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Collection Description

Collection Title
City of Manchester Centenary Festival (1953)
Unique Identifier
R780.69 Me67
A volume of bound programmes for concerts given at the City of Manchester Centenary Festival in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester:

* 16/3/1953 - Halle Orchestra - Soloist, Larry Adler - Conductor, Sir John Barbirolli
* 18/3/1953 - French National Radio Orchestra - Conductor, D.E. Inghelbrecht
* 19/3/1953 - French National Radio Orchestra - Conductor, D.E. Inghelbrecht - Soloist, Jean Doyen (Professor of Conservatoire de Paris)
* 20/3/1953 - Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Soloist, Moiseiwitsch - Conductor, Hugo Rignold
* 21/3/1953 - Halle Orchestra - Solo pianoforte, Mewton-Wood - Conductor, George Weldon
* 29/3/1953 - Halle Orchestra - Soloists, Hilde Zadek, Iso Elinson - Conductor, Sir John Barbirolli
* 3/4/1953 - BBC Northern Orchestra - Choir of the Sale and District Musical Society - Soloist, Campoli - Conductors, John Hopkins, Alfred Higson
Date range of collection
1953 - 1953
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Henry Watson Music Library
St Peter's Square Manchester M2 5PD United Kingdom
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0161 234 1976
0161 234 1961 
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9am - 8pm Mon-Thurs 9am - 5pm Fri-Sat
Collections Overview
The Henry Watson Music Library is named after Dr. Henry Watson, a renowned composer and teacher born in nearby Accrington. After his death in 1911 he bequeathed the contents of his private library to the care of Manchester City Council. Watson's original collection (some 16,700 volumes) has been supplemented by many important donations and acquisition since and has grown into one of the largest collections of music in any public library.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council