the 1964-65 season of the Park Lane Group, given by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Clifford Curzon (piano), conducted by Myer Fredman, including the first performance of Still, Sinfonia (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
1966-67, Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane: Law Society Recitals 4th season, given on 13 September, 25 October and 29 November 1966 and 21 February, 28 March and 25 April 1967 (single handbill). The concert on 25 October was given by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Octet and included the first performance of Still, Clarinet Quintet (specially commissioned work).
24 June 1968, Recital Hall, Royal College of Music: Arthur Jacob Concerts in association with Nemo Concerts, including the first performance of Still, Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (handbill).
17 October 1993, Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead: Recital of Vocal Music, given by Desmond Hayes-Lynge (vocal) and Andrew Lowe-Watson (piano) (with words and biographical notes).
25 August 1995, Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London: Recital of Songs, given by Desmond Hayes-Lynge (vocal) and John Bruzon (piano) (handbill and programme).
Date range 1948 - 1995
Associated People and Organisations Wardour Ensemble - Still, Robert - Spivakovsky, Tossy - Schürmann, G. C. - Russell, John - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Royal College of Music - Riddle, Frederick - Pro arte orchestra - Park lane group - New Era Concert Society - Nemo Concerts - Musica Da Camera - Lowe-Watson, Andrew - Kurtz, Edmund - Katchen, Julius - Jacques Orchestra - Jacob, Arthur - Hayes-Lynge, Desmond - Gelmar, Helen - Fredman, Myer - Curzon, Clifford - Crosby, Dorothy - Clinton, Gordon - Cash, Jessica - Bruzon, John - British Music Society - Austin, Richard - Allegro String Quartet -
Associated Places Burgh House, Hampstead Guildhall, Winchester Lauderdale House, Highgate Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane Royal College of Music Royal Festival Hall
Associated Times 20th century - late 1971-1999 20th century - mid 1931-1970
Associated Content Brochures Correspondence Press Cuttings Photographs First performances Handbills List of orchestral players Programme notes
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