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AARON COPLAND - 1973, American composer / conductor / pianist,
PETER GRIMES - Benjamin Britten
INTERMEZZO - Richard Strauss, Glyndebourne
A QUIET PLACE - Leonard Bernstein, La Scala Milan
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA - Benjamin Britten
ROMEO AND JULIA AUF DEM DORFE by Frederick Delius
TURN OF THE SCREW by Benjamin Britten, Stockholm - 1958, Elizabeth Soderstrom as the governess
NOYE'S FLUDDE by Benjamin Britten, Finchley Children's Music Group 1967
SUSANNAH - Carlisle Floyd, New York City Opera Production, NORMAN TREIGLE as Blitch, Circa 1970's
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ALBERT HERRING - Benjamin Britten Act 1 Scene 1 1947, ROY ASHTON / JOAN CROSS / WILLIAM PARSONS / MARGARET RITCHIE ALBERT HERRING - Benjamin Britten, 1947 - Act 11 Scene 11, PETER PEARS THE BEGGAR'S OPERA by Pepusch, adapted by Benjamin Britten 1948, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION BILLY BUDD - Benjamin Britten, Staatsoper Hamburg 05/72, RICHARD STILWELL as Billy Budd, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION BILLY BUDD - BBC TV 12/66, BRYAN DRAKE as Mr FLint, JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK as Mr Redburn, DAVID KELLY as Mr Ratcliffe, PETER PEARS as Captain Vere, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION THE LITTLE SWEEP & LET'S MAKE AN OPERA, 1st German Performance - Gelsenkirchen 01/51 by Benjamin Britten
LET'S MAKE AN OPERA & THE LITTLE SWEEP - by Benjamin Britten - Circa 1952, The English Opera Group LET'S MAKE AN OPERA & THE LITTLE SWEEP - by Benjamin Britten - Circa 1952, The English Opera Group A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - 1960, by Benjamin Britten - Aldeburgh Premier, Britten talking to someof the cast PETER GRIMES - Benjamin Britten, Sadler's Wells - First Performance 1945 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by Benjamin Britten - Glyndebourne 1981, ILEANA COTRUBAS - Titania, JAMES BOWMAN - Oberon, DAMIEN NASH - Puck, Cond: Bernard Haitink, Prod: Peter Hall, Lighting: John Bury NOYE'S FLUDDE - by Benjamin Britten, CHILDREN'S ORCHESTRA - from Suffolk, Schools Aldeburgh Festival 1958 - Premier Orford Church LETS MAKE AN OPERA - Benjamin Britten, Aldeburgh Circa 1969






Boosey & Hawkes, the largest specialist classical music publishing company in the world,
was founded in 1930 with the merger of two well-established English family businesses -
Boosey & Company and Hawkes & Son thus creating a company with an unrivalled catalogue
of music copyrights including the works of such distinguished 20th century composers
as Stravinsky, Bartók, Copland, Britten, Prokofieff, Strauss and Rachmaninoff.




Boosey & Company's history goes back to the 1760s when John Boosey founded a music
lending library in London. By pioneering inexpensive editions of the classics, the company
expanded rapidly, acquiring the rights to works by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi.




In the 1850s the company branched out into making brass and wind instruments.
1867 saw the launch of the renowned Boosey Ballad Concerts, including such favourites
as The Lost Chord by Sir Arthur Sullivan, Danny Boy and Abide with Me.
This success continued with the publication of works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams.
In 1892 Boosey & Company established an office in New York,
a business still flourishing today as Boosey & Hawkes Inc.




Hawkes & Son was founded in 1865 by William Henry Hawkes.
The company followed a rival course to Boosey & Company, concentrating on band
and orchestral music publishing, but also diversifying into the manufacture of instruments,
fittings and reeds. Over the next 60 years, the company continued to develop its publishing
activities.




Hawkes & Son's instrument factory in Edgware, north London, was built in 1925 and was
the manufacturing location for high quality brass instruments until
the operation was relocated to a modern facility in Hertfordshire in mid 2001.

