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Collection Description

Collection Title
Léon Goossens: London R-Z + South Bank Centre
Programmes relating to the career of British oboist Léon Goossens (1897-1988), from various venues within London, beginning 'Royal Hospital' to 'Z', followed by programmes from South Bank Centre. Contents: Royal Opera House: 2 programmes (1964-1979) Savoy Hotel: 1 programme (1961-1961); Scala Theatre: 1 programme (1959-1959); South-west Essex Technical College, Walthamstow: 2 programmes (1950-1955); Stationer's Hall: 2 programmes (1963-1981; Stern Hall: 1 programme (1950-1950) (Concert organized by Borough of St. Marylebone Public Libraries); St. Andrew's church, Great Ilford: 1 programme (1969-1969); St. Clement Danes, The Strand: 2 programmes (1956-1960); St. Jame's Church, Piccadilly: 1 programme (1968-1968); St. John's Smith Square: 2 programmes (1977-1977); St. Michael, Cornhill: 1 programme (1930-1930); St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden: 1 programme (1990-1990); St. Paul's School: 3 programmes (1949-1959; St. Peter, Bethnal Green: 1 programme (1978-1978); St. Vedast-alias-Foster: 4 programmes (1968-1969); Sutton high school for girls: 1 programme (1942-1942); Travellers' Club, Pall Mall: 1 programme (1973-1973); Victoria and Albert Museum: 13 programmes (1950-1969); West Norwood library services: 1 programme; Westminster Abbey: 8 programmes (1972-1992) (includes programmes for memorial services to, including Peter Pears, Frederick Ashton, Leon Goossens, Eva Turner and Geriant Evans); Westminster School: 1 programme (1933-1933); Wimbledon Town Hall: 5 programmes (1943-1957); Wilfrid Lawson Hall, Woodford Green: 1 programme (1938-1938).

South Bank Centre:
Concert Hall: 1 programme (1949-1949) (Programme from the ceremony of the 'laying of the foundation stone of the Concert Hall, 12/10/49) Queen Elizabeth Hall: 6 programmes (1967-1972) Royal Festival Hall: 25 programmes (1951-1971).

Filed alphabetically by concert venue, then by date. South Bank centre material appears at the back of the sequence, in alphabetical order by its constituent concert halls, then by date.
Date range of collection
1930 - 1992
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Not Specific
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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
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