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Germany: Berlin Ko-Si (1896-1995)
A miscellaneous collection of handbills, programmes and brochures for performances given at various venues in Berlin - principally the Philharmonie - between 1896 and 1995, ordered by venue and held as four folders within a single box.

The second of these folders is devoted solely to programmes for performances given at the Philharmonie (1910, 1913, 1920-28, 1968, 1984 and 1995), including an extended sequence of programmes given by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester], conducted by Bruno Walter, on the following dates: 13 December 1913; 6 December 1920 (Josef Mann, vocal); 24 October 1921 (Maria Ivogun, vocal); 24 April 1922 (Sigrid Onegin, vocal); 18 September 1922 (Maria Olszewska and Fritz Krauss, vocal); 8 October 1923 (Artur Schnabel, piano); 8 February 1926; 22 March 1926 (Lotte Schöne, vocal) and 19 November 1928.
Where appropriate, the majority of these documents include words and those for 8 February and 22 March 1926 and 19 November 1928 also provide programme analytical notes (with musical examples).

The folder contains programmes for further performances by this ensemble given on 7 November 1910 and 26-29 October 1995 with pianists Ferruccio Busoni/Lilya Zilberstein, conducted by A. Nikisch/Claus Peter Flor: that for 1910 includes notes, musical examples and photographs. Also, programmes for concerts on 27 January 1968 (Bath Festival Orchestra with Yehudi Menuhin) and on 16 February 1984 (Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, directed by Michael Zilm, 2 copies), both of which include words, notes, biographical notes and photographs. That for 1968 also provides a list of the orchestral ensemble.

In addition to concert programmes, the box contains 2 editions of the Blätter der Philharmonie and a copy of Der Anbruch for 1921, the latter including programmes for a Busoni-Zyklus, the majority of the performances of which were held at the Philharmonie.

The remaining folders contain programmes for a number of venues, as listed below.

Folder 1
Kongreßhalle: 25-30 May 1965, International Piano Congress (single document).
Kongreßsaal Deutsches Museum: 14 January 1964, Bath Festival Orchestra with Yehudi Menuhin (with notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
Neues Konigliches Operntheater: (7 July 1911 (handbill)
Kurfürstendamm Theater [Theater am Kurfürstendamm]: Summer 1931, Deutsches Theater Kammerspiele.

Folder 3
Metropol Theatre: 1961–62 season
Odeon u.Parlophon: no date.
Palmengarten, Pirnaische Strasse 29: 11 April 1910 (VI Streichquartett-Abend)
Parkhaus: 6 June 1963 (Sonderkonzert, programme card).

Folder 4
Renaissance-Theater: [no date] 1952-53 season.
Saal Bechstein: 24 Feburary 1904, II Concert von Ossip Schnirlin (violin), directed by Eduard Behm.Bechstein Saal: 24 Feburary 1904, II Concert von Ossip Schnirlin (violin), directed by Eduard Behm.
Schauspielhaus, Grosser Saal
2 March 1914, 2 December 1985 and 21-23 October 1995: English Chamber Orchestra/Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester concert given by Arturo Tamayo and Inga Nielsen (with notes, biographical notes and photographs).
Schiller-Theater: 2 September 1952 and 11 January 1962.
10 January 1896: Concert von Eugen d'Albert with the Philharmonischen Orchester, conducted by F. Mannstaedt (mounted handbill).
[10 April 1911]: Bach, St. John Passion (wordbook).
15 December 1919: Einziger Sonaten-Abend by Arnold Rosé with Bruno Walter (handbill).
19 April 1929: Das Eröffnungs-Konzert in Europa with the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, directed by Lazare Saminsky (handbill).
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Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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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