Links

This page provides links to other groups working in this area of documentation, and to a selection of online related projects.

Other Groups

IAML Working Group on Access to Performance Ephemera

InConcert: Towards a Collaborative Digital Archive of Musical Ephemera

Cataloguing projects

Concert programmes at the Britten-Pears Library & Archive
The collection principally comprises programmes for performances of Britten works (including most first performances) and programmes for concert and stage performances involving Britten or Pears

Coral Sant Jordi (Fons Digital Oriol Martorell) (Universitat de Barcelona)(1847-1996)
The collection covers performances of the Coral Sant Jordi during the period 

Playbills of the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh
A searchable database with digital images of the playbills from the early decades of the nineteenth century

Programmarchiv der Frankfurter Museums-Gesellschaft (1860-2013)
Digital images of all the programmes of the Frankfurt Museum Concerts, browseable by date

John Johnson collection (Bodleian Library, Oxford)
A very extensive collection of printed ephemera (c. 67,000 items), including many items relating to music; only available through subscribing institutions

Orquesta y Coros Nacionales de España
Website of the national choir and orchestra of Spain: it includes the programmes of recent seasons

Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (2008-14)
Digitisations of the orchestra’s programmes

Performance Databases

Boston Symphony Orchestra Performance History (1881-present)
A searchable database of all the orchestra’s performances, with links to scans of the original programme books 

Calendar of London Concerts 1750-1800
This dataset (in .xls and csv formats) records of over 4000 concerts, advertised in London daily newspapers

Repertoire of the Fondación Juan March, Madrid (1975-present)
A searchable database linked to digitisations of programmes and videos

New York Philharmonic Orchestra Performance History (1842-present)
A searchable database of all the orchestra’s performances

The New York Scene 1862-1875
A richly documented database making extensive use of newspapers

Palau de la Música / Orfeó Catalá, Barcelona (1908-present)
A searchable collection of digitised concert programmes

Proms Performance Database (1895-present)
A searchable database including all the concerts given at this annual series in London

Reid Concerts at the University of Edinburgh Since 1841
A comprehensive site devoted to this series of concerts, including a searchable database

Royal Opera House Performance Database (1732-present)
A very extensive performance database of this important opera house

Scottish Theatre Programmes Database (1800-present)
A substantial database of nearly 9000 programmes of theatre events, including concerts

Repertoire of the Thomaskirche, Leipzig (1811-2011)
A searchable database of performances in the Thomaskirche, Leipzig

Thüringischen Staatsarchiv: Theaterzettelproject (1754-1969)
A database devoted to theatre and music in Weimar: online handbills and the repertoire of the Court Theatre/German National Theatre in Weimar

Wiener Konzerthaus (Performances, 1913-present)
A comprehensive searchable database of all performances (about 52,000) at this venue: 18,000 works by 12,000 composers, by 44,000 performers

Wiener Philharmoniker (Performances, 1842-present)
A database of all the performances by the orchestra

Wiener Symphoniker (Performances, 1900-present)
A database of all the performances by the orchestra and its predecessor, the Orchester der Wiener Konzertverein

Würzburger Theaterzettel (1804-1904)
A database derived from about 7000 handbills of the Würzburg Stadttheater

Research Projects

Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881
An annotated database of performances with valuable commentaries drawing on contemporary sources

Concert Annals, 1860-present
This anonymous blog offers extensive and useful lists of concerts by a selection of European and US orchestras, but is difficult to search; use the link above to view an index of the performance lists.