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Germany: Nürnberg-Fürth (1928-80)
Germany: Nürnberg-Fürth (1928-80)
A collection of handbills, programmes and prospectuses for orchestral and operatic performances given at various venues in Nürnberg between 1928 and 1980, held loosely within a box of programmes for German venues A-Z.
The collection includes 3 editions of the Blätter der Städtischen Bühnen Nürnberg-Fürth from the seasons 1954–55, 1956–57 and 1961–62 which contain programmes for operatic productions given at the Opernhaus on 29 March 1955 (Friedrich Schröder, Das Bad auf der Tenne), 28 February 1957 (Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos) and 19 February 1962 (Robert Stolz, Wiener Café). All items include notes, biographical information and photographs
There are also programmes for 4 Meisterkonzert given in the Meistersingerhalle between 1964 and 1980 (see below) and programme books for productions of Wagner, Die Meistersinger, given on 4 August 1928 and 17 August 1930 at the Stadttheater.
All of these documents include notes, biographical notes, photographs and lists of the orchestral ensemble. The collection also includes a leaflet prospectus for the season 1980–81.
16 January 1964: Bath Festival Orchestra with Yehudi Menuhin.
10 January 1968: BBC Symphony Orchestra directed by Colin Davis.
27 April 1975: English Chamber Orchestra directed by Pinchas Zukerman.
19 February 1978: English Chamber Orchestra with Murray Perahia (piano), conducted by Jose Luis Garcia.
23 May 1980: BBC Symphony Orchestra with Victoria Postnikowa (piano), conducted by Gennadi Roshdestwensky.
Date range of collection
1954 - 1962
Associated People or Organisations
- Garcia, José-Luis -
- Wagner, Richard -
- Pinchas Zuckerman -
- Perahia, Murray -
- Menuhin, Yehudi -
- Rozhdestvensky, Gennady -
- Postnikova, Victoria -
- Strauss, Richard -
- Stolz, Robert -
- Städtischen Bühnen Nürnberg-Fürth -
- Schröder, Friedrich -
- English Chamber Orchestra -
- Davis, Colin 1927 -
- Bath Festival Orchestra -
- BBC Symphony Orchestra -
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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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