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creatorOf MUSICAL COLLECTIONS OF SIR CHARLES SANTLEY, baritone singer and composer (b. 1834, d. 1922). Compositions and arrangements in score, with copies owned by him of settings by other composers, mostly for baritone with piano or orchestra; 1831-1909. Thre..., 1831-1909 British Library
referencedIn ‘Grand Overture Solonelle’ [on ‘God save the King’], op. 78. Copy; n.d. (wm 1832).ff. i+30 242 x 300mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Heinrich August Marschner, composer: 'Grand overture solennelle', op.78 by Heinrich August Marschner, dedicated to the ... British Library
referencedIn Sinfonietta for violin, viola, ’cello and small orchestra; 1934. Autograph.ff. 65, with pastedowns 39 on 38v, 41 on 40r, 44 on 43v and 53 on 52r 330 x 250mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Felix Weingartner, composer and conductor: 'Sinfonietta' for viol..., 1934 British Library
creatorOf Royal Philharmonic Society Archive, approximately 1792-1990 British Library
referencedIn Hymn for two sopranos, tenor and bass soloists and orchestra, ‘La Primavera’ (words, S. Vestris); 1815. Autograph.ff. ii+24 293 x 238mm.Luigi Carlo Zanobi Salvadore Maria Cherubini, composer: Stefano Vestris, poet to King's Theatre, Haymarket: Royal ..., 1815 British Library
referencedIn FRANÇOIS FÉMY Symphony in E minor; n.d. (wm 1813). Autograph.ff. iii+19. 287 x 235mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: François Fémy, composer: Symphony in E minor by François Fémy, composed for the Philharmonic Society: n.d.: Autogr. British Library
referencedIn ALUN HODDINOTT Variants for Orchestra, op. 47; 1966. Autograph.ff. i+70 505 x 355mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Alun Hoddinott, composer: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: Joseph Morgan, Professor of music, University College, Cardiff: 'Variants' for o..., 1966 British Library
referencedIn VITTORIO MOLINI ‘Sinfonia’ in E flat, in one movement; 1885. Autograph. Dedicated to the Philharmonic Society. With a letter to the Society.ff. ii+30 318 x 250mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Vittorio Molini, composer: 'Sinfonia' in E flat by Vittorio ..., 1885 British Library
referencedIn Symphony no. 2 in D minor, op. 49. Copy [by William Goodwin]; 1846.ff. i+81 238 x 295mm.Louis Spohr, composer: Royal Philharmonic Society: William Goodwin, music copyist: Symphony no.2 in D minor, op.49 by Louis Spohr, 'composed for and dedicated to ..., 1846 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Moul – Novello (ff. 259); 1828-1913, 1921, n.d.includes:ff. 1, 3 Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas, composer: Alfred Moul, agent, Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs, et Editeurs de Musique: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Sec..., 1828-1921 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence concerning special concert series; 1950-56.ff. 202. largest size 330 x 240mm.As follows:—1. ff. 1-37. Festival of Britain, 1951; 1950-52. With audited accounts for the whole series, and separate balance sheet for the concert of 7 June ..., 1950-1956 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Starr – Szczepanowski (ff. 241); 1819-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 Henry R. Starr, viola player: William Hayman Cummings, Mus.D: Postcard to William Hayman Cummings from Henry R. Starr: 1908.ff. 2-5 William Watts, Secretary, Philha..., 1819-1913 British Library
referencedIn ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK Symphony no. 9; 1986, revised 1990. Photocopy of the composer’s manuscript.ff. 57 (original page casting i, ii, 1-112) 410 x 295mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Andrzej Panufnik, composer and conductor: Symphony no.9 by Andrzej Panufni..., 1986-1990 British Library
referencedIn MS Mus. 1528. Correspondence R–Y, unidentified correspondents and miscellaneous papers (ff. 1-246); – receipts of payment for royal performances, 1867-1873 (ff. 247-276); – warrants for the employment of Cusins as trumpeter and musician in Ordinary ... British Library
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1950 (ff. 153).includes:f. 1 Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Baronet; conductor: Ernest John Moeran, composer: Alan J. Kirby, OBE; conductor; Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letter to Alan J. Kirby from Er..., 1950 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1849, 1868, 1914-45 (ff. 215).includes:ff. 2-3 William Ward, 11th Baron Ward; 1st Earl of Dudley: Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer: Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to Stanley Luca..., 1849-1945 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1954-57 (ff. 167).includes:f. 1 Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, composer: Royal Philharmonic Society: Chappell and Co; music publishers: Card relative to the press tickets allocation for the Stravinsky conce..., 1954-1957 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1958-59 (ff. 256).includes:f. 1 Leslie Regan, Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Frederick Woodhouse, singer: T. Frost, Education Officer, Borough of Barking: Letter to Leslie Regan from T. Frost rel...., 1958-1959 British Library
referencedIn MS Mus. 1120. Signature book presented to John Mewburn Levien; [1930]. J. M. Levien was Secretary of the Royal Philharmonic Society from 1918 to 1929, and this book was presented to him on his retirement from office by Sir Edward Elgar, together wi..., 1930 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Schumann – Sloper (ff. 249); 1819-1913, 1938-50, n.d.includes:ff. 1-3 Sir William Sterndale Bennett, composer: Clara Josephine Schumann, née Wieck; pianist and composer; wife of R Schumann: Emma Busby, musician: George Hogarth, ..., 1819-1950 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1952-53 (ff. 233).includes:f. 1 Sir John Battista Barbirolli, conductor: Royal Philharmonic Society: Emmie M. Tillett, née Bass; of Ibbs and Tillett: Edith Warburton, assistant secretary, Hallé Concert So..., 1952-1953 British Library
