Roberts, William, 1868-1959, alias 'Ernest Newman', music critic

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creatorOf MUSICAL LEAGUE PAPERS. Vol. III (ff. 92). 1. ff. 1-47b. Letters, etc., of Ernest Newman, Frederick Delius, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir Edward Elgar, Percy Grainger, Ethel Smyth and other members of the League, mostly to Dr William Gray McNaught, comm..., 1907-1913 British Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams correspondence: Robert Müller-Hartmann and others, 1920-1955 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence concerning membership, etc.; 1907, 1914, 1924, 1933, 1947-50 (ff. 210).includes:f. 1 Charles Gardner, pianist and composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, composer: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: R..., 1907-1950 British Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION PAPERS. Vol. xlviii (ff. 252). National Music Council of Great Britain – Oxford University Press.includes:ff. 1-34 National Music Council of Great Britain: Letters and minutes sent to Royal Musical Association: 1960-1971: ... British Library
creatorOf HESELTINE PAPERS. Vol. VII (ff. 181). Other correspondence, etc., as follows; 1. ff. 1-58. Correspondence of Heseltine, partly relating to the publication of The Sackbut; 1904-1927. 2. ff. 59-181. Letters to Edith Buckley Jones, chiefly concerning He..., 1902-1939 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 311. SIR EUGENE GOOSSENS (b.1893, d.1962): letters (22) to ‘Ernest Newman’ (William Roberts), music critic of The Times; 1917-58, n.d. With two letters to Mrs Vera Roberts, and a photograph of Goossens by Stuart Hamilton, inscribed ‘for dear ..., 1917-1958 British Library
referencedIn Supplementary Vaughan Williams Manuscripts, 1895-1979 British Library: Music Collections
creatorOf JOHN AMIS CORRESPONDENCE: letters, principally from musicians but with some literary and other figures, to John Amis; 1942-1991, n.d. Correspondents include Sir Michael Tippett (25 letters), Luigi Nono (4), Dmitrii Shostakovich (2) and Dame Edith Sit..., 1942-1991 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1619. Rosenthal Correspondence. Vol. xi (ff. 223). Mas -Nunn.includes:ff. 1-6, 8. Harold David Rosenthal, writer on music: Valerie Masterson, singer: Angela Halliday, secretary to Valerie Masterson: Letters to Harold David Rosenthal from ... British Library
creatorOf RUTLAND BOUGHTON CORRESPONDENCE. Vol. I (ff. 186). A-Scott, including:-(a) Frederic Austin; 1915, 1924. Partly signed. F. 1 printed, in part, by Hurd, on p. 56. ff. 1-4;-(b) Granville Bantock; 1913-1946. Partly signed. F. 7 printed on pp. 43-4. ff...., 1913-1954 British Library
creatorOf ARNOLD DOLMETSCH: letters to Ernest Newman; 1914-1938. With a typewritten extract from a programme note 'Poetry and Music. How they became allied' by Dolmetsch. The early letters relate to the publication of Dolmetsch's Interpretation of the Music of..., 1914-1938 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 955. William Glock Collection. Vol. xiii. Nabokov–Sams; 1944-1997, n.d. ff. 213. 345 x 260mm.includes:ff. 1-13 Sir William Frederick Glock, Kt.; music critic and administrator: Nicolas Nabokov, composer: Letters to Sir William Frederick..., 1944-1997 British Library
referencedIn ELGAR COLLECTION. Vol. LXII. Piano quintet in A minor, op. 84; 1918. Full score and parts. Annotated in red and green inks and pencil, the violin parts also with blue crayon. Dedicated to Ernest Newman. See also Add. 49974 B. Published Novello & Co.,..., 1918 British Library
creatorOf RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: letters to various correspondents and from various sources; [1899]-1957, n.d. Partly signed. Paper; ff. 37. British Library arrangement. 1. ff. 1-7. Letter to T. H. Marshall; 1924. Presented by Mrs Nadine Marshall, widow of th..., 1899-1957 British Library
