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PROMENADE CONCERT Prospectuses
The London Promenade Concerts are perhaps the most famous music festival in the world.
They began in 1895, and have continued without interruption up to the present day. Founded by
Sir Henry J.Wood (who conducted them for 50 years!), most of the great conductors and
orchestras of the world have appeared at the Proms. The remarkable booklets listed below
were published every year: each covers a whole Proms season, and contains full details of
all the music to be played at that year's concerts.

1925: PROMENADE CONCERTS 31st Season Prospectus (Queen's Hall)
Aug 8th to Oct 17th, 1925; 61 concerts
New Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J.Wood
Soloists included Peter Dawson (bass-baritone), Harriet Cohen (piano), Florence Austral (soprano), Myra Hess (piano) etc. etc.
[24pp; 5.75x9; paper cover; slight horizontal fold, a few light marks] (£9) SOLD
1926: Proms Prospectus
1926: PROMENADE CONCERTS 32nd Season Prospectus (Queen's Hall)
Aug 14th to Oct 16th, 1926; 55 concerts
New Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J.Wood
Soloists included John Brownlee (baritone), Joseph Hislop (tenor), Clifford Curzon (piano), Moiseiwitsch (piano), Isolde Menges (violin), Florence Austral (soprano) etc. etc
[24pp; 5.25x8; paper cover; slight horizontal fold, a few light marks] (£9) SOLD

1927: PROMENADE CONCERTS 33rd Season Prospectus (Queen's Hall)
Aug 13th to Sept 24th, 1927; 37 concerts
Sir Henry J.Wood and his Symphony Orchestra
The first broadcast Season; soloists included Heddle Nash (tenor), Roy Henderson (bass-baritone), Aubrey Brain (horn), Tudor Davies (tenor), Egon Petri (piano), Parry Jones (tenor), Miriam Licette (soprano) etc. etc.
"Novelties" included There is a willow grows aslant a brook (Bridge), Piano Concerto No.1 (Hindemith), Overture: Portsmouth Point (Walton)
[16pp; 5.5x8.5; paper cover; a few light pencil marks] (£9) SOLD
1932: Proms Prospectus
1932: PROMENADE CONCERTS 38th Season Prospectus (Queen's Hall)
6th Aug to 1st Oct, 1932; 49 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry Wood
Guest conductors (conducting their own compositions): Frank Bridge, Edgar Bainton, Constant Lambert, Rutland Boughton, and Gustav Holst.
Soloists included Maggie Teyte (soprano), Percy Heming (baritone), Jack Mackintosh (cornet), Katharine Goodson (piano), Florence Austral (soprano), Walter Widdop (tenor), Tatiana Makushina (soprano), Arthur Catterall (violin), Elsie Suddaby (soprano), Keith Falkner (bass-baritone), Frank Titterton (tenor), Albert Sammons (violin), Joan Coxon (soprano), David Wise (violon), Gladys Cole (soprano), Francis Russell (tenor), Jelly d'Aranyi (violin), G.D.Cunningham (organ), Isobel Baillie (soprano), Horace Stevens (baritone), Josephine Wray (soprano), Arthur Fear (baritone), Paul Wittgenstein (piano), Orrea Pernel (violin), Lauri Kennedy ('cello), Margaret Balfour (contralto), Norman Allin (bass), Cyril Smith (piano), Stiles-Allen (soprano), Joseph Hislop (tenor), Marcel Dupre (organ), Oda Slobodskaya (soprano), Betty Bannerman (mezzo-soprano), Lionel Tertis (viola), Dorothy Silk (soprano), Arthur Cranmer (baritone), Kathleen Long (piano), Solomon (piano), Dora Labbette (soprano), Harold Williams (baritone), Arthur de Greef (violin), Noel Eadie (soprano), Robert Easton (bass), Isolde Menges (violin), Muriel Brunskill (contralto), Lamond (piano), May Blyth (soprano), Irene Sharrer (piano), Harold Samuel (piano), Odette de Foras (soprano), Stuart Robertson (baritone), Enid Cruickshank (contralto), Evelyn Scotney (soprano), Maria Basilides (contralto), Miriam Licette (soprano), Eileen Hennevig (soprano), Adolf Busch (violin), Parry Jones (tenor), Jo Vincent (soprano), Egon Petri (piano), Ria Ginster (soprano), Myra Hess (piano), Olga Haley (soprano), Roy Henderson (baritone), Dorothea Helmrich (mezzo-soprano), Dennis Noble (baritone), Clifford Curzon (piano) etc. etc.
On 16 August, Paul Wittgenstein gave the first performance in England of Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.
[20pp, 5.5x8.4; paper covers; centre pages loose, rusty staples replaced, a few light marks else VG; very uncommon] (£8) SOLD
1933: Proms Prospectus
1933: PROMENADE CONCERTS 39th Season Prospectus (Queen's Hall)
26th Aug to 7th Oct, 1933; details of 37 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry Wood
Guest conductors (conducting their own compositions): Vaughan Williams, Roger Quilter, Constant Lambert, Arthur Bliss, William Walton, Frank Bridge.
Soloists included Walter Widdop (tenor), Florence Austral (soprano), Florence Easton (soprano), Horace Stevens (baritone), Myra Hess (piano), Oda Slobodskaya (soprano), Ina Souez (soprano), Clifford Curzon (piano), Szigeti (violin), Pouishnoff (piano), Dennis Noble (baritone), Conchita Supervia (mezzo), Joan Cross (soprano), Solomon (piano), Heddle Nash (tenor), Elena Danieli (soprano) etc. etc.
[16pp, 5.5x8.5; this strange prospectus omits details of the first twelve concerts of the 1933 season (12-25 August), but has full details of the remaining thirty-seven concerts; paper covers; rusty staples replaced, a few light marks else VG; uncommon] (£6) SOLD
1934: Proms Prospectus
1934: PROMENADE CONCERTS 40th Season Prospectus (Queen's Hall)
11th Aug to 6th Oct, 1934; 49 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry Wood
Soloists included Maggie Teyte (soprano), Lionel Tertis (viola), Conchita Supervia (mezzo), Beatrice Harrison (‘cello), Albert Sammons (violin), Tatiana Makushina (soprano), Mitja Nikisch (piano), Solomon (piano), Luella Paikin (soprano), Florence Easton (soprano), Eva Turner (soprano), Heddle Nash (tenor), Myra Hess (piano), Ninon Vallin (soprano) etc. etc.
[20pp, 5.5x8.5 in paper covers; slightly rumpled, name on cover, else VG; uncommon] £7

1935: PROMENADE CONCERTS 41th Season Prospectus (Queen's Hall)
10th Aug to 5th Oct, 1935; 49 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J.Wood
Soloists included Eva Turner (soprano), Clifford Curzon (piano), Maggie Teyte (soprano), Heddle Nash (tenor), Leff Pouishnoff (piano), Szigeti (violin), Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), Walter Widdop (tenor), Eileen Joyce (piano), Adolf Busch (violin), William Primrose (viola), Conchita Supervia (mezzo)
[20pp; 5.5x8.5; paper cover; VG with light creases] (£8) SOLD

1936: PROMENADE CONCERTS 42nd Season Prospectus (Queen's Hall)
8th Aug to 3rd Oct, 1936; 49 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J.Wood
Soloists included Eva Turner (soprano), William Primrose (viola), Solomon (piano), Archie Camden (bassoon), Marcel Dupre (organ), Albert Sammons (violin), Heddle Nash (tenor), Arthur Rubinstein (piano), Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), Nicolas Medtner (piano), Sigurd Rascher (saxophone), Isobel Baillie (soprano), Szigeti (violin), Laelia Finneberg (soprano), Oda Slobodskaya (soprano) etc. etc.; contains a history of the Proms by Edwin Evans
New works included Saxophone Concertino (Ibert), The Ferryman's Bride (Sibelius), Overture: The Frogs (Granville Bantock), Piano Concerto (Elizabeth Maconchy)
[24pp; 5.5x8.5; paper cover; VG] (£8) SOLD

