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BBC Concerts (1948-1949)
BBC Concerts (1948-1949)
A collection of 21 programmes from concerts organised by the BBC, from 1948 to 1949. Some programmes contain analytical programme notes, which occasionally use musical examples.
The majority of programmes are from concerts given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. There are programmes from the Royal Albert Hall, which include concerts organised by the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Henry Wood Concert Society. The collection contains a number of provincial programmes, from the following venues: Usher Hall, Edinburgh (as part of the Edinburgh Festival); Albert Hall, Nottingham; De Montford Hall, Leicester; Truro Cathedral; Royal Cinema, Plymouth; Winter Gardens, Bournemouth.
There is one programme from a concert given by the BBC Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Walter Goehr. This took place in White Rock Pavilion, Hastings. There is one programme from a BBC Chamber Concert, which took place in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House.
The BBCSO programmes are divided into Royal Albert Hall then provincial programmes: these are both loosely arranged chronologically. Non-BBCSO programmes are at the end of the sequence.
Date range of collection
1948 - 1949
Associated People or Organisations
- Royal Hall, Harrogate
- Albert Hall, Nottingham
- Guildhall, Cambridge
- Eastbrook Hall, Bradford
- Town Hall, Leeds
- De Montford Hall, Leicester
- Royal Albert Hall
- Usher Hall, Edinburgh
- White Rock Pavilion, Hastings
- Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
- Broadcasting House, London: Concert Hall
- Royal Cinema, Plymouth
- Truro Cathedral
Details also available
Inventory - concert dates, performers, conductors, venues (if London) or town, performing groups
Royal College Of Music, Library
Mon-Fri by appointment
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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