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Collection Description

Collection Title
Cyril Eland collection: London venues 2 (1930-93)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 316 c.10
A miscellaneous collection of handbills, programmes and brochures for performances given at various London venues between 1930 and 1993, including the prospectus and a number of individual programmes for the Festival of the City of London, 8-20 July 1968.

All items are held loosely as the second of three boxes of London material contained within the Cyril Eland collection. Programmes are listed here by series/venue.

1. Festival of the City of London
2. Barbican Centre
- Barbican Centre Preview Concerts
- Bicentenary of John Field and the 250th Anniversary of Haydn
- London Symphony Orchestra
- Miscellaneous Barbican Concerts
3. St. John's, Smith Square
4. Wigmore Hall
5. Miscellaneous venues
6. Multiple venues
7. Unknown venues

1. Festival of the City of London (8-20 July 1968)
Prospectus plus individual programmes with notes for the following performances:
9 July, St. Paul's Cathedral: Haydn, The Seasons, with Heather Harper, Ryland Davies and John Shirley-Quirk (vocal) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Colin Davis.
10 and 12 July, Goldsmiths' Hall: Fou Ts'Ong (piano) and the Cremona [String] Quartet.
16 July, St. Paul's Cathedral: Beethoven, Missa Solemnis with Teresa Zylis-Gara, Marga Hoeffgen, Ronald Dowd and Rafael Arie (vocal) and the New Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini.
17 July, Southwark Cathedral: A programme of music by Handel, given by Yehudi Menuhin and the Bath Festival Orchestra.
19 July, St. Paul's Cathedral: Verdi, Requiem with Luisa Bosabalian, Julia Hamari, Aldo Bottion and Rafael Arie (vocal) and the New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, directed by Wilhelm Pitz.

2. Barbican Centre
- Barbican Centre Preview Concerts
Both programmes include notes, biographical notes and a list of the orchestral/instrumental ensemble.
22 January 1982: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
16 February 1982: English Chamber Orchestra with Barbara Gorzynska (violin), conducted by Gyorgy Fischer.

- John Field/Haydn (1982)
Programme books, including historical, descriptive and biographical notes (with photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble) for two performances given on 7 June 1982 as part of 'a week's celebration of the bicentenary of John Field and the 250th Anniversary of Haydn', the first by the New Irish Chamber Orchestra with John O'Conor (piano), conducted by Nicholas Kraemer and the second by the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, with Eiddwen Harrhy, Catherine Denley, William Kendall and Rodney Macann (vocal) and Steven Isserlis (cello), conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

- London Symphony Orchestra
All programmes include words, notes, biographical notes, photographs and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles. All concerts were conducted by Claudio Abbado, and those in 1983 and 1984 featured the London Symphony Chorus.
17 March 1982: Rudolf Serkin (piano).
15/19 March 1983: Rudolf Serkin (piano) and Margaret Price, Margaret Price, Elizabeth Harnoncourt, Dennis O'Neill and Paul Plishka (vocal).
20 February 1984: Támas Vásáry (piano).
3 February 1985: Rudolf Serkin (piano) and Elizabeth Connell, Karita Mattila and Hans Peter Blochwitz (vocal).

- Miscellaneous Barbican concerts
Programmes with words and historical and biographical notes (many with photographs) and lists of the orchestral and, where appropriate, choral ensembles.
12 February 1983: Monteverdi, Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (1610), with Gillian Flinter, Margaret Cable, Christopher Robson, Nigel Rogers, Julian Pike, Richard Jackson and Henry Herford (vocal) and the English Baroque Choir and Players, conducted by Leon Lovett.
11 January 1984: BBC Symphony Orchestra with Lillian Watson, Ameral Gunson, Glenn Winslade and Michael George (vocal) and the BBC Singers, as part of the Haydn and Schumann Series, conducted by Roger Norrington.
7 November 1984: London Symphony Chorus with Felicity Lott, Anne Howells, Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Stephen Roberts (vocal) with the City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Richard Hickox.
Friday 5 April [1985]: Bach, St. Matthew Passion ('tercentenary performance') with Neil Mackie, William Shimell, Kathleen Livingstone, Margaret Cable, Ryland Davies and Peter Savidge (vocal) with the English Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Leon Lovett.
28 March 1986: J. S. Bach, St. John Passion, given by the Academy of Ancient Music with Emma Kirkby, Carolyn Watkinson, Martyn Hill, David Thomas, Nigel Rogers and Gregory Reinhart (vocal), conduced by Christopher Hogwood.
2 November 1989: Berlioz, Damnation of Faust, presented as part of 'Magyarok Britain Salutes Hungary' (25 October-21 November) and given by Anne Sofie von Otter, Keith Lewis, Andreas Schmidt and Alastair Miles (vocal) and the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Sir Colin Davis.

