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Collection Title
A. L. Bacharach collection: Box 9 (1928-29)
Unique Identifier
Mus 317.c.9
The 9th 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 at a range of London venues between 1928 and 1929.

Also, two documents relating to performances given in America in August 1929.

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

1. Queen's Hall
- BBC Symphony Concerts
- Courtauld-Sargent Concerts
- Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts
- Royal Philharmonic Society
2. Wigmore Hall
3. Grotrian Hall
4. Aeolian Hall
5. Working Men's College, Crowndale Road, Camden
6. Arts Theatre Club
7. Miscellaneous London venues
8. America

1. Queen's Hall
- BBC Symphony Concerts
All programmes include notes, musical examples, photographs and lists of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
26 October 1928: Szigeti (violin), including the first British performance of Alfredo Casella, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood.
27 November 1929: Marcelle Meyer (piano), conducted by Thomas Beecham.

- Courtauld-Sargent Concerts (1st series)
Programmes with notes (by Dr Ernst Decsey, including a list of the orchestral ensemble) for concert with the London Symphony Orchestra.
22 October: Arthur Schanbel (piano), conducted by Malcolm Sargent.
20 November: conducted by Otto Klemperer, including the first London performance of Bruckner, Symphony No. 8 in C minor.

- Queen's Hall Promenade Concerts
All concerts were given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood. All programmes including historical and Descriptive Notes by Rosa Newmarch. There is also a fragment of a programme (with information regarding the performers) for 14 August 1928.
34th season
21 August 1928: May Huxley and John Turner (vocal) and Katharine Goodson (piano).
1 September 1928: Ninon Vallin and Frank Phillips (vocal) and Arthur Benjamin (piano), including the first performance of Arthur Benjamin, Concertino, for Pianoforte and Orchestra and the first English performance of Sibelius, Symphonic Poem, Tapiola.
12 September 1928: Gladys Palmer and Dale Smith (vocal) and Katharine Goodson (piano).
13 September 1928: Gwladys Naish and Trefor Jones (vocal) and Egon Petri (piano), including the first English performance of Alfredo Casella, Partita for Pianoforte and Orchestra.
18 September 1928: Kate Winter and Franklyn Kelsey (vocal) and C. Warwick-Evans (cello).
29 September 1928: May Busby and Percy Heming (vocal), Harriet Cohen (piano) and Livio Mannucci (cello), including the first performance of Gordon Jacob, Overture, Clogher Head.
35th season
21 September 1929: Flora Woodman and Francis Russell (vocal) and Irene Scharrer (piano), including the first English concert performance of P. G. van Anrooy, Piet Hein (A Dutch Rhapsody).
24 September 1929: Haydn and Mozart Concert with Dora Labbette and Robert Easton (vocal), Arthur Catterall (violin) and Aubrey Brain (horn).
3 October 1929: British Composers Concert with Dorothy Silk (vocal) and Paul Hindemith (viola), including the first London performance of Herbert Howells, In Green Ways and the first concert performance of William Walton, Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (conducted by the composer).

- Royal Philharmonic Society
Programme books, with words and Analytical Notes (with musical examples and including lists of the orchestral ensemble and of the officers of the Philharmonic Society), for seasons 117 (nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8) and 118 (nos. 1-3).
117th season
1 November 1928: Nicolas Medtner (piano), conducted by Sir Landon Ronald, including the first English performance of Medtner, Pianoforte Concerto No. 2 in C.
15 November 1928: [Isobel] Baillie, Gladys Palmer, Parry Jones, Kennedy McKenna and Stuart Robertson (vocal), the Philharmonic Choir (conducted by Sir Hugh P. Allen) and Livio Mannucci (cello), conducted by Henry Wood.
17 January 1929: Alexandre Barjansky (cello), conducted by John Barbirolli.
31 January 1929: Arthur Schnabel (piano), conducted by Basil Cameron.
21 March 1929: Alfred Cortot (piano) and the London Select Choir, conducted by Thomas Beecham. Inserted in this programme are various fliers for other performances at the Queen's Hall, including: a flyer for the 8th Philharmonic concert (see below); the Prospectuses for the last four BBC Symphony Concerts; and a flyer for the Philharmonic Choir concert on 26 March, conducted by C. Kennedy Scott.
18 April 1929: Keith Falkner (vocal), conducted by Henry Wood.
118th season
24 October 1929: Delius Festival with Albert Sammons (violin), Pauline Maunder, Olga Haley, Herbert Heyner and John Goss (vocal) and the London Select Choir, conducted by Thomas Beecham.
14 November 1929: Egon Petri (piano), conducted by Eugen Szenkar.
28 November 1929: Joseph Szigeti (violin), conducted by Hermann Scherchen, including the first English performances of Hauer, Orchestral Suite No. 7 and Bartok, Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra.

