This site is designed so that its contents are accessible to every type of browser. You browser, however, may not support basic Web standards, preventing the display of our site's design details. You are encouraged to upgrade to a more standards compliant browser.

Search: Advanced Search
HomeSearchGetRecordAylmer Buesst Collection: Philharmonic Society (1915-1928)

Collection Description

Collection Title
Aylmer Buesst Collection: Philharmonic Society (1915-1928)
A collection of programmes from 1915 to 1928. The majority of programmes are from concerts organised by the Royal Philharmonic Society. These concerts took place in the Queen’s Hall. The orchestra is unspecified, and was conducted by a variety of conductors. The concerts were largely orchestral, with some solo instrumental items where a prominent soloist was also playing a concerto in the same concert. In addition, some of the concerts featured choral items: these were performed by a variety of choirs, including the Philharmonic Chorus and choirs from music conservatoires such as the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.

Other programmes in the collection are from the Queen’s Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. The Queen’s Hall programmes include performances by the New Queen’s Hall Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. The programme from the Royal Albert Hall was part of a series entitled “Special Sunday Concerts”, featuring the Royal Albert Hall Orchestra.

The programmes contain analytical programme notes and musical examples. Some of the programmes in the collection have been cut to fit the volume size – the volume is the size of the Royal Philharmonic Society Programmes – and are thus missing parts of their texts.

The programmes are loosely arranged in the reverse chronological order, with the 1928 programmes appearing first in the volume.
Date range of collection
1915 - 1928
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
This collection is about

Location Details

Royal Academy of Music, Library
Marylebone Road London NW1 5HT United Kingdom
Open Map
020 7873 7323
020 7873 7322
Visiting Information
Term-Time Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00-18.00 Saturdays: 9.00-12.00 (Junior Academy terms only) Vacation hours vary and are advertised in the Library Information section in the on-line Unicorn Catalogue.
Collections Overview
Books; printed music; sound recordings; choral sets; orchestral sets; manuscripts; early printed music & books; undergraduate & research
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
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