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Collection Description

Collection Title
F. Gilbert Webb collection: London Symphony Orchestra (1904-31)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 318 d.30 ... [see description for individual volume shelfmarks]
Description
A collection of programme books for the first to 28th seasons of concerts given by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Queen's Hall, London between 1904 and 1936, held as 3 bound volumes and 11 boxes of loose material.

Programmes for seasons 1, 2 and 18 are held as bound volumes (one per season, with two copies of the volumes for seasons 1 and 2).

Programmes include historical and analytical notes (with musical examples) and lists of the orchestral ensemble. Many also carry handwritten annotations.

These were two-part concerts of orchestral repertory, including a number of pieces being given for the first time. The names of the conductors are given in parenthesis below.


Volume 1 = Mus. 318 d.30 (3), Mus. 318 d.30 (4) [2 copies]
1st series, 1904-05
Nos. 1-8
1904: 27 October (F. H. Cowen), 17 November (Arthur Nikisch) and 15 December (Fritz Steinbach).
1905: 26 January (C. V. Stanford), 16 February (Edouard Colonne), 8 March (Edward Elgar), 11 April (Mr Henschel) and 6 June (Arthur Nikisch).
This volume also includes programmes for a Symphony Concert given on 9 June 1904 (conducted by Hans Richter) and for Vecsey Orchestral Concerts, conducted by Charles Williams, given on 2 July 1904 and 17 June 1905.


Volume 2 = Mus. 318 d.30 (5), Mus. 318 d.30 (6) [2 copies]
2nd series, 1905-06
Nos. 1-9, Special Grand Wagner Concert, and nos. 10-13
1905: 6 November (Hans Richter), 23 November (Peter Raabe) and 14 December (Fritz Steinbach).
1906: 18 January (Charles V. Stanford), 29 January (Hans Richter), 12 February (Hans Richter), 22 February (Wassili Safonoff), 8 March (Edouard Colonne), 26 March and 23 April (Hans Richter), 5 May (Wassili Safonoff), 19 May (F. H. Cowen) and 9 and 25 June (Arthur Nikisch).


Box 1 (1904-05, 1910) = Mus. 318 d.30 (2)
In addition to a miscellaneous selection of programmes from the 3rd, 6th and 7th series (see below), this box includes duplicates of certain programmes from the seasons 1 (nos. 4, 5 and 8) and 2 (nos. 2, 6-9, Wagner Concert and no. 11) as listed above in respect of the bound volumes.

3rd series, 1906-07 (no. 3): 3 December (Hans Richter)

6th season, 1909-10 (no numbers plus 8-10): 17 and 31 January (Wassili Safonoff), 14 February and 7 and 21 March (Hans Richter), 4 April (Sergius Kussewitzky) 1910.

7th season, 1910-11 (nos. 1 and 4): 24 October (Hans Richter) and 5 December 1910.


Box 2 (1907, 1909) = Mus. 318 d.30 (7)
3rd season, 1906-07 (nos. 5, 6 and 8-11)
21 and 28 January, 18 February, 11 and 25 March (Hans Richter), 13 April 1907 (Arthur Nikisch).

4th series, 1907-08 (nos. 1-4)
4 and 18 November (Hans Richter), 2 December (Max Fiedler) and 16 December 1907 (Hans Richter).

5th series, 1908-09 (nos. 5, and 7-11)
15 February and 22 March (Hans Richter), 17 April (Emil Mlynarski), 1 May (Wassili Safonoff), 8 and 20 May (Arthur Nikisch).

6th series, 1909-10 (no numbers)
25 October, 22 November and 6 and 18 December (all Hans Richter)


Box 3 (1911) = Mus. 318 d.30 (8)
7th season, 1910-11 (nos. 6-11, Extra, and 12)
30 January, 13 February, 6 and 20 March (all Hans Richter), 15 and 29 May (Arthur Nikisch), 8 June (Edward Elgar) and 12 June 1911 (Arthur Nikisch).

8th season, 1911-12 (nos. 1-4)
23 October, 6 and 20 November and 4 December 1911 (Edward Elgar).


