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Collection Description

Collection Title
A. L. Bacharach collection: Box 6 (1921-22)
Unique Identifier
Mus 317.c.6
The 6th of 13 boxes of handbills and programmes forming the collection of nutritionist and writer on music A. L. Bacharach (1891-1966), relating to performances given at various London venues between 1921 and 1922.

Also, a programme with words (including an introductory note, plot synopsis and list of the choral and orchestral ensembles) for The Two Sisters: An Opera by Cyril Rootham, given at the New Theatre, Cambridge between 14 and 18 February 1922.

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

1. Queen's Hall
- Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts
- Queen's Hall Symphony Concerts
- London Symphony Orchestra
- Royal Philharmonic Society
- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts
2. Wigmore Hall
3. Working Men's College, Crowndale Road, Camden
4. Miscellaneous London venues

1. Queen's Hall
Both the Promenade and the Symphony Concerts were given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood. Programmes for both series include words and notes by Rosa Newmarch and Eric Blom: those for the Symphony Concerts include musical examples and photographs of the principal performers.

- Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts
17 August 1921: Hilda Blake and Ernest Hargreaves (vocal) and York Bowen (piano), including three movements from Holst, The Planets (conducted by the composer).
6 September 1921: Edna Thornton and Hubert Eisdell (vocal) and Arthur de Greef (piano), including the first performance of Dernard van Dieren, Les Propous des Beuveurs – Introit (conducted by the composer).
9 September 1921: Kathleen Destournel and John Huntington (vocal) and Arthur Alexander (piano).
15 September 1921: Margaret Balfour and Robert Radford (piano) and Leff Pouishnoff (piano), including the first performance of H. Lyall Phillips, New Song, Sometimes I seem to hear you.
4 October 1921: Dorothy Helmrich and Roland Hayes (vocal) and Brailowsky (piano).
7 October 1921: Annie Rees and Malcolm McEachern (vocal) and Harriet Cohen and Harold Samuel (piano).
13 October 1921: Louise Dale and George Baker (vocal) and Cesar Thomson (violin), including the first performance of Arthur Bliss, Mêlée Fantastique for Orchestra (conducted by the composer).
18 August 1922: Kathleen Destournel and Tudor Davies (vocal) and Francesco Ticciati (piano).
22 August 1922: Olivia Hilder and Tudor Davies (vocal) and Moiseiwitsch (piano).
25 August 1922: Annie Rees and Frank Mullings (vocal) and Isolde Menges (violin).
30 August 1922: Olga Haley and Harold Williams (vocal), Charles Woodhouse and Doris Houghton (violin) and Beatrice Harrison (cello).
6 September 1922: Sarah Fischer and Tudor Davies (vocal) and Lydie Demirgian (violin).
13 September 1922: Stella Power and Percy Heming (vocal) and Margaret Fairless (violin).
19 September 1922: Clara Butterworth and Ben Morgan (vocal) and Leff Pouishnoff (piano).
22 September 1922: Miss Carmen Hill and Mr Norman Allin (vocal) and Myra Hess (piano).
27 September 1922: Muriel Brunskill and Glyn Dowell (vocal) and Irene Scharrer (piano).
6 October 1922: Louise Dale and Harold Williams (vocal) and Jelly d'Aranyi and Adila Fachiri (violins), including the first performance of Richard Knight, New Song, Sun's Up.
18 October 1922: Louise Dale and M. Mischa-Leon (vocal) and Harriet Cohen (piano).

- Queen's Hall Symphony Concerts
19 November 1921: Casals (cello).
31 December 1921: Moriz Rosenthal (piano), including the first English performance of Volkmar Andrae, Miniature Suite.
28 January 1922: Busoni (piano).
25 November 1922: Casals (cello).

- London Symphony Orchestra
Both programmes include Analytical Notes (with musical examples) and a list of the orchestral ensemble.
13 February 1922: Busoni (piano), conducted by Walter Damrosch.
4 December 1922: Katharine Goodson (piano), including the first performance of Arnold Bax, Symphony, conducted by Albert Coates