1937: PROMENADE CONCERTS 43rd Season Prospectus (Queen's Hall)
7th Aug to 2nd Oct, 1937; 49 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J.Wood
Guest conductors (conducting their own compositions): Edmund Rubbra, Constant Lambert, John Ireland, William Walton, Frederic Austen, Gordon Jacob, Zoltan Kodaly, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Maurice Johnstone, Armstrong Gibbs, Alan Bush, Arthur Bliss
Soloists included Ina Souez (soprano), Sidonie Goossens (harp), Dennis Noble (baritone), Florence Austral (soprano), Walter Widdop (tenor), Isobel Baillie (soprano), Paul Beard (violin), Stiles-Allen (soprano), Solomon (piano), Laelia Finneberg (soprano), Pouishnoff (piano), Jo Vincent (soprano), Muriel Brunskill (contralto), Parry Jones (tenor), Mary Jarred (contralto), Eda Kersey (violin), Thelma Reiss ('cello), Joan Coxon (soprano), Ania Dorfmann (piano), Trefor Jones (tenor), Frank Titterton (tenor), Kathleen Long (piano), Keith Falkner (baritone), Ruth Naylor (soprano), May Blyth (soprano), Oda Slobodskaya (soprano), Heddle Nash (tenor), Joseph Szigeti (violin), Clifford Curzon (piano), Ida Haendel (violin), Joan Cross (soprano), Harold Williams (bass), Louis Kentner (piano), May Busby (soprano), Arthur Carron (tenor), Arthur Fear (baritone), Margaret Balfour (contralto), Ronald Stear (baritone), Freda Townson (soprano), Henry Wendon (tenor), Cecilia Wessels (soprano), Noel Eadie (soprano), John Brownlee (baritone), Jelly d'Aranyi (violin), Herbert Heyner (baritone), Tudor Davies (tenor), Fernando Germani (organ), Myra Hess (piano), Olga Haley (contralto), Robert Easton (bass), Cyril Smith (piano), Eva Turner (soprano), Roy Henderson (baritone), Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), Elsie Suddaby (soprano), Arthur Cranmer (baritone), Ninon Vallin (soprano), Norman Walker (bass), Egon Petri (piano), Nora Gruhn (soprano), Moiseiwitsch (piano), Jeanne Dusseau (soprano), Elena Danieli (soprano), Redvers Llewellyn (baritone), Albert Sammons (violin), Leon Goossens (oboe), Soulima Stravinsky (piano) etc. etc.
[20pp; 5.5x8.5; paper cover; VG] (£9) SOLD

1939: PROMENADE CONCERTS 45th Season Prospectus (Queen's Hall)
12th Aug to 7th Oct, 1939; 49 concerts (Only 19 concerts were performed; the season was cancelled after 3rd Sept due to the declaration of war with Germany; ironically, the program for Monday 4th Sept was to have been a Wagner Concert.)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J.Wood
Soloists included Joan Hammond (soprano), Frank Titterton (tenor), Richard Tauber (tenor), Louis Kentner (piano), Sophie Wyss (soprano), Telmanyi (violin), Heddle Nash (tenor), Solomon (piano), Webster Booth (tenor) etc. etc.
New works included Les Illuminations (Britten), Piano Concerto (Bliss), Nocturne (Honegger)
[20pp; 5.5x8.5; paper cover; VG] (£8) SOLD

1942: PROMENADE CONCERTS 48th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
27th June to 22nd August, 1942; 49 concerts (in 1941, the Queen's Hall was destroyed in the Blitz, and the concerts were now based at the Albert Hall.)
BBC Chorus, Alexandra Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry Wood, Basil Cameron, Sir Adrian Boult
Guest conductors (conducting their own compositions): Alan Rawsthorne, Alan Bush, William H. Harris, Norman Demuth, Leighton Lucas, Edmund Rubbra, William Walton
Soloists included Joan Hammond (soprano), Pouishnoff (piano), Parry Jones (tenor), Clifford Curzon (piano), Janet Howe (mezzo-soprano), Ida Haendel (violin), Noel Eadie (soprano), Henry Cummings (baritone), Myra Hess (piano), Muriel Brunskill (mezzo-soprano), Beatrice Harrison ('cello), Solomon (piano), Michal Hambourg (piano), Oda Slobodskaya (soprano), Moiseiwitsch (piano), Eva Turner (soprano), Margaretta Scott (orator), Moura Lympany (piano), Elsie Suddaby (soprano), Arthur Catterall (violin), Reginald Morely (violin), Arthur Ackroyd (flute), Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick (piano), Isobel Baillie (soprano), Joyce Sutton (mezzo-soprano), Eda Kersey (violin), Margaret Good (piano), Pawel Prokopieni (bass), Louis Kentner (piano), Ivor Samuel (tenor), Joan Cross (soprano), Noel Newton-Wood (piano), Astra Desmond (contralto), Harriet Cohen (piano), Stiles-Allen (soprano), Laelia Finneberg (soprano), Eileen Joyce (piano), Trefor Jones (tenor), Henry Holst (violin), Mary Jarred (mezzo-soprano), Alec Rowley (piano), Walter Widdop (tenor), Leonie Zifado (soprano), Roy Henderson (baritone), George Baker (baritone), Henry Wendon (tenor), Irene Scharrer (piano), Dennis Noble (baritone), Joy McArden (soprano), Max Rostal (violin), Lionel Tertis (viola), Albert Sammons (violin) etc. etc.
New works included Epic March (John Ireland), Circus Suite (Mary Anderson-Lucas), Violin Concerto (E.J.Moeran), Symphonic Poem - Pannychis (Harry Farjeon), Scherzo for Orchestra (William Leonard Reed), Dialogue for Piano and Orchestra (Elisabeth Maconchy), Pianoforte Concerto (Alan Rawsthorne), Sinfonia da Requiem (Benjamin Britten), Symphony in C (Alan Bush), Ballet Suite - Billy the Kid (Aaron Copland), Heroic Prelude (William H. Harris), Rondo for Orchestra - Prelude to Holiday (Arthur Benjamin), Three Idylls for Pianoforte and Orchestra (Alec Rowley), Valses graves et gaies (Norman Demuth), Suite Francaise (Leighton Lucas), Symphony No.4 (Edmund Rubbra), Triptych - Three Impressions for Viola and Orchestra (Thomas F. Dunhill), Symphonic Poem - Knight in Armour (Ruth Gipps)
[20pp, 5.5x8.5; paper cover; flimsy, spine partially split, minor marks, else VG; a remarkable wartime survivor] (£9) SOLD
1944 Proms Prospectus
1944: PROMENADE CONCERTS Jubilee (50th) Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
10th June to 12th Aug, 1944; 55 concerts (Sir Henry Wood's Jubilee Season)
Soloists included Moiseiwitsch (piano), Joan Hammond (soprano), Eva Turner (soprano), Benjamin Britten (piano), Heddle Nash (tenor), Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick (piano), Dino Borgioli (tenor), Clifford Curzon (piano), Louis Kentner (piano), Gerald Moore (piano), Nancy Evans (mezzo), Oda Slobodskaya (soprano), Shulamith Shafir (piano) etc. etc.
New works included A Toast to Stalin (Prokofiev), Violin Concerto (Barber), Oboe Concerto (Vaughan Williams), Symphony No.8 (Shostakovitch), Four Norwegian Moods (Stravinsky), Memorial to Lidice (Martinu)
[24pp; 5.5x8.3; paper cover, red and black design; slightly rumpled, else VG] £8

1945: PROMENADE CONCERTS 51st Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
21st July to 15th Sept, 1945; 49 concerts
Conducted by Basil Cameron, Sir Adrian Boult
Soloists included Marcel Dupre (organ), Eva Turner (soprano), Redvers Llewellyn (baritone), Ginette Neveu (violin), Clifford Curzon (piano), Anthony Pini (‘cello), David Lloyd (tenor), Dino Borgioli (tenor), Owen Brannigan (bass), Denis Matthews (piano), Moura Lympany (piano), Alfredo Campoli (violin), Peter Pears (tenor), Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
New works included Peter Grimes Interludes (Britten), Piano Concerto (Schonberg), Henry V Suite (Walton), Cupid and Psyche (Hindemith)
[36pp; 5.4x8.25; card cover, red and black design; w.articles, photos, repertoire list; vertical bend, slightly rumpled, else VG; uncommon] (£6) SOLD

1946: PROMENADE CONCERTS 52nd Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
27th July to 21st Sept, 1946; 49 concerts
London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Basil Cameron, Sir Adrian Boult, Constant Lambert, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Soloists included Janet Howe (sop), Pouishnoff (piano), George Pizzey (baritone), Clifford Curzon (piano), Telmanyi (violin), William Primrose (viola), Muriel Brunskill (contralto), Cyril Smith (piano), Elisabeth Schumann (sop), John McCarthy (oboe), Harriet Cohen (piano), Mewton-Wood (piano), Victoria Sladen (sop), David Franklin (bass), Alfredo Campoli (violin), George Thalben-Ball (organ), Parry Jones (tenor), Eileen Joyce (piano), Gladys Ripley (contralto), Bradbridge White (tenor), Tom Williams (baritone), Dennis Noble (baritone), Frederick Harvey (baritone), Edith Furmedge (contralto), Malcuzynski (piano), Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Henry Wendon (tenor), Stiles-Allen (sop), Michal Hambourg (piano), Elsie Suddaby (sop), Oscar Natzka (bass), Louis Kentner (piano), Ada Alsop (sop), Mary Jarred (contralto), Frank Titterton (tenor), Trevor Anthony (baritone), Astra Desmond (contralto), Denis Matthews (piano), Frederick Grinke (violin), Kathleen Long (piano), Oda Slobodskaya (sop), Walter Widdop (tenor), Moiseiwitsch (piano), Ida Haendel (violin), Ivey Dickson (piano), Moura Lympany (piano), Harold Williams (bass), Sidonie Goossens (harp), Shulamith Shafir (piano), Menuhin (violin), Isobel Baillie (sop), Roy Henderson (baritone), Norman Allin (bass), Szigeti (violin), Kyla Greenbaum (piano), Jo Vincent (soprano), Paul Beard (violin), Max Rostal (violin), Eva Turner (sop), Arthur Carron (tenor), Edna Hobson (piano), Elena Danieli (sop), Franz Osborn (piano), Redvers Llewellyn (baritone), George Baker (baritone), Heddle Nash (tenor), Pierre Fournier ('cello), Marie Wilson (violin), Phyllis Sellick (piano) etc. etc.
New works included Nocturne for Orchestra (Lennox Berkeley), Suite Symphonique (Bloch), Piano Concerto No.1 in D (Benjamin Britten), Symphony No.5 (Prokoviev), Symphony No.9 (Shostakovitch), Oboe Concerto (Richard Strauss), Scherzo a la Russe (Stravinsky), Where does the uttered music go? (William Walton)
[36pp, 5.4x8.25; light card cover, blue and white design; w.articles, photos of Basil Cameron, George Stratton, Paul Beard, Sir Adrian Boult, Constant Lambert, repertoire list etc. etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£10) SOLD

