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Collection Description

Collection Title
Berlioz Collection: Box 1 (1854-1966)
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Collection of ca. 60 programmes from concerts of works composed by Hector Berlioz, organised alphabetically by the title of the work, with performances of the same work grouped together (1854-1966). Information contained in the programmes varies widely, with some containing analytical programme notes with musical examples, song texts and translations, and names of ensemble members. Indications of first performances. Contains an index of all contents of both boxes. Theatrical productions are not included in the list below.

Béatrice et Bénédict Overture:
Hallé Concerts Society (12/11/1903)
University of Edinburgh Orchestral Concerts: Reid Orchestra: Reid School of Music (17/1/63)

Le Carneval Romain Overture:
Hallé Concerts Society (26/11/1903)
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra: Queen's Hall, London (10/11/38)
Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York: Carnegie Hall (7,9/10/42)

L’Enfance du Christ:
Salle Herz, Paris (10/12/1854). Première, conducted by Berlioz.
London Philharmonic Orchestra: Queen’s Hall, London (9,10/3/36)
Leeds Triennial Musical Festival: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Chorus (6/10/37)
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Music Hall, Cincinnati (21-22/12/50)
Henry Wood Promenade Concerts: Royal Albert Hall, London (28/8/61)
Bath Festival Society Ltd.: English Chamber Orchestra, Festival Chorus: Bath Abbey (2/6/61)
Festival of the City of London: English Chamber Orchestra, Festival Chorus: Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield (10/7/62)
Scottish National Orchestra: Usher Hall, Edinburgh (16/12/66)

Les Francs Juges Overture:
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Queen’s Hall, London (25/11/36)

Grande Messe des Morts:
Crystal Palace, London (26/5/1883)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Choral Society: Queen’s Hall, London (4/3/36)
Orchestre, Choeurs et Fanfares de la Société Philharmonique de Paris (6/38)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Choral Society, Luton Choral Society: Royal Albert Hall, London (10/12/47)
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Symphony Hall, Boston (20,21/4/51)
Henry Wood Promenade Concerts: Royal Albert Hall, London (5/9/61)
Festival of the City of London: London Symphony Orchestra: St. Paul’s Cathedral (21,22/7/66)
Date range of collection
1854 - 1966
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

National Library of Scotland, Music Collections
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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Large reference collection of printed, manuscript and audio-visual music material, including books, scores, periodicals, audio, video and multi-media formats. Legal deposit library.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council