subsubfonds MP/2/4 - Kenny Archive

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MP/2/4

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Kenny Archive

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  • 1951-1974 (Creation)

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56 tapes

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(1987-)

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Recordings collected by Courtney Kenny, including performances by Courtney Kenny; Cambridge University Opera Society; BBC Northern Orchestra; the London Sinfonia; Royal Opera Stockholm; the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; and the Sadlers Wells Opera Orchestra.

The archive includes recordings from the Glyndebourne Festival, 1958-1974, including I Puritani by Bellini; Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart; L’elisir d’amore and Mary Stuart by Donizetti; and L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi; as well as recordings of pieces by the following composers: Anouilh; Bellini; Berlioz; Berwald; Britten; Cavalli; Cimarosa; Donizetti; Geronio; Gilbert and Sullivan; Lehár; Leoncavello; Maw; Mozart; Orr; Puccini; Reed; Rossini; Pergolesi; Purcell; Schoenberg; Strauss; Tablet; Tippett; Verdi; Wilson; Wishart; and Wolf-Ferrari.

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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: https://dlib.york.ac.uk/yodl/app/collection/detail?id=york%3a819364&ref=browse

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