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Collection Description

Collection Title
Oxford Subscription Concerts (1970-76)
Unique Identifier
A miscellaneous collection of programmes for the Oxford Subscription Concerts, seasons 51 to 56, given at the Town Hall and Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford between 1970 and 1976, held loosely as the second parcel within a single box.

Also held are prospectuses for seasons 52, 53 and 55, a handbill for a Pablo Casals memorial concert given at the Town Hall, Oxford on 25 November 1973, and miscellaneous handwritten and printed documents relating to the Subscription Concerts, including correspondence and financial records.

All programmes include historical, descriptive and biographical notes. Certain of the programmes provide a list of the orchestral ensemble and those for the first and last concerts of the 55th season carry the signatures of one of the performers.

51st season, nos. 2-7 (1970–71)
5 November: New Philharmonia Orchestra with Norman Jones (cello), conducted by Charles Mackerras
19 November: Vienna Philharmonia Quintet
21 January: Song Recital by John Shirley-Quirk, accompanied by Martin Isepp
11 February: Bartok String Quartet
25 February: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves
6 May: BBC Training Orchestra with Jill Gomez (soprano), conducted by Meredith Davies.

52nd season, nos. 1-4 and 7 (1971–72)
21 October: London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Downes
11 November: Beaux Arts Trio
25 November: Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Rudolf Schwarz
20 January: Pianoforte Recital by Alfred Brendel
4 May: English Chamber Orchestra with Kenneth Sillito (violin) and Richard Adeney (flute), conducted by Sillito.
Held with this material is a programme from Friday 20 October [1972] for a concert by the King's Singers, described as being the Fourth Concert of the 52nd season, postponed from February 24.

53rd season, nos. 1, 2 and 4 (1972–73)
26 October: New Philharmonic Orchestra with Helen Watts (vocal), conducted by Norman del Mar (with separate word sheet)
9 November: Robles Trio
1 February: Melos Ensemble of London

54th season, nos. 1-7 (1973–74)
2 November: New Philharmonia Orchestra with Michael Roll (piano), conducted by Norman del Mar
15 November: Pianoforte Recital by Radu Lupu
6 December: Gabrieli String Quartet
24 January: Chamber Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square, conducted by John Lubbock
7 February: Quartetto di Roma
28 February: Song Recital by Janet Baker, accompanied by Geoffrey Parsons
2 May 1974: Academy of the BBC with Campoli (violin), conducted by David Atherton

55th season, nos. 1-2 and 4-7 (1974–75)
24 October: Hans Hotter (baritone) and Geoffrey Parson (piano)
15 November: Pianoforte Recital by Radu Lupu
23 January: Trio of the Music Group of London
13 February: Sonata Recital by György Pauk (violin) and Peter Frankl (piano)
13 March: English Concert
2 May: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Miriam Fried (violin), conducted by Rudolf Kempe

56th season, nos. 1 and 5 (1975–76)
23 October: English Chamber Orchestra with Sheila Armstrong (vocal) and John Wilbraham (trumpet), conducted by Raymond Leppard
6 May: London Philharmonic Orchestra with Rodney Friend (violin), conducted by Bernard Haitink
Date range of collection
1970 - 1976
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Not Specific

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