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Collection Description

Collection Title
Kathleen Markwell Box 1: London concert venues (1916-44)
Description
The first of four boxes forming the archives of the English pianist Kathleen Markwell, consisting of handbills, programmes and wordbooks for performances given at various London venues between 1916 and 1944, the majority featuring Markwell as an accompanist.

Items are listed here alphabetically by venue:
1. Aeolian Hall
2. Grotrian Hall
3. New Chenil Galleries
4. Queen’s Hall
5. Royal Albert Hall
6. Royal College of Music
7. Steinway Hall
8. Town Hall, Kensington
9. Wigmore Hall

1. Aeolian Hall
With the exception of that on 21 May 1925, all concerts were accompanied by Markwell.
Monday 30 January [no year]: Pianoforte and Violoncello Recital by John Snowden and Marion Keighley Snowden (handbill with photographs and Press Opinions).
Thursday 20 March and Tuesday 8 May [no year]: Song Recitals by Miss Megan Foster (handbills with photographs).
Wednesday 3 June [no year]: Vera Moore (piano) and Antonia Butler (cello) (handbill).
Monday 7 June [no year]: Violoncello Recital by John Snowden (handbill with photograph, 2 copies).
Friday 12 June [no year]: Recital of Modern Song and Folk Song given by Megan Foster, with Gwendolen Mason (with photograph).
15 April 1921: Mario di Pietro (mandoline), Vittorio Rietti (violin) and Alberto Volonnino (vocal) (handbill with photograph).
8 May 1923: Song Recital by Megan Foster (with words).
29 May 1923: Song Recital by Megan Foster with the Philharmonic String Quartet (handbill plus programme with words, 4 copies).
15 October 1924: Song Recital by Megan Foster (with words, 2 copies).
21 May 1925: Two Concerts of Negro Spirituals and Plantation Songs no.1, given by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

2. Grotrian Hall
11 March [no year]: Lieder Recital by Leslie Holmes, accompanied by Harold Craxton (with words).
Tuesday 15 May [no year]: Song Recital by Muriel Marshall, assisted by Joseph Slater (flute) and Kathleen Markwell (piano) (handbill plus programme with words, 3 copies).
7 and 26 November [1932]: Two Violin and Pianoforte Recitals by Orrea Pernel and Kathleen Markwell (handbill, 4 copies).

3. New Chenil Galleries
13 October 1925: Lieder Recital by John Goss and Victor Beigel (with words, 2 copies).
16 and 29 October, 12 November and 10 December 1925: Chenil Chamber Orchestra (first season), conducted by John Barbirolli (single document, 2 copies). Also, programme with a list of the orchestral ensemble for the second concert (with John Goss).
21 October, 3 and 18 November and 2 December 1925: Four Recitals of String Quartets given by the Kutcher String Quartet (single document).
22 and 30 October and 6 and 13 November 1925: Four Dances, with the Chenil Dance Orchestra (single document, 2 copies).
28 October and 11 and 25 November and 9 December 1925: Four Concerts by the Guild of Singers and Players (single document).
7 November 1925: Recital of Sociable Songs given by John Goss and the Cathedral Male Voice Quartet, accompanied by Hubert J. Foss (2 copies).
11 December [1925]: Megan Foster (vocal), accompanied by Markwell (handbill).
5 January 1926: An Hour of Songs and Poems for Children and the Merry of Heart, given by Megan Foster (vocal), accompanied by Markwell (handbill and programme).
2 March 1926: Second Lieder Recital by Anne Thursfield, accompanied by Daisy Bucktrout (with words).
16 March 1926: Third Lieder Recital given by John Goss, accompanied by Markwell (with words).

