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Collection Description

Collection Title
Leslie Postlethwaite collection: Box 5 (2003-05)
Unique Identifier
Mus 320.c.5
A miscellaneous collection of 28 programme books for performances given at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham between September 2003 and February 2005, being the fifth 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 lists of the choral ensembles 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.

29 September: Philharmonia Orchestra with Yefim Bronfman (piano), conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
8 October: Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra with Nikolai Demidenko (piano), conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev.
24 October: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Julia Fischer (violin), conducted by Herbert Blomstedt.
17 November: Symphony Organ Concert by John Scott.
20 November: Dresden Staatskapelle, conducted by Bernard Haitkink.
13 December: Philharmonia Orchestra with Boris Berezovsky (piano), conducted by Alexander Lazarev.
15 January: Grigory Sokolov (piano).
5 February: Mendelssohn and the Birmingham Festivals given by the City of London Sinfonia with Lukáš Vondrácek (piano), Sarah Fox, Pamela Helen Stephen and Steve Davislim (vocal) and the Brighton Festival Chorus, conducted by Richard Hickox.
9 February: Dame Felicity Lott and Sir Thomas Allen.
13 February: Berlin Symphony Orchestra with Freddy Kempf (piano), conducted by Lior Shambadal.
24 February: Minnesota Orchestra with Joshua Bell (violin), conducted by Osmo Vänskä.
13 March: Philharmonia of the Nations with Emma Johnson (clarinet), conducted by Justus Frantz.
23 March: Russian National Orchestra with Alexander Melnikov (piano), conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.
5 and 6 May: John Pill plays the Five Beethoven Piano Concertos, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Walter Weller.
7 May: Czech National Symphony Orchestra with Eleftheria Kotzia (guitar), conducted by Libor Pešek.
13 May: Celebrity Recital by Evgeny Kissin (piano).
20 May: Symphony Organ Concert by Olivier Latry.
28 May: Philharmonia Orchestra with Pekka Kuusisto (violin), conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
28 June: Philharmonia Orchestra with the London Symphony Chorus and London Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.
30 August: Berlioz, The Trojans, given by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Sir Colin Davis.

7 September: Berliner Philharmoniker with the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.
6 October: Vienna Tonkünstler Symphony Orchestra with Lidia Baich (violin), conducted by Kristjan Järvi.
21 October: Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust, given by the Philharmonia Orchestra with the London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir and City of Birmingham Youth Chorus, conducted by Charles Dutoit.
3 November: Dresden Staatskapelle, conducted by Bernard Haitkink.
9 November: St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra with Igor Tchetuev (piano), conducted by Alexander Dmitriev.
29 November: Symphony Organ Concert given by Dame Gillian Weir.
9 December: Sir James Galway and Friends.
22 February: Kirov Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Date range of collection
2003 - 2005
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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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

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