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Collection Title
A. L. Bacharach collection: Box 7 (1923-26)
Unique Identifier
Mus 317.c.7
The 7th 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 1923 and 1926.

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
- Royal Philharmonic Society
- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts
2. Wigmore Hall
- Guild of Singers and Players
- Nonesuch Press Concerts
- Miscellaneous Wigmore Hall concerts
3. Aeolian Hall
4. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
5. Working Men's College, Camden
6. Miscellaneous venues
7. Programme fragments

1. Queen's Hall
Both the Promenade and Symphony Concerts were given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood. Programmes for both series include words and Descriptive Notes (by Rosa Newmarch and Eric Blom): those for the Symphony Concerts also include photographs.

- Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts
28 August 1923: Caroline Hatchard and Mr Hughes Macklin (vocal) and Signor Francesco Ticciati (piano), including movements from Holst, The Planets (conducted by the composer).
29 August 1923: Bella [Isobel] Baillie and Lauritz Melchior (vocal) and Margaret Fairless (violin), including the first performance of Ethel Smyth, Four Choral Preludes (conducted by the composer).
1 September 1923: Hilda Blake and Joseph Hislop (vocal) and Marjorie Hayward (violin).
6 September 1923: Bessie Kerr and Norman Williams (vocal) and Harriet Cohen (piano).
2 September 1924: Rosina Buckman and John Adams (vocal), Margaret Fairless (violin) and May Muckle (cello).
16 September 1924: May Busby and Eric Marshall (vocal) and Myra Hess (piano).
18 August 1925: Leila Megane and Signor G. Lenghi-Cellini (vocal), Isolde Menges (violin) and Aubrey H. Brain (horn).
19 August 1925: Millicent Russell and Alan Turner (vocal) and Harriet Cohen (piano), including the first English performance of Jacques Ibert, The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
21 August 1925: Olivia Hilder and Keith Falkner (vocal) and Reginald Paul (piano).
27 August 1925: Alice Lilley and Andrew Clayton (vocal), Haig Gudenian (violin) and Harriet Cohen (piano), including the first English performance of Schreker, Suite, The Birthday of the Infanta.

- Queen's Hall Symphony Concerts (1926)
6 February: Adila Fachiri and Jelly d'Aranyi (violin) and Harriet Cohen and Arthur Benjamin (piano).
6 November: Irene Scharrer (piano), including two pieces by Paul Dukas (La Peri and Scherzo, 'L'Apprenti Sorcier), conducted by the composer.

- Royal Philharmonic Society
Programme books, with Analytical Notes (by Alfred Kalisch, including musical examples and lists of the orchestral ensemble)
for season no. 112 (nos. 4-6), 113 (no. 2) and 115 (no. 2). All documents include lists of the various officers of the Society.
24 January 1924: John Booth (vocal), conducted by W. Fürtwangler, including the first performance of a new version of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Song-Cycle, On Wenlock Edge.
21 February 1924: Jelly d'Aranyi (violin), conducted by E. Goossens.
20 March 1924: Florence Austral, Margaret Balfour, Frank Titterton and Robert Radford (vocal) and the Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Felix Weingartner.
4 December 1924 and 18 November 1926: conducted by Bruno Walter, the latter with Myra Hess (piano).

- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts
22 January 1923: London Symphony Orchestra with Miss Dorothy Silk, Miss Margaret Balfour, Mr Tudor Davies and Mr Herbert Heyner (vocal) and the Bach Choir, conducted by Eugene Goossens (with words, Analytical Notes, musical examples and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
30 March 1924: Queen's Hall Sunday Concert, given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra with Mr Mostyn Thomas (vocal) and Harriet Cohen (piano), conducted by Henry Wood (with words and Descriptive Notes).
13 February 1926: Chappell Popular Concert.
18 February 1926: Strolling Players Amateur Orchestral Society 191st concert (44th season), with Horace Stevens (vocal) and Harriet Cohen (piano), conducted by Joseph Ivimey (with words and Analytical Notes, including a historical introduction on the society and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

2. Wigmore Hall
- Guild of Singers and Players
Programmes with words for concerts given by the Guild of Singers and Players on 27 January 1923 (Bach Concert), 10 February 1923 (Saturday Evening 'Pop'), 1 December 1923, 15 December 1923 (Bach Concert) and 17 November 1924 (with Szigeti (violin) and Harriet Cohen (piano)).

- Nonesuch Press Series of Period Concerts
Programmes for the 3rd, 4th and 6th concerts of 1926.
3 November 1926: English Songs with Dale Smith (baritone), Ida Cowey (soprano), A. W. Whitehead (alto), Claude Pilgrim (tenor), S. Taylor Harris (baritone) and J. K. Maclean (bass).
17 November 1926: Beethoven and Schubert with Hilda Saxe, John Goss and the Brosa Quartet.
8 December 1926: To Modern Times, with John Goss, Arthur Benjamin, John Ireland and the Amar Quartet, including the first performance of John Ireland, Five Songs to Poems by Thomas Hardy and Arthur Benjamin, Suite for Pianoforte.