- Royal Philharmonic Society
Analytical programmes (including musical examples and a list of the orchestral ensemble) for the 110th (nos. 1-3) and 111th seasons (nos. 1-2), conducted by Albert Coates. Each programme includes lists of the various officers of the Philharmonic.
110th season
3 November 1921: Alfred Cortot (piano).
17 November 1921: Lionel Tertis (viola), including the first performance of Arnold Bax, Concerto in D minor for viola.
1 December 1921: Pablo Casals (cello), including the first public performance of Holst, Ballet Music – from the Opera, The Perfect Fool.
111th season
2 November 1922: Harold Bauer (piano).
23 November 1922: Pablo Casals (cello), including the first London performance of Strauss, Suite, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts
27 October, 23 November and 12 December 1921: Orchestral Concerts, conducted by Eugene Goossens, including the first performances of Holbrooke, Fantasie, The Wild Sea-Fowl (23 November) and John Ireland, Symphonic Rhapsody (12 December). Also, the first English performances of Cyril Scott, Aubade and Manuel de Falla, Suite, El Amor Brujo (with Analytical notes, including a list of the orchestral ensemble).
21 March 1922: Song Recital by Elena Gerhardt, accompanied by Paula Hegner (with words).
18 and 25 May 1922: Orchestral Concerts nos. 1 and 2, by Serge Koussevitzki with the London Symphony Orchestra (with Analytical Notes by F. Gilbert Webb). The concert on 25 May featured Alfred Cortot (piano).
13 November 1922: Concert of Recent Works by Arnold Bax, given by Harriet Cohen (piano), John Cotes (vocal) and Lionel Tertis (viola), the Oriana Madrigal Society and the Goossens Orchestra (with words, Descriptive and biographical notes, and muscial examples). .

2. Wigmore Hall
2 November 1921: Violin Recital by Bessie Rawlins with a chamber orchestra led by W. H. Reed and conducted by Adrian Boult.
4 March 1922: Pianoforte Recital by Irene Scharrer.
29 March 1922: Harriet Cohen (piano), including the first performance of the revised version of Bax, First Sonata in F Sharp Major and Minor (with photograph).
25 April 1922: Sonata Recital by Bessie Rawlins and Mr Arnold Bax, including the first performance of Bax, Second Sonata for Violin and Pianoforte (handbill).
23 October 1922: Flonzaley [String] Quartet (with photograph).

3. Working Men's College, Crowndale Road, Camden
Sunday Evening Concert Society 2nd and 3rd seasons (single-sided programmes, some with words).
2nd season (nos. 1, 4-6, 11, 16-18, 20-22): 2, 23 and 30 October, 6 November and 11 December 1921 and 29 January, 5, 12 and 26 February, and 5, 12 March 1922.
3rd season (nos. 1-4, 7-8 and 51-53 [sic]: 1, 8, 15 and 22 October, 12 and 19 November, and 3, 10 and 17 December 1922.

4. Miscellaneous London venues
22/23 June and 29/30 June 1921, Princes Theatre: Serge Diaghileff's Season of Russian Ballet (two documents each containing two programmes).
24 September 1921, Central Hall, Westminster: 31st Enoch Saturday Afternoon Concert, including the first performance of Paul Edmonds, Song, The Pegasus and songs by Easthope Martin (with words).
17 December 1921, 'Old Vic' Theatre: Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Charles Corri.
18 December 1921, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith: Orchestral Concert, given for the Hammersmith Sunday Concert Society by a 'Specially Selected Orchestra', with Gladys Moger (soprano), conducted by Edward Clark.
27 January and 10 February 1922: Song Recital by George Parker, Nos. 1 and 2, accompanied by Arthur Alexander (with words and photograph).
[7 February 1922], Lyric Theatre: The Beggar's Opera by Mr Gay, conducted by Frederic Austen.
19 October, 16 November 1921, and 14 December 1921 and 18 January and 15 February 1922, Hampstead Town Hall: British Music Society, 2nd series, nos. 1-5 (handbills).
16 January and 12 March 1922, Great Central Hotel, Marylebone: 8th and 11th Dinner and Concert of the King Cole Chamber Music Club (22nd season) (with handwritten corrections).
18, 23 and 25 March 1922, 'Old Vic' Theatre: Mozart, Don Giovanni, conducted by Charles Corri (with words and plot synopsis).
26 April 1922, British Music Society (Hampstead Centre): Informal Evening/Lecture-Recital to be given by Madame Elsie Horne, assisted by Miss Dorothy Collins (handbill).
2, 16 and 30 May 1922, St. John's Institute, Tufton Street, Westminster: 3 Piano and Violin Sonata Recitals given by Yvonne Arnaud and Andre Mangeot under the auspices of The Music Society (single handbill).
17 May 1922, Grafton Galleries: Reception to M. Sergei Rachmaninov by The Music Club (programme card).
24 May and 1 and 6 June 1922, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Wagner, Tristan and Isolde/Wagner, Siegfried/Mozart, The Magic Flute, conducted by Julius Harrison (with plot synopsis).
3 July 1922, Aeolian Hall: Pianoforte Recital by Frances Coopman (handbill with photograph).
[15 July 1922], London Coliseum: (weekly programme).
[13 October] [21 October] and [30 October 1922], Regent Theatre, King's Cross: The Immortal Hour, A Music Drama by Rutland Boughton, presented by the Birmingham Repertory Company. The dates given here are provided on the programmes in hand. The programme for 13 October is also labelled 'first night'.
2 December 1922, 'Old Vic' Theatre, People's Opera, Play and Lecture House, Waterloo Road: Mozart, Don Giovanni, given during the Second Week of Mozart Festival, conducted by Charles Corri (with words and plot synopsis).
Date range of collection
1921 - 1922
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
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.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council