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Valerie Tryon fonds. - 1941-2012. - 64 cm of textual and photographic records, and 31 audio recordings.
 
Box 1
F.1       Valerie Tryon in her schooldays in 1941, age seven, and in 1945, age eleven. Three photographs.  
 
            An additional seventeen photos from the 1930s and 1940s of Valerie Tryon with her family and in school photos. No images.
 
F.2       Valerie Tryon age seven. Leeds, England. 1941. A photograph and a letter from Valerie's father who was serving in the Royal Air Force, dated October 18, 1941. The folder also contains two letters written by 6-year-old Valerie to her family.  
 
F.2a     A letter of congratulations from the General Manager of the Yorkshire Evening  
News
, dated June 25, 1945 addressed to Mrs. Iris Tryon, concerning Valerie's appearance in The Grand Theatre, Leeds.  
 
F.2b     Valerie's first public appearance (age 9) in the Royal Hall, Harrogate, March 18, 1944.
Billed as 'Vallee' Tryon, she played Chopin's Waltz in D-flat major, op. 64, no. 1, and 'Midnight in Mayfair' by the American bandleader Newell Chase. A concert programme.  
  
F.3       Valerie Tryon age fourteen. A photograph taken by the Daily Herald for a feature article. See Oversized Folder for physical photograph.
 
            Valerie Tryon gives her first full public recital in the Banbury Town Hall, age fourteen. The concert included Liszt's 'Waldesrauschen', and Chopin's Scherzo in B-flat minor. op. 31. A press clipping from 1948.  
 
            Valerie Tryon gives a further recital in the Banbury Town Hall, age fourteen. The concert stressed modern music, and included Lennox Berkeley's 'Three Preludes' and Kabelevsky's Sonata in C major. A press clipping from 1948.  
 
            Valerie plays again in the Banbury Town Hall, age fifteen. Her contributions included Poulenc's 'Toccata', John Ireland's 'Ragamuffin', and Liszt's Concert Study 'La leggierezza'. A press clipping from 1949.  
 
            Two press clippings from 1948, connected to image nos. 6 through 8.  
 
            Newspaper reviews from 1949 and 1951. Valerie is age fifteen and seventeen respectively. In the Banbury Town Hall recital (1951) she plays, among other things, the Bach-Busoni 'Chaconne'.  
 
            A description of the young Valerie Tryon. A press clipping from 1949.  
 
F.4       Valerie Tryon in 1949, age fifteen. A photograph.  
 
F.5       Valerie Tryon on stage. A photograph taken in the early 1950s.  
 
F.6       A recital in the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Droitwich, England, March 24, 1953. The programme included the Bach-Busoni 'Chaconne' and Liszt's 'La leggierezza'. A concert programme.  
 
F.7       A review of the above concert, image no. 14. March 1953 in the Droitwich Guardian. 'Valerie Tryon Enchants Audience'. A press clipping.  
 
F.8       Royal Academy of Music prize list. July 1953. Valerie won the Harold Samuel Bach Prize, established by Myra Hess, and the Cuthbert Whitemore Prize in piano playing.  
 
F.9       A recital with Ralph Holmes (violin), at the Droitwich Winter Gardens, England. September 1953. A press clipping and photograph.  
 
F.10     Valerie Tryon and Ralph Holmes (violin) play at Droitwich and the Leicester Music Club, 1953. Three press clippings.  
 
            First appearance on BBC Television, October 1955. Some contemporary press clippings.  
 
F.11     Valerie Tryon with Ralph Holmes (violin), 1953. A photograph.  
 
F.12     Two recitals with Ralph Holmes (violin). One in the Edward Wood Hall, Leicester (1954); the other in the Winter Gardens, Droitwich (1953). Press clippings.  
 
F.13     Valerie Tryon graduates from the Royal Academy of Music, age nineteen, with the RAM Gold Medal, the Walter Macfarren Prize and other awards, Summer 1954. A press clipping.  
 
F.14     Valerie Tryon in Geneva, Switzerland, 1953. A photograph.  
 
            Valerie with younger sister Jacqueline on holiday in England, mid 1950s.  
 
F.15     A Wigmore Hall debut, 1955. In the packed audience were Sir Reginald Thatcher (Principal of the Royal Academy of Music), Dr. Thomas Armstrong, York Bowen, and Lennox Berkeley, whose 'Six Preludes' were featured in the programme. The recital also included Ravel's 'Ondine', Debussy's 'L'Isle Joyeuse', and Liszt's Sonata in B minor. Several press clippings.  
 
            A recital in Lausanne, in benefit of Hungarian refugees, October 30, 1957. The programme included Liszt's 'Funérailles' and Chopin's Scherzo in B-flat minor. A press clipping.  
 
            A programme with the Municipal Guildford Orchestra, conducted by Crossley Clithero. The programme included a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4, in G major. A press clipping.  
 
F.16     A concert at the Banbury Grammar School. March 29, 1955. Currently, the original resides with the attendee, but a printout and digital copy has been provided. A concert ticket.  
 
F.17     Valerie Tryon signing autographs in Budapest, during the International Liszt Competition, September, 1956.  
 
            Valerie Tryon participates in a Bartók Festival, October 1956, with performances of the Bach-Busoni 'Chaconne' and Liszt's 'Funérailles'. Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. A concert programme.  
 
F.18     International Liszt Piano Competition in Budapest, September 1956. A copy of the original Hungarian programme schedule, complete with the names of Jurors and Competitors. Valerie Tryon was competitor no. 7. The first prize-winner was Lev Vlasenko (no. 48); and the third prize-winner was Lazar Berman (no. 51). Valerie Tryon received an 'hors concours'. One of the Italian jurors, Carlo Zecchi, walked out of the Jury in protest because Tryon was not sent forward to the finals. The Medal awarded to Tryon is stored in Box 5. 
 
F.19     Valerie Tryon participates in a BBC film about the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. She plays Liszt's Transcendental Study 'Feux-follets'. 'Valerie Tryon Stars in BBV TV Liszt Film'. A press clipping.  
 
F.20     Valerie Tryon in Budapest, Hungary, September 1956. The Matthias Church is in the background. A photograph by József Halzl.  
 
            Valerie Tryon in Hungary, October 1956. At the Liszt International Competition, Budapest, Hungary. A Hungarian newspaper clipping.  
 
F.21     Review of concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Homage to Sibelius, September 22, 1957. A press clipping.  
 
            From The London Times, 1959. 'On Playing the Piano'. An article on Valerie Tryon by music critic Frank Howes. A review of Tryon's Cheltenham Festival recital of that year. A press clipping.  
 
F.22     A recital in Lausanne, Switzerland, in benefit of Hungarian refugees. October 30, 1957. A concert programme.  
 
            Valerie Tryon on stage in Lausanne, Switzerland, 1957. A photograph.  
 
F.23     Eight photographs from the 1950s of Valerie Tryon performing and in her everyday life.  
 
F.24     A press flyer, 1957, some press reviews from 1956-57.  
 
F.25     Press reports 1957-58. No image.
 
F.26     Valerie Tryon plays at the Dorchester Music Festival, late 1950s. Two photographs.  
 
F.27     A BBC Television programme from the Birmingham Studios, with Heather Harper (soprano), in 1958. A photograph of the family TV screen, taken by Valerie's father during transmission!  
 
F.28     A concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, including a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4, in G major, September 1959. A press clipping.  
 
            Valerie Tryon makes her debut at the BBC Promenade Concerts, September 1959. A press clipping.  
 
            Two reviews, one for a concert for the World Refugee Year Fund; and another for the Dorchester Festival concert, including a piece by Alun Hoddinot. Circa 1959.  
 
F.29     Valerie Tryon preparing for a BBC Thursday Invitation Concert, 1959.  
 
            Review of a recital in Pontypool at the Nylon Spinners Sports and Social Club. In the South Wales Argus, March 3, 1961. A press clipping.  
 
F.30     Valerie Tryon with Alun Hoddinot at the National Eisteddfod, Wales, 1960. A photograph.  
 
F.31     Newspaper reviews from 1959, including Tryon's debut at the BBC Promenade Concerts, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, playing Alun Hoddinott's Concerto for Piano, Brass, and Percussion.  
 
            A recital in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 1959. The programme included Schumann's 'Papillons' and Chopin's Sonata in B-flat minor. A press clipping.  
 
            Three reviews. Including, one at the Portsmouth Guildhall, performing Tchaikovsky; and two with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven and Rachmaninoff respectively, c. 1959. Press clippings.  
 
            Two reviews for a recital at the Bristol Concert Club performing Chopin, Bach, Haydn, and Brahms. From the Evening Post and Western Daily Press. Circa 1959. Press clippings.  
 
            Some press notices from 1960s, including concerts in the Royal Festival Hall (Bartók Concerto no. 3) and St. George's Hall, Bradford (the Grieg Piano Concerto).  
 
            An article about a concert with the Monmouthshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, Charles Farncombe (conductor), in Pontypool at the Nylon Spinners' hall. Includes a photograph with Charles Farncombe, Gwyneth Jones (contralto), May Parry (accompanist). 1959. No image. See Box 1, F.32 for related article.
 
            Five clippings from 1960.  
 
            Five press clippings from 1960.  
 
F.32     A concert with the Monmouthshire Youth Orchestra, in Pontypool, 1959, conducted by Charles Farncombe. The programme included Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 2, in B-flat major. 'Brilliant young pianist comes to Gwent.' A press clipping.  
 
F.33     Valerie Tryon in London, England, 1959. A photograph.  
 
            Valerie Tryon. A photograph, by Mike Tryon. [1959 ?].  
 
F.34  A concert with the Barnsley Light Orchestra in the Arcadian Hall, Barnsley, conducted by Ralph Williams, November 28, 1960. The programme included Saint-Saëns' Concerto no. 2, in G minor, and a group of solo pieces including the 'Rondo Brillant' by Weber, and two Intermezzos by Brahms. A press clipping containing a review of the concert from a local Barnsley newspaper is inserted. The file also includes an undated photograph from this period.  
 
F.34b A BBC radio recital from December 11, 1960, re-broadcast in 1962. The programme included Liszt's 'Funérailles' and Weber's 'Rondo Brillant'. A clipping from the Radio Times.  
 
F.35     Concert announcement for British Nylon Spinners' music and film section. In the South Wales Argus, February 23, 1961. A press clipping.  
 
F.36     Review. 'Orchestra gives Beethoven lion's share'. A concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the Theatre Royal, Exeter, conducted by Raymond Leppard, February 12, 1962. The programme included Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4, in G major. A press clipping. No image
 
            A broadcast orchestral concert from The Hague, with an unidentified orchestra conducted by Daniel Sternefeld. April 1962. The programme included a performance of Alun Hoddinott's Concerto for Piano and Wind. A press clipping.  
 
            BBC Third Programme recital. Haydn piano sonatas. May 15, 1962. The programme included nos. 38 in E-flat major and 39 in G major. A clipping from the BBC Radio Times.  
 
            A BBC radio broadcast with the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Vilem Tausky, June 11, 1962. A press clipping.  
 
F.37     A recital in the Campden Town Hall, January 27, 1962. And a review of the same recital January 30, 1962. 'Piano recital'.  
 
