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Collection Description

Collection Title
Promenade Concerts: Programmes (1942)
Unique Identifier
R30/2, 611/1
A folder of material relating to the broadcasting of the 48th season of the Sir Henry Wood BBC Promenade Concerts, given between 27 June and 22 August 1942 at the Royal Albert Hall, London, including the first and second editions of the season prospectus, a complete set of typed handbills/single-sheet programmes, and a complete set of analytical programmes.

The concerts were given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (to 24 July) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (from 25 July), conducted by Henry Wood, with the assistance of Basil Cameron and Sir Adrian Boult.

All programmes include Analytical Notes written by Edwin Evans. They also carry handwritten annotations which document any changes to the printed programmes, indicate the publishers of the various performance materials, and record the timings of the individual pieces given.
Date range of collection
1942 - 1942
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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.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council