3. St. John's, Smith Square
[1970?], Monteverdi Choir and the Goldsbrough Ensemble, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.
11 January 1978: Haydn, Mass in C major, with Yvonne Kenny, Margaret Cable, John Elwes and Stafford Dean (vocal) and the BBC Singers, directed by John Poole (with words and notes).
17 September 1979: The Florentine Intermedi of 1589, given by Musica Reservata with Nigel Rogers, Emma Kirkby, Nancy Long, Jantina Noorman and Margaret Philpot (vocal), conducted by Andrew Parott (handbill and souvenir programme and wordbook, the latter with extensive historical notes/essays and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
11 March 1981: Bach and Schütz given by Patricia Hooper, Charles Brett, Ian Partridge and Stephen Varcoe (vocal), Simon Standage (violin) and Gareth Hulse (oboe), with the St. Margaret's Westminster Singers and the City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Richard Hickox (with notes, including biographical notes with photographs).
17 October 1983: BBC Lunchtime Concert given by Teresa Cahill, Carolyn Watkinson, Robin Leggate and Stephen Roberts (vocal) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, conducted by Günther Herbig (handbill).
21 April and 29 September 1986: Mozart concerts, given by Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano) with the English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner (single document with notes, biographical notes, photographs), a note on the fortepiano and a list of the orchestra ensemble).
23 November 1990: Bach and Vivaldi, given as part of Collegium Musicum 90 by Emma Kirkby, Tessa Bonner, Catherine Denley, John Mark Ainsley and Stephen Varcoe (vocal), conducted by Richard Hickox (with photograph and also including the programme for a further performance on 2 December 1990 at the Wigmore Hall).

4. Wigmore Hall
12 November 1958: Concert de Musique Experimentale, presented by André Almuro, given as part of a new radio play by Eugene Ionesco.
31 May and 27 June 1976: 75th Anniversary of the Wigmore Hall (single document, with words, programme notes, biographical notes, photographs and extended historical notes on the venue).
25 September 1983: An Evening of Lord Berners, given as the opening concert of the 28th season of the Park Lane Group by Meriel Dickinson (vocal), Peter Dickinson (piano) and Timothy West (speaker) (with words and biographical notes).

