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Collection Title
A. L. Bacharach collection: Box 2 (1909-11)
Unique Identifier
Mus 317.c.2
The second of 13 boxes of handbills and programmes forming the collection of the nutritionist and writer on music A. L. Bacharach (1891-1966), relating to concerts given in Cambridge and London between 1909 and 1911.

All items are held loosely and are listed here by venue:

1. Cambridge
- Cambridge University Musical Club
- Cambridge University Musical Society Popular Concerts
- Guildhall, Cambridge
- Masonic Hall, Cambridge
- Miscellaneous Cambridge venues
2. Queen's Hall, London
- Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts
- Queen's Hall Sunday Concerts
- London Symphony Orchestra
- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts
3. Miscellaneous London venues

Many of the programmes (particularly those for the London performances) contain historical and/or analytical notes (some with musical examples), including a large amount of material written by F. Gilbert Webb and Rosa Newmarch.

1. Cambridge
- Cambridge University Musical Club
5 and 19 February, 4 March, 30 April, 14, 21 and 28 May, 4 and 7 June, 22 and 29 October, 5, 12 and 19 November and 3 December 1910; 28 January, 4 and 11 February, 4 and 10 March, 6, 13, 20 and 27 May, 21 and 28 October and 4, 11, 18 and 25 November 1911, [no venue]: concert nos. 441, 443-44, 446, 448-57, 459-62, 465-6, 469-72, 474-79 (handbills).

- Cambridge University Musical Society Popular Concerts
Handbills and programmes with words for performances given at an unstated venue.
6 December 1909: Vocal Recital, Herr Reinhold von Warlich, with Erich Hammacher.
26 January 1910: The Grimson Quartet with James Friskin (piano).
23 February 1910: Adila, Jelly and Hortense von Aranyi.
9 March 1910: London Chamber Musicians with Clive Carey (vocal).
26 October 1910: Schwiller String Quartet and Mr Thornely Gibson (vocal).
2 December 1910: Vocal Recital by Fraulein Meta Diestel and Herr O. Freytag.
8 February 1911: Pianoforte and Violin Recital by Miss Fanny Davies and Miss Marian Jay (with notes and extensive handwritten annotations).
22 February and 8 November 1911: Grimson String Quartet with vocalists Hilda de Angelis (February) and Miss Grainger Kerr (November).
22 November 1911: Miss M. Deneke (piano), Frau Soldat (violin) and Percy Such (cello).

- Guildhall, Cambridge
15 February and 10 June 1910 and 10 February, 3 May and 6 June 1911: Cambridge University Musical Society concert nos. 260-264 (with words). The performance on 6 June 1911 included music by Vaughan Williams (A Sea Symphony) and H. Balfour Gardiner (Comedy-Overture), conducted by the composers.
18 February 1910: Special Grand Concert with Madame Blanche Marchesi and Edna Thornton (vocal), Arnold Trowell (cello) and Cyril Towsey (piano) (with words).
26 February 1910: Cambridge University Musical Society and Cambridge University Musical Club Concert (with wordbook).
30 May 1910: Pianoforte Recital by Leonard Borwick (handbill).
3 November 1910 and 26 January, 16 March, 18 May, 16 November and 7 December 1911: Dr. Mann's Symphony Concerts, given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra (conducted by Henry Wood, nos. 1, 3 and 5), the London Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Thomas Beecham/Edward Elgar, nos. 2 and 4) and the New Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Landon Ronald, no. 6) (with Analytical Notes). The programme for the third concert includes lists of the committee members, guarantors and subscribers to the concerts, as well as a list of the choral ensemble.
4 February 1911: Concert of Chamber Music with Miss Helen Egerton (violin), James Friskin (piano) and Ivor James (cello) (handbill).

- Masonic Hall, Cambridge (handbills)
5 February 1910: Concert of Chamber Music by Helen Egerton (violin) and James Friskin (pianoforte), assisted by Mr A. Borsdorf (horn).
9 February 1910: Vocal and Pianoforte Recital by Miss Fannie Wood and Miss Ursula Newton, consisting mainly of Modern French Music.
6 May 1911: Concert of Works for Two Pianos by Ursula Newton and Miss Rosamond Ley, including by the first performance of Busoni, Berceuse.

- Miscellaneous Cambridge venues
11 March and 5 December 1910 and 4 December 1911, Clare College Hall: Clare College Musical Society Smoking Concerts.
14 June 1910, King's College Chapel: Brahms, Requiem (In Memoriam Edward VII), with Jenny Taggart and Thorpe Bates (vocal), conducted by Dr. A. H. Mann (with words and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
5 February 1911, Gonville and Caius College: Scales Club, 300th Meeting.
25 May 1911, Clare College Chapel: Opening Recital by Mr T. Tertius Noble (with Specifications of the New Organ).
5 June 1911, Gonville and Caius College Hall: Cambridge University Musical Club Open Concert (with words).
8 June 1911, Clare College Hall: Clare College Musical Society May Concert (with words and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
1 and 2 December 1911, New Theatre, Cambridge: Mozart, Magic Flute, conducted by Dr. Cyril Rootham (with lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).

2. Queen's Hall, London
Both the Promenade Concerts and the Sunday Concerts were given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood. The programmes include words and Descriptive Notes by Rosa Newmarch.

- Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts
3 September 1910: Miss Esta d'Argo and Herbert Heyner (vocal) and Jean Marcel (cello).
9 September 1910: Miss Ada Forrest and Mr Morgan Kingston (vocal) and Misses Elsa and Cecilia Satz (piano).
29 August 1911: Miss Louise James and Mr Frank Mullings (vocal) and Miss Ivy Parkin (piano), including the first English performance of Georges Enesco, Roumanian Rhapsody (No. 1) in A major.
20 September 1911: Miss Julia Caroli and Mr Joseph Cheetham (vocal) and Mr Albert Fransella (flute).

- Queen's Hall Sunday Concerts
25 March 1910: Miss Amy Evans (vocal).
9 April 1910: Zimbalist (violin), including a number of works by Strauss (conducted by the composer).

- London Symphony Orchestra
Both programmes carry Analytical Notes (by F. Gilbert Webb), including musical examples and a list of the orchestral ensemble.
16 January 1911: Prof. Muller-Reuter (conductor).
20 March 1911: Hans Richter (conductor), including Hamilton Harty, Tone Poem, With the Wild Geese (conducted by the composer).

- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts
14 April 1910: Strolling Players Amateur Orchestral Society 122nd concert (Ladies' Night), with Mr Campbell McInnes (vocal), Miss Marjorie Hayward (violin) and Mr Harold Garstin (piano), conducted by Joseph Ivimey (with words and notes, including a list of the orchestral ensemble and notes on the Society).
16 June 1910: Violin Recital by Zimbalist (with Analytical Notes and a photograph).
8 October 1910: Ysaye Orchestral Concert, given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood (with Descriptive Notes by Rosa Newmarch, including musical examples).
30 March 1911: British Musicians Pension Society's Grand Concert, given by the London Symphony Orchestra with Miss Muriel Foster (vocal), conducted by Hans Richter (with words and Analytical Notes, including musical examples).
6 April 1911: Stock Exchange Orchestral and Choral Society 80th concert, with Munro Davison (organ) and Carmen Hill (vocal) (with words, historical and analytical notes, lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles and lists of the Officers and subscribers to the Society).
9 April 1911: Special Violin Recital by Herr Fritz Kreisler, with Hilda Saxe (piano) and Bettina Freeman (vocal), for the National Sunday League, Sunday Evenings for the People (with words and Historical and Analytical Notes by Rosa Newmarch).
13 June 1911: Vocal Recital by Elena Gerhardt with Arthur Nikisch (piano) (with wordbook).

3. Miscellaneous London venues
17 March 1910, Steinway Hall: Evening Concert by Dr Victor Albert, with Miss Mary Grey, Mr R. Hamilton Earle, Mr Hugo Heinz and Mr Richard Epstein (with inserted word sheet for Victor Albert, Musical Scena, How to Propose).
2 July 1910, His Majesty's Theatre: Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro (conduced by Thomas Beecham) and Offenbach, Tales of Hoffmann (conducted by Hubert Bath), given as part of Thomas Beecham Opera Comique Season under the management of Thomas Quinlan.
21 June 1910, St. James's Hall: Mr Wilhelm Ganz Morning Concert.
22 June 1910, Steinway Hall: Mr Richard Epstein's Annual Concert, with Mrs Evelyn Broughton (soprano), Mr Hamilton Harty (piano) and Mr Mischa Elman (violin), including the first London performance of C. Goldmark, Violin Solo, Romanza (handbill).
24 June 1910, Aeolian Hall: Vocal Recital by Madame Noldi, with the Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood (with wordbook and photographs).
27 June 1910, Bechstein Hall: Pianoforte Recital by Miss Jean Nesbitt (handbill).
27 June 1910, Portman Rooms: Miss Mary Bloxham's Pupils' Concert.
15 July 1910, Deutscher Verein für Künst und Wissenschaft, 93 Mortimer Street: Musikalischer Abend 303, with Marta Paula Wittowska (vocal), Wladimir Cernikoff (piano), Paul Ludwig (cello) and Richard Epstein (piano).
12 December 1910, Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall: Grand Hungarian Concert in aid of the League of Mercy under the auspices of the Hungarian Society.
15 December 1910, Bechstein Hall: Madame Donalda (vocal), with Ernest Yonge (violin), Mr Charles A. Crabbe (cello) and Mr W. D. Murdoch (piano).
29 December 1910 and 12 June 1911, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Strauss, Salome/Charpentier, Louise, conducted by Thomas Beecham/Signor Campanini (handbills).
[1911], [no venue]: Pachmann Recital given during the 1911 Provincial Tour (25 January-28 March) (with Historical and Analytical Notes by F. Gilbert Webb).
25 March 1911, St. Margaret's Church, Westminster: Organ Recital by Reginald Goss-Custard (handbill, including a list of the organ specifications).
[3 October 1911], [no venue]: Chamber Concert by Fritz Kreisler, Pablo Casals and Harold Bauer (with Analytical Notes by Henry Coates and photographs).
[no date] 1911: Vocal Illustrations forming part of a Lecture on Interpretation in Song, given by Mr Plunket Greene (with wordbook).
[27 November 1911], [no venue]: Joint Recital by Madame Carreño and Mischa Elman (with Analytical Notes by F. Gilbert Webb).
Date range of collection
1909 - 1911
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
01865 277182
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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