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THE FIERY ANGEL - Prokofiev, Basle - 09 / 1956 LET'S MAKE AN OPERA & THE LITTLE SWEEP - by Benjamin Britten - Circa 1952, The English Opera Group THE LITTLE SWEEP - Benjamin Britten, 1978 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by Benjamin Britten - WNO 1978, ARTHUR DAVIES - Lysander, MARGARET MORGAN - Hermia, JAMES BOWMAN - Oberon PETER GRIMES - Benjamin Britten, ROH 1953, PETER PEARS as Grimes MOSES - by Zsolt Durko TURN OF THE SCREW by Benjamin Britten, English Opera Group 1954, PETER PEARS & JENNIFER VYVYAN
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LE BOUGEOIS GENTILHOMME by Richard Strauss - Basel 1949, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION ARIADNE AUF NAXOS by Richard Strauss, Royal Opera House 1976 - New Production, HEATHER HARPER - Ariadne, RUTH WELTING - Zerbinetta, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION ARABELLA - Richard Strauss, LISA DELA CASA as Arabella, Zurich - Circa 1953, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION TAVERNER - Peter Maxwell Davies, World Premiere - 07 / 72, GILLIAN KNIGHT - Rose Pallowe, GWYNE HOWELL - Richard Taverner, BENJAMIN LUXON - The Jester, RAGNAR ULFUNG - John Taverner, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION HAMLET - Sandor Szokolay, Budapest 1968, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION THE FIERY ANGEL - Prokofiev, New Opera Company - Sadler's Wells - London 1965, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION BLOOD WEDDING by Sandor Szokolay, Maly Theatre - Leningrad, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION



Following the 1930 merger, the new company rapidly became a significant force on
the international publishing scene. By this time Ralph Hawkes had acquired the agencies
of Belaieff, Editions Russes de Musique, Gutheil and Universal Edition.
Through these connections, prior to the Second World War, he became the publisher
of Bartók, Kodály and Delius, as well as signing the then unknown Benjamin Britten in 1935.
Hawkes moved to the USA during the war, adding Stravinsky, Copland and Martinu to the list.



Through his contacts, the London company signed a contract with Richard Strauss in 1943
for all his operatic works (outside Germany and Italy) and subsequently for all his late works.
Hawkes' final coup was to buy the Editions Russes and Gutheil catalogues in 1947,
thus securing many of the most important copyrights of the century, including in particular
works by Stravinsky, Prokofieff and Rachmaninoff.



As its publishing portfolio grew, Boosey & Hawkes added to its London and New York offices
an Australian company in 1934 (closed in 2004) and another in Germany in 1949.
In addition to the three existing affiliates there are now Boosey & Hawkes agencies
in 20 other countries.
THE FOUR SECTIONS - World Premiere 1991, Chor Ted Brandsen, Music: Steve Reich, Het Musiektheater - Amsterdam, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION INTERMEZZO - Richard Strauss, Vienna 1954, HILDE FADEK - Christine, ALFRED POELL - Storch DER ROSENKAVALIER - Richard Strauss, Royal Opera House Covent Garden DER ROSENKAVALIER - Richard Strauss, December 1956, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA by Benjamin Britten 1st London Performance 1946, KATHLEEN FERRIER as Lucretia A QUIET PLACE by Leonard Bernstein, Bielefeld Opera House production - 1987, VICTOR RAMIREZ / RONALD PRIES / CATHERINE SWANSON
DIE LIEBE DER DANAE - Richard Strauss, Set sketches by Professor Emil Preetorius
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ROUGHCUT 1990, Chor: Richard Alston, Music: Steve Reich, Des: Tim Hatley, Dancer: Paul Old ECSTATIC ORANGE, New York State Ballet, Premiere January 1987, Music Michael Torke, Chor: Peter Martins FEARFUL SYMMETRIES - 1990, Music - John Adams Chor: Ashley Page, IREK MUKHAMEDOV / ZANAIDA YANOWSKI RODEO - American Ballet Theatre, Music - Aaron Copeland, Scenery by Oliver Smith, Costumes - Saul Bolasni ALICE - by Glen Tetley - Premier 1986, REX HARRINGTON, Music by Del Tredici, National Ballet of Canada ESTANCIA - music by Alberto Ginastera, Circa 1950's, IRINA BOROWSKI RODEO - American Ballet Theatre, Music - Aaron Copeland, Scenery by Oliver Smith, Costumes - Saul Bolasni
ION music by Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint Chor: Eliot Feld Circa, 1990 BUFFY MILLER FEARFUL SYMMETRIES 1990, New York City Ballet, Music - John Adams, Choreography - Peter Martins ROMEO AND JULIET - Prokofiev, Premiere 12 / 1969 - Stockholm, Choreography - Kenneth MacMillan., ANNETTE av PAUL / NILS-AKE HAGGBOM DANCES OF ALBION - RB 11/81, Wayne Eagling / Rosalyn Whitten, Music: Serenade and Sinfonia da Requiem by Benjamin Britten






The company has continued to acquire the works of major 20th century composers
including Leonard Bernstein, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Elliott Carter, Louis Andriessen,
Steve Reich, H M Górecki, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, John Adams and Michael Nyman,
and a younger generation of composers for the 21st century including Unsuk Chin,
Magnus Lindberg, James MacMillan, Olga Neuwirth and Mark-Anthony Turnage.




