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Collection Description

Collection Title
Carl Newton collection: Miscellaneous programmes (1930-2004)
Unique Identifier
Mus 319.c.18
A miscellaneous collection of programme books for performances given at various English venues between 1930 and 2004, held loosely as the eighteenth box of the Carl Newton collection. Also included is a prospectus with programmes for the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien (1985).

Unless otherwise stated below, all these documents include programme notes, biographical notes (typically with photographs) and, where appropriate, lists of the orchestral ensemble.

Programmes are listed here by location, with London venues followed by provincial ones.

1. London
- Barbican Hall
- Royal Albert Hall
- Royal Festival Hall
- Miscellaneous London venues
2. Non-London venues
- Dublin, National Concert Hall
- Eastbourne, Congress Theatre
- Miscellaneous non-London venues

1. London
- Barbican Hall
31 October 1984: Guildhall School of Music and Drama Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vilem Tausky.
8 March 1993: Edward Elgar concert given by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Mackerras.
18-20 November 1999: Divinity, Ecstasy and Revelation, Scriabin, featuring the Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Mikhail Pletnev (single document including notes).

- Royal Albert Hall
7 December 1930: Special Sunday Concert given by Yehudi Menuhin (violin).
12 May 1946: Harold Holt Sunday Concert given by the London Symphony Orchestra with Moura Lympany (piano), conducted by Albert Coates (single sheet, with notes)
30 June 1946: Harold Holt Sunday Concert given by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antal Dorati (with notes).

- Royal Festival Hall
30 November 1951: Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra with Denis Matthews (piano), conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt.
5 May 1966: May Day Concert presented by the Musicians' Union and the Labour Party and given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with John Ogdon (piano), conducted by John Pritchard.
21 June 1979: London Symphony Orchestra with David Geringas (cello), conducted by Klaus Tennstedt.
8 and 11 March 1982: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Eugen Jochum.
21 May 1983: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields with Jack Brymer (clarinet), directed by Iona Brown.
18 October 1987: Elgar, The Kingdom given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Yvonne Kenny, Alfreda Hodgson, Robert Tear and Benjamin Luxon (vocal), conducted by Leonard Slatkin.
28 March 1994: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Cho-Liang Lin (violin), conducted by Vernon Handley.
16 January 2004: London Philharmonic Orchestra with Alessio Bax (piano), conducted by Marin Alsop (with notes, biographical notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

- Other London venues
25 July-1 August 1981, Queen Elizabeth Hall: The Magic of Vienna, given by the Johann Strauss Orchestra, conducted by Jack Rothstein.

2. Non-London venues
- Dublin, National Concert Hall
Both concerts were given by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.
19 June 1998: Steven Doane (cello), conducted by Gerhard Markson.
10 September 1999: William Dowdall (flute) and Matthew Manning (oboe), conducted by Robert Houlihan.

- Eastbourne, Congress Theatre
All concerts were given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
17 September 2000: conducted by David Parry.
14 January 2001: Michiko Kamiya (violin), conducted by Shuntaro Sato.
22 September 2001: Raphael Wallfisch (cello), conducted by Vernon Handley.

- Miscellaneous non-London venues
10 October 1938, [no venue]: Paderewski (piano) (with Analytical Notes).
30 June-12 July 1963: 19th Cheltenham Festival (prospectus).
3 May 1968, Theatre Hall, Stychfields, Stafford: Pianoforte Recital by John Ogdon (with notes).
17 July 1970, Dome, Brighton: Moscow Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Rudolph Barshai.
21 May-4 June 1978, Tewkesbury: Elgar Festival (prospectus).
28 February 1982, Hitchin Priory: Virginia Black (harpsichord) and Howard Davis (violin) (handbill).
12 March 1983, Canterbury Cathedral: Bach, St. Matthew Passion, given by the Canterbury Choral Society and Festival Orchestra, conducted by David Flood.
2-11 March 1984: London Concert Orchestra with Felix Schmidt (cello), conducted by Edward Heath (tour programme).
18 May 1991, Hall, Haddo House: Elgar, The Apostles, given by Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society, conducted by June Gordon.
12 May 2001, Theatre Royal, Brighton: Philharmonia Orchestra with Tasmin Little (violin), conducted by David Atherton for the Brighton Festival, including Maxwell Davies, Antarctic Symphony (conducted by the composer).
2003/04 season: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (prospectus).
Date range of collection
1930 - 2004
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 Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council