1947: PROMENADE CONCERTS 53rd Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
19th July to 13th Sept, 1947; 49 concerts
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult, Basil Cameron, Dr Malcolm Sargent
Soloists included Marjorie Lawrence (soprano), Torsten Ralf (tenor), Evelyn Rothwell (oboe), Susi Jeans (organ), George Eskdale (trumpet), Solomon (piano), Frederick Thurston (clarinet), Max Rostal (violin), Eva Turner (soprano), Joan Hammond (soprano), Ernest Lush (piano), Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Henry Holst (violin), Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), Natasha Litvin (piano) etc. etc
New works included Trois Danses (Durufle), Organ Concerto (Haydn), Petite Suite (Elisabeth Lutyens), Festival Overture (Rubbra)
[36pp; 5.4x8.25; card cover, brown design; w.article, repertoire list, photos; slightly rumpled, minor marks, else VG] (£7) SOLD

1948: PROMENADE CONCERTS 54th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
24th July to 18th Sept, 1948; 49 concerts
Conducted by Basil Cameron, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Soloists included Heddle Nash (tenor), Clifford Curzon (piano), Denis Matthews (piano), Margherita Grandi (soprano), Eva Turner (soprano), Campoli (violin), Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Joan Hammond (soprano), Dennis Brain (horn), Kyla Greenbaum (piano), Owen Brannigan (bass), Eileen Joyce (piano)
New works included Oboe Concerto (Mozart), Partita for Double String Orchestra (Vaughan Williams), Piano Concerto in Bb (Berkeley), Suite Francaise (Milhaud)
[36pp; 5.4x8.25; red card cover; w.foreword, repertoire list, photos; horizontal bend, a few light marks, else VG] (£7) SOLD

1949: PROMENADE CONCERTS 55th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
23rd July to 17th Sept, 1949; 49 concerts
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult, Basil Cameron, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Soloists included Joan Hammond (soprano), Moura Lympany (piano), Gre Brouwenstyn (soprano), Elsie Morison (soprano), Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Frederick Thurston (clarinet), Archie Camden (bassoon), Denis Matthews (piano), Heddle Nash (tenor), Nancy Evans (mezzo-soprano), Campoli (violin), William Herbert (tenor), Leon Goossens (oboe), Monique Haas (piano), Emelie Hooke (soprano), Margherita Grandi (soprano), Victoria Sladen (soprano), Marjorie Thomas (contralto), Murray Dickie (tenor), Tom Williams (tenor), James Johnston (tenor), Isobel Baillie (soprano), Paul Tortelier ('cello), Cyril Preedy (piano), Evelyn Rothwell (oboe), Edna Hobson (soprano), Ida Haendel (violin), Louis Kentner (piano), Anthony Pini ('cello), Pierre Fournier ('cello), Constance Cummings (speaker), Owen Brannigan (bass), Sylvia Fisher (soprano), Geraint Evans (baritone), Solomon (piano), Max Rostal (violin), Frank Titterton (tenor), Richard Lewis (tenor), Gladys Ripley (contralto), Roderick Jones (baritone), Larra Browning (soprano), Walter Widdop (tenor), Dorothy Bond (soprano), Corinne Lacomble (piano), Marie Wilson (violin), Kyla Greenbaum (piano), Joan Alexander (soprano), Redvers Llewellyn (baritone), Eileen Joyce (piano), Szigeti (violin), Parry Jones (tenor), Norman Walker (bass), Janet Howe (contralto), Dennis Noble (baritone)
New works included Concerto for Oboe, String Orchestra and Harp (William Alwyn), Colonus' Praise (Lennox Berkeley), Concerto Symphonique (Bloch), Violin Concerto (Alan Bush), Symphony No.3 (Honnegger), Fantasia on the Alleluia Hymn (Gordon Jacob), Chaconne in C# minor (Leighton Lucas), Concerto for String Orchestra (Alan Rawsthorne), Overture to a Drama (Humphrey Searle), Duet Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon, String Orchestra and Harp (Richard Strauss)
[36pp, 5.4x8.25; red card cover; w.foreword, articles, repertoire list, photos (of Vaughan Williams, Alan Rawsthorne, Lennox Berkeley, Sir Arnold Bax, Constant Lambert, William Walton, John Ireland, Eugene Goossens); many jottings by the previous owner, else VG; a reading copy] £4
1950 Proms Prospectus
1950: PROMENADE CONCERTS 56th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
22 July to 16 Sept, 1950; 49 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Opera Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Basil Cameron, Stanford Robinson, Trevor Harvey, John Hollingsworth, Joseph Post and others
Soloists included Gwen Catley, Heddle Nash, Paul Beard, Alan Loveday, Joan Alexander, William Parsons, Cyril Smith, Constance Cummings (speaker), Redvers Llewellyn, Max Rostal, Elsie Morison, Jean Pougnet, Dennis Noble, Kathleen Long, Joan Hammond, James Johnston, Harold Williams, William Herbert, Martin Lawrence, Janet Howe, James Gibb, Marjorie Thomas, Irene Kohler, Colin Horsley, Elsie Suddaby, Victoria de los Angeles, Moura Lympany, Jennifer Vyvyan, Marie Wilson, Suzanne Danco, Harold Williams, Emelie Hooke, Gre Brouwenstijn, Victoria Sladen, Adele Leigh, Owen Brannigan, Myra Hess, Nancy Evans, Sylvia Fisher, Parry Jones, Mary Jarred, Trevor Anthony, Edith Coates, Gordon Clinton, Bernard Steel, Eileen Joyce and many others
[single 29"x19" sheet, folded down to 16pp, 7.25"x9.5"; details of concerts, 2 engravings and two photos illustrating the history of the proms, ticket prices, booking information etc. etc.; uncommon; VG] £7

1951: PROMENADE CONCERTS Winter Series (Royal Albert Hall)
8th to 20th January 1951; 12 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Basil Cameron
Soloists included William Parsons (baritone), Eileen Joyce (piano), Nancy Evans (mezzo-soprano), Leon Goossens (oboe), James Gibb (piano), George Thalben-Ball (organ), Sylvia Fisher (soprano), Kendall Taylor (piano), Ralph Clarke (clarinet), Cyril Smith (piano), Gwen Catley (soprano), Campoli (violin), Gonzalo Soriano (piano), Robert Thomas (tenor), Colin Horsley (piano), Gladys Ripley (contralto), Max Rostal (violin), Alan Loveday (violin), Michelangeli (piano), William Herbert (tenor), Amy Shuard (soprano), Gioconda de Vito (violin)
[8pp, 5.25x8.25, single sheet folded in four; green cover; details of concerts, ticket prices, booking instructions etc.; VG] £3
1951 Proms Prospectus
1951: PROMENADE CONCERTS 57th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
28th July to 22nd September, Festival Year 1951; 49 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Basil Cameron, Trevor Harvey, John Hollingsworth
Soloists included Richard Lewis, Cyril Smith, Phyllis Sellick, Sylvia Fisher, Evelyn Rothwell, Elsie Morison, Redvers Llewellyn, Victoria Sladen, Ida Haendel, Constance Cummings (speaker), Rowland Jones, Louis Kentner, Eric Harrison, Kathleen Joyce, Leon Goossens, Harriet Cohen, Vera Canning, Moura Lympany, Gwen Catley, Marko Rothmuller, Owen Brannigan, Gladys Ripley, Dennis Brain, Kyla Greenbaum, Elsie Suddaby, William Parsons, Frederick Thurston, Joan Alexander, Marcel Dupre, Max Rostal, Solomon, John Wolfe, Mewton-Wood, Campoli, Denis Matthews, Nancy Evans, Jean Pougnet, James Gibb, Cyril Preedy, Jennifer Vyvyan, William Herbert, Roderick Jones, Dame Myra Hess, Janet Howe, Amy Shuard, Mary Jarred, Suzanne Danco, Frederick Grinke, Jean Watson, Heddle Nash, Tom Williams, Franz Osborn, Jean Watson, Francescatti, Isobel Baillie, Dennis Noble, Moiseiwitsch, Edith Coates, James Johnston, Arnold Matters, Howell Glynne, Edmund Rubbra, Antonio Brosa
[64pp, 5.25x8.25; purple card cover; Foreword by Sir Arnold Bax, Music in Britain Today by Ernest Newman, Great Concert Halls of London 1851-1951 by Robert Elkin, The Music They Heard in 1851 by Peter Laslett, Henry Wood As I Knew Him by Basil Cameron, I Was At The First Night by Agnes Nicholls (Lady Harty), The Proms and Their Curators by W.W.Thompson; ticket prices, photos of Basil Cameron, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir Arthur Bliss, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Sir Arnold Bax, Sir William Walton etc.; introduction, repertoire list, works not previously performed at a prom; VG] (£8) SOLD

