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Collection Description

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Diana Gordon Collection: Wigmore Hall (1944-72)
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A collection of 16 handbills and programmes for performances given at the Wigmore Hall, London between 1944 and 1972, held loosely and arranged in a miscellaneous fashion across the 10 variously sized parcels comprising the Diana Gordon collection.

All programmes, which are listed here chronologically, provide detailed information regarding the performers involved. The majority also include words and/or programme notes.

27 March 1943, 29 January 1944 and 20 February 1945: Boosey and Hawkes Concerts/three chamber concerts, including a number of works receiving their first performance either in England or in London (with words and notes).

13 February 1945: An Hour of Music, including Britten, Ceremony of Carols, given by the Fleet Street Choir, with Gwendolen Mason (harp), conducted by T. B. Lawrence, as one of the Gerald Cooper Chamber Concerts in aid of the Musicians' Benevolent Fund (with wordbook).

18 January 1946 and 15 February 1946: Edward Clark Concert nos. 2 and 3, given by the London Orchestral Players and the Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conducted by Edward Clark (with descriptive/analytical notes). The programme for 15 February includes a number of handwritten annotations.

18 February 1947: Boosey and Hawkes Concert no.3, given by the Gertler String Quartet from Brussels with Lisa Fuchsova (piano), including string quartets by Berg and Britten, a violin sonata by Bartok, and the first English performance of Martinu, Variations on a Theme of Rossini (with notes).

19 November 1947: English, French and German vocal repertory, given by Maggie Teyte and Robert Irwin, with Gerald Moore (piano) (with words).

23 March 1948: British vocal music given by the Oriana Madrigal Society, conducted by Charles Kennedy Scott (with wordbook).

28 January 1963: Cynthia Jolly (soprano) and Peter Gellhorn (piano) (with wordbook and biographical notes).

9 October 1967: Macnaghten concert given by the William York Ensemble (with analytical notes on Roger Smalley, Missa Parodia, written by the composer).

18 January 1968: A Concert of Music by Arnold van Wyk, presented by the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation and the South African Embassy, given by John Ogdon (piano), Sybil Michelow (alto), Cecil Aronowitz (viola), Howard Ferguson (piano) and Arnold Van Wyk (piano) (handbill with brief note on van Wyk).

24 November 1971: Alan Rawsthorne Memorial Concert, presented by the Macnaghten Concerts and given by the Music Group of London, with John Ogdon (piano) (with historical and analytical notes).

14 February 1972: Rafael Puyana (keyboard), including music by C.P.E. Bach, Haydn and Mozart (with notes on the works and the instruments used).

17 June [no year]: Hugo Wolf, Italienisches Liederbuch, given by Elena Gerhardt and Harry Blank, with Ivor Newton (piano) (with wordbook).

31 January [no year]: Schubert Birthday Concert, comprising Winterreise (sung by Victor Carne with Gerald Moore (piano)) and Fantasie op. 103 for piano duet, played by Mary and Geraldine Peppin (with words and brief notes).
Date range of collection
1944 - 1972
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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