F.38     A recital with Ralph Holmes (violin), in Goodwyn Hall, Mill Hill, London. February 24, 1962. A concert programme.  
 
F.39     A letter from composer Alun Hoddinott, April 1962.  
 
F.40     A concert with the Leeds Symphony Society, playing Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor. Circa 1962. A concert programme. No image.
 
            A concert announcement for the above concert. A press clipping.  
 
F.41     A recital at Southlands Music Club, May 22, 1962. A concert programme.  
 
F.41b   A concert announcement in the BBC Radio Times, May 10, 1962. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Herrmann. The programme included a performance of César Franck's Symphonic Variations. A press clipping. Reproduced from copy at the British Library.  
 
F.42     A letter of thanks from the Manager of Fairfield Halls, Croydon, May 25, 1962. Tryon had selected the Steinway grand piano for this Hall, an instrument that was to remain in service for almost fifty years.  
 
F.43     A concert for the Guild for the Promotion of Welsh Music, with the BBC Welsh Orchestra conducted by Mansel Thomas. Camarthen, June 8, 1962. The programme included a performance of Alun Hoddinott's Piano Concerto no. 2.  
 
F.44     A review of a concert with Alun Hoddinott. From the Western Mail, June 9, 1962. No image.
 
            A BBC Promenade Concert, July 28, 1962. From the BBC Radio Times.  
 
F.45     A letter of thanks from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief. A letter dated 19 June, 1962.  
 
F.46     A concert with the Louis Halsey Singers in the Wigmore Hall, London, June 21, 1962. Tryon's contribution was Debussy's 'Images' (Set I), and Bartók's Suite for Piano. op. 14. A concert programme.  
 
F.46b   A concert announcement in the BBC Radio Times, July 5, 1962. Reproduced from copy at the British Library. A press clipping.  
 
F.46c   A concert announcement in the BBC Radio Times, July 26, 1962. Reproduced from copy at the British Library. A press clipping.  
 
F.47     A BBC Promenade Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Basil Cameron, in the Royal Albert Hall. The programme included Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, and Manuel de Falla's 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain'. July 28, 1962. A concert programme and a photo; one programme is autographed by Valerie Tryon and Basil Cameron.  
 
            Press clippings for this evening from The Times and the Daily Mail, July 30, 1962. See F.44 for original of image 71.
 
F.48     A concert with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by László Somogyi. The programme included a performance of Haydn's Piano Concerto in D major. August 28, 1962. Liverpool City Hall (?). A concert programme.  
 
F.49     On tour with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jean Pougnet, in the Town Hall, Torquay (I). August 29, 1962. The programme included Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. A concert flyer.  
 
            On tour with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jean Pougnet, in the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (II), August 30, 1962. The programme included a performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. A concert programme. See also image no. 76.  
 
            Valerie Tryon taken ill in the middle of a tour with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, September, 1962. A press clipping.  
 
 
F.50     A letter from John Ogdon, October 6, 1962.  
 
            A Royal Festival Hall flyer, advertising two concerts to be given by John Ogdon  
(March 11) and Valerie Tryon (March 18), 1960, with the London Symphony Orchestra.  
Ogdon played Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, with conductor Pierino Gamba. Tryon played Bartók's Piano Concerto no. 3, with conductor Jean Martinon.  
 
F.51     A recital at the Radlett Music Club, Hertfordshire, October 10, 1962. The concert included Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue and Bartók's Suite, op. 14. A concert programme.  
 
F.52     An acoustic test for the opening of the Fairfield Halls, Croydon. October 13, 1962. A press clipping from The London Times.  
 
            An acoustic test concert at the opening of the Fairfield Halls, Croydon. A performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto in C minor (1st movement), with the Croydon Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arthur Davison. There were also some solo items: Brahms's Rhapsody in G minor, and the Mendelssohn-Rachmaninov 'Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream'. October 13, 1962. A concert programme.  
 
            An acoustic test concert for Fairfield Halls, Croydon, October 13, 1962.  
 
            The Fairfield Halls - an acoustic test, October 13, 1962. A revolver was fired to measure the reverberation, after which Valerie Tryon played the first movement of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 2, in C minor, conducted by Arthur Davison. A press clipping.  
 
            An invitation to attend the opening of the Fairfield Halls by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Friday, November 2, 1962.  
 
F.53     (a) A letter from Peter Katin, October 18, 1962.  
            (b) A letter from Robert Silvermann, June 2, 1982.  
 
F.54     A recital in The Little Theatre, Guernsey (Channel Islands), October 20, 1962. The programme included Beethoven's Sonata in E major, op. 14, no. 1; Schubert's Sonata in A major, op. 120: and Liszt's 'Gnomenreigen'. A press clipping.  
 
F.55     A concert with the London Senior Orchestra, conducted by Ernest Read, in the Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, November 6, 1962. The programme included Manuel de Falla's 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain'. A concert programme.  
 
F.56     On tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (I), conducted by Massimo Freccia, November 3, 1962. A performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 3, in D minor, in the Central Hall, Chatham. A concert programme.  
 
F.57     On tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (II), conducted by Massimo Freccia, November 12, 1962. A performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no 2, in G major, op. 44, in the White Rock Pavilion, Hastings. A concert programme.  
 
            A review of the LPO White Rock concert, from the St. Leonard's Observer, November 17, 1962. A press clipping.  
 
F.58     On tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (III), conducted by Massimo Freccia, November 22, 1962. A performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 3, in D minor, in the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone. A concert programme.  
 
            A review of the LPO Leas Cliff concert from the Folkestone and Hythe Herald, December 1, 1962.  
 
F.59     A recital in Bridgwater, England. December 11, 1962. The programme included works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms, and ended with Liszt's first 'Mephisto' Waltz. A concert programme.  
 
F.60     A concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Harold Gray, in the Birmingham Town Hall, December 30, 1962. The programme included Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.61     Some BBC radio programmes from 1962. Clippings from the BBC Radio Times.
 
            Two BBC radio programmes with the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Vilem Tausky and Stanford Robinson respectively. [1962?]. A press clipping.  
 
            A live radio broadcast with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Vilem Tausky, from the BBC's Camden Theatre, London, given before an invited audience, January 19, 1963. The programme included a performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, in C minor. A clipping from the BBC Radio Times.  
 
            A live radio broadcast from the BBC's studio in Broadcasting House, London, February 17, 1963. This all-Brahms programme included a performance of the Variations on a Theme of Paganini, op. 35 (Books I and II). A clipping from the BBC Radio Times.  
 
            A letter to the editor complaining about the poor attendance at the King's Theatre, Southsea. Circa 1963. A press clipping.  
 
F.62a   A recital in the Civic Theatre, Chesterfield. January 17, 1963. The programme began with Bach's 'Italian' Concerto, and also included works by Beethoven, Ravel, Debussy, Chopin, and Liszt. A concert programme.  
 
F.62b   A concert announcement in the BBC Radio Times, January 17, 1963. Reproduced from copy at the British Library. A press clipping.  
 
F.62c   A letter from Peter Katin, January 28, 1963.  
 
F.63     A Promenade Concert with the Worthing Promenade Orchestra, conducted by James Kershaw, February 7, 1963. The programme included a performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major. A concert programme.  
 
F.64     Two recitals for the Royal Dublin Society given on the same day, Monday, February 11, 1963. The programmes included Debussy's 'Images' (Book I); Brahms's 'Variations on a Theme of Handel'; Prokofiev's Sonata no. 3, in A minor; and groups of pieces by Chopin. A concert programme.  
 
F.65     A concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, in the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, conducted by Hugo Rignold, March 6, 1963. The programme details are unknown. A concert programme cover.  
 
F.66     On tour with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (I), a concert conducted by Constantin Silvestri, at Colston Hall, Bristol, March 13, 1963. The programme included Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor. A concert programme.  
 
            Review of a concert with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Constantin Silvestri (conductor), March 14, 1963, in the Bristol Evening Post. A press clipping.  
 
F.67     On tour with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (II), a concert conducted by Constantin Silvestri, in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, March 15, 1963. The programme included Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor. A concert programme; one copy autographed by Valerie Tryon and Constantin Silvestri.  
 
            A concert with the Bourneouth Symphony Orchestra (III), a concert conducted by Constantin Silvestri in the Albert Hall, Nottingham. March 16, 1963. The programme included Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor. A concert programme. No image.
 
            An announcement of a forthcoming recital at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, on March 16, 1963. Croydon Times, March 1, 1963.  
 
            Review of a concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Constantin Silvestri (conductor), on March 15, 1963. A press clipping.  
 
            Review of a concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Constantin Silvestri (conductor), at Colston Hall, Bristol. March 16, 1963. A press clipping.  
 
            An announcement of a concert on March 15, 1963, with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Fairfield Halls Croydon. A press clipping.  
 
            Review of concert with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Constantin Silvestri (conductor). March 16, 1963. A press clipping.  
 
F.68     A chamber recital for the Arts Club, Accrington, April 26, 1963. The programme included sonatas by Beethoven and Schubert, and works by Liszt. A concert programme.  
 
F.69     A recital in the Market Hall, Redhill, Surrey. May 3, 1963. The programme included Bach's 'Italian' Concerto; Beethoven's Sonata in C major, op. 2, no. 3; and Chopin's Sonata in B-flat minor, op. 35. A concert programme.  
 
            A review of the recital in the Market Hall, Redhill (above). A press clipping.  
 
F.70     A concert with the Croydon Symphony Orchestra in Fairfield Halls, conducted by Arthur Davison. May 4, 1963. The programme included Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 2, in C minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.71     A concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra, in the Royal Albert Hall, London, conducted by George Weldon. May 12, 1963. The programme included Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. A publicity flyer.  
 
A concert programme for the above event, autographed by George Weldon, Raymond Cohen, and Valerie Tryon.  
 
F.72     An announcement of a forthcoming concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, in the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth. 1963. A press clipping.  
 
F.73     Two concerts with the British Concert Orchestra, conducted by Vic Oliver. Both programmes included Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. (a) In the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, September 8, 1963. A concert programme. (b) In the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, January 11, 1964. A concert programme. Digital             image 118.
 
F.74     A concert with the Dartford Symphony Orchestra, Charles Farncombe (conductor), at the Bexley Technical School for Girls. April 11, 1964. A concert programme. 362-365.
 
F.75     Review of a concert in the Worthing Herald, conducted by James Kershaw. May 8, 1964. A press clipping.  
 
F.76     A newspaper interview with Valerie Tryon in the Croydon Advertiser, November 5, 1965. 'Even at 4 she liked piano scales'.  
 
            Review of a recital at Cheltenham Town Hall during a music festival, c. 1965. 'Young pianist's superb control at Town Hall'.  
 
            A concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Date and location unknown. The programme included a performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto no. 2, in A major. A press clipping.  
 
            Photos from a concert at the Chester Schools' Music Concert. " 'Little', not littleness". A press clipping. No image.
 
            A review of a concert at Fairfield Halls with Alfredo Campoli (violin), in The Croydon Advertiser. January 7, 1966, p. 6. 'Campoli-Tryon recital opens lunchtime series'. A press clipping. No image.
 
