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Collection Description

Collection Title
Carl Newton collection: London Symphony Orchestra (1965-98)
Unique Identifier
Mus 319.c.16
A collection of 19 programme books for performances given by the London Symphony Orchestra between 1992 and 1998, held loosely as the sixteenth box of the Carl Newton collection. This box also includes programme books for 2 performances by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1988 and 1990) and 3 concerts by the Bach Choir (1985-91), given principally at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

All of these documents carry programme notes, biographical notes (with photographs) and lists of the orchestral and, where appropriate, choral ensembles. They also provide large amounts of information regarding the organizations by which the concerts are given.

- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1988/1990)
Both performances were given at the Royal Festival Hall and were conducted by André Previn.
9 December 1988: Emanuel Ax (piano), Arleen Auger and John Shirley-Quirk (vocal) and the Brighton Festival Chorus as part of the NEC International Series.
1 July 1990: A Festival of Brahms and Elgar with Christine Cairns (mezzo-soprano) and Horacio Gutiérrez (piano).

- London Symphony Orchestral (1992-1998)
Programme books for 18 performances given at the Barbican Centre London between 1992 and 1998 (see below). Also, a programme book for a performance by the same ensemble on 18 November 1965 at the Royal Festival Hall (conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt).

25 October: Elgar, Caractacus, with the London Symphony Chorus, conducted by Richard Hickox.
26 and 29 November and 10 and 13 December: Sibelius Cycle conducted by Sir Colin Davis, with Karita Mattila (vocal, 26 November) and Gidon Kremer (violin, 10 December).
18 December: Bruckner, Symphony No. 8 conducted by Sir Georg Solti.

31 January: Elgar, The Light of Life with the London Symphony Chorus, conducted by Richard Hickox.
30 September: Karia and Marielle Labèque (pianos), conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.
4 November: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), conducted by André Previn.
16-18 December 1993: Nikko Christmas Concerts with John Addison (treble) and the London Symphony Chorus, conducted by Richard Hickox (single document).

- See the Music
27 January: Wendy Warner (cello), conducted by André Previn.
17 February: Lilya Zilberstein (piano), conducted by Carlo Rizzi.
24 February: Sir Georg Solti (conductor).
5/6 March: Concert performance of Puccini, La Boheme, with the London Symphony Chorus and St. Clement Danes School, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.
24 March: Radu Lupu (piano), conducted by Colin Davis.
11 and 15 December: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius, with Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Moser and Anthony Michaels-Moore (vocal) and the London Symphony Chorus, conducted by Sir Colin Davis (single document).

- Other concerts (1994)
14, 17 and 21 March 1994: Jessye Norman, Impressions, conducted by Colin Davis (single document).

25 November 1998: Elgar Series with Kyoko Takezawa (violin), conducted by Colin Davis.

- Bach Choir (1985-91)
Programme books with words for three performances given at the Royal Festival Hall, conducted by David Willcocks, with the vocal soloists listed below.
4 November 1985: Elgar, The Apostles, with Eiddwen Harrhy, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Maldwyn Davies, Stephen Roberts, Stephen Varcoe and Ian Caddy and the Philhrmonia Orchestra.
25 February 1989: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius, with Dame Janet Baker, Robert Tear and Gwynne Howell and the English Chamber Orchestra.
9 November 1991: Masters of the King's Music with Amanda Roocroft, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Philip Langridge and Stephen Roberts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Date range of collection
1965 - 1998
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

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