Series BA1. - General correspondence,

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General correspondence,


  • 1947-2010. (Creation)

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1 box + 31 folders.

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General correspondence, 1947-2010, comprising mainly letters from performers (individuals, ensembles, orchestras, choirs, etc.), composers, librettists, artists, friends and other individuals. They relate to the commissioning and performance of Alun Hoddinott’s work, the commissioning of works by others, publication and recording of works, festivals (including the Cardiff Festival of Twentieth Century Music), working tours and visits. They often contain references of a personal nature and many are addressed to both the composer and his wife. Occasional replies are included.

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Arranged alphabetically.

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A few letters/cards to Rhiannon Hoddinott post-date the death of her husband.


Preferred citation: BA1.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: BA1.