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Collection Title
F. Gilbert Webb collection: Q. H. Symphony, Wagner and Ysaye/Symphony, Ysaye and Busoni Concerts (1898-1901)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 318 d.5/d.10
Programmes books for the 3rd and 5th seasons of the Queen's Hall Symphony Concerts, given under the management of Robert Newman by the Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood, 1898-99 and 1900-01, bound as two volumes (one per season).

These were two-part orchestral concerts, including some vocal and instrumental solos and featuring a large number of works receiving their first performances in England and/or London.

Interfiled with this sequence are programmes for an afternoon and evening performance given on Good Friday and for various other performances given at the same venue. Unless otherwise described as a 'recital', these concerts were also orchestral performances (of the kind described above), given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra and conducted by Henry Wood.

All programmes include words and Historical and Analytical Notes by Edgar F. Jacques (the majority with musical examples). Where appropriate, they provide a list of the orchestral ensemble.

Programmes are bound chronologically within each volume but are grouped here by series.

Volume 1: Q.H. Symphony. Wagner and Ysaye (1898-9)
Symphony Concerts (nos. 1-8)
29 October; 12 and 26 November; and 10 December 1898.
28 January; 11 and 25 February; and 11 March 1899.

Other concerts
7, 14, 21 and 28 November 1898 and 3, 10 and 21 June 1899: Wagner Concerts.
14 June 1899: Tchaikovsky Concert.
28 June 1899: Wagner-Tchaikovsky Concert.

31 March 1899: Good Friday Concerts.
4 July 1899: Miss Lillian Blauvelt's Vocal Recital (with Ysaye).
30 May and 12 June 1899: Ysaye Concerts.

Volume 2: Symphony, Ysaye and Busoni Concerts (1900-01)
Symphony Concerts
27 October, 10 and 24 November and 8 December 1900 and 9 February and 2 and 16 March 1901.

Ysaye Concerts
14 and 19 November 1900 (conducted by Ysaye) and 18 May 1901
21 November 1900: Recital
23 May and 6, 13 and 20 June 1901: Violin and Pianoforte Sonata Recitals (with Busoni).

Busoni Recitals
27 November 1900 and 23 February 1901

Other orchestral concerts
25 December 1900: Christmas Day
1 January 1901: New Years Day
26 January 1901: In Memoriam, Queen Victoria
20 February 1901: Ash Wednesday
30 March and 4 June 1901 (Wagner)
5 April 1901: Good Friday Concerts
8 June 1901 (Verdi Memorial, conducted by Signor Mancinelli)
11 June 1901 (Beethoven)
18 June 1901 (Tchaikovsky).

The programme for 26 January includes an introductory essay by Jacques entitled 'Musical Development During the Victorian Era'.
Date range of collection
1898 - 1899
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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
01865 277182
Visiting Information
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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council