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Collection Description

Collection Title
Edinburgh Orchestral Festival and other programmes (1853-1921)
Unique Identifier
Box 18a
Edinburgh Orchestral Festival and other programmes: 1 box (1853-1921)
Collection of material from the Edinburgh Orchestral Festival, Grand Opera, and Quinlan Subscription Concerts, each described separately below.

Edinburgh Orchestral Festival (1873-1891):
Collection of 38 programmes (some duplicates) from the Edinburgh Orchestral Festival, instituted in 1869 and promoting 2 concerts in February annually. All concerts feature Charles Hallé (pianist and conductor) with his orchestra and various soloists, including Madame Norman-Neruda (Lady Hallé) (violin), Anna Williams (soprano), and Edward Lloyd (tenor) among others. Programmes usually list names of all orchestral players and soloists, and sometimes contain song texts. No venue named.
Performance dates:
14/2/1891, 14,15/2/1890, 9,12/2/1889, 11,14/2/1888, 12/2/1887, 12,15/2/1886, 6,14/2/1885, 9,12/2/1884, 10,12/2/1883, 10,11/2/1882, 11,12/2/1881, 14,16/2/1880, 14,15/2/1879, 9,12/2/1878, 10,12/2/1877, 12,14/2/1876, 13,15/2/1875, 14,16/2/1874, 14,15/2/1873

Grand Opera in Edinburgh (1853-57):
Collection of 3 notices to subscribers regarding the establishment and maintenance of a Grand Opera Company in Edinburgh. They describe details of the company and names of singers.

Quinlan Subscription Concerts (1919-21):
2 programmes from the 1919-20 and 1920-21 seasons of the Quinlan Subscription Concerts. The 1st is from a UK tour (20/2/20 in Edinburgh), the 2nd from a series of 5 concerts given at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh (16/10/20-19/3/21). Both concerts performed by the Sir Thomas Beecham Orchestra and conducted by Albert Coates with various soloists. Programmes contain portraits and biographies of performers, analytical notes, and song texts.
Date range of collection
1853 - 1921
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Edinburgh Central Library, Music Library
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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0131 225 5584
0131 225 8783
Visiting Information
Mon-Thur 10.00-20.00 Fri 10.00-17.00 Sat 09.00- 13.00 For reprographic services, book reservations and overdue items from lending departments.
Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-1pm
Collections Overview
Special collection on Edinburgh Festival 1947 to date
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