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Collection Title
A. L. Bacharach collection: Box 3 (1912-15)
Unique Identifier
Mus 317.c.3
The third 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 1912 and 1915.

All items are held loosely but are ordered here by venue

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

1. Cambridge
- Cambridge University Musical Club
17 and 24 February, 27 April, 11, 18 and 25 May, 19 and 26 October, 2, 9, 16 and 23 November and 7 December 1912; 25 January, 8, 15 and 25 February, 1 March, 19 and 26 April, 3, 17 and 24 May, 18 and 25 October, 8, 15 and 29 November and 6 December 1913; and 31 January, 14, 21 and 28 February, 10 and 14 March, 2, 9 and 30 May and 6 June 1914, [no venue]: concert nos. 483-4, 487, 489-91, 494-501, 503-9, 511-12, 515-6, 518-9. 521-3, 525-31 and 534-5 (handbills). A full programme and wordbook is provided for the 500th concert (7 December 1912), held with which is a ticket and various material relating to the celebratory dinner (including menus and a seating plan).

- Cambridge University Musical Society Chamber Concerts
Handbills and programmes (with words and historical notes) for performances conducted by Cyril Rootham.
23 October 1912:
15 November 1912: Pianoforte Recital by Harold Bauer.
25 November 1912: Klingler String Quartet.
22 January 1913: Mr Charles Draper (clarinet), James Friskin (piano), Miss Meta Diestel (vocal).
10 February 1913: Miss Hilda Marchand (vocal).
5 March 1913: Brussels String Quartet.
29 October 1913: Rosé String Quartet.
12 November 1913: Pianoforte and Vocal Recital by Mr Egon Petri and Mrs Hary Bedford.
3 December 1913: Song Recital by Elena Gerhardt.
21 January 1914: London String Quartet.

- Cambridge University Musical Society Popular Concerts
17 January 1912: Schwiller Quartet and Mr Clive Carey (vocal).
24 January 1912: Miss Beatrice Spencer (vocal).
14 February 1912:
6 March 1912: Brussels Quartet.
No venue is cited for these performances, although an inserted advertisement in another programme indicates that the performance on 14 February was to be held in the New Examination Rooms.

- Guildhall, Cambridge
27 February 1912: Henkel Pianoforte Quartet, with Miss Grainger Kerr (vocal) (with words and Analytical Notes).
6 May and 2 December 1912: Piano and Violin Recitals by Irene Scharrer (piano) and Louis Pecskai (violin) (with Analytical Notes and photographs). The performance on 6 May also featured Frank Haines (vocal).
7 June 1912, 14 February, 7 May, 6 June and 28 November 1913 and 13 February 1914: Cambridge University Musical Society Concerts nos. 265-270, conducted by Dr Gray (1912) and Dr Cyril Rootham (1913-14). Where appropriate, these programmes include the texts of the vocal pieces given.

- Miscellaneous Cambridge venues
13 February 1912, [no venue]: Bach, St. John Passion, given by Cambridge University Musical Society with Alice Phillips, Sara Silvers, James Hay and Mr Plunket Greene (vocal), conducted by Dr. Gray (with words).
15 February 1912, [no venue]: Brahms concert (handbill).
19 February 1912, Masonic Hall: Vocal and Pianoforte Recital by Grainger Kerr and Ursula Newton (handbill).
21 February 1912, Masonic Hall: Concert of Modern Chamber Music.
12 March 1912 and 1 December 1913, Clare College Hall: Clare College Musical Society Smoking Concert.
22 May 1912, Gonville and Caius College Hall: (with wordbook).
4 June 1912 and 9 June 1914, Gonville and Caius College Hall: Open Concerts of the Cambridge University Musical Club (with words).
6 June 1912, Clare College: Clare College Musical Society May Concert (with words and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
8 June 1912, Trinity College: May Term Concert (with words).
9 June 1914, Gonville and Caius College Hall: Cambridge University Musical Club Open Concert.