1952: PROMENADE CONCERTS 58th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
26th July to 20th September, 1952; 49 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Basil Cameron, John Hollingsworth, Trevor Harvey
Soloists included Joan Alexander, Sigurd Bjorling, Dorothy Bond, Owen Brannigan, Helena Braun, Gordon Clinton, Murray Dickie, Nancy Evans, Kathleen Ferrier, Glynne Howell, William Herbert, Eleanor Houston, Janet Howe, Mary Jarred, James Johnston, Roderick Jones, Adele Leigh, Richard Lewis, Redvers Llewellyn, Elsie Morison, Heddle Nash, Dennis Noble, Raymond Nilsson, Alfred Orda, William Parsons, Peter Pears, Gladys Ripley, Constance Shacklock, Amy Shuard, Monica Sinclair, Victoria Sladen, Set Svanholm, Inia te Wiata, Marjorie Thomas, Jennifer Vyvyan, Jess Walters, Elfriede Wasserthal, Jean Watson, Tom Williams, Jacques Abram, Larry Adler, Gina Bachauer, Ethel Bartlett, Paul Beard, Dennis Brain, Antonio Bross, Campoli, Margaret Cobb, Gioconda de Vito, Herbert Downes, Marta Eitler, George Eskdale, Richard Farrell, James Gibb, Bronislav Gimpel, Leon Goossens, Joyce Hedges, Dame Myra Hess, Colin Horsley, Gerald Jackson, Julius Katchen, Peter Katin, Louis Kentner, Maria Lidka, Roger Lord, Alan Loveday, Iris Loveridge, Ernest Lush, Denis Matthews, Mewton-Wood, Nina Milkina, Moiseiwitsch, Angus Morrison, Peter Muscant, Andre Navarra, Yfrah Neaman, Zara Nelsova, Richard Newton, Franz Osborn, Manoug Parikian, Rae Robertson, Max Rostal, Phyllis Sellick, Cyril Smith, Solomon, George Stratton, Szigeti, Kendall Taylor, Emil Telmanyi, George Thalben-Ball, Frederick Thurston, Edith Vogel, Edward Walker, Joseph Weingarten, John Wolfe
[36pp, 5.25x8.25; blue cover; Foreword by Herbert Murrill; ticket prices; photo of Ralph Vaughan Williams; repertoire list, works not previously performed at a Prom; artists appearing etc.; VG] (£8) SOLD

1953: PROMENADE CONCERTS 59th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
25th July to 19th Sept, 1953; 49 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir Adrian Boult, Basil Cameron, Trevor Harvey, John Hollingsworth; Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Soloists included Moiseiwitsch (piano), Jennifer Vyvyan (sop), Peter Pears (tenor), Dennis Brain (horn), Campoli (vln), Cyril Smith & Phyllis Sellick (piano), Joan Cross (sop), Monique Haas (piano), Cecilia Wessels (sop), Joseph Weingarten (piano), Alfred Orda (tenor), Erna Schluter (sop), Ludwig Suthaus (tenor), Arda Mandikian (soprano), Peter Katin (piano), Larry Adler (harmonica), Bronislav Gimpel (vln), Gina Bachauer (piano), Frans Vroons (tenor), Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Gwen Catley (sop), Victoria Elliott (sop), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (sop), Owen Brannigan (bass), Gladys Ripley (contralto), Dame Myra Hess (piano), Constance Shacklock (mezzo), Eileen Joyce (piano)
New works included Harmonica Concerto (Arthur Benjamin), Flute Concerto (Lennox Berkeley), Petite Symphonie Concertante (Frank Martin), Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli (Tippett), Coronation Te Deum (Walton)
[36pp; 5.25x8.25; yellow card cover; introduction, ticket prices, repertoire list; a few minor marks, slightly rumpled, shop stamp on cover, else VVG] (£7) SOLD
1954 Proms Prospectus
1954: PROMENADE CONCERTS 60th (Diamond Jubilee) Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
24th July to 18th Sept, 1954; 49 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Basil Cameron, Maurice Miles, Boris Ord, John Hollingsworth; Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham; London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Soloists included Sidonie Goossens (harp), Eileen Joyce (pno), Julius Katchen (pno), Yfrah Neaman (violin), Colin Horsley (pno), Andor Foldes (pno), Elsie Morison (sop), Marjorie Thomas (contr), Peter Pears (tenor), Ian Wallace (bass)*, Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)*, Franz Osborn (pno), Cyril Smith (pno), Phyllis Sellick (pno), Joan Sutherland (sop)*, Abbey Simon (pno), Jennifer Vyvyan (sop), Sena Jurinac (sop)*, Sylvia Fisher (sop), Joseph Cooper (pno), Margaretta Scott (speaker), Pauline Brockless (sop), Peter Katin (pno), Margaret Field-Hyde (sop), Kathleen Hoff (contr), Kathleen Joyce (contr), Pamela Bowden (contr), Leon Goossens (oboe), Isobel Baillie (sop), Joan Cross (sop), Elsie Suddaby (sop), Muriel Brunskill (contr), Nancy Evans (contr), Gladys Ripley (contr), Parry Jones (tenor), Heddle Nash (tenor), Frank Titterton (tenor), Norman Allin (bass), Robert Easton (bass), Roy Henderson (baritone), Norman Walker (bass), Marcel Dupre (organ), Franz Reizenstein (pno), William Herbert (tenor), Alexander Young (tenor), Campoli (violin), Larry Adler (harmonica), Norma Proctor (contr)*, Margaret Ritchie (sop)*, Edmund Kurtz ('cello)*, Victoria Elliott (sop), Gina Bachauer (pno), Evelyn Rothwell (oboe), Marthe Modl (sop)*, Constance Shacklock (contr), Wolfgang Windgassen (tenor)*, Frederick Dalberg (bass)*, Amy Shuard (sop), Janet Howe (mezzo), Webster Booth (tenor), Dennis Noble (baritone), Hervey Alan (bass-baritone), William Pleeth ('cello), Harriet Cohen (pno), Solomon (pno), William Dickie (baritone)*, Walter Lear (saxophone), Moiseiwitsch (pno), Mattiwilda Dobbs (sop)*, Walburga Wegner (sop)*,Howard Vandenburg (tenor)*, Murray Dickie (tenor), Hans Hotter (bass-bar)*, Roderick Jones (bar), France Ellegaard (pno)*, Dame Myra Hess (pno), Jack Brymer (clarinet)*, Denis Matthews (pno), Moura Lympany (pno), Henry Holst (violin), Anne Wood (contralto), Richard Lewis (tenor) [* = first appearance at a promenade concert]
Works heard for the first time at the Proms included Magnificat (Bach), Symphony in C (Bizet), Spring Symphony (Benjamin Britten), Saxo-Rhapsody (Eric Coates), Clarinet Concerto (Copland), Scenes from Act II of Irmelin (Delius), Divertissment (Ibert), Sinfonietta (Janacek), Violin Concerto No.2 (Prokofiev), Four Last Songs (Strauss)
First performances included Harp Concert (William Alwyn), Harmonica Concerto (Malcolm Arnold), A Song Of Welcome (Arthur Bliss), Symphonic Study, Spring (Philip Cannon), A Scots Overture (John Gardner), Violin Concerto (Kenneth Leighton), Concertino for Bassoon and Strings (Elizabeth Maconchy)
[36pp, 5.25x8.25; yellow card cover; Diamond Jubilee introduction, ticket prices, repertoire list; reproduction of the Front Cover of the first Promenade Concert programme (Saturday, August 10th, 1895); shop stamp on cover, else VG] £8

1955: PROMENADE CONCERTS 61st Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
23rd July to 17th Sept, 1955; 49 concerts
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Basil Cameron, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Adrian Boult, Charles Groves
Soloists included Moiseiwitsch (piano), Joseph Cooper (piano), Erna Schluter (soprano), Magda Laszlo (soprano), Shura Cherkassky (piano), Joan Sutherland (soprano), Webster Booth (tenor), Ida Haendel (violin), Michael Langdon (bass), Ludwig Suthaus (tenor), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), Dame Myra Hess (piano), Julian Bream (guitar)
New works included Sinfonia Rustica (Panufnik), Symphony No.7 (Prokofiev), Troilus and Cressida duet (Walton)
[36pp; 5.4x8.25; green card cover; introduction, repertoire list; a few minor marks, else VG] (£7) SOLD

