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Collection Description

Collection Title
BBC Concerts (1951-1952)
A collection of 16 programmes from concerts organised by the BBC, from 1951 to 1952. Some programmes contain analytical programme notes, musical examples and the words to sung items.

The programmes are from concerts given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. There are nine programmes from the Royal Albert Hall: these were “BBC Symphony Concerts” and were often conducted by Malcolm Sargent. The collection contains three provincial programmes, which were all conducted by Malcolm Sargent. These programmes are from concerts that took place from 27/11/51 to 29/11/51 at Brangwyn Hall (Swansea) and Sophia Garden Pavilion (Cardiff). There are also four programmes from concerts given at the Royal Festival Hall. Groups which occasionally joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra in performances include the BBC Chorus, BBC Choral Society, BBC Women’s Chorus, Royal Choral Society and London Philharmonic Choir.

The concerts are arranged by venue, then chronologically. The order of venues is as follows: Royal Albert Hall; Provincial venues; Royal Festival Hall.
Date range of collection
1951 - 1952
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
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Mon-Fri by appointment
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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