subsubfonds MP/2/12 - Hardwicke-Griffiths Archive

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MP/2/12

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Hardwicke-Griffiths Archive

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  • 1935-1999 (Creation)

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353 tapes

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(1987-)

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Recordings collected by Hardwicke and Griffiths. A significant portion of the archive comprises recordings by the BBC Concert, Northern, Northern Ireland, Philharmonic, Scottish, Symphony and Welsh Orchestras; the London Philharmonia; and the NBC Symphony Orchestra; but the archive also includes performances by Academy of St Martins chamber orchestra; Alberni Quartet; Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra; Athena Ensemble; Austrian Radio Orchestra; Baden-Baden Radio Symphony Orchestra; Bavarian State Opera; Beaux Arts Trio; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Black Dyke Mills Band; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Brno Philharmonic Orchestra; Budapest Symphony Orchestra; Canzona Ensemble; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chilingirian Quartet; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Consortium Classicum; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Dresden State Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; Finnish Radio Orchestra; French National Radio Orchestra; Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra; Haydn Orchestra; Helsinki University Chamber Orchestra; Helsinki Symphony Orchestra; Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra; Ivaldi Quartet; Koenig Ensemble; Kontrapunkte Ensemble; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Langham Chamber Orchestra; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Leningrad Philharmonic; Liverpool Philharmonic; Locke Brass Consort; London Gabrieli Ensemble; Louisville Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Luxembourg Radio Orchestra; Madrid Symphony Orchestra; Mainz Wind Ensemble; Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra; Musique des Gardiens de la Paix; Nash Ensemble; National Orchestra of France; Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Netherlands Wind Ensemble; NHK Symphony Orchestra; Northern Brass Ensemble; Northern Sinfonia; Nanyang Polytechnic Symphony Orchestra; Oslo Philharmonic; Paris Instrumental Group; Philharmonia Hungarica; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Polish Radio and TV Orchestra; Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Prague Chamber Orchestra; Prague Collegium Musicum; Prague String Orchestra; Prague String Quartet; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; South German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sadlers Wells Orchestra; Scottish National Symphony Orchestra; Scottish Philharmonic; Sinfonia da Camera of Illinois; Slovak Chamber Orchestra; Smetana Quartet; Soulesco Quartet; Stuttgart Philharmonic; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Swiss Festival Orchestra; Toulouse Capitole Orchestra; Turin Quartet; Ulster Orchestra; Vesvjyesk Kammerensemble; Vienna Ensemble; Vienna Octet; Vienna Wind Ensemble; Vienna Volksoper Orchestra; Villiers Piano Quartet; Welsh National Opera; Yorkshire Imperial Band; Zurich Pro Arte Quintet.

The most commonly featured composers are Elgar; Martinu; Sibelius; and Richard Strauss; but the archive also includes works by Arriaga; Atterberg; Bach; Bantock; Bar; Bartok; Bax; Beethoven; Berlioz; Berwald; Blacher; Boccherini; Boellmann; Borodin; Bracher; Brahms; Brian; Britten; Bruch; Bruckner; Busoni; Cherubini; Chopin; Clementi; Crusell; D’Indy; Delius; Dohnanyi; Dupre; Dussek; Dvorak; Enesco; Fauré; Fibich; Finzi; Francaix; Furtwangler; Giordano; Glinka; Gluck; Goldmark; Gottschalk; Gounod; Gretry; Grieg; Griffes; Handel; Haydn; Hummel; Ireland; Ives; Janáček; Kalliwoda; Koday; Krommer; Lehár; Liszt; Lloyd; Macdowell; Mahler; Mancinelli; Martinu; Massenet; Mehul; Mendelssohn; Milhaud; Moeran; Monteverdi; Moszkowski; Moussorgsky; Mozart; Myaskovsky; Oscar Straus; Palmgren; Poulenc; Prokofiev; Puccini; Rachmaninov; Rangstrom; Ravel; Respighi; Rossetti; Rossini; Roussel; Saint-Saens; Sallinen’ Schmidt; Schoenberg; Schubert; Schumann; Shostakovich; Singaghia; Sousa; Spohr; Stenhamar; Johann Strauss; Stravinsky; Szymanowski; Tchaikovsky; Turina; Vaughan-Williams; Vivaldi; Vorisek; Wagner; Walton; Weber, Widor; Wolf-Ferrari; Youmans; and Zemlinsky.

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