1956: PROMENADE CONCERTS 62nd Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
21st July to 15th Sept, 1956; 49 concerts
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Basil Cameron, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Adrian Boult
Soloists included Ida Haendel (violin), Amy Shuard (soprano), Jack Brymer (clarinet), Heather Harper (soprano), Adele Leigh (soprano), Andre Navarra (‘cello), Joan Sutherland (soprano), Ilse Hollweg (soprano), Eileen Joyce (piano)
New works included Harp Concerto (Milhaud), Symphony No.3 (Copland), Piano Concerto No.2 (Searle)
[36pp; 5.4x8.25; blue card cover; foreword, repertoire list; VG] (£7) SOLD
1957 Proms Prospectus
1957: PROMENADE CONCERTS 63rd Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
20th July to 14th Sept, 1957; 49 concerts
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Basil Cameron, Sir Adrian Boult, Hugo Rignold, Vilem Tausky
Soloists included Eileen Joyce (piano), Shura Cherkassky (piano), Peter Katin (piano), Forbes Robinson (bass), Allan Schiller (piano), Leonard Cassini (piano), Jon Vickers (tenor), Gre Brouwenstijn (soprano), Stefan Askenase (piano), Kirsten Flagstad (soprano)
New works included Piano Concerto No.2 (Jacob), Bacchanale (Ibert), Epitaph (Holmboe), Ode to the West Wind (Henze), Dance Suite (Rawsthorne), Piano Concerto No.4 (Martinu)
[36pp; 5.4x8.25; spring green card cover; foreword, repertoire list; VVG] (£7) SOLD

1958: PROMENADE CONCERTS 64th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
26th July to 20th Sept, 1958; 49 concerts
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Basil Cameron, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Adrian Boult, John Hollingsworth, Vilem Tausky
Soloists included Peter Katin (piano), Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano), Julius Katchen (piano), Hephzibah Menuhin (piano), Amy Shuard (soprano), Pierre Fournier ('cello), James Johnston (tenor), Osian Ellis (harp), Gina Bachauer (piano), Lois Marshall (soprano), Marthe Modl (soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (tenor), Paul Tortelier ('cello)
New works included Pas de Six (Britten), Orchestral Variations (Copland), Fall of the Leaf (Finzi), Carmina Burana (Orff), Piano Concerto Op.101 (Shostakovitch)
[40pp; 5.4x8.25; orange card cover; foreword, repertoire list; VVG] (£7) SOLD

1964: PROMENADE CONCERTS 70th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
25th July to 19th Sept, 1964; 49 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Northern Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden etc., conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir Arthur Bliss, Benjamin Britten, Colin Davis, Carlo Maria Giulini, Berthold Goldschmidt, Charles Mackerras, Pierre Monteux, Georg Solti, Leopold Stokowski, and many others.
Soloists included Elizabeth Harwood, Alexander Young, Magda Laszlo, John Shirley-Quirk, Donald McIntyre, Julius Katchen, Alfredo Campoli, Peter Pears, Geraint Evans, Vlado Perlemuter, Elizabeth Fretwell, Norma Fisher, James McCracken, Peter Glossop, Stephen Bishop, Andor Foldes, Valerie Masterson, Walter Midgeley, Richard Lewis, Luciano Pavarotti, Gundula Janowitz, Pauline Tinsley, Charles Craig, Peter Frankl, Josef Suk, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jennifer Vyvyan, Anita Valkki, Gwyneth Jones, Jacqueline du Pre, Jack Brymer, Patricia Clark, Peter Katin, Rita Hunter, Constance Shacklock, and many others.
Works new to the Proms included Mass in C major (Beethoven), The Childhood of Christ (Berlioz), Symphony No.5 (Bruckner), The Hymn of Jesus (Holst), Symphonies No.8 and 10 (Mahler), Idomeneo (Mozart), Cello Concerto (Priaulx Rainier), Erwartung (Schonberg), Otello (Verdi), Concert Suite: 'Our Man in Havana' (Malcolm Williamson)
[40pp; 5.25x8.25; red card cover; summary, introduction, ticket prices, repertoire list; a few light pencil marks, else VVG] (£7) SOLD

1966: PROMENADE CONCERTS 72nd Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
23rd July to 17th Sept, 1966; 50 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Northern Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Radio Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish National Orchestra etc., conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Malcolm Arnold, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Arthur Bliss, Pierre Boulez, Colin Davis, Antal Dorati, Bernard Haitink, Charles Mackerras, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Georg Solti, Leopold Stokowski, Walter Susskind and many others.
Soloists included Sheila Armstrong, Janet Baker, Owen Brannigan, April Cantelo, Joan Carlyle, Hugues Cuenod, Ryland Davies, Ronald Dowd, Gottlob Frick, Heather Harper, Elizabeth Harwood, Otakar Kraus, Richard Lewis, Donald McIntyre, Margaret Price, George Shirley, Any Shuard, Fritz Uhl, Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Stephen Bishop, Jack Brymer, Clifford Curzon, Ida Haendel, Heinz Holliger, Peter Katin, Moura Lympany, John Ogdon, Roger Smalley and many others.
Works new to the Proms included Eclat (Pierre Boulez), A Mass of Life (Delius), Solomon (Handel), Symphony No.4 (Charles Ives), Symphony No.9 (Mahler), Symphony No.2 (Prokofiev), The Execution of Stepan Razin (Shostakovich) etc.
Highlights included The Fall of Troy (Berlioz) in English, conducted by Colin Davies, Parsifal Acts 2 & 3, conducted by Solti, Die Zauberflote from Glyndebourne, Sir Arthur Bliss's Seventy-Fifth Birthday Concert, Bach B-minor Mass conducted by Mackerras, three concerts with the Moscow Radio Orchestra conducted by Rozhdestvensky playing Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Tchaikowsky, Britten and Prokofiev, the Delius 'Mass of Life' etc. [44pp, 5.25x8.25; blue card cover; summary, introduction, ticket prices, repertoire list; excellent condition] (£8) SOLD

1967: PROMENADE CONCERTS 73rd Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
22nd July to 16th Sept, 1967; 51 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, English Chamber Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Polish Radio Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra etc., conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Claudio Abbado, Sir John Barbirolli, Pierre Boulez, Sir Adrian Boult, Benjamin Britten, Colin Davis, Roger Norrington, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Georg Solti, Karlheinz Stockhausen and many others.
Soloists included Fou Ts'ong, Peter Pears, Andre Tchaikowsky, Alvar Lidell, Ronald Dowd, Kostas Paskalis, Richard Lewis, April Cantelo, John Shaw, Margaret Price, Pierre Fournier, Victoria Postnikova, Jacqueline du Pre, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Claudio Arrau, Daniel Barenboim, Clifford Curzon, John Ogden, Henryk Szeryng, Peter Katin, Janet Baker, Jack Brymer, Evelyn Lear, and many others.
Works new to the Proms included St.John Passion (Bach), Fidelio (Beethoven), The Trojans at Carthage (Berlioz), Collages (Gerhard), Jeux Venitiens (Lutoslawski), Veronique (Messager), Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum (Messiaen), St.Luke Passion (Penderecki), Six Symphonic Epigrams (Pijper).
[44pp; 5.25x8.25; red card cover; summary, introduction, ticket prices, repertoire list; excellent condition] (£8) SOLD

1968: PROMENADE CONCERTS 74th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
19th July to 14th Sept, 1968; 52 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Accademia Monteverdiana, English Chamber Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, State Orchestra of the USSR, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra etc., conducted by Colin Davis, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Arthur Bliss, Pierre Boulez, Sir Adrian Boult, John Eliot Gardiner, Alexander Gibson, Charles Groves, Bernard Haitink, Charles Mackerras, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Georg Solti, Sir William Walton, and many others.
Soloists included Elly Ameling, Janet Baker, Jane Berbie, James Bowman, Owen Brannigan, Delme Bryn-Jones, April Cantelo, Carlo Cossuta, Hugues Cuenod, Ryland Davies, Ronald Dowd, Derek Hammond-Stroud, Heather Harper, Ilse Hollweg, Otakar Kraus, Donald McIntyre, John Mitchinson, Margaret Price, Peter Schreier, John Shirley-Quirk, Amy Shuard, David Ward, Allegri String Quartet, Alfred Brendel, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Clifford Curzon, Christoph Eschenbach, Ida Haendel, Peter Katin, John Ogdon, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, and many others.
Works new to the Proms included Bruckner Symphony No.6, Dallapiccola's 'Piccola music notturna', Mahler Symphony No.5, Montevedi Vespers, Poulenc Piano Concerto, Roger Sessions Symphony No.4, John Tavener 'In alium', and others
Highlights included St.Matthew Passion conducted by Karl Richter, L'Ormindo and Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail from Glyndebourne, Don Carlos conducted by Solti, a Stravinsky and Varese concert conducted by Boulez, two concerts by the State Orchestra of the USSR conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov, The Trojans complete, conducted by Colin Davis, the Delius Requiem, and much else [44pp, 5.25x8.25; blue card cover; summary, introduction, ticket prices, repertoire list; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£6) SOLD

