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Collection Description

Collection Title
Ernst Henschel collection: London: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1938-51)
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A collection of programmes and handbills for performances given at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden between 1938 and 1951, held loosely and arranged chronologically within boxes 25 to 31 of the Ernst Henschel collection (1892-1966).

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

Unless otherwise stated below, all performances featured the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

30 October 1938 and 19 March 1939: Beecham Sunday Concert, nos. 3 and 19, conducted by Thomas Beecham (boxes 25 and 26).
9 February 1946: Robert Mayer Concerts for Children (17th series), with Owen Brannigan (vocal), Pauline Juler (clarinet) and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Boyd Neel (box 28).
6 October 1946: Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, conducted by Charles Munch (box 28).
17 November 1946: Eugenia Zareska (mezzo-soprano), conducted by Eduard van Beinum (box 28).
1 December 1946: Jean Pougnet (violin), conducted by Basil Cameron (box 28).
19 January 1947: Piano Recital by Claudio Arrau [no orchestra] (box 29).
5 and 26 January and 23 March 1947: Eileen Joyce (piano) conducted by Adrian Boult/ Devy Erlih (violin) conducted by Basil Cameron/Max Rostal (violin) conducted by Karl Rankl (box 29).
28 September and 12 October 1947: Eileen Joyce (piano) conducted by Georges Enesco/Clara Haskil (piano) conducted by Ernest Ansermet (box 29).
18 January 1948: Joyce Riddle (piano), conducted by Jean Martinon (box 30/i).
25 September 1949: conducted by Eugene Goossens (box 30/ii).
22 January 1950: Kirsten Flagstad (vocal) [no orchestra] (box 31/i).
Date range of collection
1938 - 1951
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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