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Collection Description

Collection Title
Miscellaneous pamphlets taken from BBC Publications collection (1924-2005)
A miscellaneous collection of programmes relating to performances given at various London venues between 1924 and 2005, all under the auspices of the British Broadcasting Corporation, held individually as part of the general pamphlet sequence of the BBC Written Archives (individual shelf marks given in [ ] below). Also, a folder of material relating to the BBC Symphony Orchestra USA Tour of 1965 [A/2010].

This collection is divided in two sequences: A covering the period 1922-80 and B that from 1981.

- Central Hall, Westminster
Wednesday 9 April [1924]: BBC Symphony Concerts 1st series, no. 2, given by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hamilton Harty (with words and notes). [A/2003]

- Queen Elizabeth Hall
All programmes include words, notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble. That for the 1967 concert includes musical examples and those for the BBC Concert Orchestra provide biographical notes and photographs.
27 November 1967: 1st International Concert Season of the European Broadcasting Union, Opening Concert with the English Chamber Orchestra [A/2028].
Sunday 9 April [1995/2000]: BBC Concert Orchestra Viva Espana, conducted by Barry Wordsworth [B/5015].
30 November 2005: BBC Concert Orchestra, Tales of the Unexpected, conducted by Charles Hazlewood [B/5012].

- Royal Albert Hall
Proms Seasons Guides for 1980 and 2005 [A/1281 and B/4884], with individual programmes for the Royal Albert Hall concert of 12 August 1993 [B/4631] and for the Proms in the Park in Hyde Park on 14 September 2002 [B/4720].

- Royal Festival Hall
30 June 1956: BBC Concert Orchestra as part of the BBC Light Music Festival (with notes, biographical notes and photographs) [A/2018].
8 November 1965: BBC Third Programme Concert including Haydn, Nelson Mass and Schoenberg, Die Jakobsleiter with the BBC Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Erich Schmid (with words and notes. [A/2021].
Date range of collection
1924 - 2005
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

BBC Written Archives Centre
Caversham Park Reading Berkshire RG4 8TZ
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01189 486281
Collections Overview
The BBC's Written Archives constitute the working papers of the organization from 1922 to the 1970s. They show in great detail how the BBC went about the task of making programmes, first for radio and later also for television. They detail the planning, production and content of these programmes, encompassing internal memoranda and minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence with contributors, programmes records of various types, extensive press cuttings, audience reaction, concert programmes, publicity and publications. These detailed internal records are available for research from the beginning up to 1974.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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