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London Symphony Orchestra (1906-07)
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A complete set of analytical programmes for the third season of Symphony Concerts (fifteen performances) given by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Queen's Hall, Langham Place between November 1906 and May 1907, arranged chronologically in a bound volume with programmes for two Special Concerts given at the same venue on 16 April and 3 June 1907.

These were two-part concerts of predominantly nineteenth-century orchestral repertory, with solo/concertante items for the performers listed below. Where no other indication is given below, the London Symphony Orchestra was led by Arthur W. Payne and conducted by Hans Richter.

All programmes include historical and analytical notes, with musical examples, by Wakeling Dry and E. Markham Lee and provide a list of the orchestral ensemble. They begin with a list of the committee members and also includes a large number of advertisements for other performances by the London Symphony Orchestra (including forthcoming performance in this series) and a record of the orchestra’s library.

5 November 1906: Miss Fanny Davies (piano) (with a photograph/picture of Beethoven).
19 November 1906: including Beethoven, Symphony No.9, with Miss Perceval Allen, Miss Alice Lakin, Mr John Harrison and Mr Ffrangcon-Davies (vocal) and the Sheffield Choir (directed by Dr Henry Coward).
3 December 1906: Mr Charles W. Clark (vocal) (with a list of the female singers featured in Liszt, Dante Symphony, all of whom were students at the Royal Academy of Music). Held loosely with this programme is a handwritten index of the works performed during the season.
17 December 1906: Donald Francis Tovey (piano).
21 January 1907: John Coates (vocal) and Mr D.S. Wood (flute).
28 January 1907: Mr Albert Spalding (violin).
11 February 1907: including Beethoven, Mass in D, with Miss Agnes Nicholls, Miss Alice Lakin, Mr Lloyd Chandos and Mr Robert Radford (vocal) and the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus.
18 February 1907: Mischa Elman (violin), including the first performance of A.C. Mackenzie, Violin Suite (conducted by the composer).
11 March 1907: Harold Bauer (piano).
25 March 1907: Miss Agnes Nicholls (vocal).
13 April 1907: conducted by Arthur Nikisch.
16 April 1907: Special Concert in honour of the visits to England of the Premiers from the British Dominions beyond the Seas, including Beethoven, Symphony No.9 with Miss Agnes Nicholls, Mademoiselle Eva Gauthier, Miss Alice Lakin, Mr Lloyd Chandos and Mr Ffrangcon-Davies (vocal) and the Sheffield Choir, conducted by Nikisch. This concert also included pieces composed and conducted by Mackenzie and Charles Harriss and a Bach, Motet ‘Sing ye to the Lord’ conducted by Dr. Coward.
27 April 1907: conducted Nikisch.
6 May 1907: conducted by Monsieur Wassili Safonoff, including the first English performance of Rimsky-Korsakoff, Christmas Eve. Inserted loosely with this programme is a photograph/picture of Mr F. Dewberry (Borough Organist).
13 May 1907: conducted by Wassili Safonoff, including the first English performance of Vladimir Metzl, Die Versunkene Glocke, op.12 (with a photograph of Safonoff).
23 May 1907: Leopold Godowsky (piano), led by T.H. Morrison and conducted by Senor Arbós.
3 June 1907: Special Beethoven Concert, in commemoration of Dr Hans Richter’s 30 years’ work in this country, led by Mr T.H. Morrison (with a biographical note on Richter, who also conducted the concert).
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1906 - 1907
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The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council