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Collection Description

Collection Title
Liverpool Philharmonic Society (1872-1879)
A collection of 126 programmes from concerts given by the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, 1872 to 1879.

The concerts were given at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.

The majority of programmes are from Subscription concerts organised by the society. Other programmes include series four to seven of the Monday Popular Concerts (“From London”) from 1871 to 1875. There are also a few programmes from “Grand Evening Concerts”, “Grand Morning Concerts”, miscellaneous charity concerts and single-concert performances of The Messiah which occurred virtually every year.

The collection contains around twelve programmes per season for the Subscription Concerts. These concerts took place on Tuesdays. Concerts took place in January to March or April, then October to December. However, the designation of seasons changes in the collection in 1876. From 1872 to 1876, the seasons ran from January to March or April (concerts one to six), then October to December (concert seven onwards). From October 1876 onwards, the seasons ran from October to March or April the subsequent year. The concerts were conducted by Julius Benedict.

Monday Popular Concerts were frequently on Wednesdays - the term "Monday" refers to the name of the seris in St. James's Hall London, which indeed took place partially on Mondays - and there were four per season.

The programmes contain analytical programme notes and musical examples; the programmes from the Monday Popular Concerts were particularly substantial.

The programmes are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1872 - 1879
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Published index of principal works and principal artists of each season, at front of each volume
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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