            A review of a recital at Queen Elizabeth Hall with Alfredo Campoli (violin), featuring Beethoven, Busoni and Dohnányi. c. 1965. 'Clean-cut Campoli'. A press clipping. No image.
 
F.77     Valerie Tryon. A photograph taken at the family home in Croydon, 1965.  
 
            A second photo in Sanderstead, 1964.  
 
F.78     A concert with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, conducted by Sir Charles Groves. August 23, 1966. Part of the August Proms series. The programme included Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. A concert programme autographed by Valerie Tryon.  
 
            A recital with Alfredo Campoli (violin), in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. The programme included Richard Strauss's Sonata in E-flat major, and César Franck's Sonata in A major. 'Campoli and Tryon' and 'Fine ensemble work', 1967. Press clippings.  
 
F.79     Valerie Tryon's biography from a concert programme, circa 1967.  
 
            An information pamphlet including a biography, review, and repertoire, circa 1967.  
 
F.80     Valerie Tryon plays the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major with the New BBC Orchestra conducted by Sergiu Comissiona, in the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton. January 31, 1968. A concert programme. This concert was broadcast. See also Box 1, F.81.
 
F.81     A postcard from the English actor Sir Donald Wolfit, January 31, 1968, responding to the programme above (Box 1, F.80).  
 
F.82     Press Clippings
 
            Alfredo Campoli and Valerie Tryon in recital at the Stevenage College Hall, February 1968. The recital included a performance of César Franck's Sonata in A major. Two press clippings. 'More, we cried to Campoli'(Hertfordshire Pictorial) and 'Such a small audience to hear Alfredo Campoli' (Croydon Advertiser). Second article physically located Box 2, F.8.
 
            An additional press clipping from the above event from the Hertforshire and Beds Express, 'Piano recital was effortless and well-balanced', September 26, 1968. Physical item can be found in Box 2, F.11.
 
            A performance of Rachmaninov's 'Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini' in the Cheam Baths Hall, with the Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kathleen Riddick, 1968. 'Memorable Solo'. A press clipping. 83.
 
            Review of a recital at Leeds University, performing Schumann's Fantasia in C and Liszt's 'Rigoletto' Paraphrase. 'Challenge met with poise', Yorkshire Post, February 9, 1968, p. 17. A press clipping.  
 
            Review of a concert with Alfredo Campoli for the Richmond Concert Society, including Liszt's 'Duo' Sonata. Circa 1968.  
 
            A concert in the City Hall, Salisbury, November 23, 1968, with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Dearnley. The concert included a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto in C minor, K. 491. Tryon gave several solos in this concert, including Chopin's B-flat minor Scherzo, op. 31, and John Ireland's 'Amberly Wild Brooks'. Press Clippings.  
 
            A recital with George Isaac ('cello) in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, Cardiff, featuring the premier performance of 'Sequences' for solo 'cello, and Dvorak's Piano Quintet with the Cardiff University Ensemble. The programme also included a performance of Liszt's Sonata in B minor. 'Cello work makes its British debut'. A press clipping, late 1960s.  
 
            Review of a concert with Alfredo Campoli for the Richmond Concert Society, including Liszt's 'Duo' Sonata. Circa 1968. 'A work by Liszt lay in museum'.  
 
            Review of a performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari (conductor), including a Rachmaninov concerto, c. 1968. A press clipping.  
 
            Review of a performance including a Mozart sonata and Schumann's Piano Quintet. Circa 1968. A press clipping.  
 
            A concert with the BBC Welsh Orchestra in Aberystwyth, Wales, conducted by John Carewe. The programme included Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. A press clipping, April 3, 1971. 'Welsh Festival Hall has a vital clarity'.  
 
F.83     A concert with the Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra, in the Cheam Baths Hall, Surrey, conducted by Kathleen Riddick, February 3, 1968. The programme included Rachmaninov's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini'. A concert programme.  
 
 Box 2

F.1       A concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Davison, February 17, 1968. The programme included a performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 2, in C minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.2       A recital with Alfredo Campoli (violin) for the Haileybury Subscription Society, March 3, 1968. The concert included Mozart, Franck, and Beethoven. A concert programme.  
 
F.3       A recital at Ebbw Vale Grammar School (Wales), March 13, 1968. The concert included works by Mozart, Schubert, Debussy ('L'Isle joyeuse'), Chopin, and Liszt ('Rigoletto' Paraphrase.) A concert programme.  
 
F.4       A recital with Alfred Campoli (violin), for the Royal Dublin Society, March 16, 1968. A concert programme.  
 
F.5       A recital for the Oxted and Limpsfield Music Society. April 9, 1968. A concert programme.  
 
F.6       Review of a concert with the Bournemouth Chamber Music Society in the Evening Echo. April 11, 1968. A press clipping.  
 
            A concert announcement at the Purcell Room, London, of the 'Music and Letters of Liszt', Andrew Gemmill and Jacqueline Tryon (readers). October 27, 1968.  
 
F.7       A recital with Alfredo Campoli (violin) for the County Borough of Bury, April 21, 1968. The concert included sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, and Franck. A concert programme.  
 
F.8       Valerie Tryon plays Rachmaninov's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini', with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under John Pritchard. Fairfield Halls, Croydon, April 27, 1968. A concert programme.  
 
            An announcement of the above concert. Photo of Valerie Tryon by Paul Chapman. A press clipping.  
 
            Review of the above concert. 'A "Planets" worth waiting for'. A press clipping.  
 
            A recital with Alfredo Campoli (violin), in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, April 30, 1968. The programme included the British premier of Liszt's 'Duo' Sonata. Three press clippings. 'Novelty of worth', 'Fine sense of climax', and 'Duo Sonata given with authority'.  
 
            A recital for the Chippenham and District Society of Arts, 1968. The programme included Ravel's 'Gaspard de la nuit'. A press clipping. 'Brilliant Recital in Neeld Hall'.  
 
F.9       A concert with Alfredo Campoli (violin), at Queen Elizabeth Hall, April 30, 1968. A concert programme.  
 
F.10     A concert with the Orpheus Orchestra, conducted by Donald Duncan. Including Saint-Saëns and Liszt. June 1, 1968. A concert programme.  
 
F.11     An advertisement in The Gramophone for the PYE label. September 1968.  
 
            A press clipping from a piano recital at Stevenage from the Hertforshire and Beds Express, 'Piano recital was effortless and well-balanced', September 26, 1968. The programme included Ravel's Sonatine, Liszt's Jeux d'eaux ŕ la Villa d'Este, and the Bach-Busoni Chaconne.  
 
            A performance of William Walton's 'Sinfonia Concertante' with the New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult, at the BBC Promenade Concerts, Royal Albert Hall, August 15, 1968. A concert programme and a press clipping from The London Times. 'Walton's Prom'.  
 
F.12     A recital with Alfredo Campoli (violin), for the Birmingham Triennial Musical Festival, September 22, 1968.  
 
F.13     A memorial concert for James Kershaw, October 6, 1968. A concert programme.  
 
            A record review of the Liszt 'Duo' Sonata for Violin and Piano, played by Alfredo Campoli and Valerie Tryon. PYE Virtuoso TPLS 13017.
 
F.14     A copy of an autographed pencil drawing of Valerie Tryon by Juliet Pannett (1911-2005) sketched in the late 1960s. The original is in possession of the Tryon family. Pannett was nationally famous for her many drawings of British celebrities in the arts, sciences, and politics.
 
F.15     A concert at the Reardon Smith Lecture Theater, Cardiff, with the University Ensemble. Late 1960s. A press clipping. 'Delightful beginning'.  
 
            A chamber concert in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, Cardiff, with the Cardiff University Ensemble. The concert included Beethoven's Piano Trio in C minor, op. 11, and a group of Brahms piano pieces from the Capriccios and Intermezzi, opp. 76, 118, and 119. Late 1960s. 'Musical spice in varied concert programme.' A press clipping.  
 
            A recital in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, Cardiff. Late 1960s. The programme included Chopin's Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise, and ended with the premier performance of Arnold Cooke's Piano Quintet, with Cardiff University's String Quartet. A press clipping. 'Musical meal was hard on digestion'.  
 
            A recital for the Stafford and District Recital Club. September 1969. The programme included the Bach-Busoni 'Chaconne'; Beethoven's 'Waldstein' Sonata; and both books of the Brahms 'Paganini' Variations. A press clipping. 'Pianist heralds recital series'.  
 
F.16     A concert with Alfredo Campoli (violin) for the Caerphilly Music Club, January 10, 1969. The concert included Vitali, Franck, Beethoven, and Liszt. A concert programme.  
 
F.17     A concert with the Little Symphony of London conducted by Arthur Davison, in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, January 23, 1969. The programme included Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488. A concert programme.  
 
F.18     A performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 2, in C minor, with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stanley Pope, June 8, 1969. A concert programme.  
 
            A review of the above concert. 'Conductor cheered at Bournemouth debut'. A press clipping. No image.
 
F.19     A recital with Alfredo Campoli (violin) in the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, September 14, 1969. A concert programme.  
 
F.20     A lunchtime recital at the Fairfield Halls, September 23, 1969. The concert included Ravel's 'Valses nobles et sentimentales' and Liszt's 'Mephisto' Waltz. A press clipping. 'Miss Tryon opens midday recitals'.  
 
F.21     A recital for the Cardiff Festival of 20th Century Music, including the first performance of John McCabe's 'Gaudi (Study No. 3)'. March 8, 1970. A concert programme.  
 
F.22     A recital in Guernsey, April 1970. The programme included the Bach-Liszt Prelude and Fugue in A minor, Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata, and Liszt's concert studies 'Waldesrauschen' and 'Gnomenreigen'. A press clipping.  
 
F.23     A review of the recording of Rachmaninov's 'Etudes Tableaux' Op. 39 in Musical Opinion. April 1970. BBC REB 27 S.  
 
            A review of the recording of Rachmaninov's 'Etudes Tableaux' Op. 39 in the Daily Telegraph. 1970. BBC REB 27 S.  
 
F.24     A performance of Hummel's Piano Concerto in B minor, op. 89, with the London Mozart Players conducted by Bernard Jacob. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. June 10, 1970. A concert programme.  
 
            A press notice for the above concert from The Scotsman, June 12, 1970. 'London: Mozart Players'. A press clipping. No image.
 
F.25     A concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky (conductor), for the BBC International Festival of Light Music, June 20, 1970. A concert programme.  
 
F.26     A recital with Alfredo Campoli (violin) in the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Scotland, July 26, 1970. The programme included César Franck's Sonata in A major for violin and piano. A concert programme.  
 
F.27     Alfredo Campoli (violin) and Valerie Tryon. A recital in Carshalton Hall, Sutton, October 15, 1970 (?).  
 
F.28     A concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, in the Royal Albert Hall, London, conducted by Hugo Rignold. October 25, 1970. The programme included a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. Two concert programmes.  
 
F.29     A concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Sutton Coldfield, conducted by Maurice Handford. December, 1970. The programme included Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 3, in C minor. "CBSO concert". A press clipping.  
 
