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Collection name Ernst Henschel collection: London: National Gallery (1940-46)
Unique identifier Henschel
Description A collection of programmes and handbills for the National Gallery Concert series, given at the National Gallery, London, between 1940 and 1946, held loosely and arranged chronologically within boxes 27 and 28 of the Ernst Henschel collection (1892-1966).

For an introduction to this collection see Ernst Henschel collection: General.

Note: for a complete set of programmes and other documentation relating to this series, compiled by Myra Hess, see British Library shelfmark Cup.404.c.1/1-11.

Where no other indication is given below, those concerts featuring the New London Orchestra/New London Symphony Orchestra were conducted by Alec Sherman.

Box 27/i
21 February 1940: Margaret Good (piano), Harry Blech (violin) and William Pleeth (cello).
23 February 1940: Betty Humby (piano), George Stratton (violin), John Moore (cello) and Winifred Radford (vocal), accompanied by Gerald Moore.
28 February 1940: 100th programme, with Myra Hess (piano) and the Menges String Quartet.

23 February 1942: Denise Lassimonne (piano) and Watson Forbes (viola) (handwritten).
24 August 1942: Franz Osborn (piano) and Max Rostal (violin).
31 August 1942: Denis Matthews and Howard Ferguson (piano).
1 September 1942: Ebsworth String Quartet.
2 September 1942: Frank Merrick (piano), Max Gilbert (viola), John Francis (flute), and Marie Korchinska (harp).
11 September 1942: Edward Silverman (violin), Joyce Cordell (cello), Geraldine Peppin (piano) and Phil Cardew (clarinet).

24 February 1943: New London Orchestra with Myra Hess (piano).
3 March 1943: Frederick Grinke and David Martin (violin) and Watson Forbes (viola).
18 March 1943: Morley College Choir and String Players, conducted by Michael Tippett.
23 July 1943: 1000th concert, given by the New London Symphony Orchestra with Myra Hess (piano).
1 October 1943: Fleet Street Choir with Harold Craxton (piano).
7 October 1943: Peter Pears (tenor) and Benjamin Britten (piano).
8 October 1943: Menges String Quartet with Pauline Juler (clarinet).
12 October 1943: Nicolas Medtner and Edna Iles (piano) with Oda Slobodskaya (soprano).
13 October 1943: New London Orchestra with Myra Hess (piano).
8 November 1943: Harriet Cohen (piano) and Marie Korchinska (harp) with the Stratton Quartet.
17 December 1943: Robert Masters and Maria Lidka (violin), Karl Haas (viola d’Amore), Eleanor Warren (cello), John Francis (flute) and Adrian Beers (double bass).

25 January 1944 : New London Symphony Orchestra with Myra Hess (piano).
18 February 1944: Menges String Sextet.
22 February 1944: Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
3 March 1944: Phoebus Singers, conducted by Hubert Foss.
10 March 1944: Denis Matthews and Howard Ferguson (piano).
22 March 1944: Denise Lassimonne (piano) and the Grinke-Forbes-Phillips Trio.
29 March 1944: London Baroque Ensemble.
5 April 1944: Margaret Good (piano) and William Pleeth (cello).
11 April 1944: Millicent Silver (piano), John Francis (flute) and Cecil James (bassoon).
3 May 1944: Arnold Goldsbrough (piano), Eda Kersey and Olive Zorian (violins), and James Whitehead (cello).
9 May 1944: New London Orchestra with Myra Hess (piano).
26 May 1944: Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano) and the London Baroque Ensemble.
2 June 1944: Amadio Trio.
6 June 1944: Geraldine and Mary Peppin (piano).
16 June 1944: London Belgian Pianoforte Quartet.
22 June 1944: Astra Desmond (alto) and Gerald Moore (piano).
14 July 1944: Maggie Teyte (soprano) and Howard Ferguson (piano) with the Griller String Quartet.
19 July 1944: Julius Isserlis (piano) and the Grinke-Forbes-Phillips String Trio.
26 July 1944: Denis Matthews and Howard Ferguson (piano)
1 August 1944: London Baroque Ensemble.
10 August 1944: Sylvan Trio.
16 August 1944: The Czech Trio.
17 August 1944: Vivian Joseph (cello) and Gerald Moore (piano).
1 September 1944: Denise Lassimonne (piano) and Watson Forbes (viola).
6 September 1944: Joseph Slater (flute) and Edmund Rubbra (piano).
13 September 1944: Oda Slobodskaya (soprano) and Ivor Newton (piano).
27 September 1944: London Baroque Ensemble.
3 October 1944: Denis Matthews and Howard Ferguson (pianos).
30 October 1944: The Czech Trio.
23 November 1944: London Baroque Ensemble.
28 November and 19 December 1944: NLO with Myra Hess (piano).


