The programmes are accompanied by prospectuses, handwritten and printed correspondence and press cuttings. Many carry handwritten annotations and signatures.
1. Music Society Concerts
The Music Society was established by Mangeot in 1920 for the performance of chamber music. The concerts include a number of works being given for the first time in England.
13th season (1932–33)
11 October, 8 November and 20 December 1932 and 10 January, 14 February and 14 March 1933: meeting nos. 73-78.
The concert on 11 October 1932 included the first public performance of Helen Perkin, Pastoral Movement and that on 14 March 1933 included the first English performance of Serge Prokofieff, Sonata for violin, op. 56.
14th season (1933–34, nos. 79-84)
31 October, 21 November and 12 December 1933 and 23 January, 20 February and 20 March 1934: meeting nos. 79-84.
The concert on 20 February included ‘probably the first English performance of A. Mossclow, String Quartet no. 1, op. 24.
15th season (1934–35, nos. 86-89)
20 November 1934 and 15 January, 19 February and 19 March 1935: meeting nos.86-89.
The concert on 20 November 1934 included the first English performances of Henry Martelli, Quartet for Strings, op. 33
2. Miscellaneous concerts
A miscellaneous selection of handbills and programmes for performances given by the Music Society String Quartet (1925–26) and the International String Quartet (1932). Also, a handbill for a vocal recital given by John Goss on 10 June 1931 at the Wigmore Hall.
30 November 1925, Ecole Normale de Morlanwelz: Musique Anglaise (handbill).
15 December 1925, [Chester]: Chester Chamber Concerts, 12th season, no. 4 (handbill).
Monday 8 February 1926, New Chenil Galleries, Town Hall, Chelsea: with Kathleen Long.
3 May 1926, New Chenil Galleries: BBC Spring Series of Chamber Concerts, no. 2 with Leon Goossens (oboe), including the first performance of H. E. Randerson, Trio for Violin, Viola and Oboe, The Fields Breathe Sweet (with notes).
15 December 1926, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Foyer du Theatre: (handbill).
31 March and 1, 4, 5 and 6 April 1932, St. John’s Institute: Five Short Recitals dedicated to Haydn, by the Kolisch Quartet (single document).
- Randerson, H. E. -
- Prokofiev, Sergey -
- Perkin, Helen -
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- Mangeot, André -
- Mangeot String Quartet -
- Long, Kathleen -
- Kolisch String Quartet -
- International String Quartet -
- Haydn, Joseph -
- Goss, John -
- Goossens, Léon -
- Chester Chamber Concerts -
- British Broadcasting Corporation -