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Collection Description

Collection Title
A. L. Bacharach collection: Box 11 (1931-33)
Unique Identifier
Mus 317.c.11
The 11th of 13 boxes of handbills and programmes forming the collection of the nutritionist and writer on music A. L. Bacharach (1891-66), relating to concerts given at various London venues between 1931 and 1933. Also, individual programmes for performances in Cambridge and Hastings.

All programmes are held loosely and are ordered here by venue.

1. Queen's Hall
- BBC Promenade Concerts
- BBC Symphony Concerts
- Courtauld-Sargent Concerts
- Royal Philharmonic Society
- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall Concerts
2. Wigmore Hall
3. Working Men's College, Crowndale Road, Camden
4. Miscellaneous venues (London)
5. Non-London venues

1. Queen's Hall
Both sets of BBC concerts were given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood, with Adrian Boult (Symphony Concerts only). Programmes for both include words and notes (with musical examples for the Symphony Concerts), lists of the choral and/or orchestral ensembles and photographs of the principal performers. Programmes for the Courtauld-Sargent and Philharmonic Society concerts both include Analytical Notes, lists of the orchestral ensemble and detailed information about the performing organization: also, phtographs for the former.

BBC Promenade Concerts
In addition to the programmes, there is a prospectus, with programmes, for the 1933 season (12 August-7 October).
37th season (1931)
20 August: British Concert with Archie Camden, Richard Newton and A. E. Wilson (bassoons), including the first performances of Eric Fogg, Concerto in D, for Bassoon and Orchestra and Edward Elgar, Nursery Suite.
27 August: Vaughan Williams Concert with Keith Falkner (vocal), Bernard Shore (viola) and the Wireless Chorus.
38th season (1932)
11 August: British Concert, with Frank Titterton (vocal) and Albert Sammons (violin), including the first London concert performance of Edgar Bainton, Epithalamion.

- BBC Symphony Concerts
4 February 1931: Szigeti (violin).
29 April 1931: Gota Ljungberg (vocal) and Myra Hess (piano).
9 December 1931: Thibaud (violin) and a section of the National Chorus.
10 February 1932: Adolf Busch (violin) and Harriet Cohen (piano), including the first performance of Bax, Winter Legends, Sinfonia Concertante for Pianoforte and Orchestra.
9 March 1932: Elisabeth Schumann (vocal) and F. Lamond (piano).
1 February 1933: Harriet Cohen (piano), Roy Henderson (vocal) and Philharmonic Choir, including the first performance of Vaughan Williams, Concerto in C major, for Pianoforte and Orchestra.

- Courtauld-Sargent Concerts
4th and 5th seasons, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
5, 6 and 9 December 1932: Suggia (cello), S. Kutcher (violin), Leon Goossens (oboe) and J. Alexandra (bassoon), conducted by Malcolm Sargent, including the first English performances of Kodaly, Theatre Overture and Bax, Symphony No. 4 in E flat.
16 and 17 October 1933: Paul Beard (violin), conducted by Robert Heger.
11 and 12 December 1933: Bronislaw Huberman (violin), conducted Georg Szell.

- Royal Philharmonic Society
19th season, nos. 4 and 6 and 20th season, no. 2.
15 January 1931: Emil Telmanyi (violin), conducted by Vaclav Talich.
19 February 1931: Rae Robertson and Ethel Bartlett (piano), conducted by Alfredo Casella, including the first English performance of Pizzetti, Concerto dell'Estate.
5 November 1931: Leon Goossens (oboe), Edmund Chapman (horn), R. C. Kell (clarinet) and Paul Draper (bassoon), conducted by John Barbirolli.

- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts
4 July 1932: Sibelius Concert given by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kajanus (with Analytical Notes by Cecil Gray).
17 October 1932: Harriet Cohen (piano) and Lionel Tertis (viola) (with Analytical Notes).
26 February 1933: 12th of Sixteen Sunday Orchestral Concerts, given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Gaspar Cassado (cello), conducted by Basil Cameron (with Analytical Notes by Edwin Evans, a list of the orchestral ensemble and a photo of the conductor).
17 May 1933: Festival Concert given as part of the London Music Festival by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky (with notes, including musical examples, biographical notes with photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
21 October 1933: Harriet Cohen Orchestral Concert, conducted by Constant Lambert (handbill).
28 November 1933: 8 Tuesday Subscription Concerts No. 5, given by the London Symphony Orchestra, with Leon Goossens (oboe), conducted by Julius Harrison (with words and Analytical Notes by Edwin Evans).