creatorOf A. Letters (8) from Vaughan Williams to Ernest Newman, with a letter from the pianist Peter Stadlen to Newman; 1938-47. Partly autograph; partly in Adeline Vaughan Williams’s hand, signed by the composer. Purchased at Sotheby’s, 19 Dec. 2000 (lot 238..., 1938-1947 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 312. JOSEPH HOLBROOKE: letters to ‘Ernest Newman’; 1900-03.ff. 136.includes:ff. 24-5 William Roberts, alias 'Ernest Newman'; music critic: Alfred E. Rodewald, conductor of the Societa Armonica, Liverpool: Letter to William Roberts from Alfr..., 1900-1903 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 931. O’Neill Papers. Vol. ii. Letters from correspondents with surnames beginning A–M.ff. 148. 280 x 220mm.includes:f. 1 William Roberts, alias 'Ernest Newman'; music critic: Adine O'Neill, née Rückert; pianist: Letter to Adine O'Neill f... British Library
creatorOf SOCIETY OF AUTHORS ARCHIVE. Vol. CLXXXIX (ff. 217). 1. ff. 1-24. Ernest Newman; 1909-1919. 2. ff. 25-156. The Hon. Harold Nicolson; 1941-1946. 3. ff. 157-217. Nevil Shute Norway; 1923-1960.includes:ff. 1-24 William Roberts, alias 'Ernest Newman'; m..., 1909-1960 British Library
creatorOf HUMPHREY SEARLE COLLECTION. Vol. cxxxiv. Letters to Searle relating to Liszt research and publications; 1936-1968.ff. 211. Largest size 360 x 290mm.includes:ff. 1, 12-13, 52-53, 91 William Roberts, alias 'Ernest Newman'; music critic: Letters to Hu..., 1936-1968 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 83. CHAGRIN COLLECTION. Vol. lxxxii. Correspondence; 1943-8, 1950, 1952, 1954-5, 1957-64, 1966-9, 1971-2.ff. 178.includes:f. 1 Philip Cardew, clarinettist, band leader and arranger: Letters to F. Chagrin: 1943-6: Partly autogr.; partly typewr..., 1943-1972 British Library
referencedIn Original letters: supplementary volume.ff. 265.1. ff. 1-15. Correspondence of William Watts (secretary of the Philharmonic Society 1815-47); 1816-26, n.d. Included are letters from J. H. Griesbach, Henry Smart and Thomas Lindsay Willman. With a lette..., 1816-1976 British Library
creatorOf MSS Mus. 312-313. JOSEPH HOLBROOKE (b.1878, d.1958): letters to ‘Ernest Newman’ (William Roberts), music critic of The Times; 1900-56, n.d. With two letters from Holbrooke to Sir Granville Bantock and various other letters forwarded to Newman by Holb..., 1900-1956 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 86. ARTHUR HUTCHINGS COLLECTION. Vol. ii. Miscellaneous papers of Arthur Hutchings; 1938-89, n.d.ff. 197. Overall size 337 x 226mm.1. ff. 1-158. Correspondence; 1938-89, n.d. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.2. f. 159. John Bacchus Dy..., 1922-1989 British Library
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. viii. General correspondence; 1940-1954.ff. 225. Overall size 294 x 217mm.includes:f. 1 Francis M. Knight, of Chicago: Letter to Sir A. C. Boult: 1940: Typewritten, signed.ff. 2, 63 Sir Donald Keith Falkner, singer;..., 1940-1954 British Library
creatorOf MSS Mus. 1113-1115. Havergal Brian (b. 1876; d.1972): letters to Ernest Newman; 1903-1959, n.d. Thirteen of these letters are published in The Havergal Brian Society Newsletter, nos. 173-175 (2004), edited and annotated by David Jenkins. Purchased..., 1903-1959 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 313. JOSEPH HOLBROOKE: letters to ‘Ernest Newman’; 1904-56, n.d.ff. 159.includes:ff. 15-16, 141v, 146-7 Josef Charles Holbrooke, afterwards Joseph; composer: Concert programmes with music by J. Holbrooke: 1901-24: Printed.ff. 22, 53 Josef..., 1904-1956 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1174. Eugene Goossens Collection. Vol. iv. Labunski–Procopé; 1932-1962, n.d.ff. 245. 345 x 216mm.includes:f. 1 Sir Aynsley Eugene Goossens, conductor and composer: Adele Franklin, pianist and piano teacher: Letter to Sir Aynsley Eugene G..., 1932-1962 British Library
creatorOf LETTERS TO EDWARD CLARK. Vol. II (ff. 193). L-W, including letters of:-(a) Arnold Schoenberg, mainly relating to arrangements for a performance of the 'Gurrelieder', 27 Jan. 1928; 1921-1933. Includes (f. 71) a postcard from Paris, saying that he had..., 1921-1933 British Library
creatorOf E. Letters from Sir Michael Tippett to the music critic Ernest Newman; 1946-8. Partly autograph, partly typewritten, signed. Purchased at Sotheby’s, 26 May 2000 (lot 264).ff. 129-55.includes:ff. 129-55 Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, OM; CH; composer: Wi..., 1946-1948 British Library
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