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Collection Description

Collection Title
BBC Concerts (1952-1953)
A collection of 15 programmes from concerts organised by the BBC, from 1952 to 1953. 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, including a number from concerts conducted by Malcolm Sargent. The majority of programmes are from concerts given at the Royal Festival Hall. These include two “Coronation Concerts”: a series of eight concerts which took place in late May/early June at the Royal Festival Hall. The collection also includes two provincial concerts: these took place in Albert Hall, Nottingham, and De Montford Hall, Leicester. Groups which occasionally joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra in performances include the BBC Choral Society and the BBC Women’s Chorus.

The concerts are arranged as follows: Main Royal Festival Hall programmes; Provincial programmes; Coronation Concerts programmes. Within each of these, the programmes are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1952 - 1953
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Inventory - concert dates, performers, conductors, venues (if London) or town, performing group
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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