- Miscellaneous Wigmore Hall concerts
9 and 14 February 1923: Two Recitals by Walter Rummel (piano) (single document, two copies).
8 March 1923: Sonata Recital by Harriet Cohen (piano) with Thelma Reiss (cello), including the first performance of Bax, Sonatina in D minor (handbill).
10 March [1923]: Harriet Cohen (piano), assisted by the English String Quartet (handbill with photograph).
12 June 1923: Violin and Pianoforte Recital by Bessie Rawlins and Harriet Cohen (handbill).
8 November 1923: First Song Recital by Cicely Halford, with Mirian Duncan (piano) (with words).
26 February 1924: Violoncello and Pianoforte Recital by Beatrice Harrison and Harriet Cohen, including the first performance of Bax, Sonata for Violoncello and Pianoforte (handbill).
26 March 1924: Bach Recital by Harriet Cohen, with Julius Harrison, the Ladies String Quartet and the Langham String Quartet (handbill with photograph).
10 January 1925: Concert of Sociable Songs, with John Goss assisted by the Cathedral Male Voice Quartet.
14 January 1925: Recital by Harriet Cohen, including the first performance of John Ireland, Prelude (handbill).
23 May and 6 and 13 June 1925: Moeran Chamber Concerts. The programmes for the first and second concerts include notes (musical examples for the second) and that for the third includes words. Both the second and third concerts included a number of first performances/first London performances.
20 June 1925: 'Only Recital this Season' by Szigeti (violin), including the first English performance of Ernest Bloch, Baal Shem (handbill with photograph).
23 June 1925: Sonata Recital by Ethel Bartlett and John Barbirolli (handbill).
21 October 1925: Song Recital by Sumner Austin with Ernest Walker (piano) (with wordbook).
23 October 1925: Pianoforte Recital by Reginald Paul (handbill).
9 November 1925: Bessie Rawlins (violin) and Kathleen Long (piano), including the first performance of Cyril Bradley Rootham, Sonata for Pianoforte and Violin, G minor (handbill).
19 November 1925: Pianoforte Recital by Stefan Askenase (handbill).
21 January 1926: Pianoforte and Song Recital by Shula Doniach and Dunstan Hart, accompanied by Eveline Davy (handbill).
26 January 1926: Pianoforte Recital by Ethel Bartlett (handbill).
15 February 1926: Violin Recital by Bessie Rawlins, assisted by a Chamber Orchestra conducted by Julius Harrison.
19 March 1926: Pougnet Quartette (handbill).
5 February 1926: Song Recital by Herbert Swing, accompanied by Julius Harrison (with words).
22 October 1926: Kutcher String Quartet (handbill).
23 October 1926: Jacques Thibaud (violin), assisted by Tivadar Nachez and Harold Craxton, including the first performance of Vivaldi-Nachez, Concerto in A minor, for Two Violins.
28 October 1926: Pianoforte Recital by Reginald Paul (handbill with photograph).

3. Aeolian Hall (handbills)
9 February 1923: Meredyll Pianoforte Quartet, including the first performance of Bax, Quartet for Piano and Strings.
8 May 1924: Telmanyi (violin) with Evlyn Howard-Jones (piano) (with photograph).
23 June 1924: Kutcher String Quartet.
11 October 1924: Concert of the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries, given by Ethel Bartlett, Rae Robertson and the Chaplin Trio, with the Mayfair Singers.
17 March 1926: Sonata Recital by Kathleen Parlow (violin) and Evlyn Howard-Jones (piano).
20 November 1926: Pirani Trio, including the first London performance of Ilderbrando Pizzetti, Trio in A.

4. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
The conductors are listed in parenthesis below.
5 January 1923: Mozart, The Seraglio (Eugene Goossens).
9 January 1923: Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel (Aylmer Buesst).
14 May 1923:Holst, The Perfect Fool (Goossens).
30 June 1923: Verdi, Aida (Julius Harrison).
22 January 1924: Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (Harrison).
31 May 1924: Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos (Karl Alwin).
28 May 1825: Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier (Bruno Walter).

5. Working Mens' College, Crowndale Road, Camden
Single sheet programmes for the concerts given during the 4th to 7th series of the Sunday Evening Concert Society.
3rd season (not numbered): 7, 14, 21 and 28 January, 4, 11, 18 and 25 February and 4, 11, 18 and 25 March 1923.
4th season (no. 1-3, 5, 7-8, 11-22 and 24): 30 September, 7, 14 and 28 October and 11 and 18 November 1923 and 6, 13, 20 and 27 January, 3, 10, 17 and 24 February, 2, 9, 16 and 23 March and 6 April 1924.
5th season (nos. 2, 6, 8-10, 12-20 and 22-24): 12 October, 9, 23 and 30 November and 7 December 1924 and 4, 11, 18 and 25 January, 1, 8, 15 and 22 February and 1, 15, 22 and 29 March 1925.
Sixth Season (nos. 1 and 3-23): 4 and 18 and 25 October, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November and 6 December 1925 and 3 10, 17, 24 and 31 January, 7, 14, 21 and 28 February, and 7, 14, 21 and 28 March 1926.
Seventh Season (nos. 1-11): 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 October, 7, 14, 21 and 28 November and 5 and 12 December 1926.