4. Queen’s Hall
8, 19 and 24 November [no year]: Lener Quartet (with Analytical Notes).
5 December 1923: 52nd Grand Annual Concert in aid of the funds of the Customs and Excise Orphans’, Widows’ and War Memorial Benevolent Fund (with words, 2 copies).
29 February 1924: Roland Hayes (vocal) with the Queen’s Hall Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood (with words and notes).
11 March 1924: Royal Amateur Orchestral Society (51st season) with Mr Ivor Foser and Miss Megan Foster (vocal), accompanied by Markwell (with wordbook and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
11 January 1928: Insurance Orchestral Society of London (4th season, no.7) with Flora Woodman and Thorpe Bates (vocal) and Harold Triggs (cello) (with words, notes, a list of the orchestral ensemble and photographs).
31 January 1928: British Artists in International Programmes, given by Daisy Kennedy and William Murdoch, accompanied by Markwell (handbill and programme with notes, multiple copies of both).
24 January 1930: 5th Hamilton Harty Symphony Concert, given by the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Hamilton Harty (with Historical and Analytical Notes, musical examples and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
1932-33 season: BBC Symphony Concerts given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra (leaflet, with programmes and seating plans).
1932-33 season: 16 Sunday Orchestral Concerts given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Beecham (leaflet).
1932-33 season: Christmas Season of the Promenade Concerts given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood (single document).

5. Royal Albert Hall
19-24 May [no year]: S. Coleridge-Taylor, Hiawatha, in operatic form with scenery and costumes, given by the Royal Choral Society (handbill).
15 December 1922: Concert and Display of Physical Exercises, with Miss Reba Rangan, David Ellis and Ivor Foster (vocal), conducted y Dr. J. E. Borland, accompanied by Kathleen Markwell (with wordbook and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
24 April 1926: Bach, Mass in B minor given by the Royal Choral Society with Miss Dorothy Silk, Miss Muriel Brunskill, Mr Archibald Winter and Mr Herbert Heyner. (vocal) and the Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, conducted by Dr. E. C. Bairstow (with wordbook, Analytical Notes, musical examples and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
25 March 1944: Grand Concert in celebration of Sir Henry J. Wood’s 75th Birthday given by the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra with Solomon (piano), conducted by Sir Henry Wood, Sir Adrian Boult, Basil Cameron and Malcolm Sargent.

6. Royal College of Music
Programmes with words for College Concerts given on:
19 October 1916 (four copies); 13 July 1917 (three copies/orchestral); 29 November 1917 (four copies); 6 June 1918 (three copies); 10 December 1918 (orchestral, five copies); 8 November 1918 (two copies); 24 June 1920 (‘At Home’ presented by the Royal College of Music Union).

7. Steinway Hall
Thursday 17 February [no year]: Recital by Elisabeth Ann, assisted by Cedric Sharpe (cello) and Markwell (piano) (handbill).
Tuesday 1 May [no year]: Recital by Elisabeth Ann, kindly assisted by Mr Topliss Green (vocal), accompanied by Markwell (handbill).
Saturday 24 May [no year]: Song Recital by Dorothy Duncan, accompanied by Markwell (programme card).
1 May 1918: Recital of English Songs given by Mrs Harry Bedford, assisted by Beatrice Harrison (cello), accompanied by Mr F. Kiddle (handbill, 2 copies).
3 April 1919: Poems ‘From a German Prison Camp’, interpreted by Elisabeth Ann to musical improvisations by Markwell.
30 October 1919: Second Recital of Poems interpreted by Elisabeth Ann to musical improvisations by Markwell, assisted by Cedric Sharpe (cello) (multiple copies).
21 February 1922: Song Recital by Dorothea St. Hill Bourne, assisted by John Savile, accompanied by Constance Stockbridge (with words).
24 May 1924: Song Recital by Dorothy Duncan, accompanied by Markwell (with words).

8. Town Hall, Kensington
All concerts were accompanied by Markwell. The performances from 1924 were given by the New Kensington Music Club (2nd season no.4 and 4th season nos. 1 and 3).
8 November 1922: Kensington Chamber Concert no.2 given by the Snow String Quartet with Megan Foster (soprano) (with words, 3 copies).
28 January 1924: Euterpe String Players with Dorothy Silk (vocal), Constance Izard (violin) and Bruce McLay (flute), conducted by Adrian Boult (with words and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
26 October 1925: Fanny Davies (piano) and John Goss (vocal) (with wordbook, 2 copies).
8 December 1925: New Kensington Music Club with Megan Foster (vocal) and the Philharmonic Trio.

