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Collection Description

Collection Title
Carl Newton collection: Malvern Festival and miscellaneous programmes, Wimbledon and London (1935-98)
Unique Identifier
Mus 319.c.23
A collection of prospectuses with programmes for the Malvern Festivals of 1977, 1980-81, 1985, 1988, 1990-91 and 1996. Also, an envelope of material relating to performances given in Wimbledon (1943-1950), a miscellaneous collection of prospectuses and programme books for performances given at various London venues between 1935 and 1998, and a Souvenir Programme for the Kenwood House Waterside Concerts 1988.

1. Malvern Festival
All documents include programmes with words and notes, biographical notes (with photographs) and detailed information regarding the various events given as part of the Festival.

23 May-12 June 1977; 19 May-1 June 1980; 17-30 May 1981; 19 May-1 June 1985; 22 May-5 June 1988; 20 May-2 June 1990; 18 May-2 June 1991; and 27 May-9 June 1996.

2. Wimbledon
Where no other indication is given below, performances were given at Wimbledon Town Hall.
- Wimbledon Concert Club
14 December 1948: Campoli (violin) with Eric Gritton (piano) and Elsie Morison (soprano).
4 January 1949: Robert Masters Piano Quartet.
22 March 1949: Chopin Recital by Julius Isserlis (piano).
5 April 1949: Moura Lympany (piano).
13 April 1949: Wimbledon Philharmonic Orchestra with Liza Fuchsova (piano), conducted by Kenneth Tucker.
4 October 1949: Myra Hess (piano).
13 December 1949: Claudio Arrau (piano).
7 November 1950: Wimbledon Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Tucker.

- Other Wimbledon concerts
2 January 1943, 19 Spencer Hill: Concert in aid of the League of Pity.
18 April 1943: Celebrity Concert/Handel, The Messiah, given by the Alexandra Choir and String Orchestra with Isobel Baillie, Trefor Jones, Gladys Ripley and Henry Cummings (vocal), conducted by Charles Proctor (with notes).
2 May 1943: Celebrity Concert given by Moiseiwitsch (piano) (with notes).
16 January 1944: Celebrity Concert given by Myra Hess (piano) and Ruth Bowman (alto) with the New London Orchestra, conducted by Alec Sherman (with notes, two copies).
9 April 1944: Celebrity Concert/Handel, The Messiah, given by the Alexandra Choir and String Orchestra with Isobel Baillie, Ruth Bowman, Heddle Nash and Henry Cummings (vocal), conducted by Charles Proctor (with notes).
25 April 1947, Merton Public Hall: Joint Meeting of the Wimbledon Music Club and Merton Park Music Club, consisting of a lecture on Folk Music by Dr. R. Vaughan Williams, assisted by Margaret Longman (soprano).
20 May 1947: Wimbledon Philharmonic Orchestra with Jean Pougnet (violin) and Colin Davis (clarinet), conducted by Kenneth Tucker (with notes).
5 October 1949, [no venue]: Hill Music Club 1st concert, given by the Harry Isaacs Piano Trio (handbill).

3. Miscellaneous London performances
All programmes include words and notes. The majority also include biographical notes (many with photographs) and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
- Barbican
28 February 1988: Mendelssohn, Elijah given by the London Symphony Orchestra with Elizabeth Gale, Alfreda Hodgson, Robert Tear and Benjamin Luxon (vocal) and the London Symphony Chorus, conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
8 December 1988: Shostakovich, Music from the Flames, given by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich.
21 December 1990: Whitbread Christmas Concert given by the London Symphony Orchestra with Felicity Palmer, Robert Tear, Bryn Terfel and David Wilson-Johnson (vocal) and the London Symphony Chorus, conducted by Richard Hickox.

- Queen Elizabeth Hall
9 May 1982: John Lill (piano) as part of the Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas.
11, 17 and 19 February 1985: Borodin String Quartet (single document with notes).
9 May 1987: Robert Schumann Concert given by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau with Hartmut Höll as part of the Festival of German Arts.
18 October 1988: Forest Choir and the City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Murray Stewart.

- Royal Albert Hall
7-19 June 1937: S. Coleridge-Taylor, Hiawatha, given by the Royal Choral Society, conducted by Dr Malcolm Sargent.
7 June 1982: Royal Gala Performance presented by the National Trust and given by the Philharmonia Orchestra with John Lill (piano) and Robert Cohen (cello), conducted by Norman del Mar.

- Royal Festival Hall
3-9 May 1951: Ceremonial Opening and Inaugural Concerts (Souvenir Programme).
29 June 1985: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Yo Yo Ma (cello), conducted by André Previn as part of the Andre Previn Music Festival.
10 March 1986: Handel, The Messiah given by the Huddersfield Choral Society and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with Felicity Lott, Sarah Walker, Maldwyn Davies and Benjamin Luxon (vocal), conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes.
25 October 1986: Vienna Boys Choir, directed by Gerald Wirth.
23 May 1987: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by André Previn.

- Other London venues
May 1935, Croydon: Elgar Croydon Festival [sic] (with words and notes, photocopies).
1985: Mahler, Vienna and the Twentieth Century, given by the London Symphony Orchestra (two documents each with programmes for various performances).
13 December 1998, St. John's Smith Square: Winter Wonderland given by the New London Children's Choir and the New London Orchestra, conducted by Ronald Corp.
Date range of collection
1935 - 1998
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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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.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council