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Collection Description

Collection Title
BBC Written Archives Special Collections: Hall (1935-64)
Unique Identifier
A miscellaneous collection of programmes for performances given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra at various venues in the UK and Europe between 1930 and 1964, held loosely in a single envelope. Also held is a programme for a Piano Recital by Pouishnoff, given at the Assembly Rooms, Bath on Saturday 14 March [no year].

The majority of these documents include words and notes and provide detailed information regarding the performers (including photographs and lists of the orchestra ensemble).

Venues are listed here alphabetically, with English venues followed by European ones.

UK venues
Bath, Pavilion: 24 January 1940.
Bedford, Corn Exchange: 13 February 1945 (Henry Wood National Memorial Fund) and 16 July 1945.
Bristol, Colston Hall: 1, 8 and 29 November 1939 and 21 February and 6 March 1940.
Dundee, Caird Hall: 3 April 1935.
London, Queen's Hall: 22 May and 3 June 1935 (Festival Concert nos. 3 and 5) and 27 May 1938 (London Music Festival, 3rd Concert).
London, Royal Albert Hall: 12 November 1947 (BBC Silver Jubilee Concert).
Worthing, Assembly Hall: 23 February 1964.

European venues
Grosser Saal der Tonhalle, Zurich: 21 April 1936
Brussels, Grande Salle du Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles: 21 April 1936.
Date range of collection
1935 - 1964
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Times

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.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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