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Isolde Menges Collection (1908-1957): Box 1
Programmes of concerts given in London by the violinist Isolde Menges (1893-1976).

4c, Langford Place: 1/6/22
40 Berkeley Square: 1/6/27
Aeolian Hall: 1923-1939
8/3/23, 22/1/26, 4/5/29-8/6/29 (with Harold Samuel) (1 series programme), 25/5/29, 1/6/29 (2 copies), 8/6/29 (with London String Players conducted by Herbert Menges), 20/3/39 (with London Symphonic Players conducted by Herbert Menges), 6 programmes without years
Arts Theatre Club: 19/6/27 (recital of Cyril Scott’s compositions)
Bechstein Hall: 14/3/13, 1 programme without a year
Concert Hall, Blackheath: 7/2/22
Grotrian Hall: 16/12/27
The Guildhall School Musical Union: (no year)
1 programme (no year)
Kensington Town Hall: 19/1/31
King’s College School Hall: 22/12/23
The London Hippodrome: 7/11/30
National Gallery: 1939-1944
27/11/39-1/12/39 (Isolde Menges played on 27/11/39), 9/8/40 (with Myra Hess), 13/8/40 (with Myra Hess), 27/11/40 (with Myra Hess), 27/12/40 (with Myra Hess and Charles Gregory (horn)), 4/7/41 (with Myra Hess), 1/8/41 (with Howard Ferguson), 3/10/41 (with Myra Hess and Ivor James (cello)), 19/11/41 (with Myra Hess), 11/12/42 (with Myra Hess), 10/3/43, 4/7/44 (with Myra Hess)
The Palladium: 13/5/1928
Queen’s Hall: 1913-1937
Promenade Concerts: 24/9/20, 22/9/23, 13/9/27 (includes errata slip: Isolde Menges plays Bach Concerto no. 2 in E instead of Arnold Trowell (cello)), 15/8/28, 25/9/28, 21/8/29, 11/9/29, 9/8/30-4/10/30 (season programme), 20/8/30, 30/8/32, 23/8/33, 22/9/37
Other Concerts: 23/5/13, 6/6/13, 1/12/13 (with Stock Exchange Orchestral and Choral Society), 11/4/20 (with New Queen’s Hall Orchestra conducted by Henry J. Wood), 28/2/24 (with Strolling Players Amateur Orchestral Society), 26/11/25 (with London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bruno Walter) (2 programmes; 4 posters), 12/1/26 (Stock Exchange Orchestral Society), 3/4/27, 16/2/28 (with Strolling Players Amateur Orchestral Society), 23/10/30 (Royal Philharmonic Society), 19/11/31 (Royal Philharmonic Society), 1/2/36 (2 programmes; 6 posters)
Queenswood, Clapham Park: 1924-1924
Royal Albert Hall: unknown dates
1 poster (unknown date) (with Chaliapine), 1 programme (unknown date) (with Chaliapine)
Saint Martin-in-the-Fields: 1928-1929
14/1/28-21/1/28, 29/9/29 (advertises Isolde Menges concert on 5/10/29)
Small Queen’s Hall: 1928-1928
The Studio, 44 Finchley Road: Unknown year
2 flyers (unknown year)
Wigmore Hall: 1920-1940
7/2/20, 20/2/20, 25/3/20 (3 copies), 5/6/20, 13/10/22, 9/11/23, 10/4/30 (2 programmes, 2 flyers), 3/5/30 (3 programmes, 1 flyer), 17/10/31 (2 copies), 12/10/32 (4 copies), 16/10/33, 1/2/38 (with Howard Ferguson) (4 copies), 31/1/40 (2 programmes), 17 programmes (undated)
Working Men’s College Musical Society: 1925-1928
14/2/25, 8/1/28

Programmes arranged by alphabetical order of concert venue, then by date. Undated items appear at the back of the sequence for each venue. The “Promenade concerts” series at the Queen’s Hall appear at the beginning of the sequence for “Queen’s Hall” programmes.
Date range of collection
1913 - 1940
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
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Mon-Fri by appointment
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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