5. Miscellaneous London venues
[no date], Deutsches Kulturinstitut, London: Liederabend by Elisabeth Lindermeier and Hertha Töpper, accompanied by Rudolf Kempe (handbill).
Wednesday 30 October [no year], Lecture Theatre, City Museum and Art Gallery: Pauline Juler Trio, in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain (handbill).
22 December 1932, Bardon House [Acton]: Programme of Music … performed by the Bardon House Concert Party.
21 October and 11 and 25 November 1937, 23 Cromwell Road: Three Bach Concerts given by the Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conducted by Neel (single document).
21 May 1939, Cambridge Theatre: London Theatre Concert Orchestra with Clifford Curzon (piano), conducted by Fritz Heinig (with notes).
30 March 1932, Royal College of Music: College Concert No. 975 (first Orchestra), conducted by Dr Malcolm Sargent (with words).
31 March 1932, Royal College of Music: Informal Concert, No. 174/Mozart, Requiem Mass by the Choral Class, conducted by Reginald Jacques (handbill).
27 August 1956, Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue: The Berliner Ensemble in Mother Courage and Her Children, a play by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Paul Dessau (with notes).
31 May and 1 June 1961, Burgh House: Concert by Members of the Hampstead Music Club of music associated with Hampstead over the past 250 years (single document).
30 November 1964, Chelsea Town Hall: Fine Art Orchestra conducted by Laszlo Lakatos (with brief biographical notes).
29 May and 5 June 1966, Ranger's House, Blackheath: Sunday Evening Concerts, presented by the Greater London Council and given by Stanislav Heller (harpsichord) and Fou Ts'ong (piano) (with notes).
24 June 1967, Great Hall, Eltham Palace: Acis and Galatea, presented by the Thomas Tallis Society.
13 and 25 November 1970, Purcell Room: Two Concerts of Early Nineteenth-Century Music with authentic instruments of the period, 1806-33, presented by the Clementi Ensemble (single document, with notes for the first performance and on the instruments used).
26 January 1977, Purcell Rooms: Nash Ensemble (with notes).
17 March 1977, Leighton House: Marriner (clarinet) and George Malcolm (piano), presented by the Kensington & Chelsea Music Society (handbill with biographical notes).
19 and 21 March 1978, Guildhall, Cambridge/Logan Hall, Bedford Way: R. Strauss, Feuersnot, given by the Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra and Chorus and Finchley Children's Music Group, conducted by Nicholas Braithwaite (single document with notes, including a plot synopsis and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles). The second performance was part of the Camden Festival.
28 and 29 June 1984, Claydon House: Georgian Group including Gluck, Le Cinesi, given by Miriam Bowen, Penelope Walker, Catherine Denley and Adrian Thompson with the Endymion Ensemble, conducted by John Whitfield (with notes).
22 May 1985, [London Oratory]: Lecture-recital on Sacred Songs and Paintings in the Life of St. Philip Neri, given by Mary Remnant (handbill).
23-26 November 1993, Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music: Handel, Siroe, Re di Persia, given with the London Handel Orchestra as part of the 16th London Handel Festival (with detailed historical notes, a plot synopsis, biographical notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

6. Multiple venues
Prospectuses/brochures for series of performances given at various venues.
December 1935, January 1937 and January 1938: London Orchestral Concerts Guide.
1951: Eight Concerts of Henry Purcell's Music, given as part of the Festival of Britain.
May-June 1951: London Season of the Arts.
June 1959: Purcell-Handel Festival.
6-13 August 1978: An International Celebration of Armenian Music, being a series of lectures and concerts to be held at The City University, EC1 and St. John's, Smith Square.
14-29 June 1980: Greenwich Festival.
2-11 June 1983 and 27 May-5 June 1986, Christ Church, Spitalfields: Spitalfields Festival
25 April-17 May 1985: A Festival for European Music Year.
5-12 April 1986, St. George's Church, Hanover Square: Ninth London Handel Festival, directed by Denys Darlow and Roy Goodman.
1988: European Community Baroque Orchestra Summer Tour.

7. Unknown venues
[no date]: alterations to a programme made on the basis of the enforced replacement of Mr Redvers Llewellyn with Mr Laurence Holmes (handbill).
[no dates]: Imperial Subscription Concerts, presented by the Imperial Concert Agency and given by Jan Smeterlin (piano), Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) and Emil Telmanyi (violin) and Frank Mannheimer (piano) (three programmes with notes).
[no date]: Mozart concert, given by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with Edith Mathis, Alfreda Hodgson, Kenneth Bowen and John Shirley-Quirk (vocal), conducted by Rafael Kubelik (with words and notes).
1930-31: Recital by Chaliapine (accompanied by Ivor Newton) with Szekely (violin) and Karolyi (piano), given as part of the International Celebrity Subscription Concerts, directed by Lionel Powell (with wordbook).
1931-32: International Celebrity Subscription Concerts, directed by Lionel Powell (single document with Analytical Notes for two performances).
[no date] 1934 and [no date] 1935: Alfred Cortot (piano) (with words, notes and photographs). The programme for 1934 is signed.
25 May 1940: Song Recital by Mark Raphael and Marjorie Jaco (handbill).
Date range of collection
1930 - 1993
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Associated Times

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.
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