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Collection Description

Collection Title
France (1844-)
A collection of 11 boxes of programmes from France, from 1844 onwards. The collection contains programmes from Paris (8 boxes), Aix-en-Provenace and Prades (1 box) and other locations in France (2 boxes)

Paris (1844-)

The collection is divided between theatres and other types of venues.

L'Opera de Paris (Paris Opera) (1907-)
The collection contains three boxes of programmes from the L'Opera de Paris (Paris Opera), including programmes from the combined Paris Opera and Opera Comique companies
"Reunion des Theatres Lyriques Nationaux". The collection programmes from the 1900s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The company performed in a number of venues in Paris. The collection includes a significant amount of programmes from the
Theatre National de l'Opera.

Opera Comique (1908)
One box of programmes from the l'Opera Comique, from 1908 onwards. Venues represented by the collection include the Theatre National de l'Opera Comique and the Salle Favart.

Theatre des Champs-elysees (1923)
One box of programmes from the Theatre des Champs-elysees, from 1923 onwards.

Theatres A-Z (1923)
One box of programmes from other theatres in Paris, from 1923 onwards.

Non-theatres, A-Z (1844-)
A collection of two boxes of programmes from Paris concert-venues other than theatres, from 1844 onwards. The collection includes a number of nineteenth-century programmes. A wide variety of venues are represented in the collection. The collection contains a significant amount of programmes from the Salle Pleyel and the Academie Nationale de Musique et de Danse. The collection includes items from festivals and competitions, as well as concerts.

Aix-en-Provence and Prades (1950-)

One box of items from music festivals in Aix-en-Provenance and Prades, from 1950 onwards. The collection includes prospectuses, festival programmes, concert programmes and press cuttings. The collection includes material from a festival held in Prades, from 1950 to 1963. The festival has various names including Festival J.S. Bach and Festival de Prades. The festival was directed by Pablo Casals. The collection includes material from the Aix-en-Provence Festival de Musique, from 1957 onwards.

Other (1893-)

There are two boxes of programmes from other venues in France, from 1893 onwards. A wide variety of different towns and cities are represented in the collection, including a significant amount of material from Strasbourg and Nice.

The collection is divided by town/city, (Paris is then divided by type of venue), then by venue name, then chronologically.
Date range of collection
1844 -
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
Visiting Information
Mon-Fri by appointment
Building Information
The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council