            A lunchtime recital at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, 1970(?). The concert included Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata ('The piece we can all play'), Haydn's Sonata no. 52, in E-flat major, and Liszt's 'Dante' Sonata. A press clipping.  
 
F.30     A recital with Alfredo Campoli (violin), in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, November 26, 1970. The programme included sonatas by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Debussy, and César Franck.  
 
F.31     A concert for the Park Lane Group, London. [1970/71]. A concert programme. See also image 349 for the review of the concert.
 
            Review of Park Lane Group Concert performance. From the Daily Telegraph. A press clipping. May 15, 1971. 'Skillful Cooke Piano Quintet'. See also image 343-47 for the concert programme.
 
F.32     A programme with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vilem Tausky, in the Royal Albert Hall, London. The concert was in benefit of the Royal Albert Hall Appeal Fund, January 20, 1971. The programme included Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.33     A concert with the Kendal Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Manduell, in the Kendall Town Hall. January 30, 1971. The programme featured Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488. A concert programme.  
 
F.34     A recital with Alfredo Campoli, in the Albert Hall, Stirling. Part of the Stirling Festival, May 21, 1971. A concert programme.  
 
F.35     Review 'These You Have Loved' from Hi-Fi News. July 1971. BBC REC 112S.  
 
F.35b   A concert announcement in the BBC Radio Times, September 12, 1971. Reproduced from copy at the British Library. A press clipping.  
 
F.36     A concert with the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley, in the Civic Hall, Guildford. October 9, 1971. The programme included Dohnányi's 'Variations on a Nursery Theme'. A concert programme.  
 
F.37     A recital for the Richmond Concert Society, in Ham Hall, October 12, 1971. The programme included Liszt's Sonata in B minor, Chopin's Variations brilliant, op. 12, and Andrzej Panufnik's 'Six Miniature Studies', Book I. These last pieces were played as a birthday tribute to Panufnik, who was present at the recital. A concert programme.  
 
            Two reviews of the above concert, October 1971. 'Valerie Tryon's explosive Liszt' and 'Valerie Tryon plays at Ham Hall'.  
 
F.38     A concert with George Isaac (cello), for the Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts, October 19, 1971. A concert programme.  
 
            Review of concert at the Swansea Festival, including new work by Gareth Walters. Western Mail October 20, 1971. 'Composer sticks to proven formula'. A press clipping. No image.
 
            Review in the South Wales Evening Post, October 20, 1971. 'Homage is paid to two distinguished city musicians'. A press clipping. No image.
 
            Review in the South Wales Argus, October 20, 1971. 'Welsh sonatas for fine Welsh cellist'. A press clipping. No image.
 
            Another review from The Times, October 21, 1971. 'Swansea Festival'. A press clipping. No image.
 
F.39     A recital in the Town Hall, Skipton, October 26, 1971. A concert programme.  
 
F.40     A concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Davison, in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, October 27, 1971. The programme included a performance of Rachmaninov's 'Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini'. A concert programme.  
 
F.41     A recital in Norwich, October 30, 1971.The programme included Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, Ravel's Sonatine, and works by Scriabin, Rachmaninov (3 Etudes Tableaux, op. 39), and Brahms. A concert programme.  
 
F.42     A recital for the Bridgwater Music Club, December 7, 1971. A concert programme.  
 
F.43     Review of 'Cello Works', George Isaac (cello) in The Gramophone. Argo ZRG695. Including Rachmaninov and Hoddinott. November 1971. No image.
 
F.44     A concert with the Hillingdon Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Norman Lane, in the Winston Churchill Hall, Ruislip, Middlesex, March 5, 1972. The programme included Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, and two solo pieces by Chopin: two Nocturnes and the Scherzo in B-flat minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.45     A concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra , in the Central Hall, Chatham (Kent), conducted by Vilem Tausky. March 11, 1972. The programme included Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 3, in D minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.46     A concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, in the Town Hall, Birmingham, conducted by Maurice Handford. March 18, 1972. The programme included Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 3, in C minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.46(a) A recital in Mohawk College Theatre, Hamilton, Ontario, June 3, 1972. The programme included Beethoven's Sonata in C minor ('Pathétique'), op. 13; three Waltzes, five Studies and the Scherzo in B-flat minor, op. 31, by Chopin; Mendelssohn's Andante and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 14; and works by Liszt, including 'La leggierezza', 'Un Sospiro', and the First 'Mephisto' Waltz. A concert billing. Image no. 436.
 
F.47     A concert with the MIT (Boston) Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Epstein, in the Kresge Auditorium, Boston, December 2, 1972. The programme included Rachmaninov's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini'. A concert programme.  
 
F.48     A recital in the Polytechnic Hall, Chiswick (London), for the Fayrfax Music Society. January 13, 1973. The programme included Bach's 'Italian' Concerto; Schubert's Sonata in A major; Alun Hoddinott's Sonata no. 1; and three Transcendental Studies of Liszt. A concert programme.  
 
F.48b   A concert announcement in the BBC Radio Times, January 16, 1973. Reproduced from copy at the British Library. A press clipping.  
 
F.49     A concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, conducted by Arthur Davison, April 18, 1973. The programme included Dohnányi's Variations on a Nursery Theme. A concert programme.  
 
F.50     A benefit recital, with Alfredo Campoli, for the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children, April 28, 1974. The programme included violin sonatas by Brahms and César Franck, and music by Chopin - Study in E minor, op. 25, and the Ballade in F minor. A concert programme autographed by Campoli.  
 
F.51     A concert with the Royal Tunbridge Wells Orchestra in the Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells, conducted by Michael Lankester, December 2, 1973. The programme included Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major, K. 466. A concert programme.  
 
F.52     A concert with the Exeter University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Cawthra, in the Great Hall of Exeter University, December 9, 1973. The programme included Brahms's Piano Concerto no. 2, in B-flat major, op. 83. A concert programme.  
 
F.53     A concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, conducted by Arthur Davison, January 23, 1974. The programme included Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. A concert programme.  
 
            A performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Davison, at Fairfield Halls, January 1974. 'High praise for pianist'. A press clipping from the Croydon Advertiser.  
 
F.54     A concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Raymond Leppard, in the Queensway Hall, Dunstable, March 7, 1974. The programme included Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.55     A recital for the Broadstairs Festival of Music, in the Charles Dickens School, Hilderstone, July 13, 1974. The programme included Haydn's Sonata in E-flat major; Rachmaninov's Sonata, op. 36; and Chopin's Fantasy in F minor, op. 49. A concert programme with a note from Mr. A. Simpson of the Festival Committee.  
 
F.56     A concert with the Havant Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Craddock at the Oaklands School, Waterlooville, Hampshire. July 20, 1974. The programme included Liszt's Piano Concerto no. 1, in E-flat major. A concert programme autographed by Joseph Horovit.  
 
F.57     A recital as part of the 3-day Schoenberg Centennial Celebration, October 15, 1974, at McMaster University, Canada. The programme included Alban Berg's Sonata, op. 1; Charles Ives's 'Concord' Sonata; Schoenberg's 3 Piano Pieces. op. 11; and Beethoven's Sonata in A major, op. 101. A concert programme.  
 
            A photograph taken during the 3-day Schoenberg Centennial Celebration at McMaster University, October 15, 1974. From left to right: Hans Keller (BBC), Prof. Richard Hoffmann (Oberlin), Valerie Tryon, and Milton Babbitt (Princeton).  
 
F.58     A concert with the McMaster Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lee Hepner, in the Mohawk College Theatre. November 21, 1974. The programme included Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto. A concert programme.  
 
F.59     A concert with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Epstein, in the Pennsylvania State Education Building, Harrisburg. December 2, 1974. The programme included Rachmaninov's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini'. A concert programme.  
 
F.60     CBC Piano Recitals. 1974-75. A concert programme.  
 
F.61     A concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley, in the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, January 23, 1975. The programme included Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor.  
 
F.62     A concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, in the Royal Albert Hall, conducted by George Singer. April 6, 1975. The programme included Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.63     A recital for the Richmond Concert Society, at St. Margaret's Church, Richmond. December 9, 1975. The programme included Chopin's Twelve Studies, op. 25, and three Preludes by Debussy. A concert programme.  
 
F.64     Valerie Tryon in the mid-1970s. A photograph by Camilla Panufnik.  
 
            Valerie Tryon in a post-concert conversation at the keyboard with four schoolboys from the Reading Grammar School. Photograph by the Reading Evening Post. Early 1970s.  
 
            Five additional photographs of Valerie Tryon in concert and in her daily life.  
 
F.65     Two concerts with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in the Great Hall of Hamilton Place, conducted by Boris Brott. March 21 and 22, 1976. The programme included Liszt's Piano Concerto no. 1, in E-flat major. A concert programme.  
 
F.66     A concert with the Croydon Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Davison, in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon. May 8, 1976. The programme included Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major. A concert programme. 67  A Gala Concert with the Goldsmiths' Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Davison. May 22, 1976. The programme included Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.67b   A concert announcement in the BBC Radio Times, February 19, 1977. Reproduced from copy at the British Library. A press clipping.  
 
F.68     A concert with the Academy Orchestra of the BBC, conducted by Meredith Davies, in the Guildhall, Plymouth, April 6, 1977. The programme included Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto in G minor, and Fauré's Ballade for Piano and Orchestra. A concert programme.  
 
F.69     A concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Frémaux, in the Town Hall, Birmingham, July 15, 1977. The programme included Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 1, in C major, op. 15. A concert programme.  
 
F.70     Review of a concert at the Liszt Festival of London in Wigmore Hall. Including the 'Paganini' Studies and the Années de Pčlerinage. In the Financial Times, September 22, 1977.  
 
F.71     An information pamphlet including a biography, review, and repertoire, circa 1977.  
 
F.72     A recital at the Leah Posluns Theatre, Toronto. A CBC broadcast, April 9, 1978. The programme included works by Mozart, Ravel and Liszt, and Chopin's 12 Studies, op. 25. A concert programme.  
 
F.73     A concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Charles Groves, in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, May 27, 1978. The programme included Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 2, in C minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.74     A concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, conducted by Howard Snell. November 1, 1978. The programme included Rachmaninov's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini'. A concert programme.  
 
F.75     A recital in Convocation Hall, McMaster University, October 12, 1979. The programme included Liszt's 6 Paganini Studies, 'My Joys' (Chopin-Liszt), and the Gounod-Liszt 'Waltz from Faust'. A press clipping.  
 
F.76     Trio of Canada pamphlet, circa 1979.  
 
F.77     A BBC Radio Times crossword puzzle. Clue: 18 down (7 letters). Answer: "VALERIE", 1970s.  
 
            A concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Pritchard. Rachmaninov's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini'. Fairfield Halls, Croydon, April 27 1968. A concert programme.  
 
F.78     A miscellany of recital programmes given at McMaster University, Canada, between 1975 and 1987. The repertoire included Chopin's 12 Studies, op. 25; Balakirev's 'Islamey'; Scriabin's Sonata no. 3, in F-sharp minor; Schumann's 'Etudes Symphoniques'; Debussy's Preludes (Book 2); Andrzej Panufnik's Six Preludes; and additional works by Bach, Ravel, and Mendelssohn.
 
