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Germany: Frankfurt (1832, 1894-96, 1905-2001)
A miscellaneous collection of handbills, programmes and prospectuses for performances given at various venues in Frankfurt in 1832, between 1894 and 1896 and between 1905 and 2001, ordered by venue and divided into seven folders, all of which are contained in a single box.

The folders are divided as follows:
1. Alte Oper Frankfurt (1995 and 2000-01, 3 items).
2. Deutsche Bühnen/Städtische Bühnen (1932-73, 12 items).
3. Dr Hoch's Conservatorium [Dr Hoch's Konservatorium] (1894-96, 13 items).
4. Frankfurter Opernhaus/Oper Frankfurt (1894-96, 15 items).
5. Religious venues (1895-96 and 1975, 4 items).
6. Saalbau (1894-96, 56 items).
7. Unknown venues (1832-1905, 4 items plus press cuttings).

The material for the Alte Oper consists of leaflet prospectuses whilst programmes for the operatic productions at the Deutsche Bühnen and Frankfurter Opernhaus contain some extensive notes: the folder for the Deutsche Bühnen also includes the Blätter der Städtischen Bühnen for June/July 1927 and a programme for a Museums-Konzert given by Christian Ferras (violin) with Georg Solti (13 April 1954). Documentation for the remaining venues consists principally of handbills/single-sheet programmes, some with words.

The performances at Dr. Hoch's Conservatorium were solo performances or chamber music concerts, a number of which featured the Frankfurter Trio. Programmes for the Frankfurter Opernhaus are divided between Abonnement-Concerts (1894–1896, directed by Dr Rottenberg, 8 items) and programme books for performances on (or beginning on) 11 May 1975 (Hans Werne Henze, Die Bassariden, premiere), 30 October 1978 (Lieder Recital by Barry McDaniel), 26 November 1979 (Verdi, La Traviata) and 15 June 1986 (Hans Zender, Stephen Climax). The folder for this venue also includes a poster for Verdi, Rigoletto (7 November 1916), the prospectus for the 5th Festival of the Internationalen Gesellschaft fur Neue Musik [International Society for Contemporary Music] (26 June-4 July 1927) and a copy of the Frankfurter Opernheft for 10 May 1975.

The folder of programmes for performances in religious venues includes programmes for the following venues: Funkhaus am Dornbusch (7 March 1975, Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt); Frankfurter Hof (2 February 1895); Saale der Loge Carl, Mozartplatz (22 April 189); and St. Katharinenkirche (28 January 1895).

Performances at the Saalbau were given in both the large and small rooms and included solo, chamber music and orchestral performances.

The final folder in the collection includes programmes for concerts on 7 November 1832, 9 May 1895, 20 January 1896, and 22 November 1905, for which no venue is stated. This folder also includes a prospectus for a Hommage international a Antonio Soler, 250 Anniversaire (1979-80) and pages from local newspapers.
Date range of collection
1832 - 2001
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Not Specific

Location Details

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