Box 4 (1912) = Mus. 318 d.30 (9)
8th series, 1911-12 (nos. 5-13)
15 January (Wassili Safonoff), 29 January and 12 February (both Edward Elgar), 26 February (Mengelberg), 18 March (Fritz Steinbach), 20 May and 3 and 10 June (all Arthur Nikisch), 17 June (Gustave Doret).

9th series, 1912-13 (nos. 1, 3 and 4)
28 October (Fritz Steinbach) and 25 November and 9 December 1912 (both Edward Elgar).


Box 5 (1913, 1914) = Mus. 318 d.30 (10)
9th series, 1912-13 (nos. 5-6, Extra, 7, Extra, 8-12)
27 January (Fritz Steinbach), 10 February (Hamilton Harty), 17 February( Arthur Nikisch), 10 March (Wassili Safonoff), 23 May (Henry Hadley), 26 May and 2 June (Mengelberg), 9, 16 and 23 June (all Arthur Nikisch),

10th series, 1913-14 (nos. 1-4, 9 and 11)
27 October, 10 and 24 November and 8 December 1913 (all Fritz Steinbach) and 25 May (Willem Mengelberg), 15 June (Arthur Nikisch).

11th series, 1914-15 (nos. 1, 3, 4 and Extra)
26 October and 23 November (Wassili Safonoff), 7 December (Henri Verbrugghen) and 17 December (Wassili Safonoff) 1914.


Box 6 (1915-16) = Mus. 318 d.30 (11)
11th season, 1914-15 (nos. 5-6, 8 and 11-12)
25 January (Emil Mlynarski, two copies), 8 February (Thomas Beecham), 12 April (Wassili Safonoff), 31 May and 7 June 1915 (both Henri Verbrugghen).

12th season, 1915-16 (nos. 1-12)
25 October (Thomas Beecham, two copies), 8 November (Wassili Safonoff), 22 November (Emil Mlynarski) and 6 December 1915 (Wassili Safonoff) and 24 January (Senor Arbos), 7 and 21 February (both Emil Mlynarski, three copies for latter), 20 March and 3 April (both Thomas Beecham), 8 May (Henry Wood), 22 and 29 May (Thomas Beecham).

13th season, 1916-17 (nos. 1-3)
23 October, 20 November and 4 December (all Wassili Safonoff).


Box 7 (1919, 1921 and 1922) = Mus. 318 d.30 (12)
Unless otherwise stated below, all concerts were conducted by Albert Coates.
14th season, 1919-20 (nos. 2-3): 24 November and 15 December 1919.

15th season, 1920-21 (nos. 5-10): 17 and 24 January, 14 March, 4 and 18 April and 9 May 1921.

20 June 1921: Special Symphony Concert for the LSO Endowment Fund (Coates).

16th series, 1921-22 (nos. 1-10): 24 October, 7, 21 and 28 November and 5 December 1921; 23 January and 13 February (both Walter Damrosch); and 20 March, 24 April and 8 May 1922.

17th series, 1922-23 (nos. 1-4): 23 October (Coates), 6 and 20 November and 4 December 1922.


Bound volume (1923-24) = Mus. 318 d.30 (13)
18th season, 1923-24 (nos. 1-10)
22 October and 5 November (both Albert Coates), 26 November (Felix Weingartner), and 10 December 1923 (Serge Koussevitsky) and 21 January (Eugene Goossens), 4 February (Wilhelm Furtwangler), 13 February (Nikolai Sokoloff), 10 and 24 March and 7 April (all Serge Koussevitsky). [Cross ref with below.]


Box 8 (1923, 1924 and 1926) = Mus. 318 d.30 (14)
17th season, 1922-23 (nos. 5, 6 7 and 9)
22 January (Eugene Goossens), 5 February (Serge Koussevitzki), 19 February (Eugene Goossens) and 19 March (Albert Coates) 1923.