9. Wigmore Hall
With the exception of the concerts given on 22 November [no year], 29 March [1925?], 5 April and 1 November 1927 and 6 November 1929, all performances were accompanied by Markwell.
Thursday 19 January [no year]: John Goss, Last Song Recital prior to American Tour) (handbill, 3 copies).
Thursday 20 February [no year]: Violoncello Recital by Georges Pitsch, with Kathleen Long (piano) (handbill, 2 copies).
Thursday 16 May [no year]: Violoncello Recital by Helen Just (handbill with photograph, 2 copies).
Friday 8 June [no year]: Recital of Schubert Lieder by Megan Foster and John Goss (vocal) with the Cathedral Male Voice Quartet (handbill).
Monday 15 October [no year]: Violin Recital by Daisy Kennedy (handbill with photograph, 3 copies).
Wednesday 17 October [no year]: Song Recital by Barbara Clark (handbill with photograph, 3 copies, plus programme with words, 2 copies).
Wednesday 31 October [no year]: Song Recital by Tessa Richardson (handbill, 2 copies, plus a programme with words).
Wednesday 17 November [no year]: Nonesuch Press Series of Six Period Concerts, No. 4, given by Hilda Saxe and John Goss with the Brosa Quartet (programme with notes).
Tuesday 22 November [no year]: Violin Recital by Elise Steele, accompanied by Harold Craxton, including the first performance of Dance of the Princess, from a 16th Century Lute Book, arranged by Craxton (handbill with photograph, 3 copies).
24 February 1925: Second Annual Evening Concert in aid of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund Guild by the Stock Exchange Male Voice Choir with Miss Phyllis Lett and Mr Edward Halland (vocal) and Miss Harriet Cohen (piano) (programme with words and a list of the choral ensemble, conducted by Cecil Engleheart).
29 May [1925?]: Final Concert of Negro Spirituals and Plantation Songs given by the Fisk Jubilee Singers (on their return to London after their great success in Paris, Berlin and Brussels) (programme with photograph).
23 February 1926: Third Annual Evening Concert aid of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund Guild, given by the Stock Exchange Male Voice Choir, with Miss Dorothy Silk and Mr Norman Stone (vocal) and Miss Margaret Fairless (violin) (handbill and programme with words and list of the choral ensemble).
5 April 1927: J.S. Bach concert given by Dorothy Silk (vocal) with Keith Falkner (vocal), Joseph Slater and Evelyn Claye (flute), Leon Goossens (oboe) and Claude Hobday (double bass) with the Charles Woodhouse String Quartet and Harold Darke (continuo) (programme with words).
1 November 1927: Millicent Russell (vocal) with the Kendall String Quartet and Winifred Gardiner (piano), including the first English performance of Paul Graener, Rhapsodie (programme with words).
14 December 1927: Legendes Dorees, collected from the Christmas Bibles of Melun, Nantes, Troyes and given by Megan Foster (vocal) (handbill with photograph plus programme with words, 2 copies).
4 January 1928: An Hour of Song for Children and the Merry of Heart given by Megan Foster.
8 June 1928: Recital of Schubert Lieder given by the Megan Foster and John Goss (vocal) (programme with words, 2 copies).
3 June 1929: Song Recital by John Goss (vocal) (handbill plus programme with words, 3 copies).
6 November 1929: 3rd Wednesday Evening Concert with Dorothy Silk, Astra Desmond, Bruce Flegg and Keith Falkner (vocal) and Myra Hess, Harold Samuel and Howard Ferguson (piano) (programme with words and notes).
8 and 22 October, 5 and 19 November and 3 December 1930: Wednesday Evening Concerts, 3rd series (single document).
22 October 1930: 12th Wednesday Concert (3rd series) with Dorothy Silk, John Goss, Nicolas Orloff, Isolde Menges, Lionel Tertis and Ivor James (with words and notes).
29 October 1930: Bach-Brahms Song Recital given by Tessa Richardson (with words).
4 March 1931: 19th Wednesday Concert (4th series) with Dorothy Silk, Elsie Suddaby, Harold Samuel, Isolde Menges, Pierre Tas, Alfred de Reyghere, Ivor James and Haydn Draper (with words and notes).
Format
Date range of collection
1916 - 1944
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council