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Collection Description

Collection Title
Italy (1912-)
Description
A collection of 22 boxes of programmes from Italy, from 1912 onwards. The collection contains large numbers of items from Milan, Venice, Rome, Florence, Verona and Pesaro, as well as a large number of other towns and cities in Italy. As well as the sub-collections described below, there are also two boxes of unsorted programmes from Italy.

Milan
The collection contains five boxes of programmes from Milan, from performances given at the Teatro alla Scala. Though the programmes are chiefly from opera performances, there are a number of items from concerts. The earliest item in the collection is from 1912, and the collection includes a significant amount of material from the 1920s.

Venice
The collection includes two boxes of programmes from Venice. There is one box of programmes from La Fenice. The items date from 1926 onwards, and include a significant amount of material from the 1960s. The other box contains programmes from a number of concert venues, including prospectuses and festival programmes from the festival "Biennnale di Venezia".

Rome
The collection includes three boxes of programmes from 1920 onwards. There are two boxes of programmes from the Teatro dell'Opera. There is one box of programmes from a wide variety of venues in Rome, including a significant number of programmes from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

Florence
There is one box of programmes from Florence. This contains items from a large number of concert venues, including the Teatro Comunale Firenze and items from the festival "Maggio Musicale Fiorentino".

Pesaro
There is one box of programmes from Pesaro, containing individual programmes, festival programmes and prospectuses from the Rossini Opera Festival.

Verona
There collection contains two boxes of programmes from Verona. These are largely from the Arena di Verona, and date from 1913 onwards.

Other
There are six boxes of programmes from other locations in Italy. There is a significant number of programmes from Naples and Ravenna, as well as programmes from a wide array of other towns and cities.

Arrangement:
The collection is divided by town/city, then by venue, then chronologically.
Format
Date range of collection
1912 -
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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Telephone
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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Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
Open
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council