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Collection Description

Collection Title
Leslie Postlethwaite collection: Box 1 (1991-96)
Unique Identifier
Mus 320.c.1
A miscellaneous collection of 41 loose programme books for performances given at Symphony Hall, Birmingham between September 1991 and June 1996, being the first of six boxes comprising the collection of Leslie Postlethwaite.

Each book includes programme notes, biographical notes (with photographs) and a list of the orchestral ensemble. Where appropriate, the texts of the vocal/choral pieces and a list of the choral ensemble also appear.

Certain documents carry some minor handwritten annotations, relating largely to the performance of encores and including some signatures.

In cases where more than one date is given for a particular performance, all material is contained within a single document.

21 and 22 September: Antonin Dvorak concerts given by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with Lynn Harrell (cello) and Miriam Fried (violin), conducted by Jiri Belohlavek and Libor Pesek.

1-3 January: Rachmaninov Festival, given by the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra with Dmitri Alexeev, Mikhail Rudy and Nikolai Demidenko (piano), conducted Alexander Lazarev.
15 January: London Philharmonic Orchestra with Mechthild Gessendorf (vocal), conducted by Lorin Maazel.
22 [and 23] February: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra with Rodney Friend (violin) and Derek Han (piano), conducted by Pavel Kogan.
5-7 October: Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra with Emilia Moskvitina (harp), Vladimir Chuhnov (harpsichord) and Alexander Vedernikov and Peter Donohoe (piano), conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev.
14-15 November: Tchaikovsky Symphonies, given by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yuri Temirkanov.
20 November: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra with Barbara Bonney (vocal), conducted by Neeme Jarvi.

3 March: Vienna Symphony Orchestra with Margareta Hintermeier (vocal), the ladies of the CBSO Chorus and the boys of Shrewsbury School, conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
11 March: St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra with Vladimir Krainev (piano), conducted by Alexander Dmitriev.
11 June: Celebrity Recital by Cecile Ousset (piano).

28 October: Philharmonia Orchestra with Alfred Brendel (piano), conducted by Michael Sch?nwandt.
1 November: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Itzhak Perlman (violin), conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
11 November 1993: Haydn, The Creation, given (in German) by the Orchestre National de Lille and Pro Musica Chorus of London with Mireille Delunsch, Donald Kaasch and Peter Lika (vocal), conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus.
28 January: Ute Lemper (soprano) with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.
21 February: Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra with Lydia Mordkovitch (violin), conducted by Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi.
21 March: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pavel Kogan.
23 April: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Sarah Chang (violin), conducted by Kurt Masur.
7 May: Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.

3 September: Cleveland Orchestra with Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor and soloist).
7 November: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, with Cristina Ortiz (piano), conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
22 November: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lorin Maazel.
28 November: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra with Valery Kuleshov (piano), conducted by Vassily Sinaisky.
16 December: London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink.
17 February: Celebrity Recital by Katia and Marielle Labèque (pianos).
18 March: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra with Lars Vogt (piano), conducted by Hans Vonk.
4 April: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Lynn Harrell (cello), conducted by Claus Peter Flor.
8 April: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Dagmar Pecková (vocal), conducted by Libor Pesek.
10 May: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Herbert Blomstedt.
31 May: Celebrity Recital by Ivo Pogorelich (piano)

4 and 5 October: Philharmonia Orchestra with Andras Schiff (piano), conducted by Kurt Sanderling.
20 October: St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Dmitri Alexeev (piano), conducted by Yuri Temirkanov.
7 November: Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra with Mikhail Rudy (piano), conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev.
24 November: Philharmonia Orchestra with Radu Lupu (piano), conducted by David Zinman.
14 December: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with John Lill (piano), conducted by Yuri Temirkanov.
3 February: Orchestre de Paris with Maxim Vengerov (violin), conducted by Semyon Bychkov.
22 March: London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink.
19-21 April: Complete Sibelius Symphonies given by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi.
26 April: Japan Philharmonic Orchestra with Andrei Gavrilov (piano), conducted by Jun'ichi Hirokami.
7 May: Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra with Julia Krasko (violin), conducted by Valery Poliansky.
16 May: Prague Symphony Orchestra with Ralph Kirschbaum (cello), conducted by Jirí Belohlávek.
21 June: Philharmonia Orchestra with Julie Unwin and Ning Liang (vocal), conducted by Gilbert Kaplan.
Date range of collection
1991 - 1996
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Associated Places

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
Open Map
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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Collection Collector(s)
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council