Box 3
F.1       A concert with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Massey Hall, Toronto, conducted by Erich Kunzel, May 29, 1980. The programme included Rachmaninov's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.' A concert programme.  
 
F.2       A broadcast recital for the CBC's Chopin Festival, October 26, 1980. The programme included the Allegro de Concert, the Tarantella in A-flat major, and the Complete Waltzes. A concert programme.  
 
F.3       Valerie Tryon at the piano. A press photo. "No lunchtime letdown." 1981. Image 265.
 
F.3b     A concert announcement in the BBC Radio Times, March 1, 1981. Reproduced from a copy at the British Library. A press clipping.  
 
F.4       A concert with the McMaster Symphony Orchestra, in the Great Hall of Hamilton Place, conducted by Lee Hepner, February 7, 1982. The programme included Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.5       A concert with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, in the Great Hall of Hamilton Place, conducted by Boris Brott. April 18 and 19, 1982. The mixed programme included solo items from Debussy's Studies, Images, and Preludes. A concert programme.  
 
F.6       A concert with the International Symphony Orchestra of Sarnia and Port Huron, conducted by Brian Jackson at Lambton College Gymnatorium, Port Huron, April 24 and 25, 1982. The programme included Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. A concert programme.  
 
            A concert with the International Symphony Orchestra of Sarnia and Port Huron. A press clipping. "Pianist receives standing ovation".  
 
F.7       A Stravinsky Celebration at McMaster University, October 21 and 22, 1982. Tryon's contribution to the festival included Stravinsky's Serenade in A (1925), and his Piano Sonata (1924). A concert programme.  
 
F.8       A concert with Camerata: Suzanne Shulman (flute), Adele Armin (violin), Mary Lou Fallis (soprano), James Campbell (clarinet), Coenraad Bloemendal (cello). Convocation Hall, Hamilton, Canada, February 18, 1983.  
 
F.9       A recital in The Playhouse, Fredericton, New Brunswick, March 14, 1983. The programme included both books of Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Paganini; Debussy's 'Images' (Bk. I); and Schumann's Carnaval. A concert programme.  
 
F.10     An interview in McMaster University's 'Silhouette', November 10, 1983. "Modern problems". No image.
 
F.11     A recital for the Keele Concerts Society, February 6, 1984. The programme included works by Rachmaninov and Liszt, including the latter's '6 Paganini Studies'. A concert programme.  
 
F.12     A concert at the Ongar Music Club, Essex, including Ravel and Gershwin, June 7, 1984. A season flyer. No image.
 
F.13     A Mini Concert, December 19, 1984. This lunchtime recital included works by Bach, Chopin (Sonata in B-flat minor, op. 35) and Ravel. A concert programme.  
 
F.14     A recital in Convocation Hall, McMaster University, February 17, 1985. The programme included selections from Schumann's Fantasiestücke, op. 12; Chopin's Sonata in B-flat minor, op. 35; and song transcriptions by George Gershwin. A concert programme.  
 
F.15     A concert with the Camerata Ensemble in the Du Maurier Theatre, Toronto, March 3, 1985. The programme included Schubert's 'Trout' Quintet. A concert programme.  
 
F.16     A recital at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada, May 5, 1985. The programme included works by Schumann, Albeniz, Chopin, and George Gershwin. A concert programme.  
 
F.17     A 'pops' concert with Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Boris Brott, October 12, 1985. The programme included Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor; Richard Addinsell's 'Warsaw Concerto'; and the Andante from Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488. A concert programme.  
 
F.18     CBC 'Noon Hour Concerts, October 31, 1985. With James Campbell (clarinet), Phil Nimmons (clarinet), Gene DiNovi (piano). This concert was recorded for later broadcast, December 8, 1985, at 8:05 pm on CBC Stereo 94.1 FM. A concert programme.  
 
F.19     A concert with the Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Burlington: Mark Childs (viola), Suzanne Shulman (flute), Coenraad Bloemendal (cello), Mary Lou Fallis (soprano), at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Canada, November 7, 1985. A concert programme.  
 
F.20     A recital at the Western Conservatory of Music, London, Canada. The programme included the Bach-Busoni Chaconne; Beethoven's Pathétique Sonata; works by Chopin; and the Prokofiev Toccata. Mid-late 1980s. A concert programme.  
 
F.21     A concert with the McMaster Symphony Orchestra, in the Great Hall of Hamilton Place, conducted by Lee Hepner, 1986. The programme included George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'. A concert programme.  
 
F.22     A Liszt Centennial Recital in Convocation Hall, McMaster University, Canada. March 23, 1986. The concert included the Wagner-Liszt Liebestod from 'Tristan', and the Liszt-Bellini 'Reminiscences de Norma'. A concert programme.  
 
F.23     Lunchtime Concert Series flyer for Fairfield Halls, Croydon. Spring 1986.  
 
            A recital from the above series, May 6, 1986, featuring works by Chopin, Debussy, and Liszt. A concert programme autographed by Valerie Tryon. No image.
 
            Review of the above concert from the Croydon Advertiser, May 9, 1986, marking Valerie Tryon's return to Fairfield Halls. A press clipping.  
 
F.24     A concert with the Camerata Ensemble, in the Rodef Shalom Temple, Pittsburgh, PA, June 18, 1986. A concert programme.  
 
F.25     A recital in the Coolidge Auditorium, Whittall Pavilion, Library of Congress, Washington DC. 'The Music and Letters of Liszt', June 22, 1986. The programme included Liszt's 'La Campanella'; the Verdi-Liszt 'Rigoletto' paraphrase; Les Jeux d'eaux ŕ la Villa d'Este; and the first 'Mephisto' Waltz. A concert programme.  
 
F.26     A concert at Wigmore Hall, London, England, December 7, 1986. The programme included Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes Op. 34 and the World Premier of Morawetz's 'The Weaver'. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.27     A concert for the Richmond Concert Society with James Campbell (clarinet), featuring Piano Quartet in G minor by Mozart, Five Preludes for piano by Rachmaninov, and the 'Overture on Hebrew Themes' by Prokofiev, December 9, 1986. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.28     The Rembrandt Trio - Gerard Kantarjian (violin), Coenraad Bloemendal (cello), and Valerie Tryon. "Impressive new chamber group provides lively lunch-hour show." Globe & Mail. 1986. A press clipping.  
 
F.29     A Rembrandt Trio concert at the Department of Arts & Culture, Lambton County, Ontario. No date. The programme included Brahms's Piano Trio in C minor, op. 101; and Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor. A concert programme circa 1986, autographed by Valerie Tryon.  
 
F.30     Review of a concert with the North Bay Symphony Orchestra, Nurhan Arman (conductor), Spring 1987. Valerie Tryon inaugurated a new 9-foot Baldwin grand piano, with performances of Liszt, Chopin and Rachmaninov. A press clipping.  
 
F.31     A recital in the Denton Auditorium, Acadia University School of Music. August 11, 1987. The programme included Schumann's 'Abegg' Variations; Chopin's 12 Studies, op. 25; Scriabin's Sonata no. 4, in F-sharp major; and a group of three Transcendental Studies by Liszt. A concert programme.  
 
F.32     A concert with the Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, at Waltham Forest, London, conducted by Frank Shipway, October 25, 1987. The programme included Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.33     A recital for the Ludlow Festival, June 26, 1988. Programme included Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata, Liszt's 'Six Paganini Studies', and a number of works by Debussy and Chopin. A concert programme.  
 
F.34     A recital in Convocation Hall, McMaster University, Canada, October 2, 1988. The programme included Liszt's 'Six Paganini Studies' and Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition.' A concert programme.  
 
F.35     Two concerts with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in the Centennial Auditorium, conducted by Daniel Swift, October 22 and 23, 1988. The programme included George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'. A concert programme.  
 
F.36     Two concerts with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, in the Great Hall, Hamilton Place, conducted by Boris Brott, October 3 and 4, 1989. The programme included performances of Dohnányi's 'Variations on a Nursery Theme'. A concert programme.  
 
F.37     A concert at the YMCA, Toronto, devoted to works by Debussy, with Valerie Sirčn (soprano), and Matthew Thomas (baritone), January 21, 1990. The concert included L'Isle Joyeuse; Arabesque no. 1; Feux d'artifice; and Two Studies. A concert programme.  
 
F.38     A concert with the Amadeus Ensemble, conducted by Boris Brott, at Redeemer College, Ancaster, February 19, 1990. The programme included Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major, K. 414. A concert programme.  
 
F.39     A concert of 'Brunch with Bach', Suzanne Shulman (flute), Hamilton Philharmonic Society Inc., March 4, 1990. A concert programme.  
 
F.40     A summer festival with Karl Ulrich Schnabel. July 24, 1990. Schnabel taught master classes and Tryon's recital included three sonatas by Scarlatti and all four Scherzos by Chopin. A concert programme.  
 
F.41     The complete keyboard works of Claude Debussy, in five recitals. October 1990 through January, 1992. Given in Convocation Hall, McMaster University, Canada. A brochure.  
 
            The programme for the second recital in the above series. January 27, 1991. A concert programme.  
 
F.42     A recital with Martin Beaver (violin) in the Hillfield-Strathallan College, Hamilton, Canada. 1990-91 season. The programme included Brahms's Sonata in D minor, op. 108; Strauss's Sonata in E-flat major, op. 18; and solo pieces by Chopin: the Ballade in G minor, op. 23, and the Nocturne in C minor, op. 48. A concert programme.  
 
F.43     A recital with Yossi Zivoni (violin) in Convocation Hall, McMaster University, Canada, February 10, 1991. The programme included Mozart's Sonata in F major, K. 377; Bach's Unaccompanied Partita in D minor, BWV, 1004; and Gabriel Fauré's Sonata in A major, op. 13. A concert programme.  
 
F.44     Article in the McMaster Courier. March 26, 1991. "Versatile pianist is artist in residence." A newspaper clipping. No image.
 
F.45     A recital for the 'Liszt in Italy' Festival, San Francisco State University, October 24-25, 1991. Program included Ravel, Schubert-Liszt, and Liszt. A concert programme.  
 
F.46     A recital in Lawson Hall, Western Ontario Conservatory of Music, November 3, 1991. The programme included works by Chopin, Liszt, Chaminade, and Ravel's 'Gaspard de la nuit'. A concert programme.  
 
F.47     A concert with Symphony Hamilton, conducted by Clyde Mitchell, in the Mohawk College Theatre, Canada. November 9, 1991. The programme included César Franck's Symphonic Variations and Liszt's 'Totentanz'. A concert programme.  
 
F.48     A concert with the Mozart Chamber Orchestra at the Royal botanical Gardens Auditorium, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. "The Music and Life of Chopin". November 6, 1992. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.49     A recital in the Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham. November 19, 1992. The programme included Schumann's 'Etudes Symphoniques'; Chopin's 'Barcarolle'; and Liszt's 'Mephisto' Waltz. A concert programme.  
 
F.50     A recital in the Paul Robeson Theatre, Hounslow, Middlesex. November 21, 1992. The programme included Haydn's Variations in F minor; Beethoven's Sonata in E-flat major ('Les Adieux'); Chopin's 'Barcarolle', op. 60; and song transcriptions by George Gershwin. A concert programme.  
 