Box 27/ii
6 February 1945: Ebsworth String Quartet.
20 February 1945: Harold Craxton (piano), Mary Carter and Adna Ryerson (violin), Peggie Sampson (cello) and Muriel Gale and Henry Cummings (vocal).
7 March 1945: London Baroque Ensemble, directed by Karl Haas with Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano).
13 March 1945: Morley College String Players, directed by Michael Tippett, with Alison Purves (soprano) and Esther Salaman (alto).
21 March 1945: London String Trio with Ethel de Gomez (piano).
22 March 1945: Francis Poulenc (piano), Ginette Neveu (violin) and Pierre Bernac (tenor).
26 March 1945: Mewton-Wood (piano).
5 April 1945: Winifred Roberts (violin) and Anita Mansell (piano).
12 April 1945: Morley College Choir, conducted by Michael Tippett, with Alfred Deller, R. Capell-Dixon and Donald Lee (vocal).
19 April 1945: London String Trio with Denise Lassimonne (piano).
20 April 1945: Yfrah Newman (violin) and Howard Ferguson (piano).
24 April 1945: London Wind Players, conducted by Harry Blech.
1 May 1945: Winifred Roberts (violin) and Anita Mansell (piano).
4 May 1945: Max Rostal (violin), Leon Goosens (oboe), Geoffrey Gilbert (flute), Arnold Goldsbrough (harpsichord), and Narayana Menon (veena).
10 May 1945: Maurice Raskin (violin) and Marcel Gazelle (piano).
15 May 1945: Yfrah Neaman (violin) and Howard Ferguson (piano).
22 May 1945: London Baroque Ensemble, directed by Karl Haas.
28 May 1945: Carter String Trio.
1 June 1945: New London Orchestra with Myra Hess (piano).
4 June 1945: London Harpsichord Ensemble.
18 June 1945: Czech Trio.
26 June 1945: London Baroque Ensemble.
6 July 1945: New London Orchestra with Myra Hess (piano).
9 July 1945: William Pleeth (cello) and Margaret Good (piano).
11 July 1945: Albert Ferber (piano).
12 July 1945: Canterbury Cathedral Choir.
17 July 1945: London String Trio with Ethel de Gomez (piano) and Margaret Ritchie (soprano).
18 July 1945: Alfred Cave (violin) and Reginald Paul (piano).
20 July 1945: Julius Isserlis (piano) and Tatiana Makushina (soprano), accompanied by Elizabeth Poston and John Wills.
1 August 1945: London Baroque Ensemble, directed by Karl Haas.
10 August 1945: Dennis Matthews and Howard Ferguson (pianos).
20 August 1945: Philharmonic Flute Trio.
24 August 1945: Denis Matthews and Howard Ferguson (pianos).
28 August 1945: London Wind Players, conducted by Harry Blech with Denis Matthews (piano)
11 September 1945: London String Trio with Franz Reizenstein (piano) and Gareth Morris (flute).
13 September 1945: Hirsch String Quartet.
28 September 1945: London Baroque Ensemble, directed by Karl Haas.
8 Ocotber 1945: Denis Matthews and Howard Ferguson (pianos).
11 October 1945: Henry Holst (violin) and Frank Merrick (piano).
16 October 1945: chamber ensemble.
24 October 1945: Gareth Morris (flute), John Butterworth (oboe), Felix Kok (violin), Michael Tillett (viola), Audrey Piggott (cello) and Walter Bergamann (piano).
25 October 1945: Oda Slobodskaya (soprano) and Ivor Newton (piano).
6 November 1945: Renaissance Singers, conducted by Michael Howard.
8 November 1945: Antony Hopkins (piano).
15 November 1945: Philharmonic Harp Ensemble.
21 November 1945: Frederick Grinke and David Martin (violin), James Whitehead (cello) and Arnold Goldsbrough (piano).
23 November 1945: Peter Pears (tenor) and Benjamin Britten (piano) with the Aeolian String Quartet.
27 November 1945: New London Orchestra with Myra Hess (piano).
28 November 1945: Griller String Quartet.
7 December 1945: Griller String Quartet with Astra Desmond (vocal), acc. Phyllis Spurr.
10 December 1945: Maurice Gendron (cello), Peter Pears (tenor) and Britten (piano).