18th season, 1923-24 (nos. 2-10)
5 November (Albert Coates), 26 November (Felix Weingartner) and 10 December (Serge Koussevitsky) 1923 and 21 January (Eugene Goossens), 4 February (Wilhelm Furtwangler), 13 February (Nikolai Sokoloff) and 10 and 24 March and 7 April (all Serge Koussevitsky) 1924.

19th season, 1924-25 (nos. 1-4)
20 October and 3 November (Albert Coates), 24 November (Wilhelm Furtwangler) and 8 December 1924 (Bruno Walter).

20th season, 1925-26 (nos. 5-6 and 8-10)
18 January and 1 February (both Thomas Beecham), 22 March (Felix Weingartner), 12 April (Vladimir Shavitch) and 26 April 1926 (Edward Elgar).

20th season, 1925-26 (nos. 1-4)
18 October and 1 November (both Albert Coates), 15 November (Bruno Walter) and 6 December 1926.


Box 9 (1927-28) = Mus. 318 d.30 (15)
21st season, 1926-27 (nos. 5-9, 11-12, with both 14 and 28 March being marked Ninth Concert).
17 and 31 January (both Felix Weingartner), 14 February (Edward Elgar), 28 February (Hermann Abendroth), 14 March (Thomas Beecham), 28 March (Hermann Abendroth), 11 and 25 April (both Thomas Beecham) 1927.

22nd season, 1927-28 (nos. 1-8 and 10)
17 October (Thomas Beecham), 31 October (Hugh P. Allen), 14 November (Leo Blech), 5 December (Pablo Casals) and 12 December (Thomas Beecham) 1927 and 9 January (Albert Coates), 20 February and 19 March (both Hermann Abendroth), 16 April (Felix Weingartner) 1928.

23rd season, 1928-29 (nos. 1-4).
15 October (Thomas Beecham) 29 October (Albert Coates), 12 November (Thomas Beecham) and 26 November 1928 (Emil Cooper).


Box 10 (1929-33) = Mus. 318 d.30 (16)
23rd season/1928-29 (nos. 7-10)
11 February and 11 March (both Hermann Abendroth), 25 March and 8 April (both Felix Weingartner) 1929

24th season/1929-30 (nos. 1-10)
14 October (Albert Coates), 28 October (Mengelberg), 4 November (Fritz Busch), 18 November (Albert Coates), 9 December (John Barbirolli) 1929 and 20 January (Hermann Abendroth), 10 February (Albert Coates), 10 March (Hermann Abendroth) and 24 March and 7 April (both Felix Weingartner) 1930.

25th season/1930-31 (nos. 1-7, 9 and 10)
10 and 27 October and 10 November (all Mengelberg), 1 December (Dobrowen) and 8 December (Adrian Boult) 1930 and 26 January and 16 February (both Mengelberg), 30 March (Thomas Beecham) and 13 April (Felix Weingartner) 1931.

28th season/1933-34 (no.3)
6 November (Hamilton Harty).


Box 11 (1934-1937) = Mus. 318 d.30 (17)
28th season/1933-34 (nos. 7-9)
19 February, 5 and 19 March 1934 (all Hamilton Harty)

29th season/1934-35 (nos. 1, 4, 5 and 8)
22 October and 3 December 1934 (Hamilton Harty) and 28 January (Hans Weisbach) and 8 April 1935 (Hamilton Harty)

30th season/1935-36 (nos. 3, 5, 7, 8)
18 November 1935 (Landon Ronald) and 27 January (Hans Weisbach), 16 March (Issay Dobrowen) and 6 April (Hamilton Harty) 1936

31st season/1936-37 (nos. 3 and 6).
6 November 1936 (Hermann Abendroth) and 21 January 1937 (Hans Weisbach)
Format
Date range of collection
1904 - 1931
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
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01865 277182
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Membership fee for users outside the UK academic community; charges for photocopying and inter-library loans
Collections Overview
The collection has very strong holdings of British music and related material acquired in part by legal deposit. Many collected editions and scholarly series. Very strong periodical coverage, including major 19thC European journals. Largest collection of American song material in UK.
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Accrual Status
closed
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council