F.51     Brochure for lunchtime concert series at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. November 24, 1992. A brochure. No image.
 
F.52     A recital at Farnham Maltings, Surrey, November 28, 1992. The programme included works by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, and Balakirev's 'Islamey'.  
 
F.53     A recital for the Chopin Society of London, at the Polish Institute, Kensington, November 29, 1992. The programme included Schumann's 'Etudes Symphoniques' and a group of Chopin pieces: the Ballade in G minor, op. 23; the Barcarolle, op.60; and the Berceuse, op. 57. A concert programme.  
 
F.54     A recital in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham, November 30, 1992. The programme included works by Beethoven, George Gershwin, Chopin, and Liszt. A concert flyer.  
 
F.55     A recital in Wynmoor Hall, Coconut Creek, Florida, December 10, 1992. The programme included works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and George Gershwin, and Balakirev's 'Islamey'. A concert programme.  
 
F.56     A concert in the Chester Town Hall, including works by Bach, Chopin, and Liszt. Two press clippings from the Cheshire Observer and Chester Chronicle, respectively. (1992?).  
 
F.57     Boris Brott Summer Music Fest Brochure, 1993. Valerie Tryon was scheduled to play a number of engagements for the festival. No image.
 
F.58     A recital in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake. February 27, 1994. The programme included the Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D minor; Beethoven's 'Pathétique' Sonata; groups of pieces by Chopin and Smetana; and the Prokofiev Toccata. A concert programme.  
 
F.59     A banner across the main street of Dorset (Devon) advertising Tryon's concert with the Dorset Chamber Orchestra, May 7, 1994. A photograph.  
 
            A review of a concert with the Dorset Chamber Orchestra in the Dorset Echo, May 9, 2005. "Season ended on triumphant note". A press clipping. No image.
 
F.60     An interview with Douglas Finch. EPTA Piano Journal, October 1994.  
 
F.61     A recital in the Wynmoor Hall, Coconut Creek, Florida. November 17, 1994. The programme included music by Beethoven and Liszt, and the Schulz-Evler 'Arabesques on The Blue Danube' by Johann Strauss.  
 
F.62     A recital in the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Brock University, Canada. March 3, 1995. The programme included works by Clementi, Field, and Percy Grainger; and Schulz-Evler's 'Arabesques on The Blue Danube.' A concert programme.  
 
F.63     A recital in Convocation Hall, McMaster University, Canada, March 17, 1995. The programme included works by John Field, John Ireland, Percy Grainger, and Schulz-Evler's 'Arabesques on The Blue Danube' by Johann Strauss. A concert programme.  
 
F.64     Two concerts with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Botanical Gardens, conducted by Victor Feldbrill, March 21 and 22, 1995. The programme included the Piano Concerto by Srul Irving Glick. A concert programme. 
 
F.65     A concert with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Reason in the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, St. Catharines, Ontario. November 26, 1995. The programme included Brahms's Piano Concerto no. 2, in B-flat major, op. 83. A concert programme.  
 
F.66     Valerie Tryon. A photograph taken by Howard Greenwood in the 1990s.  
 
F.67     The Rembrandt Trio plays in the Bermuda Arts Festival, February 1996. The programme included works by Mozart, Dvorak, and Brahms.  
 
F.68     A concert with the Rembrandt Trio for 'Music Toronto' at the Jane Mallet Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The concert included Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schubert. April 2, 1996. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.69     A concert with Symphony Hamilton, conducted by James McKay, at Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario, April 20, 1996. The programme included Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 2. in C minor.  
 
F.70     A concert entitled 'Letters from Amadeus' for the Boris Brott Summer Music Festival. August 6, 1996. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.71     Rehearsing Chopin's Piano Concerto in F minor, with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Victor Yampolski. Fall season, 1996. A photograph.  
 
F.72     A concert with ChamberWorks in the Du Maurier Theatre, Hamilton, October 27, 1996. The programme included works by Dohnányi, Turina, and Beethoven's 'Archduke' Trio. A concert programme.  
 
F.73     A recital with Coenraad Bloemendal (cello) at Meadville, Penn., November 1, 1996. The programme included sonatas for cello and piano by Debussy and Brahms (F major, op. 99). A concert programme and poster.  
 
F.74     A concert with the Brantford Symphony Orchestra and the Rembrandt Trio, conducted by Stanley Saunders, March 20, 1998. The programme included Beethoven's Triple Concerto. A concert programme.  
 
F.75.    Valerie Tryon in reflective mood. A photograph by Mona Fattah, c. 1998.  
 
F.76     A recital in the Wigmore Hall, London. May 30, 1999. The programme included the first performances in England of Liszt's piano transcriptions of lieder by Otto Lessmann and Eduard Lassen. A publicity flyer.  
 
            A concert in the Wigmore Hall, May 30, 1999, which included five transcriptions by Franz Liszt being given their first performance in England. See image no. 274. A press clipping.  
 
            A poster for this concert is available in the Oversized File.
 
            A recital for the Guelph Spring Festival, June 2, 1999. The programme included the Twelve Studies, op. 25 of Chopin, and seven of the Transcendental Studies of Liszt, including Feux-follets.
 
F.77     A concert with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, conducted by Boris Brott, August 18, 1999. The programme included Dohnányi's 'Variations on a Nursery Theme', and Liszt's Piano Concerto no. 1, in E-flat major. A press clipping.  
 
F.78     Induction into the Hamilton Gallery of Distinction. November 10, 1999. A programme. No image.
 
F.79     A review of a concert at the Richmond Concert Society in Ham Hall. Primarily Chopin and Liszt. "Valerie Tryon came back as an old friend". A press clipping. Late 1990s. The file also contains a review of Tryon's all-Busoni CD 'Busoni the Visionary'. American Record Guide, November/December, 1999.
 
Box 4
F.1       Tony Randall and Valerie Tryon in concert. July 29, 2000. The programme included narration by Randall and Tryon's performances of the 'Pathétique', 'Moonlight', and 'Tempest' sonatas, and the finale of the 'Appassionata' Sonata of Beethoven. A press clipping.  
 
F.2       A recital at the Wigmore Hall, London, September 18, 2000. The programme included works by Scarlatti, Ravel, and Liszt. A concert programme.  
 
            Review of a concert at Wigmore Hall with Graham Scott, from the Independent, September 26, 2000. A press clipping.  
 
F.3       Valerie Tryon. A pre-concert photograph, c. 2005.  
 
            Valerie Tryon. A pre-concert photograph, c. 2005.  
 
            Valerie Tryon. A pre-concert photograph. c. 2005.  
 
            Valerie Tryon at a performance. A photograph. c. 2005. No image.
 
F.4       A review of CDs containing Scarlatti sonatas and sundry pieces by Ignaz Friedman. Classical Express, March 2001. APR 5591 and APR 5592 respectively.  
 
F.5       A recital in Convocation Hall, McMaster University, March 30, 2001. The programme included works by Mozart, Chopin, Grieg, and Rachmaninov. The Etude-tableau no. 2, in A minor, op. 39, suffered a memory breakdown, as the article interestingly makes clear. This piece, which had been commercially recorded by Tryon as part of the entire set, had given her trouble when she played it in London a couple of seasons earlier. This later performance was an unsuccessful attempt to lay that earlier ghost to rest.  
 
F.6a     An interview with Alan Walker. From the APR Compact Disc Booklet APR 5593. Valerie Tryon plays Ravel's complete piano music. 2001.  
 
            Transcript of above interview autographed by Valerie Tryon and Alan Walker. 2001. No image.
 
            Transcript of an earlier interview with Alan Walker on her Debussy recordings and her teacher Jacques Février. Autographed by Valerie Tryon and Alan Walker. 1998. No image.
 
F.6b     A "Valerie Tryon Piano Extravaganza". August 12, 2001. Tryon played three concertos in one evening at the Du Maurier Centre, Hamilton, Canada, as part of the Brott Summer Festival with the National Academy Orchestra. Liszt's Totentanz; Cesar Franck's; Variations Symphoniques; and Saint-Saens' Concerto no. 2 in G minor.
 
F.7       A concert with the Kocian String Quartet, in the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, including a performance of Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A major. March 2002. A press clipping.  
 
F.8       A recital at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania. October 4, 2002. Two posters.  
 
F.9       A concert with the Canadian Orpheus Male Choir, Ian Sadler (organ), and Kimberly Turner (soprano). c. 2002. The programme included works by Chopin: the Nocturne in C minor, op. 48, and the 'Winter Wind' Study in A minor, op. 25, no. 11.
            A concert programme. No image.
 
F.10     A recital at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. April 13, 2003. The theme of the programme was 'Music of the Night', in honour of the Frederic Remington art exhibition 'The Color of Night'. The programme included Liszt's 'Harmonies du soir'; Debussy's 'La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune'; the Mendelssohn-Rachmaninov 'Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream'; and Alfred Grünfeld's 'Soirée de Vienne'. The recital was recorded, and the CD is part of the collection.  
 
F.11     A concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Trory, in the Broadway Theatre, Catford. January 30, 2005. The programme included Chopin's Piano Concerto in E minor. A publicity flyer.  
 
F.12     An interview with Malcolm Miller for 'Arietta' and the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, Volume 5, Summer 2005.  
 
F.13     'Liszt as Cultural Ambassador'. A lecture-recital with Alan Walker in benefit of the Dominican University College, Ottawa. November 24, 2005. A concert flyer.  
 
F.14     An information pamphlet including a biography, review, and repertoire, circa 2005.  
 
F.15     A concert for the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Piano Concert Series, 'A Romantic Evening with Frédéric Chopin'. November 4, 2006. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.16     A recital in Convocation Hall, McMaster University, January 26, 2007. The programme included works by Scarlatti, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, and the Brahms 'Paganini' Variations, Bks, I and II, op. 35. A concert programme autographed by Valerie Tryon.
 
F.17     A poster for a recital at Convocation Hall, McMaster University, January 27, 2006. Part of the Celebrity Concert Series. A poster. No image.
 
F.18     "The Music and Letters of Liszt". An entertainment devised by Alan Walker. February 14, 2007. The works included 'La Campanella'; 'Au board d'une source'; the 'Rigoletto' paraphrase (Verdi); 'Les jeux d'eaux ŕ la Villa d'Este'; and the 'Mephisto' Waltz. A concert programme.  
 
F.19     A flyer for a concert with Symphony Hamilton, 'The Magic of Mozart', March 4, 2007. The programme included a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto in G major, K.453. No image.
 
F.20     A recital in the Newmarket Theatre, Ontario, April 1, 2007. The programme included works by Mozart, Poulenc, and Scriabin, and concluded with Chopin's Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise. A concert programme autographed by Valerie Tryon.  
 
F.21     An all-Schumann recital at the Hamilton Conservatory of the Arts, April 21, 2007. The programme included performances of the Sonata no. 2, in G minor, op. 22; and 'Carnaval', op. 9. A concert programme and a publicity flyer.  
 
