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Collection Description

Collection Title
Cyril Eland collection: Japan 2 (1959-64)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 316 c.14
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for performances given at various Japanese venues between 1959 and 1964, held loosely as the 14th box of the Cyril Eland collection (and the second to contain material relevant to Japan).

Programmes are listed here by venue/performing institution.

1. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Tokyo
2. Metropolitan Festival Hall, Tokyo
- Japan Philharmonic Society Orchestra
- Other concerts
3. NHK Symphony Orchestra
4. Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
5. Miscellaneous concerts

1. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 4 Sanbancho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
9 December [no year]: Concerto di Musiche Italiane antiche e moderne by the Orchestra da Camera Rameau.
14 September 1960: Musica da Camera, Antica e Moderna della Societa Corelli.
21 May 1962: Quarto Concerto. Music for Guita and Strings with Sukenori Kyomoto (guitar) and the Iso Quartet.
29 March 1963: Piano Recital by Sergio Perticaroli.
11 December 1963: Arie e Madrigali di Claudio Monteverdi presentati dal maestro Rodolfo Ricci.

2. Tokyo Metropolitan Hall
- Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Prospectuses, with preliminary programmes, for the Autumn seasons of 1962, 1963 and 1964 and handbills for the 49th, 63rd and 68th-70th Subscription Concerts given on 29 September 1962 (conduced by Peter Maag), 26 April (conducted by Akeo Watanabe), 16 September (conducted by Akeo Watanabe) and 28 September 1963 (Peter Maag). Also, programme with notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble for the 77th Subscription Cocnert, given on 28 January 1964, conducted by Akeo Watanabe.

- Other concerts
7 February [no year]: Special Concert (all-British programme) given by the Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus (with words, analytical notes and musical examples).
1 December 1962: Haydn, The Creation, with the Niki-Kai Vocal Group and Tokyo Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yoichiro Omachi.
18 September, 28 November and 23 December 1963: J. S. Bach Series by the Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus (single document).
14 December 1963: Tokyo Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra 78th Regular Concert, with Kaetsu Toratani (oboe) and Masako Toda (soprano), conducted by Yoichiro Omachi (handbill).
2 March-18 June 1964: Tokyo Symphony Orchestra Spring Season (single handbill for 4 concerts).
6 June 1964: Recital of Music and Poetry, organized by the British Council in conjunction with the Tokyo Madrigal Singers and the Tokyo Renaissance Consort, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare (with wordbook and notes).

3. NHK Symphony Orchestra
Note: NHK refers to the Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation) and all performances, unless otherwise stated, were given in the NHK Hall
25 April and 3 and 11 May [no year]: conducted by Jean Martinon (single document with notes, a biographical note and a photograph).
10 November 1960: Concert to celebrate the orchestra's return from a world tour (with inserted list of the orchestra).
9 January 1963: Special Concert conducted by Jean Fournet (handbill).
5-7 December 1963 and 21-23 May 1964, Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall: Subscription Concerts nos. 442 and 447, conducted by Wilhelm Loibner and Ernest Ansermet (with notes, photographs and lists of the orchestral ensemble).

4. Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
[no date] 1962: Debut Concerts given in Tokyo, Nagoya, Hammamatsu, Osaka, Nigata, Toyama and Kanazawa (single document with notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
30 April 1963: Robert Schumann concert, with Gerhard Puchelt (piano), conducted by Hans Horner (handbill).
25/29 October 1962 and 30 January 1964: Special Concerts, conducted by Carlo Zecchi/Ernst Maerzendorfer (with biographical notes and photographs). The programme for 1962 includes a list of the orchestral ensemble.
17 October, 14 November and 13 December 1963 and 11 March and 17 April 1964: 1963-64 concerts, nos. 2-4 and 7-8 (with notes, biographical notes, photographs and lists of the orchestral ensemble).

