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Collection Description

Collection Title
Léon Goossens: Foreign A-M (1920-1975)
Concert programmes for concert given outside of the United Kingdom, with countries starting "A" to "M".

Adelaide: Town hall (3/6/54 to 5/6/54: South Australian symphony orchestra; Tuesday 8/6, year unknown).
Bendigo: Town hall (Tuesday 1/6, year unknown).
Brisbane: City hall (23/4/54 and 24/4/54: Queensland symphony orchestra; 27/4/54: Queensland symphony orchestra).
Canberra: Albert hall (18/5/54).
Melbourne: Assembly hall (Friday 30/4, year unknown; Thursday 6/5, year unknown); Town hall (3/5/54 and 4/5/54, 8/5/54 and 10/5/54, 12/5/54 and 13/5/54: Victorian symphony orchestra).
Sydney: Conservatorium hall (29/5/54 (2 copies)); Town hall (17/7/47: Eugene Goossens' 1st concert in Sydney, sent to Leon by 1 3rd party; 15/5/54; 19/5/54 and 20/5/54, 22/5/54 and 24/5/54, 30/5/54: Sydney symphony orchestra)
Toowomba: City hall (26/4/54).
Unknown location: Capitol theatre [Perth?] (2/7/54 and 3/7/54: West australian symphony orchestra); no venue (no date); copies of "Canon: Australian journal of music" (January 1950; June 1952).
Graz: Kammermusiksaal (3/10/46: Musikverein für Steiermark); Stephanien hall (18/6/46: Musikverein für Steiermark; Grazer Festwochen).
Innsbruck: British council (25/4/55 (3 copies)).
Linz: Rathausfestsaal (26/4/55).
Salzburg: Mozarteum, Grosser Saal (27/8/37 (2 copies): Streichorchester Boyd Neel; 21/7/55 to 31/8/55 (2 copies)); Die Österreichisch-Britische gesellschaft (23/4/55 (3 copies)).
Wien: Brahms-Saal (21/4/55: Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien); Grosser Musikvereins Saal (1/10/46 (2 copies)): Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien); Mozartsaal Konzerthaus (6/10/46).
Bosnia & Hercegovina.
Sarajevo: Muzicke škole (1/3/54).
Edmonton: Social room jubilee auditorium (8/11/57 (2 copies)).
Montreal: Redpath hall, McGill university (1957 to 1958 season listings; programme for Goossens concert on 20/11/57: McGill chamber music society).
Ottowa: Glebe collegiate auditorium (25/11/57: Morning music club).
Saskatoon: Convocation house, [University of Saskathewam] (10/11/57).
Winnipeg: Concert hall, Civic auditorium (28/10/57 (2 copies): Women’s musical club).
Unknown locations: Khaki university of Canada (26/10/45)
Zagreb: Koncertna dvorana “Istra” (24/2/54 and 25/2/54: Državni simfonijski orkestar zagreb).
Czech republic.
Brno: Besední dum (25/5/46: Unie Ceských hudebních umelcu).
Prague: Rudolfinum (8/10/46); multiple venues, Prague spring festival (festival brochure 11/5/46 to 4/6/46; festival brochure 8/5/47 to 28/5/47).
Helsinki?, unknown venue (29/11/60: Radion sinfonia-orkesteri).
Cannes: Théatre du casino municipal (25/2/47).
Paris: Salle gaveau (27/2/47); Théatre national de l’opéra (16/3/37: L’orchestra philharmonique de Londres); multiple venues, Le guide du concert (dated 17/12/20;dated 17/6/21; dated 10/3/22).
Dusseldorf: Die Brücke (British information centre) (2/10/49).
Hamburg: Eppendorfer Gemeindesaal (21/9/49: Hamburgische vereinigung von Freundeen der Kammermusik).
Munich: Bayerische staatsoper (8/9/55 (2 copies): Müncher festspiele); unknown venue, international music competition (1954); unknown venue, Internationaler musik Wettbewerb (5/9/57 to 17/9/57; 5/9/61 to 21/9/61; 19/9/72 to 6/10/72).
Oldenburg: Oldenburgisches Staattheater (22/9/49).
Budapest: multiple venues, concours international de musique de Budapest (competition brochure, 1970).
Unknown location, concert for radio broadcast? (4/4/74 (1 letter, 1 season brochure, 1 concert programme): Sinfóníuhljómsveit islands).
Aberdan: unknown location (unknown dates, 2 different programmes, 1 has 2 further copies without “Aberdan” indicated).
Tehran: unknown location (11/4/55 (2 copies)
Unknown location: found with rest of Iranian material, no date, no indication of country.
Ireland (EIRE).
Cork: City hall (10/12/57 (1 flier, 1 programme: Cork orchestral society; Cork symphony orchestra); Cork municipal school of music (17/5/58 to 24/5/58: Cork orchestral society); University college Cork, Aula maxima (25/10/56: University art society).
Dublin: Gaiety theatre (run commencing 12/3/51); Royal Dublin society, members’ hall, Ball’s bridge (18/11/29 (Goossens concert) and 25/11/29; 15/11/43; 29/1/45 (Goossens concert) and 5/2/45; 26/1/48 (Goossens concert) and 2/2/48); unknown venue (date unknown).
Kilkenny: Vocation school (4/12/58: Kilkenny arts society).
Limerick: Cruises hotel (2/12/58).
Waterford: Municipal theatre (23/4/52: Music club); unknown venue (24/10/56: Waterford music club).
Wexford: multiple venues, Wexford festival (31/10/54 to 7/11/54).
Unknown place: Capitol theatre (26/1/47: Ceol-fuireann radio Eireann (=Radio Eireann orchestra)).
Valletta: Manoel theatre (21/4/69; 10/1/75 (1 flier, 3 programmes)).

Organised alphabetically by country, then alphabetically by place name, then alphabetically by venue name, then chronologically.
Date range of collection
1920 - 1975
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Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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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