F.22     A recital at the Richmond Concert Society, October 16, 2007. The programme included works by Mozart, Brahms, Grieg, and the Twelve Studies, op. 25, by Chopin. A concert programme.  
 
F.23     A flyer for a Liszt concert in the Liszt Museum, Budapest, November 29, 2007. The programme included 'O quand je dors' and the Wagner-Liszt 'Liebestod' from Tristan. The recital was given in association with a book-launch for the appearance in Hungarian of Alan Walker's book 'The Death of Franz Liszt'. No image.
 
F.24     A review of Valerie Tryon's Mozart/Schubert/Schumann CD in The Gramophone, January 2008. APR 5599.  
 
            Three reviews of Valerie Tryon's 3-CD set 'Chopin: A Chronological Journey', in The Gramophone, Classic FM, and International Piano. January 2008. APR 7301.  
 
F.25     A recital in Convocation Hall, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. February 8, 2008. The programme included the Grieg Piano Sonata in E minor, op. 7; the Wagner-Liszt 'Liebestod' from Tristan; and the Schulz-Evler 'Arabesques on The Blue Danube', by Johann Strauss. A concert programme.
 
F.26     'The Music and Letters of Chopin. An entertainment devised by Alan Walker. February 14, 2008. Including the Barcarolle op. 60; Polonaise in A-flat major, op. 53; the Bercuse op. 57; Preludes in F-sharp minor and D minor; Scherzo in C-sharp minor; Ballade in G minor. February 15, 2008. A flyer and a concert programme. No image.
 
F.27     Valerie Tryon at the piano. February 25, 2008. Two photographs.  
 
F.28     A recital with Martin Beaver (violin) at All Saints Church, Hamilton, Ontario. May 27, 2008. The programme included Brahms's Sonata in G major, op. 78; Ravel's 'Tzigane'; and some numbers by Gershwin, arr. Heifetz. A concert programme.  
 
F.29     A recital for the Sydenham International Music Festival, at St. Bartholemew's Church, in aid of St. Christopher's Hospice, June 11, 2008. The programme included works by Scarlatti, Grieg, Mendelssohn, and Chopin. A concert programme.  
 
F.30     A recital at the Boris Brott Summer Festival, in St. John's Anglican Church, July 15, 2008. The programme included a group of Scarlatti sonatas, pieces by Grieg and Mendelssohn, and the Verdi-Liszt 'Rigoletto' Paraphrase. A concert programme.  
 
F.31     A concert with the Akademisches Orchester Leipzig conducted by Horst Förster in the Leipzig Gewandhaus, October 20, 2008. The programme included a performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor. A publicity flyer and programme booklets. 32      A recital for the Georgian Music Society, Barrie (Ontario), November 2, 2008. The programme included works by Chopin, and Liszt's Funérailles and the Hungarian Rhapsody no. 11, in A minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.33     A recital for the British Chopin Society, at St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, November 16, 2008. This all-Chopin recital marked the 160th anniversary of Chopin's last ever public appearance in England which took place at London's Guildhall on this day, 1848. The programme included Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Waltzes, the Fantasie in F minor, op. 49, and the Polonaise in A-flat major, op. 53. A concert programme.  
 
F.34     A lunchtime recital in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, November 18, 2008. The programme contained Brahms's 7 Fantasias and Capriccios, op. 116, and a group of pieces by Chopin, including the Fantasie in F minor, op. 49. A concert programme and ticket stub for this event.  
 
F.35     A concert with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Ontario, conducted by Norman Reintamm, December 13, 2008. The programme included a performance of Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto no. 2, in G minor. A concert programme.  
 
F.36     A concert at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, Ontario, Canada, January 25, 2009. The performance included a number of works by Chopin including Nocturnes in B-flat minor, E-flat, and C minor; Barcarolle op. 60; Three Mazurkas; and, Polonaise in A-flat. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.37     A concert for the McMaster University School of the Arts, March 17, 2009. The performance included pieces by Mendelssohn, Poulenc, and the Schulz-Evler 'Arabesques on the Blue Danube, by Johann Strauss. A concert programme and flyer. No image.
 
F.38     A recital for the Haddington Concert Society, Scotland. April 5, 2009. The programme included Mendelssohn's 'Andante & Rondo Capriccioso'; Chopin's Fantasy in F minor, op. 49; and Ravel's 'Alborada del gracioso'. A concert programme.  
 
F.39     Rehearsing with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Trory, in Henry Wood House, London. A recording for the APR label of the Mozart Piano Concertos in C minor, K. 491, and C major, K. 503. April 19, 2009.  
 
F.40     A recital for the Guelph Music Festival, Ontario, May 14, 2009. The programme included works by Mendelssohn, Poulenc and Chopin, and concluded with the Schulz-Evler 'Arabesques on the Blue Danube' by Johann Strauss. A concert flyer.  
 
F.41     An interview and a review in the Hamilton Spectator by Leonard Turnevicius. June 18 and June 22, 2009, respectively. The main work was César Franck's Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, conducted by Boris Brott. The interview contains a colourful account of a much earlier performance of Valerie Tryon's in the 1960s, with the BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of film composer Bernard Herrmann, which did not go so well!  
 
F.42     An information pamphlet including a biography, review, and repertoire, circa 2009. No image.
 
F.43     'Hidden Treasure' A feature article about Valerie Tryon in International Piano Magazine by Mark Ainley. July/August, 2009.  
 
F.44     A recital for the Boris Brott Summer Festival, in St. John's Church, Ancaster (Ontario), August 16, 2009. The programme included works by Mendelssohn (Variations sérieueses, and the Andante and Rondo Capriccioso); Ravel, Debussy, Liszt, and Chabrier. A concert programme; one copy is signed by Tryon.  
 
F.45     A recital at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, featuring Bach-Kempff, Chopin, Debussy, Chaminade, and the Schulz-Evler 'Arabesques on the Blue Danube'. September 22, 2009. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.46     A 2-Piano recital at Redeemer College, Ontario, with Paul Thorlakson (piano), November 6, 2009. The programme included Rachmaninov's Suite no. 2, op. 17, and Saint-Saëns 'Carnival of the Animals'.
 
F.47     A recital at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, November 27, 2009. The programme included works by Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Chaminade, Liszt, and concluded with the Schulz-Evler 'Arabesques on the Blue Danube' by Johann Strauss A concert flyer and two posters. No image.
 
            A review of the above concert in the Victoria Times-Colonist, November 26, 2009. No image.
 
F.48     Several reviews of Tryon's CD recording of Mozart Piano Concertos in C minor, K. 491 and and C major, K.503 and the Concert Rondo K. 386, performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Trory (conductor). Classic FM; BBC Music Magazine; etc. Appears in Diapason, April 2010, in French and English.  
 
F.49     A recital at the Hamilton Conservatory of the Arts, February 14, 2010. The programme included works by Weber ('Rondo Brillant'), Debussy ('Pour le Piano'), Schubert-Liszt ('Ave Maria'), Liszt ('Six Consolations'), and Chopin ('Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise'). A concert programme autographed by Valerie Tryon.  
 
F.50     A concert with the Georgian Bay Symphony, John Barnum (conductor), March 6, 2010. Featuring works by Mascall, Alexander Rapoport, Chopin, and Tchaikovsky. A concert programme autographed by Valerie Tryon. No image.
 
F.51     An all-Liszt recital for the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy, May 16, 2010. The programme included the two Concert Studies 'Waldesrauschen' and 'Gnomenreigen' and two lieder by Eduard Lassen arranged by Liszt: 'Ich weil in tiefer Einsamkeit' and 'Löse, Himmel, meine Seele.' A concert programme autographed by Valerie Tryon and other leaflets. No image.
 
F.52     A piano recital for Hurstwood Farm Music, Kent, with Min-Jung Kym. May 22, 2010. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.53     A Chopin Recital for the Boris Brott Summer Music Festival, Dundas, Ontario, July 4, 2010. 'High Tea with Tryon: the Life and Letters of Chopin'. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.54     A concert as part of the Great Romantics Festival, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, October 7, 2010, with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, conducted by Boris Brott. The programme included Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, and Liszt's 'Totentanz'. A concert booklet and other material. No image.
 
F.55     A concert at St. James Anglican Church, Dundas, Ontario, Canada. November 26, 2010. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.56     A concert at Memorial Hall, University of New Brunswick, Canada for the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada and the Canada-Hungary Educational Foundation. A Liszt Bicentenary program with Alan Walker (speaker), May 28, 2011. An event programme. No image.
 
F.57     A recital for the Sydenham International Music Festival, June 12, 2011. The programme included a diverse collection of pieces from nine different composers. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.58     An all-Chopin Piano Soirée at Woodside Cottage (Surrey), June 18, 2011. The programme included the Ballades nos. 1 and 4; four Nocturnes; selections from the Etudes Op. 10 and 25; the Scherzo in B-flat minor, and the Polonaise in A-flat major. A concert programme autographed by Valerie Tryon. No image.
 
F.59     A recital with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, Alain Trudel (conductor), June 30, 2011, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The programme included the Piano Concerto no. 5 'Emperor' in E-flat major, by Beethoven. A concert programme. No image.
 
F.60     Barrie Festival (Ontario), September 23 to October 2, 2011. Valerie Tryon was Pianist-in-Residence. A festival programme booklet. See pages 4, 17 and 24. No image.
 
F.61     An all-Liszt recital in Convocation Hall, October 14, 2011, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. The programme included 'O, Quand je dors'; 'Au bord d'une source'; 'Venezia e Napoli'; the concert paraphrase on 'God Save the Queen'; and the 'Rigoletto' paraphrase. The folder also contains a concert poster and an autographed essay 'An Anniversary Tribute to Franz Liszt', by Alan Walker. No image.
 
F.62 'Soirées at Breinton', Woking, Surrey, November 12, 2011. The recital included works by Scarlatti, Chopin (Ballade no. 4, in F minor), Grieg (Lyric Pieces), Liszt ('Venezia e Napoli'), and Alfred Grünfeld's 'Soirées de Vienne'. No image.
 
F.63 A recital in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, November 15, 2011. The programme included works by Chopin (Scherzo in C-sharp minor), Grieg (Lyric pieces), Liszt ('Venezia e Napoli'), and Alfred Grünfeld's 'Soirées de Vienne'. No image.  
 
F.64 'Liszt and the Arts'. An International Liszt Congress in Budapest, at which Valerie Tryon played the opening recital, on November 17, 2011. This all-Hungarian recital included Bartók's Suite for Piano, op. 14; Dohnányi's Rhapsody in C major. op. 11, no. 3; Liszt's 'Venezia e Napoli'; and Alfred Grünfeld's 'Soirées de Vienne'. The recital was played on Bartók's restored Bösendorfer piano. The folder contains an autographed programme by Valerie Tryon. No image.
 
F.65 'Time for Valerie to come home?' A letter to the Banbury Guardian, written by John Batts. November 17, 2011. John Batts was the son of Valerie's music teacher at Banbury Grammar School, which she attended as an adolescent. No image.
 
Box 5

 
F.1       Valerie Tryon in Hungary. A photograph, April 1978. Left to right: Alan Walker, Dezső Legány, Valerie Tryon, Imre Achátz, Miklós Forrai.  
 
