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Collection Description

Collection Title
F. Gilbert Webb collection: Queen's Hall Symphony Concerts (1897-1904)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 318 d.1, 3, 12, 14
Programmes for four seasons of the Queen's Hall Symphony Concerts given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra between 1897 and 1904, bound as four volumes (one volume per season).

These were two-part orchestral performances, conducted, unless otherwise stated below, by Henry Wood. Certain concerts were dedicated to the work of a single composer and many included works being performed for the first time in England.

All programmes include Historical and Analytical Notes (with musical examples) and provide a list of the orchestral ensemble. From 1902, programmes also include photographs of the principal performers.

Volume 1: 1897
30 January (Schubert); 6 February (Wagner); 20 February (Tchaikovsky); 27 February; 20 March; 3 April; 24 April (Brahms); 1 May (Grieg); 8 May (Beethoven); 15 May (Tchaikovsky); 22 May (Wagner); and 29 May.

Volume 2: 1897–98
23 and 30 October, 6, 13, 20 and 27 November and 4 December 1897.
15, 22 and 29 January, 5, 12, 19 and 26 February, 5, 12 and 19 March 1898.
This volume also includes programmes for additional concerts given by the same ensemble on 15 June (Tchaikovsky) and 22 June 1898 (Wagner).

Volume 3: 1902–03
The names in brackets are those of replacement conductors.
25 October (Edouard Colonne), 8 November (Emil Paur), 22 November (Edward Elgar) and 6 December 1902 (Richard Strauss and Henry Wood).
1, 17 and 31 January, 14 and 25 February, 14 and 28 March, 10 April, and 4 and 26 May 1903.

Volume 4: 1903–04
31 October, 14 and 28 November and 12 December 1903.
1 and 30 January, 13 and 27 February, 12 March, 1 and 28 April, 10 May and 2 June 1904.
The concerts on 28 October 1903 and 1 January 1904 were conducted by Emil Paur.
This volume also includes programmes for additional performances given by the same ensemble on 28 October and 2 December 1903 and 2 February 1904.
Date range of collection
1897 - 1897
Accumulation Dates
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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council