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Collection Description

Collection Title
Ernst Henschel collection: London: International Institutes (1948-66)
Unique Identifier
A collection of programmes and handbills for performances given at various international Institutes in London between 1948 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.

1. Commonwealth Institute (1964-66)
2. Deutsches Kulturinstitut, 51 Princes Gate (1959-66)
3. French Institute (1953-56)
4. German Institute (1959-63)
5. Institut Belge (1948-51)
6. Instituto de Espana (1959)
7. Italian Institute, 39 Belgrave Square (1950-60)

1. Commonwealth Institute
19 November 1964: Concert of Austrian Music given by Margaret Kitchin (piano), the Leonardo Wind Quintet and the London Octet, conducted by Jacques-Louis Monod (box 36/iii).
22 March 1965: John Alldis Choir, with Margaret Kitchin (piano), for the Kensington Music Society (box 36/iii).
30 March 1965: Society for the Promotion of New Music, featuring the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Carewe (box 36/iii).
2 February 1966: Le Centre de Musique de Paris, presented by the Park Lane Group (box 37/ii).

2. Deutsches Kulturinstitut, 51 Princes Gate
3 December 1959: Kammermusikabend/Lore Fischer Trio (box 35/i).
25 January 1960: Cembalo Konzert/Li Stadelmann (box 35/ii).
23 March 1961: Kammermusikabend/London Baroque Ensemble, directed by Karl Haas (box 35/iii).
15 March 1962: Klavierabend/Gerty Herzog (box 36/i).
13 January 1964: Klavier-Abend/Alexander Kaul (box 36/iii).
1 April 1965: Chamber Music Recital by the Park Lane Ensemble (box 36/iii).
24 February 1966: Ingo Gronefeld (flute) and Monica von Saalfeld (piano) (box 37/ii).
8 March 1966: Chamber Music Recital (box 37/ii).

3. French Institute
7 December 1953: Satie et le groupe des Six (handwritten programme) (box 32/ii).
16 November 1956: 'Music and the Documentary Film', presented by the Institute of Contemporary Arts (box 34/i).

4. German Institute
With the exception of that on 25 May, all concerts given in 1959 and 1960 bore the title 'Contemporary German Music'.
19 January 1959: John Ogdon (piano) and the Haydn Trio (box 35/i).
[no date]: April Cantelo (soprano), Joyce Rathbone (piano) and the Amici String Quartet (box 35/i).
25 May 1959: Concert to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Handel (box 35/i).
22 June 1959: Joan Dickson (cello) and Margaret Kitchin (piano) (box 35/i).
23 May 1960: Joyce Riddell [Riddle] (piano) and the Dartington String Quartet (box 35/ii).
3 February 1961: Lieder Recital by Carla Henius, accompanied by Klaus Börner (box 35/iii).
11 January 1963: Piano Recital by Margaret Kitchin (box 36/ii).

5. Institut Belge
3 June 1948: Concert of Ancient Music by Marguerite Reiners and John Wills (box 30/i).
10 February 1949: Pianoforte Trio Van Hecke (box 30/ii).
6 October 1949: Zara Nelsova (cello) and Andree Ratcliffe (piano) (box 30/ii).
30 March 1951: Belgian London Piano Quartet (box 31/ii).

6. El Instituto de Espana
13, 17 and 20 February 1959: Three Recitals by the Spanish Pianist Jose Falgarona. Each document contains programmes for all three performances (box 35/i) .

7. Italian Institute, 39 Belgrave Square
7 December 1950: Italian Contemporary Music performed for the first time in this country, given by Lya de Barberiis (piano) (box 31/i).
5 May 1954: Confidenze di Compositore: a talk in Italian by Luigi Dallapiccola (box 33/i).
3 January 1958: Music by Franco Donatoni, with Margaret Kitchin (piano) and the Quartet Pro Musica (box 34/iii).
5 February 1959: The Luca Marenzio Italian Vocal Sextet.
10 April: Basil Lam Sonata Ensemble (box 35/i).
1 March 1960: Quintetto Chigiano (box 35/ii).
4 April 1960: Commemoration of Alessandro Scarlatti, given by Ilse Wolf and Wilfred Brown (vocal), accompanied by Martin Isepp (box 35/ii).
Date range of collection
1948 - 1966
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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