2. Wigmore Hall
8 November 1928: Violoncello Recital by Norina Semino, accompanied by Harold Craxton (handbill).
14 November 1928: Westminster String Quartet, assisted by Haydn Draper (clarinet), including the first performance of Murray-Davey, Quartet in G minor, Souvenir de Grenoble (handbill).
9 February 1929: Recital by Egon Petri (piano) (handbill).
4 March 1929: Marie Wilson String Quartet (handbill with photograph).
9 March 1929: Recital by Harriet Cohen (piano) (with photograph).
19 March 1929: Song Recital by Dorothy Robson, accompanied by Harold Craxton (with wordbook).
17 April 1929: Lieder Recital by Vivian Gaster, accompanied by George Reeves (with wordbook).
7 May 1929: Brahms Recital by Harry Isaacs (handbill with photograph).
6 and 12 June 1929: Recitals by Harold Bauer (piano).
21 October 1929: 'only recital this season' by Reginald Paul (piano) (handbill with photograph).

3. Grotrian Hall (handbills)
2 April 1929: Pianoforte Recital by Hetty Bolton.
15 October 1929: Recital of Music for Two Pianos, with Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson (with photograph).

4. Aeolian Hall
1 February 1929: Pirani Trio, including the first concert performance of Nicholas Gatty, Trio in A flat (handbill).
2 February 1929: Recital of Music for Two Pianos by Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson, including the first performances of pieces by Hugo Anson (Suite, St. Tropez), Lyell Barbour (Carnaval), Herbert Bedford (Hamadryad) and Arnold Bax (Hardanger) (handbill).
2 July 1929: Concert of Old Music, given by Marietta and Martha Amstad with Bernhard Ord (harpsichord) and Edward Walker and Evelyn Claye (flutes) (with words and photographs).

5. Working Men's College, Crowndale Road, Camden
Sunday Evening Concert Society 9th and 10th seasons (handbills/single-sheet programmes)
9th season (1-22): 7, 14, 21 and 28 October, 4, 11, 18 and 25 November and 2 and 9 December 1928 and 6, 13, 20 and 27 January, 3, 10, 17 and 24 February and 3, 10, 17 and 24 March 1929.
10th season (nos. 1-3, and 5-10): 6, 13 and 20 October, 3, 10, 17 and 24 November and 1 and 8 December 1929.

6. Arts Theatre Club
Single-sheet (typed) programmes for Concerts of Contemporary Music (3rd season nos. 2-8 and 4th season, no. 3), some with additional sheets for the words. Also, a typed programme for a BBC Chamber Concert, given by Ninon Vallin (soprano) and the Brosa String Quartet on 3 September 1928.
15 October 1928: Margot Hinnenberg-Lefebre (soprano), Leon Goossens (oboe) and the Vienna String Quartet.
5 November 1928: Walter Gieseking (piano) and the Pro Arte String Quartet.
3 December 1928: chamber concert, directed by Hermann Scherchen.
7 January 1929: Eduard Steuermann (piano) and the International String Quartet, assisted by Raymond Jeremy (viola).
4 February 1929: Claire Croiza (soprano), Emil Telmanyi (violin) and Arnold Bax (piano).
4 March 1929: Zoltan Szekely (violin) and Bela Bartok (piano).
3 April 1929: Amar-Hindemith String Quartet, Marcelle Meyer (piano) and Paul Hindemith (viola).
2 December 1929: Ruzena Herlinger (soprano) and a 'special orchestra' under the direction of Anton Webern. Insert re the enforced withdrawal of Herlinger.

7. Miscellaneous London venues
9-14 July 1928 and 8-13 July 1929, New Scala Theatre: Royal Academy of Music Opera Class (with detailed information regarding the performers, including lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles, photographs, and plot synopsis).
18 and 20 October 1928, 'Old Vic' Theatre: Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana (conducted by Charles Corri) and Ethel Smyth, The Bos'un's Mate (conducted by L. A. Collingwood) (with words).
13 November and 11 December 1928 and 26 November 1929, Great Central Hotel: 3rd and 5th Dinner and Concert of the 29th season and 4th Dinner and Concert of the 13th season, given by the King Cole Chamber Music Club.
30 April 1929, [no venue]: Kate Johnston, Rosalie Savile, Joan Davis and Helma Berger (vocal) and Harry Isaacs (piano) (handbill).
9 June 1929, Ballroom, Grosvenor House, Park Lane: Sunday Tea-Time Chamber Music Concert/Recital of Music for Two Pianofortes by Ethel Batlett and Rae Robertson (programme card).
10 December 1929, St. John's Institute, Westminster: Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson (piano) with John Goss (programme card).
11 December 1929, Armitage Hall, National Institute for the Blind, 224, Great Portland Street: Concert of the London Contemporary Music Centre/British Music Society, with Ethel Barlett and Rae Robertson.

8. American venues
21 August 1929, Harvard Medical School: Concert in Honour of the XIIIth International Physiological Congress, given by players of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Fiedler (handbill).
[28 August 1929], Lewisohn Stadium, College of the City of New York: Stadium Concerts Review, including programmes with notes for performances given between 27 and 29 August by the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Willem van Hoogstraten.
Date range of collection
1928 - 1929
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.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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