Concert Datasets

The datasets relating to concerts and musical life tend to be studies of specific cities or institutions, or modern concert listings, although few of the latter retain historical data.

Dataset Comments
Newspaper References (1600–1719)1 1,200 musical references in the London press. Includes concerts, publications, gossip
BBC Proms Archive Details of all of the ‘Promenade’ concerts since 1895. 3,000+ concerts
New York Philharmonic Details of all performances since 1842.  Full data can be downloaded in XML or JSON format.  There is also some interesting historical data on subscribers and their ticket purchases, downloadable as CSV files..
Concert-Diary Concerts in UK since 2000. 100,000+ concerts. Details submitted by concert promoters
Concert Programmes Project Database of European concert programme collections.
Prague Concert Database A survey of Prague concert life, 1850–1881. 6,000 records
Calendar of London Concerts 1750-1800 Records of over 4,000 concerts in London in the second half of the eighteenth century
Music Festivals Database Database of British Musical Festivals 1695-1940
Cite this article as: Gustar, A.J. 'Concert Datasets' in Statistics in Historical Musicology, 12th July 2017, https://www.musichistorystats.com/resources/datasets/concerts/.

 

  1. Tilmouth, M. 1961. Calendar of References to Music in Newspapers Published in London and the Provinces (1660–1719). R.M.A. Research Chronicle, II–107.
    Tilmouth, M. 1962. A Calendar of References to Music in Newspapers Published in London and the Provinces (1660–1719). R.M.A. Research Chronicle, 1–viii.