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Collection Description

Collection Title
Diana Gordon Collection: Schools and Institutes (1949-1966)
Unique Identifier
A collection of nine programmes for performances given at various London schools and institutes – principally The Italian Institute – between 1949 and 1966, held loosely and arranged in a miscellaneous fashion within the ten variously sized boxes comprising the Diana Gordon collection.

All programmes provide detailed information regarding the performers. Those for dramatic performances also provide a brief synopsis of the plot.

Programmes are listed here alphabetically by venue.

- Guildhall School of Music
27-30 April 1949: Mozart, Titus [La Clemenza di Tito], given by the City Opera Club, and directed by Alec H. Dempster (with notes).
17-22 June 1963: Smetana, The Two Widows, given by the students of the Guildhall School of Music, conducted by Gordon Thorne (with brief notes and an insert regarding changes to the cast).

- Institute of Contemporary Arts
29 October [no year]: Recital for Prepared Piano, introduced by John Cage and performed by David Tutor, including music by Stefan Wolpe, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Earle Brown and Christian Wolff (with programme notes and biographical notes).

- Italian Institute, The
22 April 1953: Instrumental works by Tomaso Albinoni, given by I Musici and prefaced by a talk by Dr Remo (a transcript of which is also included in this collection).
14 February 1954: Violin music by Corelli, given by Riccardo Brengola (violin) and Antonio Saffi (harpsichord) (with notes).
24 March 1954: Orazio Vecchi, L'Amfiparnaso, sung by Nuovo Madrigaletto Italiano and directed by Emilio Giani (with brief notes).
27 March 1954: Nuovo Madrigaletto Italiano (repeat of 24 March, with wordbook).
5 May 1954: Confidenze di Compositore, a talk in Italian by Luigi Dallapiccola (with words and a list of the vocal and chamber works by the speaker to be included in the talk).

- Victoria and Albert Museum
6 March 1966: three concerts of music by Handel and Haydn no. 1, given by The Palladian Concert Society, with Janet Baker (mezzo), Kenneth Sillito (violin), Raymond Keenlyside (violin), Bernard Richards (cello) and Raymond Leppard (harpsichord) (with words and notes).
Date range of collection
1949 - 1966
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

British Library
The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council