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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 5 (1961-1965)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 5
Collection of programmes relating mainly to the concert series of the Concert & Assembly Hall Ltd. from 1961 to 1965.

Programmes from 1961 relate to the Beethoven Festival / Concert Hall Fortnight held by the Concert & Assembly Hall Ltd in association with Radio Éireann held in the Olympia Theatre and the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, each invlovling the Radio Éireann Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tibor Paul. Each programme on the soloists.
13/3/61: Soloist Fou Ts'ong (piano); programme notes by Brian Boydell.
14/3/61: Recital by Fou Ts'ong.
15/3/61: Soloist Anthony Hughes (piano); programme notes by Brian Boydell.
18/3/61: Soloist Charles Lynch (piano); programme notes by Brian Boydell.
20/3/61: Soloist Shura Cherkassky (piano); programme notes by Brian Boydell.
21/3/61: Recital by Schura Cherkassky.
22/3/61: Soloist Shura Cherkassky (piano); programme notes by Brian Boydell.
23/3/61: Annotated programme: Humphrey Lyttelton and Ian Armit (piano), Pete Blannin (double bass), Tony Coe (alto/clarinet, Joe Temperley (tenor/baritone), Eddie Taylor (drums), by arrangement with the Irish Federation of Musicians. Jazz concert.
24/3/61: Recital by Tibor Varga (violin) with Kitty O'Callaghan (piano); programme notes by Anthony Hughes.
25/3/61: The Radio Éireann Singers and the Radio Éireann Choral Society, chorus master Dr. H. Waldemar Rosen; soloists Tibor Varga, Veronica Dunne, Helen Watts, James Johnston and Roger Stalman. Programme notes by Brian Boydell.

Programmes from 1962 relate to the Concert Hall Fortnight held by the Concert & Assembly Hall Ltd in association with Radio Éireann held in the Olympia Theatre, each involving the Radio Éireann Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tibor Paul unless otherwise stated. Each programme contains biographical notes on the soloists. Programmes include works by Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Bach and Brahms.
3/4/62: The St. George's Brass Band, musical director George Bannister; soloist Abbey Simon (piano). Programme notes by Seoirse Bodley.
4/4/62: Recital by Abbey Simon; annotated programme.
7/4/62: Soloist Elsa Cavelti.
9/4/62: 'Jazz in contrasting styles': Elbana New Orleans Jazz Band, Ian Henry Quartet, Jack Flahive and his Orchestra, Bryan Hopper and his Chicagoans and The Jazz Heralds.
10/4/62: Soloist Julius Katchen (piano). Programme notes by Seoirse Bodley.
11/4/62: Recital by Julius Katchen.
12/4/62: An evening with the Radio Eireann Light Orchestra, led by Jack Cheatle; soloists Veronica Dunne, Patricia Chaill, Patrick O'Hagan and Frank Blowers. Conducted by Robert Murphy.
14/4/62: The Radio Eireann Choral Society and Singers, The Culwich Choral Society and Olivian Singers; soloists Lucilla Indrigo, Dermot Troy, Bernadette Greevy and James Shaw.

Three of the programmes from 1964 relate to Three Beethoven Concerts held by the Concert & Assembly Hall Ltd in association with Radio Éireann held in the National Stadium, Dubin, each involving the Radio Éireann Symphony Orchestra, with soloist Julius Katchen and conducted by Tibor Paul: 29/4/64, 1/5/64, 2/5/64. The exception in this year is:
4/5/64: 'Concert and Assembly Hall Ltd. By arrangement with the Gaiety Theatre presents Victoria de Los Angeles and Gerald Moore': vocal programme.

The three programmes from 1965 are not related by series but are presented by the Concert & Assembly Hall Ltd.
15/1/65: Concert by Nicolai Gedda and Geoffrey Parsons; vocal programme.
18/2/65: The Metropolitan Hall, Dublin: Igor Oistrakh and Vsevolod Petrushansky.
26/9/65: The Connolly Auditorium, Liberty Hall: The Irish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Janos Furst; Hugh Maguire (violin). First performance of Francis Baines 'Concerto for violin and string Orchestra'. Annotated list of performers.

Unrelated programme from a concert on the 13/4/62: Royal Irish Academy of Music: Student's Musical Union, Fifty Eight Season. Officers, committee members and performers delineated.
Date range of collection
1961 - 1965
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Not Specific
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Collections Overview
The National Library of Ireland has two collections consisting mainly of printed sheet music from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. These include much material from the mainsteam western classical music tradition, but also material relating to little known Irish composers. The names of the two collections are the Joly Music Collection and the Additional Music collection. In addition the Library has a small but significant collection of music manuscripts. The general printed collections include some Irish ballad, folk-music and popular song collections.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council