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Ernst Henschel collection: London: R.B.A. Galleries (1948-53)
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A collection of programmes and handbills for performances given at the R.B.A. Galleries, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall between 1948 and 1953 - including a number given under the auspices of the London Contemporary Music Centre - held loosely and arranged chronologically within boxes 30 to 32 of the Ernst Henschel collection (1892-1966).

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

1. London Contemporary Music Centre
9 November and 7 December 1948: 27th season nos. 1-2 (box 30/i).
8 February, 8 March and 5 April and 11 October and 8 November 1949: 27th season, nos. 3-5 and 28th season, nos. 1-2 (box 30/ii).
14 March and 23 May and 12 December 1950: 28th season, (no numbers) and 29th season, no. 1 (box 31/i).
23 January, 20 February and 24 April and 22 May and 5 June 1951: 29th season, nos 2, 3 and 5 and Festival Concert nos. 1 and 3 (31/ii).
18 December 1951: 30th season, no. 1 (box 31/ii).
26 February and 8 April 1952: 30th season, nos. 2 and 4 (box 32/i).

2. Miscellaneous concerts
14 December 1948: Twelve Note Music Today, Institute of Contemporary Arts (box 30/i).

Box 30/ii
23 and 30 March and 6 April 1949: Three Recitals of Latin American Music (single document, with a separate programme for the 30 March, featuring pianists Carlos Guastavino and Mercedes Olivera and baritone Frederick Fuller).
13 May 1949: A Recital of Contemporary Music for Violin and Piano by Peter Bornstein.
30 September, 14 and 28 October, and 11 November 1949: Four Concerts by the Alexandra Orchestra, conducted by Denys Darlow (single document).

Box 31/i
10 October 1950: Freda Swain (piano), Frederick Thurston (clarinet), Richard Wood (baritone) and the Macgibbon String Quartet.
28 October 1950: Programme of Original Works for Piano Duet played by Helen Pyke and Paul Hamburger.
1 November 1950: Esme Sanford (alto), Peggie Sampson (cello), and Rex Stephens (piano).
21 and 28 November 1950: Nap de Klijn and Alice Heksch.
1 December 1950: Holland Festival Society, Peter Pears and Alma Musica (single document).

Box 31/ii
24 January 1951: April Cantelo (soprano), Ellen Mac Gillavry (flute) and Jaap Spigt (harpsichord).
15 April 1951: Marianne Juer (soprano), Harold Harriott (viola) and Paul Hamburger and Arvon Davies (piano).

Box 32/i
24 April 1952: Dutch String Quartet.
15 October 1952: Röntgen String Quartet.

Box 32/ii
12 April 1953: Concert of New Music by Geoffrey Bush, given by Maurice Bevan and David Galliver (vocal), Peter Gibbs (violin) and David Mason (trumpet).
Date range of collection
1948 - 1953
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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