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Conducting Collection

Background imageConducting Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Conductor

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Conductor. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageConducting Collection: Sir John Barbirolli

Sir John Barbirolli (1899-1970) English conductor and cellist, here conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra on February 13th 1944

Background imageConducting Collection: Jullien at Covent Garden

Jullien at Covent Garden
Jullien conducts a concert at Covent Garden Theatre, featuring not only his own concert orchestra but no less than four military bands !

Background imageConducting Collection: Verdi conducts Aida

Verdi conducts Aida
Giuseppe Verdi conducts his Aida at the Paris Opera, 1880

Background imageConducting Collection: WILLIAM BYRD 1543 - 1623

WILLIAM BYRD 1543 - 1623
WILLIAM BYRD English organist and composer, a pupil of Tallis. He is shown here conducting one of his compositions, which is being sung by Elizabethan courtiers

Background imageConducting Collection: Jullien / Cruikshank / 1852

Jullien / Cruikshank / 1852
LOUIS-ANTOINE JULLIEN Satire on the popularity of the French musician and the concerts which he conducted in Britain from 1840 to 1859

Background imageConducting Collection: Carl Nielsen / Klods-Hans

Carl Nielsen / Klods-Hans
CARL AUGUST NIELSEN Danish composer: a satirical view

Background imageConducting Collection: Havelock conducting divine worship in a Burmese pagoda

Havelock conducting divine worship in a Burmese pagoda
Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857) during the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-1826), concerned about the spiritual welfare of his men, conducting divine worship in a Burmese pagoda. Date: circa 1820s

Background imageConducting Collection: A Toscanini / 1936

A Toscanini / 1936
ARTURO TOSCANINI Italian conductor, known for his dynamic style, conducting in 1936

Background imageConducting Collection: Wagner / Faustin

Wagner / Faustin
RICHARD WAGNER German opera composer and conductor extraordinaire, astonishing everybody with his Music of the Future

Background imageConducting Collection: Glaisher and Coxwe

Glaisher and Coxwe conducting scientific experiment in a balloon, the two scientists suffer from lack of oxygen and pass out, though they manage to release air and descend

Background imageConducting Collection: Hanworth Air Park - 1932 - Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127

Hanworth Air Park - 1932 - Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127
The German airship Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127 at Hanworth Air Park conducting sight-seeing flights over London. On 18 August 1931, the German airship Graf Zeppelin (D-LZ127) visited Hanworth

Background imageConducting Collection: Jacks Back, Jack Hylton with his Band, Eastbourne

Jacks Back, Jack Hylton with his Band, Eastbourne
Jacks Back, Jack Hylton with his Band, Winter Garden, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. 20th century

Background imageConducting Collection: Raymond Baxter conducting an interview with an American Airl

Raymond Baxter conducting an interview with an American Airlines executive. Date: circa 1955

Background imageConducting Collection: Advert, Mazda light bulbs and lamps

Advert, Mazda light bulbs and lamps
Advert, Mazda Light Bulbs and Lamps, with circus clowns Date: 1952

Background imageConducting Collection: Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk N6715A

Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk N6715A
Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk N671SA (msn 67001), at the SBAC Farnborough Airshow, held between 1-8 September 1974. N6715A crashed while conducting a low-level aerobatic demonstration at the Farnborough

Background imageConducting Collection: Sir Malcolm Sargent, English conductor and composer

Sir Malcolm Sargent, English conductor and composer
Sir Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent (1895-1967), English conductor, organist and composer. Seen here taking a bow from the podium at the end of a concert, a bunch of flowers in his hand

Background imageConducting Collection: Leopold Stokowski, orchestral conductor

Leopold Stokowski, orchestral conductor
Leopold Anthony Stokowski (1882-1977), British-born naturalised American orchestral conductor. Seen here in later life, conducting from the podium. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageConducting Collection: Nationalist Artillery in Southern Spain; Spanish Civil War

Nationalist Artillery in Southern Spain; Spanish Civil War
Photograph showing an infantryman (left foreground) and an artillery unit (centre) of the Nationalist army, somewhere in Southern Spain, 1936

Background imageConducting Collection: Winifred Arthur and Vera Clarke, female conductors

Winifred Arthur and Vera Clarke, female conductors
Winifred Arthur and Vera Clarke, who were appearing at the Trocadero in 1924 conducting an orchestra of thirty men. Vera had been a ballroom dancing teacher while Winifred was a violin soloist

Background imageConducting Collection: The Jazz Mistress at the London Hippodrome

The Jazz Mistress at the London Hippodrome
Some pictorial jazz jottings from the Hippodrome. Sketches by Hynes of various performers in The Jazz Mistress, the 1925 revue at the London Hippodrome

Background imageConducting Collection: Train from Charing Cross to Westminster after explosion

Train from Charing Cross to Westminster after explosion
Conducting the first train from Charing Cross to Westminster after the explosion of a bomb in the tunnel on 30 October 1883. Date: 1883

Background imageConducting Collection: Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer and conductor

Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer and conductor
Pietro Mascagni, Italian opera composer and conductor. 1893

Background imageConducting Collection: Music cover, Les Chats Quadrille

Music cover, Les Chats Quadrille, The Cats Quadrille for piano, composed by C Redler. 19th century

Background imageConducting Collection: Cats playing musical instruments on a Christmas postcard

Cats playing musical instruments on a Christmas postcard -- Merry Musicians, The Nursery Series. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageConducting Collection: Kittens singing on a French birthday postcard

Kittens singing on a French birthday postcard, with a kitten conductor and a basket of flowers. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageConducting Collection: Johann Strauss conducting an orchestra

Johann Strauss conducting an orchestra. circa 1898

Background imageConducting Collection: Chemists in Laboratory Date: 1950

Chemists in Laboratory Date: 1950

Background imageConducting Collection: Chorus - Handel

Chorus - Handel
A male chorus, singing Handels oratorio Judith Date: 1738

Background imageConducting Collection: SIR HENRY JOSEPH WOOD

SIR HENRY JOSEPH WOOD (1869 - 1944), English conductor and composer, associated with Promenade Concerts Date: 1907

Background imageConducting Collection: WAGNER / LIEBIG / 5 / 1870

WAGNER / LIEBIG / 5 / 1870
RICHARD WAGNER German composer in 1870, serenading his wife and baby in their own home with his Siegfried Idyll Date: 1813 - 1883

Background imageConducting Collection: Ken Snakehips Johnson - band leader

Ken Snakehips Johnson - band leader
Kenrick Reginald Hijmans Johnson (1914 - 1941), known as Ken " Snakehips" Johnson, jazz band leader and dancer. A leading figure in black British music of the 1930s

Background imageConducting Collection: Cutout Christmas card with carol singing cats

Cutout Christmas card with carol singing cats
Cutout Christmas card with six carol singing cats. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageConducting Collection: A Night at Covent Garden by Matania

A Night at Covent Garden by Matania
German opera draws London society to Covent Garden - a scene during the performance of Strausss Elektra at the Royal Opera House

Background imageConducting Collection: Women police officers singing in choir, Met Police, London

Women police officers singing in choir, Met Police, London
Women police officers singing in the first womens choir, Met Police, London. The conductor is Sybil Hill. Date: circa 1948

Background imageConducting Collection: Hullah and his pupils, 1842

Hullah and his pupils, 1842
John Pyke Hullah (1812 -1884), English composer and teacher of music, with his pupils at the second great choral meeting at Exeter Hall in 1842

Background imageConducting Collection: Jack Hylton and his band

Jack Hylton and his band
Jack Hylton (1892 - 1965), British musician, band leader and later Director of Dance Music for the BBC seen with his dance orchestra shortly after they began playing at the Piccadilly Hotel in London

Background imageConducting Collection: John Logie Baird experimenting at home, 1942

John Logie Baird experimenting at home, 1942
Photograph showing John Logie Baird (1888-1946), the Scottish electrical engineer and television pioneer, conducting a television experiment at his home in Sydenham Hill, London, 1942

Background imageConducting Collection: Frogs as Humans (2 of 5)

Frogs as Humans (2 of 5)
Frogs sing Love in May

Background imageConducting Collection: Rudolf Barshai conducting Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Rudolf Barshai conducting Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Rudolf Borisovich Barshai (1924-2010), Russian musician, conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He was their Principal Conductor from 1982 until 1988. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageConducting Collection: Dr. Malcolm Sargent by Autori

Dr. Malcolm Sargent by Autori
Sir Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent (1895-1967), English conductor, organist and composer captured here in caricature by Autori for The Tatler magazine. 1929

Background imageConducting Collection: Music cover, Waltz Medley

Music cover, Waltz Medley, piano solo with arrangement for piano accordion, the most popular waltz melodies of the past 50 years. 1935

Background imageConducting Collection: Greetings card with conductors baton in a case

Greetings card with conductors baton in a case
Greetings card in the shape of a conductors baton in a case. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageConducting Collection: Morocco, North Africa - Warding off the Evil Eye

Morocco, North Africa - Warding off the Evil Eye - Men conducting a ceremony on deck. Part of Box 171 Boswell Collection - Morocco. Date: circa 1900

Background imageConducting Collection: Five pigs singing carols on a Christmas postcard

Five pigs singing carols on a Christmas postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageConducting Collection: Music cover, Ivys Album of Sousas Marches

Music cover, Ivys Album of Sousas Marches, arranged by Fabian Scott. 1903

Background imageConducting Collection: Sir Henry Wood, English musician

Sir Henry Wood, English musician
Sir Henry Wood (1869-1944), English musician and conductor, associated with the Promenade Concerts in the Royal Albert Hall. circa 1900s

Background imageConducting Collection: Caricature of Edward Solomon, conductor and composer

Caricature of Edward Solomon, conductor and composer
Caricature of Edward Solomon (1855-1895), English conductor, composer, orchestrator and pianist. 1881



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