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A collection of 12 boxes of programmes from Austria. The programmes are largely from Vienna and Salzburg. The earliest programme in the collection is from Vienna from 1824, and the collection includes significant material from nineteenth-century Vienna.
The collection includes seven boxes of programmes from Vienna, arranged partially by date and partially by venue. The collection includes one box of programmes from the nineteenth century. The collection contains programmes from a wide array of venues including significant amounts of programmes from the following venues: Staatsoper; Burgtheater; Volksoper; Theater an der Wien; Operntheater; Musikverein, including Brahms-Saal and Grosser Musikvereins-Saal; Gesellshaft der Musikfreunde. The collection also contains other items of interest, including ball programmes from the Wiener Philharmoniker.
The collection includes four boxes of programmes from Salzburg. These are largely festival programmes or concert programmes from the Salzburg Festival. The collection does include a small number of other concert programmes, including two programmes from 1850.
The collection includes one box of programmes from concerts given in Graz, Klagenfurt and festivals from a variety of other towns and cities in Austria.
The collection is divided into Vienna/Salzburg/Other. Each of these is arranged in its own way, including a mixture of chronological and venue-based arrangement.
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Royal College Of Music, Centre for Performance History
220-238 Goldhawk Road London W12 9PL Open Map
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Research access by appointment only.
Researchers will be provided with Collection Regulations, and will be asked to complete a Researcher Registration Form (copies are available on the CPH website)
The Portraits and Performance History Collection and its associated reading room is housed in a recently adapted space within the RCM's College Hall, its hall of residence for students.
There is step-free access for visitors.
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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