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Collection Description

Collection Title
F. Gilbert Webb collection: Royal Philharmonic Society programmes (1917-25)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 318 d.29/10
The fourth of five boxes within the F. Gilbert Webb collection relating to the Royal Philharmonic Society, containing a miscellaneous selection of programmme books for performances given at the Queen's Hall, London, during the seasons 105-109 and 111-112.

These were two-part orchestral concerts, with some solo/concertante items, including a number of pieces receiving their first performances in England.

All programmes carry historical and analytical notes (with musical examples) and provide, where appropriate, the texts for the vocal/choral pieces. They also carry lists of the orchestral and choral ensembles and lists of the various Officers and Members of the Society.

Some programmes also carry handwritten annotations, which offer observations of the performance and on the works performed.

Where no other indication is given below, concerts during the 105th and 106th seasons were conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

105th season (nos. 4-6)
29 January 1917: Vladimir de Pachmann (piano).
26 February 1917: Clara Butt (vocal).
12 March 1917: Landon Ronald (conductor).

106th season (nos. 1-6)
26 November 1917: Arthur de Greef (piano).
10 December 1917: Albert Sammons (violin) and Lionel Tertis (viola).
28 January 1918: Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano), conducted by Landon Ronald.
25 February 1918: Bessie Tyas, Edna Thornton, Frank Mullings and Norman Allin (vocal).
11 March 1918: Beatrice Harrison (cello).
15 April 1918: Ethel Peake (vocal).

107th season (no.1)
5 December 1918: George Barker (vocal), conducted by Landon Ronald.

108th season (no.3-7)
29 January 1920: Olga Haley (vocal) and Albert Sammons (violin), conducted by Adrian C. Boult.
26 February 1920: conducted by Albert Coates and Charles Kennedy Scott.
25 March 1920: H. Goss Custard (organ) with the Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Charles Kennedy Scott.
29 April 1920: Guilhermina Suggia (cello) and Marguerite Nielka (vocal), conducted by Landon Ronald.
20 May 1920: Carmen Hill (vocal) and William Murdoch (piano), conducted by Landon Ronald.

109th season (no.1-3)
4 November 1920: Siloti (piano), conducted by Albert Coates.
25 November 1920: Heifetz (violin), conducted by Albert Coates.
16 December 1920: 150th Anniversary of Beethoven's Birth, conducted by Hamilton Harty.

111th season (no. 4-6)
25 January 1923: Marcia van Dresser (vocal) and Vassili Sapellnikov (piano), conducted by Sir Landon Ronald.
22 February 1923: conducted by Eugene Goossens.
22 March 1923: Katharine Goodson (piano), conducted by Albert Coates.

112th season (no. 1-6)
1 November 1923: Irene Scharrer (piano), conducted by Albert Coates.
22 November 1923: Dorothy Silk (vocal), conducted by Ernest Ansermet.
6 December 1923: Alfred Cortot (piano), conducted by Sir Landon Ronald.
24 January 1924: John Booth (vocal), conducted by Wilhelm Fürtwangler.
21 February 1924: Jelly d'Aranyi (violin), conducted by Eugene Goossens.
20 March 1924: Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, with Florence Austral, Margaret Balfour, Frank Titterton and Robert Radford (vocal) and the Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Felix Weingartner.

113th season (no.1, 2 and 7).
20 November 1924: Katharine Goodson (piano), conducted by Wilhelm Fürtwangler.
4 December 1924: conducted by Bruno Walter.
27 April 1925: Flora Mann (vocal) and Harold Samuel (piano), conducted by Malcolm Sargent.
Date range of collection
1917 - 1928
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