1969: PROMENADE CONCERTS 75th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
18th July to 13th Sept, 1969; 52 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra etc., conducted by Colin Davis, Sir John Barbirolli, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Sir Adrian Boult, Peter Maxwell Davies, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Antal Dorati, Reginald Goodall, Bernard Haitink, Jascha Horenstein, Lorin Maazel, Charles Mackerras, Andre Previn, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Walter Susskind and many others
Soloists included Elly Ameling, Janet Baker, Charles Craig, Helen Donath, Ronald Dowd, Elizabeth Harwood, Pilar Lorengar, Valerie Masterson, Donald McIntyre, Paolo Montarsolo, Wieslaw Ochman, Ruggero Raimondi, Marius Rintzler, Ilse Wolf, Alan Howard, Helen Mirren, Amadeus String Quartet, Stephen Bishop, Alfred Brendel, Clifford Curzon, Emil Gilels, John Lill, John Ogdon, Itzhak Perlman, Jacqueline du Pre, Andre Tchaikovsky and many others
New works included Worldes Bliss (Maxwell Davies), Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (Malcolm Arnold), Vesper Psalms and Motets (Monteverdi), Battle of Britain March (Walton), Cello Concerto (Hugh Wood)
[44pp; 5.25x8.25; dark pink card cover; summary, introduction, ticket prices, repertoire list; name on cover, a few minor marks, else VVG] (£7) SOLD
1970 Proms Prospectus
1970: PROMENADE CONCERTS 76th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
17th July to 12th Sept, 1970; 53 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra etc., conducted by Colin Davis, Sir John Barbirolli, Serge Baudo, Pierre Boulez, Sir Adrian Boult, John Eliot Gardiner, Reginald Goodall, Bernard Haitink, Jascha Horenstein, George Hurst, Raymond Leppard, Charles Mackerras, Neville Marriner, Andre Previn, Georg Solti, Sir Michael Tippett, Edo de Waart and many others.
Soloists included Misha Dichter, Ronald Dowd, Amy Shuard, John Mitchinson, Ida Haendel, Mark Lubotsky, Jack Brymer, John Lill, Rita Hunter, Jenifer Eddy, Benjamin Luxon, Iona Brown, Vlado Perlemuter, Heather Harper, Geza Anda, Andre Tchaikovsky, David Munrow, Ilse Wolf, Roger Smalley, Alfred Brendel, Gina Bachauer, Valerie Masterson, Donald Adams, Pauline Tinsley, Radu Lupu, Elly Ameling, Clifford Curzon, David Ward, Josephine Veasey, Stephen Bishop, Richard Lewis, and many others.
Works new to the Proms included Verses for Ensembles (Birtwistle), Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Brahms), Double Concerto for Piano and Harpsichord (Elliott Carter), Essay for Clarinet and Orchestra (Sebastian Forbes), Epithalamiom (Gerhard), The Messiah (Handel), Essence of Our Happinesses (Lutyens), Das Rheingold (Wagner), The Lindbergh Flight (Weill).
[52pp; 5.25x8.25; leaf-green card cover; summary, introduction, ticket prices, repertoire list; tiny tear on back cover and very minor marks, else VG] (£7) SOLD
1977 Prom Prospectus
1977: PROMENADE CONCERTS 83rd Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall etc.)
22nd July to 17th Sept, 1977; 55 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden conducted by Pierre Boulez, Sir Adrian Boult (aged 88), Charles Mackerras, Claudio Abbado, Andrew Davis, Colin Davis, Mark Elder, Louis Fremaux, Sir Charles Groves, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, Roger Norrington, Simon Rattle, Walter Susskind, Nicholas Cleobury, Andrew Parrott and many others
Welsh National Opera Company c:Richard Armstrong, Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra c:Luciano Berio, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra c:Edo de Waart, New Zealand Dorian Choir c:Peter Godfrey
Soloists included Emma Kirkby, Jan Latham-Koenig, Felicity Lott, Margaret Marshall, Ann Murray, Andras Schiff, Thomas Allen, Janet Baker, Linda Esther Gray, Heather Harper, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Philip Langridge, Jessye Norman, Felicity Palmer, John Shirley-Quirk, Pierre Thau, Richard Van Allen, Helen Watts, Rachel Yakar, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Alfred Brendel, Kyung-Wha Chung, Clifford Curzon, Alan Hacker, Murray Perahia, Malcolm Williamson and many others
Four contemporary masterworks were featured: The Raft of the 'Medusa' (Henze), The Midsummer Marriage (Tippett), Turangalila Symphony (Messiaen), Coro (Berio); commissions included Montage (Roxburgh), The Martyrdom of Saint Magnus (Maxwell Davies), Proenca (Buller); British Premieres included Sinfonia (Tristan Keuris), Actaeon (Richard Rodney Bennett), Quartet for Percussion (Sandor Balassa)
[72pp; 5.75x8.25; yellow cover; commentary, articles, many photographs, ticket prices, booking information and form, repertoire list, list of Pre-Prom talks, comprehensive indices etc. etc.; cover slightly mucky, else VVG] (£6) SOLD
1987 Proms Prospectus
1987: PROMENADE CONCERTS 93rd Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall etc.)
17th July to 12th Sept, 1987; 66 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra etc., conducted by Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Reginald Goodall, Bernard Haitink, Marek Janowski, Neeme Jarvi, Simon Joly, Diego Masson, Roger Norrington, Andre Previn, Sir John Pritchard, Simon Rattle, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Klaus Tennstedt, Michael Tilson Thomas, Mariss Yansons and many others
Soloists included Arleen Auger, Cynthia Clarey, Ileana Cotrubas, Brent Ellis, Warren Ellsworth, Maria Ewing, Brigitte Fassbaender, Gwynne Howell, Emma Kirkby, Felicity Lott, Yuri Masurok, Karita Mattila, Jessye Norman, Kenneth Riegel, Elisabeth Soderstrom, Doris Soffel, Bernd Weikl, Emanuel Ax, Michael Collins, Ida Haendel, Nigel Kennedy, Alicia de Larrocha, John Lill, John Ogdon, Julian Bream and many others
Highlights were Boulez conducting Gurrelieder, Parsifal Act III conducted by Reginald Goodall, La Traviata from Glyndebourne, Loose Tubes, Bruckner Synphony No.8 with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven Symphony No.9 with Claudio Abbado and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. etc.
[124pp; 8.25x7.75; foreword by John Drummond, extensive illustrated articles, many photographs, some in colour, ticket prices, booking information and form, repertoire list, list of Pre-Prom talks, special offers, comprehensive indices etc. etc.; rumpled and slightly knocked, a few minor marks, else VVG] £6
1989 Proms Prospectus
1989: PROMENADE CONCERTS 95th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall etc.)
21 July to 16 September, 1989; 68 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists, European Community Youth Orchestra, French Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, London Classical Players, London Mozart Players, London Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Singers, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Monteverdi Choir etc., conducted by John Alldis, Richard Armstrong, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Andrew Davis, Edward Downes, Mark Elder, John Eliot Gardiner, Valery Gergiev, Jane Glover, Sir Charles Groves, Bernard Haitink, Nicholas Harnoncourt, Richard Hickox, Christopher Hogwood, Elgar Howarth, Marek Janowski, Mariss Jansons, Roger Norrington, Sir John Pritchard, Simon Rattle, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gunter Wand and many others
Soloists included Nancy Argenta, James Bowman, Sally Burgess, Janice Cairns, Michael Chance, Jose van Dam, Dale Duesing, Jane Eaglen, Simon Estes, Maria Ewing, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, John Graham-Hall, Hakan Hagegard, Eilene Hannan, Heather Harper, Eiddwen Harrhy, Aage Haugland, Gwynne Howell, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Della Jones, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Yvonne Kenny, Emma Kirkby, Philip Langridge, Keith Lewis, Robert Lloyd, Felicity Lott, Neil Mackie, Ann Murray, Anne Sophie von Otter, Anne-Marie Owens, Felicity Palmer, David Rendall, Catherine Robbin, Stephen Roberts, Christopher Robson, Joan Rodgers, Peter Rose, Hanna Schwarz, William Shimell, Marilyn Hill Smith, Robert Tear, Evelyn Tubb, Julia Varady, Stephen Varcoe, Jonathan Veira, Penelope Walker, Sarak Walker, David Wilson-Johnson, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Richard Rodney Bennett, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Julian Beam, Alfred Brendel, Peter Donohoe, Evelyn Glennie, Ida Haendel, Heinz Holliger, Stephen Hough, Steven Isserlis, John Lill, Andrew Litton, Gyorgy Pauk, Andras Schiff, Paul Tortelier, Raphael Wallfisch and many others
