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A collection of 13 programmes and flyers from Egypt. The items date from 1944 to 1962; there are also a number of undated items in the collection. The following concert venues in Cairo are represented in the collection: Cairo Kursaal; Music for All; Royal Opera House. In addition, the collection includes a publication listing performances and repertoire by the "Orchestre Symphonique du Cairo" (from 1959 to 1962) and a programme from the organisation "Music Viva".
Date range of collection
1944 - 1962
Associated People or Organisations
Royal College Of Music, Centre for Performance History
220-238 Goldhawk Road London W12 9PL Open Map
Mon-Fri by appointment
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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