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Collection Title
Hollywood Bowl (1931-1932)
A collection of two volumes of orchestral programmes from the Hollywood Bowl, 1931 to 1932. Each season lasted for eight weeks during July and August. There were four concerts per week, in a “Tuesday – Thursday – Friday – Saturday” formation. Programmes are entitled “Symphonies under the stars”. The conductor of the concerts varied. In the 1931 volume, the conductor was usually assigned for a whole week or fortnight, but in the 1932 volume there are often two or more conductors per week. Conductors represented in the collection include Walter Damrosch, Hamilton Harty, Artur Rodzinski, Pierre Monteux, Alfred Hertz, Bernardino Molinari, Alfred Wallenstein and Frederick Stock. The concerts contained orchestral music: these were frequently symphonic concerts, but some concerts also included smaller pieces, as well as ballet items and opera arias. In particular, Hamilton Harty populated some of his programmes with contemporary or near-contemporary British music. In addition, the 1932 season ended with a complete opera, Samson and Delilah (Saints-Saëns). The performing orchestra is not mentioned in the programmes, but it is most likely to have been the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. The programmes contain analytical programme notes.

The programmes are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1931 - 1932
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Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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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