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Collection Description

Collection Title
Harold Rosenthal collection (1939-59)
Unique Identifier
Mus 315 c.2
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for performances given at various London venues – predominantly the Royal Albert Hall – between 1939 and 1959, held loosely and arranged across five boxes within the collection of Harold Rosenthal (1917–87).

Many of the programmes contain words and/or notes. Items are generally mounted on loose A4 sheets and are often accompanied by press cuttings and/or tickets for the event. Where the performance formed part of a larger series, the prospectuses for that series can often be found.

Detailed entries for individual boxes are provided, divided as follows:

Box 1: 1941–47
Box 2: 1940–50
Box 3: 1941–50
Box 4: 1939–59
Box 5: 1939–54

These boxes form part of a large collection covering the period c. 1950–1987. The vast majority of this is operatic in orientation and is arranged by opera title. Although mostly British, there are also a fair number of foreign houses represented, especially from festival performance. Also held are files on conductors, intendants and British operatic premieres.
Date range of collection
1939 - 1959
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations
Associated Times

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.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council