referencedIn JOSEPH VLACH-VRUTICKY ‘Symphonic Prologue to a Tragedy’, for orchestra; n.d. [1925]. Autograph.ff. i+134 620 x 460mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Joseph Vlach-Vruticky, composer: 'Prologue symphonique de la tragédie pour grand orchestre' by Joseph Vla..., 1925 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1949 (ff. 240).includes:ff. 1-2 Alan A. Dobson, poet: Alan J. Kirby, OBE; conductor; Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letter to Alan J. Kirby from Alan A. Dobson: 1949.f. 3 Ralph Vaughan Williams,..., 1949 British Library
referencedIn RICHARD STRAUSS ‘Macbeth’, tone poem after Shakespeare, op. 23. Autograph fair copy of opening nine bars; 1936.f. 1 355 x 267mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Richard Georg Strauss, composer: Opening nine bars of Macbeth, tone poem, op.23 by Richard Geo..., 1936 British Library
referencedIn WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. Dye-line copy; 1970.ff. i+36 555 x 375mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Witold Roman LutosLawski, composer: Concerto for cello and orchestra by Witold Roman LutosLawski, commissioned by the Royal Phil..., 1970 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Coates – Costa (ff. 227); 1817-1913, 1951-3, n.d.includes:ff. 1-7 Albert Coates, conductor and composer: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Francesco Berger from Albert Coates: [n..., 1817-1953 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence concerning the library and archives; 1914-15, 1923-62.ff. 258. Various sizes.includes:f. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven, composer: Stanley Hawley, Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Arthur T. Cummings, hon. solicitor, Philharmonic Societ..., 1914-1962 British Library
referencedIn ‘Original letters’: Widor – Zucchelli, and anonymous (ff. 292); 1818-1912, 1938, n.d.includes:ff. 1-21, 28-29 Charles Marie Jean Albert Widor, organist, composer and conductor: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society..., 1818-1938 British Library
referencedIn LUIGI MANCINELLI ‘Romantic Overture (Overture Romantica)’; 1908-9. Autograph.ff. ii+60 mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Luigi Mancinelli, conductor and composer: Romantic overture (Overture Romantica) by Luigi Mancinelli, dedicated to the Royal Philhar..., 1908-1909 British Library
creatorOf 'SINFONIA ANTARTICA': Symphony [no. 7] by Ralph Vaughan Williams; circa 1949-1952. Full score. Autograph. Sketches and incomplete piano score are Add. 50375. First performed Manchester, 14 Jan. 1953. Published Oxford University Press, 1953. See M. Ke..., approximately 1949-1952 British Library
creatorOf HEINRICH KARL JOHANN HOFMANN ‘Frithjof’ Symphony, op. 22. Printed score, Berlin: Hermann Erler, [1874]. With an autograph letter of presentation to the Society.ff. ii+38 (printed page casting, 73) 330 x 265mm.includes:f. ii Royal Philharmonic Socie..., 1874 British Library
referencedIn Symphony in G minor; 1832. Autograph.ff. i+56 240 x 295mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter, composer: Symphony in G minor by Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter, dedicated to the Philharmonic Society: 1832: Autogr., 1832 British Library
creatorOf THE 'LONDON' SYMPHONIES: autograph full scores of Symphonies nos. 95 and 96 by Joseph Haydn, with copies of the full scores of nos. 93, 94 and 97-104; 1791, and before Aug. 1795. The copies, in two hands, were evidently made directly from the autogra..., 1791-1795 British Library
referencedIn MS Mus. 1527. Correspondence H–P.ff. 313. Bound in two volumes: ff. 1-153 (H–McG); ff. 154-313 (MacP–P).includes:f. 1 Anna Maria Hall, author: Miss Bowen: Letter to Miss — Bowen from Anna Maria Hall: n.d.: Autogr. ff. 2-3, 6-8 Sir Charles Hallé, pia... British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Salaman – Schulz-Curtius (ff. 266); 1819-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Charles Kensington Salaman, pianist, composer and conductor: Letter to William Watts from Charles Kensington Salama..., 1819-1913 British Library
referencedIn Symphony no. 2 in D minor, op. 42. Copy [by William Goodwin]; n.d. (wm 1828).ff. ii+88 240 x 300mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: George Onslow, composer: William Goodwin, music copyist: Symphony no.2 in D minor, op.42 by George Onslow, with a dedicatio... British Library
referencedIn Symphony no. 9, op 125. [Viennese] copy, with autograph corrections, annotations and dedication to the Society; n.d. [1824]. The copy sent by Beethoven to the Society in 1824.ff. i+169, with 16* 335x300mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Sir George Thomas..., 1824 British Library
referencedIn THEA MUSGRAVE Clarinet Concerto. Dye line copy [from the composer’s manuscript]; 1968.ff. i+69 [original page-casting 1-136] 383 x 280mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Thea Musgrave, composer: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: Gervase Alan De Peyer, clari..., 1968 British Library
creatorOf 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 Correspondence concerning the Arts Council of Great Britain and the National Federation of Music Societies (administering funds provided by the Arts Council); 1947-55. With draft returns of projected concert expenditure and income for some years.ff. ..., 1947-1955 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Hope – Jenson (ff. 236); 1824-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 Sir Michael Costa, composer: Edwin Hope, musician: Letter from Edwin Hope rel. to Sir Michael Costa: circa 1850.ff. 2-3 Edward John Hopkins, organist and composer: Stanley ..., 1824-1913 British Library
creatorOf AYRTON PAPERS. Vol. X (ff. 105). Letters and papers found loose in 52335-52342; 1803-1855, n.d. Includes (ff. 4-34) accounts, a plan, etc., of the King's Theatre, 1814-1824, n.d.includes:ff. 1-3b Henry Dance, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Corres..., 1803-1855 British Library
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