subsubfonds MP/2/3 - Harewood Archive

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Harewood Archive


  • 1926-1985 (Creation)

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1084 tapes

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Recordings (mainly opera) collected by the 7th Earl of Harewood. The bulk of the recordings is comprised of performances by the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the BBC Opera, Symphony and Theatre Orchestras; the English National Opera Orchestra; and the Sadler’s Wells Opera Orchestra; but the archive also includes performances by the Amadeus Quartet; Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra; Austrian Radio Orchestra; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; BBC Northern Orchestra; Boston Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Czech Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra; Danmarks Radiosymfoniorkester; Deutsche Oper Orchestra; English Opera Group Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra; Glyndebourne Opera Orchestra; Graz Pro Arte Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra; Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hamburg State Opera Orchestra; Hilversum Philharmonic Ensemble; Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Köln Radio Symphony Orchestra; La Scala Opera Orchestra; London Mozart Players; London Sinfonietta; London Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Lyric Orchestra of Chicago; Mayakovsky Operetta Theatre Orchestra; Milan RAI Orchestra; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; NBC Symphony Orchestra; New Orleans Opera Orchestra; New Philharmonic Orchestra; New York Metropolitan Orchestra; North German Radio Orchestra; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Orchestra of Cambridge University Music Society; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice; Paris ORTF; Philadelphia Opera Orchestra; Polyphonia Orchestra; Prague National Opera Company Orchestra; Ravag Symphony Orchestra; Rome Opera Orchestra; Rome RAI Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; San Carlos Opera Orchestra; San Diego Opera Orchestra; Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra; Scottish National Orchestra; Serenata of London; Suisse Romande Orchestra; Swedish Radio Orchestra; Vesuvius Ensemble; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Orchestra.

The most commonly featured composers are Britten; Janáček; Mozart; Puccini; Richard and Johann Strauss; Verdi; and Wagner; but the archive also includes work by Alwin; Barsukov; Bellini; Bennett; Berg; Berlioz; Blake; Bloch; Boito; Boulez; Brahms; Busoni; Castiglioni; Charpentier; Chavez; Cherubini; Cilea; Donizetti; Dvorak; Eastwood-Duncan; Eisler; Falla; Fauré; Franz; Gerhard; Ginastera; Gluck; Grieg; Halffter; Hamilton; Handel; Haydn; Henze; Hindemith; Honegger; Kokkonen; Ligetti; Lutyens; Mahler; Malipiero; Martinu; Mascagni; Massenet; Maxwell Davies; Meyerbeer; Nielsen; Offenbach; Orr; Pasatieri; Penderecki; Pfitzner; Prokofiev; Rachmaninoff; Respighi; Rimsky-Korsakov; Rossini; Roussel; Saint-Saens; Sallinen; Schoeck; Schoenberg; Schreker; Schubert; Schumann; Shostakovich; Smetana; Spohr; Spontini; Stockhausen; Stravinsky; Tippett; Ullmann; von Einem; Weber; Weber-Mahler; Weill; Wolf; Wolf-Ferrari.


Further accruals are not expected.

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In partnership with Music Preserved, parts of the archive have been digitised and are available through the University of York Digital Library:

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