Many of the concert programmes are accompanied by press cuttings and/or printed reviews and some are held with concert tickets.
The majority carry brief handwritten annotations which indicate any changes to the printed programme and provide Dell's observations on the performances, including records of any encores performed.
Unless otherwise stated below, the concert programmes carry words, notes and biographical notes (the majority with photographs). Where appropriate, they also provide lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.
All programmes are held loosely and are listed here by venue:
1. Barbican Centre
2. Queen Elizabeth Hall
3. Royal Festival Hall
4. Miscellaneous London venuesOther London venues
[undated]: Berlioz, The Trojens, given by the London Symphony Orchestra (wordbook).
13 January 2002: Celebrity Recital by Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), accompanied by Malcolm Martineau, including the UK premiere of Jake Heggie, The Moon is a Mirror.
21 March 2002: Weber, Oberon, given by the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and Monteverdi Choir, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
24 September 2004: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra with Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano), directed by Petra Müllejans (violin).
25 November 2005: Basel Chamber Orchestra with David Daniels (counter-tenor) and Magdalena Kozená (mezzo-soprano), conducted by Paul Goodwin.
24/25 January 2006: Shostakovich programme given by the London Symphony Orchestra with Maxim Vengerov (violin), conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich.
15/ 17/18 March 2006: Handel, Hercules, given by Les Arts Florissants and conducted by William Christie.
25 May 2006: Beethoven, Fidelio given by the London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus, conducted by Sir Colin Davis.
2. Queen Elizabeth Hall
Tuesday 9 November [no year]: Vocal recital by Bernarda Fink and Sarah Fox, accompanied by Roger Vignoles (wordsheet only).
22 February 2001: Scenes from Schumann, give by Robert Holl (baritone) and Roger Vignoles (piano).
21 May 2002: Florestan Trio.
20 April 2006: Matthias Goerne (baritone), accompanied by Alexander Schmalcz.
3. Royal Festival Hall
The first three items listed here cover a number of performances given during the stated period. The concerts of 22 March 2004 and 3 and 24 March 2005 were given as part of the Classic International Series.
October 2000: Johann Sebastian Bach concerts given by András Schiff with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
May 2001: Royal Festival Hall 50th Birthday Concerts.
2003-04: International Chamber Music Season and Lunchtime Recital Series.
22 March 2004: Handel, Radamisto, given by Zurich Opera, conducted by William Christie.
3 March 2005: Monteverdi, L'incoronazione di Poppea, given by Zurich Opera, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
24 March 2005: Chamber Orchestra of Europe with András Schiff (conductor/piano).
7 June 2005: Haydn, The Creation, with Ruth Ziesak, Helge R?nnig and Christian Gerhaher (vocal) and the Philharmonia Orchestra and Voices, conducted by András Schiff.
4. Miscellaneous London venues
18 June 2003, Westminster Hall [corrected to Westminster Abbey]: Coronation Jubilee Concert given by the Parliament Choir with Dame Felicity Lott and Sir Thomas Allen (vocal), the Trumpeters of the Life Guards and the Southbank Sinfonia, directed by Simon Over.
8 November 2005, Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane: Piano Recital by Steven Osborne given for the City Music Society to commemorate the centenary of Michael Tippett.
In addition to these concert programmes, this box includes material relating to operatic productions given by the following companies:
English National Opera/Coliseum (7 programmes).
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (9 programmes plus four for rehearsals).
Kirov Opera and Ballet Season/Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1 programme).
Bolshoi Opera/Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Classical Opera Company/Linbury Theatre, ROH (1 programme).
Welsh National Opera (wordbook for Hansel and Gretel, 1999).
- Zurich Opera -
- Ziesak, Ruth -
- Welsh National Opera -
- Weber, Carl Maria von -
- Vignoles, Roger -
- Vengerov, Maxim -
- Trumpeters of the Life Guards -
- Tippett, Michael -
- Terfel, Bryn -
- Southbank Sinfonietta -
- Shostakovich, Dmitri -
- Schumann, Robert -
- Schmalcz, Alexander -
- Schiff, Andras -
- Royal Opera House, Covent Garden -
- Royal Festival Hall -
- Rostropovich, Mstislav -
- Philharmonia Orchestra 1945 -
- Parliament Choir -
- Over, Simon -
- Osborne, Steven -
- Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique -
- Müllejans, Petra -
- Monteverdi, Claudio -
- Monteverdi Choir -
- Martineau, Malcolm -
- Lott, Felicity 1947 -
- London Symphony Orchestra -
- London Symphony Chorus -
- Les Arts Florissants -
- Kirov Opera -
- Holl, Robert -
- Heggie, Jake -
- Haydn, Joseph -
- Harnoncourt, Nikolaus -
- Handel, George Frideric -
- Goodwin, Paul -
- Goerne, Matthias -
- Gerhaher, Christian -
- Gardiner, John Eliot 1943 -
- Freiburg Baroque Orchestra -
- Fox, Sarah -
- Florestan Trio -
- Fink, Bernarda -
- English National Opera -
- Dell, Susi -
- Davis, Colin 1927 -
- Daniels, David -
- Classical Opera Company -
- City Music Society -
- Christie, William -
- Chamber Orchestra of Europe -
- Berlioz, Hector -
- Beethoven, Ludwig van -
- Basel Chamber Orchestra -
- Bartoli, Cecilia -
- Bach, Johann Sebastian -
- Allen, Thomas -