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Collection Description

Collection Title
Leslie Postlethwaite collection: Box 2 (1996-98)
Unique Identifier
Mus 320.c.2
A miscellaneous collection of 36 loose programme books for performances given at Symphony Hall, Birmingham between March 1996 and December 1998, being the second 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.

11 March 1996: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra with Schlomo Mintz (violin), conducted by Hans Vonk.

1996-97 (5th Anniversary Season).
5 September: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Alexander Toradze (piano), conducted by Valery Gergiev.
8 September: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
27 September: Alicia de Larrocha (piano).
18 October: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra with Christian Blackshaw (piano), conducted by Mark Ermler.
29 October: BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Bella Davidovich (piano), conducted by Vassily Sinaisky.
17 January: Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra with Dubravka Tomsic (piano), conducted by Marko Letonja.
10 February: Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano) and Gyorgy Fischer (piano).
14 February: Russian National Orchestra, with Nikolai Lugansky (piano), conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.
28 February: Philharmonia Orchestra, with Murray Perahia (piano), conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyi.
6 March: Belgian National Orchestra with Jack Liebeck (violin), conducted by Yuri Simonov.
13 April: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra with Radu Lupu (piano), conducted by David Zinman.
22 April: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Simon Rattle.
29 August: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Kyung Wha Chung (violin), conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.

8 October: Russian State Symphony Orchestra with Maxim Fedotov, conducted by Arnold Katz.
18 October: National Symphony Orchestra, Washington with Emanuel Ax (piano), conducted by Leonard Slatkin.
31 October: Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, Berlin with Christian Tetzlaff (violin), conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
8 and 9 November: Nigel Kennedy and the English Chamber Orchestra with Katharine Gowers (violin), conducted by Shuntaro Sato.
19-22 November: Czech Festival given by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra , conduced by Libor Pesek.
11 December: London Philharmonic Orchestra with Maria Joao Pires (piano) and Janice Watson (vocal), conducted by Bernard Haitink.
19 January: Philharmonia Orchestra with Evgeny Kissin (piano), conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
28 January: Orchestra of the Kirov Opera with Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), conducted by Valery Gergiev.
20 February: Minnesota Symphony Orchestra with Gil Shaham (violin), conducted by Eiji Oue.
2 March: Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra with Peter Dmitriev (piano), conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev.
13 March: Beethovenhalle Orchestra with John Lill (piano), conducted by Marc Soustrot.
27 March: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra with Viktoria Mullova (violin), conducted by Ingo Metzmacher.
19 April: English Chamber Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman (violin/director)
29 April: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Hilary Hahn (violin), conducted by Lorin Maazel.

5 September: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
9 September: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with Stephen Hough (piano), conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.
2 October: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with Midori (violin), conducted by Hans Vonk.
17 October: St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, with Oleh Krysa (violin), conducted by Alexander Dmitriev.
3 November: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra with Henning Kraggerud (violin), conducted by Alexander Lazarev.
6 November: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam with Joshua Bell (violin), conducted by Riccardo Chailly.
20 November: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, with Ewa Poblocka (piano), conducted by Kazimierz Kord.
7 December: London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis as part of the LSO National Tour.
Date range of collection
1996 - 1998
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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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

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