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Collection Description

Collection Title
Germany: Berlin A-Kom (1907-95)
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for performances given at various venues in Berlin between 1907 and 1995, arranged by venue over five folders within a single box.

Folders 2, 3 and 5 contain programmes with notes (including photographs and illustrations) for operatic performances given at the Deutsche Oper (12 items, 1962–86), the Deutsche Staatsoper (10 items, 1949–95) and Komische Oper (16 items, 1949-95).

Folders 1 and 4 include programmes for concert performances given at various venues, with the former consisting largely of programmes for the Bechstein Saal and Beethoven Saal.

Folder 1: Miscellaneous venues
- Bechsteinsaal, Linkstraße 42
19, 24 and 30 November 1928: 3 Konzerte, Henri Gil-Marchex (single document with photograph).
9 January 1929: Edvard Moritz (programme with words).
[no date]: Englischer Liederabend, Clive Carey, accompanied by Gerald Cooper (with words).

- Beethovensaal, Köthener Strasse 32
11 January 1907: Zweite Orchester-Abend.
16 January 1909: II. Concert von Therese und Artur Schanbel (with words).
31 October, 7, 14, 21 and 28 November and 12 December 1911: Sechs Klavier-Abende von Ferruccio Busoni (single document with notes, 2 copies).
4 January 1912: Klavier-Abend von Egon Petri (handbill).
16 and 27 February 1914: Zwei Klavier-Abende von Ferruccio Busoni (single document).
12 March 1914: II. Orchester-Abend von Ferruccio Busoni with the Berliner Philharmonischen Orchester (with notes)
15 April 1924: III. Klavierabend, Myra Hess (handbill).
16 December 1924: 3. Kammermusik-Abend, Bruno Walter and Josef Szigeti (handbill)
15 January 1964: 5. Meisterkonzert given by the Bath Festival Orchestra with Yehudi Menuhin (with a list of the orchestral ensemble).

- Bluebird Theatre
Souvenir Brochure for the season December 1921 –December 1922 and an undated wordbook.

- Blüthener-Saal
21 November 1912: III. Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Folder 2: Deutsche Oper Berlin
9 January 1962, 29 September and 13 October 1963, 19 October 1965, 13 April 1970, 22 March 1972, 15 June 1974, 20 and 21 May, 13 October and 11 December 1977 and 20 February 1986.

Folder 3: Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin
15 December 1949, 24 January 1951, 1 and 2 June 1970, 6 June 1980, 10 June 1990, 8 June 1992 and 22 October 1995, with 2 undated items.

Folder 4: Miscellaneous venues
Grosse Volksoper: 17 April 1924 (with notes, 2 copies).
Hochmeistersaal: 22 May 1963, Trio de Espana (handbill).
Konzertsaal der Hochschule für Musik: 27/28 March 1960, Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester with Helmut Roloff (piano), conducted by Paul Hindemith (single document with notes).
Kabarett-Theatre: no date.
Klindworth-Scharwenka-Saal: 30 March [1947], Die Englischen Sänger (with words).

Folder 5: Komische Oper
13 January 1959 (2 copies), 29 December 1967, 14 October 1977, 1 December 1985 and 14 February 1993 with 5 undated items and three editions of Die Welt der Oper, being 1964/III, 1967/VII and 1967/VIII (3 copies).
Date range of collection
1907 - 1995
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Not Specific

Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
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Mon-Fri by appointment
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The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council