File RMCM/E/4/20 - General correspondence 1963/4

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General correspondence 1963/4


  • Aug 1963-Jul 1964 (Creation)

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26 folders

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General correspondence of Cox and Brierley. Subjects and correspondents include students, alumni and staff (including references), including Elizabeth Harwood in Italy, Elizabeth Holbrook in the USA, and Barry Griffiths; potential students; maintenance and equipment; scholarships and prizes awarded by the Arts Council; the Associated Board; arrangements for external examiners; loaned instruments; Miss Rosa d'A. Blumberg; Bretton Hall; scholarships and visits organised by the British Council; the British Soviet Friendship Society and a proposed exchange with the Leningrad Conservatoire; arrangements with Sir John & Lady Barbirolli; BBC broadcasts and other matters; election to honorary fellowship of Wilhelm Backhaus; Leonard Behrens; grants from County councils; activities at Chetham's; the training of choristers; performers at Covent Garden; arrangements for external examiners; College fees; provision of soloists and other performers to external groups; the proposed Northern College of Music; the retirement of Lucy Pierce; the employment of music teachers; the retirement of R.J. Forbes; performances by and death of Iso Elinson; auditions for Glyndebourne; collaboration with the Guildhall; meetings under the auspices of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation on the training of performers; performances by the Hammond School; repair and restoration of instruments; the Hallé concerts society; the College accountants; the College President; maintenance and equipment; opera translations and other work of Arthur Jacobs; gift of a plaque of Liszt's head formerly belonging to Max Mayer; auditions and master classes at the London Opera Centre; payment of grants by local authorities; replacement of staff before the creation of the proposed new college; lectures and concerts at Manchester Grammar School; level of fees recommended and scholarships offered by the Musicians' Union; concerts by the Mid-day Concerts Society; lectures and concerts given by MICA; arrangements for a Britten/Pears concert; the correspondence between Brodsky and the Griegs; the Ministry of Education; auditions for the NYO; the death of Iso Elinson; the Northern School of Music; the performances of "Fidelio" and "Paris and Helen"; the retirement of Lucy Pierce; press advertisements and invitations for critics' reviews; maintenance and equipment; concerts and auditions for the Liverpool Philharmonic; the Royal Academy; the RCM; teaching by Fritz Spiegl; timetabling and teaching arrangements; collaboration and events with the University; financial matters; concerts by György Pauk and Peter Frankl; the Treasurer.

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