In 1996, Boosey & Hawkes acquired the distinguished German publishing house,
Bote & Bock. A family-owned business which was founded in Berlin in 1838, Bote & Bock
has a fine catalogue of works by renowned figures such as Richard Strauss, Pietro Mascagni,
Max Reger, Boris Blacher, Gottfried von Einem and Isang Yun.




Bote & Bock's historical association with the music of Offenbach prompted the launch
of the Offenbach Edition Keck, an authoritative new edition of Offenbach's works
edited by Jean-Christophe Keck, which is now being employed in opera houses
around the world and has attracted numerous prizes for its publishing excellence.
New signings include contemporary composers Detlev Glanert and Helmut Oehring,
Brett Dean, Olga Neuwirth and Michel van der Aa.




Further catalogues acquired by Boosey & Hawkes in recent years include
Anton J. Benjamin in 2002, with its Simrock editions of Brahms and Dvorák,
and Tempo (Prague) in 2004, with its range of Czech music including
the children's opera Brundibár.
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BOHUSLAV MARTINU - Aged 7, 1890 - 1959, Cz. Composer and violinist, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION BOHUSLAV MARTINU 1947 in USA, 1890 - 1959, Cz. Composer and violinist, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION DARIUS MILHAUD, French Composer 1892 - 1974, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION ARNOLD SCHNITTKE 1934 - 1998, Russian Composer, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION LENNOX BERKKELEY in 1946, English Composer 1903 - 1989, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION SIR HARRISON BIRTWISTLE, English Composer b. 1934, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION ERNEST BLOCH 1880 - 1959, Swiss born composer, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION
WILLIAM WALTON portrait as a young man, English Composer 1902 - 1983, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV circa 1910, Russian Composer 1865 - 1936, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION PETER MAXWELL DAVIES 1975, English Composer b. 1934, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION PETER MAXWELL DAVIES Circa 1978 in Orkney, English Composer b. 1934, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH, Russian Composer 1906 - 1975, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH, Russian Composer 1906 - 1975, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION IGOR STRAVINSKY 1963 - London, 1882 - 1971, Russian born composer / conductor / pianist and writer, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION
IGOR STRAVINSKY 1958 - London, 1882 - 1971, Russian born composer / conductor / pianist and writer, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION , Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION JAMES MACMILLAN, Scottish Composer b. 1959, Portrait - outside, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION AARON COPLAND c. 1964, American Composer, conductor, pianist, 1900 - 1990, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION AARON COPLAND - 1973, American composer / conductor / pianist, 1900 - 1990, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION AARON COPLAND - 1978, American composer / conductor / pianist, 1900 - 1990, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION MAGNUS LINDBERG 1996, Finnish Composer b 1958, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION
ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK 1980, 1914 - 1991, Polish born composer and conductor, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK with conductor Leopold Stokowski, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK 1987, 1914 - 1991, Polish born composer and conductor, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION RICHARD STRAUSS 1947, 1864 - 1949, German born composer, conductor and pianist, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION RICHARD STRAUSS, shortly before his death in 1949, 1864 - 1949, German born composer, conductor and pianist, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION RICHARD STRAUSS 1947, 1864 - 1949, German born composer, conductor and pianist, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION ELLIOTT CARTER and PIERRE BOULEZ, Composers 1977, at New york Philharmonic Hall during rehearsals of Symphony of Three Orchestras, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION
ELLIOTT CARTER - STEVE REICH - PIERRE BOULEZ, outside The Royal Albert Hall - London 1985, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION ELLIOTT CARTER 1986, American Composer b. 1908, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION JOHN ADAMS 1989, American composer, conductor and clarinettist, b. 1947, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION BELA BARTOK, Hungarian Composer, 1881 - 1945, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION LAURENCE TURNER - JOHN BARBIROLLI - ARTHUR BENJAMIN, Cheltenham Ferstival 1948, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME by Gottfried von Einem, Premier - Vienna 06/71 with Christa Ludwig, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION PETER GRIMES - Benjamin Britten, PETER PEARS as Grimes 1969, BBC, Picture from BOOSEY & HAWKES COLLECTION
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