2. Queens Hall, London
- Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts
Programmes with words and Descriptive Notes (by Rosa Newmarch) for performances given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood.
3 September 1912: Miss Violet Oppenshaw and Mr Gervase Elwes (vocal) and Miss Marie Novello (piano), including the first English performance of Schoenberg, Five Orchestral Pieces (op. 16).
10 September 1912: Miss Alice Baxter and Mr Frederick Ranalow (vocal), including the first English performance of Glazounov, Introduction and Dance (Salome) and first London concert performance of Wolf-Ferrari, Introduction to Act I and II of The Jewels of Madonna.
13 September 1912: Miss Dorothy Silk and Mr Herbert Heyner (vocal) and Mr Claud Biggs (piano).
24 September 1912: Miss Ethel Peake and Mr Thorpe Bates (vocal) and Mr Albert Fransella (flute), including the first performance of Frank Bridge, Suite for Orchestra, The Sea.
20 August 1913: Miss Mary Lockhart and Mr Thorpe Bates (vocal).
27 August 1913: Miss Alice Baxter and Mr Frank Webster (vocal) and Mr Cecil Baumer (piano).
10 September 1913: Miss Dora Gibson and Mr Peter Dawson (vocal).
3 September 1915: Miss Phyllis Lett and Mr Herbert Langley (vocal) and Solomon (piano).
19 August 1915: Miss Dilys Jones and Mr Webster Millar (vocal) and Mr Evlyn Howard-Jones (piano), including the first English performance of M. Bagrinovsky, Fantastic Miniatures for Orchestra.
27 August 1915: Miss Ethel Hook and Mr Joseph Cheetham (vocal) and Solomon (piano).
23 September 1915: Mme Aileen d'Orme and Mr George Baker (vocal) and Mr Albert Sammons (violin).
30 September 1915: Miss Hayward-Webb and Mr Charles Tree (vocal) and Miss Fanny Davies (piano).

- London Symphony Orchestra
All programmes include Analytical Notes (by F. Gilbert Webb), with musical examples and a list of the orchestral ensemble.
18 March 1912: Fritz Steinbach (conductor).
25 June 1912: Josef Lhevinne (piano), conducted by Wassili Safonoff.
23 June 1913: Arthur Nikisch (conductor), including the first London performance of Stokowski, Pianoforte Concerto No. 2. and the first performance of Ethel Smyth, On the Road.
25 May 1914: Willem Mengelberg (conductor).
22 March 1915: Wassili Safonoff (conductor).

- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts
9 October 1912: Trio Concert by Harold Bauer (piano), Jacques Thibaud (violin) and Pablo Casals (cello) (with Historical and Analytical Notes by Percy Pitt and Alfred Kalisch).
12 March 1913: Chopin Recital by F. Busoni (with Historical and Analytical Notes by F. Gilbert Webb, including musical examples).
23 and 27 March 1914: Mr F. B. Ellis Concerts (with analytical notes and musical examples). The first was a Chamber Concert given by the London String Quartet with M. Ricardo Vines-Roda (piano). The second was entitled Second Concert of Modern Orchestral Music, given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra (conducted by Geoffrey Toye), including the first London performance of the revised edition of F. Delius, In a Summer Garden and the premieres of Ralph Vaughan Williams, A London Symphony and Arnold Bax, Three Songs with Orchestra.
3 July 1915: Chopin Recital by Mark Hambourg (piano) (with analytical notes).

3. Miscellaneous London venues
31 March 1912, South Place Institute, South Place: 16th Orchestral Concert given by the South Place Orchestra for the South Place Ethical Society (handbill with Descriptive Notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
21 June 1912, Steinway Hall: Mr Richard Epstein's Sonata Recital, with Aldo Antonietti (violin) (handbill).
27 June 1912, Deutscher Verein für Kunst und Wissenschaft: Musikalischer Abend no. 320, with Joska Szigeti (violin) and Eduard Goll (piano).
3 July 1912, Bechstein Hall: Song Recital by Reinhold von Warlich, with G. O'Connor Morris (piano) (with wordbook).
5 October 1912, St. Margaret's, Westminster: Organ Recital by Reginald Goss-Custard (handbill).
[16 October 1912], [no venue]: Recital by Fritz Kreisler, with Miss Kathro Bentinck (vocal), accompanied by Mr Haddon Squire (with wordbook and brief historical and descriptive notes).
9 December 1912, London School of Opera, Clavier Hall, Hanover Square: costume performance of La Tosca (Act I) and Carmen (Act III), directed by Hermann Grunebaum (handbill).
3 March 1913, [no venue]: Recital by Busoni (with Historical and Analytical Notes by F. Gilbert Webb).
24 June 1913, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane: Moussorgsky, Boris Godounov (first English production), conducted by M. Emile Cooper, given as part of Joseph Beecham's Season of Russian Opera and Ballet (with plot Synopsis, inserted).
16 December 1913, Bechstein Hall: Song Recital, Julia Culp (with words).
22 April 1914, Aeolian Hall: Sonata Recital by Ernst von Dohnanyi and Louis Pecksai (handbill).
10 October 1915, Palladium, Argyll Street: Grand Orchestral Concert, presented by the National Sunday League and given by the London Symphony Orchestra, with Miss Violet Oppenshaw (vocal) and Mr W. H. Squire (cello), conducted by Hamilton Harty (with Historical and Analytical Notes by F. Gilbert Webb).
20 October, 3 and 17 November, and 1 and 15 December 1915, Aeolian Hall: Classical Concert Society, Autumn Season nos. 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 (programmes with words; handbill only for no. 10).
Date range of collection
1912 - 1915
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.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council