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Collection Description

Collection Title
Ernst Henschel collection: London: Arts Council of Great Britain (1951-66)
Unique Identifier
Henschel
Description
A collection of programmes and handbills for performances given in the Great Drawing Room of the Arts Council of Great Britain, 4 St. James's Square, London between 1951 and 1966, held loosely and arranged chronologically within the Ernst Henschel collection (1892–1966).

For an introduction to this collection see Ernst Henschel collection: General.

The items are listed here by concert type, as follows:
1. Committee for the Promotion of New Music Studio Recitals
2. Macnaghten Concerts
3. Institute of Contemporary Arts
4. Society for the Promotion of New Music
5. Park Lane Group
6. Miscellaneous Concerts


1. Committee for the Promotion of New Music Studio Recitals nos. 132-175 and 224-240 (missing 140, 150, 163, 169 and 232)
6 November and 4 December 1951 (31/ii)
1 January, 5 February, 4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, 5 August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November and 2 December 1952 (32/i)
6 January, 3 February, 3 March, 7 April, 11 June, 7 July, 4 August, 1 September, 6 October, 3 November and 1 December 1953 (32/ii)
5 January, 2 February, 2 March, 6 April, 4 May, 6 July, 7 September, 5 October, 2 November and 7 December 1954 (33/i)
1 February, 1 March, 12 April, 4 May, 8 June and 6 July 1955 (33/ii)
7 November and 5 December 1960 (35/ii)
9 January, 6 February, 6 March, 10 April, 2 October and 6 November 1961 (35/iii)
5 March, 2 April, 5 November and 3 December 1962 (36/i)
4 February, 4 March, 1 April and 7 October 1963 (36/ii)
Note: the Ernst Henschel collection also includes programmes for the recitals of this organization given between 1947 and 1950 at the Salle Erard, 18 Great Malborough Street and between 1955 and 1960 at the Wigmore Hall.


2. Macnaghten New Music Group/Macnaghten Concerts
23 February and 9 and 30 March 1953 (single document, 3 copies) (32/ii)
2 and 23 November and 14 December 1953 (single document, 2 copies) (32/ii)
1 and 22 November and 6 December 1954 (single document, 2 copies) (33/i)
4 and 25 April and 16 May 1955 (single document plus handbill for 16 May) (33/ii)
24 October, 21 November and 12 December 1955 (33/ii)
30 January, 20 February, 19 March and 19 November 1956 (34/i)
4 February, 29 March, 11 October and 15 November 1957: the last being a Concert for the 85th Birthday of Dr R. Vaughan Williams, with the Elizabethan Singers and the Reizenstein Trio (34/ii)
24 January, 21 March, 17 October and 5 December 1958 (34/iii)
23 January, 20 February, 20 March, 23 October, 27 November and 11 December 1959 (35/i)
22 January, 19 February, 18 March, 21 October and 18 November 1960 (35/ii)
20 January, 17 February, 17 March, 20 October, 17 November and 8 December 1961 (35/iii)
16 February, 16 March, 16 November and 7 December 1962 (36/i)
15 February and 5 April, 15 November and 13 December 1963 (36/ii)
17 January and 13 November 1964 and 29 January 1965 (36/iii)
19 November 1965 (37/i)
14 January 1966 (37/ii)
Note: the programme listed here for 17 January 1964 is incorrectly printed as 1963.


3. Institute of Contemporary Arts
1 May 1953: (32/ii)
8 December 1955: Franz Reizenstein (33/ii)
9 January and 7 February 1956: the first with the New Music Manchester Group (34/i)
25 November 1958: Margaret Kitchin (piano), Derek Simpson (cello) and the Haydn Trio (34/iii)
13 October and 4 December 1959: the latter with William Masselos (piano) and the London New Music Singers (35/i).
1 November 1961: Manoug Parikian (violin), Lamar Crowson (piano) and Morag Noble (soprano) (35/iii)
26 February and 3 December 1963 (36/ii)
19 March 1965 (36/iii)


4. Society for the Promotion of New Music
29 October 1952: South African Contemporary Chamber Music (32/i).
2 December 1963: Macgibbon String Quartet (36/ii).
9 March, 5 October and 7 December 1964 and 1 February and 5 April 1965: (36/iii).
4 October, 3 November and 6 December 1965: (37/i).
7 March and 4 April 1966: (37/ii).


5. Park Lane Group
15 May 1960: including the first English performances of Schubert, Fernando and Gian-Carlo Menotti, The Old Maid and the Thief (35/ii).
8 January, 16 April and 12 November 1961: (35/iii).
21 January, 18 March, 15 April and 10 December 1962: (36/i).
14 January, 8 April, 13 May and 9 December 1963: (36/ii).
10 and 26 February, 13 April and 6 May 1964 and 11 January 1965: (36/iii).
19 October and 13 December 1965: (37/i).
10 January, 14 February and 18 April 1966: (37/ii).


6. Miscellaneous Concerts
5 November 1953: London Music Group Three Concerts, no.1 (32/ii).
11 March 1954: London Music Group, No.3 (33/i).
18 March 1954: Liszt Recital by Emelie Hooke (soprano) and Gordon Watson (piano), accompanied by Robert Collet, presented by the Liszt Society (33/i).
6 November 1954: Cecile Dolmetsch Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music from 1250 to 1750 (33/i).
28 March and 18 November 1957: Musica Antica e Nuova (34/ii).
10 May 1957: Italian and English Music of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Golden Age Singers, directed by Margaret Field-Hyde (34/ii).
14 July 1958: Choral Works by American and European Composers, given by Gregg Smith Singers of Los Angeles (34/iii).
25 March 1960: Hampton Music Club, featuring the Quartet Pro Musica (35/ii).
25 April 1960: Recital of Contemporary Hungarian Music, with John Leach (flute) and Alasdair Graham (piano) (35/ii).
31 May 1961: Concert de Musique Francaise, with Olivier Messiaen, Catalogue d'Oiseaux, eight numbers played by Yvonne Loriod (35/iii).
23 June 1961: Malcolm Binns (piano) and the Elizabethan Singers, conducted by Louis Halsey (35/iii).
8 November 1961: Early and Late Baroque Music and Modern Music given by Musica Antica e Nuova, directed by Celia Bizony (35/iii).
24 February 1962: Musica Viva, presented by Hamptons and Teddington Music Club, given by the Fine Arts Chamber Group (36/i).
27 April 1964 and 18 May 1965: Concert of Late Baroque and Modern Music, given by Musica Antica e Nuova (36/iii).
6 November 1964: Katherina Wolpe (piano) with the male voices of the John Alldis Choir (36/iii).
13 April 1965: Venetian Music of the 18th Century, directed by Raymond Leppard for the Italian Institute (36/iii).
Format
Date range of collection
1951 - 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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Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
closed
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council