2. Wigmore Hall
5 February 1931: Pianoforte Recital by Clifford Curzon (handbill with photograph).
22 October 1931: Song Recital by Dorothy Robson, accompanied by Harold Craxton (with wordbook).
22 January 1932: Pianoforte Recital by Clifford Curzon, including the first performance of Anthony Chaplin, Three Preludes (handbill with photograph).
15 March 1932: Sonata Recital by Bessie Rawlins and Harriet Cohen (handbill).
12 May 1932: Harpsichord and Pianoforte Recital by Lucille Wallace with the London String Players, conducted by Herbert Menges and Leon Goossens (oboe) (handbill with photograph).
4 June 1932: Recital of Music for Two Pianos, given by Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson (handbill with photograph).
25 October 1932: Song Recital by Dorothy Robson, accompanied by Harold Craxton, including the first London performance of Cinq chanson picaresques, arranged by J. Nin (handbill).
17 January 1933: Pianoforte Recital by Tapia-Caballero (handbill with photograph).
18 February 1933: Recital on Two Pianofortes by Max Pirani and Eric Grant (handbill).
14 and 20 February and 2 March 1933: two copies of a handbill with programmes for three performances given by Harry Isaacs and the Griller String Quartet, assisted by Marie Korchinska (harp) and Leon Goossens (oboe).
9 October 1933: Recital of Music for Two Pianos, given by Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson (handbill with photograph).
11-14 October 1933: four performances given by the London String Quartet (single document).
31 October 1933: Song Recital by Dorothy Robson, accompanied by Harold Craxton (with wordbook).
30 November 1933: Song Recital by Flora Collins, accompanied by Alan Richardson (with words).

3. Working Men's College, Crowndale Road, Camden
Sunday Chamber Music Society, 11th-14th seasons (single-sheet programmes).
11th season (nos. 10-17, 19): 11, 18 and 25 January, 1, 8, 15 and 22 February and 1, 8 and 22 March 1931.
12th season (nos. 1-14, 16-19, 21): 4, 11, 18 and 25 October, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November and 6 December 1931 and 10, 17, 24 and 31 January, 14, 21 and 28 February and 6 and 20 March 1932.
13th season (nos.1-6, 9-16, 18-21, 23-24): 25 September and 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 October, 6, 20 and 27 November, 4 and 11 December 1932 and 8, 15, 22 and 29 January, 12, 19 and 26 February and 5, 19 and 26 March 1933.
14th season (nos.1-5, 7, 9-11): 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 October, 12 and 26 November and 3 and 10 December 1933.
28 May and 21 October 1932: programmes for two Orchestral Concerts presented by the Working Men's College Musical Society and given by the College Orchestra conducted by Charles Hambourg. The concert on 28 May featured Max Pirani (piano) and that on 21 October Miss Michael Hambourg (piano).

4. Miscellaneous London venues
27 January 1931, Grotrian Hall: New London Trio.
4 June 1931, Grotrian Hall: Recital of Music for Two Pianos, given by Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson (handbill with photograph).
15 June 1932, Aeolian Hall: Song Recital by Sumner Austin, accompanied by Gerald Moore (with words).
19 November 1932, Concert Hall, Broadcasting House: BBC Chamber Music Concert No. 6, with Maggie Teyte (vocal), Tapia-Caballero (piano) and the Kutcher String Quartet (with words).
20 November 1932, Royal Albert Hall: Yehudi Menuhin with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Edward Elgar and Sir Thomas Beecham (with Analytical Notes by Edwin Evans, a list of the orchestral ensemble and photographs). The concert included the first London performance of Mozart, Concerto No. 7 in D (K.271a).
31 January 1933, Londonderry House: British Music Society, given by Flora Mann (vocal), Reginald Paul (piano) and the Stratton String Quartet.
20 January, 26 May and 23 June 1933, Concert Hall, Broadcasting House: Concerts of Contemporary Music, 7th season nos. 3, 7 and 8 (with wordbooks). The concerts were given by the following performers: Victor Hely-Hutchinson and Ernest Lush (piano) and the BBC Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Boult; Kodály, Skékely Fonó, by the BBC Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by the composer; and Mr Thalben-Ball (organ) and the Wireless Chorus, conducted by Cyril Dalmaine.
25 and 28 January 1933, Sadler's Wells: Verdi, Othello, conducted by Aylmer Buesst (with plot synopsis).
5 October 1933, Sadler's Wells: Rimsky Korsakov, The Snow Maiden, conducted by Lawrance Collingwood (with plot synopsis).
6 November 1933, Aeolian Hall: Chamber Music Concert in aid of the German Refugees Hospitality Committee, given by Miss Harriet Cohen, the Griller String Quartet, Dorothea Helmrich and Sidney Harrison (with words).

5. Non-London venues
9 June 1933, Guildhall, Cambridge: May Week Choral and Orchestral Concert, conducted by Dr Cyril Rootham (with words and notes, including lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
18 and 19 November 1933, White Rock Pavilion, Hastings: Hastings and St. Leonard's Municipal Orchestra, conducted by Julius Harrison. An afternoon and evening performance was given on each date.
Date range of collection
1931 - 1933
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations
Associated Times

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