Highlights were Die Walkure Act III conducted by Mark Elder, Bruckner Symphony No.8 conducted by Bernard Haitink, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in The Damnation of Faust conducted by Georg Solti, Glyndebourne Opera's Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Simon Rattle etc. etc.
[130pp, 8.25x7.75; foreword by John Drummond, extensive illustrated articles, profusely illustrated with very many photographs, mostly in colour, ticket prices, booking information and form, repertoire list, list of Pre-Prom talks, special offers, comprehensive indices etc. etc.; VG] £8
1990 Proms Prospectus
1990: PROMENADE CONCERTS 96th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall etc.)
20 July to 15 September, 1990; 66 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, The Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Philharmonia, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Saito Kinen Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, I Virtuosi di Roma etc., conducted by David Atherton, Riccardo Chailly, James Conlon, Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Edward Downes, Mark Elder, John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, Marek Janowski, Simon Joly, Andrew Litton, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Roger Norrington, Seiji Ozawa, Krzysztof Penderecki, Trevor Pinnock and many others
Soloists included Donald Adams, John Mark Ainsley, Nancy Argenta, Arleen Auger, Kim Begley, Catherine Bott, Bonaventura Bottone, James Bowman, Cynthia Clarey, Elizabeth Connell, Laurence Dale, Ryland Davies, Jane Eaglen, Maria Ewing, Gerald Finley, Linda Finnie, Lesley Garrett, John Graham-Hall, Nancy Gustafson, Heather Harper, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Della Jones, Yvonne Kenny, Cleo Laine, Neil Mackie, Donald Maxwell, Sylvia McNair, Guy de Mey, John Mitchinson, Anne Murray, Dennis O'Neill, Anne-Sophie von Otter, Felicity Palmer, Ian Partridge, Margaret Price, Derek Lee Ragin, Thomas Randle, Catherine Robbin, Stephen Roberts, Christopher Robson, Joan Rodgers, Andreas Schmidt, Kurt Streit, Sanford Sylvan, Evelyn Tubb, Dawn Upshaw, Julia Varady, Sarah Walker, David Wilson-Johnson, Gosta Winbergh, Louise Winter, Richard Wistreich, Dolores Ziegler, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Alfred Brendel, Kyung-Wha Chung, Imogen Cooper, Peter Donohoe, Stephen Hough, Evgeny Kissin, John Lill, Tasmin Little, Yo-Yo Ma, Cecile Ousset, Mstislav Rostropovich, Howard Shelley, Mitsuko Uchida and many others
Highlights were The English Concert in Belshazzar conducted by Trevor Pinnock, The Ice Break conducted by David Atherton, Orfeo ed Euridice performed by English Baroque Soloists, Haydn's The Creation conducted by Lothar Zagrosek, Katya Kabanova performed by Glyndebourne Festival Opera, two Cleveland Orchestra concerts conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyi, Bruckner's Symphony No.5 conducted by Gunther Wand, two Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra concerts conducted by Riccardo Chailly, Britten's War Requiem conducted by Kurt Masur etc. etc.
[130pp, 8.25x7.75; foreword by John Drummond, extensive illustrated articles, profusely illustrated with very many photographs, mostly in colour, ticket prices, booking information and form, repertoire list, list of Pre-Prom talks, special offers, comprehensive indices etc. etc.; VG] £8
1994 Proms Prospectus
1994: PROMENADE CONCERTS 100th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
15th July to 10th Sept, 1994; 68 concerts
Handsome, profusely illustrated 134-page brochure, marking the first hundred years of the Proms.
Orchestras included The Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Halle Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra etc., conducted by Claudio Abbado, George Benjamin, Pierre Boulez, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Andrew Davis, Christoph Dohnanyi, Mark Elder, John Eliot Gardiner, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Simon Joly, Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner, Simon Rattle, Michael Tilson Thomas and many others.
Instrumentalists included Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Evelyn Glennie, Ida Haendel, Ralph Kirschbaum, John Lill, Tamsin Little and many others.
Singers included Hans Hotter, Thomas Allen, James Bowman, Anne Evans, Maria Ewing, Hakan Hagegard, Heather Harper, Felicity Lott, Sylvia McNair, Karita Mattila, Anthony Michaels-Moore, Ann Murray, Anne Sophie von Otter, Felicity Palmer, Elena Prokina, Nina Rautio, Amanda Roocroft, Andreas Scholl, Sanford Sylvan, Bryn Terfel, John Tomlinson, Janice Watson, Willard White, and many others.
[134pp; 8.25x7.75; full colour cover; Foreword (by John Drummond), 9 Illustrated Articles, Proms Artists 94, Booking Information, Programmes with commentary, Proms Guide Survey, Indices; packed with photographs and illustrations; Booking Form (pages 59/60) neatly removed, else VG condition] (£6) SOLD
1998 Proms Prospectus
1998: PROMENADE CONCERTS 104th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
17th July to 12th Sept, 1998; 81 concerts
Handsome, profusely illustrated 152-page brochure
Featured composers in the 1998 season were Hildegard of Bingen, Karol Szymanowski, Hanns Eisler, George Gershwin and Harrison Birtwistle; Season Highlights: Zoroastre (Rameau), Propheten (Weill), Solomon (Handel), Symphony 1997 (Tan Dun), "October" Cantata (Prokofiev), The Apostles (Elgar), Symphony No.4 (Schmidt), Falstaff (Verdi), Porgy and Bess (Gershwin), Simon Boccanegra (Verdi); BBC Commissions and Proms Premieres: The Stations of the Sun (Julian Anderson), The Garden of Earthly Delights (Michael Berkeley), Angel Magick (John Harle), Letter to Paradise (Gerard McBurney), Four Russian Songs for Symphony Orchestra (Rodion Shchedrin)
Orchestras included BBC Symphony Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Fretwork, The Bauhaus Band, Dresden Staatskapelle, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, The King's Consort, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, City of London Sinfonia, The Academy of Ancient Music, St.Petersberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New London Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra etc., conducted by Andrew Davis, William Christie, Sir Simon Rattle, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Bernard Haitink, John Eliot Gardiner, Matthias Bamert, Mark Wigglesworth, Jiri Belohlavek, Daniele Gatti, Robert King, Wayne Marshall, Osmo Vanska, Tadaaki Otaka, Mstislav Rostropovich, Mark Elder, Leonard Slatkin, Heinrich Schiff, Richard Hickox, Christopher Hogwood, Oliver Knussen, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vassily Sinaisky, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Yuri Tenirkanov, Claudio Abbado, Ronald Corp, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Manfred Honeck, Robert Ziegler, Daniel Barenboim, Jane Glover, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Libor Pesek, Nicholas Harnoncourt and many others.
Instrumentalists included Kyoko Takezawa, Andras Schiff, Tasmin Little, Yo-Yo Ma, Piers Lane, Paul Lewis, David Geringas, Thomas Ades, Ulrich Heinen, Evelyn Glennie, Stephen Kovacevich, Howard Shelley, Sasha Rozhdestvensky, Yevgeny Kissin, Alfred Brendel and many others.
Singers included Bryn Terfel, Ann Murray, Thomas Hampson, Alison Hagley, Jean-Phillippe Lafont, Hillevi Martinpelto, Anthony Michaels-Moore, Andreas Scholl, Sergei Aleksashkin, Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Barbara Hendricks, Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, Thomas Allen, Susan Bickley, Elena Prokina, Giancarlo Pasquetto, Michael Sylvester, Alastair Miles, Felicity Lott, John Tomlinson, Christopher Maltman, Lorraine Hunt, Ute Lemper, Barbara Bonney, Deborah Riedel, Jerry Hadley and many others.
[152pp, 9.1x7.9; full colour cover; Foreword (by Nicholas Kenyon), full details of each concert, illustrated articles, commentary, booking information, indices, etc. etc.; packed with photographs and illustrations; slight bend to front cover, else VG condition] £6