5. Miscellaneous concerts.
[date unknown]: Orchestra of the Tokyo University of Arts, conducted by Nobori Kaneko (handbill).
[date unknown]: Philharmonia Orchester, led by Hiroshi Wakasugi (handbill).
[date unknown]: Joint Recital by Masae Inaba (mezzo soprano) and Hidetake Tutui (composer) (handbill).
12 October and 17 December 1959, November 1960 and April 1963, Hibiya Hall: Subscription Concerts of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, nos. 101, 103, 110 and 129 (fragments).
22 October 1959, Deutsches Kulturinstitut Tokyo: Ludwig Sphor-Konzert (handbill).
10 November 1959, Hibiya Public Hall: Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra 19th Subscription Concert, conducted by Akeo Watanabe (handbill).
21 June 1961: Kyoto Itoh Vocal Recital (with words and notes).
7 October 1961, Beethoven Hall, Musashino Academia Musicae: Inaugural Concert of the Organ, with Wilhelm Kempff (organ) and the chorus of the Musashino Academia Musicae, conducted by Paul Cadow.
13 September 1962: Piano Recital by Chiu Yee-Ha (with notes, biographical note and photograph).
[November] 1962 [no venue]: Recital by Gaspar Cassado and Chieko Hara (fragment).
20 November 1962: Harpsichord Recital by Kiyoko Nishikawa (with notes, biographical notes and photograph).
21 November 1962 and 20 November 1963: two orchestral concerts (single handbill).
24 November 1962: Bach concert given by Ueno Gakuen College String Orchestra, conducted by Michiaki Okuda (handbill).
2 February 1963: (handbill)
6 February 1963: Three Symphonies by Ikuma Dan, given by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (with notes and musical examples).
22 March 1963: Liederabend by Kult Equiluz (with wordbook).
10 April 1963: Bach, St. Matthew Passion, with the Niki-Kai Vocal Group and the Pro Corde Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kazuo Yamada (with words and notes).
1 May 1963: Ueno Gakuen String Orchestra, conducted by Michiaki Okuda (fragment).
3 June 1963: Abschied Lieder Abend by Gerhard Hüsch (with wordbook).
5 June 1963: Pro Musica antique Tokyo (with words and notes).
Saturday 6 June [1963], Koseinenkinkaikan Hall: Westfälische Kantorei, conducted by Wilh. Ehmann (with words and notes).
14 June 1963: Music with the Korn's, 37th Evening (5th Year) (handbill).
23 September 1963: (with words and notes).
22 November 1963: 11th Ueno Gakuen College Concert, given by the College String Orchestra and Chorus (handbill).
27 November 1963: Chamber Music Concert by Paul Badura-Skoda and Jorg Demus (with notes, biographical notes and photographs).
6 December 1963: Concerto Evening given by Ludwig Hoelscher (cello) with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yoichiro Omachi (with notes).
19 December 1963, Bunkyo Kokaido: Meiji Gakuin University Glee Club 6th Christmas Concert (with wordbook, photographs and a list of the choral ensemble).
1964: Tomingekijo Music Circle 116th and 177th Regular Concerts.
29 February 1964, Main Auditorium, Kyoto Kaikan: Concert on the Request Programme of Kyokyo Friend Association with Chikashi Tanaka (violin), conducted by Tadashi Mori (with notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
31 March 1964, Deutsches Kulturinstitut Tokyo: J. S. Bach, Goldberg-Variationen, given by Et Harich-Schneider (handbill).
24 April 1964: Kurt Thomas (with notes).
13 May 1964, Hibiya Hall: Toyomasu Tokyo Solisten 1st Concert, conducted by Yoichiro Omachi (with notes).
15 May 1964, Dai-ichi Hall, Hibiya, Tokyo: programme and wordbook for the Tokyo Madrigal Singers commemorating the fourth centenary of Shakepeare's birth, conducted by Kei Kurosawa (with wordbook, an essay entitled 'Elizabethan Music and the Amateur Performer', written by Cyril Eland and lists of the choral ensemble).
Date range of collection
1959 - 1964
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Times

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