F.2       'Perfectly Paced'. A review of Tryon's recording of the Chopin Ballades and Scherzos (MVCD 1092) in Classic CD, August 1997. The file includes an advertisement featuring five of Tryon's APR CDs, with comments from the press.  
 
F.3       'Notes on Practising'. Tryon's views on how to practise the piano, as communicated to Elyse Mach of Clavier Magazine, November 1998.  
 
F.4  Reviews of Tryon's recordings of Ravel (International Piano, July/August 2002) and Liszt (Classic CD, November 1998).  
 
F.5       'Valerie Tryon returns to Wigmore Hall'. A feature article by Denby Richards (Musical Opinion, Spring 1999). The folder also includes a humourous 'Ode to a neglected Daughter', written by Mike Tryon, Valerie's uncle. No image.
  
F.6       Valerie Tryon in 2012. Six Studio Photographs, by Leonardo Altamirano.  
 
F.7       'Look Back With Little'. A feature article by Brian Little (Banbury Guardian, April 12, 2012). Tryon returned to Banbury, Oxfordshire, her childhood home, in order to give a charity recital in aid of the local church of St. Peter and St. Paul, in nearby Deddington. The recital included works by Scarlatti, Beethoven's 'Pathétique' Sonata, Chopin Studies (from op. 10), Debussy ('Soirée dans Grenade'), and Liszt ('La campanella' and Hungarian Rhapsody no. 12).  
 
The folder also contains a clipping from The Oxford Times, a concert programme, concert flyers, and an early photograph (c. 1962) of Tryon, with Mr. Derek and Mrs. Marijke Jones, sponsors of the above recital.  

F.8       A recital in the Guelph Festival, Ontario. May 12, 2012. The programme included four sonatas by Scarlatti; Beethoven's 'Pathétique' Sonata, op. 13; Chopin's Ballade in A-flat major and two Etudes from op. 10; and Liszt's 'La Campanella'.  
 
F.9       Assorted programmes and reviews connected to performances by Valerie's mother Iris Tryon (contralto), including Bach's B minor Mass (1948); Bach's St. John Passion (1952); and Handel's 'Samson' (1953).  
 
F.10     Valerie Tryon is introduced to Prince Charles. A photograph taken in 1996 after a concert at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. Tryon played Mozart's Piano Concerto in C minor K. 491 with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Lipton.  
 
F.11     A recital in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, November 6, 2012. The programme included a group of transcriptions by Ignaz Friedman, to mark the 65th anniversary of his death (January 26, 1948), and the four Ballades of Chopin. A concert programme autographed by Tryon.

F.12     The Liszt medal (obverse and reverse) awarded to Valerie Tryon for her hors concours in the Budapest Liszt Competition, 1956.  
 
Valerie Tryon.2nd Accrual. 1952-2015. – 1 textual item, 1 medal, 1 audio recording.

Box 5
F.13     “Honoring the Legacy of Two Great Teachers”. Program registration. 2015.
F.14     Carlo Albanesi Medal. Royal Academy of Music. Awarded to Valerie Tryon in 1952.

Box 6
 
PRIVATE RECORDING
YOUNG VALERIE (aged 7 years). A private recording in which Valerie sings Mendelssohn's 'On Wings of Song', accompanied by her mother Iris Tryon, and plays a study by Stephen Heller. Privately recorded in Leeds in the year 1941, the original 78rps disc was sent to Egypt as a souvenir for Valerie's father who was serving with the Royal Air Force. After enduring some damage across the years it was digitized and placed in the archive. The performance of Mendelssohn's 'On Wings of Song' is spectacular for such a young child, and it is hardly surprising that those in her family circle thought at first she was destined for a singing career. She touches on the matter in her interview for International Piano (see F. 43, Box 4).
 
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT. A recording of a live concert in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Sunday evening, April 13, 2003. The programme included Chopin (Nocturnes, op. 9); Liszt ('Harmonies du soir'); Granados ('The Lover and the Nightingale'); Debussy (Prelude: 'La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune'); and Mendelssohn (Scherzo from a Midsummer Night's Dream, arr. Rachmaninov).  Grieg's Nocturne (Lyric Pieces, op. 54) was played as an encore. A copy of the printed programme may be found in Box 4, F.10.
 
NAXOS
FRANZ LISZT: Transcriptions of Vocal Works by Mozart, Eduard Lassen, Robert Franz, Otto Lessman and Josef Dessauer. Volume 11 in the Naxos Complete Liszt series. NAXOS 8.553508.  
 
FRANZ LISZT: Transcriptions of Ferdinand David's "Bunte Reihe". Volume 14 in the Naxos Complete Liszt series. NAXOS 8. 553507.  
 
FRANZ LISZT: Schubert Song transcriptions. Volume 17 in the Naxos Complete Liszt series. NAXOS 8.554729.  
 
APR
IGNAZ FRIEDMAN: includes Studies on a Theme of Paganini, op. 47b; Passacaglia, op. 44; Frühlingstimmen (Johann Strauss II). APR 5592.  
 
DOMENICO SCARLATTI: Twenty Keyboard Sonatas. APR 5591.  
 
MAURICE RAVEL: Complete Works for solo piano. 2 CDs. APR 5593-94.  
 
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: includes Songs without Words; Variations sérieuses, op. 54; Andante and Rondo capriccioso, op. 14; and Three Fantasies or Caprices, op. 16. APR 5595.  
 
VALERIE TRYON PLAYS MOZART, SCHUBERT, AND SCHUMANN.
Mozart: Sonata in B-flat major, K333; Schubert: Sonata in A major, D664; Schumann: Fantasie in C major, op. 17. APR 5599.
 
A LISZT ODYSSEY: includes selections from the Concert Studies; Années de pčlerinage; Isoldens 'Liebestod' (Wagner); Waltz from 'Faust' (Gounod); Funérailles; and Original Lieder transcriptions (Die Lorelei, O Quand je dors, etc). 2 CDs APR 7039.  
  
CHOPIN: A CHRONOLOGICAL JOURNEY: includes Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise, op. 22; Fantasie in F minor, op. 49; Sonata no. 2, in B-flat minor, op. 35; Sonata no 3, in B minor, op. 58; Barcarolle, op. 60; Nocturnes, Waltzes, and Mazurkas. 3 CDs APR 7301.  
 
MOZART PIANO CONCERTOS: C minor, K. 491 (cadenza by Godowsky); C major, K. 503; Concert Rondo in A major, K. 386. London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Trory. APR 5640.
 
CBC
FRYDERYK CHOPIN: Scherzos and Ballades. CBC Musica Viva MVCD 1092.  
 
FRYDERYK CHOPIN: Studies, op. 25. Mozart: Piano Sonata in A minor. K. 310. Liszt: Mephisto Waltz. CBC MV 1001. Recorded during a public concert at the Leah Posluns Theatre, Toronto. April 1978.  
 
THE JOY OF PIANO: includes Liszt's 'La Campanella'; Balakirev's 'Islamey'; Ravel's 'Alborada del gracioso'; and Cécile Chaminade's 'Automne'. CBC Musica Viva MVCD 1065.  
 
FERRUCCIO BUSONI -VISIONARY: includes 'Carmen' Fantasy; Indianisches Tagebuch - Book I; Variations and Fugue on Chopin's C minor Prelude; and Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Bach). CBC Musica Viva MVCD 1126.  
 
VALERIE TRYON IN PUBLIC CONCERT. Includes Chopin's 12 Studies, op. 25; and Liszt's 'Mephisto' Waltz. CBC Musica Viva MVLP 7007. Recorded before an invited audience in Hart House, Toronto.
 
BBC
RACHMANINOV: Etudes-Tableaux, op. 39; Scherzo from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (Mendelssohn); 'Flight of the Bumble-bee' (Rimsky-Korsakov): 'Liebesfreud' (Kreisler). BBC REB 27S.  
 
THESE YOU HAVE LOVED: including Romance in F-sharp major (Schumann); Clair de lune (Debussy): Widmung (Schumann-Liszt): Impromptu in G-flat major (Schubert). BBC REC 112S.  
 
BAKER'S DOZEN: Valerie Tryon plays 13 of the most requested piano pieces in Richard Baker's long-running BBC radio programme. The selection includes Erik Satie's 'Trois Gymnopédies', and Debussy's 'Clair de lune'. A cassette recording. MCPS 00010. 1980.  
 
BBC RADIO BROADCAST, February 19, 1977.
Skriabin Fantaisie
Rachmaninov, Sonata no. 1 in D minor, op. 28
Liszt Concert Study in D-flat major, 'Un Sospiro'
Petrarch Sonnet no. 104
Mephisto Waltz no. 1
 
BBC Radio 3 Recital. 14 November 1978.
            Chopin: Twelve Studies, op. 25
            Liszt: Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude
            Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no. 1

EDUCO
A PIANO RECITAL: including Liszt's Concert Study in D-flat major (Un Sospiro); Chopin's Berceuse; Mendelssohn's 'Bees Wedding'; and Schumann's 'Träumerei'. EDUCO RECORDS, 3148. California [1976?].
 
A LISZT RECITAL: including 6 Paganini Studies; 3 Concert Studies. EDUCO RECORDS, 3086. California [1979?].
 
PYE
RICHARD STRAUSS: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major; and the first recorded performance of Liszt's 'Duo' Sonata. With Alfredo Campoli (violin). PYE TPLS 13017.  
 
ARGO
SERGEI RACHMANINOV: Cello Sonata in D minor, op. 19: and HODDINOTT Cello Sonata. With George Isaac (cello). ARGO ZRG 695.
 
LYRITA
ALUN HODDINOTT: Piano Sonatas nos. 1 and 2; Nocturne, op. 16, no. 1; Elegy, op. 18, no. 3. LYRITA. REAM.2108. Re-released on CD in 2008.  
 
 
FANFARE RECORDS
CLASSICS FOR PIANO: including Brahms (Intermezzo in E major, op. 116, no. 2); Rachmaninov ('Elegie'), Beethoven ('Für Elise'): and Manuel de Falla ('The Miller's Dance').
Fanfare Records 1419. 1997.
 
SOMM
VALERIE TRYON and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Woods. Manuel de Falla's 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain'; César Franck's 'Symphonic Variations'; and Joaquin Turina's 'Rapsodica Sinfonica'. SOMMCD 0131.
 
DORIAN RECORDS
Valerie Tryon also made a number of recordings with the Rembrandt Piano Trio across the years
which are not indexed here. Among the major piano trios issued by the ensemble were:
 
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50.
Chaminade:  Piano Trio no. 1, in G minor, op. 11
Dvorak: Piano Trio in F minor ("Dumky"), op. 90
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor (1914)
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, op. 17
Arensky: Piano Trio in D minor, op. 32
Brahms: Piano Trio in B major, op. 8
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, op. 49
Schubert: Piano Trio no 1, in B-flat major,  D.898
 
Gerard Kantarjian (violin)
Coenraad Bloemendal (cello)
Valerie Tryon (piano)
 
PARADISUM
CLAUDE DEBUSSY PIANO SERIES: including Preludes, Book I; Children's Corner Suite; Images, Book I. PARADISUM PDS -CD10.  

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