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Collection Description

Collection Title
BBC Symphony Concerts (1928-40)
Unique Identifier
A collection of 11 bound volumes containing sets of prospectuses and programmes for the 6th to 15th seasons of the BBC Symphony Concerts, given at the Queen's Hall, London between 1928 and 1938, and for the 1939–40 season given at the Colston Hall, Bristol.

The season prospectuses typically include a seating plan for the venue whilst the programmes contain words, Analytical Notes, musical examples and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.
Date range of collection
1928 - 1940
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Not Specific

Location Details

BBC Written Archives Centre
Caversham Park Reading Berkshire RG4 8TZ
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01189 486281
Collections Overview
The BBC's Written Archives constitute the working papers of the organization from 1922 to the 1970s. They show in great detail how the BBC went about the task of making programmes, first for radio and later also for television. They detail the planning, production and content of these programmes, encompassing internal memoranda and minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence with contributors, programmes records of various types, extensive press cuttings, audience reaction, concert programmes, publicity and publications. These detailed internal records are available for research from the beginning up to 1974.
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council