2003: Companion to the 2003 PROMENADE CONCERTS (Royal Albert Hall etc.)
18th July to 13th Sept, 2003; 73 concerts
Beautifully illustrated booklet, published by the BBC Music Magazine, previewing the 2003 Season. Introduction by Nicholas Kenyon, excellent articles, commentaries, colour photography throughout, complete list of concerts with repertoire and personnel. The theme for this year was ancient Greek myths; highlights of the season were 'The Trojans' conducted by Colin Davis, 'Elektra', 'Dido and Aeneas', Tippett's 'King Priam', the Berlioz Bicentenary celebrations, Prokofiev's 'Ivan The Terrible' and 'War and Peace', anniversary celebrations for Corelli, Bax, Lennox Berkeley, Musgrave and Ligeti, new works by Adams, Birtwistle, Knussen and Weir, Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic with Bobby McFerrin, and much else
[36pp, 5.75x8.2; VG] £3

2004: Companion to the 2004 PROMENADE CONCERTS (Royal Albert Hall etc.)
16th July to 11th Sept, 2004; 74 concerts
Beautifully illustrated booklet, published by the BBC Music Magazine, previewing the 2004 Season. Introduction by Nicholas Kenyon, excellent articles, commentaries, colour photography throughout, complete list of concerts with repertoire and personnel. The themes for this year were East/West, Back to Bohemia, and England at the Crossroads: 1934; highlights of the season were concerts marking anniversaries for Dvorak and Janacek, and the year 1934, when Elgar, Delius and Holst all died, and Harrison Birtwistle and Peter Maxwell Davies were born. Among the distinguished artists performing were Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble, Wynton Marsalis and his Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Thomas Allen, Alfred Brendel and many others. New music included commissions from John Casken, Zhou Long, Joby Talbot, Harrison Birtwistle, Judith Bingham, and Mark-Anthony Turnage, while there were 15 other premieres by popular contemporary composers from John Adams to John Tavener. Eight complete operas were performed, including 'Das Rheingold', 'Curlew River', and 'Hansel and Gretel', and much else
[36pp, 5.75x8.2; VG] £3
2006 Proms Prospectus
2006: PROMENADE CONCERTS 112th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
14th July to 9th Sept, 2006; 73+ concerts
Handsome, profusely illustrated 164-page brochure
Featured composers in the 2006 season were Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (250 this year) and Dmitry Shostakovich (100 this year); Robert Schumann (who died 150 years ago), Michael Haydn (who died 200 years ago), Marin Marais (born 350 years ago), Henri Dutilleux (90), Hans Werner Henze and Gyorgy Kurtag (both 80), Steve Reich (70) and Colin Matthews (60). BBC Commissions by Julian Anderson, George Benjamin, James Dillon, Jonathan Harvey, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Ian Wilson, and Benjamin Wallfisch.
Season Highlights: SIEGFRIED (Wagner) concert performance, COSI FAN TUTTE (Mozart) semi-staged Glyndebourne performance, Concert for the 80th Birthday of HM The Queen, Blue Peter Prom - Safari, Voices (Hans Werner Henze), LADY MACBETH OF THE MTSENSK DISTRICT (Shostakovich) concert performance by the Kirov Opera, The Philadelphia Orchestra in Beethoven and Tchaikowsky, Berlin Philharmoniker in Szymanowski, Bruckner, Mozart and Debussy.
Orchestras included Academy of Ancient Music, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmoniker, Budapest Festival Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Concert, King's Consort, London Mozart Players, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Orchestra), Minnesota Orchestra, Nash Ensemble, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, NDR Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra etc., conducted by Thomas Ades, John Adams, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jiri Belohlavek, Ivor Bolton, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, Stephane Deneve, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Mark Elder, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Richard Hickox, Philippe Jordan, Vladimir Jurowski, Robert King, Oliver Knussen, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Sir Roger Norrington, Gianandrea Noseda, Kazushi Ono, Sir Simon Rattle, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vassily Sinaisky and many others.
Instrumentalists included Joshua Bell, Han-Na Chang, Michael Collins, Till Fellner, David Juritz, Leonidas Kavakos, Noriko Kawai, Evgeny Kissin, Stephen Kovacevich, Lang Lang, Viktoria Mullova, Garrick Ohlsson, Artur Pizarro, Andras Schiff, Maxim Vengerov, Roger Vignoles, Lars Vogt, Frank Peter Zimmermann and many others.
Singers included Ildar Abdrazakov, Nathan Berg, Ian Bostridge, Christine Brewer, Nicole Cabell, Eric Cutler, Inger Dam-Jensen, William Dazeley, Juan Diego Florez, Barbara Frittoli, Veronique Gens, Christopher Gillett, Susan Graham, Susan Gritton, Vsevolod Grivnov, Dmitri Hvorotovsky, Soile Isokoski, Rosemary Joshua, Simon Keenlyside, Kyle Ketelsen, Angelika Kirchschlager, Sergei Leiferkus, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Sally Matthews, Lisa Milne, Yvonne Naef, Evgeny Nikitin, Eric Owens, Mark Padmore, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Christine Rice, Matthew Rose, Kate Royal, Bryn Terfel, Sir John Tomlinson, Ailish Tynan, Dawn Upshaw, Jon Fredric West, Roderick Williams and many others.
[164pp, 9.1x7.9; full colour cover; Foreword (by Nicholas Kenyon), full details of each concert, illustrated articles, commentary, booking information, indices, etc. etc.; packed with photographs and illustrations; VG condition] £6

2007: Companion to the 2007 PROMENADE CONCERTS (Royal Albert Hall etc.)
13th July to 8th Sept, 2007; 90 concerts
Beautifully illustrated booklet, published by the BBC Music Magazine, previewing the 2007 Season. Excellent articles, commentaries, colour photography throughout, complete list of concerts with repertoire and personnel. Among the distinguished artists performing were Claudio Abbado, Michael Ball, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Renee Fleming, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Evelyn Glennie, Deborah Voigt, Boris Berezovsky, Bernard Haitink, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Anna Netrebko, Antonio Pappano, Nitin Sawhney, Maxim Vengerov, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. Full details of Proms in the Park, Proms Chamber Music, Proms Films, Family Events, and much else.
[52pp, 4x5.75 booklet; VG] £4
2007 Proms Prospectus
2007: PROMENADE CONCERTS 113th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
13th July to 8th Sept, 2007; 72+ concerts
Handsome, profusely illustrated 160-page brochure
Featured composers in the 2007 season were Elgar (born 150 years ago), Sibelius (died 150 years ago), Grieg, Elizabeth Maconchy, Buxtehude, and Domenico Scarlatti. BBC Commissions by Hayden, Dean, Kernis, Wiegold, Salonen, Bennett, Puw, Adams, Portman and Musgrave.
Season Highlights: Bavarian Radio Symphony conducted by Mariss Jansons, Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Daniel Barenboim, Boston Symphony conducted by James Levine, Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, the Concertgebouw conducted by Bernard Haitink, San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, MACBETH in a semi-staged performance by Glyndebourne Opera, A Shakespeare-inspired evening with Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Lane, GOTTERDAMMERUNG conducted by Donald Runnicles, and the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.
Orchestras included Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Black Dyke Band, Boston Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Halle, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra National de France, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra etc., conducted by Claudio Abbado, John Adams, David Atherton, Daniel Barenboim, Jiri Belohlavek, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Gustavo Dudamel, Mark Elder, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Richard Hickox, Stephen Jackson, Mariss Jansons, Paavo Jarvi, Vladimir Jurowski, James Levine, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Marc Minkowski, Sir Roger Norrington, Gianandrea Noseda, Antonio Pappano, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vassily Sinaisky, Michael Tilson Thomas and many others.
Instrumentalists included Guy Barker, Joshua Bell, Boris Berezovsky, Ian Burdge, Michael Collins, Nicholas Daniel, Philip Dukes, Daniel Hope, Steven Isserlis, Graham Johnson, Roger Muraro, Olli Mustonen, Steven Osborne, Christian Poltera, Lawrence Power, Paul Watkins and many others.
Singers included Ildar Abdrazakov, Stig Andersen, Peter Auty, Michael Ball, Emma Bell, Robin Blaze, Ian Bostridge, Christine Brewer, Katherine Broderick, Lawrence Brownlee, Alice Coote, Joyce DiDonato, Andrzej Dobber, Renee Fleming, Marcello Giordani, Matthias Goerne, Anthony Dean Griffey, Susan Gritton, Paul Groves, Alan Held, Andrew Kennedy, Cleo Laine, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Lemalu, Sally Matthews, Lisa Milne, Yvonne Naef, Alan Opie, Anne Sophie von Otter, Mark Padmore, Rene Pape, Christine Rice, Amanda Roocroft, Matthew Rose, Kate Royal, James Rutherford, Michael Schade, Toby Spence, Anna Stephany, Pamela Helen Stephen, Krassimira Stoyanova, Falk Struckmann, Sir John Tomlinson, Jose Van Dam, Deborah Voigt, Michael Volle and many others.
[160pp, 9.1x7.9; full colour cover; Foreword (by Nicholas Kenyon), full details of each concert, illustrated articles, commentary, booking information, indices, etc. etc.; packed with photographs and illustrations; very minor marks, else VG] £6
2008: Companion to the 2008 PROMENADE CONCERTS
2008: Companion to the 2008 BBC PROMENADE CONCERTS (Royal Albert Hall etc.)
18th July to 13th Sept, 2008; 160+ events
Beautifully illustrated booklet, published by the BBC Music Magazine, previewing the 2008 Season. Excellent articles, commentaries, colour photography throughout, complete list of concerts with repertoire and personnel. Among the distinguished artists performing were Daniel Barenboim, the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, the New York Philharmonic, Nigel Kennedy, Sir Roger Norrington, Murray Perahia, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Bryn Terfel and many others. Full details of Proms in the Park, Proms Chamber Music, Proms Family Events, and much else.
[52pp, 4x5.75 booklet; VG] £4
2012: Companion to the 2012 PROMENADE CONCERTS
2012: Companion to the 2012 BBC PROMENADE CONCERTS (Royal Albert Hall etc.)
13th July to 8th Sept, 2012; 2 months of concerts
Beautifully illustrated booklet, giving full details of 2012 Prom Season. Colour photography throughout, complete list of concerts and ancilliary events, with repertoire and personnel. Among the distinguished artists and ensembles performing were Bryn Terfel , BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder, Anthony Andrews, John Wilson, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, John Adams, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Antonio Pappano, the Royal Opera, Kronos Quartet, Jiri Belohlavek, Pierre Boulez, Donald Runnicles, Thierry Fischer, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle, Riccardo Chailly, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Joseph Calleja, Valery Gergiev and many others.
Full details of the 2012 Promenade Concerts, Proms in the Park, Proms Plus events, booking information, details of venues, travel information and much else.
[60pp, 4x5.75 booklet; VG] £4

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