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Collection Description

Collection Title
London Musical Festival (1911)
A collection of programmes from the London Musical Festival, 1911. The programmes relate to concerts given at the Queen’s Hall, London. The collection is a complete set of programmes from concerts given during the period 22nd – 27th May, 1911. The programmes relate to orchestral concerts and performances of choral works. The orchestra involved in the festival was the Queen’s Hall Orchestra. The majority of items in each concert were conducted by Henry Wood. However, some premieres of works given in the festival were conducted by their composer: these composer/conductors include Elgar, Walford Davies, Granville Bantock and Percy Pitt. The collection contains programmes which include a number of premieres of British music – including for example the first performance of Elgar’s second symphony – as well as contemporary continental music from composers such as Richard Strauss. Choral works performed at the festival included two large-scale performances of oratorios. The programmes list the choirs which were involved with various choral items performed at the festival, which were all provincial groups: Norwich Festival Chorus, Sheffield Festival Chorus, Leeds Choral Union and Sheffield Boy’s Choir all performed as part of the festival.

The programmes are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1911 - 1911
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
Visiting Information
Mon-Fri by appointment
Building Information
The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council