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Collection Description

Collection Title
Bradford Subscription Concerts (1927-1958)
A collection of programmes from Bradford Subscription Concerts, 1927 to 1958. There are 11 volumes, spanning the periods 1927-1935, 1947-1950 and 1954-1958. The programmes contain analytical programme notes and musical examples.

Concert venues are not listed on programmes for 1927-1935. Concerts took place in Eastbrook Hall (1947-1950) and St. George’s Hall (1954-1957).

The programmes cover a variety of concert types. The early parts of the collection include a mixture of recitals, orchestral and chamber concert programmes. The programmes from the 1940s and 1950s are predominantly from orchestral concerts, with one or occasionally two solo recitals per season.

Orchestral concerts were largely given by the Hallé Orchestra. Other orchestras are predominant in the 1940s programmes: these include the New London Orchestra, BBC Northern Orchestra, Boyd Neel Orchestra, City of Birmingham Orchestra and Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra. A variety of conductors are represented in the collection; Hamilton Harty was particularly prolific in the 1920s and 1930s, and John Barbirolli in the 1950s.

The structure of the concert season varies in the collection. The concerts usually took place from October to March, and frequently took place on Fridays (1927-1935) and alternate Fridays and Saturdays (1940s, 1950s). The amount of programmes per season varies: the collection contains six programmes per season for the period 1927-1935, but usually at least twelve programmes from the 1940s and 1950s.

The programmes are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1927 - 1958
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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