Description of Special Collection
Collection Level Description: Allegri String Quartet Archive
- Collection name: Allegri String Quartet Archive
- Collection code: GB 033 ALQ
- Date range: 1939-2013
- Extent: 9 metres
- Language: English
- Created by: Allegri String Quartet
- Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
The archive comprises the business records of the Allegri String Quartet from its formation to the present day, deposited by various members of the quartet. The archive includes manuscript, printed and photographic records of the Quartet's performances and tours, as well as material relating to its recordings, commissions (scores), and its residencies at a number of British universities. Composers from whom the quartet has commissioned new works include James MacMillan, Colin Matthews, and Anthony Payne. The quartet has also collaborated with a large number of international performers and artists.
About the creator:
The Allegri String Quartet was founded in 1953. Its members have included: Pál Banda, Jonathan Barritt, James Barton, Peter Carter, Ofer Falk, Eli Goren, Patrick Ireland, Katherine Jenkinson, Keith Lovell, Vanessa Lucas-Smith, Fiona McNaught, Hugh Maguire, Prunella Pacey, William Pleeth, David Roth, Daniel Rowland, Bruno Schrecker, Roger Tapping, Peter Thomas, Rafael Todes and Dorothea Vogel.
Donated by Peter Carter, David Roth and Patrick Ireland.
Open for consultation. Access to some items will be limited under terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (noted at item level).
Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
Online catalogue available at http://endure.dur.ac.uk:8080/fedora/get/UkDhU:EADCatalogue.0599/XTF
Allegri String Quartet, The Allegri at 50 : a quartet in 5 movements : a 50th birthday celebration of the Allegri String Quartet, as told [by members of the quartet and friends] to Piers Burton-Page, .
Index termsBanda, Pál
Allegri String Quartet
String quartets -- 20th century -- Scores.
Music -- England -- 20th century.
Music -- Concert programmes.
Date last modified: 20 May 2013