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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. Each of the remarkable booklets listed below covers a whole Proms season, and contains full details of all the music played at that year's concerts.


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

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

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: 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

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

1973: PROMENADE CONCERTS 79th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall)
20th July to 15th Sept, 1973; 56 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Accademia Monteverdiana, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, English Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sadler's Wells Orchestra etc., conducted by Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Adrian Boult, Andrew Davis, Colin Davis, Antal Dorati, Alexander Gibson, Sir Charles Groves, Bernard Haitink, Richard Hickox, Erich Leinsdorf, Charles Mackerras, Andre Previn, John Pritchard, Sir Georg Solti and many others.
Soloists included Thomas Allen, Janet Baker, Boris Christoff, Linda Esther Gray, Edita Gruberova, Heather Harper, Gillian Knight, Philip Langridge, Laureen Livingstone, Robert Lloyd, Kerstin Meyer, Felicity Palmer, Hermann Prey, Margaret Price, Eugenia Ratti, Marius Rintzler, Anja Silja, Elisabeth Soderstrom, Robert Tear, John Tomlinson, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Ward, Amadeus String Quartet, Alfred Brendel, Ida Haendel, Thea King, John Lill, Gyorgy Pauk, Murray Perahia, Vlado Perlemuter, Jacqueline du Pre, Andre Tchaikowsky, and many others.
Works new to the Proms included Concerto for two pianos and orchestra (Berio), Gloriana (Britten), The Hidden Landscape (LeFanu), Chamber Concerto (Ligeti), Viola Concerto (Musgrave), Gloria (Poulenc), Gurrelieder (Schoenberg), Symphony No.15 (Shostakovich), Capriccio (Strauss)
[64pp, 5.25x8.25 black cover; summary, introduction, ticket prices, seating plan, repertoire list; jottings inside by previous owner, missing one page (ticket order form), else VG] £4

1974: PROMENADE CONCERTS 80th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall etc.)
19th July to 14th Sept, 1974; 55 concerts
BBC Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the English National Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez, Sir Adrian Boult, Andrew Davis, Colin Davis, Luciano Berio, Alexander Gibson, Sir Charles Groves, Bernard Haitink, Rudolf Kempe, Charles Mackerras, Diego Masson, Zubin Mehta, Andre Previn, Edo de Waart and many others
Soloists included Thomas Allen, Ely Ameling, Norman Bailey, Janet Baker, Jane Berbie, Cathy Berberian, Richard Cassilly, Nucci Condo, Ileana Cotrubas, Sylvia Fisher, Heather Harper, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philip Langridge, Benjamin Luxon, Robert Massard, Marita Napier, Siegmund Nimsgern, Jessye Norman, Peter Pears, Michel Senechal, John Shirley-Quirk, Elisabeth Soderstrom, Jess Thomas, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Stephen Bishop, Alfred Brendel, Clifford Curzon, Ida Haendel, Heinz Holliger, Peter Katin, John Lill, John Ogdon, Maurizio Pollini, Barry Tuckwell and many others
[72pp, 8.25x5.25 black cover; details of each concert, commentary, articles, seating plan, ticket prices, booking information and form, repertoire list, list of Pre-Prom talks, comprehensive indices etc. etc.; a few jottings by previous owner, else VG] £6

1984: PROMENADE CONCERTS 90th Season Prospectus (Royal Albert Hall etc.)
20th July to 15th Sept, 1987; 59 concerts
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra etc., conducted by Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Andrew Davis, Edward Downes, Mark Elder, Sir Alexander Gibson, Sir Charles Groves, Bernard Haitink, Marek Janowski, Neeme Jarvi, Sir Charles Mackerras, Lovro von Matacic, Seiji Ozawa, Sir John Pritchard, Simon Rattle, Klaus Tennstedt, Gunter Wand, Walter Weller and many others
Soloists included Thomas Allen, Irina Arkhipova, Janet Baker, Elizabeth Connell, Federico Davia, Faith Esham, Linda Esther Gray, Eilene Hannan, Eiddwen Harrhy, Gwynne Howell, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Artur Korn, Philip Langridge, Felicity Lott, Jessye Norman, Dennis O'Neill, Felicity Palmer, Rosalind Plowright, Lucia Popp, Kenneth Riegel, Gianna Rolandi, John Shirley-Quirk, Richard Stilwell, John Tomlinson, Alfred Brendel, Imogen Cooper, Peter Frankl, Ida Haendel, Nigel Kennedy, Ernst Kovacic, Alicia de Larrocha, Yo Yo Ma, Murray Perahia, Barry Tuckwell, Krystian Zimerman and many others
Highlights were Sir Michael Tippett's The Mask of Time, Glyndebourne Opera in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mahler's Resurrection Symphony with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Azawa, two concerts by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, etc. etc.
[100pp, 8.25x7.75; Introduction by Robert Ponsonby, extensive illustrated articles, photographs of many of the artists, ticket prices, booking information and form, repertoire list, comprehensive indices etc. etc.; marks on cover, booking page removed, a few jottings by original owner, else VG] £6

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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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 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 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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