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Collection Title
Ernst Henschel collection: London: Victoria and Albert Museum (1947-64)
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A collection of programmes and handbills for performances - principally Museum Gallery Concerts (marked *) - given at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London between 1947 and 1964, held loosely and arranged chronologically within boxes 29 to 36 of the Ernst Henschel collection (1892-1966).

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

6, 13 and 20 May 1947: Three Concerts of French Music, with George Malcolm (harpsichord), conducted by Anthony Bernard (nos. 1 and 3) and Roger Desormiere (no.2) (box 29).
18 March 1951: Elsie Morison, Max Worthley and Roderick Jones with the Jacques Orchestra, conducted by John Pritchard (box 31/ii)*.
15 and 29 May and 12 June 1951: Henry Purcell's Music, concert nos. 2, 4 and 6, conducted by Jack Westrup (box 31/ii).
2 March 1952: Song Recital by Maggie Teyte, accompanied by Ivor Newton (box 32/i)*.
11 May 1952: Griller String Quartet with Colin Horsley (piano) (box 32/i)*.
8 June-27 July 1952: New London Orchestra (conducted by Alec Sherman) and the Jacques Orchestra (conducted by John Pritchard) (prospectus, 2 copies) (box 32/i)*.
5 October 1952: Kathleen Ferrier and Peter Pears (vocal), accompanied by Gerald Moore (piano), presented by the English Opera Group (box 32/i)*.
8 November 1953: Boyd Neel Orchestra, conducted by Neel with Gwydion Brooke (bassoon) (box 32/ii)*.
7 March 1954: Boyd Neel Orchestra with Peter Pears (tenor), conducted by Bryan Balkwill (box 33/i)*.
27 November 1955: Carmirelli String Quartet (box 33/ii)*.
12 February, 25 March, 15 April and 27 May 1956: Robert Masters Quartet with J. E. Merrett (12 February); Peter Pears (tenor), the Purcell Singers, conducted by Imogen Holst (15 April); Boyd Neel Orchestra, directed by Thurston Dart (25 March and 27 May) (box 34/i)*.
27 January 1957: A Concert of Works by Gerald Finzi, given by the Kalmar Orchestra for the Chamber Music Society, conducted by John Russell (box 34/ii).
20 October 1957: Italian String Quartet (box 34/ii)*.
26 January 1958: Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten with the Purcell Singers, conducted by Imogen Holst (box 34/iii)*.
16, 23 and 30 March 1958: Three Bach Recitals given by Ralph Kirkpatrick (single document, box 34/iii).
2 November 1958: Consort of Viols of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (box 34/iii)*.
21 June-9 August 1959: Museum Gallery Concerts (Summer Season 1959), featuring the Jacques Orchestra (conducted by Reginald Jacques) and the Haydn Orchestra (conducted by Harry Newstone) (prospectus, 2 copies, box 35/i).
31 January 1960: The Deller Consort (box 34/ii).
13 March 1960: Alessandro Scarlatti, given by the London Bach Group and the Collegium Musicum Londinii, conducted by John Minchinton (box 34/ii).
19 February 1961: Music of the Golden Age, given by the Elizabethan Singers and In Nomine Players, conducted by Louis Halsey (box 34/iii).
4 March 1962: Programme of Vocal and Instrumental Music by Purcell and Monteverdi, given by the Elizabethan Singers and the London Cantata Ensemble, conducted by Louis Halsey (box 36/i).
16 June 1963: Purcell, King Arthur, given by the London Orpheus Orchestra and Choir, conducted by James Gaddarn (box 36/ii).
26 April and 3 May 1964: Geraint Jones Singers and Orchestra, conducted by Geraint Jones (box 36/iii).
Date range of collection
1947 - 1964
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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