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DENISON, John Law (b 1911)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1249 MS 4890
Held at: Royal College of Music
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Full title: DENISON, John Law (b 1911)
Date(s): 1938-1939
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 7 letters
Name of creator(s): Denison | John Law | b 1911 | administrator and horn player


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Law Dennison, born 1911; educated, Brighton College; entered Royal College of Music, 1932; played the horn in various major orchestras in London and Birmingham, 1933-1939; served in the army, World War Two; appointed Assistant Director of the British Council's music department, and Music Director of the Arts Council, 1948; made CBE, 1960; appointed General Manager of the Royal Festival Hall, 1965; Director of South Bank Concert Halls, 1971-1976.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence between John Denison, W H F Blandford and Raymond Bryant on horn technique, particularly in relation to Haydn's Trio in E flat for violin, cello and horn, 1938-1939.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Usual conditions of the Library of the Royal College of Music apply. See the RCM website or contact the RCM Library for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying is permitted at the discretion of the Archivist for research purposes only.

Finding aids:

A detailed entry is given in volume 2 of the Manuscripts catalogue in the library of the Royal College of Music.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the RCM by John Denison.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Robert Baxter as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Source: Grove Dictionary of Music.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Nov 2001

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