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Collection Description

Collection Title
Leslie Postlethwaite collection: Box 3 (1999-2001)
Unique Identifier
Mus 320.c.3
A miscellaneous collection of 36 programme books for performances given at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham between February 1999 and May 2001, being the third of six boxes forming 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, largely relating 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.

1998-99 (all concerts in 1999)
13 February: Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev.
27-28 February: Sibelius, The Spirit of Nature, given by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä.
17 May: Reflections on Rachmaninov with the Philharmonia Orchestra, with Mikhail Pletnev (piano), conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
6-8 June: Russian Celebration given by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with Dimitri Alexeev (piano), Sergei Girshenko (violin) and Anya Alexeyev (piano), conducted by Alexander Lazarev and Yuri Temirkanov.

30 September: Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra with Sasha Rozhdestvensky (violin), conducted by Valery Poliansky.
8 October: Celebrity Recital by Dame Felicity Lott (vocal).
16 October: Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra with Matthew Trusler (violin), conducted by Marko Letonja.
17 October: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
3 November: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Christine Brewer (soprano), conducted by Ivan Fischer.
11 November: Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra with Zoltán Kocsis (director/piano).
22 November: Philharmonia Orchestra with Viktoria Mullova (violin), conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
2 February: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra with Raphaël Oleg (violin), conducted by Yevgeny Svetlanov.
11 February: London Philharmonic Orchestra with Michel Beroff (piano), conducted by Kurt Masur.
19 February: Celebrity Recital by Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano).
20 March: London Philharmonic Orchestra with Itzhak Perlman (violin/director).
14 April: Philharmonia Orchestra with Evgeny Kissin (piano), conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
21 April: Bach, St. Matthew Passion with the Bach Choir and English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Hill.
5 May: Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
7 May: Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
18 May: Philadelphia Orchestra with Yefim Bronfman (piano), conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch.
3 June: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mariss Jansons.

7 October: The King's Consort conducted by Robert King.
22 October: City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Richard Hickox.
24 October: National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, with Pinchas Zukerman (director/violin).
17 November: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Anne Sofie von Otter (vocal), conducted by Simon Rattle.
24 November: Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra with Freddy Kempf (piano), conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev.
26 November: Sullivan Centenary Concert, given by the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conducted by David Lloyd-Jones.
16 February: London Mozart Players with Jeanne Galway (flute) and James Galway (flute/director).
22 February: Budapest Festival Orchestra with Richard Goode (piano), conducted by Ivan Fischer.
3 March: Dresden Staatskapelle conducted by Bernard Haitink.
21 March: Russian Symphony Orchestra with Dmitri Alexeev (piano) conducted by Mark Gorenstein.
7 April: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Daniele Gatti.
19 April: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor/piano).
6 May: London Philharmonic Orchestra with Réka Szilvay (violin), conducted by Libor Pesek.
9 May: Philharmonia Orchestra with Alexander Toradze (piano), conducted by Valery Gergiev.
15 May: Berlin Symphony Orchestra with Christian Blackshaw (piano), conducted by Lior Shambadal.
Date range of collection
1999 - 2001
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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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

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