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Collection Description

Collection Title
Rivière’s Concerts (1888)
A collection of one volume of programmes from Rivière’s Concerts, 1888. The collection covers the period May 19th to October 14th of that year. There is one programme per day, usually covering the two concerts that took place – two hour concerts at 11 am and 7:30 pm.

The programmes are headed “Llandudno pier company” and it is assumed that the concerts took place on Llandudno pier. The concerts were conducted by Riviere, and featured a “Grand orchestra” of around thirteen to fifteen players, as well as piano accompanist. Various solo singers appeared in the concerts, often performing on consecutive days for roughly a week at a time.

The concerts are entitled “Vocal and instrumental concerts”, though singers usually only featured in the evening concerts. Both morning and evening concerts featured a mixture of fantasias, waltzes, quadrilles and other types of selections from opera and operetta. The concerts contained two halves, usually including around five or six numbers in each. There were occasional themed nights, including Massenet concerts, Welsh concerts and “Children’s” concerts.

The programmes are arranged in chronological order.
Date range of collection
1888 - 1888
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places

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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Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
Custodial History
Ex-Boosey and Hawkes
Related Publications
Management Information (Type)
Collection Owner(s)
Collection Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
Collection Custodians(s)
Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council