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Collection Description

Collection Title
BBC Concerts (1946-1947)
A collection of 44 programmes from concerts organised by the BBC, 1946 to 1947.

The majority of programmes relate to performances given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Some of these programmes are from a series of “BBC Symphony Concerts” given at the Royal Albert Hall. There are programmes from concerts given at the People’s Palace. The collection includes programmes from a European tour of the orchestra in June 1947, which was conducted by Adrian Boult. These include programmes from the following venues: Théatre des Champs-Élysées [Paris]; Palais des beaux-arts, Brussels; Concertgebauw: Grote zaal; Kurhaus, Scheveningen [Netherlands] (not a programme, but a magazine listing the concert and music performed).

The BBC Theatre Orchestra is represented by a series of programmes from London and provincial concerts from March to May, 1947. These took place in the following venues: People’s Palace [London]; Town Hall, Oxford; Corn Exchange, Bedford; Winter Gardens, Eastbourne; Guildhall, Cambridge. The concerts were conducted by Walter Goehr.

At the end of the collection, there are programmes from a sequence of BBC Chamber Concerts, which were given in the Concert Hall at Broadcasting House.

The collection also contains a miscellaneous programme from a performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, given in the People’s Palace.

The collection is divided chiefly in the following order: BBCSO, BBCTO, BBC Chamber Concerts. Each of these is organised chronologically, except the BBCSO programmes, which are subdivided into Royal Albert Hall, People’s Palace then European Tour. Each of these subdivisions is organised chronologically.
Date range of collection
1946 - 1947
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Times
Details also available
Inventory - concert dates, performers, conductors, venues (if London) or town, performing groups
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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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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council