Box 28
7 January 1946: Iris Loveridge (piano).
8 January 1946: Menges String Quintet.
14 January 1946: William Pleeth (cello) and Margaret Good (piano).
28 January 1946: Winifred Radford (soprano) and Grace Shearer (piano).
29 January 1946: London Baroque Ensemble, directed by Karl Haas.
14 February 1946: Astra Desmond (alto) and Gerald Moore (piano).
19 February 1946: Rubbra Trio with Maria Lidka (violin).
28 February: London Harpsichord Ensemble.
4 March 1946: Menges String Quintet.
6 March 1946: Philharmonia String Quartet.
11 March 1946: Peter Pears (tenor) and Benjamin Britten (piano).
19 March 1946: Ars Rediviva Ensemble .
20 March 1946: Marjorie Hayward String Quartet.
25 March 1946: London Baroque Ensemble, directed by Karl Haas.
1 April 1946: Elena Gerhardt (mezzo-soprano) and Gerald Moore (piano).
4 April 1946: Belgian Pianoforte Quartet.
8 April 1946: Denis Matthews and Howard Ferguson (piano) with the London Wind Players.
9 April 1946: Menges String Quartet and the Fleet Street Choir.
Date range 1940 - 1946
Associated People and Organisations Zorian, Olive - Wills, John - Whitehead, James - Warren, Eleanor - Tippett, Michael - Teyte, Maggie - Sylvan Trio - Stratton, George - Stratton String Quartet - Spurr, Phyllis - Slobodskaya, Oda - Slater, Joseph - Silverman, Edward - Silver, Millicent - Sherman, Alec - Shearer, Grace - Sampson, Peggie - Salaman, Esther - Ryerson, Adna - Rubbra, Edmund - Rostal, Max - Roberts, Winifred - Ritchie, Margaret - Renaissance Singers - Reizenstein, Franz - Raskin, Maurice - Radford, Winifred - Purves, Alison - Poulenc, Francis - Poston, Elizabeth - Pleeth, William - Piggott, Audrey - Phoebus Singers - Philharmonic Wind Quintet - Philharmonic String Quartet - Philharmonic Harp Ensemble - Philharmonic Flute Trio - Peppin, Mary - Peppin, Geraldine - Pears, Peter - Paul, Reginald - Osborn, Franz - Newton, Ivor - Newman, Yfrah - New London Orchestra - Neveu, Ginette - Morris, Gareth - Morley College - Moore, John - Moore, Gerald - Mewton-Wood, Noel - Merrick, Frank - Menon, Narayana - Menges String Quartet - Menges String Quartet - Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich - Matthews, Denis - Masters, Robert - Martin, David - Marjorie Hayward String Quartet - Mansell, Anita - Makushina, Tatiana - Loveridge, Iris - London Wind Players - London String Trio - London Harpsichord Ensemble - London Belgian Pianoforte Quartet - London Baroque Ensemble - Lidka, Maria - Lee, Donald - Lassimonne, Denise - Korchinska, Maria - Kok, Felix - Kersey, Eda - Juler, Pauline - Joseph, Vivian - James, Cecil - Isserlis, Julius - Iles, Edna - Humby, Betty - Howard, Michael - Hopkins, Antony - Holst, Henry - Hirsch String Quartet - Hess, Myra - Henschel, Ernst - Hayward, Marjorie - Haas, Karl - Grinke-Forbes-Phillips Trio - Grinke, Frederick - Griller String Quartet - Goossens, Léon - Good, Margaret - Gomez, Ethel de - Goldsbrough, Arnold - Gilbert, Max - Gilbert, Geoffrey - Gerhardt, Elena - Gendron, Maurice - Gazelle, Marcel - Gale, Muriel - Francis, John - Foss, Hubert James - Forbes, Watson - Fleet Street Choir - Field-Hyde, Margaret - Ferguson, Howard - Ferber, Albert - Ebsworth String Quartet - Desmond, Astra - Deller, Alfred - Czech Trio - Cummings, William H - Craxton, Harold - Cordell, Joyce - Cohen, Harriet - Cave, Alfred - Carter, Mary - Carter String Trio - Cardew, Phil - Canterbury Cathedral Choir - Butterworth, John - Britten, Benjamin - Blech, Harry - Bernac, Pierre 1899 - 1979 Bergmann, Walter - Beers, Adrian - Ars Rediviva Ensemble - Amadio Trio - Aeolian String Quartet -
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Associated Times 20th century - mid 1931-1970
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