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Collection Description

Collection Title
A. L. Bacharach collection (1906-61)
Unique Identifier
Mus 317 c.1-13
A miscellaneous collection of loose handbills and programmes for performances given at various venues in Cambridge and London between 1906 and 1961, arranged chronologically and held over 13 boxes as the collection of the nutritionist and writer on music Alfred Louis Bacharach (1891–1966).

The Cambridge programmes are mostly from the period 1906–1914, and include an extended run of handbills for the concerts of the Cambridge University Musical Club.

The London programmes are included in all boxes of the collection and contain a large number of items from the Queen's Hall, including programmes from the Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts (and later the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall), the Queen's Hall Symphony Concerts and performances given by the London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Society. There is also an extended run of programmes for the first 17 seasons of concerts given under the auspices of the Working Men's College, Crowndale Road, Camden, 1920–37.

Many of the programmes, particularly those for the Queen's Hall concerts, contain words and historical, descriptive and/or analytical notes. Some contain musical examples, lists of the orchestral ensemble and/or photographs of the principal performers.

The programmes document solo, chamber, orchestral and operatic performances and record a large number of first performances, including the premiers of pieces by a range of English composers, particularly Arnold Bax.

A detailed entry is provided for each box of this collection, with the programmes ordered by venue.

Box 1: 1906–09
Box 2: 1909–11
Box 3: 1912–15
Box 4: 1916–19
Box 5: 1920–21
Box 6: 1921–22
Box 7: 1923–26
Box 8: 1927 –28
Box 9: 1928–29
Box 10: 1930
Box 11: 1931–33
Box 12: 1934–36
Box 13: 1937–61
Date range of collection
1906 - 1961
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
01865 277182
Visiting Information
Membership fee for users outside the UK academic community; charges for photocopying and inter-library loans
Collections Overview
The collection has very strong holdings of British music and related material acquired in part by legal deposit. Many collected editions and scholarly series. Very strong periodical coverage, including major 19thC European journals. Largest collection of American song material in UK.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council