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Collection Description

Collection Title
F. Gilbert Webb collection: Queen's Hall Lamoureux Concerts (1896-98)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 318 d.27
A collection of programmes books for Grand Orchestral Concerts given under the direction of Mons Charles Lamoureux at the Queen's Hall, London on 16 and 18 April and 16-21 November 1896, 22-27 March and 3 and 10 November 1897 and 16 February, 2 and 15 March, 20 April and 21 May 1898, held in a single box. Also, a further programme book from this series which, lacking its front page, is undated.

These were two-part orchestral concerts given by the Orchestre des Concerts-Lamoureux (to end March 1897) and the Queen's Hall Orchestra (from November 1897), under the management of Robert Newman. The concerts included a large number of works – particularly by French composers – that were receiving their first performance in this country.

All programmes include Historical and Analytical Notes (with musical examples) by Edgar F. Jacques, carry a photograph of the conductor and include a list of the orchestral ensemble. Those given by the Orchestre des Concerts-Lamoureux begin with 'A Few Words about M. Lamoureux and his Orchestra'.

A number of the programmes carry handwritten annotations, which often analytical observations on the pieces performed.
Date range of collection
1896 - 1898
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places

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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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council