6. Miscellaneous London concerts
13 March 1923, Great Central Hotel: King Cole Chamber Music Club 10th Dinner and Concert (23rd season), with the Spencer Dyke's [String] Quartet and the Tudor Vocal Quartet.
[28 June 1923], Kingsway Theatre: Polly, The Sequel to The Beggar's Opera, the music arranged and composed by Frederic Austin.
4 November and 2 December 1923 and 30 March and 14 December 1924, [no venue]: 71st, 74th, 88th and 100th Concert [no series cited] (typed sheets).
24 November 1923, Victoria and Albert Museum: League of Arts concert, given by Harriet Cohen (piano) (handbill).
8 December 1923, St. Margaret's Church, Westminster: Organ Recital by Mr E. Stanley Roper (handbill).
16 December 1923 and 21 December 1924: South Place Sunday Popular Concerts 38th season no. 11 and 39th season no. 2 (single-sheet programmes with words and a list of the orchestral ensemble for 1923 and Descriptive Notes by Richard H. Walthew for 1924).
June and July 1924, His Majesty's Theatre: Fifth London Season of British National Opera Company, Opera in English (brochure, with individual programme for 2 July).
[July 1924], [no venue]: Anne Thursfield, assisted by the Gwendolen Mason Quintet and Daisy Bucktrout (piano) (with words).
14 and 28 November 1924 and 23 January 1925, Court House, Marylebone Lane: Guild of Singers and Players (with words).
11 December 1924, Wharncliffe Rooms, Great Central Hotel: 5th Dinner and Concert on the 24th Anniversary of the King Cole Chamber Music Club.
31 January 1925, Central Hall, Westminster: Orchestral Concerts for Children No. 4 (2nd series), given by the Children's Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent (with Analytical Notes).
12 February 1925, 69 Harley Street: Reinhold von Warlich (vocal), accompanied by Berkeley Mason (with words).
21 February 1925, [no venue]: Social and Musical Meeting of the R.A.M. Club, with Elsie Owen (violin), John Booth (vocal) and Harriet Cohen (piano) (handbill).
[20 April 1925], Golders Green Hippodrome: British National Opera Company (season booklet, inserted into which is a handbill/programme for 20 April, including the first London performance of At the Boar's Head, A Musical Interlude in One Act, the music, founded on Old English melodies, by Gustav Holst, conducted by Malcolm Sargent).
6-11 July 1925, New Scala Theatre, Tottenham Court Road: Mozart, The Magic Flute and Verdi, Falstaff, given by the Royal Academy of Music Operatic Class, conducted by Julius Harrison (with plot synopsis and detailed lists of the cast, including the choral and orchestral ensembles).
9 December 1925, Grotrian Hall: Edwin Fischer (piano) assisted by a contingent of the London Symphony Orchestra and Thornely Gibson (bass) (handbill with photograph).
7 and 14 December 1925, London Coliseum: Diaghileff Russian Ballet Season (single items each covering a week of performances).
10 February 1926, New Chenil Galleries, Chelsea: Song Recital by Dorothy Robson and Sumner Austin, accompanied by Dorothy Stirling and Harry Isaacs (with words).
[1 March 1926], Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith: Dibdin, Lionel and Clarissa, conducted by Alfred Reynolds.
6 November 1926, King's College School Hall, Wimbledon Common: Wimbledon 'Nine O'Clocks', first concert.
25 November 1926, Grotrian Hall: Recital by Arthur Schnabel (piano) as the 2nd Gerald Cooper Chamber Concert.
November-December 1926, Lyceum Theatre: Symphonic Interludes, part of Serge Diaghileff Season of Russian Ballet.

7. Press Cuttings/programme fragments
None of these items include a reference to the venue, although some would appear to be from the season guides to the Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts.
10 September 1923: Beatrice Kottlar and Webster Millar (vocal).
26 September 1923: Molloy O'Callaghan and Peter Dawson (vocal) and Franciszek Goldenberg (piano).
12 August 1925: Dora Labbette and Hubert Eisdell (vocal), Harriet Cohen (piano) and Mr A. R. Newton (basasoon).
18 and 19 August: single document for two performances given by: Margaret Balfour and Robert Easton (vocal) and Harriet Cohen (piano); Helen Daniel and Hubert Eisdell (vocal) and Reginald Paul (piano).
9 September 1926: Vera Devna and Joseph Hislop (vocal) and Isolde Menges (violin).
Date range of collection
1923 - 1926
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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council